Grado Labs SR80e
The new ‘e’ Prestige Series is the third generation of Grado’s moderately priced collection of headphones. You could pay three times as much for a pair of imports that can’t match the sonic purity emanating from Grado’s family owned shop, where they still build headphones by hand in Brooklyn USA.
Grado has taken one of the world’s most legendary headphones and made it even better. The SR80e has a new driver design, a new polymer to damp resonant distortion in the plastic housing, and a new cable from plug to driver connection. The way the SR80e’s new driver and plastic housing move air and react to sound vibrations virtually eliminate transient distortions. This allows the signal flow over the new cable to reproduce sound that has improved tight control of the upper and lower range of the frequency spectrum, while supporting Grado’s world renowned midrange. The SR80e will produce a sound that is pure Grado, with warm harmonic colors, rich full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics, and an ultra-smooth top end.