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post #571 of 865
How does the brightness of the SR-60 compare to the ER4S? It has been a while since I listened to the two. Does the ER4S sound fuller in the midrange? My most recent Grado experience was with the HF-1 and RS-2. Both sounded quite bright and not too good for brightly-recorded tracks.
post #572 of 865
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Originally Posted by milkpowder View Post
How does the brightness of the SR-60 compare to the ER4S? It has been a while since I listened to the two. Does the ER4S sound fuller in the midrange? My most recent Grado experience was with the HF-1 and RS-2. Both sounded quite bright and not too good for brightly-recorded tracks.
The SR-60s have significantly more upper-treble (10kHz-ish) brightness than the ER4, which is comparatively dark in that area. It has marginally more bass presence, and is fairly fuller lower mids. The SR-60 is much brighter in the upper mids than the ER4.

The overall sound is what I would call "brittle" and definitely treble-biased, but certainly not unenjoyable. I don't think I'll be selling them this time around.
post #573 of 865
Received my 60's today....

Count me in the Grado club!

Not like anything you guys didn't already know, but these SR60's are pretty darn impressive. Very clean and crisp. They're sounding great unamped from my 6G iPod. Well worth the $70! Not quie as 'creamy' and 'deep' as my HD650's, but then again they're 1/5th the cost!

I bought the SR-60's to be my office cans, and they're going to be perfect for it.

A big thank-you to everyone in this thread. Your high praise encouraged me to try Grado, and I'm glad I did!
post #574 of 865
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Originally Posted by BigStig View Post
Received my 60's today....

Count me in the Grado club!

Not like anything you guys didn't already know, but these SR60's are pretty darn impressive. Very clean and crisp. They're sounding great unamped from my 6G iPod. Well worth the $70! Not quie as 'creamy' and 'deep' as my HD650's, but then again they're 1/5th the cost!

I bought the SR-60's to be my office cans, and they're going to be perfect for it.

A big thank-you to everyone in this thread. Your high praise encouraged me to try Grado, and I'm glad I did!
i've gone through the whole non-metal grado line and the only ones i kept were the sr-60 and the hf-1...w/the hf-1 mostly for collection purposes. i think the sr-60 really is the star of the grado lineup, along with the rs-1.

my only suggestion would be to replace the pads with a pair of the hd-414 sennheiser pads with holes cut in them. nice pickup!
post #575 of 865
I just got my sr-60's today.. i really likethe build and quality of it.. but i proabbly will have to sell them soon, since the comfort wise for me is not too good. I'll probably have to go back with my senihiser.
post #576 of 865
I love my sr60's.

But they will forever stay hidden in my room, unless Biggles and jodphurs come back into fashion!



Tally-Ho!
post #577 of 865
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Originally Posted by kugino View Post
i've gone through the whole non-metal grado line and the only ones i kept were the sr-60 and the hf-1...w/the hf-1 mostly for collection purposes. i think the sr-60 really is the star of the grado lineup, along with the rs-1.

my only suggestion would be to replace the pads with a pair of the hd-414 sennheiser pads with holes cut in them. nice pickup!

I have read the advice of cutting out the middles of the ear pads. So you recommend sennheiser pads? I was thinking of ordering a replacement set of SR60 pads and trying the mod out. What kind of difference does cutting out the middles make? Better highs?
post #578 of 865
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Originally Posted by BigStig View Post
I have read the advice of cutting out the middles of the ear pads. So you recommend sennheiser pads? I was thinking of ordering a replacement set of SR60 pads and trying the mod out. What kind of difference does cutting out the middles make? Better highs?
- order the Sennheiser HD414 pads (if you aren't allergic to 'yellow' at least) as they can be found cheaper than grado comfies and they are made from softer foam
- do the quarter-mod on those (brings out the highs a bit and makes the sound more airy)
- if you really prefer modded over unmodded, spend $15 on some bowls (opens up the sound even more and introduces you to the 'real' grado sound)
post #579 of 865
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Originally Posted by Televator View Post
- order the Sennheiser HD414 pads (if you aren't allergic to 'yellow' at least) as they can be found cheaper than grado comfies and they are made from softer foam
- do the quarter-mod on those (brings out the highs a bit and makes the sound more airy)
- if you really prefer modded over unmodded, spend $15 on some bowls (opens up the sound even more and introduces you to the 'real' grado sound)
in general the bowls accentuate the highs and reduce (or tame) the bass. detail is also improved, IMO. the quarter (or tealight-size) mod tries to achieve a little of this.

many grado owners here do not prefer the bowls, though. i actually think that bowls are preferable on the hf-1 and the woody grados because the bass is boomy and uncontrolled when using flats. personal preference, probably.
post #580 of 865
I think its safe to say that my sr-60s have changed my life.
thank you mr. Grado
post #581 of 865
this is a reverse of he senn 414 reverse mod *double reverse
i cut the holes big enough for the reverse mod, hated the pads reversed, so made them regular again

these's are the only pads i've ever heard w grados, since i bought it used, it came with only (new) senn pads.

does anyone think that the quarter holes are cut too big and that its affecting SQ? i think they sound above average, but not Woah. the reverse mod i thought sounded pretty bad (lack of volume, no intensity)


post #582 of 865

pads

i use unmodded yellow senn pads on my grados (not reversed or inside-out or whatever) Truthfully i just bought them because i needed new pads and they were really cheap and i thought they looked rad. The sound was definitely a little different but i don't know exactly how, maybe a little more up-front with the yellows and a tat bit more bass

is the coin mod worth busting out the scissors for?
post #583 of 865
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Originally Posted by headphonejunkie View Post
You will find that you will be missing parts of the songs. At least that is how it is with my 80's. I always feel like something is missing. I think it is mostly air and detail. The 225's have so much more air than the 80's and that also has some of the detail in with it. Other than that I enjoy my 80's at work a lot. It just takes getting used to the difference.
Ahh ok. Makes sense as the 60s would be a step down from the 225s.
post #584 of 865
i dont think mine are burnt in yet, and that may be why i like my sonys better.....whats average burn in?
post #585 of 865
i tried going to bed with these for the first time

lying down on my pillow listening to these, they went from $60 to $200 headphones it felt like, woah, i thought it was amazing. i couldn;t even go to bed, couldnt stop listening to them.

but listening to them today as im on the lappy...back to normal headphones... weird, i need to find some kind of mod to give it that warmer, bassier, all encompassing effect
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