Excerpt: These are my go to headphones when working on my computer, or in my living room casually listening to music. I can spend hours on these headphones, without any discomfort, or notice any aching in my ears. There is a very clear lift in the low end on this model. More so than the RS2 or the 325's. These are built a little better than the standard Grados. My only complaints from the SR60's and 80 is the plastic build, dropping them once can break the plastic.
Summary: Sorry... headphone display stand shown in this Grado Labs photo was somehow missing from my PS500 headphone box!
Since my first revelation into "good" headphones was via my Sennheiser HD 598s, which introduced me to great soundstage, imaging, and comfort, I was looking for something that moved further in the same direction for my upgrade, the PS500s.
Pros: Excellent presence; well-defined bass; well-driven by iPod; needs no amp.
Cons: On-ear pads somewhat tight; heavy long cord with 1/4" plug outweighs iPod & requires adapter
Summary: In my headphone collection I have the higher end of the Sennheiser, AKG, Monster Beats lines along with the Grado 325sI's. The PS500's far outstrip the performance of my other phones. The sound is incredibility accurate. There is zero coloration. Listening to all types of music, the sound is superb. Highs are very apparent but not bright. Bass is strong without boom. For the price point, these are the best headphones I have listened to. I highly recommend them.
Pros: The sound quality is warm and very balanced/no coloration. Well Built Comfortable to wear Works great without a dedicated headphone amp.
Summary: I have several headphones besides the PS-500, and I've reviewed some of them, so I should find it easy to describe the PS-500, yes? Maybe not. By now I've discovered that my "other" headphones fall into the category of "polite" ear speakers. Inoffensive, smooth, and clean they are, and while the PS-500 shares their better qualities, polite and obsequious aren't one of them.
Summary: These headphones have, within the few days that I've owned them, changed the way that I listen to music. As a music lover and amateur musician, I have loved using headphones since my teenage years as I've always felt more able to discern details that were missed on speakers (unless they were very high end £1500+ speakers, attached to very high end players and amps, which I could only audition in a shop).
Summary: My journey began with grado sr60i , totally amazing for the price, next step was the sr225i , shockingly loud but I found them piercing to the ears and a bit lacking in bass, although I'm sure after months of use they would have improved, After returning the 225s I finally took a giant leap to the ps500's They are fantastic right out of the box, great bass and superb mids and highs, a fantastic match for electronic music like psytrance...
Excerpt: Купил к Colorfly C4 и очень доволен. Сидел в одном известном магазине, слушал наушники в разных ценовых категориях, морщился и откладывал в сторону. Когда дали послушать эти - у меня просто челюсть упала на стол, настолько это выходило за рамки всего ранее услышанного. Эти уши идеально подходят к любой инструментальной музыке, а вот жёскую электронщину типа дабстепа они не сыгнают, но под жёскую электронщину такие наушники совершенно не нужны.
Pros: Великолепное соотношение цены и качества. Невероятно натуральный и живой звук.
Summary: Un petit CR du petit nouveau de chez Grado, cet artisan New-yorkais qui fabrique d’excellent casques et cellules, à la main s'il vous plaît ! Pour ce qui ne connaisse pas le PS1 c'est un ancien casque qui fut le fleuron de la marque et dont les proportions, le design et la conception s’apparente au PS 500. Fidèle à son habitude Mr Grado nous livre le casque dans son étui à pizza sans accessoires, ces derniers étant de série qu'à partir du RS1i.