Grado http://www.stuff.tv/grado/reviews en-GB Grado GS1000i http://www.stuff.tv/grado-gs1000i/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> These retro-styled open-backed cans might look weird, but their price suggests stonking performance. Will we believe our ears? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1186" height="890" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lg_headphones_gradops1000.jpg?1364299516" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As is the way of things, truly expensive, high-end kit is often a bit, well, weird. These Grados are odd, too, but don’t be put off – they’re worth it.</p> <p>The GS1000is certainly aren’t ugly: the mahogany earpiece design has a homely beauty about it, while the very large foam earcups are designed to create a ‘listening room’ for your ears (as well as helpfully catering for the larger-lugged among us).</p> <p>The ‘i’ version of the GS1000s also have a more stable chassis, along with improvements to the voice coil wire gauge and better damping.</p> <p><strong>Baby got (no) back</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1,000.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> They’re not for the train, but for sheer sonic pleasure these are the leaders of the class </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/grado-gs1000i </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/grado-gs1000i/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/grado-gs1000i/review#comments Grado GS1000i Headphones Mon, 07 Sep 2009 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 13190 at http://www.stuff.tv Grado SR60i http://www.stuff.tv/grado/grado-sr60i/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Retro-tastic looks and a budget price. There’s much to like about these on the face of it – so, how do the SR60is sound? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1171" height="878" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sr80i.jpg?1364299492" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Unless you’re an insurance claims investigator or someone similarly eagle-eyed, you might find it tricky to tell the difference between these brand-new Grado SR60is and the outgoing SR60s.</p> <p>Look closely and you’ll see that there’s a reworked plastic housing for the drivers, and the cable’s been beefed-up, too. Otherwise, it’s a familiar design: the SR60is continue the tradition of looking like something your granddad might keep locked in a drawer along with his waxed ’tache and monocle.</p> <p><strong>Music to your ears</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £100.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Headphones listening is an intimate experience, so make the most of it with these </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/grado-sr60i </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/grado/grado-sr60i/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/grado/grado-sr60i/review#comments Grado Headphones SR60i Wed, 08 Apr 2009 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 12207 at http://www.stuff.tv Grado GS1000 http://www.stuff.tv/grado/grado-gs1000/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The most expensive headphones we&#039;ve ever reviewed are really quite ugly. But can the sound quality bring us round? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="1191" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/GRADOgs1000.jpg?1364299802" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>How much? Ah yes, that price: there’s no getting around it, £1000 is a hell of a lot of money to pay for a pair of headphones, especially when they make you look like a period drama Marconi operator.</p> <p>But as long as you're using them the way they're intended, the GS1000s are the greatest cans money can buy.</p> <p><strong>Wild wood &nbsp;</strong></p> <p>This might be stating the bleedin' obvious, but the GS1000s are Grado's flagship models, and they take the weird and wonderful design of the company's more affordable headsets and run with it. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1,000.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Simply the best headphones money can buy, but not for use with an iPod</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/grado-gs1000 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/grado/grado-gs1000/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/grado/grado-gs1000/review#comments Grado GS1000 Headphones Wed, 05 Nov 2008 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 11260 at http://www.stuff.tv Grado iGrado http://www.stuff.tv/grado/grado-igrado/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Want portable headphones with hi-fi performance for less than a tank of petrol? Say hello to the iGrados </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="900" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/GRADOigrado.jpg?1380547241" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Not everyone likes sticking things in their ears, and this can produce a portable headphone quandary. How do you listen to tunes on the move without having to compromise your luggage space or fashion sense with a pair of massive, over-the-ear cans? The answer: get a pair of Grado iGrados.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £40.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You don’t have to spend the earth for impressive portable sounds; you just have to get some iGrados</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/grado/grado-igrado/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/grado/grado-igrado/review#comments Grado Headphones iGrado Mon, 29 Sep 2008 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 10930 at http://www.stuff.tv Grado SR3251 http://www.stuff.tv/grado/grado-sr3251/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Grado SR325i ‘phones celebrate Grado’s 50th anniversary with an upgraded driver design and just a touch of bling </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1276" height="957" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/111117_0.jpg?1364300747" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>These headphones are basically Grado’s best selling 325s with an upgraded driver design and a touch of bling. Complete with gold trim – well, it is Grado’s golden anniversary – the styling might be an acquired taste but the sound produced is unrepentant brilliance.</p> <p><strong>Wired for sound</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £310.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Grado celebrates its golden anniversary with a pair of cans fit for a king </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/grado-sr3251 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/grado/grado-sr3251/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/grado/grado-sr3251/review#comments Grado Headphones SR3251 Wed, 11 Oct 2006 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 2336 at http://www.stuff.tv