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Grado GW100

Grado GW100
alaScore 91

37 reviews

Feb, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Grado GW100. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the comfort and price. The usability and design also get good reviews, whereas reviews are divided on the noise isolation. Some have doubts about the durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Grado GW100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Grado Labs GW100 review: A blessing and a curse


Grado Labs' first wireless headphones sound great, and are light and comfortable enough to wear for long periods of time. However, the signature open-back design that helps create that stellar audio also enables whoever is around you to hear your...

Great sound quality ; Lightweight and comfy ; Onboard controls are easy to use ; Better than advertised battery life

Open-back design has its downsides ; Materials feel somewhat cheap ; Not a good option for noisy/crowded environments ; Micro-USB charging

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Marc Henney (

Grado GW100 Review


The Grado GW100 are decent critical listening wireless open-back on-ear headphones. They're the first wireless option from Grado making them a bit more conven...

Lightweight, comfortable on-ear design.;More bass than wired Grado models.

Very high leakage, by design.;No isolation from ambient noise, by design

Dec, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Alex Bracetti (

Grado GW100 Wireless Headphones Review: Rich Sound in a Retro Shell


From the phenomenal sound to the nostalgic design, the Grado GW100 is a love letter to the elite headphones of the 80s and 90s, only in wireless form. These cans don't have the flash of Beats nor the premium aesthetics of Bose, but Grado's throwback...

Spacious and well-balanced sound ; Clean, minimalist design ; Comfortable fit ; Solid frequency range ; Responsive controls ; Digital assistant support

Extensive noise leakage ; Mediocre battery life ; Poor call quality

Audio purists who want rich sound and reliable comfort in a no-frills package should seek out the Grado GW100.

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Andrew Williams Andrew Williams (

Grado GW100 Wireless Series review | Trusted Reviews


The GW100 open-backed headphones are great sounding, but not all that practical, wireless headphones

Great sub-bass tone and impact ; Top quality stereo imaging ; Classic Grado elements are here

Sound a little soft and safe compared to some older models ; A lot of sound leakage ; Mildly flawed Bluetooth reception

The Grado GW100 are a great sounding pair of wireless headphones, but not all that practical to use if you're outside. With their open nature they don't block out much sound and are plenty leaky, making the addition of wireless connectivity less useful.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Grado GW100 review


The kings of open-back headphones go wireless

Clean, transparent, lively sound ; Solid, compact build ; Foolproof operation

A touch bright-sounding ; No in-line remote ; Poor battery life

Grado's first pair of wireless headphones is truly excellent, but won't be for everyone

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Olivia Tambini (

Grado GW100 Wireless Headphones review


Grado makes the grade (again)

Fantastic audio quality ; Cool retro design ; Comfortable

Heavy sound leakage ; Slightly flimsy build

The Grado GW100s sound stunning, with a wide, warm soundstage, but they won’t work for commuting or listening in communal areas.

Feb, 2019

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Dominic Preston (

Grado Wireless GW100


Grado's first ever wireless headphones don't stray far from the company's classic sound, which makes them great at home but not on the go.

Nov, 2019

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Grado GW100 headphone review

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Headphones specialist Grado Labs traces its history back to Brooklyn in 1953. And with the Grado GW100, it is one of the last major manufacturers to release wireless headphones, more than a decade later than rivals. Grado says it took its time 'to get...

Dec, 2018

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The best headphones you've never heard of.....


Brilliant sound, widest soundstage I've ever experienced on my head. If you love your music and are able to listen in a quiet place, then these artisan, open-backed cans may be for you. Do note though, they don't have NC or Ambient Control. They would...

Jan, 2021

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A niche product perhaps but very good for role.


Bought this to use at home. I wanted a well priced good sounding set of bt headphones (mainly for listening to classical music) to wear when working at PC. Already have Sony WH1000mx. They sound excellent but feel hot and confined after a time. The...

Jan, 2021

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