- Apr 27, 2003
I've had these for a while now, but thought I'd post some pics of what might be one of the rarest Grado headphones I've seen (at least from my experience). It's a vintage Grado SR-80 with the HP-1 headband, aluminum mesh driver cover (usually only seen on the SR100's, SR200's and later the SR-225's and SR325's) and terminated with a 1/4" plug. I believe they have the transition drivers as the cloth is pinkish. Would be even cooler if they had the HP1000 drivers like we've seen in some SR100 and SR200 pairs, but can't have it all, right? Anyway, they sound really nice... similar to but not as good as the excellent SR200's I once owned that had the HP1 drivers in them (that I still regret ever selling). I'm guessing they have the same drivers that were used in the regular SR100 and SR200 headphones. Anyway, hope some of you vintage Grado aficionados enjoy this.