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Grado Prestige Series SR60e Headphones

Grado Prestige Series SR60e Headphones

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Sold my 325is. Prefer these.
Apologies to those of you who have tracking numbers that haven't shown any activity. Your order was supposed to have shipped out on 12/9 but did not. During this drop process, we had sufficient inventory being held for us at our vendor's location. As fulfillment commenced, there was a system error that released part of our order to other parties.
Our vendor has more inventory arriving on Tuesday, and they are allocating the resources to ensure that all remaining orders are turned around as quickly as possible.
Expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 12/23 or sooner if something comes up.
I was just told Dec 22 as well. I was fully prepared to get these after Christmas and then they posted that they had all shipped to us on about the 12th. Why? Each specific drop needs its own discussion thread too. Reading about past drops of same product gets confusing. They get rid of the past price and should wipe discussion too - or start new one.
If these shipped out 6 days ago, where is the tracking number?
SBirmo
Agreed. I contacted support and they told me this order is set to ship on December 22, even though my transaction says "Shipped"...
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I received mine yesterday. I have done some testing and my initial impression is very good - lots of detail. I find the bass to be quite good and I anticipate the bass improving after some burn-in. I think it is going to be a great addition to my collection. I have been researching different pads, but I am not sure... does anyone else have experience with a bit better feel/bass with different pads?
The only negative for me was the $10 shipping which seemed a bit high on this purchase... makes it only $10 less expensive than ordering from Grado.
Plautus001
Put bowl pads on them, I'm using them on mine and there is more detail and bass. Really close to my 325is, pretty awesome value.
marts_sum
Which bowls are you using? The Grado for $45 or some other option....
I did like the pads the SR225's come with for comfort... but I have heard those brighten the sound and take away bass
Great news group! We placed the order for the Grado Prestige Series SR60e Headphones shortly after the drop ended.
Our vendor will be preparing it for shipment.
The moment we receive confirmation regarding the shipping schedule from the vendor, we will provide you all with updated information.
Expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 12/11 or sooner if something comes up.
what's the difference between this and 80e?
What's the impedance? I'm assuming these headphones rest in the 30-50 Ohm range but I can't find the exact information, help would be appreciated. Thank you.
I am looking forna headset for electric guitar practice. Does anyone has experience with these headphones? I also don't want to disturb others, so how loud does the sound from the hgeadset spreads at open air?
digibill
never heard of someone using grado's for guitar practice, i'd rather go with some studio headphone, they are more neutral and reliable
digibill
I would not recommend these for guitar or any instrumentals for that matter. Reason number one, Grado's sound signature is a bit more bassy but not thumping or masking. They have a beautiful mid range and some sparkly highs(depends on the ones you look at) but not overly sparkly to where it becomes harsh. Here's my suggestion, look for a flatter sounding headphone, typically you want to look at monitoring headphones. These are designed for reproducing music with no strings attached and I find them to be the absolute best for using an instrument/reviewing recordings of yourself. They give a neutral sound that is meant for "Monitoring" the sound you've created. These Grado are more for serious music listening rather than playing, if you're looking for something close to this price you can't go wrong with Audio Technicas ATH M50x's. They're a high quality pair of monitoring headphones that look nice, sound great, and are pretty neutral I'd highly recommend them.
Our vendor just reached out to provide us with the latest info. Fulfillment on this drop has already begun, and all orders should be shipped out by tomorrow. Once your tracking number shows movement, an automatic shipment confirmation email will be sent out.
Expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 12/7 or sooner if something comes up.
ArthurM
Any updates on when the orders would be shipped?
Great news group! We placed the order for the Grado Prestige Series SR60e Headphones shortly after the drop ended.
Our vendor will be preparing it for shipment.
The moment we receive confirmation regarding the shipping schedule from the vendor, we will provide you all with updated information.
Expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 11/30 or sooner if something comes up.
can i use it on my phone? i saw the jack and i was wondering if it was an adapter or it was the real jack
LeftyGuiino
it is an adapter. in the description you can find it under what is included.
Not buying only because I own the SR60, these are the best earphones I own sound wise. I don't own real expensive headphones, probably will get a Fidelio X2 in the future. I also listen to Takstar Pro 80, AKG DJ 181UE, and Philips SHP9500. Whenever I switch to these others, it's like I'm listening to music with tissues in my ear, have to listen for a few minutes to adjust. Bass is surprisingly better than the other 3, punchy and tight, it got better after breaking it in. Mids are awesome and the highs can get a little harsh, but I like it cause it gives a good sense of air. Some sounds are meant to sound harsh, the Takstar and AKG kinda rolls off at the top end. The only problem I have with the Grado is it hurts my ears in a couple of hours, I wear glasses. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
does anyone know how these compare to the more commercial based Turtle Beach style oe that are sold everywhere?
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I have the Turtle Beach PX51 wireless headset. I don't have any Grados yet, so I'm comparing against the closed-back studio monitor Audio Technica ATH-M40fs. Rather than market the M40fs, this comparison is just to point out some of the limitations of the Turtle Beach gaming headsets compared to studio monitors, even ones nearly half the price. (Currently the M40fs is around 70 USD; the PX51 is about 119 USD.)
