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Grado RS 1e

The Grado RS1e adds a delicious layer of liquid goodness to the signature presence and musical clarity of Grado's audiophile headphone line. Highly efficient at 32 Ohms and easily driven by any source without an amp required, these on-ear headphones have real mahogany wood earpieces, classic leather headband and proprietary Grado high-definition copper cabling.  Manufactured by hand in Brooklyn USA.


Perfectly perched at the top of the Grado 'RS' headphone series, the RS1e provide you with VIP escort right into the heart of the music and recording.

It's not often you get a headphone that is immediate and intensely detailed yet truly liquid-sounding as well, but the Grado RS1e is indeed all those things. The RS-1e are very musically involving headphones and offer tremendous emotionality and depth of musical detail rivaling any headphone anywhere. The RS-1e rightfully remains a true world-class headphone intended for serious sound worshipers.

The warm-toned acoustic signature of the RS-1e headphone has a discretely well-controlled, exquisite resolution power in the mids/highs plus a textural, tightly punchy low-end response. In our Headphone.com review opinion, the RS 1 e presentation is nothing short of effortless; it delivers perhaps our favorite musical sound in the entire Grado Labs headphone lineup. As another big plus, the efficient 32 Ohm RS1e will sound excellent directly out of smartphones and laptops sans a headphone amp.

The RS-1e are built at Grado's Brooklyn NY facility with the element drivers perfectly matched to .05dB and proprietary voice coils made of their own high purity, long-crystal, oxygen-free [OFC] copper. The 8.5ft headphone connecting cord is straight Y-type and is also made of the exclusive Gradocopper braiding. The RS-1e's earpieces are hand-machined from real mahogany wood for a uniquely sophisticated look and will slightly vary in color from model to model.

The wooden earcup shells seem to add a slightly burnished 'woody' tonality to the RS-1e soundscape - if that's even a word! The RS-1e has the traditional Grado flexible leather headband and simple metal height adjusters that connect the earpieces to the headband and allow up & down adjustment, plus full 360 degree earpiece rotation. This feature is ideal for laying the headphones down flat for traveling or storage.

  • Product Features:

    • Liquid lush sound delivers classic Grado signature musical impact and presence
    • Efficient 32 Ohms impedance works with any source without needing a headphone amp
    • 15ft Grado headphone extension cord 1/8" to 1/4" adapter included
    • Real mahogany wood shell earcups
    • Engineered & manufactured in Brooklyn USA
  • Specifications:

    • Driver Type: Dynamic
    • Impedance @ 1kHz: 32 Ohms
    • Sensitivity: 98 dB SPL/V
    • Connector Type: 1/8"
    • Cable Length: 7 ft.
    • Cable Style: Straight Y
    • Weight: 8 oz
    • Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year

    What's In The Box:

    • Grado RS1e headphones
    • Gold 1/8"to 1/4" adapter
    • Grado 15 foot extension cable
    • Warranty insert
  • Grado RS1e Frequency Response

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