Grado PS500e Headphones
What we think in the Inner Sanctum:
Make a "Sound Decision," with the Grado Professional Series. This is the one Grado model we carry that varies a bit from the lively "you are there" Grado family sound signature.
There is a slight taming of the treble energy in favor of a more balanced sound from top to bottom. The PS500e offers clarity and detail that must be heard to be believed. Simply amazing. Even people who don't usually like Grados love this model. It's that good.
The ear-cup of this model straddles the line between on-ear and over-ear. It is light-weight and comfortable, but you'll want it for the sound above all else.
From the manufacturer:
Most people like music, but Grado PS500e headphones are too good for most people. They are made for music connoisseurs. For the ones who anticipate Amy Winehouse’s breath between lyrics. For the ones who absolutely need to place the second violin with their eyes closed. If you get chills from a Cuban trombone solo, we need to talk.
The Professional Series PS500e features a newly redesigned 44mm speaker and the improved 8-conductor cable design and a smaller metal and wood hybrid air chamber. Both the hidden mahogany core and and powder-coated aluminum housing parts under-go damping treatments that help control and dissipate resonances, for an undistorted flow of the musical signal.
The PS500e boasts an overall sound that is pure Grado, with warm harmonic colors, rich full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics, and an ultra-smooth top end. The PS500e is a compact monitoring tool that will put a smile on the face of the most demanding music professionals, as well as the most demanding audiophiles.
Transducer Type: Dynamic
Operating Principle: Open Air
Frequency Response: 14 - 29,000 hz
SPL 1mW: 99.8 dB
Normal Impedance: 32 ohms
Driver Matched dB: .05 dB
Included Accessories: Headphones, Warranty, Grado story-sheet, 6.5mm Golden Adapter
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