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Re: Open back headphones [Re: Crocus] #2876891
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I bought Grado SR60, which I am happy, much more than my ATH-M50X.
Thanks for responses anyway.


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Re: Open back headphones [Re: RichieBill] #2877835
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Originally Posted by RichieBill
I bought Grado SR60, which I am happy, much more than my ATH-M50X.
Thanks for responses anyway.


Are they the kind of retro small headphones that kind of sit on the ear rather than around the ear? How do you find them for comfort and sound quality?

Re: Open back headphones [Re: Zaphod] #2877858
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Originally Posted by Zaphod
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Are they the kind of retro small headphones that kind of sit on the ear rather than around the ear? How do you find them for comfort and sound quality?


I like Grado headphones. Some people find them uncomfortable for long stretches, but I think they're perfectly fine.

Re: Open back headphones [Re: Crocus] #2877988
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I've used Grados for twenty/thirty years and find them very very good phones. I recommend the SR80 for budget-oriented needs... about $100 on Amazon. I've worn them out.. replaced them etc. I ended up using their RS-2, higher end phones as my hi fidelity set up.

However, my RS-2 developed a channel imbalance so I sought new phones and purchased Focal Clear. I am happy... but the Focals are very expensive. Regarding Grado comfort... yes they are not the most comfortable out there but they are not uncomfortable.

Having written this, something really good happened to the headphone market in the past 5 years or so.. it exploded. New companies entered the market, established companies released new and improved product, and 'net is loaded with reviewers and writing. So while I was a Grado fan, there are other great product out there.

My recommendation for phones is the same for speakers: you really need to try them out. There are still stereo stores out there that have a selection to try. Phones are like speakers/monitors in that they present sound very differently. Frequency response curves are irrelevant. Phones are almost impossible to measure properly and they will behave and sound differently on your bumpy head and goofy ear shapes.

The only review site I really respect is https://www.innerfidelity.com/ Their main guy Tyl Hertsens left but this is still a good site... how they review and measure: https://www.innerfidelity.com/content/headphone-measurment-proceedures-introduction-and-equipment.

Good luck. With the loss of brick and mortar retail and the rise of teenage 'net experts... it is sorry state for finding something you will like.

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Re: Open back headphones [Re: Bruce In Philly] #2878004
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I wish more people would recognize this ...
Originally Posted by Bruce In Philly
Frequency response curves are irrelevant. Phones are almost impossible to measure properly and they will behave and sound differently on your bumpy head and goofy ear shapes.
... though I'm not comfortable thinking about bumpy heads and goofy ears.

Re: Open back headphones [Re: johnstaf] #2878012
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Originally Posted by Zaphod

Are they the kind of retro small headphones that kind of sit on the ear rather than around the ear?

Yes

Originally Posted by Zaphod

How do you find them for comfort and sound quality?

Originally Posted by johnstaf
I like Grado headphones. Some people find them uncomfortable for long stretches, but I think they're perfectly fine.

They are enough comfortable on ears, not pressing too much, like I have read somewhere.
Sound is warm especially in mids. High frequencies are not killing ears but bass is a bit too warm but not bother me, especially for piano soun d and for this price £32 (I bought used).
Next week I am expecting for SR80 to compare with SR60.


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Re: Open back headphones [Re: Crocus] #2878028
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You will find the 80 have more extended bass and a bigger sound overall. That is why I recommend them over the 60 for a few dollars more. Regardless both have the same "sound" and are good phones. Honestly, I would go for more expensive headphones if you can swing the more money... and you will have a larger selection of brands to choose from. Not that these two Grados are not good, they are the best IMO of budget phones, it is just that good sound is so very important for getting all that is in these wonderful keyboard sounds, that you really need higher fidelity 'phones to match these great keyboards of today.

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Re: Open back headphones [Re: Bruce In Philly] #2878043
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Originally Posted by Bruce In Philly
I would go for more expensive headphones if you can swing the more money... and you will have a larger selection of brands to choose from. Not that these two Grados are not good, they are the best IMO of budget phones,

I know and I wish to buy more expensive headphones but I can't afford at this moment, that way I looked for something in budget level. SR80 which I will try on next week are the same condition, second hand. Maybe SR325i in the future - I will see.


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Re: Open back headphones [Re: Crocus] #2880029
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Hi
Today I got Grado SR80. They sounds significantly better than SR60, which already I've decided to sell.
SR80 sounds more clearly and open in the whole band, which is the most noticeable in acoustic music examples (piano, vocals, trumpets, violins, etc). Sound of the SR60 already seems to me a little bit pale right now. Bass of SR80 is significantly better, is more resonantly but still not boomy. The midrange is even more songful, which makes me happy, because I wanted a warm middle for piano, and there it is! The trebles on the SR60 already seems to me a bit thin, compared to richer and warmer in SR80.
So, for now I stay with SR80. I know, I could go further now and comparing other, higher models, such as SR125, 225 or 325, but the decision of keeping budget rules for temporary headphones keeps me in check. Maybe after 2 years I will go to something higher but it will see.
So far SR80 makes me happy smile


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