Pros: Weight, look, packaging
Cons: Bass, highs, washed out mids, price, accessories
Packaging & Accessories: 3/10
Build Quality: 7/10
Design & Look: 8/10
Microphonics (higher ratings means lower cable noise): 9/10
Audio Quality: 7/10
My final Rating: 6.5/10
Purchase Date: May 2012
Purchase Price: £280
First of all, I would like to thank Grado for sending me out the GR8’s for review. It has been a long time that I have them now, and haven’t proceeded in writing the review, as I have given them a chance to be compared to other earphones I own, and more so, for other people to give them a try, and let them give me their opinions on them too.
The GR8’s come in at quite an expensive price, at £280 for a moving armature driver earphone, one could buy a triple BA driver from Shure, or even Westone.
Although the technologies, are slightly different from each other. One being a BALANCED armature, the other a MOVING armature. At the end of the day, it is supposed to produce the same sound one would get from a or even a few BA drivers – for more information on driver technology, check this link out (Grado GR8 is also mentioned there!)
So let’s see how the Grado GR8’s compare!