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post #661 of 821
So what's the best dealer to get a pair of SR60's from? I believe headroom has a good reputation and there's always amazon...

Where did you all get your pair? Online/mail order is the only option for me right now.
post #662 of 821
I got mine second hand on this forum in the FS section.
post #663 of 821
Breaking-in my SR60 at the moment (previous owner had less than 20hrs on them), and I can't believe how much better they sound after less than 20hrs of me breaking them in.

Currently just breaking them in with lots of bass-heavy music (got this advice from the meier website). Can't wait to hear what they'll be like after 48hrs
post #664 of 821
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Originally Posted by nsx_23 View Post
Currently just breaking them in with lots of bass-heavy music (got this advice from the meier website). Can't wait to hear what they'll be like after 48hrs
Be careful on the bass. If you push the bass too hard you'll experience the so called "Grattle" or rattling sooner than later (if ever). My set of sr-60's have them but it's only apparent when playing them loud.
post #665 of 821
Switched over to some jazz music now, which is less bass heavy.
post #666 of 821
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Originally Posted by whaleyboy View Post

They sound great but I don't find them very comfortable for any length of time. My wife hates how they look, too, but she is just that way She only likes wood headphones and I can't say that I can fault here there.
There's the opening you've been waiting for to finally acquire the RS1 or RS2.
post #667 of 821
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There's the opening you've been waiting for to finally acquire the RS1 or RS2.
You know - I have been thinking the same thing. The RS 1 or 2 is just about next on my list (just after a competent DAC).

Over the last several months I have been really (!) enjoying the Yamamoto/W1000 combination but I am intensely curious about the higher end Grados. Hopefully there will be some at the LAOC meeting in a couple of weeks.
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Originally Posted by adamm View Post
So what's the best dealer to get a pair of SR60's from? I believe headroom has a good reputation and there's always amazon...

Where did you all get your pair? Online/mail order is the only option for me right now.
I got mine from Headroom and saved a few bucks as well as they were on sale. I'd easily do business with them again.
post #669 of 821
jazzloft.com gives free shipping, so they're cheaper than Headroom for the SR60. For anything higher, or combined orders, though, Headroom's discounts offset the shipping costs.
post #670 of 821
I joined the Grado club last Friday! It's been three days and they've hardly been off my head. I bought a pair of bowls too and it only took me minutes to decide the bowls are the way to go (at least for me!). Very close to the SR80s with bowls IMHO.

I had originally planned on getting HF-1s or RS-1s but I kept missing out on all the 'for sales'. So, I said screw it, took a ride to the nearest Hi-Fi shop and got me the SR60s. They only had SR60-80-125-225 in stock. I had already heard the SR125s and SR225s and prefer the 225s, but I'm going to wait and try for the RS-1s later this year.

I also spent a couple hours playing with all the 'spensive gear. The Rega CDPs are sweet! Better be for $3-$11k! Even got to toast my feet off the McIntosh MC2301 tube mono-blocks and XRT1K speakers. Clapton sounded awesome! Alas I had to leave but I will return!

So I think now I officially own, or have owned, all of the best recommended headphones under $100. If not, I've gotta be getting close! For now, I'm going back to my PCDP and SR60s till my head is broken-in!

Oh! I'm also waiting for my new Shanling PCD-3000A to arrive. I think it and the SR60s will make an sweet bedside system.
post #671 of 821
Just got some HD414 pads, and I can't believe how much better my SR60 now sounds!

I'm still wanting try out some bowl pads though. Curiosity is getting to me.
post #672 of 821
After a couple of weeks of listening at my typical moderately-loud levels, the break-in seems to have really taken effect. The bass is noticeably stronger now, but very well-balanced versus the mids and trebles, not overpowering, and very well-detailed. Indeed, I've eliminated the +3 dB bass boost on my Rockboxed e260, and I haven't made (and won't make) any mods to the phones.

It looks like I also might be making another Grado fan - I lent my SR60s to my dad for a while. He hasn't managed to break his Triports yet , and he was immediately impressed by the SR60s' bass quality (and overall sound).
post #673 of 821
Gotta say it again: I love my SR-60s. I recently bought some Livewires, and love them too, but the SR-60s hold a special place in my heart, plus no IEM can get that same open sound that a good set of open cans can (say that five times fast!).

I invested in some bowl pads a while back and noticed a startling difference in sound: I wouldn't say beter or worse, just different (maybe sharper, if thats a proper audio term?). My only complaint with the bowls is that after extensive use, they tend to hurt my ears b/c they're actually touching the metal mesh part (you know what I'm talkin about?). Any alternative, or "in-between" for the bowls and foam pads?
post #674 of 821
just want to say that officially I prefer the sr60s to Alessandro ms1s. Better sound not even considering the price IMO. I did an exhaustive comparison with different pads and music using three different sources and sr60 won in all systems
post #675 of 821
@dununus: word
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