Koss Porta Pro vs GRADO SR60e

Koss Porta Pro review
vs
GRADO SR60e review

Do you prefer closed-back or open-back headphones? Whatever option you choose, this comparison might be interesting for you as I have found the difference between GRADO SR60e vs Koss Porta Pro. The first device is open-back, while the other one has closed design. Both of them are wired and have an on-ear wearing style.

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Features

There is a pretty big difference between their impedance rates since GRADO SR60e has 32 Ohm and Koss Porta Pro has 60 Ohm. Let's take a look at their frequency response. The appliance made by GRADO has a range of 20 Hz - 20 kHz, whilst the one produced by Koss works in a range between 15 Hz - 25 kHz. When it comes to sensitivity, the distinction is not big at all. Koss Porta Pro vs GRADO SR60e has 101 dB, while the other device has 100 dB.

Sound

GRADO SR60e has pretty smooth mids, great instrument separation, and detail. However, its bass is not suited to electronic or pop type music. Overall, you will get clear, warm, and great sounding.

Speaking of the headphones Koss Porta Pro, there is a really great amount of bass weight, without any muddying or skewing the balance.

Comfort and design

Koss Porta Pro may be the lightest on-ear headphones you have ever worn as they weigh only 60 g. Comparatively, GRADO SR60e has 220 g which is more than three times heavier. The first of the mentioned devices comes with a carry case and is foldable while the other one is not. However, they both have an adjustable headband.

The wire which comes with these appliances is not detachable and its length is 120 cm in the case with Koss Porta Pro. Consider that there is no control buttons and a microphone.

Koss Porta Pro pros and cons

Koss Porta Pro pros and cons

Pros

  • The design keeps the device lightweight, perfect for commuting or using while you exercise
  • The mid is very muffled, however, highly realistic
  • Great for traveling
  • Super light device that apply just a touch of pressure to the top of your head

Cons

  • Leaks sound in and out
  • Poor sub-bass

GRADO SR60e pros and cons

GRADO SR60e pros and cons

Pros

  • The bass seems to sound great with rock, acoustic, metal
  • Sounds fantastic at high volume levels
  • Despite its entire plastic built it's very high quality
  • Provides a spacious soundstage and a good reproduction of instruments and vocals

Cons

  • The treble can be harsh sometimes with its peaks
  • Not comfortable for long sessions

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Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Koss Porta Pro
6.5
GRADO SR60e
6.5
7
7
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Common

Product

Koss Porta Pro
GRADO SR60e

Model

Porta Pro
SR60e

Brand

Koss
GRADO

Reviews

7802
2400

General

Wearing style

on ear
on ear

Enclosure

closed back
open back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

Impedance, Ohm

60
32

Frequency response, Hz

15Hz-25KHz
20Hz-20KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.2

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

101
100

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

60/2.1
220/7.8

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

120/3.9

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

App control

Control functions

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

has not
has not

Bluetooth version

has not
has not

aptX

has not
has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

has not
has not

Bluetooth profiles

has not
has not

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

has not
has not

Battery life, hrs

has not
has not

Charging time, hrs

has not
has not

Charging port

has not
has not

Charging cable

has not
has not

Speed charge

has not
has not

Battery free listening mode

has not
has not

Battery level indicator

has not
has not

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not
has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Koss Porta Pro
GRADO SR60e
Koss Porta Pro
GRADO SR60e

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.5
  • 6.5
  • 6.5Koss Porta Pro
  • 6.5GRADO SR60e

The Koss Porta Pro is better headphones in this comparison. Check Koss Porta Pro price