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Grado SR60i Prestige Series

Prestige Series, Dynamic Open-Air On/Over-Ear Headband Headphones w/ Upgraded Driver Design (SR-60i)

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Hear What You've Been Missing

Hear your music like never before with the Grado SR60i headphones. Priced as an affordable set of headphones, the SR60i is not to be mistaken as a entry-level set. These advanced drivers are able to accurately replicate the music from your iPod, iPhone, home theater system, computer, or anywhere else you wish to connect it to. Like many of the higher end Grado headphones, this set features a vented diaphragm and a non-resonant air chamber. Both assist in the creating of a realistic soundstage with excellent sound separation. The retro style headphones look great and offer superb sound from the open-ear design. A full range of frequencies ranging from 20-20,000 Hz ensure you don't miss anything from your music. The improved driver and the plastic housing move the air in a manner that creates less transient distortion. For clean, clear music, the Grado SR60i is the affordable and obvious choice.

Product Features:
  • Prestige Series Stereo Headphones
  • Dynamic driver transducer with open air operation
  • Lightweight, wired design
  • Vented diaphragm and non-resonant air chamber
  • On-ear design with soft, comfortable ear cushions
  • Thick copper cable for excellent signal transfer
  • Straight Y cord attaches directly to each ear can
  • Soft headband for comfortable and listening sessions
  • Customized, adjustable headband fits any head comfortably
  • Gold-plated, corrosion-resistant stereo jack
  • Large 1/4" screw-on adapter for use with DJ and professional equipment
  • Replacement ear cushions available: Grado SCUSH
  • Made in the USA
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
Product Specifications:
  • Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 98dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 32 Ohm
  • Driver matched dB: .1
  • Cord Length: 2 m (7 ft.)
  • Cable Type: Straight Y
  • Plug Size: 1/8" (3.5mm)
  • Plug Construction: Gold plated
  • Weight/Mass: 4.4 oz (124g)

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Grado SR60e)

Headphone Design

Headphone Type

Headphone type refers to the construction of the headphones.

Around the Ear means that the headphones wrap around the ear to provide a secure fit. This is most often seen in active and sports headphones.

Around the Neck means that the headphones wrap around the neck. This is also seen in active and sports headphones.

Earbuds means that the right and left sides of the headphones are separated and will fit securely into the ear. These are small, compact, and user friendly.

Over the Head headphones mean that the right and left speakers are connected with a support that goes over the head and rests on top. This is the typical headphone type.

Over the Head
Earpiece Design

This is the design of the earpieces on the headphones. Some headphones go inside the ear, while others rest on the outside of the ear. This helps you know exactly what type of headphones you will be receiving.

In-Ear: The ear buds go into the ear. Most often, the right and left ear buds are two separate pieces.

Enclosed-Ear: Usually are found on the larger headphones. They rest on top of the ear and have padding for comfort, as well as enclosing the ear to the speaker. This type of headphone helps to filter out surrounding noise.

On-Ear: This type of headphone involves the speaker sitting gently on the ear without going in the ear or sealing it off.

On-Ear
Specifically For
Some headphones can use an IR Transmitter in your vehicle, while some can be plugged into your media device and be used on the go or at home.
Home/Portable
Acoustic Principle
The basic design of the headphones. There are 3 different types: Open: Have ports that allow air through the back of the diaphragms, enabling the headphones to sound like the music is coming from an outside source. Closed: Completely sealed and have no air passing through the diaphragms. Sounds like you are in a closed off room. Semi-open: Have slots or ports in the back of the cup and are partially open. This allows for a mixed sound between an open and closed headphone.

General Features

Noise-Canceling
Noise Reduction technology removes unwanted noise from a signal. Background or ambient noise can be removed to produce clearer speech and enhanced hearing. Typically these Active Noise Canceling (ANC) headphones are powered and use batteries to activate the noise canceling technology. Also referred to as Noise Reduction or Noise Cancellation.
No
Headphone Connection
This is how the headphones connect to the audio source.

Corded means that the headphones use a cord to transfer the audio signal.

Wireless means that the audio signal is transmitted wirelessly to the headphones.

Corded
1/4" Stereo Jack Adapter
Some headphones will come with a 1/4" stereo jack adapter to connect the usual 3.5mm jack to a 1/4" stereo plug.

1/4" Stereo jack is a larger audio jack that select electronics have.

