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post #346 of 865
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Originally Posted by PTheD
Covenant - Welcome to the Grado Labs SR60 owners group. Most of us, as you already know, love the SR60 & we hope you will to. After you get a few hundred good hours with the can drop on by www.headphonereviews.org and register a profile there and give them a good thurough reviewing. Of course this is up to you, but it is quite satisfying to lay your opinions out on the web for everyone else to see. Also if you have the time drop by here and add your thoughts on it to the hundreds that have already been posted, or should that be thousands...
Thank you PTheD, i'll most certainly do so, though i have little by way of gear for comparison. It seems to me that the SR60 was probably the best choice out of the Grado lineup for me, short of the RS-1 anyway - i tend to prefer somewhat neutral, just slightly coloured sound with an intimate soundstage, and this appears to be exactly what the SR60 delivers. I haven't listened to any of the other models extensively yet, but from what i've read it seems to me that each one boosts certain sets of frequencies in order to achieve greater 'musicality', along with the expected refinements in detail. While i can understand many enjoying that, my (admittedly brief) experience with the SR80 led me to believe the 60 was probably the best model for me, again bar the RS-1.

...so i guess its time to start saving for the latter now, eh?
post #347 of 865
I've been bitten also.

I've owned some Senn 555s for a couple of months and after reading this thread, I thought the SR-60 would be a nice complimentary phone. I've had my SR-60s for about 2-3 weeks, and the Senns are now collecting dust. I still like the Senns for laid back listening, but when it comes to rock (which is most of my collection) the Grados rule.

In fact, I am so smitten with them that I have already ordered my "upgrado", which I should have in a couple of days: SR-325i.

Quick story: My wife came home with one of those $500 Dyson vaccuum cleaners and I saw my opening/excuse to spend $300 on my new toy. :325ismile:

Anyway, can't wait to try the golden goodness. Nothing like an in-your-face listen with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Santana, Pink Floyd.......
post #348 of 865
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Originally Posted by Covenant
short of the RS-1 anyway - again bar the RS-1
Well yeah, there is always that Grado, but that is a whole nother can-o-worms/thread!
post #349 of 865
Count me in for loving the SR60's. Least expensive in the 60/80/125/225/325/325i lineup (if you exclude the SR40), and to me provide the least fatiguing and most easily enjoyable sound of the bunch.

I suppose I should pick up some flat pads for them for the best possible sound, or maybe even the Senn 414 pads, but bend the headband a tad, and the comfies are just fine - they take off just enough treble edge while still giving a good low end. No fussing around with pads, keepin' em stock for now.

It's funny that these are some of the least expensive of the "respectable" headphones here on the boards, and I'm getting more enjoyment out of my music collection than I have in a long time, probably because I'm not worried about modding or amping them. I just slap them on and enjoy the damn music! Bruce Dickinson's "Balls to Picasso" is kickin' my azz right now with the SR60's...
post #350 of 865
Welcome the club appar11.
post #351 of 865
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Originally Posted by apnk
Welcome the club appar11.
Yes... Welcome to the club. Now give us all your money, HeadFi demands it!

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Originally Posted by appar111
It's funny that these are some of the least expensive of the "respectable" headphones here on the boards, and I'm getting more enjoyment out of my music collection than I have in a long time, probably because I'm not worried about modding or amping them. I just slap them on and enjoy the damn music! Bruce Dickinson's "Balls to Picasso" is kickin' my azz right now with the SR60's...
It's quotes like yours that lead me to believe that HeadFi's quintessential headphone is the SR60, I mean, it's at least an FOTY, which is what I'd regard SA5000's as as well, since they've been an FOTM for so long, why not?
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Abe
post #352 of 865
After reading this thread I had to pick up a pair of SR-60s. I called the local hi-fi store and they happened to have a pair in stock! It was the only headphone they carried along with their plasma televisions and high end audio equipment. I was enjoying them for hours on end yesterday. However, after I headed out for a little bit, leaving them plugged in for burn in, one side's volume level had become much lower than the other side. I thought it was my source so I switched to my girlfriend's Ipod and they still presented the same problem. (BTW, my girlfriend WAS the type of person who thought 30 dollars is too much to pay for a pair of headphones. I emphasize WAS because after she tried these on, she wanted a pair for herself.) I called up the local shop and they agreed to exchange the headphones for me. Hopefully I'll switch em out tomorrow as they were closed today.
post #353 of 865
Thread Starter 
Man I have put nearly 60 hours on the SR-60 just this week...thats with some other stellar headphones at hand...I think the Rio Karma + SR-60 combo is the best thing to happen to me since I joined headfi. Absolutely NO REGRETS whatsoever...just fantastic sound

Good to see that the SR-60 has a strong following. When I started this thread everyone seemed to have forgotten about this little beaut...

Sweet!
post #354 of 865
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Originally Posted by gsferrari
Good to see that the SR-60 has a strong following. When I started this thread everyone seemed to have forgotten about this little beaut...
Sweet!
Couldn't have said it better myself. The SR60 isn't going anywhere, and IMHO, should be tried by as many HeadFi'ers as possible.
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Abe
post #355 of 865
I'm addicted to my SR80s as well. They're not really uncomfortable anymore (maybe after extended periods, but still okay - I actually prefer them, comfort-wise, to my old V300s). I could never go back to pedestrian phones after these. Using a FLAC-enabled Karma is pretty good too - and if you use the EQ just a touch to add bass and low mids, it's heaven.
post #356 of 865
I just dropped $30 + $5 shipping on some FLAT pads for my Grado Ms2i/60. I hope it was worth it.
post #357 of 865
I broke my plastic grill after trying to twist off the sr60 pin. I'm gonna have to perform a metal grill mod now. anyone know where I can pick up some?
post #358 of 865
Maybe a computer parts/electronics shop, home depot, or radioshack perhaps?
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Abe
post #359 of 865
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by masan
I broke my plastic grill after trying to twist off the sr60 pin. I'm gonna have to perform a metal grill mod now. anyone know where I can pick up some?

Now is your chance to use a less reflective material on the back. Try a thin fabric in your favorite color. Try different materials...post pics...and tell us which one you think sounds best.
post #360 of 865
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Originally Posted by gsferrari
Now is your chance to use a less reflective material on the back. Try a thin fabric in your favorite color. Try different materials...post pics...and tell us which one you think sounds best.
Hey now, I never thought of using fabric... hmmm... that might be interesting to try. Try velour or vlevet, see if it changes the tone for a more velvety performance or somesuch. Who knows, that could be a MOTM! Or to be really bold, pick a colored fabric, and paint your Grado's to match, like 'pimping a ride'. I thought of what my SA1000's would be like in Rosso Corsa (classic Ferrari red), and I imagine it'd work-and look AWESOME, but I'm not cut out to DIY.
If I modify my SR125's, they are definitely getting a recolor though. That is, unless someone buys them off me first
I'm pathetic.
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Abe
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