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Grado PS1000 Professional Series Stereo Headphone (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 1.4 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
  • ASIN: B002SKKQZO
  • Item model number: PS1000
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 12, 2009

Product Description

Grado is proud to introduce the new flagship of their headphone line, the PS1000. This hybrid design has an inner sleeve of a selected species of hand-crafted mahogany made by using an intricate curing process. Its outer housing of metal machined from a special non-resonant, very hard metal alloy 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 now virtually unaffected by transient distortions. Grado has also designed a new cable for the PS1000. The new eight-conductor cable design, utilizing UHPLC (ultra-high purity, long crystal) copper, improves control and stability of the total range of the frequency spectrum. The PS1000 also utilizes a newly re-configured voice coil and diaphragm design, resulting in unsurpassed speed and accuracy response. The cushion design creates the correct balance between the driver and hybrid housing to give the resulting musicality desired. The cushion design also makes the PS1000 one of the most comfortable to wear headphones in the world. Grado has taken all their knowledge and years of experience in controlling resonances and eliminating distortions and this has culminated in the development of their finest headphone ever, the PS1000.

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PS1000 beats everything.
Michael Ceder
The PS1000 are the best dynamic headphones I have ever heard, and I've owned a stomach-churning number of them, including all the current flagships.
agnostic
Attack and recess is very strong and precise.
Cephas Lim

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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Anna Chavis on October 5, 2011
I went to a local high end audio store that had a number of headphones for comparison and after listening to most of them I tried the PS1000. The quality immediately jumped out within 2-3 seconds of listening. I've owned a number of headphones over the years and these are light years ahead of anything I've owned or heard. The only headphones I've heard that come close are the Sennheiser HD800 headphones but I give the nod to the Grados in its ability to portray the individual instruments within the recording. I own a high end audio system and the Grados driven by a Burson headphone amp puts out sounds that are comparable to my home system. They are expensive but if music matters to you and you can swing the entry fee the Grado 1000's are world class and very highly recommended.
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65 of 75 people found the following review helpful By Hu Fei on November 30, 2009
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I started to listen with Grado cans since I was in China years ago, from sr80, sr325, rs1, mpro, gs1000 until this ps1000. Among them gs1000 gave the deepest impressions, cause it's been so different from its predecessors by the huge sound filed plus the heavy bass, this mostly aroused my desire to own a pair of PS1000 which is 80% more expensive. PS1000 didn't show a striking or ,say comprehensive boost compared with GS1000. It has a little bit smaller soundstage and heavier bass than GS1000, but the good thing about PS1000 is It's a balanced headphone with high quality in playing back all kinds of music and at the same time preserve the grado-style sound, here I mean "passion". I am not encouraging you to buy it, but it is the best phone that grado has ever made.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Cephas Lim on May 25, 2012
I have had quite a few Grado headphones before, the SR60, SR325is, GS1000i to name a few. The PS1000 surpasses them all!!
I am currently hooking up the PS1000 to the Cary Exciter Headphone amp running from the Olive music server 4HD.
The sound is really exquisite..PS1000 has surpassed its predecessor GS1000i by miles. These are the area which the PS1000 did very well. (compared to GS1000)

1)Deep and strong bass.
2) Powerful midrange.
3) Details, Details Details. I am listening to more details in songs that before I felt was boring and sterile.
4) Attack and recess is very strong and precise.

For every song you have listened too before, try listening to them with the PS1000, you will walk away with a distinct feeling that you are listening
to the song or cd for the first time!

Of all the Grado headphone GS1000 is the worst, recess mid-range and bass is a real weakness. I am glad I trade it in for the PS1000.

It is the best headphone on the planet for me!
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67 of 83 people found the following review helpful By Eric Mars on September 2, 2010
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Pair them with a good DAC (I'm running Apogee Duet) and a nice tube amp (I'm running Little Dot Mk III) and be done with it. Expensive? Well I bought the iGrados, the SR80's. 325is's. And thought next step is RS1000. Got these and saved myself $1000 bucks because I knew I'd want to keep going so I skipped the RS's. Especially after the 325is's. Love that Grado sound. Since music is now mostly computer based, my Krell + 6 foot tall Martin Logan Sequels don't get much use. These Grados take me back to being there in the music.

Other phones: Ultrasone Pro 750 (nice), HFI580 (nice), Senn 280 (ok), 380 (ok+), PX200 (great for a small phone). Sony MDR-V6 (good for mixing, not pleasant. Use them on my digital piano mostly). IEM's Etymotic ER6i (No! Shrill!), Klipsch S4(brilliant!). And, bless their hearts, Bose In Ear - these are actually useful for me at work because the sound is warm, they're comfortable, and I can pull them out quick. Not audiophile, take way too much power for portables, but I have to defend these as a good option for earbuds. Audio Technica ATH-ANC1 for noise cancelling, good for public transit, airplanes, priced correctly vs overhyped Bose.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By agnostic on October 19, 2011
The PS1000 are the best dynamic headphones I have ever heard, and I've owned a stomach-churning number of them, including all the current flagships. These are not typical Grados, in that they actually have a soundstage, which is gorgeous. While the less expensive models may be "fun," and fantastic headphones in their own right, these are much more than that to me. It's not in the detail -- after a certain price point, the amount of additional detail has been relatively negligible in my experience -- it's in the more intangible qualities exhibited by a truly exceptional headphone. I am talking about air, space, dynamics, overall dimension, etc. The PS1000 exhibits these to stunning effect. And as far as the claim that all Grado headphones are "colored," I really can't comment in technical terms. I will say that when I listen to these, I don't hear a specific tonality, or anything that offends me or that I would like to change. I hear my music presented with breathtaking and yet subtle authority and am transported, which is the reason I listen to headphones in the first place. I thought I knew Grado before I bought the PS1000 and plugged them into my system, but it turns out I was wrong. Buy authorized, but look for discounts!
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170 of 246 people found the following review helpful By anomaly on June 21, 2010
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So yeah, I spent a billion bucks on these headphones. I also made the mistake of telling my friends. They all think I'm an idiot for spending a billion bucks on a headphone. I'm not letting any of my friends listen through it now. They could have been understanding, and yeah, then I would have let them listen to one of the best headphones in the world. Too bad. They're stuck with their Skullcandy and Beats, by Dr. Dre.

Audiophiles are usually misunderstood, but those who are an enthusiast in anything will understand that people will spend a lot of money on things they're passionate about. A car junkie may laugh at me spending a trillion dollars on these headphones and say that his Skullcandy is better. At the same time, he'll spend $4,000 dollars on a turbo kit for his car so he can shave off .8 seconds on the 1/4 mile. A computer junkie may say that I wasted my money and instead should have bought Beats, by Dr. Dre. Same guy may have spent $1,000 on a cutting edge processor that will become second tier in 4 months.

Anyone who gives you any problems regarding your purchase, you just recommend them some Skullcandy. Tell them that Beats, by Dr. Dre is the perfect pair of cans for him/her. Tell them to pick up some Bose Triports. They can get those at Walmart/Best Buy. Yeah, those Beats, by Dr. Dre, they're incredible. Haha.
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