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Grado SR60 Headphones Reviews

Positive Reviews


Very impressed


Pros: Nice sound , Flat pads

Cons: Cheap feeling :-( The cups looks more flat

This is the very early version of SR60 I got . These are the best SR60 I ever had in terms of packing /sound / build quality! It came in the White Box with Blue foam (HP1000 box replica similar to SR100/200/300) and has the early John Grado manual too!   The headphones have the famous "pink" drivers and are fitted with Flat Pads (as pictured).They do sound really great and smooth with Flats instead of using S or L pads.   The headband is plastic  but is stitched all around (like the leather headband). The later are not and that looks more cheap imo.   The cable is quite different than the later SR60s SR80s as this is more flexible (more...
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Negative Reviews


Ordered online and regretted


Pros: Neutral

Cons: Dull

I ordered from an online without listening firsthand.  Plastiky feel ran through my mind when i opened up the box.   Straight from my Cambridge amplifier, no matter what I did, they sounded boring.       I know neutrality is a good thing but mine did not improve after 2 days burning in with pink noise.      

More Reviews


Clear and open. Best budget headphones period.


Pros: Clarity, Soundstage, Separation of instruments, Bass

Cons: A bit too warm. Missing the sparkling highs of the sr-80i. Headphones get uncomfortable after long use.

I was really shocked by the amount of clarity you get in these cans for the price after snagging it for only $30 on eBay, which normally go for $79 online. These are definitely the best for the price for what you get. Compared to the SR-80s, cans I used to own about a year ago, these are without a doubt, warmer than the latter, but I found them much easier on the ears compared to the shrilling highs of the 80. This makes for a much more comfortable and pleasing listening experience. I wish the highs were a bit more detailed, but for the price, I can't complain.   The soundstage in these is great. And being able to hear small details like cymbals crashing or the intricate details of...
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The first step on a great adventure


Pros: Engaging, fast and exciting. The bright Grado sound signature.

Cons: Lacks refinement. Bass impact is not strong.

I have a pair of vintage SR60 with pink drivers dark driver cloth. They also have a black magnet. These headphones simply at the best value headphones I've ever owned.   Vintage SR60 sound smoother than current day SR60i and SR60e yet still maintain the same engaging sound. I found the best pads for these are the original comfie pads and these pads put my ear closer to the driver opposed to today's comfies which create a greater distance making them sound more similar to bowl.   Using new bowl pads will make the highs sound a little strident. It is more obvious the highs have some roughness and edginess to it. The bass impact will be reduced and the bass slam is gone from...
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bedlam inside

Affordable entry level Headphones, you get what you pay for, buildquality is lacking and the sound quality is no match for serious headphones


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...
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Nice Vintage Headphone


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.

First Step into audiophone world


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...
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First 'serious' set


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...
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