Grado GW100 (Black) On Ear Mic Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

Grado GW100 (Black)

On Ear Mic Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

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£139.95 RRP £199.0000

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Remember, these are clearance items and therefore condition and accessories/promo items supplied may vary. Please call/email the store to check the price/stock/condition and reserve your clearance bargain before making a special journey. Due to costs, we cannot transfer clearance stock between branches or sell via mail order - sorry!
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.

”The kings of open-back headphones go wireless.”– ‘What Hi-Fi’ – 5 Star review. Tested at £169.

Grado’s first wireless headphones

Brooklyn based Grado are renowned for producing some of the world’s finest headphones. What none of them have been, until now, is wireless. For their first pair of wireless headphones, Grado has produced something special. Using Bluetooth Version 4.2 with apt-X, wireless sound quality gets closer to wired than ever and is a huge improvement over earlier versions – meaning these headphones live up to the high standards of sound quality set by Grado.

Grado drive units
Using the same signature Grado drive units as the wired headphones, the GW100’s lose nothing in sound quality. These are finely tuned for the GW100 and closely paired for sound consistency across the channels.

World’s first Bluetooth open back headphones
Uniquely, the Grado GW100 are the world’s first Bluetooth open-back headphones. What this means is that you not only get the freedom of wireless headphones but also the spacious, immersive sound that comes from a top quality pair of open-back headphones. Open-back headphones allow the sound to ‘breathe’ giving a wider soundstage and more life-like sense of space around the music. Thanks to redesigned speaker housings, escaping sound (one of the downsides of open-back headphones) is reduced by 60%.

Built-in mic – ideal for your smartphone
With many smartphones now doing away with conventional headphone sockets, wireless Bluetooth headphones make more sense than ever. With the GW100 headphones also featuring a built-in mic, they’re even better suited to using with your smartphone, as you can also make phone calls without removing them.

Long battery life and cable supplied
Used at around half volume, the GW100 headphones have a battery life of up to 15 hours. Simply charge with the supplied USB cable when they’re running low. Alternatively, a wired cable with 3.5mm plug is also provided – keeping your music going even when the batteries are flat.

Robust and comfortable
Using densely padded ear-foams and a broad headband, the GW100’s have all the comfort you’d expect from Grado. With swivel earpieces, they also fit snugly against your ears, as well as folding flat for storage. Their construction is tough enough to take a daily commute while still offering long-term comfort.

Unique style
Despite the new wireless tech, the unique retro style continues and is still quite unlike rivals' headphones. In the tradition of many of the best products, form follows function, so there's nothing superfluous in the Grado's design – just timeless elegance.

With nothing removed except the wires, the Grado GW100 headphones deliver the full Grado experience – no strings attached.
”The kings of open-back headphones go wireless.”– ‘What Hi-Fi’ – 5 Star review. Tested at £169.

Grado’s first wireless headphones

Brooklyn based Grado are renowned for producing some of the world’s finest headphones. What none of them have been, until now, is wireless. For their first pair of wireless headphones, Grado has produced something special. Using Bluetooth Version 4.2 with apt-X, wireless sound quality gets closer to wired than ever and is a huge improvement over earlier versions – meaning these headphones live up to the high standards of sound quality set by Grado.

Grado drive units
Using the same signature Grado drive units as the wired headphones, the GW100’s lose nothing in sound quality. These are finely tuned for the GW100 and closely paired for sound consistency across the channels.

World’s first Bluetooth open back headphones
Uniquely, the Grado GW100 are the world’s first Bluetooth open-back headphones. What this means is that you not only get the freedom of wireless headphones but also the spacious, immersive sound that comes from a top quality pair of open-back headphones. Open-back headphones allow the sound to ‘breathe’ giving a wider soundstage and more life-like sense of space around the music. Thanks to redesigned speaker housings, escaping sound (one of the downsides of open-back headphones) is reduced by 60%.

Built-in mic – ideal for your smartphone
With many smartphones now doing away with conventional headphone sockets, wireless Bluetooth headphones make more sense than ever. With the GW100 headphones also featuring a built-in mic, they’re even better suited to using with your smartphone, as you can also make phone calls without removing them.

