There’s only one headphone in this class. It’s the one Details Magazine called ”One of the six great indulgences of the world”, and PC Magazine called ”Very likely the best sounding headphones ever made”.
Now that’s a Statement.
The GS1000 has always gotten spectacular reviews. Here are some of the highlights. Everything still applies to the new ‘e’ series version, even though it may have been written about an earlier model.
The large chambers fit around your ears, not on top of them, creating a private listening booth. Air flows with the music to keep you comfortable while marveling at the clarity and range. Our select Mahogany tone-woods are hand matched for aesthetic beauty, just as our phenomenal drivers are individually matched for sonic consistency.
…the company’s ultimate art-not-science blend of style, performance, and comfort, with lightweight, oversized mahogany earpieces that would make your dad jealous — and sound that anyone with a discerning eardrum would kill for
– The Verge, Paul Miller
The hand-crafted mahogany earpieces utilize an intricate curing process that optimizes the tonal quality while giving them a new look. The GS1000e uses 50mm dynamic transducers and the new 12 conductor cable design. The wood, driver, and cable designs, result in tight control and stability of the upper and lower range of the frequency spectrum to support the GS1000e’s world renowned midrange. Grado’s GS1000e cushion design actually creates a ‘room’ for the ears to sit, with a larger soundstage and greater spatial experience for the listener. It was most important to design the correct balance between the driver and our wooden driver housing to give us the pure sound we crave. We believe the GS1000e are one of the most comfortable headphones on the market today. The GS1000e retains a sound that is pure Grado, with warm harmonic colors, rich full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics, and an ultra-smooth top end. The presentation is very detailed, the bass is deep, and the music is very tight while non-fatiguing. All with stunning separation and layering of the music.
Model Name: GS1000e
Transducer Type: Dynamic
Operating Principle: Open Air
Frequency Response: 8 – 35,000 hz
SPL 1mW: 99.8 dB
Normal Impedance: 32 ohms
Driver Matched dB: .05 dB
Headphones, Warranty, Grado story-sheet, 3.5mm mini adapter, extension cable