Brand: Grado


Grado RS1e Reference Headphones

$500.00 $695.00
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Referential Treatment.

Ever wondered what hardcore audiophiles are hearing, and that you might be missing? The Grado RS1e is the point of no return so be warned, cross this threshold and you’ll never enjoy mass-market headphones again. Once you’ve experienced this elegant audio masterpiece you’ll grasp the reference.

"...They excel at giving your music real definition, and they have one of the silkiest presentations at the high end that I’ve heard in a set of on-ear headphones. I found they did real justice to almost any music I fed them, and they’re beautifully balanced at medium to full listening levels. Another win for Grado." -Woody Sherman, Crutchfield

The new RS1e from Grado uses a different species of handcrafted mahogany from their previous models. The earpieces utilize an intricate curing process that optimizes the tonal quality while giving them a new look. The RS1e places a 50mm dynamic transducer and an 8 conductor cable design in an open-air configuration. The result is a smooth, controlled, and coherent sound with detailed dynamics. Frequency response ranges from 12-30 kHz and the drivers are matched to 0.05dB. Weighing 9oz, the headphones are an example of the wonders of Mother Nature with a gorgeous light mahogany look. The RS1e is a masterpiece in the Grado collection.

• Vented diaphragm
• Wooden air chamber
• UHPLC copper voice coil wire
• UHPLC copper connecting cord

Transducer Type: Dynamic
Operating Principle: Open Air
Frequency Response: 12 - 30,000 hz
SPL 1mW: 99.8 dB
Normal Impedance: 32 ohms
Driver Matched dB: .05 dB

Included Accessories:
• Headphones
• Warranty
• Grado story-sheet
• 6.5mm Golden Adapter
• Extension cable

Reviews: (Note: reviews may refer to previous models)
"... I have listened to a ton of music with the Grados and enjoyed every minute of it. It's rare that any audio product can come along and simply bowl me over. In this case, I yield. I just love these headphones! They have become my constant traveling companions." -Jack English, Stereophile Vol.19 No.7

"...the RS-1 puts headphone performance into a new perspective-it highlights the brilliance of music, while retaining a musical naturalness that only a handful of truly reference loudspeakers could ever hope to get a handle on...The RS-1s are special." -Gavin Isaacs, Audio Video Magazine

"It is probably the best headphone ever developed...The first time I put on and listened to a set of Grado RS1 headphones, I thought I had finally gone to heaven...The sound and tonal quality of the music is just completely indescribable. It left this listener completely speechless. The clarity and resonating warm tones from these mystical cans truly cater to the palate of ones ears...It is like having the concert come to you at home when you put a set of RS1s on." -Eric Broyles,

"I would urge any serious headphone listener to audition this Grado RS1 model; it could make many friends." -Gramophone

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