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8.7 out of 10

Grado GS-1000i

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Overall 10
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Sound quality 10
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Comfort 10
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Build quality 8
8.0
Noise reduction 4
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Coolness factor 10
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Audiophile Headphones; Great Customer Service

MikeK, Crutchfield
30 September 2012
  • Summary: I began writing my review and realized it was almost identical to the excellent review of VanD above. I echo his comments regarding the great sound quality of the Grado GS1000i's as well as the outstanding Crutchfield customer service. I own the Grado RS-1i's, which are also fantastic headphones (I became a Grado-phile after comparing the RS-1i to my Sennheiser HD-650's; the Senn's sounded muffled compared to the RS-1i's, and I had been a die-hard Senn-ophile for years).
  • Pros: That crystal clear Grado house sound. Very comfortable over long periods.
  • Cons: Needs a little more bass No cushioning on head strap (a standard Grado flaw) No case Expensive
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Overall 10
10
Sound quality 10
10
Comfort 10
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Build quality 8
8.0
Noise reduction 6
6.0
Coolness factor 10
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Great service, spectacular cans

VanD, Crutchfield
2 June 2012
  • Summary: First, let me say that my experience with Crutchfield.com was beyond satisfactory; it was among the best online shopping experiences I've ever had. Customer service was attentive and responsive, shipping was super fast, and I was given a full satisfaction guarantee. Crutchfield's reputaton is well deserved. Now to these magnificent headphones. My first experience with Grados was with the SR325is.
  • Pros: That spectacular sound. Comfortable enough to wear for long periods, unlike the SR series Grado cans.
  • Cons: Carrying case not supplied. Steep price
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Overall 10
10

Outstanding Product

Marsha, Crutchfield
29 February 2012
  • Summary: If there ever was a niche product, audiophile headphones are it. Purchased these based on reviews I read on the internet. I was not able to find a set locally to listen to. I had owned a Grado headphone amp for several years and was impressed by its quality and performance so I was already sold on Grado. This plus the fact that these headphones are designed to work with the amp I already owned made the choice easier.
  • Pros: Comfort, performance and retro look along with legendary Grado quality.
  • Cons: None really.
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Overall 10
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Sound quality 10
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Comfort 8
8.0
Build quality 10
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Noise reduction 6
6.0
Coolness factor 10
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Grado gs 1000i

Ed O, Crutchfield
30 July 2010
  • Summary: If you're willing to spend a lot on headphones, you'll hopefully have already put some thought into what sets you should be looking at. There's no doubting the GS1000i are one of the best, with superb levels of detail on-hand and far greater comfort than you get with the more expensive PS1000 pair. A keen ear and a quiet listening environment are key to getting the most out of these headphones, but if you have those vital ingredients and a love of great sound.
  • Pros: 3 D Sound,full massive bass,super high.
  • Cons: No case Expensive
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Overall 8
8.0
Sound quality 8
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Comfort 8
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Build quality 8
8.0
Coolness factor 10
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Almost Great

outthere, Crutchfield
30 July 2010
  • Summary: Solid bass response and excellent detail resolution. Sound stage spaciousness is good, though not the sensational of the Sennheiser HD-800s. Lightest headphones I tested, though headband could use padding. High quality materials throughout. Clipped briefly on rare occasions--this with EF5 and EF2A headphone amps (don't bother running these without a headphone amp--they are downright dull!
  • Pros: Bass response. Detail resolution. Absolutely beautiful design--look as good as they sound! Appreciate the extension cord and small adapter fitting provided.
  • Cons: Rare but unacceptable clipping (the only phones I evaluated to do so). At times, highs or mid-range overwhelmed. No storage box.
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Overall 10
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Sound quality 10
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Comfort 10
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Build quality 10
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Noise reduction 6
6.0
Coolness factor 6
6.0

Nice

Paul, Crutchfield
30 July 2010
Overall 10
10

5 Stars for Sound Quality but only 3 for build quality

Trev-R, Amazon
5 February 2014
  • Summary: I am reviewing these headphones after buying them from a Grado UK dealer near Peterborough for £997 rather than the £1200 they are currently being sold for on Amazon. I have come to the GS1000i's via the 80i's and then the superb Philips Fidelio X1/00's. I now live in a flat so can no longer enjoy my music through full size speakers late into the night as I used to.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great, but maybe not for classical

lensman 23, Amazon
7 November 2013
  • Summary: These Grado headphones are very highly rated by the hi-fi press, both in the UK and elsewhere, and for the most part I would agree. The sound is very open and spacious, with a wide stereo soundstage, and punchy dynamics. The only disappointment for me is with classical orchestral music. Mostly it sounds very good, but the strings - particularly the violins - sound thin and occasionally a bit screechy.
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Overall 10
10

Stunning, but handle with care

Bug DeLug, Amazon
31 August 2010
  • Summary: Not exactly being an audiophile, I was initially interested in these headphones as I wanted something sturdy, long-lasting and first class in the sound department as these were going to be a one-off purchase for me. I bought these along with a good headphone amplifier (I opted for the Graham Slee Novo) and was truly blown away by the results.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Татарцев Сергей, Yandex
22 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Ушкам 2 недели. Требуется приличный "прогрев". Звук только-только начал формироваться. Но уже чувствуется "Градовская" породистость.
  • Pros: Удобные, лёгкие, отличный звук
  • Cons: ОЧЕНЬ СИЛЬНО сышно всем вокруг, что ты слушаешь.
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