This isn’t really a review just a biased opinion! I like the Grados, they look retro enough but not too much. They are built in US by people who actually get a decent wage for their work and I feel warm and happy just because of that. Grados have so much story in them you could write a book about them. Even so I’m not a fanboy, The headband is just a piece of plastic even if it looks nice enough, it still feels like plastic but I’m bald so yea I can feel it a bit more! I’m a Shure and Sennheiser owner of headphones in a smiliar price range (120€), my opinion about the sound of the Grados is that they are more open for most types of music, maybe it’s because they have open backs and the outside sounds can mix with their sound but it’s a nice blend and it feels natural and warm…yea I’m not giving opinion about Porto Wine but if I need to compare these Headphones to a wine it must be Porto! XD I’m also very biased about Porto Wine!
If you need a pair of good Hi-Fi headphones that are very open, warm and give a natural feeling to the music you enjoy, SR80 are for ya. If you need tons of bass, you can always use EQ ;-) or buy one of those super massive headphone amps…or maybe use EQ on the low end.
Btw they make women look even more sexy with headphones, my wife tried them and I was like…ohh so headphones can make beautiful people look even more sexy..thats a new one for me! XD I also look sexy if she drinks a bottle of Porto Wine I’m sure! XD