Grado SR60e

Prestige Series on-ear headphones

Item #: 786SR60E

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Legendary Grado sound for home or portable listening

With their retro-cool looks and up-to-the-minute sound quality, Grado's lightweight Prestige Series SR60e headphones make the perfect companions for at-home or on-the-go listening. These headphones feature updates to Grado's previous SR60i headphones, including an improved driver design, better acoustic damping, and a new cable. Like their predecessors, the SR60e offer extraordinary bang for the buck. You'll enjoy warm, lively, detailed sound with that "you are there" feeling. These 'phones can easily be driven with your portable music player, and include a 1/4" adapter plug so you can enjoy 'em on your home system, too.

Born in Brooklyn and built to perform

Each pair of SR60e headphones is made right in Brooklyn, New York where the Grado family has been building award-winning audio gear for more than 60 years. Like all Grado headphones, the SR60e uses a vented "open-air" earcup design with large, non-resonant air chambers for powerful, extended bass response and more open, spacious sound. Each driver features a high-quality copper voice coil to ensure smooth, dynamic performance with exceptionally low distortion. Drivers are also carefully matched to within 0.1 dB for enhanced stereo imaging and a wide soundstage.

Product Highlights:

  • open-back, on-the-ear design with replaceable ear cushions
  • vented diaphragms (open-air) for spacious, low-distortion sound and extended bass response
  • adjustable headband for a custom fit
  • driver pairs matched to within 0.1 dB for better stereo imaging
  • copper voice coils for dynamic performance
  • 81" copper headphone cable terminated with 1/8" stereo miniplug
  • includes 1/4" adapter (installed)
  • optional 15-foot Grado headphone extension cable available
  • frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • sound pressure level (at 1mW): 99 dB
  • impedance: 32 ohms
  • warranty: 1 year (does not include earpads)
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • On-ear headphones with attached 81" cable (3.5mm plug)
  • 1/4" adapter (installed)
  • "Celebrating Over 60 Years of Tradition" sheet
  • Headphone/Warranty info (printed on inside of box)

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Features

e series: The Grado e series represents the company's third generation of headphones. Every aspect of the headphones; the drivers, cable, plug, even the glue; has been upgraded for better sound quality and dynamics. As in the previous series, the e series headphones are all made by hand at Grado's facility in Brooklyn, NY.

Prestige Series: Grado's Prestige Series of headphones has a retro look and a sound quality that is the result of over 60 years of audio research. These headphones make the pure Grado sound signature available in an affordable package.

SR60e: The Grado SR60e is the entry level headphone in the Prestige Series. These on-ear headphones have an open back design that produces a full, more realistic experience. The drivers in the SR60e are matched to within 0.1dB for optimum stereo imaging.

Included 6.5mm Adapter: The SR60e has a high-quality 81" audio cable with a 3.5mm gold-plated plug. The plug has a sturdy molded sleeve with ample stress relief. Included in the box is a gold-plated, snap-on 6.5mm (1/4") adapter that you can use with your home audio components.

Note: The size of the plug sleeve may cause interference with some smartphone cases.

Replaceable Cushions: The high-quality foam rubber ear cushions can be removed for cleaning, if needed. If they show signs of wear, you can replace them with the Grado Replacement Cushion S.

Note: The headphone's ear cushions are not covered in the manufacturer's one-year warranty.

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Grado SR60e

Written By Anonymous, Massachusetts on Thursday, November 20, 2014

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High quality product. Reliable, distortion free sound from the lowest to the highest volume. Ear pads and headband are comfortable. My 86 year old mother was having trouble distinguishing the dialog while watching tv. After I connected these headphones to the Pro-Ject Head Box S amplifier, also purchased from Crutchfield, that I connected to her tv cable box, she says she can now hear the dialog clearly.

Great Sound!

Written By Tuneguy, The Villages, FL on Monday, September 22, 2014

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Wow! What sound! I'm hearing things from my CDs I never knew were there. Better than the review that caused me to buy these.

Pros: Great sound. Solid construction.

Cons: A bit bulky.

grado sr60e

Written By chuck, lakeville mn on Saturday, September 06, 2014

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great headphones for the price. fit and quality are top notch.

Pros: sound comfort quality

Cons: none

Great Value & Performance

Written By Jeff P, Alexandria, VA on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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I've gone through many brands of headphones and earphones and have to say that I wasted a lot of time when I should have just stayed with Grado. I've owned a pair of the original SR60's for more than 15 years, and was curious to see what the new model would do (worth trying for the price). My impression is that BOTH headphones are great and the new 60e may have some sonic improvements that are very subtle. I compare them to my Sennheiser on-ear Momentums and I think the Grado's blow away the Sennheisers at 1/3 the price.

Pros: Great resolution, speed, frequency range, soundstage. Wonderful value. They also service their products in Brooklyn -- I sent my old pair back there for new cables after several years of use and the cost to do that was very fair. The older SR60's still look and play like new.

Cons: Open air headphones. Will not block out outside sounds and others in the room will hear what you are listening to.

Great inexpensive headphones

Written By John H, North Bergen, NJ on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Just great sound for an inexpensive headphone.

Pros: comfortable and good noise reduction.

Cons: a little bulky.

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I tried it on my HP and it worked fine. Sound was the same as using the computer's headphone output. Not as good tone quality as my external computer speakers but I didn't try adjusting any settings. [ Tom  Dec 16, 2014 ]
Yes. And it comes with an adapter for a proper stereo too. [ Steve  Dec 15, 2014 ]
The headphones have standard large jacks and standard mini jacks. I don't know what is on the Dell. [ JEFFREY W  Dec 15, 2014 ]
I tried plugging mine into the head phone jack of my Mac OS X and got very good sound. WARNING: first, turn down the volume about 1/4 maximum so you don't blow your eardrums. No harm in trying this on your Dell. [ Paul  Dec 15, 2014 ]