or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Grado GR10: Blissful Harmonics (Final Review Added)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Grado GR10: Blissful Harmonics (Final Review Added) - Page 5

post #61 of 95

I've never been a piano fan. Not really. But the GR10 does some really neat things with piano.

 

Not to get off topic, but I bet these GR10 tips would be pretty sweet with the triple.fi.

 

 

post #62 of 95

I find burn in takes care of matters and really prefer the stock tips. I think Hybrids kinda shut down a fully run in set. They're not as hot as E-q5s for instance, where I do prefer hybrids. Takes a while before they fully open and warm up but as you'd expect of something revealing, they are source descriminating. They're less hot than B2s, E-q5 and have a couple DB more top than the g8 which some regarded on the dark side. Of course perspective is personal and one man's detailed can be another's hot. From new they start a bit congested, then get a bit hot until they warm up and top evens out with more texture and res. How much and the end result will vary by perspective. 


Edited by goodvibes - 11/29/11 at 7:33am
post #63 of 95

Been listening to the GR10 for quite some time now. Unfortunately I can't say anything definite in comparison to the EQ-5, but they do seem pretty much the same.

 

Luckily the cable is also of good quality. 

 

The smaller housing compared to the 5s is a blessing and makes fit more practical and comfortable. 

 

Like the 5s, I like the bass response which is slightly boosted beyond flat at a nice level that doesn't compromise much clarity. Unfortunately like the 5s, the treble is uneven to me and sibilance stands out at times due to the midhighs. I prefer the fake Hybrids that came with the GR07 compared to stock because they tame this flaw without sacrificing much in the treble. Soundstage is small on these and very monitor-like which isn't necessarily a bad thing as it sometimes sounds more real to a big soundstage with certain recordings, like a 50/50. 

 

I would only recommend these if the user has heard the EQ5s and absolutely loves it's sound. 

 

 

 

 

post #64 of 95
Quote:
Originally Posted by Inks View Post


I would only recommend these if the user has heard the EQ5s and absolutely loves it's sound. 

 


As a requirement?  I doubt I could ever get my hands on some EQ5s to try out (in the US) but am looking for some higher tier IEMs at the moment.. 

 

You and goodvibes have been at odds about the G** and the EQ* for a few pages now but it seems that you have come to the conclusion that its personal preference as the drivers are similar but not by any means identical. 

post #65 of 95

My Humble 2 cents from ears,,, GR-10and Ortofon EQ-5

 

If I may add my 2 cents in the most simple terms. Grado's GR-10 nice fit nice cable, (nice chin Slider). Grado's highs are higher, with no rolloff (don't look at graphs) and are very bright. Mids are almost the same, but thier may be a little more air, and definition from the Grados (posiibly due to the High, Highs). Disclaimer, only listened to for a week, but the Grado's bass (quantity) was weaker compared to the Ortos

 

 

Ortofon EQ-5

Cable is very nice, but not as comfortable as with Grado's. Leads to microphonics, (but not bad) Killer build, (at least for me with large canals) But may be too large for some with small canals. This is just a guess...No Chin Slider, so it's hard to keep the Stiff half of cable behind the ears. Now for the sound. Highs are done to perfection. The highs are high with a lot of air, and stand out with just enough weight. Mids are a little forward, Just the way I like it. Like the Grados it's very easy to hear everything from the mids to the high highs, but with the added bass in the Ortos I find the Ortofon to meet almost everything I look for in an IEM

 

 

post #66 of 95

 

Originally Posted by JumpNChute View Post


As a requirement?  I doubt I could ever get my hands on some EQ5s to try out (in the US) but am looking for some higher tier IEMs at the moment.. 

 

You and goodvibes have been at odds about the G** and the EQ* for a few pages now but it seems that you have come to the conclusion that its personal preference as the drivers are similar but not by any means identical.

Yeah, it's really not worth that much more than the 5s unless you know you really like the sound IMO. The EQ5 is a good gateway IEM to the Grado as they're almost the same. 

 

Nice comparisons free fall. Same tips? Not sure if diameter is the same or that the GR10s housing requires a deeper insertion, but definitely look into fit for the bass difference. 

 

High quantity is great but a bit uneven in the mid highs IMO. Extension isnt all that great IMo even my Brookstones have more cymbal decay.

post #67 of 95

Beat on them for a couple of nights and see if it helps.

post #68 of 95
Quote:
Originally Posted by Inks View Post

 

Yeah, it's really not worth that much more than the 5s unless you know you really like the sound IMO. The EQ5 is a good gateway IEM to the Grado as they're almost the same. 

 

Nice comparisons free fall. Same tips? Not sure if diameter is the same or that the GR10s housing requires a deeper insertion, but definitely look into fit for the bass difference. 

 

High quantity is great but a bit uneven in the mid highs IMO. Extension isnt all that great IMo even my Brookstones have more cymbal decay.

Good question, and....I used both A/B with Sony Hybrids. The only thing I do regret in this comparison, is that I didn't have Original Grado tips. So the caveat is, I A/B'd several times for days (on and off of course) with Hybrids (Sony) I also tried A/B the Original Ortofon tips, and while they sounded great on the Ortofons with increased low end and weightier cymbals, The Ortofon Tips surprisingly sounded terrible on the Grado's I put them on at least three different times, all to no avail'

So all in all, I would have preferred to compare Grado's with stock Grado tips, and Ortos with Stock Orto Tips. So the best I could do was with the Hybrids. 
 

 

post #69 of 95

I liked the Ortos a lot more with Hybrids than I did the Grados. I've got spare Grado tips if you want them. PM me.

post #70 of 95

I thought the Ortofon (owned EQ7) and Grado (own GR10/GR8) tips are exactly the same thing.   Don't the EQ5 and EQ7 use identical tips?

 

I wouldn't mind having another set of large Grado tips biggrin.gif


Edited by alphaphoenix - 2/4/12 at 1:23pm
post #71 of 95

They sure look the same but I never had my hands on original EQ5 tips. I clearly preferred the GR10 with their stock tips on both but GR10s needed more breakin than any other I've owned and hard at the end to get where I felt that way about them. They never really opened up until I cranked on them for a couple/few nights. I wouldn't do that until they have at least 100 hrs of normal type play on them.

 

Alpha, tip availability now depends on freefall.etysmile.gif

post #72 of 95

The tips are the same, i've compared both.

 

My pair has had tons of hours as it's a loaned pair, but it still sounds uneven in the treble for me. It's not that bad though and the refinement from the bass to mids is outstanding. 


Edited by Inks - 2/4/12 at 2:59pm
post #73 of 95
Quote:
Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post
Alpha, tip availability now depends on freefall.etysmile.gif


Oh the wait....

 

post #74 of 95
Quote:
Originally Posted by Inks View Post

The tips are the same, i've compared both.

 

My pair has had tons of hours as it's a loaned pair, but it still sounds uneven in the treble for me. It's not that bad though and the refinement from the bass to mids is outstanding. 



They may just be that way for you but try an uncomfortably high volume for a night or 2 and see if they don't even out and extend some more.

 

post #75 of 95
Quote:
Originally Posted by Inks View Post

The tips are the same, i've compared both.

 

My pair has had tons of hours as it's a loaned pair, but it still sounds uneven in the treble for me. It's not that bad though and the refinement from the bass to mids is outstanding. 

I never had the Grado's in my hand with the Ortos, but from the Pics, it looks as if the Grado's mushroom out a little more. If you really blow these pics up they do look different. This is why I thought there may be differences in tone. 

 

 

eGrado_Tips.jpge-Q5-6.jpg
 

 

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Grado GR10: Blissful Harmonics (Final Review Added)