Natural, organic sound
If you crave rich detailed sound with natural warmth, lifelike vocals, and explosive dynamics, Grado's Reference Series RS2i headphones have your name on them. These mahogany wood beauties immerse you in a listening experience so involving you'll want to re-explore every track in your music library. Each earcup is hand-crafted by Grado in Brooklyn, New York from a particular species of mahogany. The wood is carefully cured between production steps to achieve optimum sound quality, and takes advantage of the wood's natural acoustic properties. These Grados can be driven using the headphone outputs on most home audio systems, or even a portable player or laptop using Grado's optional miniplug adapter. But they'll really sound their best with the addition of a headphone amplifier.
Old-school looks with up-to-the-minute technology
All Grado headphones use a vented "open-air" earcup design for powerful, extended low frequency response and a more spacious soundstage. Mahogany enclosures and air chambers give you smooth, relaxed highs, while ultra-high purity copper voice coils and a sturdy eight-conductor connecting cable deliver refined sound with a high degree of control and accuracy. The RS2i's extra-wide frequency range ensures you'll hear all your music. And the genuine leather headband can be adjusted for a comfortable fit.
From the review Grado Reference Series RS2i Headphones: Mahogany earcups deliver on looks and sound
"These headphones are designed for foreground listening, ideally when you have time to sit down and fully enjoy your music. Plugged into a nice audio system, the Grado RS2 headphones can deliver an engaging listening experience. And with those mahogany earcups, look good doing it, too. "
— Ralph, Crutchfield Blog Editor and A/V Writer