Yet another product designed to work exclusively with iphones. Buttons won’t answer calls or stop/start audio. My rant: this seems to be a trend among high-end earphone producers which is frustrating and idiotic since the ios 2014 market share was a whopping 12% vs android’s meager 84% (and growing).
First, let me say that my initial impression of these was good, not stellar. I used the ear tip size i had normally used on previous buds and figured why not try them all. Turns out trying the largest size created a full seal and suddenly the sound went from good to amazing. Bass started booming, without being muddy. The sound on these is better than any i’ve tried (i. A few beats by dre and bose). For $100, these are the ones to get, without question. The only con so far is lack of an alligator clip.Come on guys, thrown one in.
Grain Audio IEHP.01 In Ear Headphones, Brown/Grey
- Paired each enclosure with our proprietary driver (2x8mm proprietary loudspeakers) that features a Neodymium magnet and a CCAW voice coil
- Inline mic and remote is simple and intuitive to use
- 3.5mm jack; fits all smartphones and most MP3 Players
- TPE jacketed cable
- FSC certified walnut housings with hand-applied oil finish
Sound is good, not spectacular. I like the design and ‘wood’ treatment. The rubber ends pop off easily. Luckily i haven’t lost them yet, but beware.
Pretty good headphones but good god lord almighty. This has got to be the most over-designed box in the history of the earth. Some guy probably jacked off to apple before saying he could one up the box designs they have.
I love bass-heavy earbuds, but these ones are overwhelming even for my taste. Fun for a novelty, but i experienced ear fatigue after about an hour of continuous listening.
Grain Audio IEHP.01 In Ear Headphones, Brown/Grey : If you like bass-forward sound, you need a pair of these.
Edit: wow 0 out of 3 helpful?. I mean, over 2 years later i see why, but i think my opinion on these still stands, many headphones later, these are definitely the best earbuds i’ve ever used and i like the sound even compared to some over-ears, and i actually have used good headphones, which wasn’t the case when i wrote the original review (beats?. Still, the sound is definitely not for everyone; they’re a bit bass-heavy, but i feel like they fit the sound that i like. Anyways, these are very good headphones and i’m actually surprised that the product of a somewhat shady kickstarter turned out so good. Way better results than the over ears for sure. However, i’m positive one can find better earbuds for cheaper, although i’ve been using over-ears almost exclusively for the last few months and haven’t bothered to buy new earbuds. Not to mention, they’re of questionable durability. I still shove my earbuds in my pocket and yet my cheapo samsung earbuds have lasted well over a year, almost 2. All edits and self-parodying marked in [brackets. ]
I’ve had my iehp for less than a week so far, so i’m likely to change my review in the future. Looks: they look pretty nice. I like the understated look with no bright chrome or shiny accents. The grey plastic and unfinished wood has a land rover-esque style and handsomeness. Functionality: as with most headphones in this range, they come with a variety of tips and sizes. I was able to find one that sounds and fits fine. The remote is nice, with a volume, start/stop, skip and go back feature. I like that the cord is fairly short. I’m about 5’10’ and the cord reaches from my jean pocket to my ear with just a bit of slack. If you’re much taller, it may not be suitable.
The base is very booming and the sound quality is very good… they are very comfortable and i can wear them for hours at a time.
Very happy with these headphones. Very light and comfortable to wear, even for extended periods. The sound out of the iehp’s is wonderful. The highs and mids are very clear, and does not fatigue. If you like bass in your music, you need to give these a try.
I purchased the iehp from grain audio along with the oehp. I expected the oehp’s to deliver superior audio due to the much larger drivers, but i must say that i was expecting more for my money with the iehp’s. The build quality is lacking a little bit to be honest. I like hte grey/walnut color combo grain uses, but the cords grain used for these headphones are rather small in diameter, and are round which means they will get tangled. I would have preferred they used a slightly beefier, rectangular cord so that they wouldn’t get tangled. For the money i paid, i was hoping for a bit better build quality (the build quality of the oehp’s is fantastic, much better than the iehp’s imo). When it comes to audio performance, i was let down a little bit here too. The iehp’s are definitely able to deliver the bass notes, but when you start mixing bass in with your mid-tones, it can get a bit muddy. I didn’t experience this at all with the oehp’s. The highs are pretty decent on the iehp’s, but again not up to the level of the oehp’s.
