Grado GW100 Wireless Headphones
A Few Words From Grado on Their First Wireless 'PhonesGrado Labs presents the first and only open-back Bluetooth headphone. Audiophiles rejoice, we made no compromises to bring you the genuine Grado sound in a wireless headphone. We took our time and made no compromises in the GW100. Nothing is lost except the wires. Inside the GW100 are our signature Grado drivers, the same ones found in our wired headphone line. Grado Labs' first wireless headphone wouldn't be possible without decades of experience from building custom drivers throughout the whole headphone lineup. Throughout our wired headphones the drivers are changed for the housing they're in, and the GW100 is no different. We've configured these specifically for the wireless headphones.
Ratings & Reviews
Grado GW-100 Wireless - real hi-fi sound Grado style.
by Dale Thorn -
You might expect a less-than-hi-fi sound with a wireless Grado at this price point, but even though the wireless sound is very good, prepare to be amazed at the detail and smoothness you get when you plug this headphone into a good system. The GW100 puts its competitors (all closed-back of course) at this price level to shame, with a clear and uncolored midrange, warm and detailed bass impact, and true-to-life instrumental harmonics. Highly recommended.
Suggest waiting for v2
Compared to wired Grado headphones, the sound reproduction I've experienced with these 'phones is somewhat anemic. Bass response is definitely not 'punchy,' mid-range fair, and highs are decent but not crisp. Sound stage emulation is narrower than the wired versions (I have the RS2e and GH2 products).
Bluetooth functionality (at least with my equipment) is strictly line-of-sight and the purported range of 10 meters is a bit optimistic.
Finally, these 'phones do not fit very well and are less stable on my head (annoying tendency to fore and aft movement) which I attribute to the flat foam ear cushions and the lack of the wired 'phones massive cord. The controls function well and as described in the User Guide.