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Grado GS1000e

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Grado GS1000e. 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 durability and design. The usability and comfort are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the size and bass quality. The reliability and price get negative comments.

sound, comfort, usability, design, durability

price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Grado GS1000e is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Grado GS1000e


alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Grado GS1000e from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on People really like the soundstage and bass quality. The design and usability also get good views. There are mixed opinions on the size and sound. The portability and price get critical opinions.

comfort, usability, design, bass quality, soundstage

price, portability

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Richard Black (

Grado GS1000 review


These cans might just make the best sounds you'll ever hear

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (

Beautifully presented even, detailed, sound, sometimes lush, never boring


The GS1000e's are over ear, open back headphones. They are part of the Grado Statement range. I had the wonderful opportunity to try these out before xmas, so thought I'd share my thoughts, the review has taken ages to write, making a final decision on...

Effortless hi end sound, stunning wooden cups

Maybe look and feel of foam cups, but these are not for outdoors

Jan, 2016

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Will Improve with Age…


Disclaimer: I would like to thank Todd at TTVJ for giving me the opportunity to participate in the Grado “e”-series tour. I have owned many sets of Grado cans including the SR-80, 225, 325i (Gold Edition), RS-1i, and a couple of the Head-Fi Edition...

Light-Weight; Excellent Build; Balanced Sound (see text); Evolving Sound (see text)

Needs hours of Burn/Break-in; Heavy Cable; Balanced Sound (see text); Evolving Sound (see text)

Aug, 2014

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fantastic sound quality


These headphones offer true sonic briliance, great with all types of music,my only gripe is that i dont care for the ear cushions, other headphones around this price tag i find more comfortable. But that is a small personal issue, they sound fantasic,...

great sound quality

ear cushions not to my taste

Jun, 2015

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