Grado SR60e Headphones
SR60e: Your Music is MoreEveryone loves a thumping bass and kick-drum, but not at the expense of everything else. The Grado SR60e is your entry to the world of full spectrum audio. You'll actually hear notes you never knew were there. Perhaps your audiophile friends have fueled a desire for the legendary Grado sound but you thought it was out of reach. Try a pair of our affordable open-back headphones and experience fuller, more realistic sound. Club-footed imports can't match the sonic enlightenment from Brooklyn, USA.
Grado has taken one of the world's most legendary headphones and made it even better. The SR60e has a new driver design, a new polymer to better damp resonant distortion in the plastic housing, and a new cable from plug to driver connection. The way the SR60e's new driver and plastic housing move air and react to sound vibrations virtually eliminate transient distortions. This allows the signal flow over the new cable to reproduce sound that has tight control of the upper and lower range of the frequency spectrum, while supporting Grado's world renowned midrange. The SR60e will produce a sound that is pure Grado, with warm harmonic colors, rich full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics, and an ultra-smooth top end.
General DesignAll Grado headphones have a vented diaphragm design that incorporates a large air chamber. This design concept lowers the frequency resonance (distortion) of the diaphragm and extends bass response. The diaphragm is made of a low mass polymer, carefully formed to broaden resonant modes to reduce their amplitude. The diaphragm mass is determined with the compliance of the suspension in mind so that the desired low frequency resonance is achieved. The diaphragm's total mass is calculated to provide a full 20 KHZ bandwidth, while avoiding break-up at lower frequencies.
Sonic ReproductionGrado headphones can reproduce as natural a soundstage from stereo recordings and provide as much listening pleasure as a good pair of speakers do. Grado headphones are free of room effects and placement problems, and they minimize any interference from external noise. They also offer portability and the ability to listen without worrying about the neighbors. With Grado headphones, you will hear recordings with greater clarity and with deeper bass than others! Grado headphones are the antithesis of mass production, as each Grado headphone is hand-assembled and closely scrutinized to meet full performance specifications in the U.S.A.
Ratings & Reviews
I prefer the sound of these to the 125's ... I use the Sennheiser 414 yellow ear pads for better comfort, easy to find on usual auction site ... try these for yourself.
Brought a pair from a retailer where I was able to try on over 50 pair with different types of music. These were not the most expensive but they were the best. I recommend them to everyone I know even if they aren't in the market for headphones.
I have had these for several years. Light weight, excellent sound and easy on the budget.
I recently bought a pair of these and love them. Remarkably clear, almost palpable sonic image. They really clarify complex orchestral textures. They are quite comfortable to wear, too.
These have the best, most accurate sound of any that I've tried. I won't trash others, but I've tried the big names. I use them for my iPod at home. The size makes them inconvenient for travel. The substantial cord does not pick up extraneous sound when touched as thinner cords do. Amazing sound for the price.
I had read about these headphones for a long time now and finally took the chance. Initial reaction -- they are tremendous! Using Holly Cole's "Temptation" album as a reference the realism gave me chills. Lots of space can be found with these and there was no compromising when it came to reproducing the upright bass. A steal at the price! And they are comfortable (a concern that kept me away from the earlier versions of these 'phones.) I also use mine while watching movies at night while the family sleeps. My only reservation would be cord length. But extensions are available should that ever become a genuine concern for me. bravo!
Excellent sound, poor fit.
The first thing I noticed when I received the phones is that the ear pieces are not cupped and so they sit on your ear and not around it, therefore giving one the feeling that they are not going to stay on. Secondly the cord is simply to short from where I sit to enjoy my music. The sound is excellent, very true and balanced with no weighting toward base or treble. But compared to my current phones which sound essentially the same, these do not feel as nice sitting on my ears and the cord will not work in my listening situation.
Excellent for the money, but spend the extra $20 on the SR80e's
I have a pair of the original SR60's that I bought new in 1999. I just replaced the ear pads for $10. Not bad for 19 year old, bottom of the line headphones. I am an infrequent headphone user, so these have sufficed very well. I think if I had to do it over again, I would spring the extra 20 bucks for the 80E's. The larger diameter would be more comfortable and the 80's provide a bit more bass. None the less, these have served me well.