Grado SR80 Headphones

Grado SR80 Headphones

I've had these headphones for almost 3 years. They are phenomenal for the price. I put these on for some late nite 'pod listening. These are really meant for "stay at home" music listening. The cord is generously long (almost too long for portable use) and the build quality of these phones are solid. Even better, listen to CD's, vinyl or non-compressed digital music and you'll hear the true quality of these babies. The bass is hard hitting and the highs are crystal clear. The old school design is great too. Best headphones you can buy for the price.

  • My standby earbuds used to be Sony, but I tend not to be picky. I put these on my wishlist because they have the built-in remote and mic that I can use with my iPhone. This particular type of earbud tends to stay put better with... My standby earbuds used to be Sony, but I tend not to be picky. I put these on my wishlist because they have the built-in remote and mic that I can use with my iPhone. This particular type of earbud tends to stay put better with comfort than the Apple brand. Plus the price is quite affordable.

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  • I consider myself an audiophile. These are the best cans you can by for <$300 and they are considerably less then $300. They maybe the most comfortable cans, period.

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  • Excellent sound, design, comfort and durability. I bought it three years ago and i luv it :) Good choice for DJs, and home music listeners. It doesn't filter much about environmental noise. This is an awarded product and a rea... Excellent sound, design, comfort and durability. I bought it three years ago and i luv it :) Good choice for DJs, and home music listeners. It doesn't filter much about environmental noise. This is an awarded product and a really nice piece of Philips.

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  • These earphones are an absolute dream. The sound quality is amazing, better than the average home stereo and better than any headphones or earphones I've ever heard. Each side has two woofers and a tweeter. It takes a little wh... These earphones are an absolute dream. The sound quality is amazing, better than the average home stereo and better than any headphones or earphones I've ever heard. Each side has two woofers and a tweeter. It takes a little while to get used to properly inserting the phones and getting them situated just so, for optimal sound quality and noise isolation. But you get the hang of it before long, and then it's pretty easy. The sound isolation works pretty well (if you have the phones situated properly in your ears). You get a good seal, which greatly reduces the amount of outside sound that can get in. I've found it works very, very well on airplanes and at the gym (the two noisiest environments I'm typically in). In contrast, "noise-cancelling" headphones do not block outside noise, rather they add an electronically generated noise designed to cancel the frequencies of the outside noise. They require batteries, and I don't like that they are adding noise to what you're hearing. The modular aspect of the cabling is clever and very useful. The phones themselves have a very short cord. But Shure includes a variety of extension cords of different lengths, which allows you to have the right length cable in different situations. One of these modular cables has a built-in volume control, handy for when your device doesn't have a volume control (or it's not accessible for whatever reason). If you order the SE530PTH rather than the SE530s, you also get the push-to-hear module, which has a little mic and volume control. If you turn it on, it transmits sound from the mic into the headphones, allowing you to have a conversation with someone without removing the earphones. (Removing the earphones is easy, but putting them back in and getting a good seal takes a minute or so, especially for newbies.) I find the PTH to be a neat accessory. If you get it without PTH, you can always buy it separately, though it's cheaper to get them together. The build quality is exceptional. The cords are thicker than any other headphones/earphones I've seen, and where they attach to the earphones or accessories is very well reinforced. Even the case they come in is a work of art in itself, very well packaged in a brushed aluminum case. They also come with a 2 year manufactuer's warranty, which I have yet to have to use, but from what I read Shure is fantastic to deal with on these matters and quickly replaces any faulty earphones with no hassle. In summary, I love the SE530's amazing sound quality, terrific build quality, and generous bundle of thoughtful accessories. Retailing at $499 from Amazon themselves, I have to recommend that you look through some of the resellers - a much better price. I went with sarjo_distributions, got them for $290 I believe at the time, and they are now down to $279 plus about $5 shipping. The shipping was quick, the product legit.

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  • Great sound, great look. Resisted a strike into a tree while running in the forrest.

  • The ultimate in wireless earphones. These come with a small transmitter than connects to your mp3 player, a carrying case, and a quick charge function that holds up to 3 full recharges while on the go.

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  • These are the sleekest looking headphones I've ever seen, so I had to share. Bluetooth so they work with bluetooth computers, ipods, and phones with mp3 players built. Great for if you listen to music on your computer a lot and... These are the sleekest looking headphones I've ever seen, so I had to share. Bluetooth so they work with bluetooth computers, ipods, and phones with mp3 players built. Great for if you listen to music on your computer a lot and hate being wired down.

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  • These earphones are reported to be the best on the market. They isolate the sound so all you're hearing is you're music, not anything that's happening around you. Shure as a company is also very reliable - if something breaks they... These earphones are reported to be the best on the market. They isolate the sound so all you're hearing is you're music, not anything that's happening around you. Shure as a company is also very reliable - if something breaks they will fix it for free and possibly send you a whole new pair. Great earbuds, to say the least!

