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(Headphones Review) Grado The Hemp Revised Edition: Flat sound with full midrange. At best, it is in line with the price.

Grado The Hemp Revised Edition

Grado The Hemp Revised Edition

 

 

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  • People who like bright sounds
  • People who often listen to vocal music
  • Texture-oriented people
  • GRADO fan

 

Overview of Grado The Hemp Revised Edition

This review will give an overview of Grado The Hemp Revised Edition. A complete review of this product can be found here.

 

audio-sound Score

  • Total Score: 7.9 / 10.0
  • Package: 7.5 / 10.0
  • Build quality: 8.5 / 10.0
  • Fitment: 7.5 / 10.0
  • High range: 8.0 / 10.0
  • Mid range: 9.5 / 10.0
  • Low range: 6.0 / 10.0
  • Less distortion: 8.0 / 10.0

 

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Basic Specifications
  • Frequency response: 13Hz to 28kHz
  • Impedance: 38Ω
  • Sensitivity: 98dB/mW

 

package

The package meets the price standard; Grado's package is simple.

 

Package contents
  • Grado The Hemp Revised Edition
  • Manual

 

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JVC HA-SW02

 

Build quality

Build quality is good for the price.

 

Grado The Hemp V2

Grado The Hemp V2
Grado The Hemp V2
Grado The Hemp V2
Grado The Hemp V2
Grado The Hemp V2
Grado The Hemp V2

 

Fit

The housing is small and lightweight. The part that touches the ear is flat, and the fit is somewhat stiff.

 

Grado The Hemp V2
Grado The Hemp V2
Grado The Hemp V2
Grado The Hemp V2

 

Sound quality

The following review was tested with a FiiO M15.

 

Grado Hemp has a relatively flat, midrange-oriented sound signature.

 

Please see here for detailed reviews on sound quality.

 

Sound quality general comment
  • Original Sound Fidelity: A
  • Recommendation: B
  • Personal preference: B

 

The Hemp V2, which is part of GRADO's high-end lineup of headphones, is attractive for its fairly accurate midrange expression. However, aside from this, there is little to see in terms of sound, and the cheap sound, lacking in range, makes it difficult to feel that the price is worth it.

 

Grado The Hemp Revised Edition

 

Sound quality features
Pros
  • Relatively high fidelity of original sound
  • Fairly accurate texture representation
  • Adequate focus on midrange
  • Sound field with a sense of depth
  • Bright
  • High sense of fullness

 

Cons
  • Lack of low frequency
  • Lacks low-frequency depth
  • Lacking in high frequency extension
  • Unnatural localization
  • Lack of detail

 

General comment

The GRADO The Hemp V2 is accurate in its textural representation and delivers a sound field with a sense of depth. The audio specs generally manage to meet the price level, but they are not excellent headphones in their price range. They are also small and have a quirky fit, so we do not recommend them highly.

 

GRADO The Hemp V2

GRADO The Hemp V2

$469.00