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Grado RS1e Reference Series Headphones

Grado RS1e Reference Series Headphones

Grado Grado RS1e Reference Series Headphones



The RS1i vented diaphram, wooden air chamber headphones from Grado are a truly special product. Featuring a new species of handcrafted Mahogany earpieces made using an intricate curing process; Grado has been able to optimize the tonal quality in an entirely new way. The RS1 is considerably smoother sounding than Grado’s lower-end models, and this basis alone justifies the price differential. The RS1 delivers the original enthusiasm and kinetic energy inside music performance in spades. Dynamic nuances are unfolded with speed and conviction. There is glorious charisma in the midrange, which was voiced on the lively side of reality, assisted by a slight upper midrange-presence region emphasis. The combined effect was to catapult musical lines forward. The RS1i uses new upgraded dynamic transducers and the new 8 conductor cable design all in an open-air configuration, the cups being open-backed. 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 wonder of Mother Nature with a gorgeous, dark-colored Mahogany look. The RS-1 is the Masterpiece of the Grado collection, a Top Of The Range product which oozes class both in looks and sound.
  • Transducer type: dynamic
  • Operating principle open air
  • Frequency response 12-30
  • SPL 1mV 98
  • Normal impedance 32ohms
  • Driver matched db .05