- Open-back, over-the-ear design
- Replaceable ear cushions
- Vented diaphragms for spacious
- Low-distortion sound
- Extended bass response
- 50mm dynamic drivers
- Extra-large hard metal alloy/mahogany hybrid enclosures
What is it?
By using tone-wood clad with metal alloy we’ve obliterated two of the most vexing issues in headphone design: ringing in the chamber, and transient distortion. This gives audio professionals the security of consistent response throughout the frequency range. Did we mention they look awesome?
Think of the Grado Professional Series PS1000e as an open window to the heart and soul of your music. Their clarity and transparency are simply stunning, capable of revealing the subtlest details on your favorite recordings — from the sound of the guitarist’s fingers as they settle on the frets to the delicate reverberation of the final chords as they fade into silence. These headphones feature updates to Grado’s previous PS1000 headphones, including an improved driver design, better acoustic damping, and a new cable, for even higher levels of audiophile bliss.
The cushion design creates the correct balance between the driver and housing to support the desired musicality. The cushion design also makes the PS1000e one of the most comfortable headphones in the world. Grado has taken all of our knowledge and over 60 years of experience in controlling resonances and eliminating distortions, and put them into one of our finest headphones ever, the PS1000e. The family is unbelievably proud of this Grado product… listen and enjoy.
How does it work?
This hybrid design has an inner sleeve of hand-crafted mahogany made by using the new series ‘e’ curing process. Its outer housing, machined from aluminum then chrome-plated, utilizes a special processing and casting method to increase the porosity of the alloy. This combination of wood and metal insures that the earphone chamber has no ‘ringing’ which might obscure detail or add coloration. The way the wood and metal housing moves air and reacts to sound vibrations is virtually unaffected by transient distortions. Grado has also designed the cable for the PS1000e; the twelve-conductor cable design uses UHPLC (Ultra-High Purity, Long Crystal) copper, improves control and stability of the total range of the frequency spectrum. The PS1000e also has a new 50mm driver and a newly re-configured voice coil and diaphragm design, resulting in unsurpassed speed and accuracy responses.
As Grado’s finest headphones, the PS1000e are all about power and restraint. The power to lift you out of your seat with a potent dynamic punch. And the restraint to remain steadfastly neutral and balanced, even during the most demanding sonic thunderstorms. These awesome headphones can be driven using the headphone outputs on most home audio systems, but to really hear them in all their glory a headphone amplifier is strongly recommended.
Each PS1000e is hand-crafted by Grado Labs in Brooklyn, New York. Its outer earcup housings are cast and machined from a very hard, non-resonant metal alloy, then fitted with an inner sleeve of specially cured mahogany wood. This combination of proprietary materials creates an air chamber that resists unwanted vibration, to ensure your sound remains unaffected by coloration and distortion. The PS1000e include extra-large ear cushions that create a “room” around your ears. This added space creates a huge soundstage for your music, and provides enhanced wearing comfort. The PS1000e’s ultra-wide frequency range ensures you’ll hear every bit of your music. And the genuine leather headband can be adjusted for a custom fit.
What’s in the box?
- Grado PS1000e Over-ear headphones with attached 81″ cable (1/4″ plug)
- 1/4″-to-3.5mm Mini-Adapter cable (6″ length)
- 25′ Extension cable (male and female 1/4″ connectors)
- “Celebrating Over 60 Years of Tradition” sheet
- Headphone/Warranty info sheet