Long battery life and cable supplied
Used at around half volume, the GW100 headphones have a battery life of up to 15 hours. Simply charge with the supplied USB cable when they’re running low. Alternatively, a wired cable with 3.5mm plug is also provided – keeping your music going even when the batteries are flat.

Robust and comfortable
Using densely padded ear-foams and a broad headband, the GW100’s have all the comfort you’d expect from Grado. With swivel earpieces, they also fit snugly against your ears, as well as folding flat for storage. Their construction is tough enough to take a daily commute while still offering long-term comfort.

Unique style
Despite the new wireless tech, the unique retro style continues and is still quite unlike rivals' headphones. In the tradition of many of the best products, form follows function, so there's nothing superfluous in the Grado's design – just timeless elegance.

With nothing removed except the wires, the Grado GW100 headphones deliver the full Grado experience – no strings attached.
Brand Grado
Colour Black
Open Back Yes
On Ear Yes
Frequency Response 20 - 20,000
Sensitivity 99.8
Impedance (Ohms) 32
Weight (KG) 313g
Battery Life Up to 15 hours
Plug size 3.5mm
Microphone / Hands Free yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Odd ball but great headphones I have had these for a few weeks now. The concept of open back Bluetooth headphones maybe odd. But don’t let this put you off. These Grado headphones are great. I have had a pair of SR60 for some years and are also superb. They do need running in and are a bit harsh to start with. But once they are, the sound is well balanced with a decent soundstage. Slightly modified look, but undeniably Grado. They are not your average headphone. They are better than that.
Date published: 2020-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Open ear witeless Bought blind, just on the reviews in magazines. Sound is great, particularly when wired wireless Bluetooth is good too but is rather sensitive to distance from the deck that might be the deck though,. Battery life is low in this day and age. But lovable for home use.
Date published: 2020-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant Grado GW100’s! Sound fantastic! Exactly what I was waiting for, open backed Bluetooth headphones, delivered at a time convenient to me and at a great price. Thank you Richer Sounds!
Date published: 2019-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Sound Stage ! I have always been of the opinion that a wireless headphone (without a wire) , or a headphone with out an headphone amp would be substandard as opposed to good wired headphone plugged into a dedicated headphone DAC / Amp... How wrong was I !!! Don’t get me wrong I do own a wired headphone / amp and that combo is absolutely fantastic. However I wanted the convenience of a wireless headphone but still with great sound. After previously owning a pair of Grado’s I knew what their DNA sound should sound like. Typically they have an unrivalled ... soundstage, stereo imaging, amazing warmth and are incredibly accurate. Well , I wasn’t disappointed with the GW100’s I fact I was and continue to be utterly blown away with how incredible these sound!! These are connected to my iPhone 10 and I always listen to Tidal for that higher bit rate quality of sound. Thank you so much again to the Grado family for another class leading pair if cans to add to my collection!! Thanks also to Alan in Glasgow for selling them to me.
Date published: 2019-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grado headphone waited for me I bought a Grado wireless headphone, reserved it from germany and it worked. Two weeks later in my holidays the headphone waited for me in the shop-i‘m so happy to received and i listened the whole holidays with it !
Date published: 2019-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super comfy, lovely sound I’ve has these for two weeks and have fallen in love. They’re open backed so there’s a lot of bleed out into the world and they’re certainly not noise cancelling but they’re great for running, mega comfy and sound beautiful.
Date published: 2019-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My only option I wanted wireless, open back, comfortable headphones for listening in the garden and in the house, but still be able to hear phone, door bell or people calling me. Choice is very limited, but these fit the bill and their sound is good, though can be a bit too much bass for me when played loud. However, if played loud I can't hear anything else, so no reason to play loud and, therefore, are fine for my purposes.
