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Well, burn in could help, both your cans and your brain. Give 'em some time. Also, there are mods for the comfort zone that might help. Check 'em out. I'm a big jazz and classical fan, if that matters, and enlarging the sound stage is a big help for those genres. FWIW, I didn't like the comfort level of my 325s. I took the expensive(?) way out and got G-Cushes and I'm pretty sure they fit the 60s. Just a thought.
Grados are certainly not for everyone. However, I personally found them to be one of the most satisfying and exciting headphones I've ever tried. I went from the SR60 and climbed all the way up to the GS1000 and RS-1 because of this excitement. This forum probably has more members and contributors thanks to the SR60 gateway drug.
If you find you just don't like the sound after more time with them, they just might not be your cup of tea. Other headphones like the Sony MDR-V6, Audio-Technica AD700, or Denon AH-D1001 might be more to your liking.
yea, I got the doughnut pads, they take abit of the bass away but they stop the highs from rapeing your ears.
I love the idea of those $45 circumaural pads Grado sells, but once you've bumped the budget up to $125 I think there might be better options.
Personally, giving lots of thought to the HARX900 and the AKG k240S.
Be sure to loosen up the band. This might help with the comfort issues.
Note that you can try to "quarter mod" the pads. In principle this means just cutting small holes to the pads. This helped immensely with my pair of iGrados. Before the mod bass felt veiled. Dunno how it affects SR-60, though. There are some awesome mods at this thread btw.
dude, the pads do nothing to the sound, I tried it raw and then pads, they sound the same. also how are the Igrado I was looking into them*thinking of selling my 80i's*
iGrados don't quite match the performance of their other models (I've used SR-125 and SR-325is actively). Quarted modded version seems way bassier than vanilla SR-125. No idea how it compares to SR-125is...
In this case comfort may be an issue as well. I just can't wear them more than a few hours at tops.
Depending on your preferences you might find something more suitable in the same price range.
Well, bbophead and others were right - time helps. Bending the band also helps a ton.
Now I'm not getting clamped, but the earpads are still unpleasant; and I can't stress how very, very right folks are about these not being great headphones for classical. Clear enough, but the stage is too tight and everything is too...yeah, "in your face," as everybody says. At least for my own preferences, which I didn't know could be so strong either way.
Given my issues, I'm just gonna go ahead and order the AD700 tonight.
yea, I'm working on some headphone "persona" pictures if you will, the Grados would be a spiky haird punk rocker, they are sharp, fast, in your face and unrelenting.
From what I understand, the SR-60i's are designed to be modded. See Bilavideo's Grado Mod Thread. They're cheap enough to where you wont feel too uncomfortable opening them up ( I still havent opened my Sr225's, not balls yet sigh).
Also, try using the Grados with Eric Clapton Uplugged or any Acoustic Album (Alice in Chains). IMO that is where they truly shine. I own a pair of AD700s also, and while more comfortable than the Grados (not by much, the grado headband is VERY bendable and necessary for comfort.), they dont quite have the detail of my 225i's.
AFAIK, the 225 and sr 60 use the same driver. Its all a matter of modding.