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  • I wear these on my head every day at work. It's fantastic being able to move around my desk freely, or turn around without getting tangled up in a cord.

  • Shure is the Cadillac of headphones (or earphones, in their parlance). The SE530's are VERY pricey ($500) but also sound amazing! Great response and super clear imaging. I listen to a lot of ambient and electronica which is of... Shure is the Cadillac of headphones (or earphones, in their parlance). The SE530's are VERY pricey ($500) but also sound amazing! Great response and super clear imaging. I listen to a lot of ambient and electronica which is often very dependent on the quality of the sooundscape produced by the speakers. While no headphones can give you that body-rumbling sub-woofer feel, the Shures do an incredible job of making you hear those bass notes. My one complaint about Shures is the cords are very thick and have a connector section (to allow you to plug into longer cords). between the weight of the cord and the heavy connector, they are not good for doing sports unless you are wearing a skin-tight shirt which holds the cord/connector pressed against your body so they wont bounce out

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  • I love the style of this headset. In functions relatively well. Mine tends to pick up a lot of wind feedback. But I have had a very good experience so far.

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  • Great if you love and enjoy listening to music and want to hear all the little details in a track, get this pair. You will be surprised. The wire is not thin, it's durable and the plugs are comfortable. The case is nice a great ad... Great if you love and enjoy listening to music and want to hear all the little details in a track, get this pair. You will be surprised. The wire is not thin, it's durable and the plugs are comfortable. The case is nice a great addition.

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  • Shure makes superb professional recording microphones, so I don't think its much of a stretch to expect the same quality from their headphones. These earphones boast "noise isolating" rather than "noise cancelling" technology. The... Shure makes superb professional recording microphones, so I don't think its much of a stretch to expect the same quality from their headphones. These earphones boast "noise isolating" rather than "noise cancelling" technology. The latter tends to introduce unwanted sounds to the listening experience. They fit snugly in the ear and are modular such that push-to-hear accessories can be added on.

  • Form and function. I the transparent casing. The play/pause buttons come particularly handy as the default iPhone earbuds do not have this feature. The earphones have a sound value that opens when the volume falls below 40 decibel... Form and function. I the transparent casing. The play/pause buttons come particularly handy as the default iPhone earbuds do not have this feature. The earphones have a sound value that opens when the volume falls below 40 decibels, meaning that it allows you to hear more ambient sound. When the volume is turned up above this threshold, the valve closes. This is particularly useful because you don't have to take off the headphones to hear outside sound; you merely need to turn down the volume.

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  • Everyone wants an amazing pair of headphones. These headphone are a bit pricey but are amazing in providing clear, surround sound. It uses a Dolby Digital sound engine to give you that extra quality.

  • These headphones seem to be universally loved by reviewers and purchasers alike. The main reason why I did not buy these a while back was because I had heard that the cables amplified cord noise whenever you moved. Annoying. ... These headphones seem to be universally loved by reviewers and purchasers alike. The main reason why I did not buy these a while back was because I had heard that the cables amplified cord noise whenever you moved. Annoying. Sometime during the past 2 years Etymotic made some key changes to the design of the ER-4P's, including switching to twisted cables that eliminate the microphonic effect. Plus, although the retail price is $299, you can actually buy these for less than $200 online. Sold! I still love my Ultimate Ears super.fi 5 Pro earphones, but not as much as my new Etymotic ER-4Ps!

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  • hot pink little accessories for your ears! oh yeah, and they transmit sound from your iPod, too.

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  • Superb headphones for the price. Solid, meaty bass and nice treble detail. They block almost all external sound too. But here's the secret- you have to wear them correctly. These are ear canal headphones, not ear buds like y... Superb headphones for the price. Solid, meaty bass and nice treble detail. They block almost all external sound too. But here's the secret- you have to wear them correctly. These are ear canal headphones, not ear buds like you are probably used to. You have to fit the silicone pieces right and insert them deep into your ear canal- they'll sound weak and tiny if you don't.

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  • These are truly awesome earphones. They effectively block out background sound w/out forcing you to blast out your eardrums. The sound quality is very clear w/surprisingly good bass for such tiny speakers (I listen to a lot of ... These are truly awesome earphones. They effectively block out background sound w/out forcing you to blast out your eardrums. The sound quality is very clear w/surprisingly good bass for such tiny speakers (I listen to a lot of electronica w/pounding beats so good bass is essential for me). Handles more delicate classical music well too. Also, they are super-comfortable and lightweight- ideal for endurofest rides and runus. The extralong cord is nice but can get tangled a bit too easily

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