GS1000e

"...endless rhythmic vivacity and high resolution, makes it one of the most convincing bits of audio ..."

March 2010 View all >

Description

Flagship of the handcrafted, carved mahogany series of headphones, the GS1000i 'Statement' is capable of delivering truly stunning sonic performances.

This superb headphone features; handcrafted, over-sized, mahogany earpieces made using an intricate curing process, which enables Grado to optimise the tonal quality. The GS1000e also uses new upgraded dynamic transducers and the new 8 conductor cable design.

The headphones cushion design actually creates a "room" for the ears to sit, creating a larger soundstage and greater spatial experience for the listener. It was most important to design the correct balance between the driver and the wooden housing, to ensure the resulting sound was precisely what Grado wanted

This has clearly been accomplished. By creating this "room" for the ears to sit, positioning of the cushions with regards to the ears (i.e., forward or back) is somewhat critical in finding the absolute sweet spot.

With this cushion design, we believe the GS1000e to be one of the most comfortable headphones on the market today.

Features

  • Vented diaphragm
  • Wooden air chamber
  • UHPLC copper voice coil wire
  • UHPLC copper connecting cord

Specification

Tranducer type: dynamic
Operating principle: open air
Frequency Response: 8-35k
SPL 1mW: 98
Normal Impedance: 32ohms
Driver matched db: .05

Awards and Reviews

"...endless rhythmic vivacity and high resolution, makes it one of the most convincing bits of audio we know"

Hi-Fi Choice Magazine Editor's-Choice,
Read the Full Review > March 2010

"superlative sound. joyously close to the original recording"

Hi-Fi World,
Read the Full Review > February 2010
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