Yes
Volume Adjustment
Volume Adjustment means that the headphone (independent of the source) can adjust the playback volume. Many headphones and ear buds have in-line volume control, which allows adjusting the audible volume from a switch on the headphones cord. Other headphones have a volume knob on the headphone can.
No
Built-In Microphone
This means that the headphones or earbuds have a built-in microphone. This can be a microphone on the cord, built into the headphone, or even a boom microphone. These mics can be used for music devices like iPods, for Smartphones to make and receive calls, or for gaming purposes.
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
20 - 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
98 dB
Driver Size
This refers to the diameter of the driver (speaker) on each side of the headphone.
Driver Type
The physical design of the driver in the headphones.
Impedance
The opposition to electric current, a higher impedance means a higher electrical resistance. This is measured in ohms.
32 ohms
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.
Black
Secondary Color
A color that compliments the main color of the product.
Silver

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
80%
4 Star
10%
3 Star
10%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.0
Value
4.8
Features
4.3
Design
3.9
Usability
4.8
Nickolaos

Greece

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Audio's great bargains

April 13, 2011

"The outstanding qualities of the SR60s were the warmth and honesty of their sound" Stereophile , May 3, 2010

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Alsek

Bay area, CA

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Outstanding headphones

March 10, 2011

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. They sound amazing. Now some things i will point out, they are a bit warm but for the kind of music i like that's perfect. The open ear design does leak some sound so if you like blasting your music at full volume and destroying your ability to hear, other people around you will definitely be able to hear. I would have liked for a metal encased tip to allow for an easier replacement for the tip, but as i was always very careful with them they never broke and i'm sure they would have lasted a decade. I recommend these to everyone i see looking to buy headphones. I have had my friends who own $350 pairs of bose headphones drop their jaw in response to the quality of the sound. I've been able to talk several people out of buying skullcandy headphones. That being said, i like my sr225is much better. ;)

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Pierre

Canada

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Just amazing

January 27, 2011

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. It's too early to know if they are durable, but with minimal care, I don't see any reason why they would not last. Strongly recommended!

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Jim

IL

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Best sound quality per dollar ratio

August 9, 2014

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. Thankfully, I like both of these things, and have literally no complaints about this product. If you spend 100 USD or less on a pair of headphones, and it isn't these, you made a mistake.

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noheartallsoul

Vermont

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Good, I guess.

September 18, 2013

I'm a novice when it comes to high end quality headphones. This is my first pair of good "cans." Truthfully, I just wanted a good pair of headphones to play on my handheld Nintendo 3ds and Playstation VITA. I don't think either of those two systems were good testers of the Grado's sound quality, so I'll just review the comfort and style of the headphones. Look, not bad. They feel sturdy. You can judge yourself from online photos. It doesn't collapse for travel, though the ears do turn inward, allowing for some travel and storage concession. I don't find the foam ear coverings comfortable, which is my largest complaint. It's hard to forget you're wearing headphones, as you can always feel the foam against your ears. Ease of use gets a 3, since I always have to uncoil the L and R "y" part of the cord before I place it on my ears. Next time I'll go $100+ for headphones. No more foam ear coverings and better ease of use.

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Chris

Chicago, Illinois

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Good Value, Not Especially Durable

September 17, 2013

I tend to break headphones easily, so I like to buy inexpensive ones. These headphones have an excellent sound for the price. They have the typical drawbacks of on-ear headphones - no sound isolation and not as comfortable as over-ear (although really quite comfortable for the type). In about a month, the left earphone fell off the headset. This was easily fixed, but definitely downgrades the durability in my view.

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Gary

Sacramento, CA

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Great value.

September 17, 2013

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.

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NORGATEoiler

Canada

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Very Nice!

April 19, 2011

Great sound quality for the price. Very well built.

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TechGeek

Allen, TX

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SIIIIIIICK

July 7, 2010

So sick! Great reviews for a great product! Looks cheesy and not much to it b but these are very nice!

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MyWay297

Los Angeles

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Grado for life

July 2, 2010

I nearly S*&% myself when I heard these for the first time. $80? they sound better than my Audio-Technica ATH ANC7b for sure. Sennheiser's got nothing on you Grado. Best sound quality!!!!

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

SR60I

Weight

0.60lbs

Internal SKU

sr60i

Internal Product ID

24564

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

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