Grado RS2e Headphones

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$495.00

SKU# RS2e

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Overview

Grado RS2e Headphones

The RS2e features handcrafted mahogany earpieces that require an intricate curing process to optimize the tonal quality. The RS2e keeps a very close family resemblance in looks and sound to its big brother the RS1e. Sound: warm, smooth, full-bodied, rich and non-fatiguing...just like its older sibling.

  • Dynamic Open Air Supra Aural Headphones
  • Handcrafted Mahogany earpieces
  • warm, smooth, full-bodied and rich sound
  • Vented Diaphragms
  • Foam Ear Cushions
  • Adjustable Headband
  • 8-Conductor Cable Design
  • ULHPC Copper Voice Coil

1 Year warranty with Earphone Solutions Invoice. This product can only be shipped to the US.

Specifications

RS2e Specifications

  • Vented diaphragm
  • Wooden air chamber
  • UHPLC copper voice coil wire
  • UHPLC copper connecting cord
  • Transducer type: dynamic
  • Operating principle: open air
  • Frequency response: 14-28
  • SPL 1mV: 98
  • Normal impedance: 32 ohms
  • Driver matched db: .05
  • Sensitivity at 1kHz: 98dB SPL/mW
  • Impedance: 32 ohms
  • Cable Type: Straight Y
  • Earcup Type: Full-size
  • Frequency Range: 14-28,000HZ
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    Nickname
    Sandu
    Summary
    First neutral headphone from Grado
    Location
    Bucharest, RO
    Posted on
    4/7/2010
    Recommended?
    Yes

    Grado RS-2 looks very much like RS-1, except for few things. RS-2 do not have deep cups as RS-1, and ear cup holders are not made of metal like on RS-1 but are plastic. RS-2 do come in the same pizza box as all Grados come with, be it a 69$ headphone or a 1695$ headphone, which is actually disappointing especially for Reference and Statement series. I compared them side by side for some time and like the RS-1 a little better, but RS-2 are very close in comparison. Ok, let me explain why: They both do sound very alike, except for frequency extremes and soundstage/imaging. Due to deeper cups of RS-1, the soundstage is a little deeper and imaging is a little tighter and more precise, which is a plus for majority of music. If you prefer a more intimate sound RS-2 are more for you. I also observed that RS-2 have a somewhat leaner, more neutral sound signature compared to RS-1 or to SR-325i. RS-2 is more neutral, they are less energetic, bass is not as deep or fast and it doesn't hit as hard as on RS-1. Mids are about the same and are the Grado pride, mids have a very good definition, voices and percussion, string instruments sounds so real. If you close your eyes sometimes you can feel surrounded by the musicians as they play around you, you can get goose bumps on some recordings. Hights can be sometimes harsh and more prominent on RS-1, this is not a problem on RS-2. Highs are more smooth and more relaxed, but having the same detail retrieval as RS-1. If Grados are harsh fatiguing for you, but you do enjoy their sound signature, RS-2 might be for you. They are extremely speedy, with good transient response, but more smooth that RS-1 and more neutral. It is actually the only Grado I can recommend for studio use. Pros: + Neutral, precise sound signature + Smooth, more relaxed sound compared to all other Grados + Speedy, good transients, very dynamic, fun to listen. + Very good for acoustic music with a lot of percussion, drums or string instruments Cons: - Neutral can be sometimes boring - Leaner bass, not so good on electronic/pop/hip-hop music - Cheap packaging - Not very comfortable for long listening sessions.

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    Questions on Grado RS2e Headphones

    Questions on RS2e

    2 Questions  |  1 Answers

    Q.

    Hello from DK
    When will it be in stock?
    What is the shipping price?
    Best to you
    Kristian Busk

    asked by Kristian Busk-Johansen

    A.
    Tech Support answered:
    We will soon have it in stock. Unfortunately Grado does not allow us to ship its products outside the US. We apologize for the inconvenience.