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Grado Prestige Series SR80e Headphone

Grado Prestige Series SR80e Headphone

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You guys have taken so long that I saved enough money to spare and bought these headphones anyway.
On the other hand these are the most accurate headphones that i have ever owned, and are now my daily drivers. They are super light weight (although the cable is a bit long).
They do a superb job on music, games, and movies as they are flat but extremely detailed through all frequencies. The soundstage is wide and open, just as open-backed headphones should be. These cans take all the power I need to throw at them... and heaps extra, with zero distortion the only noticeable difference being the increase in sound quality, which i did not think was possible.
Be warned: Check how loud they actually are by taking them off as they are super clean through all volumes. (Distortion is the main way the human ear detects loudness when listening through headphones/earphones along with dynamic differentials. These headphones dont distort!)
even if you dont want these can you just press request?
885 requests, hope they will drop soon :)
Why haven't MD done any more Grado drops?
Missed out on the SR125e drop because of payment issues.. 326 requests?? Massdrop let's get this thing going :)
Hope there'll be another drop, I missed the previous one >^<
Exciting news group! We’re happy to report that all of the orders have been shipped out and are now on the way to you! Please allow 24-48 hours for tracking to get into the shipper's system and start updating.
If there’s anything else we can do to make your Massdrop experience better, feel free to contact us via “Contact Support” button in your transaction page: https://www.massdrop.com/transactions
Back with some more good news. We are currently a week ahead of schedule, as our vendor already has the inventory necessary to support this drop. They have been working hard to prepare all your individual orders for shipment and aim to ship everything out by Monday.
Expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 12/11 or sooner if something comes up.
Great news group! We placed the order for the Grado Prestige Series SR80e Headphone shortly after the drop ended.
Our vendor will be preparing it for shipment.
The moment we receive confirmation regarding the shipping schedule from the vendor, we will provide you all with updated information.
Expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 12/4 or sooner if something comes up.
Got these for a friend who has ATH M50X cans. Going to try to bring her over to the dark side. Will be interested to compare them to my SR225e.
Oh my god I forgot this is limited to 50 units only and thinking I have till end of week to decide. Now I missed out. =_____=
I joined this last time around. Love mine so much. They're great.
it a very good headphone for gaming for me but not perfect for me because of that on ear stye it Massdrop should sell some of them cush like the over ear one
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I've always loved the Grado sound but hated the comfort. G Cushions can be had for $20 off Amazon. What's your experience/knowledge of this combination?
wuputah
80e with G Cush is way too bright and harsh IMHO. I don't even like the sound of L Cush with 80e. I think Grado mostly gets it right with which pads work with which headphones.
just bought the SR60e last drop.. how do these compare to them?
AkumaKurono
As far as I know SR80e has more bass and more "punch" as people put it. I'm assuming it's a warmer and fuller kind of headphone, so my guess is that SR60e might appeal better to audiophiles for a clearer flatter signature and SR80e might appeal to those that want a more "fun" headphone.
Though most of the entry level Grado line don't sound too different from each other so this won't be a night and day difference.
But now I'm curious what the difference are between SR80e and SR125e, I know SR125e has wider soundstage but I wonder sound signature wise what the difference are.
Hyde
The 80e has "tighter" bass, but is basically the same exact overall signature. Essentially the 80 sounds exactly like the 60, but more refined and "faster" with less distortions, making it smoother sounding than the 60e with fewer spikes.
Mine arrived today, 3 day shipping to Ireland! Thrilled with them so far. Exactly what I was expecting and much more.
Any updates on a second drop? If not I'll have to settle for the SR60e :/
Exciting news group! We’re happy to report that all of the orders have been shipped out and are now on the way to you! Please allow 24-48 hours for tracking to get into the shipper's system and start updating.
If there’s anything else we can do to make your Massdrop experience better, feel free to contact us via “Contact Support” button in your transaction page: https://www.massdrop.com/transactions
Tyler
curious why UPS for shipping vs. USPS? big difference for us Western US buyers, 5-7 business days vs. 2-3 with USPS.
