I've spotted some dude with Grado's in a 3 hour bus trip 2day. So i aproched him when the bus stopped for a break and went (in hebrew):
"he' mun! lemme check out the grado's plz!
(first time i saw grado's :P)
"Excuse me??" (in english)
[here's where my dream for better future has shattered to pieces. he wasn't Israeli. just when i started thinking we're on to something
"Umm, i want to try the Grado's. I'v got the PortaPro's and i want to compare.."
"You've got an amp for it?"
"Nah. Not yet."
The enviorment didn't let me to do critical listening but here's some of my impressions:
It was the SR-60
They have a vintage look just like i saw in the pics. They felt like i was holding an archeological exhibit
(all the hippie-hair-stuck-in-the-foam sure helped
The sound. Well, pretty much as i expected. I heared the unique sound that everybody is talking about here. I won't go into detail but i liked the sound all-in-all.
Am i gonna buy them? Yea probably, one day (maybe the sr-80 for the bass). Why? Well, not becouse i really need them... I didn't really feal like i'm missing something with the PP's. They just left a good impression on me. Like some collectors piece that every beginner audiophile should have..
So umm.. yeah. Here ye go. First (serious) headphone sighting + a micro review