May 20, 2020
GRADO SR80e is a decent model of critical headphones of American production intended for critical li...Read More
Let’s compare two on ear open back headphones of the American brand Grado SR225e vs SR80e. Open back design and undetachable cable makes it a choice for home or studio use. So, if you are looking for this function, let’s go next.
Both headphones are very compatible with mobile devices with a low impedance of 32 Ohm. Their frequency response is quite enough for good audio quality, 20Hz-22KHz vs 20Hz-20KHz. The sensitivity is also great and equal in both models, 100 dB.
I should admit the accurate and very detailed sound of both the Grado headphones with unveiled mids, crisp highs, and naturally strong bass. I feel myself in the center of a concert hall feeling detailed imaging from where each sound goes. The voices are not muddy and right as they are recorded. Comparing the two models I may conclude that Grado SR225e sound warmer and has an improved soundstage vs SR80e has a stronger bass.
It seems like Grado doesn't put much effort on comfort and design, unlike the sound quality. They are made mostly of plastic, which looks cheap. The joints seem unstable. The foam on cups seems not really durable. Though the headband is adjustable and they do not tighten my head. Still, the fit seems to me loose and lacking extra padding on the head for comfort. The cups swivel to lay flat but are not foldable for a more compact size. The undetachable cable also does not add mobility and safety if you will hook it over something moving with the headphones on. Grado SR80e is lighter vs SR225e with 230 vs 280 g. Still both are quite light for long and comfy wearing.
The GRADO SR225e is better headphones in this comparison. Check GRADO SR225e price