Although the wireless convenience and the detachable mike boom of the PX51's is a winner for me, the audio reproduction is clearly inferior to the M40fs, although still rather good for gaming cans. The PX51 did not sound terribly muffled, and I could hear new high-frequency detail in my music that I didn't notice before. But I still found that I enjoyed the less-distorted and smoother listening experience of the M40fs.
In slow sine wave sweep tests, bass reproduction was cut off in the PX51 below 25Hz, roared out of control at 30Hz (to the point of unpleasant mechanical clipping of the diaphragms against their enclosures) and then went back to normal around 35Hz. This was at flat EQ settings in the PX51, and no amount of fiddling could cure this unevenness. In contrast, the M40fs was relatively smooth, tapering out gracefully at the lower end of my sensory range around 15Hz. In the treble, the PX51 did better, allowing me to notice the clack of the clarinet keys and slight hissing of the bows across the strings. The M40fs is a little warmer and doesn't emphasize these details as much.
At the same time, I also noticed persistent but quiet white noise in the background of the PX51 all the way through. I can often ignore the white noise and forget about it, but it's clearly there. In comparison, the M40fs is totally clear of noise.
Also, the PX51's ability to locate sounds was much worse than the M40fs, which was surprising to me, since location would seem to be really important for gaming. When l listened to the Virtual Barbershop, I couldn't tell whether sounds were in front of me or behind me, and the right-left axis seemed stretched out, placing the clippers about eight inches away from my ears. In the M40fs, I could clearly tell whether the sound was in front or behind (and how far), and the clippers sounded roughly twice or three times as close to my ears. It seems that Turtle Beach was aware of this issue with the lopsided soundstage, so they added virtual surround processing to simulate a 4-speaker surround system at a few different angles. Since this did improve the sense of distance towards the front, this feature might be OK for gaming and for small ensemble performances. However, when listening to orchestral music, the echoes from the back of the hall were shifted in front of the listener, making it sound like I was outside the concert hall, listening through a corridor.
This experience leads me to believe that your money is best spent on cans with better acoustics than on digitally-enhanced phones with fancy EQ and virtual surround. That said, I can still enjoy music and movies with the PX51, and being able to walk around and do other things without being tethered to a cable is valuable to me. So I'm keeping both.
I'm getting the SR60e because I want to experience what an open-backed sound stage is like, and get a taste of more analytical headphones compared to the warm M40fs.
These are a little bright, right?
During a prior Grado (SR80e) offering, an alleged Grado company employee posted that MD was not an authorized seller, another vendor was violating a re-selling terms, it was not an authorized sale and all warranties or customer support would be null and void.
I do not know if/how that ever got resolved, but cab MD confirm or deny whether or not this is a similar situation? The former would essentially make this a grey market item (not that there is anything wrong with that).
Great headphones - especially good for rock, acoustic, and classical genres.
I've been seeing mention of the SR60, SR60e, and the SR60i. What's the difference?
musashiaharon
they go in order from age: Sr60, Sr60i, and last, the Sr60e. It is just a way of Grado to share with the consumer that they have made positive changes in performance to the headphones.
I have a pair of SR60es sitting on my ears as I write this, and have been using them for a month now. I liked my first pair so much I bought a second pair for my gaming computer, and they sound great, weather it is footsteps or subtle bass that you are trying to pick up. The packing material sucks, but it's a testament to their focus on the headphone's build quality. These $60 headphones are the best deal around and are the best hands-down audiophile introduction monitors that I've heard.
alex_w
awesome to hear. I can't wait for mine.
Just don't get the point of some of these drops. $~10 cheaper? Wait almost a month for shipping? Possible warranty issues?
ElvisIncognito
I guess you can say it's for the patient, penny pincher. :D But the beauty is you have the choice to buy or not, and some drops are sweet deals. The "exclusives" especially.
ElvisIncognito
Grado normally has strict price controls...it's very rare to find Grados at anything other than MRSP unless they're second hand. $20 off SR60e's is a pretty good deal, considering.
If I decide to join now, the price will change from 70 to 60 for me also when 20 people or more join, correct?
wanderingwalnut
Yup
Will
awesome, thank you.
Great cans but would love to see the 325s show up here.
I have a pair of SR60's (no e, not sure what the difference is). Easily the best budget cans I've tried, well worth the price. Good, transparent sound.
Downsides: Cables are ridiculously long and easily get in the way or get stuck in the chair, so you'll find yourself unintentionally tugging on them every now and then. If you do this repeatedly the soldering will come loose and you'll have to redo the soldering. Luckily they are easy to take apart and repair.
Another downside is that they're not exactly the most ergonomic headphones as they'll start to hurt your ears after hours of repeated use. Not suitable for long gaming sessions or the like, but, again, very good for music in my opinion.
I have the now discontinued SR60i's and love them. The open ear design really helps with ear fatigue where closed ear or ear buds will cause pain after long listening/mixing sessions. The old broadcast style is pretty cool too. The SR80 and up models look even cooler. I recommend using an amp as opposed to going straight into your computer or iPod. (I use an Apogee Duet) The cable housings and head strap leave something to be desired, but they are still really comfortable and would recommend them to anyone looking to clean up their listening experience.
I have a the SR60, before the 'e' was added, and they are truly amazing. I use them with my iPod touch or for vinyl through a Schiit Magni 2 amp and I often choose them over my more expensive AKG or ATH headphones, in particular for punchy or acoustic music where hearing the space is appreciated.