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Edited by willyvlyminck - 7/5/14 at 12:55am
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Run them hard for 8 hr stretches with rests between and they should come around. 50hrs of normal play doesn't get them to their best. I personally found the GR10 responds well to extended run in. If you want more bass, you can do what many do with the eq5 and use Sony hybrid tips but I liked them best with the stock tips.


Edited by goodvibes - 7/5/14 at 4:56am
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I have put at least a good 50 hours on my GR10's since I received them. Ironically enough I got back my UE900S iems yesterday as well thanks to a very jacked up eBay situation. But it gave me the opportunity to A/B the UE900S against the GR10's. It wasn't even a contest! The GR10's have a much wider sound stage and my detail. I told a friend that it was like the UE900S was like listening to a pair of Grade SR225 (and that's being kind) and the GR10's were like listening to my Beyerdynamic T1's. It was that drastic of a change in my opinion. It just confirms that the GR10's will stay with me FOREVER! :)

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I have put at least a good 50 hours on my GR10's since I received them. Ironically enough I got back my UE900S iems yesterday as well thanks to a very jacked up eBay situation. But it gave me the opportunity to A/B the UE900S against the GR10's. It wasn't even a contest! The GR10's have a much wider sound stage and my detail. I told a friend that it was like the UE900S was like listening to a pair of Grade SR225 (and that's being kind) and the GR10's were like listening to my Beyerdynamic T1's. It was that drastic of a change in my opinion. It just confirms that the GR10's will stay with me FOREVER! smily_headphones1.gif
They capture the soul of the music or the artists emotion, an extreme rare quality. I use them with Comply tips and the eq on my iPhone 5s on bass boost, this make them sound perfect to my ears.
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Its nice to hear such great experiences from people with these iems. i LOVE my Grado gr10's to the point where i have no interest in trying others as I dont think they can be beat! Its hard to explain to others that 'Magic Grado sound' where it feels as though you are on the stage with the musicians. there is an alive-ness that I have never experienced in any headphone. It really is phenominal. As always the seal needs to be right but when you get it right . . . Oh Mother May I !!

 

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I have a love hate relationship with my GR10. sometimes I think they are the best item in the world. The euphoric spacious sound is very appealing and makes all my music just come to life. I have had many a goose bump moment with the Grados when I just can't believe how much emotion they can reveal in the music . Then sometimes like today and for the past week really, they sound sibilant, really lacking in bass, almost unbearable, just like when they were new out of the box. I have a perfect seal, same source, same music. I can't work it out. I guess they only have around 50 hours on them, so I know that I should burn them in more which I will probably do over the next few days. I just find it a bit weird that some days they can sound just soooo good, and others really poor and somewhat annoying.

I really thought I'd found the one with the GR10 after trying and owning many iems from Westone, Final Audio design, Fitear, Ortofon, Klipsch, sennheiser, Heir etc. I really thought the long search was over. I hope the burn in works as I think I may just go a bit mad if I have to start searching again for something with a tiny bit more bass impact and calmer highs, but still maintaining that really emotional euphoric sound that only the GR10s have been able to produce in all the iems I've tried to date. This being a Grado tread I doubt anyone reading this has any recommendations?

Anyway just a ramble really, just got a bit frustrated.
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I have a love hate relationship with my GR10. sometimes I think they are the best item in the world. The euphoric spacious sound is very appealing and makes all my music just come to life. I have had many a goose bump moment with the Grados when I just can't believe how much emotion they can reveal in the music . Then sometimes like today and for the past week really, they sound sibilant, really lacking in bass, almost unbearable, just like when they were new out of the box. I have a perfect seal, same source, same music. I can't work it out. I guess they only have around 50 hours on them, so I know that I should burn them in more which I will probably do over the next few days. I just find it a bit weird that some days they can sound just soooo good, and others really poor and somewhat annoying.

I really thought I'd found the one with the GR10 after trying and owning many iems from Westone, Final Audio design, Fitear, Ortofon, Klipsch, sennheiser, Heir etc. I really thought the long search was over. I hope the burn in works as I think I may just go a bit mad if I have to start searching again for something with a tiny bit more bass impact and calmer highs, but still maintaining that really emotional euphoric sound that only the GR10s have been able to produce in all the iems I've tried to date. This being a Grado tread I doubt anyone reading this has any recommendations?

