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Grado SR60 Headphones

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #16 in On-Ear

Posted

Pros: Sheer value for money

Despite being overpriced out of the U.S. they are still worth every penny. 

They make everything sound energetic and rich.

But most importantly the sound they produce makes me grin uncontrollably.

 

Also as a side note, on my ears these (with bowl pads/'L' pads) are circumaural because I have small ears - which is an added bonus for me.

 

Posted

Pros: Inexpensive, easy to drive, much better than "no-fi" headphones

Cons: Bass is too little, combined with too forward tonal balance, extremely cheap build

If you are looking for an affordable upgrade, they still beat the hell out of any earpod and cheapo set of ‘phones. Plus they work with your portable player/phone giving you enough sound level.  Many player software options offer an equaliser that can be used to tame the wayward treble and to even out the bass. In this case the clean and natural midrange may well work its magic well. 
 
These are the phones if you have a rather high quality system with a headphone connection and occasionally want to listen either very loud or loud late, but you do not want to spend money for a real set of headphones. If you can spend a little more, do so and look at another brand too.

Read the whole review:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/648968/a-headphone-shootout-from-a-speaker-listener-testing-eight-headphones-from-80-to-1-200#post_9114790

Posted

Pros: Grado quality at economy cost

Cons: Covers deteriorate over time

I have enjoyed the SR60s for many years. Like, maybe 20+. They have excellent fidelity expected from the Grado line for a reasonable price at the time. It has long been time to replace the foam covers as they fell apart after 10 years or so.

Posted

Pros: Great value, revealing sound, beautiful design

Cons: Sound leak

I was always interested in the Audiophile world, even since i watched High Fidelity a few years ago, i know, the movie is focused on the records, but i don't know, there was something there. 

I first heard of the Grados a few years ago, when i searched for then, i fell in love. The WWII-sh design, the simplicity, even the typography on it.

 

Now i'm a grown man, i got a job and a beard, i thought it was time to finally meet the world i saw on High Fidelity. I got them 2 weeks ago, i'm still getting used to the whole new world of sound that these babies can delivery, and i'm loving it.  

Now my music has details that i didn't know that existed, and the mids are so clear, and i have a soundstage, even with my piece-of-dirty onboard sound-card.

I have a long way to go, the SR60i are not even fully burned in, and my ears have a lot to learn, and i have a lot of 192kb music to replace with FLAC, but i will get there, the same way the Grado got to me.

 

Posted

Pros: Energy, bounce

Cons: Excels on rhythm, not the most neutral

Everyone should have one to go back to when your ubercans are sent for re-wiring etc. They surprise me again and again...

Grado SR60 Headphones
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The SR60s produce good sound for a low cost. The SR60s have a flexible, soft vinyl headband. The headband and earpeices are connected by metal height adjusters, which adjust the height of your head with the center of your ear. These nifty adjusters also allow the earpiece to rotate a full 360 degrees, permitting them to lie flat on a surface--perfect when packing in a suitcase. The SR60s offer good sound quality, plus are easily driven by the output of a portable player or inexpensive home equipment-- a nice combination. They come terminated to a mini with a 1/4 inch adapter and have a straight cord that attaches to both earpeices.

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