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post #391 of 866
Yeah cheers, but is SR60 FOTW - quickly bored...
post #392 of 866
I already posted in this thread far ago, but I will do it again just because I like staying in a timeless place
post #393 of 866
These are the BEST headphones for use in bed
post #394 of 866
Lotsa love expressed here - but no questions answered (checks ccard and prepares to go to local Basingstoke Hi-Fi shop(which stocks entire Grado range) and prepares for 325i...no FOTW for me..
post #395 of 866
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Originally Posted by allenf
Lotsa love expressed here - but no questions answered (checks ccard and prepares to go to local Basingstoke Hi-Fi shop(which stocks entire Grado range) and prepares for 325i...no FOTW for me..
I'll try to answer here. The SR60's are no FOTW, as can be seen by this thread. They are a permanent HeadFi flavor, an awesome staple headphone, IMO. The primary difference with the SR60's vs SR80's is that the SR80's have bowl pads and SR60's have comfies. The bowls are somewhat uncomfortable and bright sounding, as upposed to the slightly rolled off highs, extended midrange, and comfortable feel of the SR60's comfy pads. These pads are also available stock with the Alessandro MS1 and IMO, it's a better value than the SR80- they have drivers that are tuned between SR125 and SR225 and a price about the same as the SR80. Add on a pair of HD414 pads (and VWAP mod them) and you'll have one serious pair of headphones.

Hope that answers some of your questions. Don't hesitate to ask more if you need to.
,
Abe
post #396 of 866
I just got my SR60s a while ago on a weekend trip (to Portland, OR, bought them at Fred's Sound of Music). So worth $70 it's not even funny, even fresh out of the packaging.

I look forward to being able to listen on these. Way more fun than my 280s (which still very much have their place).
post #397 of 866
Considering how long back this model was released (~10 years) and to know that till date there are no other models near its price range that can give it a challenge is something hard to beleive if read even in a fiction novel... But its reality..

Somebody did say it right.." Reality is stranger than fiction". What exactly is this??? Grado releases a model and it takes almost a decade for others to catch up to its perfection and still not quite make it. I'm just blindly buying the next thing Grado releases and then I can relax for the next whole decade while others catch up
post #398 of 866
Quote:
Originally Posted by seeberg
I'll try to answer here. The SR60's are no FOTW, as can be seen by this thread. They are a permanent HeadFi flavor, an awesome staple headphone, IMO. The primary difference with the SR60's vs SR80's is that the SR80's have bowl pads and SR60's have comfies. The bowls are somewhat uncomfortable and bright sounding, as upposed to the slightly rolled off highs, extended midrange, and comfortable feel of the SR60's comfy pads. These pads are also available stock with the Alessandro MS1 and IMO, it's a better value than the SR80- they have drivers that are tuned between SR125 and SR225 and a price about the same as the SR80. Add on a pair of HD414 pads (and VWAP mod them) and you'll have one serious pair of headphones.

Hope that answers some of your questions. Don't hesitate to ask more if you need to.
,
Abe
Thanx Seeberg and all - for a while I thought I was in everybody's Ignore list..
Ok - I really fancy a taste of the Grado flavour - 60s it is then!
post #399 of 866
Quote:
Originally Posted by s3r
I just got my SR60s a while ago on a weekend trip (to Portland, OR, bought them at Fred's Sound of Music). So worth $70 it's not even funny, even fresh out of the packaging.

I look forward to being able to listen on these. Way more fun than my 280s (which still very much have their place).
Portland, OR, eh? There's a meet there coming up on Aug. 2, hosted by devwild (HeadFi memeber, cool guy) and Tyll Hertsens (HeadRoom head honcho). Search for the thread if you're interested/ in the area.
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Originally Posted by allenf
Thanx Seeberg and all - for a while I thought I was in everybody's Ignore list..
Ok - I really fancy a taste of the Grado flavour - 60s it is then!
No prob, I just didn't know exactly how to answer your questions and concerns and stuff. Hope you enjoy your new 'phones!
BTW- I should also mention that by default, since the bowl pads are brighter, you'll get more detail, but my preference for the SR80 vs the SR60+VWAP pads still stands. The SR60+ Sennheiser HD414 VWAP pad combo is the better value IMO, and you can still buy separate bowl pads if you gotta have them.
,
Abe.
post #400 of 866
Heh - after all that I have just sprung for the SR80s, which I am wearing now..
Kasabian, 320K LAME CBR, iPod Photo 60, Pocketdock, SM V1/627/4 switch.
WOW!
Toe-tapping, much brighter than my HD650s, completely different presentation.
This requires further investigation.
Thanks again to you all!
post #401 of 866
the sr-60's roxor. simple as that.

