Conclusion: The Grado is a perfect demonstration of a specialised design that plays to its strengths to achieve impressive results. The reason why the basic design has prospered for as long as it has is because it's superbly well adapted to the requirements made of it. This is not an all-rounder. It is nigh on hopeless when used on the move and it is sufficiently sensitive that if you have any flaws in your headphone amplification, the Grado will show it up.
Pros: Excellent sound quality, Solid build, Light overall weight and good cable jacket help comfort
Cons: Massive noise leakage, Can become slightly uncomfortable after long periods, Looks a matter of personal taste
Conclusion: If it weren’t clear by now, we couldn’t be happier with the Grado SR60i headphones. What they lack in frills or features, they more than make up for in sound quality, combining a wide-open and fairly neutral balance with excellent clarity and detail. Their tonal purity and truth of timbre works well with all kinds of music and should satisfy both sound and music geeks alike.
Pros: Wide-open, clear, and well-detailed sound, Awesome midrange and vocal detail, Deep, tight, and articulate bass, Fatigue-free and pristine treble, Sounds great on all different kinds of music, Surprisingly comfortable fit and design
Cons: Space-age looks may be off-putting for some, Foam earpad cushions can wear out over time
Excerpt: Grado has been making headphones for a long time now and some of the models in the catalogue have been there for a significant portion of the company's history. Just occasionally something gets changed, however, and recently the company introduced a 'improved' version of the classic SR60 model – hence the 'i' suffix.
Summary: Unless you’re an insurance claims investigator or someone similarly eagle-eyed, you might find it tricky to tell the difference between these brand-new Grado SR60is and the outgoing SR60s. Look closely and you’ll see that there’s a reworked plastic housing for the drivers, and the cable’s been beefed-up, too.
Excerpt: Headphones Product of the Year 2009 Every time we get a bunch of headphones in at this sort of price, we're looking for a pair that will finally defeat the mighty Grado s. It's not that we don't like them – quite the opposite, in fact, as you can see. But variety is the spice of life, and all that. Yet this is not the test in which the Grados get beaten.
Pros: Hugely accomplished sound in all respects, built to last
Cons: Older-than-old-skool looks, leaky at volume, the SR80is are even better
Summary: Их звучание - упругое, энергичное и безупречно организованное; первые такты Empathy Crystal Castles звучат хлестко, как пощечина, а когда выстраиваются электронные эффекты и вступают голоса, музыка становится единой, слаженной и при этом очень объемной. Каждый раз, получая для тестирования коробку с наушниками, мы надеемся найти пару, способную превзойти непобедимые Grado.
Summary: Если вы не налоговый инспектор и не детектив из страховой компании, то едва ли сумеете заметить разницу во внешности между новыми Grado SR60i и уходящими со сцены SR60. Нам это удалось не сразу. Тщательное расследование установило небольшую переделку пластикового кожуха динамиков, а также удлинение шнура.