Grado SR80e: http://amzn.to/1Nhcsnr
Open Back Headphones Explained: https://youtu.be/6RskGkGYtgg
Grado SR60e: http://amzn.to/1NhcsUn
Video Gear I use: http://amzn.com/lm/R3B571T7PT4PWM?tag=m0494a-20
Intro Track: Holidays (Instrumental) by Trimountaine
Great headphones especially for the price. I love the quality of music, especially from my amplifier 2x40 watt output, so clear, and crisp. I love the strong sturdy cable, unlike the cheap wires in so many headphone sets.
These are made in Brooklyn NYC and they sound amazing. Open back head phones have a much more clear, real, and 3d sound. After listening to these, closed back over ear headphones just sound monotonous. Open back the sound just pops out at you like a 3d movie or stereo sound. Grabbed a pair of these today. When it hit certain melodies and notes it's feels like there are faeries dancing in my ears. Not only do these have clear highs and mids they have good natural base. If you like very very load base just install a equalizer app on your phone. The out of box sound on these are comparable too $300 headphones. Everytime I think about picking these up to listen to music it feels like Christmas. These are still a top notch pick for 2018. Get these. You won't regret it. I went to Adorama in NYC which has about 40 different high end on ear and over ear headphones for you to try out right there. You can play their demo music of Ellis your phone in to see how they sound with your own music. I tried all the closed backed headphones they had from $60 to $900 and not one of them sound near as good as the $72 SR60e’s or the slightly better SR80’s by Grado. If all you care about is perfect sound quality, clarity, how the music was meant to be heard then get opened back. If you want headphones with noise canceling properties and tweeted to have more bass then get closed backed. Any audiophile (people into Hi-Fi (high fidelity music) will tell you opened back headphone is what you want.
Ha! Should have a tape player at the end of it! Good headphones, though. Maybe it is just me, but they don't seem to get a lot of love. I love mine. I bounce (yes, I just typed the word bounce) between these and my Sennheiser HD600s. No, they don't sound alike. And I like that. Now comes the blasphemy; If I could have only one of these, I would equally happy with either. I might to hide for awhile.
Ha Ha I love these things! Just got mine yesterday. Yeah, some can, and do, call them ugly. I choose to look at them as old school. My default headphones are the HD600s; but I love these Grado headphones. It is nice to have a variety of sound signatures; mix things up. Light, easily driven little fuckers! Get a pair! If, like in a very bad movie, I had to choose between the Grados and my Sennheisers I would choose the Sennheisers; but I would recommend the Grados first to anyone who asks me for a headphone recommendation. $99. Bam.
GRADOLABS is a company that doesn't have :
Customer service email
technical support email
Don't believe me ? Checkout their website and see for yourself. You're basically on your own after purchase. No support nothing ! Also, checkout Beyer Dynamic : AKG : Audio Technica; SONY; Sennheiser: SHURE and see the difference.
Hey thank you for this amazing review. i am looking for headphones (but cool looking one, with nice sound you know!) and i found these ones. your review helped me make a choice. i'll buy those ones! they look great!
i just got and tested these headphones, very low quality build, feels like 10$ heaphones from china, the sound is below average, there is a weird noise around 2khz, they are good for instruments though, but not for not vocals
godwillhunting2 my adventures with headphones started with beats. I wasn't satisfied with Monster headphones (basically beats) bit I wasn't satisfied with the sound (thank god) because little did I know I was just scratching of the surface. got some offbrand headphones that sounded better and it started from there but thanks and sorry for wasting your time and asking so many questions
i understand..lol.. i'm the same way .. the cans you have now are pretty good.. i've only been listening to these for a few hours and I really like the open back sound better.. wider sound stage for sure compared to my sony's .. the grado's are definitely very warm sounding.. I'm pretty impressed with them.
Grado is an UNDERRATED brand? Are you kidding? It's grossly overrated in my opinion.
I have auditioned their top-of-the-range products and they are not even close to being worth their inordinate price.
I own several top-notch headphones, including arguably the FINEST pair ever made - Audeze.
HD201 is junk compare to Superlux HD330 + velor pads. I have both of them (as well as Superlux HD681 Evo) and HD330 are in completely different, higher league. Not to mention that my mother was able to damage 3,5 mm plug on HD201(while using headphone only at night so for 3-4 hours a day) and I had to replace it.
I actually got to try these today in a local audio store. They're SUPER clear and crisp, an absolute STEAL for $100 in terms of soundstage and crispness. Now, the bass was a bit lacking but couple these headphones with a bassier pair in your collection and you will be happy with their crispness without missing bass, as you can just throw on your bassy set of cans
Nice quick & clean review @marquesbrowniee . After owning the SR60 for over 3 years now, I must say I am a very satisfied customer! I wear these headphones day & night almost every day; the sound is subliem and fits my music style. What you forgot to mention @Margues, VERY IMPORTANT these headphones are for audiophiles and each type (SR60 / SR80 / RS1e) fits a certain style of music, suited for a specific group of music lovers. The SR60 for example can't handle big bass, I don't mind; since it is at his best in the mid & high tones. So you physically NEED to go to the reseller in order to listen and compare the various types of Grado headphones while playing your own music.. PS If your Grado headphone malfunctiones, has wires that are broken etc., they are repaired at negligible costs. Enjoy this brand people! It's really worth it !
everyone needs to stfu about beats being shit! i have the audio tech ath m50x, sennheiser hd800, the grado sr80i! and when I go put of the house I always take the beats studio 2! they look and feel great, sound really good, and don't need an amp to power like the hd800 or the grados! all in all if u get studios on sale for under 200$ there worth it! ye they don't sound as good as the ath m50x, but there close and are well rounded!
I think you should give all the Grado headphones more credit. Starting with the iGrado all the way to the GS, PS series. WHat do you use to play your music? Cellphone? Musicplayer like Fiio, Astell&Kern, iBasso...?
Have owned my pair of SR80's for four years. The soundstage open back headphones produce is remarkable for listening to music and movies, gaming etc. Not so much suited for monitoring, but a great introduction into audiophile headphones.
Thanks for this great video and the reason I'm buying one. I never used a headphone before and using the sr80e for my first one is wonderful. The headphone is so great and the sound is spectacular for me. The sound is balance and perfect for any genre of music. Thanks again for the recommendation. Hope you stay making more cool tech video in the future. 👍🏻
hey Marcus there's a new brand of headphones out my Nick Cannon called Ncredible1. There are a RadioShack exclusive and I own I pair. I like them alot and maybe they'd be something you'd want to take a look into too?
Buy the Hifiman Edition S for a modular open/closed back headphone for those on the go, but personally, I keep high-end earbuds for on the go, Vsonic GR07 Bass, and keep my two main open backs in at home, my AKG K7XX and Hifiman HE-400i.
for under $200, I highly recommend the AKG series, but only the Q701 and K7XX have much color to their sound. Hifiman HE-400S and HE-400i are both my #1 recommendation. They are Planar-magnetic drivers, making them superior to nearly every dynamic headphone under $1000. You have to hear them to believe it, most true-to-life audio you'll hear in your life.
I have these headphones and they blow away every set I've tried up to £300. They are excellent. Yes, they look like they are from the 80s but if it's sound quality that's important to you, there is nothing close to this at sub £300 and that includes Bose.