Conclusion: The GR10 I purchased from Sonic Electronix is my favorite earphone, and I have owned many, including Shure SE535, Sony EX1000, Westone 2, 3, UM3X, 4, 4R and the Etymotic ER4P. The GR10 (a moving armature) is a rare find in the crowded iem world.
Conclusion: I really like how Grado kept the small design like they used on the GR8. Very lightweight and compact so they can really be used for anything! I've used the GR8 a few times and was impressed, but I heard Grado was working on a new model so I held out and kept using my Skull Candys...
Summary: I have owned several earbuds including Shure 435's. To me these are the last word. Warm, engaging and never fatiguing. The bass notes are there without any painful thudding, the mid tones are spot on and you can here every detail.
Summary: Best pair of balanced headphones I've bought. Wonderful clarity and as most of the other reviewers have highlighted, a natural sounding bass. Best in ear headphones I own (especially compared to the shure 535s) However, would say that the headphones were expensive for what they are.
Summary: I ran these in-ear's for exactly 20hrs solid using the 90125 album by YES on repeat - The final result? THE WORST SOUND I've ever heard, it was painful, like breaking glass, a trapped wasp in a tin can would produce better low frequencies than this ridiculously overpriced product!
Summary: I am not a musical fidelity nerd, just an ordinary guy who has amassed a growing library of FLAC files in recent years and has been looking for a quality pair of headphones to do them justice. Put simply, the Grados were breathtaking from the first moment.
Summary: Very nice IEMs. I bought them on the strength of reviews here. Had a few problems getting them to fit and stay in my ears while I'm moving about. Take time to get this right or the performance will be badly compromised. Confirming earlier reviews the clarity and detail are extreme.
Sound is great but the overall package is not worth the money
18 December 2013
Summary: I've tried the GR10 with a lot of expectation; as you may have read in other professional reviews, the packaging and what comes in the box is actually quite disappointing. Expected a lot more for an earphone that costs 400 pounds!
Summary: My sole in-ears up until the GR10's were Shure SE535 with custom made sleeves by acs. I still use these because they, as you would expect, fit like a glove, exclude practically all external noise and are well balanced (imho). On the other hand they can be time consuming to fit. To the Grado's.