Grado SR60e

Prestige Series on-ear headphones

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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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Grado SR60e Headphones

Written By Sterling, Texas on Monday, June 15, 2015

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They sound great and are good for singers, but the earpieces are free spinning so the cord becomes tangled and crimped VERY easily. The left speaker quit working halfway through my first vocal session and was intermittent at best for the rest of the sessions. Great idea. Bad design.

Pros: Great Sound.

Cons: Bad Design. Poor components and build. Not built to withstand regular session wear and tear in a real world studio environment. I almost feel as if I have to handle them like I would some fine china. Kinda silly for a pair of cans. I have several pair of $20 headphones that sound almost as good and have been working through a hundred sessions for over six years. This is way too much for a pair of headphones that won't last more than one project.

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Written By Anonymous, Minnesota on Friday, April 17, 2015

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Very satisfied...with sound and comfort

Best sound for uder $100

Written By Robert S, Atlanta Georgia on Monday, April 13, 2015

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This Grado product delivers on the promise of outstanding sound quality. For under $100 you get the legendary performance that Grado builds into their headphones costing 10X as much. Before beating the other well known names in the leading consumer magazine bake-off, I previously have purchased Grado headphones based on their history and that they represent only a handful of American made audio products. Now with the rating our, I feel my decisions have been validated by pros. The audio spaciousness and full dimension of sound that you experience is unparalleled. I like the plain unassuming packaging that shows this product was shipped locally and hard shelled packaged to survive a cargo shipment from China.

Pros: The open air design enhances the experience that better represents actual listening environments

Cons: Open air design does emit sound and lets in outside noise that could be distracting...

Great for the price

Written By WB, Hudson, WI on Thursday, March 19, 2015

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For the price this is a great pair of headphones. These are the clearest I've owned and work well with anything they are plugged into.

Pros: Clarity in the midrange and highs is very good.

Cons: They are a bit uncomfortable to wear and they lack a lot of low end. I expected this upon purchase however and am not disappointed.

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Written By Anonymous, clarion iowa on Sunday, January 18, 2015

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Old school at its best, best bang for your buck,

Pros: Low cost, well built and sound quality is magnificent, sounds like your in the room when the music was made.

Cons: Non so far

Great Mid Price Headphone

Written By PeterG, New York on Friday, January 09, 2015

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The sound is headphones is great for a mid-price set. Rich bass, nice highs. Comfortable to wear, too. Because they are truly "on-ear", the music can be heard (quietly) by people in the room (unlike over-ear or in-ear headphones). So these would not be the best choice, say, for wearing in a library!

Pros: Great sound at a great price

Cons: sound can be heard by others in the room.

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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.

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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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What's in the box?

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  • 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)

Features and Specs

General
Fit Style On-ear
Earcup Type Open
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Frequency Response 20-20k Hz
Sensitivity 99.8 dB
Impedance 32 Ohms
Weight 8.2 ounces
Cord Length 83"
Airline Adapter Included No
iPod Control No
Volume Control No
Built-in Microphone No
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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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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