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Are the Grado SR60's worth it? Or are they overhyped? Would the AKG K81 DJ's be a better buy? Or are the two intended for different genres of music?
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The two are intended for vastly different genres.

The SR60's are worth it [assuming you in USA or CAN], they're excellent for rock/metal/accoustic, very forward sounding.
The AKG K81's are much warmer, much more bass [not tons, just more compared to the SR60's], and better for eletronica/techno, yadda yadda.
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They are definitely worth it. The AKG's wouldn't exactly be better but more different. It's preference more than anything.
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SR-60's are definitely worth it if you listen to metal/rock. I personally like the SR-200's so much, but those are a whole different price range .
    
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For many, the SR60 is the first step into higher fidelity headphones. Is it worth the price of entry? Yes. Does it sound good? For the money, yes.
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aren't the SR60s twice the price of the AKGs? Or is that just UK pricing?

and if so, why are you comparing them?
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I've heard good things on Grado. If you have no budget.. go for it!
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I've heard good things on Grado. If you have no budget.. go for it!
Well the 60's are pretty cheap so yeah.
    
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aren't the SR60s twice the price of the AKGs? Or is that just UK pricing?

and if so, why are you comparing them?
Just UK pricing. If you are outside of North America, it's better to get the Allesandro MS-1, which are a modified and improved version of the SR60/SR80 for what ends up being less money.
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canaidan prices also suck so no its just americans that get good price's grado is the priceing nazi's of headphones. sr80's are 80 in america and 150 in canada. wth?

they are still amazing though.
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