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Grado SR60 On-Ear Headphones

4.5/5 (177 Reviews)


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Vented diaphragm Non Resonant air chamber Standard copper voice coil wire Standard copper connecting cord mini plug with 1/4" adaptor


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Petter Engblom a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 26, 2010

Bottom Line:   
Bought my sr 60 for $79 and I just love them. They fit very nicely on the ears and the music is amazing. I would recommend these headphones to home-listeners only. They are not very portable, but dont get me wrong, they are in fact really durable! They are also totally open which means that the music leaks out. There is also an advantage of this leakage, it provides an amazing sound.

However there are a slight rattle in both of the cups while producing low bass notes. As long as you dont blast the music and play HipHop you dont have to be worried about that though.


I used the Sennheiser HD485 before these. The bass is slightly weaker on the sr 60 but the music is more pronounced. I would say go out there and buy them! They are good looking and they give you amazing sound for a very low price.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2009



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Donald MacGregor a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2010

Bottom Line:   
I just cannot endorse these things. Uncomfortable, horribly made and harsh sounding, they may be good for those who like slam but there is no refinement here at all. Mine fell apart, the cups rattled on low bass notes and I couldn't get rid of them fast enough. There are lots of better options and for not much more $$$ there are really great headphones like the AKG K240s and the Shure SRH440s. Do yourself a favor, if you only have $60 to spend, buy the Koss PortaPro at $45 and save for one of the other models I'm mentioning.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2007



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by CHS a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 13, 2009

Bottom Line:   
Got it for a bargain nearly new ( 1yr old mint condition ). Paid US$35 off ebay.

Sounds just great for that money. Okay, so it pales to a real audiophile setup. No one disputes that. I use it with my Ipod at work, unamped and it blows away any tiny buds (Shure/Klipsch/UE) for that price.

I know what good systems sounds like. I have an old Marantz/Accuphase/Castle system in my living room, and a Cello/Sonus Faber in my bedroom. I have buddies who own Macintosh/Krell/Burmeester setups, and we play CDs & SACDs in each others home regularly.

So before any snooty audiophile starts a bilious rant about how MP3 will never trump the "real thing." Chill. I know what you are going on about.

I have never been into headphone gear. I only wear headphones when I jog with my Ipod.

But lately, I wanted a setup at work where I can blow off some of my music when I burn the midnight oil.

So I turned to the internet and the story of the Grado's came up the most positive. I have no real bias, and through my whole life I have one principal - buy 2nd hand. Someone else pays for the depreciation, and being audiophiles, people can't resist upgrading. So I am forever collecting other peoples discarded well cared for or nearly new gear. Its amazing why people keep chasing sonic nirvana by paying ridiculous prices for incremental upgrades.

Annyhow, these cans arrived in their original box with nary a scratch. Mint.

Plugged it into my Ipod and was instantly wowed ... before this, I stuck with the regular "white buds" from Apple.

But what was really amazing was the quality of sound upgrade when I plugged it into my jogging Ipod shuffles ...

This was a pleasant surprise. These small shuffles are well endowed. Steve Jobs and the dudes who designed this little gadget must love music as much as I do.

Taught bass, open mids and great musicality.
Has a touch of bright sibliance.
Needs to be played loud to be enjoyed.

Good for rock, jazz, blues and male voices
Not so good for orchestral or female vocals (too much sibliance ... )

Definately not the last word in absolute detail, clarity or soundstage. But hey ... it is so much better than some small costly home systems I have heard!

I can't tell you if its better than other similarly priced cans or even the cans that have stratospheric price tags. But if you have never tried headphones, or have been using small buds. Give these a try and be impressed.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2008



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cicli-raffa a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 24, 2008

Bottom Line:   
I purchased this set of cans, after the numerous rave reviews I have seen online. Well they do sound great, but I was expecting a lot more. I guess if you don't have an audiophile setup home, these probably sound the business for you, but to me they seem to be lacking that wow factor. Anyhow for the price they are a TRUE steal.
I have to lower my vote due to the flimsy build quality, they Y cable join seems very delicate and I am sure it will break over time.
I use these for all style of listing, from casual ipod to film recording and finally to film post production. On certain types of music these cans just don't do it for me, as in jazz. They lack that clean and smooth sound, but on the other hand while listing to my post production sfx with a lot of rumbling sounds, they wow these cans really shine!

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2008

Price Paid:    $59.00



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Phil Canard a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: November 6, 2007

Bottom Line:   
The much cheaper SR60 replaced my SR200. The SR200 was even less comfortable. I bought the soft earpads from John Fort and that helped the SR200 and SR60 comfort quite a bit. The SR200 was tighter in the bass, but less extended than the SR60. The SR200 had smoother treble, but that counted little on rock music. The greater comfort of the SR60 made me wear them more often. I admit the SR200 is better in an audiophile sense, but not by much, and the cost difference does not justify buying the SR200 in my opinion. Either model is an excellent Rock-N-Roll set of cans if you can get used to the ergonomics. I wanted a better all around set of cans, so I replaced them with the AKG K601. It 's a better set of cans all the way around, but it set me back $210.

SR60 is 3-star, SR200 is 3.5-star, and K601 is at least 4-star in an absolute sense.

Instead of buying an SR60 or SR80, I would pay a few more bucks and order the AKG K530 out of Europe or wait for it to appear in the USA. A K301 XTRA or K401 XTRA sometimes shows up on eBay at a SR60 price. They have the new AKG Varimotion technology which in my opinion obsoletes the Sennheiser and Grado models even at much higher prices. It has an uncanny ability to sort out complex passages and reveal inner detail you never heard before, sounding completely natural the whole time.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $69.00

Purchased At:   John Fort Audio Vide




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