As far as in-ear headphones go, i can’t imagine they get much betted than these; especially at this price. These are the best looking, best sounding, and most comfortable iehs i’ve tried and i’m glad to have found out about grain audio. The clarity is really impressive, acoustics and cymbals are crystal clear—and the bass. The bass is just phenomenal; it brings out the bass in quiter tracks and really exentuates it in bass-heavy tracks without distortion or imbalance. I’m not enough of a hobbyist to call myself an audiophile, but i am very picky about audio quality and these ear buds meet all of my requirements and then some.
So i contributed to the kickstarter of this product, and i could not have been happier with the final product. These are a quality set of in-ear headphones that sound like they should cost much more than they do. They’re incredible, and i find myself listening to much more music than i had previously because they’re so amazing. If you’re a music fan, you can’t go wrong with these. The best bang for the price, hands down.
I got these because they were recommended by the wirecutter and i was not disappointed. These have a warm, pleasing, v-shaped sound with plenty of bass and roll off at the very top to the treble. They handle bass boost without becoming muddy like most competing in-ears at this price point. The wood accents are nice but build and material quality is average for the price. I also can’t recommend these for active use because i find they fit loose and have pretty awful cable microphonics (that thumping or rustling sound you hear from iems when the cables drag or band against things) so stick with the bose or yurbuds for your workouts. Despite their limitations, these are a great beats alternative for use with rock, rap, and electronic music and at a good price.
These headphones make my life more enjoyable. The subwoofer that comes out of them is unbelievable. I was just chillin tonight and i chose these headphones over my bose quietcomfort 15 ($300 headphones). Looking at all of the fools on the subway with the ipod headphones kills me thinking how much of the music they are missing out on. Thank you grain audio, keep doing what you’re doing.
Great design, and packaging. I’m not feeling the sound quality to match, though.
I never write reviews but i love these headphones so much i thought i should let other people know. Great sound quality with a lot of clear bass. I much prefer these over the klipsch s4-ii headphones i was using. The mic/volume controls only work with iphone so that was the only downside for me. Not a big deal though because not very many people can say they have wood headphonesmy headphones happened to come without a carrying case but i e-mailed grain audio and they sent one right away no questions asked. Show them some support and buy these.
I’ve had these for about 9 months after reading about them in a wirecutter review. They have been very durable with no sign of issues with the cables. The largest eartips didn’t quite hold firm in my ears, which was most noticeable when sweating. I checked with the company and these are compatible with comply brand 400 series eartips. I’ve now got the large comply size foam eartips and these sound even better than before (and the earphones stay in just fine–the nice wood aesthetic doesn’t get messed up by the foam since that part is in your ear). They have strong bass, which is one of the reasons i got them, but it isn’t overwhelming and just makes the bottom end of the music sound more full. I’ve been able to listen to them for a long time without any fatigue or other issues people have described. I can get the bass to be too much of the sound if i really unbalance the music via an equalizer, but don’t really see how that would be the fault of the earphones (i’m sure i could also make them sound very tinny the same way, but that’s hardly a characteristic of the earphones). Edit: after about 13 months, the glue on the the rubber insulation around the plug began to fail. Once the rubber cap on the plug had come completely loose, the static over the headphones made them unusable.
Awesome sound from these buds.
I have a external battery on my iphone 5 and this is the only set of headphones that have a small enough diameter plug to fit through the hole in the battery case.
I bought these through the kickstarter campaign and after using these for a month, i can tell you they are amazing. I upgraded from my klipsch s4 headphones to these and i couldn’t be happier about it. The quality of sound is on a whole different level. The carrying case is well designed and i carry these with me every day. The klipsch headphones came in a metal case that was way too big for my pocket. After a while without a case, the cables on the klipsch got damaged and the sound stopped in one ear. The case is flexible and fits in my pocket.
I bought this item to replace my klipsch s-4 headphones that i thought i had lost. For the price, these ie headphones are fairly decent. They come with several sizes of ear adapters, so i was able to fit them to my ears nicely. I did not notice any noise from the cables during use. I like the in-line controller, which is a little larger than most. The buttons are easy to use, and straight forward to operate after reading the owners manual. As far as the sound, i experienced a hiss during quieter segments of songs. I use an iphone 4s for my music while i exercise. I found the mid range to be adequate, but i really found the bass lacking. I primarily listen to classic rock, but also listen to blues, jazz, classical, and country.