SR80x Headphones

MPN: SR80x

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grado sr80x

The New Classic

The first Grado headphone, this is the legendary pair that started it all.

Worthy Sound

In the Beginning.
The story of the SR80x holds a special place in not only Grado's ears, but the ears of hundreds of thousands of listeners. The first pair was built in 1991 and Grado wouldn’t be here today without it. With its soundstage, world renowned mid-range, and speed, the SR80x is worthy of being the longest running Grado headphone.

Signature Sound

What Grado's Known For

Grado speakers can reveal new notes and details in songs heard hundreds of times. The driver and housing working in tandem react to sound vibrations and virtually eliminate transient distortions. The full bodied vocals and excellent dynamics compliment the musical characteristics that are brought to light through the extreme clarity and wide range of the SR80x.

X Series Driver

A New Harmony.
4th Generation Grado drivers are here. Specifically tuned for the SR80x, this new speaker design features a more powerful magnetic circuit, a voice coil with decreased effective mass, and a reconfigured diaphragm. Reengineering these components for the 44mm drivers improve efficiency, reduces distortion, and preserves the harmonic integrity of your music.

New Cables & Headband

A Little Extra.
Along with the speakers, the cables and headband have been redesigned for the SR80x. Now housed in a more durable exterior, the 4-conductor cable features a super annealed copper wire for improved purity of the audio signal. The new headband features more cushion for a comfier experience.

Hand-Built in Brooklyn

With Love.
Each SR80x is hand-built by the team in Brooklyn. This headphone goes from workbench to workbench until it’s ready for your ears. Grado started building on a kitchen table in 1953, and every experience since then has led to the creation of the SR80x.

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  • Hand-Built in Brooklyn
  • Durable 4 Conductor Cable
  • S Cushion
  • De-Stressed Driver
  • Drivers Matched .1dB

In the Box: Headphones, Warranty, Grado story-sheet, 6.5mm Golden Adapter. Due to limitations from the global pandemic, some photos on this page may not yet show the new cables and headband that the headphones ship with.

What’s in the box?

  • Headphones
  • Warranty
  • Grado story-sheet
  • 1/4" Adapter

Press and Reviews

Major HiFi Grado SR80X
Major HiFi

by Luke Davis
May 2021

Major HiFi Grado Upgrade
Major HiFi

by Majorhifi Press
May 2021

Transducer Type: Dynamic SPL 1mW: 99.8 dB
Operating Principle: Open Air Nominal Impedance: 32 ohms
Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000 hz Driver Matched dB: .1 dB