Product Type: Grado headphones
Newest Review: ... 7 oz. Price: $69. Approximate number of dealers: 250. Manufacturer: Grado Labs, 4614 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220. Tel: ... more
Wow! What more can I say!
Grado SR 60
Member Name: Ritchie2212
Grado SR 60
Advantages: Sound quality, retro style
Disadvantages: A bit loud for anyone nearby
About 22 years ago [is it really that long!] I bought my first "quality" headphones - Beyerdynamic DT350's. That was the start of a long love affair. I loved everything about them. The sound was unbelievable [I'm not an expert so can't quote frequency ranges etc etc but lets just say they were perfection. They were also very very comfortable.
Unfortunately like all things they eventually [about 3 years ago] started to fail - one of the wire was loose and sound in the left earpiece would cut in and out. At the time I opted to replace them with Sennheiser T130's - wireless - fairly good but well short of the mark. I put up with them for a while but went back the the Beyer's until my son stood on them and I had to accept that they were finished. I shopped about, read numerous reviews and eventually decided to try the Grados. As per previous review my first impression [when I saw the box] was not favourable! However on opening the box the design appealed to me - again as said before it is pretty old school but it appeals to me. I popped them on and was blown away! Sound quality is out of this world - I would say it does not match the Beyers but they had the advantage of having 20+years to bed in. I don't find them as comfortable as the Beyers but that's not to say they are uncomfortable. Overall I think they will in time become worthy successors.
Summary: Buy them!!
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