they are not as niuce as nicer grado's in some respects, in other respects, they are nicer. crazy world. i miss the uber-flat response of my sr-60's.
post #402 of 866
nikongod, I like your style.
post #403 of 866
Yesh Yesh. The Grado SR-60 will always hold a place in my heart as one of the best phones eva. I have the senn 595's and the 580's and when I switch to my 60's, they hold up, and add some flava to the music as well.
post #404 of 866
I thought it was about time I chimed in here, after lurking for some time and becoming more informed.

I am one happy camper, after just popping down to the local high end audio store and picking up some Sr80's. (Audiophile, in North Fitzroy Melbourne)

I A/B tested the Sr60 against the Sr80 using some familiar Music (Tool Lateralus). I first listened to the SR80's and was immediately impressed with their dynamics, and engaging sound. Good bass extension, quite forward sounding, but to my ears perfectly suited to my musical tastes not shrill as I have read. Importantly I didnt find them uncomfortable with my small ears (which my wife affecionately calls dried apricots) ahah.

Then switching to the Sr60's, everything becoming a little warmer, equally engaging but slightly veiled, in the upper mid / high region.

I opted for the Sr80's but would have been happy with either. I could justify the price difference, and knowing I can always try them with the comfies or 414 pads, thanks to all the great info from Head-Fi.

Such a lovely day outside, I decided to walk back to work and it was so much more enjoyable walking along rawkin out to the Grado's

thanks guys.
post #405 of 866
i agree with the last post in this thread. the sr60's are too dark and wooly for me. the 225's are way too upfront. the rs1's actually seem similar to the sr80 but maybe 10% better. the sr80's remind me of k240's on sterioids. try wearing them without tapping your feet! i feel that any higher up the prestige line than the sr80 just puts everything way too upfront and smooshed together. with a smaller soundstage. the sr80 puts me 5 rows back just where i like to be. and i find that unamped from a good strong source they are just as good as amped. sorry to be the fly in the ointment since this was a sr60 thread. i am actually sorry i spent for the rs1's now that i have the sr80's. i know everyone here likes to talk everyone else into more and more expensive cans. but this is a really personal thing. just like loudspeakers. some people may like a $300 pair better than a $1000 pair. it's all preference. the bass seems unatural to me on the higher prestige models and they are just too aggresive for me. so just because they are more money and supposed to sound better does not mean that everyone will like them better.
hence the popularity of this thread. the sr60 is the lowest grado currently sold and some people are liking them better than rs1's. i mean i read all the posts here, and i a/b'd the 80's and 225's for 2 hours and could not make myself buy the ones i just didn't like. it had nothing whatsoever to do with price.
so i just wish(especially for newbies) that people here would stop saying the sorry about your wallet deal. tell people to listen to as many as they can and pick the ones they like regardless of the price. if you like the million dolar ones great. if you like the $1 ones thats great also. it's all about what suits you.
talking about headphones all day long has nothing on getting out and auditioning them. even though the sr80's may be my personal favorite cans of all time i am really glad to see people giving up expensive phones to listen to sr60's in this thread. get what you like, not what someone tells you is better.
get out and listen to them! you don't have to feel inferior if your favorite phones are $60. it is not a fashion statement. it is for YOUR own enjoyment!
i originally felt i would get "dissed" around here for liking cheap phones. if i do i don't care anyways because they are on MY ears. it is not a status symbol by any means. if that is what anyone needs, get a lamborghini. it will get you way more looks than even qualia cans will! and there is not some magical formula that makes cans that retail for more than others sound better. look at all the threads that speculate that the whole prestige line are basicaly the same components. then go see all the threads of rs1's falling apart on people.
and this is no offence to mr. grado. it is the same deal with any brand these days. the one thing i can for any grado above all else is they are not made by slave laborers. so just go enjoy what ever your favorite cans are now!

amen,
end of sermon.
music_man.
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