49points

Grado GS1000i

44points

Sennheiser HD 800

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Grado GS1000i vs Sennheiser HD 800

Grado GS1000i
Sennheiser HD 800
Grado GS1000i
Sennheiser HD 800
49
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44
points

Why is Grado GS1000i better than Sennheiser HD 800?

  • 268 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs300 Ohms
  • 18g lighter
    312gvs330g
  • Has a neodymium magnet

Why is Sennheiser HD 800 better than Grado GS1000i?

  • 16000Hz higher high-frequency
    51000Hzvs35000Hz
  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    6Hzvs8Hz
  • 4dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    102dB/mWvs98dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Grado GS1000i
Sennheiser HD 800

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has a detachable cable
Grado GS1000i
Sennheiser HD 800

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

3.has an over-the-ear form
Grado GS1000i
Sennheiser HD 800

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

4.weight

312g

330g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a straight plug
Grado GS1000i
Sennheiser HD 800

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

6.cable length

4.5m

3m

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Best

Pioneer SE-A1000

6m

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

35000Hz

51000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

8Hz

6Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Grado GS1000i
Sennheiser HD 800

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

4.sound pressure level

98dB/mW

102dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.impedance

32 Ohms

300 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

6.has a neodymium magnet
Grado GS1000i
Sennheiser HD 800

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Grado GS1000i
Sennheiser HD 800

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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