We have some great news everyone. This Grado drop is currently slightly ahead schedule, as we have already received the bulk shipment. All that’s left is to break the order down and prepare your individual orders for shipment. We are aiming to get everything out the door within the next two days. Once everything is shipped, tracking confirmation emails will follow.
Expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 11/16 or sooner if something comes up.
Thanks again for joining this drop! With your help we were able to make it successful for the community. We've just submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Grado Prestige Series SR80e Headphone and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where we'll break it up into individual orders and ship them directly to you! The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 11/20.
Rest assured that we will provide you all with updated information regarding the status of your order throughout the process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 11/9.
Missed it. How much were they this time?
crannon
$85 and $15 for shipping to Latvia.
So stoked to get into this GB before it ended again! Second time's a charm :)
I picked up the Grado SR80e headphones a couple of months ago and I'm really happy with the way they sound.
Okay... I love and hate these so far. But a must to try out: Cello. My god! It's wonderful. Instrument separation is on point. Soundstage is perfect. Lows are excellent not super powerful, but clean and present, the mid is definitely forward with a hearty boost in the lower mids. The treble is crystal clear. I have been listening to the artist Time For Three for hours. It's just wonderful. Hate part: I'm getting sibilance with just about everything else. Comfort is meh.
tyler555
I was about to join the drop, but then borrowed a pair from a friend to test out first. You impressions match mine, and this is with a well broken in pair. I keep reading how people recommend these for use with rock, but the sibilance for me is just too much on a lot of those recordings. I guess the strong, forward midrange matches those recordings well for some. For me, on well recorded acoustic music or solo jazz guitar they are outstanding... very clear and open highs with tremendous detail and an immediacy that grabs you. I would almost get them just for that, but if you prefer a more laid back sound, as I do, I would look elsewhere.
Then I put them on again, with right recording, and say "Oh wow, these are worth it for $84." But do I really need yet another pair of headphones?
Comfort... "meh" is kind. Might be better if I bend the headband for less pressure, but these are a borrowed pair and I can't really do that.
I just got them today (perks of being super close to their NJ distribution facility). I like them so far, and they sound great with rock, but I really don't like the super high's. It tends to get a little ssssibilant. Is there anything that helps with this? Does it go away over time?
Are these supposed to ship right away?
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The term "ship" and "deliver" are two completely different terms when it comes to online ordering.
"Shipped" - When the item has left the distributor. "Delivered" - When the item has reached it's final destination.
It's a painful lesson we all learn when we realize that the item we ordered hasn't arrived in 2 days.
JayGee
Immediately realized this after I joined the drop :/
I love my GRADOs. Thanks Massdrop for bringing them here. I am in Spain and it is rather impossible to find them at good price. I already bought a Grado 325i that cost me a forture... and now I am a happy owner of those 80e. The sound is super nice.
Got 'em, love 'em, but, they are not glasses friendly. I came to that conclusion rather quickly. Caveat. They are brand new. I've not stretched out the steel rods in the headband yet to fit my massive dome. lol. I really do love the sound though. I'm listening to some Dead Can Dance right now. I heard the strings on an upright Bass reverberate on Morphine's "Like Swimming" self titled album song. I'd love to ramble but I must listen instead. Great grab and can't wait to compare them to the super cheap Samson SR850's I grabbed up for $20 yesterday. I think that very well recorded live music sounds super awesome on these "MADE IN AMERICA(Brooklyn)" cans. Don't get to say that very often. =(
Exciting news group! We’re happy to report that all of the orders have been shipped out and are now on the way to you! Please allow 24-48 hours for tracking to get into the shipper's system and start updating.
If there’s anything else we can do to make your Massdrop experience better, feel free to contact us via “Contact Support” button in your transaction page: https://www.massdrop.com/transactions
We have some great news to share with everyone. This drop is progressing slightly ahead of schedule, as we have already fulfilled 87% of the entire drop. The remaining outstanding orders are expected to be shipped out tomorrow!
Expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 10/5 or sooner if something comes up.
I know this is late to the discusion but I just found this video about why Grado has never advertised. Cheers!
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