Excerpt: The SR60i by Grado headphones are most known for their retro or old school look but also for their extreme high sound quality, nothing for this price sound any better. The SR60i have a very rich and natural sound with great detailed bass, clear highs and full soundstage . The SR60i are open air meaning they do not isolate any outside noise, they are very comfortable with the sponge like ear pads that are also replaceable but will last you a very long time.
Excerpt: 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: 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.