GRADO SR60e vs GRADO SR80e

GRADO SR60e review
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GRADO SR80e review

Modern wired headphones have a lot to offer. I compared GRADO SR80e vs GRADO SR60e to see what is special about these open-back devices that can work only with an audio cable. Both of the appliances have an on-ear wearing style.

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Features

When it comes to technical characteristics, all of them are identical. GRADO SR80e has 32 Ohm of impedance as well as GRADO SR60e does. Speaking of frequency response, the range is 20 Hz - 20 kHz in both cases. Even the sensitivity is the same — 100 dB.

Sound

GRADO SR80e is able to provide a good sound quality at all volume levels. Highs are very airy and crystal clear without sounding sharp or brittle. The bass you get with the device is pretty tight and controlled, however, it can be easily drowned out if there is even a bit louder background noise.

Midrange and treble of GRADO SR60e sound clean. The bass here is taut and fairly deep, producing a good punch for a pair of open-back headphones.

Comfort and design

Although the devices have a pretty similar construction, there is a slight difference in their weight. GRADO SR60e vs GRADO SR80e weighs 220 g, whilst the other device is 230 g heavy. The adjustable headband makes these appliances comfortable to use. However, the portability of the headphones is not good as they do not fold.

Another disadvantage of these devices is the lack of a microphone and any buttons for control. The thick and sturdy audio cable that comes with them is not replaceable.

GRADO SR60e pros and cons

GRADO SR60e pros and cons

Pros

  • Pretty light, and has a barely-there feeling that is incredibly pleasant for long listening sessions
  • The foam earpads are a bit scratchy
  • The sound leaks in both directions like almost no other pair of headphones with on-ear wearing style
  • You can adjust these headphones into a nigh-infinite number of positions

Cons

  • The sound gets a bit harsh at high volume
  • Some compression in the midrange

GRADO SR80e pros and cons

GRADO SR80e pros and cons

Pros

  • Near audiophile sound quality
  • Design is robust with basic plastic and metal components
  • Lightweight design makes the headphones comfortable for all-day listening
  • The foam earpads can be easily replaced

Cons

  • They are not solid headphones and the plastic built will not last for years
  • The sound leaks

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
GRADO SR60e
6.5
GRADO SR80e
6.5
7
7
GRADO SR80e

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Common

Product

GRADO SR60e
GRADO SR80e

Model

SR60e
SR80e

Brand

GRADO
GRADO

Reviews

2400
2400

General

Wearing style

on ear
on ear

Enclosure

open back
open back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

Impedance, Ohm

32
32

Frequency response, Hz

20Hz-20KHz
20Hz-20KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

100
100

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

220/7.8
230/8.2

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

App control

Control functions

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

has not
has not

Bluetooth version

has not
has not

aptX

has not
has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

has not
has not

Bluetooth profiles

has not
has not

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

has not
has not

Battery life, hrs

has not
has not

Charging time, hrs

has not
has not

Charging port

has not
has not

Charging cable

has not
has not

Speed charge

has not
has not

Battery free listening mode

has not
has not

Battery level indicator

has not
has not

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not
has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

GRADO SR60e
GRADO SR80e
GRADO SR60e
GRADO SR80e

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.5
  • 6.5
  • 6.5GRADO SR60e
  • 6.5GRADO SR80e

The GRADO SR60e is better headphones in this comparison. Check GRADO SR60e price