Grado SR60 Headphones

General Information

The SR60s produce good sound for a low cost. The SR60s have a flexible, soft vinyl headband. The headband and earpeices are connected by metal height adjusters, which adjust the height of your head with the center of your ear. These nifty adjusters also allow the earpiece to rotate a full 360 degrees, permitting them to lie flat on a surface--perfect when packing in a suitcase. The SR60s offer good sound quality, plus are easily driven by the output of a portable player or inexpensive home equipment-- a nice combination. They come terminated to a mini with a 1/4 inch adapter and have a straight cord that attaches to both earpeices.

Latest reviews

Zsolt79

New Head-Fier
I love the cheapest Grado headphones. Unfortunately I have never listened expensive ones .. Comfortable on my head and the sound quality is very intimate, delicate and pleasant. I think it is very sensitive to the source, always got better and better when the quality of the DAC improved. Very impressive how many quality reserves the headphones have. I found that, with cyrus soundkey it has very good synergy. Very impressive with this tiny little sound card.

Community Verified icon




Közösség ellenőrzött ikonja
Z
Zsolt79
Five star, sorry! :)
B9Scrambler
B9Scrambler
@Zsolt79 There should be a small edit button below your review so you can change that :thumbsup:

speedking

Account disabled by request.
Pros: Nice sound , Flat pads
Cons: Cheap feeling :-( The cups looks more flat
This is the very early version of SR60 I got . These are the best SR60 I ever had in terms of packing /sound / build quality!
It came in the White Box with Blue foam (HP1000 box replica similar to SR100/200/300) and has the early John Grado manual too!
 
The headphones have the famous "pink" drivers and are fitted with Flat Pads (as pictured).They do sound really great and smooth with Flats instead of using S or L pads.
 
The headband is plastic  but is stitched all around (like the leather headband). The later are not and that looks more cheap imo.
 
The cable is quite different than the later SR60s SR80s as this is more flexible (more silicone feeling) and the conductors (red-blue-white) are looking more glossy and more "transparent", overall feels better quality.
 
The drivers are the famous "pink" ones ,they were "de-stressed" (not so precisely but they were) instead of the later ones but one thing I like to add here (and probably will dissapoint some dudes) is that the "pink" colour is a faded "black" over the years. John had the idea to paint the cheesecloth black so it will look similar to the HP1000 driver..The early Johns driver have a "gold" magnet , black glue at solder pads and a more clear diaphragm. And YES this driver (pink or not) sound more sweet,smooth and I really like it more than the later "i" driver!
 
The cups are plastic of caurse and gives a "cheap" feeling but and again just think that other Hi-End 'phones (from other famous companies) are almost 100% made of plastic and cost much more than the SR60!
 
Generic Thought: I noticed that at the early 90's John's Grado company was giving more attention in details of each product (packing, pads, assembly - Look early Prestige series and early Reference packing and assembly quality). By time they stopped the wooden boxes of the Reference phones with funny excuses, changed the Flat pads with S-cush and stop stitching the plastic headbands to increace their profit as the price tags remain the same!
 
Anyway I really enjoy these phones now!

kuel321

New Head-Fier
Pros: Clarity, Soundstage, Separation of instruments, Bass
Cons: A bit too warm. Missing the sparkling highs of the sr-80i. Headphones get uncomfortable after long use.
I was really shocked by the amount of clarity you get in these cans for the price after snagging it for only $30 on eBay, which normally go for $79 online. These are definitely the best for the price for what you get. Compared to the SR-80s, cans I used to own about a year ago, these are without a doubt, warmer than the latter, but I found them much easier on the ears compared to the shrilling highs of the 80. This makes for a much more comfortable and pleasing listening experience. I wish the highs were a bit more detailed, but for the price, I can't complain.
 
The soundstage in these is great. And being able to hear small details like cymbals crashing or the intricate details of a guitar picking is really extraordinary. Definitely recommend!

Comments

Top