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I can't remember which but Grado recommends 100 or 200 hours of cycled break in if you speak to them. I've had a few pair and they all responded positively to a few additional high volume 8hr sessions after normal run in. Obviously don't break them but louder than you could listen. The diaphragm doesn't have a rolled surround and relies on the natural compliance and damping of the material that supports the armature.


Edited by goodvibes - 7/19/14 at 10:33am
post #857 of 869
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When I had them many years ago a Grado engineer replied to an email I sent stating 25 sporadic hours of burn in was sufficient.

post #858 of 869

Interesting. Not what I got from the national manager. Oh well. My results are my own.:smile: 

post #859 of 869
Anyway they are perfect for me, the way i use them, i am always in awe how they transfer emotions, Robert Wyatt and Dagmar Krause never sounded better after listening to News From Babel. Grado's in ear masterpiece.
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I did good vibes in the beginning now 3 months ago but they are perfect to me now, i can live with the fact they are not allrounders but with the right music and recordings they are sublime. Try for instance Bueno Vista Social Club , and you will be stunned
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Anyone have a comparison of these to the upper tier ones such as Sennheiser IE800 and Shure SE846? I'm pretty fascinated by these and have tested them but am interested in what others think.

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Originally Posted by dqope21 View Post

Anyone have a comparison of these to the upper tier ones such as Sennheiser IE800 and Shure SE846? I'm pretty fascinated by these and have tested them but am interested in what others think.
To different to compare, at this price there aren't any real bad IEM's, it is more a personal choice, I love my GR10, read some of my earlier writings. I like the Senns to, but to expensive and apart from bigger soundstage and bass , they are not "better" , but certainly big fun with King Crimson etc.
post #863 of 869
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Very nice sounding IEM's.  Very euphoric airiness to the presentation unheard of in most other IEM's.  But $400 is steep for the sound and very picky with sources.  For $400, I would take the W30 any day.

post #864 of 869

I found these to be really smooth but the sibilance at upper frequencies was bothersome.

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Anyone of the Grado collectors who know how the GR10 compares to the on/over ear models, and which one comes close?

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I wish I knew more. I am not well versed in big Grados. I will tell you this, though: going from a 1000$ RTi1 Rhapsodio earphone to the 350-400$ GR10 isn't a huge step at all. Comfort-wise, damn. I was part of Team Beyer for a long time. I'd say the GR10 is like a really tight DT880, minus the sometimes nasty upper midrange sheen and kikikikiki etchy upper treble. Sound is a bit more compressed into the midrange, but damn, is it a good approach to moderating earphone sound. 

 

Honestly, GR10 really is a giant killer.

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I wish I knew more. I am not well versed in big Grados. I will tell you this, though: going from a 1000$ RTi1 Rhapsodio earphone to the 350-400$ GR10 isn't a huge step at all. Comfort-wise, damn. I was part of Team Beyer for a long time. I'd say the GR10 is like a really tight DT880, minus the sometimes nasty upper midrange sheen and kikikikiki etchy upper treble. Sound is a bit more compressed into the midrange, but damn, is it a good approach to moderating earphone sound. 

 

Honestly, GR10 really is a giant killer.

I agree completely, the natural sound and the great dynamics with good recordings, is just fab, therefore my curiosity to know which Grado on/over ear comes close. There aren´t a lot of headphones who really transfer acoustic piano sound the way it should, to name one, even they exell in other parts, Headphones is always a matter of finding the right compromise, certainly at a pricepoint that doesn´t make you bankrupt.

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These IEM's are absolutely fantastic.  They seem to handle all genres of music just fine but with acoustic jazz and vocals, they easily surpass anything else I have ever heard.  I am very happy with them.  The clarity and smoothness is superb.

I agree 100%, and if not enough bass, you can change the standard tips for Comply´s to have a better sealing, and when listening with an iPhone and or iPod, just putt on the bass boost, it doesn´t compromise the other frequencies. For even more 3-dimensional sound you can use the AK10 known as the Beyerdynamic A200p in Europe, 

post #869 of 869
Just wondering if anyone knows how the GR10 compares to the Earsonics SM64? I realise it's a single BA vs triple BAs but are the GR10s close to or in the same league as the SM64s? Thanks!
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