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I recommend Grado SR80i!!

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Hi!

 

Today i bought the Grado SR80i. They are around 100$/100£ ( they are a little more expensive in Britain)  and i have listen to them for a while. This are my first headphone from Grado, and my first impression was that the treble was amazing! The headphone has a very flat sound (wich is good). The flat sound makes the songs you are listening a much more richer sound and you are able to hear sounds that you have never heard of!  The bass is not overpowering any of the other mid and treble register!

 

The headphone's sound overall is very warm, and i recommend these headphones if you like rock, classical music and jazz! These headphones works with techno/synth music but it is not the best for these headphones. They dont give you the wider sound if you would compare to a headphone that is built for techno/synth music.

 

The build quality is not the very best that i've seen in the 100$ price point but you can see where they putted the money on, the sound. You get a openback headphone wich means that the earcups are open in the back wich gives you a more opener sound and easier to place where the sound is coming from. The headband is made from synthetic leather, and dont have any cushions. the earcups sits on your ears and feels very itchy after a couple of hours of listening. overall the feel of the headphones feels very light and dont give you that pressure wich some headphones give you when you first try them on. The cable is very thick and is not detachable, wich is a con.

 

I would not recommend to wear these in public or work because they leak a lot of sound and they would easily irritate someone near you. They are recommended to listen at home!

 

Overall i would recommend these who had the budget within 100$

 

 

P.S

This is my first review and recommendation on Head-fi, please leave a comment and give critics of what i can work on and what i did well! 

My English is not the best. I live in Sweden and i am 15 years old, so i dont have the full education in english done yet!

post #2 of 6

Congratulations! Aren't they wonderful?

 

Let me offer you a few tips to make them more comfortable:

 

First, bend the headband to the shape of your head and to obtain the desired clamping force. You can also buy an aftermarket headband.

 

Second, make the earpads smoother. Soak them 8-12 hours in lukewarm water with a little liquid baby soap; rinse thoroughly with cold water, pressing only gently to expel the water; let them sit 4-5 hours on a towel in the open air to dry. Repeat if necessary. Over time, the earpads with absorb your skin oil and soften but don't wait for that.

 

I'm impressed that you wrote a detailed, informative review. I have only one critical comment. Grados don't have a flat sound. They produce a lot of treble, which makes them amazing at all sorts of string music, such as guitars. It's also why they are surprisingly good at playing organ music.

 

Enjoy!

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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post
 

Congratulations! Aren't they wonderful?

 

Let me offer you a few tips to make them more comfortable:

 

First, bend the headband to the shape of your head and to obtain the desired clamping force. You can also buy an aftermarket headband.

 

Second, make the earpads smoother. Soak them 8-12 hours in lukewarm water with a little liquid baby soap; rinse thoroughly with cold water, pressing only gently to expel the water; let them sit 4-5 hours on a towel in the open air to dry. Repeat if necessary. Over time, the earpads with absorb your skin oil and soften but don't wait for that.

 

I'm impressed that you wrote a detailed, informative review. I have only one critical comment. Grados don't have a flat sound. They produce a lot of treble, which makes them amazing at all sorts of string music, such as guitars. It's also why they are surprisingly good at playing organ music.

 

Enjoy!

+1! IMO the Grado SR60i lacks body

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 

Oh thank you @Claritas! i think i will follow your advice!.. I now hear that the tremble is the point of these headphones and they are not that as flat as i tought first when i putted them on my head!

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Oh thank you @Claritas! i think i will follow your advice!.. I now hear that the tremble is the point of these headphones and they are not that as flat as i tought first when i putted them on my head!

Of course. It just takes a little time to get used to. You're going to keep noticing new good things for awhile. But better to enjoy than analyze.
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Of course. It just takes a little time to get used to. You're going to keep noticing new good things for awhile. But better to enjoy than analyze.

+1! The Grado will benefit SLIGHTLY from Burn-in; less annoying highs over time.

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