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Grado SR80e

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

So...

 

I saw a pretty good deal for these and made an impulse buy.

 

Then I realized, I have no idea what these sound like or what they are intended for. There are barely any head-fi reviews

 

tl;dr

 

Are these good for a wide range of music?

post #2 of 7
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Originally Posted by dedPrince View Post
 

So...

 

I saw a pretty good deal for these and made an impulse buy.

 

Then I realized, I have no idea what these sound like or what they are intended for. There are barely any head-fi reviews

 

tl;dr

 

Are these good for a wide range of music?

They are good for anything rock or maybe even blues. I have heard that classical also sound good. But dont just stop with the SR80e, get the 225s if you can they are a good value and will not be as sibilant.

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

I listen to a lot of edm, will these headphones be okay for me?

 

ALso, do you know if the Soundmagic HP100 is any good?

 

Thanks

post #4 of 7

The Soundmagic HP100 works well with most music and they are quite fast, so they should be good for EDM. But they may become a little sibilant on some tracks depending on the source. The bass is just about right, you wont feel a need for more, but it is not really punchy, it has nice impact.

 

Grado SR80e may not work for EDM.

 

Better options for EDM: Beyerdynamic DT 1350, Sennheiser hd 25, Sennheiser Amperior, V-Moda M-100

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

Generally, headphones with good bass will sound good with EDM?

 

I also would like the headphones to sound good with pretty much any kind of music as my tastes are varied. I understand that the SoundMagic HP100 is a good choice but can you recommend some other headphones that are around $100 that are also good for all genres?

post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by dedPrince View Post
 

Generally, headphones with good bass will sound good with EDM?

 

I also would like the headphones to sound good with pretty much any kind of music as my tastes are varied. I understand that the SoundMagic HP100 is a good choice but can you recommend some other headphones that are around $100 that are also good for all genres?

Its difficult to have a win all headphone at 100$. How about the Philips Fidelio M1 or the Sony MDR 7506 or the Onkyo ES HF300?

 

Move to twice that and the Sennheiser HD 25s will be good with most music. Also consider the Philips Fidelio L1 if you can pick that up at a good price.

post #7 of 7

The 80e is an open can--so it leaks sound and does not isolate at all.

 

The "e" has recently replaced the "i" version.  Although they retain a similar sound signature, the "e" has more bass and is less bright than the "i".  Both versions are outstanding can for rock and electric blues.  I don't listen to EDM.

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