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7.6 out of 10

Grado GS1000

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Overall 6
5.6
Sound quality 7
7.0
Comfort 5
5.0
Durability 4
4.0
Bass quality 8
8.0

User Review

nickchen, Headphone Reviews
15 December 2008
  • Summary: A buddy borrowed me his GS1000 for 2 weeks. I wasn't too excited about them. Resolution, blackness and soundscape were impressive, but the mids were congested by bass and the crazy treble to an extend that I almost found them recessed. No musicality as result. These might be the ultimate solution for the followers of a Ultrasone "bathtub frequency curve", but surely not for me. For the record: The owner isn't too excited abut the GS1000 as well.
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Overall 5
5.1
Value for money 1
1.0
Sound quality 7
7.0
Comfort 5
5.0
Durability 4
4.0
Bass quality 8
8.0

User Review

nickchen, Headphone Reviews
9 December 2008
  • Summary: A buddy borrowed me his GS1000 for 2 weeks. I wasn't too excited about them. Resolution, blackness and soundscape were impressive, but the mids were congested by bass and the crazy treble to an extend that I almost found them recessed. No musicality as result. These might be the ultimate solution for the followers of a Ultrasone "bathtub frequency curve", but surely not for me. For the record: The owner isn't too excited abut the GS1000 as well.
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Overall 9
9.3
Value for money 9
9.0
Sound quality 10
10
Comfort 10
10
Durability 7
7.0
Bass quality 10
10

User Review

CraneyR, Headphone Reviews
9 December 2008
  • Summary: Dear listeners. Don't fool yourself by trusting too much all those reviews of headphones which are put in this website. Many of them are simply are based on not careful listening, audio adjustment, and quite reckless judgement. I wonder how can one claim that Grado GS1000 sounds worse than many ordinary headphones while this particuar model won grand award among professional listeners? The sound of Grado GS1000 is incredibly pleasant and colorful. Bass is great.
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Overall 10
10

Grado GS1000 Headphones

Squirellnutkin, Rate it all!
10 October 2008
  • Summary: Takes alot of running in , about 200hrs but worth the wait. Not the best looking headphone around and not the most comfortable on small heads but the sound quality is magnificent. At low volume these phones will amaze.I have been using these for 5 months and they are a vast improvement on the already impressive SR125.How much improvement is down to the oversize earcushion which creates a 'wall of sound' is debatable but if there is a better sounding phone outthere then i...
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Overall 10
10

Grado GS1000 Headphones

Bill6902, Rate it all!
22 August 2008
  • Summary: Until I bought my first pair of Grados, I found myself sending a lot of headphones back, including expensive cans from Bose and Shure. Louder is not necessarily better, especially if the signal separation is mud. It wasn't until I put on my first pair of Grados (SR80s) that I found the headphone equivalent of fine dining. Grado's open-air design may give new meaning to "goofy" but its crusade against resonance produces clarity that is just out of this world.
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Overall 2
2.0

Grado GS1000 Headphones

Waitsfan9901, Rate it all!
20 August 2008
  • Summary: Compared to my UltimateEars UE Pro-10 monitors, the Grado soundstage is better, but the bass is tubby/unfocused. And: after a couple of months of use-- putting the phones on and adjusting the placement of cans/cups to ears/head-- the dang things fell apart: the cans/cups FELL OFF THE RODS TO WHICH THEY ARE ATTACHED; and I can see why, in light of the design: the metal rods do not go deep enough into the wooden disks to stand up to the stress on them in simply putting on...
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Overall 10
10

User Review

gradoist, head-fi.org
10 July 2008
  • Summary: These headphones are better than any headphones I have auditioned. No cons at all.
  • Pros: Portable, amazing sound quality, best one of Grado headphones
  • Cons: None
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

sammcj, head-fi.org
10 July 2008
  • Summary: Foreword: I have just acquired my first set of Grado GS1000's, at approximately 3-4 years old, these are the non-i version. They have only had a claimed 15-25 hours use prior to my initial testing, these cans are not broken in, they will require 100-200 hours before properly warmed. I shall start by saying that I am far from an audio or electrical engineer; I just know what I like and what I don’t.
  • Pros: Amazing Soundstage, Precise Imaging, Nothing Short Of Breath-taking
  • Cons: Expensive
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

smitty1110, head-fi.org
10 July 2008
  • Summary: First, some boilerplate stuff -   Audio setup -     FLAC files in MEdia Monkey -> Amazon Basics TOSLINK cable -> Schiit Bifrost w/Uber upgrade -> Knukoncept Shielded RCAS -> Project Ember with 80's Amprex 7062 tube   Music -     Nabucco, Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna State Opera Chorus conducted by Lamberto Gardelli, 1965     Why So Serious, Hans Zimmer, the Dark Knight OST   Grados are considered to be the best for Jazz music, but this Nabucco recording is one of my...
  • Pros: Imaging, clarity, mids
  • Cons: Price, Soundstage is a bit flat, the headband is still underwhelming
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Overall 10
10

Grado GS1000 Headphones

MichaelKlement ovich, Rate it all!
15 March 2008
  • Summary: Well...initially with my Antique Sound Labs MG Head OTL Mark III with a Telefunken 12AX7 and a pair of very nice J/J EL84's in OTL mode I was lukewarm with these especially when comparing them to my Sennheiser HD-650's!!! The typical "in your face" GRADO sound is gone and what we have with the GS-1000 is pure fantastic NATURAL sound. NO embellishment of anything musical!!! Nothing!!! Everything sounds as it should. Reminds me of my NEW.... FANTASTIC.... ACCURATE.......
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