Date published: 2019-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally; open-back sound quality, wire-free ! This is the first headphone in a new sub-category of headphones - Bluetooth wireless open-back without noise cancelling or isolation. A long over-due category in my opinion. I have been waiting for this very thing ever since I used my first set of BT headphones and they fulfill a niche that the current crop of wireless headphones don't. For some reason the two separate functions of being wireless and being noise cancelling/isolating seem to have become firmly linked and many people in the few reviews I've read about these so far, can't seem to grasp why anyone would want an wireless headphone that lets ambient sound in/out. Well for those confused souls, here's why; I like listening to music/radio on the move.. at home. For example getting ready for work in the morning during my routine ablutions, or if I'm working from home one day. I have a chromecast so when the mood takes, I can stream music throughout the house, but then you're never hearing the music properly in stereo as you move around. I have been using my Sony noise cancelling headphones for the past year or so for this purpose as well as their intended purpose on public transport and outside, but it's pretty unsatisfactory for me when at home; whether or not the n/c is turned on. It's pretty unnatural and weird experience with for example jaw action whilst eating causes all kinds of weird vacuum effects and sounds. With the Grado's on I can hear the cat looking for attention and eat without hearing my own mastications amplified. I also like and use open-backed headphones normally as do many people, so why have these people been expected to switch to a closed-back design, just because they want to stray from their hifi or not have the hassle of wires and a dac whilst moving around? Anyway onto what the Grado GW100 are like to live with. These are an on-ear design and I thought this would bother me as every other on-ear headphone I've tried hurts my ears after a few minutes. But so far so good with the Grado's I'm surprised to say. It's maybe because they are so lightweight and the foam is really soft, or maybe it's how they sit on my ears. Either way, if you're an on-ear hater, don't be put off without trying these first. I've worn them for just over an hour so far without any discomfort. Sound-quality-wise these are hard to fault. The first thing that stunned me as I tried them out in the Edinburgh branch was the presence and realism of vocals. Grado are renowned for their mid and high prowess and I have to say that remains the case here. I was also pleasantly wowed by the bass. I know that many headphone users are used to a V-shaped sound, i.e. artificially boosted bass and treble with recessed mids, but I am used to a more neutral sound from studio-grade headphones such as AKGK712 and Beyerdynamic DT880 and the Grado's are firmly in this camp with a neutral, natural, detailed sound signature. If there's bass in the track you'll here it beautifully. If there's little bass in the track, the Grado's won't artificially put it there. There is also a wide soundstage with instruments often sounding as if they are coming from way out in the room. Perhaps the Grado's don't have pin-point accuracy in this regard as you might hear from higher-end cabled headphones, but it is nonetheless a very pleasing presentation. Overall, the tonal balance is spot-on and balanced with no specific over-emphasis, though as mentioned earlier, the mids are perhaps their strongest talent. I have also used these wired, though I've not had them long enough to discern any major difference in sound quality here. Early impressions are that you are loosing very little by switching from wired to wireless. Build-quality wise, yes they don't look or feel ultra-premium (but not really cheap either); there are plastic mold-lines visible and they don't feel like they would survive too many drops. Also I would like there to be more padding on the headband. But I cannot bring myself to drop a star for this as I love what they do and how they do it too much to quibble over the fact that Grado didn't spend loads of R&D budget on an all-metal construction at this price level. I'm happy with the button controls and bluetooth connects to the last device used very quickly and reliably. The range is the same as my Sony 1000x, that is to say, very good and works through a wall or two. It even seems less prone to interference than other BT headphones I've used. There were no drop-outs right next to an operating microwave oven, whereas my Sony almost totally cuts out in the same place. In summary then, these are excellent headphones in a category all of their own and they are excellent value at the price they are currently at (£179.99). They would still be excellent value at the price of Sony and Bose's premium bluetooth headphones so an absolute steal at more than £100 less.
Date published: 2019-01-07
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In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(3 available across all stores)

£139.95 RRP £199.0000

SAVE

30%

 

Remember, these are clearance items and therefore condition and accessories/promo items supplied may vary. Please call/email the store to check the price/stock/condition and reserve your clearance bargain before making a special journey. Due to costs, we cannot transfer clearance stock between branches or sell via mail order - sorry!
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.