The Grade Sr60i headphones review

You probably haven’t heard of the Grado company unless you know at least a little bit about the hearing aid or audiophile community. However, this company has produced many of the best dynamic headphones to date and many audiophiles are raving about it. Most buy the SR60i, which is a model introduced in 1993 as their first headphones before moving on to different brands or higher-grade models.
The SR60i is a new model and an update of the well known SR60 whose design has not changed since 1993. The SR60i are different in that they have a new plastic housing and a thicker cable. However, in terms of aesthetics, they still look very old school. The price for the sound quality these headphones produce makes it child’s play. They have won multiple awards for their sound quality.
These headphones are open, allowing black pod pro sound to escape from the headphones as you listen to them. Preferably not designed for use on the subway, unless you want people to move with your tracks … or is offended instead. People often ask, how much do they leak? Yes, they do leak a lot, but not enough to get through walls, so private in-room listening should be fine. The open back characteristics of the headphones are one of the reasons they sound so great, as they are meant to reduce resonance and give clearer bass.
They are made of plastic with a fake vinyl headband. The more expensive models have a leather headband and are made in such a way that the headband does not pull the hair out of your head. These can be folded for easy storage. They are on-ear and come with large foam ear cushions that are replaceable. With Grado Company, it’s all about sound quality and headphones, so packaging and everything else is ignored. Well, they certainly have their priorities right, but the headphones are packaged in what appears to be a foam pizza box. They’re a bit large and not suitable for travel or as portable headphones, but some people love these cans so much that those limits don’t matter. These hearing aids may sound better than hearing aids from other brands at twice the price, although many hearing aid companies are catching up quite quickly. Personally, I have never heard such good sound in headphones for this price range.
In terms of durability, these Grades will last a lifetime. They come with a 1 year warranty, but to hell with that as many people have had their Degrees with them for 7 years and counting. If the plastic cracks, simply send it to Grado and they will send you a replacement part. And when the pads wear out, just buy new pads. The cable is sturdy and looks more like a miniature elastic jump cable than a headphone cable, definitely made to last. The usual 3.5mm jack and 6.3mm adapter are provided, both gold-plated. If I had to make a complaint, it would be that the cable is too long and the fact that the headphones can rotate 360 ​​degrees and so on, the cable could be kinked too much. Other than that, you’d have to be a pretty bad owner to break these headphones.
The disadvantages of these headphones are not important, but they should be noted. The open-ear design means that it may annoy some people if you say you were listening on an airplane or on the subway. Or, noisy surroundings can even disturb you as sound moves in and out of the headphones with ease. The best way to use them is in your personal one-room audio setup workspace. Fewer people present is better. Design is personal, but some people love or hate old-school design, just like Marmite. Its cable is a bit long as mentioned above, but can be re-cut if one can’t really support the length.