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Grado GS1000e

Statement Series around-the-ear headphones

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Our take on the Grado GS1000e

by David Brown
Grado

Sound that brings it all back home

All of Grado's headphones are impressive performers, but even in such luminous company, the Statement Series GS1000e stands out. Grado carefully handcrafts these gorgeous mahogany beauties to recreate all the emotions your favorite artists pour into their performances. Rhythms and melodies obscured by lesser headphones are revealed with crystaline clarity — delighting and surprising you at every turn.

These headphones feature updates to Grado's previous GS1000i headphones, including an improved driver design, better acoustic damping, and a new cable. The GS1000e's extra-large wooden earpieces and air chambers allow them to deliver massive dynamic impact with extremely low distortion and coloration, while serving up a powerful underpinning of taut, tuneful bass. Like all Grado headphones, the GS1000e can be driven using the headphone outputs on most home audio systems, but to really hear them sing a headphone amplifier is strongly recommended.

Old-school looks with up-to-the-minute technology

The GS1000e uses Grado's vented "open-air" earcup design for more spacious sound and deeper low frequency response. Each pair is made in Brooklyn, New York from a specially selected species of mahogany. The wood is carefully cured between production steps to achieve optimum sound quality, and takes advantage of the wood's natural warmth and light weight. The GS1000e's extra-large ear cushions create a "room" around your ears. This added space creates a huge soundstage for your music, and provides enhanced wearing comfort. Ultra-high purity copper voice coils and a beefy twelve-conductor connecting cable deliver refined sound with a high degree of control and accuracy. The GS1000e's ultra-wide frequency range ensures you'll hear every bit of your music. And the genuine leather headband can be adjusted for a comfortable fit.


From our review of the previous Grado GS1000i Stereo Headphones:

These are headphones made for those listening sessions at home when you're playing music through your best audio system, intending to savor every note. If you take your music seriously, then invest in some headphones that are serious about sound — like the Grado GS1000i stereo headphones.

— Ralph, Crutchfield Blog Editor and A/V Writer

Highlights:

  • open-back, around-the-ear design with replaceable ear cushions
  • vented diaphragms (open-air) for spacious, low-distortion sound and extended bass response
  • 50mm dynamic drivers
  • extra-large mahogany wood enclosures and air chambers provide natural sonic warmth and smoothness in a lighter weight design
  • special "de-stressed" diaphragms and an eight-conductor connecting cable for enhanced levels of inner detail with a more open sound
  • extra-large ear cushions, precisely matched drivers, and increased air flow through improved rear metal screens deliver a large soundstage free from coloration
  • adjustable leather headband for a custom fit
  • driver pairs matched to within 0.05 dB for better stereo imaging
  • ultra-high purity, long-crystal copper (UHPLC) voice coil wire
  • ultra-high purity, 12-conductor headphone cable terminated with a 1/4" plug
  • 1/8" plug adapter and 15 ft. extension cable included
  • frequency response: 8-35,000 Hz
  • sound pressure level (at 1mW): 98 dB
  • impedance: 32 ohms
  • warranty: 1 year (does not include earpads)
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Preliminary info from the manufacturer
Features and Specs
General
Fit Style
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On-ear
Earcup Type
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Open
Noise-canceling
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No
Bluetooth
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No
Frequency Response
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8-35,000 Hz
Sensitivity
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99.8 dB
Impedance
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32 Ohms
Weight
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Airline Adapter Included
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No
iPod Control
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No
Volume Control
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No
Built-in Microphone
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No
Parts Warranty
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1 Year, earpads not incl
Labor Warranty
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1 Year, earpads not incl
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Grado GS1000e

Written By JZ, WI on Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Made the Jump all the way from the Grado SR80. Always loved the sound. Now I still have the Grado sound but it is now presented with a much larger soundstage, greater levels of bass, and even greater clarity, presence, and precision. Excellent headphones. Very comfortable. Sort of a retro look. Cool? BUT...The look is not important... the sound is. These are hear through so anyone else in the room with you is going to be experiencing the sound with you to some degree. NO NOISE REDUCTION.
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