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Grado GR8 In Ear Headphones

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3.7 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews

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  • A proprietary wide bandwidth moving armature design provides the listener with unsurpassed performance.
  • Small size allows earphone to nestle well within the ear canal, maintaining an excellent air seal for improved bass and reduction of outside noise without causing discomfort.
  • Raised dot on left earphone provides tactile indication of channel allowing earphones to be put on correctly even in the dark.
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Style Name: GR8
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BrandGRADO
Item Weight118 g
Product Dimensions2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
Item model numberGR8
SeriesGR 8
Lithium Battery Weight40 Grams
  
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ASINB002QL3CX8
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Shipping Weight118 g
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Date First Available19 Oct. 2010
  
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Style Name:GR8

Product Description

A proprietary wide bandwidth moving armature design provides the listener with unsurpassed performance. Small size allows earphone to nestle well within the ear canal, maintaining an excellent air seal for improved bass and reduction of outside noise without causing discomfort

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1 pair of GR8 headphones

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Style Name: iGi Verified Purchase
If you're an Audiophile or an avid music lover that is on the go, these are the the way forward. They're the cheapest IEM's that Grado offer, but they certainly don't feel or sound cheap.

The build is sturdy and the sound so far has been great. I know I still have to break them in, so to have a sound like I do which is straight out of the box is superb and only gives me high hopes.

You get a small variety of foam and silicon tips which might be a bit of a struggle to get used to compared to the average universal ones you get with pretty much every other standard pair of low budget earphones. There are some info leaflets and a carry case. But where these earphones shine and rightly so, is their sound.

The sound is great out of the box. Any Grado fan will not be dissapointed. The soundstage is wide and spacious and has superb clarity and detail straight out the box. The bass is tight and a little recessed, but I'm certain it will loosen up and hit a bit stornger in the break in. The only issue is that it has some sibililance bleed, which means the symbols and some of the vocals pierces a bit, but it's not fair to mark it down based on something that will most likely dissapear when broken in to. If it doesn't, I will update this and note an rate accordingly.

People seem to forget that earphones have a break in period and always rate them on first listen.

My final thought is that these Grado iGi's deserve praise and a definite investment if you're semi serious about your listening.

EDIT:

22 Weeks later and the sound in the right ear has begun cutting out when the jack has pressure applied to it in a certain way.
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Style Name: iGrado Verified Purchase
This product looks and sounds great. The negatives are that it bleeds sound and also can take some time to get used to the feel. At first can be uncomfortable but after a while it fits fine. Does look good on though.
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Style Name: iGi
headphones have decent sound, rich, nicely pitched.

But after 4 months the volume has dropped. I have no idea why, I have treated them with care, they have never been compressed or close to any hazards, i regularly clean them with a dry cloth. It strains to play certain sounds and becomes crackly. Utterly useless. This is the risk you take when you buy earphones no matter how expensive and well made. They will eventually break. Give it on average 6 months to 2 years. So I would advise sticking to the opened backed grado headphones to play at home or a full stereo system to enjoy music if you want to stretch out your money's worth. Scrap listening while travelling, unless you want to play it safe and go for a cheaper model somewhere else. Really disappointed.

If you do want these earphones, be very careful how you use them they are not durable:
-don't play your music loud
-don't play it from a laptop or stereo
-do not leave them on the ground, pressure will damage them
-do not use bass
-do not pull them out of the device sharply
-do not dangle the earphones or spin them
-avoid liquids
-don't tangle the cord and damage the delicate wires inside
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Style Name: iGi
This will appeal to people who already know the Grado brand, who are looking for that ''airy '' open sound you find in open headphones. Would not recommend this if you're a bass-head or into music that's bass heavy.

The build quality is unfortunately quite poor, wires look like they came out of an apple iphone or samsung generic , stock earphone quality. I dont expect it to last forever, but while it does, I'm definitely enjoying it
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Style Name: iGrado Verified Purchase
Great sound for the price, I prefer them to my Grado SR80. Somehow iGrado sounds a little louder and brighter then SR80 (after i made some penny size holes into cussions even bass is heavier). Still SR80 seems to have more depth and the sound is more relaxed and more enjoyable.

Now the bad: they may look like portable but they are open back and leak sound heavily. Also very unconfortable for my ears. The drivers never seem to cover my ears completely and after one hour my ear lobes hurt like hell.

I will try to put iGrado drivers into some other cans casing to see what happens. Will keep posted
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Style Name: GR8
More thorough reviews of the sound can be found elsewhere (via Google). In short, you'll notice the similarity if you own a pair of Grado headphones, and if you don't, these are detailed, warm, exciting and dynamic.

Comfort: With the right ear tips, these will fit snugly and comfortably for hours. The best tips depend on your preferences and ears. Foam Comply tips are popular and compatible with these, but they have a limited life because the foam degrades. I'd recommend Sony hybrids. I suggest wearing them upside down, with the cable going over your ear and down. They never fall out, etc.

Durability: I've used these daily for 18 months and they're still working perfectly. They live in my pocket. The only minor issue I had was the rubber sleeving on the headphone jack becoming loose, but this was fixed by a drop of glue. The shape also adds to the durability, over some larger IEMs (e.g. models by Shure and Westone).

Overall: I've had more expensive headphones. In some areas they were better. Overall though, these are the best I've ever owned.
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