- 15 foot extension cord included
- Metal Gimbals
- High-quality copper plaiting in the headphone cable
- Real mahogany wood and classic leather headband
- Mahogany Housing
- Extremely comfortable on long listening sessions
- 1/8″ plug adapter also included
What is it?
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.
The RS1e from Grado uses a different species of handcrafted mahogany from our 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.
The RS1E offer incredible depth of musical aspect surpassing a lot of headphones in the market. The warm-toned audio signature of the RS1E headphone offers distinct, well-controlled, and truly superb resolution in the lows and highs. The RS1E is an open-air dynamic transducer, carrying a frequency response as low as 18Hz. The proficient 32-ohm RS1E sounds great with portable players like iPod, iPad, MP3 devices, and laptops. In case you wish to employ an amplifier, you are sure to get a considerably richer soundstage with improved transparency.
“… 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. ”Crutchfield, Woody Sherman
How does it work?
Natural, organic sound: Slip on Grado’s RS1e Reference Series headphones and hear your music like never before — startlingly clear, with a sense of presence and transparency that takes you right into the studio or on stage with your favorite artists. These headphones feature updates to Grado’s previous RS1i headphones, including an improved driver design, better acoustic damping, and a new cable. The earcups are handcrafted from a different species of mahogany than the previous version, for even more natural warmth and smoothness. The headphones’ large wooden air chambers allow them to deliver terrific sonic impact with very low distortion and coloration. You’ll experience a wide, open soundstage with extended bass that complements everything from sweeping orchestral arrangements to high-energy rock. The SR1e can be driven using the headphone outputs on most home audio systems, or even a portable player or laptop. But these precision headphones really benefit from the addition of a headphone amplifier.
Old-school looks with up-to-the-minute technology: Like all Grado headphones, the RS1e uses a vented “open-air” earcup design for powerful, extended low frequency response and a more spacious soundstage. Each pair is hand-crafted by Grado in Brooklyn, New York from a specially selected species of mahogany. An intricate process of curing the wood is used between production steps to achieve optimum sound quality. Ultra-high purity copper voice coils and a sturdy eight-conductor connecting cable deliver refined sound with a high degree of control and accuracy. The RS1e’s extra-wide frequency range ensures you’ll hear all your music. And the genuine leather headband can be adjusted for a comfortable fit.
What’s in the box?
- Grado RS1e Headphones (Black and Mahogany)
- 1/4″ (6.3 mm) Golden Adapter
- Extension Cable
- Limited 1-Year Warranty