Conclusion: These are, beyond any shadow of a doubt, the finest headphones I have ever owned (disclaimer, I have never spent more than 100 USD on a pair). The treble is crisp, the bass has punch, the overall experience is like pouring milk and honey into your ears. The only part of this headphone experience that can be fouled by personal preference is the leather head strap, and the overall cord design.
Conclusion: Very light and very comfortable while delivering a pretty linear response. I use these while playing my Roland TD-20 e-drums and they do a great job of revealing the timbre and detail of the cymbals as well as the punch of the kick drum.
Excerpt: Bought a pair for my girlfriend for her birthday, listened to them a few times, and went out and got my own similar pair (I bought the Grado Alessandro MS-1i, which are a similar but tweaked pair of cans based on these). They have amazing sound, and sound better than many pairs of cans costing 2-3x as much. Really, Grados are some of the best, and the SR-60i are some of the best values in headphones out there!
Pros: Compact, Durable, Good Value, Great Sound, Lightweight, Stylish
Conclusion: I bought these headphones about 6 months ago. I had owned a pair of USB headphones before these and when they reached the end of their use i knew i wanted to upgrade and pay the money for higher quality sound. I read countless reviews online and everything seemed to point back to Grado who really seem to set the standard in each price-range. I loved the SR60is and after about 5 months i decided to upgrade again to the SR225is because i was impressed with the 60s.
Conclusion: After 6 months of using the Grado SR60i headphones, I am still amazed at the sound quality. Some have reported that they were not very comfortable; I guess this is subjective, and after a few hours most brands will 'heat' your ears anyways. Looks is a matter of taste, and personally I love them. But if they were of another style I couldn't care less because for me the sound is of primary importance. And they certainly SHINE is this regard.
Summary: Let me start off by saying I've been a competitive PC gamer for a quite a while now. I never really cared about sound quality. I've had plenty of overpriced headsets labeled as "gaming headsets" from companies such as Razer, Steeleries, Logitech, etc. Never actually listened to a good pair of headphones.
with some research I found the Grado SR60i's. I went to J&R and bought them.
Summary: I've repeatedly bought these headphones, despite also owning Stax Lambda electrostatics and more expensive Sennheiser and AKG phones. And, in an even more interesting accolade, when I've bought Stax, Sennheiser and AKG headphones it was when I was a partner in Western Audio of Palo Alto, a dealer in all of those brands, so I paid wholesale or accomodation, not retail. I've never been a Grado dealer, so I've purchased the Grado SR60's at retail every time.
Pros: Comfortable for long listening sessions, completely involving, warm and smooth, extraordinarily dynamic and rugged. Very inexpensive!
Cons: Lacks the resolution and the extension of more expensive headphones.