Grado RS2e Headphones
What we think in the Inner Sanctum:
The headphone cognoscenti agree, when Grado refined their entire line with the "e" series, this is the model they blasted out of the park.
Many now prefer the RS2e to its big brother, the RS1e (which we do not carry, but can get for you upon request). Amazing clarity and Grado's exciting "you are there" crispness, teamed with a full textured bass response and an overall cohesiveness that makes you want to just keep listening. You may miss a meeting (or your bedtime).
The ear-cup of this model straddles the line between on-ear and over-ear. It is light-weight and comfortable, but it's the sound you will fall in love with.
From the manufacturer:
The End Of Teenage Disillusionment, courtesy of Grado's Reference Series.
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. Grado’s 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.
These classic Mahogany favorites have been improved from top to bottom end. Every single component and material used in The 'e' Series has been upgraded and optimized for sensational sound.
The Mahogany wood now undergoes a new proprietary curing process that enhances its natural tone properties. Wood, being a product of nature, is subject to variations in density and other properties. Our curing process ensures consistency of the signature Grado sound.
Rhodium, the most expensive precious metal on earth, is employed in The e Series headphones to prevent corrosion on connectors, and unwanted graininess in your music. Our new driver cone geometry tracks frequencies with unequaled precision, and the coil has been fine-tuned for symmetry throughout the full range. One thing we didn't change is the traditional appearance that Grado fans cherish. The open-back form factor of our headphones produces a cleaner, more authentic sonic experience.
The RS2e has a 44mm driver and uses The e Series 8-conductor cable design. The hand-crafted mahogany utilizes new advanced damping treatments that help control and dissipate resonances. The RS2e still maintains an overall sound that is pure Grado, with warm harmonic colors, rich full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics, and an ultra-smooth top end. These truly are an audiophiles dream.
Audio Specs: Transducer
Operating Principle: Open Air
Frequency Response: 14 - 28,000 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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