Grado Prestige Series SR60i Headphones
Grado Prestige Series SR60i Headphones is rated out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5
from Good Sound, Good ValueI use these for keyboard. They sound great, much better than my previous $20 decent headphones, and I liked those. They are a little too critical, and show some of my keyboard sounds weakness on piano. They have adequate bass, but lack the tubbiness of closed headphones. I shouldn't have waited so long to buy them.
Date published: 2014-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5
from very niceI was worried about getting the cheapest 'on ears' that Grado makes. It turns out I had nothing to worry about. The quality of construction is great. Everything feels strong and well thought out.The bass is great. No boomy boosted sound. The highs are wonderful. I usually like a little less treble than most audio people but these were not offensive. I feel like the mids are a little sucked out, nothing major or distracting. the detail that only comes out with quality speakers is there, and that's what I really wanted these for.These are open back so no listening in the airport unless you want everyone else listening too.
Date published: 2014-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5
from Good Starter HeadphonesI wasn’t sure how much I wanted to spend for a set of headphones. I was looking for something to listen to music on a tablet while reading. I didn’t want a boomy bass and I wanted a light weight set of headphones. The reviews I was reading suggested these had the characteristics I was looking for. There are a lot of positive reviews for this headphone so I decided to take a chance with them.My first impression was disappointing. I wanted more bass. I was impressed with the mid-range clarity. The more I listened to them the more I liked them. I’d say they have a break-in period plus I probably got acclimated to the sound. I started to notice more detail in my music (I’d stop reading and listen to the music). A friend has a pair of $150 Sennheier’s that has bass closer to what I like but the mid range wasn’t as clear.These headphones have a clean, clear, and crisp sound. I added a Bravo Audio tube headphone amplifier that enhances the sound with more fullness. The cord is thick and should last a long time.
Date published: 2014-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5
from Made the way headphones used to be made!When I first plugged these in, I was impressed. Even without the break-in period, I knew these headphones were high quality and sounded great. And as usual, I wanted to know why? They are made simply. A metal band with a leather like sleeve are attached to connectors that house round metal dowels that allow the cups to rotate 360. The dowels are attached to two semicircle arches with pins on each side which attach to the cups for up and down motion. This way the cups will naturally fully form to the ear. The connectors slide the dowels up and down to fit your head. The cushions remove and reconnect very easily. These head phones are on-ear, though. You can bend the band a little at a time to reduce the pressure and the size of the cushion and create good comfort. (Grado warns you not to bend it to much...)The cushions are thick and very comfortable (and my own personal opinion) allow the sound to breathe and balance out. Transducers are 40-50 mm and the wiring is over-sized for low electrical resistance. (NO TINY LITTLE WIRES hanging down.) The leads are reinforced for durability. The most striking feature is the cups. The cups are full open air, allowing sound to escape. At normal listening volume it is not that noticeable. The open air effect creates excellent fidelity. The cup design is a short cylinder with tough wire mesh at the opposite end of the diaphragm. The mesh allows all ambient standing waves to dissipate completely. With headphones of a closed design, the sound waves coming from the back of the speaker element get trapped inside and eventually leak through the diaphragm creating that sound wave to escape into your ear and mix with the sound wave you actually want to hear. Both waves cancel out, making low bass, horrible midrange and an echoing sound like listening to music through a tube. As long as the cup is sealed, this can happen. Most inexpensive on-ear and full size headphones do that. If the cup is semi-open, it can still have that effect. But, the Grado's allow all back-waves to escape so none find their way into your ear. All you hear is the sound waves that enter into your ear from the front of the diaphragm. This gives you every detail from the element as it should be heard as it is designed. If you are interested in truly High Fidelity headphones and sound is more important than isolating outside noise, these a great headphones for the price. (And you can always turn them up. They sound great loud, too!
Date published: 2013-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5
from Outstanding value!I have a pair of Senheiser 600 series that cost about 3 times as much as the Grados. My daughter bought a pair of the Grado SR60's. I have done several comparisons and the Grado is more "open" and detailed than the Senheisers. The Grado simply does everything better.
Date published: 2012-11-02