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post #1951 of 1965
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Originally Posted by KlarkKentThe3rd View Post
 

I may be getting SR60e or SR80e within a month.

 

And I have a very important question for the owners of either, or someone who listened to both. Which one has more low end, and which one has a flatter response graph?

 

I would greatly appreciate if you answer, and not ignore this post. Preemptive thanks.

 

If your after a flatter response have you considered the MS1's?

 

I have the older MS1i and SR80i and the Alessandros are more neutral and have better low end extension than the 80's.  On the flip side the 80's are slightly brighter and sparkly with the classic Grado peak in the highs.  Not sure how any of that translates to the "e" series though.

post #1952 of 1965
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Originally Posted by mcandmar View Post
 

 

If your after a flatter response have you considered the MS1's?

 

I have the older MS1i and SR80i and the Alessandros are more neutral and have better low end extension than the 80's.  On the flip side the 80's are slightly brighter and sparkly with the classic Grado peak in the highs.  Not sure how any of that translates to the "e" series though.


My budget is 100 bucks or less. And I want to buy something that will work mostly well without an amp.

post #1953 of 1965
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post
 

Thanks for posting ZAZEX, I knew I wasn't crazy, the new pads are different. damn drivers were touching my ears

 

Cheers, glad to be of help

post #1954 of 1965

I think that you can get the SR60i and probably the ''e'' too, for about $100,  the SR60i is a no brainer, I haven't heard the SR60e though.

 

Oh! and for those who might like to know, Grado has finally upsized the 15'' extension cord, to match the new 12 conductors cable that is on the higher end models. Judging by the it's size, it looks big enough to jumpstart a car!.

 

Because they're starting to kick in, I blame what follows on my pain medication..                                                                   

 

Here are my thoughts for Grado's PS10 000ie flagship 10 years from now goes like this, PS10 000ie, ear cups made of exotic wood, only found in the equator forest, with the wood and metal alloy mined deep under ground and cured using a very special painstaking method that must remain confidential. The cable will have a 3/4'' outside diameter, and 96 conductors using a mix of silver and 100 karats gold strands only found deep in the equator forest. The ear pads will be made of a very special and rare foam, only found deep in the equator forest. The PS10 000ie, will have 120mm drivers and a FR of 2hz to 53 000hz, and will weight 12 pounds for the headphones themselves, and 17 pounds for the cable. They will be pakaged in the much loved (yeah sure), recycled, and now, reinforced cardboard box. The total shipping weight, including the 45 pounds extension cord and 2 pounds 1/8 adapter, will be 86 pounds. 

post #1955 of 1965


Go with the sr80e.

post #1956 of 1965
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Originally Posted by KlarkKentThe3rd View Post
 

I may be getting SR60e or SR80e within a month.

 

And I have a very important question for the owners of either, or someone who listened to both. Which one has more low end, and which one has a flatter response graph?

 

I would greatly appreciate if you answer, and not ignore this post. Preemptive thanks

Sorry I can't give you the exact comparison you asked for but in the i series as good as the SR60i was, especially for the money, I felt that the SR80i gave a bit more detail in the bass and was a touch smoother through the mids and highs.  In my opinion, well worth the $20 difference.  I have heard the SR60e and it is a step up from the SR60i, a bit more refinement across the board.  I had a PS500 and now have a PS500e and feel that the e here is an improvement once you have them broken in (50 hours start to make the difference, 100 hours and they have arrived).  I really liked my PS500 but the e has better definition in the bass and again is a bit smoother through the rest of the spectrum and I like them better.

 

I don't know if you can extrapolate from the scattered findings above but although I am sure you will like either choice I vote you go for the SR80e.

 

Good luck and enjoy.  ;)

post #1957 of 1965
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Originally Posted by ESL-1 View Post
 

Sorry I can't give you the exact comparison you asked for but in the i series as good as the SR60i was, especially for the money, I felt that the SR80i gave a bit more detail in the bass and was a touch smoother through the mids and highs.  In my opinion, well worth the $20 difference.  I have heard the SR60e and it is a step up from the SR60i, a bit more refinement across the board.  I had a PS500 and now have a PS500e and feel that the e here is an improvement once you have them broken in (50 hours start to make the difference, 100 hours and they have arrived).  I really liked my PS500 but the e has better definition in the bass and again is a bit smoother through the rest of the spectrum and I like them better.

