Before we get into the Grado SR60e vs. SR125e comparison, grab a snack, sit back and relax because..
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What I will bring you in this review
For this article, I will do a quick and dirty comparison, and then link to my official reviews towards the end! 🙂
Similarities & Differences
Now without further ado, let’s get rolling!!
I had heard a lot of great things about the Grado line in terms of sound, clarity, and detail, but not so great things about build and comfort. I decided to try them out for myself and found that people generally over exaggerate their claims a lot, or just tend to nitpick about everything.
No, neither of these cans are particularly comfortable over an extended period of time, but what headphone really is? The HD600 comes to mind as the only headphone I’ve ever worn that I rarely ever have to adjust. Other than that, all headphones will get uncomfortable after wearing them for awhile, because well, that’s life. Lol. Definitely some are more comfortable than others, but overall I would give SR60e and 125e both a C+ or B-.
As far as build, I had no problems with the models I tried, but then again I didn’t own them for a long time. Because I wouldn’t really take these on the go, I could see them being fine in my studio for a long time. I will say that they are very lightweight, akin to something like the AKG K240 Studio. For some reason this doesn’t bother me. Because I’m holding a legendary headphone, I tend to either not care because the sound gives me a boner. Wait what? Lol.
I said all that to say this: I don’t care about their shortcomings. I would gladly purchase the SR60e or 125e for sound quality alone. It’s that impressive. More on my recommendation later. 🙂
Bass. The SR125e has a deeper bass response than the 60e.
Soundstage. As you go up in number, the Soundstage gets wider. So for instance, the SR80e has a wider Soundstage than the SR60e, and the SR125e has a wider Soundstage than the SR80e. What is Soundstage?
Cable Length. The cable is slightly shorter on the 60e: 2.1m vs. 2.3 for the 125e.
Weight: 260g. for the 125e vs. 124.7g for the 60e.
Note: Any real difference is going to be ridiculously subtle. In fact, between the SR60e, 80e, and 125e, there really are no hugely discernible differences. Check out:Grado SR60e vs. SR80e.I actually prefer the 80e’s overall.
So I actually prefer the Grado SR80e’s over both of these headphones. The 80e improved upon the 60e, but the 125e overall just feels lost and out of place. In my opinion and many others, there was really no point to include it in the line. There are some subtle things they added in, but overall there’s no reason to spend the money on them when you can get the same sound for less. Check out the Grado SR80e vs. SR125e for those slight changes!
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