only the sr60i was available for testing since they had misplaced the open set of sr80i's. I had loaded a few albums in FLAC format onto my phone. Side by side, I couldn't tell much of a difference between them and my current Sennheiser HD201's. The Grados sounded a little clearer, but overall they were very similar. He told me to call in a few days since he hopes to find the sr80i's by then, so I'm going to give those a shot in a couple of days.
Wow ~ now that's a very different experience to me. I threw my HD201's in the bin because I thought they were that bad,
my SR80i still remains the best sub $200 headphone I have heard, only the Shure 840 gives it a very good run for