Grado is a well-known headphone and phonograph cartridge manufacturer. Grado has won accolades and awards for their state of the art headphones. And without question, once you put on a pair of Grado headphones, you will know why they are so revered.
Grado headphones come in three series: The Entry Level Prestige series, The Mid Level Reference series and The Statement Series. The Statement series are the flagship headphones for Grado, and only one headphone actually exists in the series. That would be the GS1000. These are arguably one of the best headphones on the market today at any price point. Unfortunately, the price is simply out of reach for most people.
All is not lost however. There are many top shelf, critically acclaimed headphones in the budget friendly Prestige series. The good thing about Grado is that their headphones, from entry level to their flagship all sound phenomenal.
The Grado SR60 headphone is the introductory headphone in the Prestige series and is more in line with what the average consumer is able to afford. Compared to the headphones most people use daily, these are more than enough for anyone but the discerning audiophile. I say this from experience also because over the years I’ve had many headphones within the Grado family all the way up to the GS1000, and without a shadow of a doubt, the SR60 offers a tremendous value and they sound superb. Sure, they aren’t better than the top of the line Grado headphones, but the sound quality is there. Everything sounds clean, clear and precise with a punchy bass to boot. They are also very comfortable to wear.
A great website for information about headphones in general is Head-Fi. There is a wealth of knowledge here about Grado headphones and just about every well-respected headphone manufacturer on their forums.