I bought a new set of SR-80s and I must say I despise them. I was perfectly happy with the sound of my Paradigms and then I had to buy these things. I just can't enjoy my Titans as much as I used to now that I've been listening to these . These things are amazing! They've only been used about 14 hours so they've probably not even fully brken in yet and they are seriously the best thing I have ever heard. The level of detail is astonishing, the midrange is simply the best I've ever heard in my life. The bass is a little weak for my tastes but I think that may improve as they break in. But the bass I do hear is very tight and detailed. I felt like crying after listening to my Titans/Tempest after listening to these. I had no idea what I was missing with the Titans. Mind you I am by no means disappointed with the 'digms considering their price. My only beef with the Grados is they look and feel very cheap and are kind of uncomfortable. But the sound makes them well worth the price.