Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Grado sr80i vs sr60i
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Grado sr80i vs sr60i

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 

I want to know the difference between the grado sr80i and sr60i. What makes the sr80 20 dollars more? I'm dying to dry these things because I hear they're good for metal. I've been thinking about it a lot considering I listen to 99% rock like metal, rock, and shoegaze, but I originally opted for something that has a better soundstage, and now I'm considering getting grados again.


Edited by Hifi Man - 5/17/13 at 11:58am
post #2 of 23

The difference is minimal.  They sound identical to a lot of people.

 

I recommend getting the 60i+ L cush pads as opposed to 80i

 

Both are great for metal \m/

post #3 of 23
Thread Starter 

nevermind. I'll use google. I want to figure out why there's the price difference.


Edited by Hifi Man - 5/17/13 at 2:41pm
post #4 of 23
Thread Starter 

I'm going to go for the i80. Will my Go Dap GD-03 power it?

post #5 of 23

The differences I hear are not substantial, both are good choices. Some have said you gain refinement and bass, others say it doesn't warrant the difference.  I don't hear much and on a budget sr60i performs excellently.

post #6 of 23

I'm actually interested in how these grado's sound compared to the koss ksc75's. I've read numerous reviews in which the ksc75's are referred to as "baby grado's."

post #7 of 23
Thread Starter 

Just got the sr80i and L pads. Heavy metal awesomeness here I come \m/

post #8 of 23

I think the SR80i is the best headphone that money can buy for $100.

 

Maybe later you can buy some L cushions for them....they L cushions will set you back an additional $20

 

You will love your metal through the Grado's.

post #9 of 23
Thread Starter 

Now about amplification. I figure they'll work well out of my FiiO E11 or Go Dap GD-03? I know the FiiO E11 will suffice but maybe not the Go Dap. I don't listen to music very loud anyways (I like to conserve my hearing because I listen to music all day).

post #10 of 23

My Grado SR60i work just fine without an amplifier.  Using them with my FiiO E10 is a bit of overkill.

post #11 of 23

I have listened to my SR60i thru a cmoy and it sounds very nice

post #12 of 23
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post

I have listened to my SR60i thru a cmoy and it sounds very nice

That thing is probably around the same power as my Go Dap GD-03?

post #13 of 23

Grados are very easily powered....they do not need an amp....but they benefit from one.

 

Try it out and see what you think.

post #14 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hifi Man View Post

Now about amplification. I figure they'll work well out of my FiiO E11 or Go Dap GD-03? I know the FiiO E11 will suffice but maybe not the Go Dap. I don't listen to music very loud anyways (I like to conserve my hearing because I listen to music all day).


Yeah, they work just fine no amp, all about preference.  Good choice \m/

post #15 of 23

SR80i has a touch more bass and a touch more forward highs. Thus, it is slightly more dynamic sounding, which can be translated as more exciting - great for heavy metal. Conversely, the SR60i is more mid-centric, showcases guitars just a touch more (also great for guitar-driven music), and is also a touch easier on the ears to listen to.

 

Based on your music preferences (heavy metal) and your preferred listening levels (low volume), SR80i with L-Cush is a very good choice! Grados excel at low volume listening, and the SR80i is a fun, exciting headphone that works great with heavy metal!

 

Amp optional, not needed.


Edited by Biscuitz - 5/17/13 at 11:27pm
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Grado sr80i vs sr60i