Although we found decent headphones for as little as $35, stepping up to the Grado Prestige SR80e will reward you with much better sound. Even picky audiophiles find the Grado smooth and sweet, with well-balanced bass and treble and an open-back design that makes music sound spacious and natural. The headphones are lightweight and comfortable.
- Open-back design makes for spacious, natural sound
- Lightweight and portable
- Low price
- Open-back design lets noise leak in (and out)
- No carrying case or other extras
- Some testers find foam ear pads scratchy