GRADO GR8 IN-EAR EARPHONES
Grado GR8 in-ear headphones produce reference sound quality, ergonomic fit and perform way beyond its peers! The GR8 employs a single armature driver per channel. It has no crossover thus eschewing distortion caused by multiple drivers and crossover points. This results in improved musical accuracy, spatial clarity and tonal balance. A a single driver design also enables Grado to use a superior quality driver for sonic excellence. Additionallt, this has the consequence of smaller size and light weight since the body only has to fit one driver.
Consistent with Grado's long-standing reputation among both music-lovers and audiophiles, the GR8 delivers musical excellence with precision and accuracy true to the signal source. GR8's clarity with mass musical instrument and vocals are uncanny.
"Not only does the bass of the Grados go deeper and the treble sound more lifelike, but real instruments and voices sound much more like real instruments and real voices."
— Tom Lyle, Enjoy The Music
"The GR8s give sensational clarity to vocals and present even the very highest register frequencies with precision and plenty of headroom. Per typical Grado fidelity, rock, pop, and soul tracks are rich with expressiveness and emotion and even classical tracks radiate through the frequency spectrum."
— Bailey S. Barnard, Tone Audio
The GR8s are easy to fit and very comfortable to wear, even for long listening sessions. The overall weight is a mere 9 grams, including the headphone cable.
Most in-ear headphones in this class are much bulkier and heavier than
this. The GR8s are so small that you could comfortably lie down on a
pillow with them in your ears and not even notice they're there. A raised dot on the left earphone provides tactile identification, allowing GR8s to be put on correctly and quickly, even in the dark!
The GR8's cable is ridiculously lightweight, but still manages to offer a solid feel. Wires are made of oxygen-free copper to make sure your sound has a clean signal path to travel along, while the outside has a flexible and durable coating. Strain relief is built into the connection points at the earpieces and the plug to help prevent cable damage. The plug itself is made from gold-plated brass for durability and resistance to corrosion. The cable also resists noise from friction and handling, so you won't hear bumps and scrapes as you move about with the headphones.The GR8’s high-quality cabling is long enough to reach into a shoulder bag or shirt pocket and the “Y” is long enough to ensure they won't pop out when you turn your head. Grado uses a special cable for the GR8 that is non-microphonic and virtually tangle-free. It's a standard 3.5mm size, so it will work with MP3 players, CD players, laptops, smart phones, and so forth.
Grado GR8 Details
- Driver: Moving Armature
- Connector type: Standard 3.5mm mini plug (gold over brass)
- Frequency range: 20 -20,000 Hz
- Sensitivity: 118db/1mw
- Impedance: 120 ohms
- Maximum input power: 20mW
- Cable length: 51 inches | 130mm (oxygen-free copper wire)
- Weight: 9 grams including cable
- Accessories included: 3 pair ear tips (small, medium, large; proprietary blend of two silicon rubber materials), Ear wax proof cloth x 4, Ear wax proof cloth ring x 2