Prestige Series on-ear headphones
Our take on the Grado SR60e by Crutchfield's David Brown
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.
- 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
What's in the Box:
- 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)
Detailed, neutral sound. Reveals musical subtleties in familiar pieces I have never heard before. Comfortable for long periods. Simply couldn't ask more from a set of headphones, and an amazing value! Crutchfield's support was, as usual, terrific.
Paul, Montrose, CO
Grado SR60e Reviews
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Features and Specs
|Earcup Width x Height||3.163" x 3.163"|
|Mic For Taking Calls||No|
|Frequency Response||20-20k Hz|
|1/4-inch Adapter Included||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
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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Why did you buy this?
"Hoping to get some good sound quality [ Phil Jul 02, 2017 ]
Have had them before. These were for my son. Best headphone at the price that I know of. [ mark Jun 20, 2017 ]
Recommendation by Crutchfield team member, price point and Grado reputation. [ David May 19, 2017 ]
Grado headphones are comfortable, accurate, really good sound. The construction is flimsy, however, especially the way the ear cups connect to the headband. I can't understand why even their thousand+ dollar phones have the same apparatus. So with constant use, especially in a studio situation, they have to be replaced every couple years. [ Michael Apr 22, 2017 ]
Needed high quality light headphones. [ OLEG Apr 09, 2017 ]
good reviews and best price [ Dan Feb 04, 2017 ]
Good product. Good price. Crutchfield is reliable vendor. [ ETHNA Dec 19, 2016 ]
Another good price and good product. [ MICHAEL B. Aug 21, 2016 ]
Performance per dollar based on reviews. [ WILLIAM Dec 18, 2015 ]
1 question already asked
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 ]