Great! AND worth the money!
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The moment I placed these headphones over my ears, I realized that I had never heard MUSIC before! Well, I won't go that far. After all, I am comparing these to my Grado RS-1 which are more than impressive. Nonetheless, the GS1000e has a flair not found with the RS-1 . If nothing else, they are more comfortable. I often wear glasses and the RS-1000e causes less fatigue. I often listen to Wagner, so comfort is vital for me. (I listen to the Grateful Dead also - just as renown for lengthy music) I think, too, that the over-the-ear design offers a better listening experience than the on-the-ear RS-1. The bass sound is clear and unclouded. The pedals in Bach's organ music is crisp and clean. I hear sound, not just vibration. So, am I happy? That would be a gross understatement. I am thrilled...ecstatic! The RS-1000e headphones are Awesome in the Extreme!
Pros: Amazing sound Comfortable Can be worn for long periods Bass clarity
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I've had the great privilege of owning both the GS1000e and PS1000e. Interesting that GooodCan says they prefer the sound of the GS1000e - after "loaning" - probably forever - the PS1000e, I had to decide whether to max my card on another pair or try the Statements, which some people seem to absolutely love, taking the chance that I would regret not putting aside a few more bucks for a few weeks and getting my own permanent pair of Professionals - after all, Grado themselves made it clear that I would not be really satisfied with the Statements after getting to know the P's. Guess what? The simpler, less-exorbitant Statements lack NOTHING after 50 hours of burn-in, might get better, and while they are not as sparklingly analytical as the Professionals in absolute terms, they are, first of all, HUGELY detailed, with great transient attack, harmonically fuller - both subtly much and revealing in a way that is both revelatory and delicious, making the P-e's feel dry by comparison. There is nothing to complain about with the more expensive cans, unless you just don't like Grados; it is more a matter of a signature that is independent of the extent of technology that went into the design. Like a perfectly balanced musical instrument, or an expensive vs mega-buck designer shoe, the extra techno-bang does not necessarily translate into a more satisfying user experience.
Pros: Lush but finely detailed, great transient attack without exaggeration, realistic bass and sweet but extended highs, harmonic verisimilitude, comfort, fantastic presence in a broad but natural soundstage. Matter of taste, but the wood and overall look are sculpturally beautiful.
Cons: Not good for isolation or public use. Who cares. I have noise-isolating phones that sound adequate if I need them, which is at times when I don't have my best front-end gear and I don't care about audiophile minutiae.
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Simply amazing sound. Great for low volume listening as they follow the Fletcher-Munsen curve giving some added emphasis to the low end and high end. I also have Grado's SR-325 and they are great as well but with added emphasis on mids. Seems there are two kinds of headphone aficionados. Grado users and everyone else.
Pros: Comfortable, light weight, excellent sound.
Cons: Grado cords are thick and supple but they do annoy since they twist most of the time.
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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.
Pros: See above.
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