The Grado SR-80i's are a set of high-fi headphones that can be used for a variety of purposes. These headphones are an improvement on the SR-60's, which I have not used. I've only tried out these headphones on a single occasion when a client brought them into the studio. While they aren't necessarily studio headphones in a traditional sense, they definitely do the job in the studio for all applications. They are suitable for listening during recording, but I wouldn't recommend them since they don't have fully closed ears and sound can leak out somewhat easily. Beyond this, they're perfect for checking mixes and checking levels in the studio, or just for simple listening purposes. Upon listening to what we were recording in the studio, I was immediately impressed by the low end presence on these bad boys. Man can these headphones pump out some bass! Of course it is pretty rare that you'll find a set of headphones with such a nice and round low end response, but this is what you've got with the SR-80i's. The headphones are pretty comfortable to wear as well, as the fit snug around my head but not too tight, and it's adjustable anyway. For the price, the Grado SR-80i's are definitely some of the best overall headphones available. While not the best for monitoring during recording due to the nature of their make up, for all other purposes they are some of the best out there. I still wouldn't recommend doing any mixing on them, as headphones are just not the way to mix, but they are certainly okay for checking mixes on to get a different perspective. In fact, it's more than a good idea to have a great set of headphones like these to do so with. If you want a great set of headphones for simply listening to music on, these are awesome!!
Comparative in connection with the acquisition of a headphone for the control of Design Studio Monitoring Audio.
headphones tested: Grado SR-80; MHII AKG K-240, Sennheiser HD25-1 II BeyerDynamic DT-880 Pro, Shure SHR 840
Preferred Features: Neutrality; Comfort, Dynamic Capacity, Quality of bass.
Immediately BeyerDynamic DT-880 Pro is a headphone apart; very comfortable with basic audio quality above the average but totally degreased, which makes a headphone in my opinion totally inadequate control monitoring.
The Grado is primarily a headphone monitor unpretentious and yet its outstanding audio qualities allow him to pretend it is clear that the accommodation offered is not suitable for prolonged use and is not intended to be used in noisy environments! ... the +: really cheap for this quality the 6 -: fixed cable (there should therefore be careful)
The Sennheiser HD 25 is the saying, a reference in the field. This is the headphone monitoring and uncompromising. Neutral, highly dynamic down really low in the bass but also lack of comfort for prolonged use. I blame him a bit, however, shorten the upper register and a lack of articulation in the bass (A review after running !?)... the + means any damaged parts can easily be replaced!; the lightness 6 -: absent finishes, hardware aspect, price too high, it could have been my choice but 90euros!
The AKG is a serious lack of neutrality to pretend to control bass and lack of cleanliness, but what comfort and what design! ...
I chose to end the Shure SHR 840 which surprised me a lot (like what prejudices !...).
In fact he took the bundle of qualities with Sennheiser, and more: the palm of comfort (it shares with the AKG), a bass that goes well beyond the hairline and in other joint and a wider frequency response in point I am trying to test it by using audiophile and I can not put it in default making it ultimately a versatile headphone, but Is not it just there, the recognition of a very high quality !?... The pros: removable cable!; very well made and finished, comes with spare foams - the -: I'm still looking