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Grado iGrado review

The iGrados will give you a brillantly well-judged sound at an incedible price Tested at £45

5 Star Rating

Our Verdict

Open-sounding and clear, these iPod upgrades are unbeatable at the price


  • Offer superb detail and sense of scale
  • excellent value


  • Leak sound so no use for commuting

We’ve admired the Grado iGrados for some time. They’ve proved consistently tough to beat and always punched well above their price.

But recently they’ve undergone something of an upgrade. As well as a change of cable colour (black to brown), the iGrados now have the driver from the SR60i hi-fi headphones, rather than the older, standard SR60.

Thankfully, this has improved matters.

The iGrados already produced a wonderfully detailed sound with great depth and cohesion, but the revised version produces more authoritative, substantial bass and a greater sense of refinement.

Some would say that they sound like new headphones.

The only thing to bear in mind is that, because they’re open-back on-ears, they leak an awful lot of sound. Also, some folk might not find the neckband design quite as comfortable as other options out there.

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General Information

Manufacturer Website Address
Brand NameGrado
Product TypeHeadphone
ManufacturerGrado Labs, Inc
Manufacturer Part NumberIGRADO
Product NameGrado iGrado
Product ModeliGrado

Technical Information

Sound ModeStereo
Minimum Frequency Response20 Hz
Connectivity TechnologyWired
Impedance32 Ohm
Cable Length1.02 m
Maximum Frequency Response20 kHz


Earpiece DesignBehind-the-neck
Earpiece TypeBinaural

Physical Characteristics

Form FactorSemi-open
Weight Approximate85 g