The panoply of awards for Grado Labs headphones is too sizable to list here, but here are a few: "Product of the Year" (SR60 and RS1) and "Budget Component of the Year" (SR125) from Stereophile magazine. "Hi-Fi Grand Prix" from Audio-Video magazine (SR80 and SR325). "Golden Note" from the Academy for the Advancement of High End Audio (SR80). "Critic's Choice" from Sound and Video magazine (SR125). Top headphone on Stereophile magazine's "Recommended Components" list (RS1). The fact that headphones this good cost as little as they do is simply astonishing. If you've been looking for headphones for your recording studio, or just to listen to movies on your laptop, I recommend Grados without reservation. You will hear your music as you've never heard it before.