Grado Labs

SR80x Prestige Headphones


SR80 is where Grado’s Prestige Series began over thirty years ago. The fourth generation SR80x headphones are the same class-leaders that they’ve always been – just made better. A step up from entry level SR60x model, the SR80x features improved, de-stressed drivers for a broader and more open sound, redesigned 4-conductor, super annealed copper wire cables and a more cushioned headband for extra comfort.

Like all the Grado Prestige range, the SR80xs are hand built in Brooklyn and are slightly unusual in that they are on-ear, but open back so do leak noise. If that’s not a problem, we highly recommend them for general purpose, and we quite like the cool retro-styling too.

Weight: 240g


Available on back-order

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

In the Beginning
The story of the SR80x holds a special place in not only our ears, but the ears of hundreds of thousands of listeners. The first pair was built in 1991 and we 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
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
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 our 44mm drivers improve efficiency, reduces distortion, and preserves the harmonic integrity of your music.

New Cables & Headband
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
Each SR80x is hand-built by our team in Brooklyn. This headphone goes from workbench to workbench until it’s ready for your ears. We 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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Technical Specification
Transducer Type: Dynamic
Operating Principle: Open Air
Frequency Response: 20 – 20,000 hz
SPL 1mW: 99.8 dB
Nominal Impedance: 38 ohms
Driver Matched dB: .1 dB

In the box
Headphones, Warranty, Grado story-sheet, 6.5mm Golden Adapter.