Excerpt: I gave em 4 stars because the other reviews are true, the bass is weak so I knew that before purchasing. For my purposes they are effective because they are good at detecting high end clipping and digital harshness while I record with guitar simulations and other plugins, like synths. Contrary to most reviews, on this site and others, I find these cans to be comfortable and the heavy cord actually feels more substantial, rather than obtrusive.
Excerpt: I compare these headphones to the ones I normally use for mastering...the Sennheiser HD-580s. The Sennheisers are more comfortable, but both have similar response characteristics. Not exactly the same, but similar and very pleasing.For the price, you can't beat the Grado SR60e. I am very happy I purchased them.
Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Durable, Great Sound, Lightweight
Summary: Initial Thoughts/Observations on Grado SR60e:
I just received the loaner SR60e's on Thursday (Todd from Todd The Vinyl Junkie (TTVJ) and haven't listened for very long yet. I wanted to post a few initial thoughts and observations on them.
First of all, I really love mids--guitars and vocals are what I really enjoy hearing. The SR60i was my first journey into better listening and I still enjoy the SR60i but I've moved on.
Pros: Great mids, instrument separation, and detail for the price. More balanced than previous generations of SR60's.
Cons: Bass not suited to electronic or pop type music; bass increases with amping but also becomes brighter (sibilant)
Excerpt: I use these headphones to listen to music on my Android phone. I like that I can still hear sound from the surroundings while listening to music. The sound quality is very good and the construction quality and comfort of the headphones is excellent. My two complaints are that the cord is a little too long and that the mini-plug didn't plug into my headphone jack with the protective case on my phone. I had to modify the case to make it work.
Excerpt: These headphones sound amazing. The open design means that they aren't great at blocking out the sound of, say, an air conditioner, but they sound amazing, bringing out a full bodied sound from all my music.
Pros: Good Bass, Good Value, Great Sound, Lightweight
Summary: These are my first ever Grado's and I LOVE them, too bad I have to send them out to the next guy.
I was always fascinated by Grado's ever since I saw Auggie's RS2's on Covert Affairs. I just knew I had to try them at one point and along came this awesome opportunity to loan them. I decided to try their cheapest ones because I just wanted to get an idea of their unique sound.