Grado PS1000 Professional Series Stereo Headphone (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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|Item Dimensions||1.4 x 1.1 x 0.3 in||7.4 x 4.17 x 7.87 in||9.45 x 3.54 x 9.06 in||7 x 8 x 4.5 in||8.5 x 6 x 11.5 in||10.51 x 13.5 x 7.99 in|
|Item Weight||—||7.8 ounces||0.93 lb||0.83 lb||0.79 lb||1.05 lbs|
|Additional Features||Noise-Cancelling-Feature||ios-phone-control||Just released Grado "e" series headphones||lightweight||noise-isolation||Nanometer-thick diaphragm, so thin it is invisible to the naked eye, guarantees perfect dynamic response., Ergonomic and comfortable design fit for most people, with greater reliability and durability.|
Grado headphones can reproduce as natural a soundstage from stereo recordings and provide as much listening pleasure as a good pair of speakers do. Grado headphones are free of room effects and placement problems, and they minimize any interference from external noise. They also offer portability and the ability to listen without worrying about the neighbors. With Grado headphones, you will hear recordings with greater clarity and with deeper bass than others! Beyond Grado's critically acclaimed Reference Series and the General Statement, the Professional Series PS1000 takes the best qualities of past Grado technology and merges it into one headphone that's a vital affirmation of music's presence in the present.
Grado's Professional Series PS1000 is a hybrid of wood and metal extends the Grado sound to levels never before achieved. This is truly the best headphone Grado has ever produced. Throughout the audio spectrum, the Grado PS1000 delivers definitive highs, tight midrange, and rich bass. The concept of a hybrid metal/wooden headphone delivers that neutral tonality that no transducer could approach. This step up from the Grado GS1000 is so significant that audio enthusiasts are ready to sell all their headphones to own just the PS1000.
The Grado PS1000 features voice-coils that are wound from ultra-high purity, long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper. The copper is slowly drawn through the die in extremely small increments and is annealed following each drawing operation. Ultra-high conductivity copper yields the clearest transmission and lowest coloration possible. The sound of UHPLC copper is smoother, cleaner and more dynamic. Each headphone driver is made to Grado's high standards, then pair-matched for exact imaging. These headphones also utilize UHPLC copper in the connecting cable.
The diaphragm is made of a low mass polymer, carefully formed to broaden resonant modes to reduce their amplitu
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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!).
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.
That's not to say this is a flawless package. The 'phones weigh in at a beefy 500g rather than the more typical 300g of most rivals – so you're always aware of their presence.
Unlike previous Grado range toppers, which used mahogany ear-pieces, the PS1000s combine a mahogany inner core with an alloy outer-casing.
The combination of materials self-damps to give the revised drive unit a solid, low-resonance base to work from. A new high-purity copper cable completes the engineering content.
Not perfect, but still wonderful. If you're expecting perfect sound, you're in for a disappointment. There are certain things headphones just can't do. They can't lay out a soundstage in front of a listener in the way half decent speakers can.
Neither do they offer even a sniff of the physical impact of music.
However, get past these innate shortcomings, and it takes no time to realise Grado has moved the headphone game on.
Yes, the price is staggeringly high. But when you hear the way the PS1000s destroy all other high-end cans we've heard for insight, dynamics and timing, it's easy to argue they're worth every penny.
There are, of course, certain things that have to be in place. A top class source is mandatory.
Spellbinding transparency. Once up and running, the Grados' transparency is spellbinding. They reveal the differences between recordings with almost contemptuous ease, thanks to a sublime ability to resolve the tiniest details and organize it all into a cohesive and seamless whole.
Listen to Holst's Mars and the PS1000s' strong dynamics come to the fore. There's a wonderful fluidity to the way crescendos build, and no shortage of punch when required.
The tonal balance is nicely judged: high-frequency performance lacks nothing for bite, yet is composed enough to stay in line even when provoked by poor recordings.
And the bass impresses for the power, authority and finesse on offer. The multi-layered bassline from Michael Jackson's Billie Jean is tracked with determination without detracting from the rest of the polished production.
These headphones sound confident no matter how complex the recording, yet still they communicate all the fun and energy inherent in the music.
It's extremely rare to find a product that's so revealing, yet so musical with it. To get a similar level of performance from speakers would cost 10 times as much.
Almost makes the PS1000s seem like great value, doesn't it?" whathifi
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Mind blowing sound quality! Second to none.
2. Earpieces are a little loose, so keep slipping off ear.
3. A little big and bulky