GR8 In-Ear Headphones – Review

On February 26, 2010, in Headphones, Review, by John Nemerovski

GR8 In-Ear Headphones
Company: Grado Labs
Price: $299

There are two ways to evaluate in-ear headphones. The first is to remove them from their package, stick them in your ears, listen to your favorite music, and decide how they feel and sound, relative to a fair cost. The second is to do all the above, plus a thorough, evaluative comparison with other models in the same price range.

The latter is tricky, because of differences between manufacturer and Internet pricing, and because each brand and model of headphones has its own fit and audio characteristics that affect the listener experience. Hearing the same recordings with different headphones can disorient the reviewer, depending upon the testing sequence.

It’s impossible to become jaded listening to different in-ear headphones in the $299+ price range, because each in its own way is stellar. Aside from ambient noise isolation and ear cavity comfort, both of which are somewhat determined by the physical characteristics of the user’s physiology, all super premium ($250 and up) in-ear headphones sound terrific most of the time.

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About John Nemerovski

John "Nemo" Nemerovski is MyMac's Reviews Editor. He is a private and small group personal technology tutor in Tucson, Arizona, USA, with an emphasis on iPad and iPhone training, plus basic computing, digital photography, and Photoshop. Nemo is an accomplished music instructor on keyboard and guitar, and an expert artisan bread baker. If you are interested in writing reviews or requesting a product review on MyMac, contact him: nemo [ a t ] mymac [ d o t ] c o m.

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