Grado SR40 Headphone Reviews

Manufacturer Grado Model SR40
Headphone Type Open Supraaural Headband Type Single
Weight (g) 125 Driver Type Dynamic
Enclosure Material Plastic Isolation (dB) 0
Impedance (ohms) 32 Cable Length (cm) 150
Frequency Response (Hz) 20 - 20000  
Connector 3.5mm with 6.5mm adaptor Street Price US$50
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Average reviewer scores
Bass Extension 5.0 Bass Impact 5.0
Bass Quality 4.0 Mids Quality 6.0
Highs Quality 5.0 Soundstage 5.0
Detail 4.0 Portability 7.0
Isolation 0.0 Comfort 5.0
Durability 4.0 Improvement With Amplification 3.0
Value for Money 8.0    
Overall Score 5.0 Total Reviews 1

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Review by Senior Member blumenco on 19 Jan 05  23:58
Individual review
Bass Extension5
Bass Impact5
Bass Quality4
Mids Quality6
Highs Quality5
Detail4
Comfort5
Durability4
Value8

these things are really cool. grado sr-60 drivers thrown into cheapo portable phones.

I like them alot. I gave some to a bunch of freinds and they all love them. I found a stock in an old hifi store and bought a bunch for 25 bucks each. for that money, they are a great deal. for 40 dollars though, i would look elsewhere. there were some QC issues with one that i gave to a freind with one driver cutting in and out. I was able to repair it, but i could see why grado canceled the program after those issues came back.

these basically sound alot like sr-60s but with some resonance blurring the midrange a bit and causing a boost in the bass. overall quite good. they are definitely giant killers, but up against the senneheiser px 100 or koss portapro, I think it would be down to personal preference.

they are really hard to find now (2005) but serve duitifully if well taken care of.