 

I don't know if you can extrapolate from the scattered findings above but although I am sure you will like either choice I vote you go for the SR80e.

 

Good luck and enjoy.  ;)


Thank you, and everyone else.

 

I guess it is time to ask Gradolabs directly...

post #1958 of 1965

Just opened up my SR80e's and loving them already! 

post #1959 of 1965

So I just got the SR60e's and L O V I N G it. :smile_phones:

 

This is my first Grado, and this hits the sweet spot for most of the music i listen to. The bass isn't boomy, the mids are clear and the highs sparkly. Plus it's open-air.

 

Fleetwood Mac and Blondie sound gorgeous on this (in fact I use "Sara" as one of the songs to test all my headphones), and even treble heavy j-pop bands like Perfume sound splendid on this. Sure, bass-heavy stuff isn't really its thing but I have my Audio Technica SJ55s for that :tongue: 

 

Luckily I have a lot of 320kpbs mp3s (i need to dig up my Fleetwood Mac FLAC files too) and Spotify Premium.


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post #1960 of 1965
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Originally Posted by applebucked View Post
 

So I just got the SR60e's and L O V I N G it. :smile_phones:

 

This is my first Grado, and this hits the sweet spot for most of the music i listen to. The bass isn't boomy, the mids are clear and the highs sparkly. Plus it's open-air.

 

Fleetwood Mac and Blondie sound gorgeous on this (in fact I use "Sara" as one of the songs to test all my headphones), and even treble heavy j-pop bands like Perfume sound splendid on this. Sure, bass-heavy stuff isn't really its thing but I have my Audio Technica SJ55s for that :tongue: 

 

Luckily I have a lot of 320kpbs mp3s (i need to dig up my Fleetwood Mac FLAC files too) and Spotify Premium.

Great choice of a headphone for the music that you are listening too.

 

Congrats and enjoy....happy listening.

post #1961 of 1965
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

Great choice of a headphone for the music that you are listening too.

 

Congrats and enjoy....happy listening.

Thanks! I especially love the forward mids (my SJ55s had slightly recessed ones + the treble is not as sparkly unless I EQ it, which I prefer not to do) and the detail is better than what I expect at this price range.

post #1962 of 1965


Enjoy.

 

Incredible sound for how much they cost - and so much fun!

post #1963 of 1965
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Originally Posted by applebucked View Post
 

So I just got the SR60e's and L O V I N G it. :smile_phones:

 

This is my first Grado, and this hits the sweet spot for most of the music i listen to. The bass isn't boomy, the mids are clear and the highs sparkly. Plus it's open-air.

 

Fleetwood Mac and Blondie sound gorgeous on this (in fact I use "Sara" as one of the songs to test all my headphones), and even treble heavy j-pop bands like Perfume sound splendid on this. Sure, bass-heavy stuff isn't really its thing but I have my Audio Technica SJ55s for that :tongue: 

 

Luckily I have a lot of 320kpbs mp3s (i need to dig up my Fleetwood Mac FLAC files too) and Spotify Premium.

Congratulations on the 60e's!

Sara is an excellent choice to listen to with the Grados...check out "Over My Head" with the Grados also…totally awesome, you'll  hear details you never even knew where there!

Enjoy!

post #1964 of 1965
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Originally Posted by Nada190 View Post
 

Just opened up my SR80e's and loving them already! 


GREAT! How flat are they? Asking because I don't know whether to buy these or SR60e.

post #1965 of 1965
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Originally Posted by KlarkKentThe3rd View Post


GREAT! How flat are they? Asking because I don't know whether to buy these or SR60e.

I've had my sr80e for about a month. Compared to my hd600s, I'd say the sound is pretty flat. The treble is energetic especially with my guns n roses and extends fairly well. Along with that flat signature comes a not so forward midrange, which compared to my um2s is quite noticeable. All in all, I came in looking for a grado sound with not too shimmery treble and detail, and boy do these deliver. Especially for 100 bucks!

I have not heard the sr60e though I have heard the sr60i. The 80e bass extends a little deeper compared to the 60i iric
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