When a headset has ‘A Higher Level of Listening’ boasted on the front of the box, it sparks interest immediately. What makes this headset, in comparison to the rest, so much better than that of the any other headset? Or at least, how does it provide a higher level of listening?
While some may find this to be a simple marketing tactic, others (including ourselves) are dying to know what makes the Grado Prestige Series SR80e so much better than the rest. After undergoing a thorough and rugged series of tests, we have an answer. Let’s find out!
When looking at the outside of the packaging, you will see that there isn’t much to look at – a simple set of headphones with an intriguing slogan, which certainly prompts interest as to what we will find on the inside of the packaging.
On top the headset you will find an interesting letter, which explains not only the history of Grado Labs, but further elaborates on the tradition involved.
Once you finish reading the inside of the packaging and the letter, you are left with what we’ve been waiting to see … the Grado SR80e Headset.
CONTENTS AND BUILD
Opening the box we have what we expected, a sharp-looking headset. There isn’t much as far as extras that come with this headset other than a 6.33 mm (1/4 inch) jack converter for adapting the headset to a home stereo system.
The headset is completely black besides the lettering on either earpiece indicating left or right and the name of the product itself.