Grado Labs iGrado Headphones Review
The sound quality of the iGrados is great for the $50 price tag, although not good enough for serious listeners.
The Grado iGrado headphones are very simple in design. The ear piece itself has an open back, which is guarded by a plastic grill. If you look through it, you can see the sound element. The other side of the ear piece is covered by a foam pad. The ear pieces are directly connected to the band, which is made out of the same black plastic they are. The band doesn't collapse, move, or bend in any way, but there is a silver tag at the top that says, 'iGrado.'
The cord is relatively thin, and retains a dimple down the middle that differentiates between the two separate channels. The whole deal ends with a 3.5mm (1/4 inch) plug.
In the Box
In this box you will find the iGrado headphones by Grado Labs, Inc. You will find absolutely nothing else worthwhile.
These headphones do not strike us as very durable. Our two main issues are with the quality of the plastic used and the unbending nature of the band. Even putting these on our head, we noticed that the plastic seemed very stressed. They feel like they could easily break if pulled or twisted too far.
The cord guard at the ear piece and plug seemed pretty good, so at least you won't have to worry much about your cord shearing clean off at the jack, or anything.
These headphones don't really grab us as particularly sleek or cool-looking; they're pretty neutral in terms of aesthetic appeal. The one aspect we didn't like was the band. Since the band doesn't extend or conform to your head at all, there will always be a space between the back of your head and said band. This can look a bit silly. As always, we'd highly recommend you check out your own head in these headphones before making your final decisions.
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