Our take on the Grado GR8e by Crutchfield's Jeff Miller
Grado sound, on the go
The GR8e earbuds let you enjoy Grado's lively and legendary headphone sound wherever you go. Plug them into your phone or portable music player and securely nestle these small 'buds in your ears. It creates an air seal that helps block out noise around you — letting you focus on their wide and detailed soundstage.
Lightweight design with better sound
The GR8e headphones are extra light. You can comfortably listen to them for long stretches at home, work, or anywhere in between. Grado uses a single moving armature driver, making the earbuds super-compact. This single-driver design provides a healthy frequency response while eliminating any crossover issues, so music sounds open and natural.
- single moving armature design for natural, lifelike sound
- 3 pairs of silicone ear tips included for optimum comfort and sound quality
- 4 earwax-proof cloths for cleaning ear tips
- raised dot on left earbud provides tactile indication of channel, allowing headphones to be put on correctly in the dark
- 53" cable with oxygen-free copper conductors and gold-plated stereo mini plug
- frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 118 dB
- impedance: 120 ohms
- weight: 0.5 oz.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- In-ear headphones with attached 53" cable (straight 3.5mm plug)
- 3 Pairs of silicon ear tips (small / medium (installed) / large)
- 4 Circular cloth filters
- 2 Filter mounting rings
- Specifications card
Still breaking them need about 100 hours but I'm impressed midrange and high are magic lows could go lower but till solid will give a more complete review when fully broken in
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Features and Specs
|Mic For Taking Calls||No|
|Frequency Response||20-20k Hz|
|1/4-inch Adapter Included||No|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Overview: The Grado GR8e is an upgraded version of their popular GR8 in-ear headphones. These small earbuds are placed well within the ear canal to give you an excellent air seal to block ambient noise and improve bass response. The GR8e has a 53" cable with a straight gold-plated 3.5mm plug. Three sizes of silicone ear tips ensure you will get a proper fit.
Moving Armature Design: Like its predecessor, the GR8e has a proprietary moving armature driver design that retains the signature Grado sound. These drivers produce sounds over a wide bandwidth with smooth highs, clear vocals, and accurate bass. The left earbud contains a tactile dot on the rear so you can keep the left and right channels straight. Each ear bud has a 3/16" diameter, ear wax proof cloth filter to cover the drivers, held in place by a small plastic ring. Two extra pairs of cloth filters and two additional rings are included with the GR8e.
Ear Tips: The Grado GR8e comes with three pairs of ear tips, made of a proprietary blend of two silicones for ultimate comfort and maximum wearability. The ear tips come in small, medium, and large, allowing you to find a size that gives you the best seal to reduce the noise around you.
- Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
- Sensitivity: 116dB at 1 mW
- Impedance: 32Ω
- Maximum Input Power: 20mW
- Weight: 0.5 ounces
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Why did you buy this?
balanced sound, grado quality, small size [ Paul Nov 27, 2016 ]
I heard great reviews on this iem. [ Istvan J. Aug 13, 2016 ]