🔶 Grado SR60e / SR80e

This is the official thread for the Grado SR60e / SR80e. This thread is for discussion and reviews.

  • Over Ear
  • No Amp needed
  • Open Back

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Jasha Velhor

Got one pair of these. Way too much highs for me. I had to buy different pads on eBay, but I ended up only using these tiny little, thin… things, and put them under the stock pads, to make them sound more neutral. Maybe, MAYBE I get a bit less micro-details from the highs… but after one year, I can finally crank them, enjoy them, and not feel like my ears will bleed after five minutes of listening to… absolutely anything.

These were my entry into audiophilia all those years ago. The cable failed on my original pair, so naturally I got a replacement. These ruined me for headphones. I don’t think I can even ever go back to closed back.

Grado like many, were one of my first “audiophile” headphones. I liked so much of the SR60’s sound, but the cheese grader highs killed it for me. @ZeosPantera’s recent review has inspired me to take a look at their premium offerings.

They upgraded the SR80e’s to make them more bassy? It’s supposed to be the opposite:

Well, if that’s the case, they finally have something different, lol.


Otherwise, for “neutral-ish” grados with bass (!), there’s the new GW100s (wireless open-backs!).

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Huge comparison of almost all Grado headphones (incl. SR60i, SR80, SR80i).