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post #826 of 1132
Well, the German specialist mags like Audio and Stereoplay did also complain about the lack of bass, so it is not you. I wonder however how they sound with an Apple 5s phone, because this phone sounds amazing compared to most others, or even with an amp like the Beyerdynamic A200p?
post #827 of 1132
Why didn't they offer you to try the GR8?
post #828 of 1132

I dunno, but I suspect the amp wouldn't have helped much. I'm not interested in carrying an amp around with me anyway. And the GR8 is similar enough to the GR10 in form factor that I bet it wouldn't have fixed any sealing issues I might have been having.

post #829 of 1132
The Beyerdynamic amp is extremely little so no big deal to put in your pocket. I am not sure it is a sealing problem, if than the use of comply tips would have helped, but no one seems to be really satisfied with these, i use them on my IE80 and they are great. I am happy with the sound they deliver on my iphone 5s but with the Beyerdynamic amp the sound is taken to another level. I am now listening to Chrome Hoof and their album ' Black Gold' super music and with my current set-up even phenomenal.
post #830 of 1132

Unless your player is piss poor, the Grado GR8 does not need an amp. I have this earphone and love it from any iPod, though preferably from a shuffle 1G.

post #831 of 1132
And how is the bass on the GR 8 Shigzeo?
post #832 of 1132

I wish I had the GR10 to compare it with but I don't. I borrowed one from Musica Acoustics a long time ago and really liked it. But I didn't like that it was so sensitive. In fact, I think that a poor player will have a harder time keeping up good resolution into the GR10 more than it will into the GR8. Bass is decent on the GR8 but not as full as the ortofon eQ5, which doesn't bother me so much. The only thing that bothers me about the GR8 is the somewhat skewed mids that are either hotter, or looser than I am used to hearing. After a few hours I get used to it and consider it normal. That is the earphone's voicing. I love it. But the reason I really got the GR8 was because its higher impedance lowers some of the worst hiss from poor players and because it doesn't look to expensive. It is also small and light. I just happen really to love its sound.

post #833 of 1132


Maybe the weight could come from a FiiO E18 who has a bass boost on board,, but again consdering the Price of both, you are better off with the IE80.

post #834 of 1132


The hiss Comes from old recordings, I listened to some remastered VDGG recordings and the hiss was just like listening to Vinyl with a dusty needle :-)

The GR10 is great on voices and acoustic instruments, there is way to much treble which in case of some electronic passages on "Otherworld" recording by Peter Hammill-Gary Lucas, just did hurt on the ears. The Music from Magma shines trough the Multi bass guitar interventions wich are moved in the Background when listening with the GR10, with the IE80 thee bass sounds right and weighty in front like it should. Lucky enough I did buy the GR10 second Hand at a good Price, and llike them for their mentiined Qualities, new they are not worth the Money,costing in Europe over 500 Dollar, and the IE80 Comes at hallf the Price today, with a more balanced Sound and great extra´s, Grado are Marketing masters know how to push the Hype and sales, but for how Long? The IGI which I also have is a far more better Option at the "Little" Price of 89 Euro which is about 120 Dollar. They have great bass and a but less Detail, compared to the GR10 but all in all a balanced package.and for the Money nothing to complain, if all made of plastic and rubber.

post #835 of 1132

With the Comply 500, which I have from my IE80 the bass sounds more articulated but not really right and real like it does with the IE80.

Another Advantage of the Comply is they sit locked in your ear,and won´t fall out,not to mention the comfort Feeling. Comply did recommend the 200, which i ordered as well, but the 500 works good as well in case you might have those already.

post #836 of 1132

Perhaps one important thing to remember is that Grado gr10 are very revealing. They give exactly what is there, warts and all. Due to the 'colouring' that many other phones 

exhibit, many faults can be quite well 'hidden' For this reason when you pair the grados with a superbly produced, mastered and created piece of music through a 

complimentory DAC the results can be uniquely staggering! Sadly, its not that easy to find such well mastered audio these days ! :D

post #837 of 1132
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I dunno, but I suspect the amp wouldn't have helped much. I'm not interested in carrying an amp around with me anyway. And the GR8 is similar enough to the GR10 in form factor that I bet it wouldn't have fixed any sealing issues I might have been having.
post #838 of 1132
I finally did find a second hand GR10 set, at a very reasonable price, reading to what you and many others did say, i startet with replacing the tips, now they have comply tips.
post #839 of 1132

I picked up a pair of GR10's from a fellow Head-Fi'er. I've had them for 2 days now. The previous owner said they had about 50 hours on them when I got them. I was having issues getting a good seal on them at first, but once I got that sorted out, I have to say these are hands down the best iems I've ever had! They are exactly the sound I was looking for in a pair of iems. 

 

I have them hooked up to my Mayflower O2/ODac with foobar on playlist repeat getting some more burn-in time. Not only do these things sound great in my O2/ODac, they also sound great in my FiiO E18. Hell they sound fantastic straight out of my Note 3 headphone jack!

 

It is safe to say I finally found something to replace my beloved Denon AH-C700. These babies are staying with me permanently.


Edited by MrFaust - 7/4/14 at 11:46pm
post #840 of 1132
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Originally Posted by MrFaust View Post
 

I picked up a pair of GR10's from a fellow Head-Fi'er. I've had them for 2 days now. The previous owner said they had about 50 hours on them when I got them. I was having issues getting a good seal on them at first, but once I got that sorted out, I have to say these are hands down the best iems I've ever had! They are exactly the sound I was looking for in a pair of iems. 

 

I have them hooked up to my Mayflower O2/ODac with foobar on playlist repeat getting some more burn-in time. Not only do these things sound great in my O2/ODac, they also sound great in my FiiO E18. Hell they sound fantastic straight out of my Note 3 headphone jack!

 

It is safe to say I finally found something to replace my beloved Denon AH-C700. These babies are staying with me permanently.


I can only agree, I use them in several configurations, but straight to my iPhone 5s and with the right Music they Sound fab. Using my AK10 Dac/Amp gives some more space and 3D Sound, but underway on bus and or Train,they provide a lot of fun with Phone only.

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