Grado GR8 In-Ear Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Driver - Moving armature - 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 while delivering secure, dependable comfort.
- Connector type - standard mini plug (gold over brass)
- Frequency range - 20 -20,000 Hz
- Sensitivity - 118db/1mw
- Impedance - 120 ohms
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
First off, I became somewhat of an audiophile about 2 years ago when I realized that my Bose tri-port headphones were not producing any Mid-Levels, a clear soundstage or any distinguishable depth to the music that was being played through them. I quickly upgraded to the Grado SR-60's and became completely hooked on the Grado soundstage. It spiraled into an addiction from there. Unfortunately, to get sound quality sound like many of the top-notch headphones you have to have open-air, supra-aural headphones. This is just the physics of sound. Welcome the Grado GR-8.
If you are reading this review you are most likely interested in In-Ear-Monitors that sound as good as open air cans. I recently moved to New York City and quickly realized that in ears are a necessity to avoid the noise in this concrete jungle. No in ear will sound as good as a supra aural, open air headphone. It is just physically impossible to create a resonance chamber with in ears. For the GR-8 Grado has implemented some new technology that involves rotating. I cannot begin to understand how it works but I will tell you this: it works. I listen to everything, and I mean EVERYTHING. Every type of music is enhanced by these monitors. They create a brilliant soundstage inside your head. If you ever thought to yourself, "What would it be like to be in the room with The Beatles when they recorded Sgt. Pepper's?" you will actually know exactly what it sounded like after listening to these. They are worth every penny that you pay for them.Read more ›
The best thing about these earphones is that they have a very good sound stage. I listen primarily to jazz and classical music. Both are essentially "acoustic" in nature. You can actually detect "sound stage" and placement of instruments with these earphones which I believe is not very common in earphones.
The individual earphones ae very compact which is very convenient. There are three negatives to these earphones. The packaging is very sparce. It comes with the standard three ear gels which are always too small for me to get a good seal. Secondly, the earphones do not come with a little carrying case. This is a mistake. They could have a small pouch like comes with the Etymotics if they wanted to save money.Read more ›
On Christmas morning, I tried them on and was totally underwhelmed. The sound was very clean, but there was no bass at all. There wasn't much in the box that was helpful, but saw a review for Grado GR10's that talked about earbud fit and seal and how important it was to bass. So I took the largest pair of Silicon tips and tried again. What a difference. The sound was ultra clean and well balanced. My only complaint was the bass still wasn't as good as my old Shures, but playing with the equalization controls on my iPhone I was able to get an acceptable sound.
So why only 4 stars? I have never had a pair of earphones that is so persnickety about getting the exact fit in my ear canal. Going to try some aftermarket replacements to see if I can do better. I feel if ear fit is that important it should be explained better in the instructions.
Still I am a happy owner. I hear things with his set of earphones in familiar albums I have never heard before. If you want a pair of high quality earbuds, then these are highly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
GRADO HEADSETS ARE THE BEST, but the earbuds were not. They sounded like a $20 set. I hear the new models are better. Read morePublished 10 months ago by DT
The Grado GR8s have earned a spot on BoldList's Top 5 Grado Headphones list!
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Great buds designed in Brooklyn,made in Japan. Great sound and presence. Beats my old Bose by miles. Even works in the subway.Published 20 months ago by jamie