Why We Like It
Grado is famous for their remarkable headphone and phono cartridge designs and hold over 48 patents. Company founder, Joseph Grado is credited as the inventor of the stereo moving coil phono cartridge. He is responsible for more innovations in phono cartridge design than any other person in our lifetime and was inducted into the Audio Hall of Fame in 1982.
Leave your candy-colored cans in the toy chest and try a pair of proper headphones. Grado RS2e are hand-crafted from select Mahogany tone-woods, like a fine musical instrument. Our exclusive Series E curing process enhances the natural properties of the wood to produce rich, full-bodied vocals in a light-weight form factor. Put on Brian Eno’s 'Another Green World', close you eyes and dream as if you’ll live forever.
- Tranducer type: dynamic
- Operating principle: open air
- Frequency Response: 14-28,000 hz
- SPL 1mW: 99.8 dB
- Normal Impedance: 32ohms
- Driver matched db: .05 dB
"If you audition the Grado RS2s, you may find something you never heard before: the calm artistry of well made sound."
– Jim Merod, Jazz-Now - Magazine
"it's the full-bodied sound - especially the luscious, rich resonant bass - that makes the Grado phones special."
– Sam Telling - STEREOPHILE Vol. 21, No.2
"Just as oak barrels enhance the flavor of wine, these mahogany drums refine the sound of music. The earpieces on Grado's RS2 headphones are handcrafted from specially cured wood and have a large open-air chamber. The result is a complex bouquet of decreased distortion, accentuated bass response, warm harmonic tones and a supersmooth top end. Sweet!"
– Seth Feman, Wired Magazine
"...the RS2s big-hearted sound won us over. It's more vivid than that of other high-quality headphones-bass is reach and touch-realistic, midrange is clear and true, and treble livelier than any other headphones we've tried."
– Steve Guttenberg / CNET