Anyway just a ramble really, just got a bit frustrated<it depends

It depemds on source and music really,I admit there could be more bass but with my iPhone 5s bass boost on, and comply tips, the sound is almost perfect, but some instrumental avant-prog doesn´t work, everything with voices,percussion,acoustic instruments works superb. try for example " Imaginary Cuba" and "This" from Peter Hammill, I also use Senns IE80 for more bass heavy music like Magma and primus, but I wouldn´t want to be without my GR10, it is not an allrounder, but they shine like no other in transffer emotion to the listener,in a way I never did hear from any other,no matter the price.

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If you however don't want to spend big money but you want good sound close to the GR10 , try Rock it Sounds R50. Maybe the best in ear in it's price class and beyond
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I've joined the camp, brothers and sisters. 

 

GR10's cable certainly is better than the GR8, comfort is the same. These are so damn comfortable. In fact, they are so comfortable that even thinking of jumping ship hurts my ears. I'm really really enjoying them, but like the e-Q8, I find they are quite demanding on the output of players and amps.

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I use the GR10 with my iPhone 5s and bass boost on, completed with Comply foam tips, this gives me perfect sound,at least for me. They do extremely well with certain recordings like Bill Laswell´s "Imaginary Cuba" and "Buena Vista Social Club" to name a few. The GR10 shines with voices,percussion,sax,acoustic guitar, and acoustic instruments in general. They are less good for noisy rock, and electronic music, for example on "Otherworld" from Peter Hammill and Gary Lucas there are some electronic improvisations, and these hurts almost on the ear,otherwise there aren´t a lot of IEM´s doing this music particulairly well, but the GR10 are a complimentary set, as I use Sennheiser IE80 for more grunt when needed on some prog like Magma and or Primus. This said I really love the GR10, because they are the only set that transfers emotions to the listener, in a way I never experienced before, a close second are the Rock it Sounds R50, for people that want similair sound, but not prepared to pay the demanding price for the GR10. They don´t have the last word on detail and emotion, but for their price they are awesome and a good and cheaper alternative.

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Well, if you've got your GR10's + comply tips + 700+hours of use, you'll find that the bass is just right and low mid's tickle your ear nicely.

The stock tips, to my ears, make the treble harsh.

 

Applying petroleum jelly to the comply's for easy insertion to my small ear holes. 

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Well, if you've got your GR10's + comply tips + 700+hours of use, you'll find that the bass is just right and low mid's tickle your ear nicely.

The stock tips, to my ears, make the treble harsh.

 

Applying petroleum jelly to the comply's for easy insertion to my small ear holes. 


I am about by 400 hours of use, the treble can still be harch, with some electronic music,Musique Concrete and experimental music, but I simply put the bass boost on with my iPhone 5 s, and as mentioned before this gives me perfect sound. Using my Beyerdynamic A200p gives me the same sound as I like it, no harch trebles and good bass, which is just great for a big amount of my music.

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I've joined the camp, brothers and sisters. 

 

GR10's cable certainly is better than the GR8, comfort is the same. These are so damn comfortable. In fact, they are so comfortable that even thinking of jumping ship hurts my ears. I'm really really enjoying them, but like the e-Q8, I find they are quite demanding on the output of players and amps.


To be fair, I think there is some variability in all the MAs but yah, GR10 was my fav of the lot. Haven't heard the EQ-8

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I am about by 400 hours of use, the treble can still be harch, with some electronic music,Musique Concrete and experimental music, but I simply put the bass boost on with my iPhone 5 s, and as mentioned before this gives me perfect sound. Using my Beyerdynamic A200p gives me the same sound as I like it, no harch trebles and good bass, which is just great for a big amount of my music.


Have you run them hard a few times while out of your ear. Try that for 8 hr stretches a few times. May help. I found a bit vigorous breakin useful.

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400 hours?  LOL!  Nothing else is gonna change.  In fact after about 15 hours I found mine fully burned in.  I think Grado recommends 25 hours stop and go but that seems extreme.

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