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Grado GS1000i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 182 reviews of Grado GS1000i. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the soundstage and size. The usability and sound also get good reviews. There are some mixed comments about the reliability and price. Some have doubts about the noise isolation and treble quality.

comfort, sound, usability, size, soundstage

portability, treble quality, noise isolation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Grado GS1000i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Grado GS1000i

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Grado GS1000i from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design and soundstage. The size and durability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the usability and portability. There are some mixed opinions about the price.

sound, durability, size, soundstage, design

portability, usability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Grado GS1000i Statement Series Open Backed HeadphonesGRADO GS1000I STATEMENT HEADPHONES

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Grado GS1000i

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 user reviews of Grado GS1000i from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and usability are on the whole positive. The price and sound also get good feedback. Many are critical about the noise isolation and portability, and there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

comfort, sound, price, usability, size

portability, noise isolation

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Ear Zonk - Replacement Grado Headphone G Cushion - Fits GS1000i, GS1000e, PS1000 & PS1000e - Pair in BlackG-CUSH Replacement Headphone Cushion (GS1000i and PS1000)Grado Statement Series GS1000i Headphones

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Grado GS1000i

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Grado GS1000i from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Richard Black (techradar.com)

Grado GS1000i review

 

Grado's updated GS1000i is a comfortable, innovative and first-class performer

Glorious resolution ; Excellent tonal neutrality ; Endless rhythmic vivacity

Certainly a superb transducer, capable of astonishingly high performance standards. Now facing stiff competition, it still demands an audition

Sep, 2009

Recommended!

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Grado GS1000i

 

Can you justify spending £1000 on headphones?

Lightweight ; Comfortable ; Crystal clear sound

Expensive

If you're willing to spend £1000 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...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Grado GS1000i review

 

These retro-styled open-backed cans might look weird, but their price suggests stonking performance. Will we believe our ears?

They’re not for the train, but for sheer sonic pleasure these are the leaders of the class

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Grado GS1000i

 

A fabulous pair of headphones: they?re not for the train, and they don?t protect those around you from hearing what you?re listening to ? but for sheer sonic pleasure they?re stunning

Extraordinarily open and detailed; clarity and realism, great dynamics

Very leaky, sonically speaking; odd-looking when worn

MUST HAVE

Expert review by: Zardon (kitguru.net)

Grado GS1000i Statement Series Headphones Review

 

Many of our readers might not have heard of Grado, however in audiophile circles they are known as one of the best headphone manufacturers on the planet. They have been in the Audio industry for over 50 years now and are one of the leaders in design...

Incredible dynamics ; Soundstaging is immense ; little colouration ; custom crafted mahogany wood finish is lovely ; quite easy to drive ; exceptionally well balanced

expensive ; looks might not appeal to everyone ; need serious partnering equipment ; packaging is rubbish ; need a long time to bed in for optimum quality

KitGuru says: The fact that Grado make an even more expensive set of Headphones – the PS1000 (£1,700) means there is possibly room for even higher levels of output quality. Right now I find that hard to believe.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Grado GS1000i

 

Multi-award winning, audiophile, open-backed headphones with dynamic transducers and an eight-conductor cable design. Recently improved (thus the ‘i') to “optimise the tonal quality”. The good Forget modern titanium alloys and carbon fibre struts,...

It’s an almost indefensible amount of money to spend on headphones but your ears will thank you for decades. Old school quality, built to last. Grado GS1000i is tagged with Grado GS1000i, Grado and headphones. Select a tag (Grado GS1000i, for example)...

May, 2009

Consumer review by: Nick01 (head-fi.org)

Grado Statement GS1000iiiiiiiii

 

COMFORT: Unlike the comfy pads, which people complain about itching, or ears getting hot and unlike the bowl pads, which cause pain on many people ears. The superbowl pads (or bagel pads) are supremely comfortable for one simple reason, they don't...

most comfortable Grado ever, unbelievablly beautiful bass, fantastic instrument separation, huge soundstage, clarity, details lovers rejoice

disgusting treble, disgusting treble, disgusting treble

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: John (reevoo.com)

Grado GS1000I

 

Fab sound exceptional quality quite overwhelming

None

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Robert (reevoo.com)

Grado GS1000I

 

Despite their large size remarkably comfortable for longer listening sessions ; Great sound ; Arguably the best of the Grado range ; Includes extension cable and jack adaptor

Open design does leak sound if others are about ; Obviously not cheap

Mar, 2014

Product Specifications

Configuration

Active Noise Cancellation: No
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Neckband: No
Noise Cancellation: No

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone:Not Applicable
Indoor/Outdoor :Indoor
Product Type:Headphones
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:Traditional Headphone
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