Grado PS1000 Professional Series Stereo Headphone (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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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."
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
When I wear these, everything sounds like Ronald McDonald banging Betty White. They are just awful and I don't recommend anybody getting them.Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
It says everything about the way these headphones perform that we would gladly put up with any mickey taking that their undoubtedly pre-war looks might bring. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Joe A.
Music becomes alive in a way you wouldn't believe. Very pricey, but worth every penny. No other head phone compares. Really.Published 7 months ago by Codye Singleton
In The PS1000e there is a “you are there”, rich but clear, 3-D midrange, sweet but accurate highs, and the bassline of EVERYTHING joins the fully audible mix - bass parts I... Read morePublished 14 months ago by D. J. Sapen
all my l listened to Music on terrible, $15 headphones, and after a While I got tired, and I mean really tired. Read morePublished on May 14, 2014 by V3
Mind blowing sound quality! Second to none.
2. Earpieces are a little loose, so keep slipping off ear.
3. A little big and bulky
For a long time I could enjoy music from a high-end system. I couldn't believe, that I wouldn't miss this system so much with a headphone. Read morePublished on March 25, 2013 by Jeff77
This headphone is about 35% better sounding than the excellent PS500 in terms of bass and clarity. It just sounds bigger, cleaner and fuller, but it's also way too heavy. Read morePublished on February 7, 2013 by L. XU