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Grado-rs2.34387756
6.7 out of 10

Grado RS2

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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

cs098, head-fi.org
5 December 2014
  • Summary: *note this is actually a rs2e review* Shame head fi doesn't have a product page for it*     Don't quote me, but I'm pretty sure this is the cheapest wood headphone you can buy (well maybe the OG rs2). And it's beautiful. But does it sound as good as it looks?  TLDR: Yes it does, but not for all genres and not at high volumes.   Unboxing Pros: Simple packaging, easy to unbox Cons: Pizza box!!!, not many accessories   Ah the classic grado pizza box.
  • Pros: Gorgeous hand crafted design, transparent mids, intimate vocals, sparkly clear highs, deep detailed bass, very open sounding, easy to drive
  • Cons: Lacks bass impact, lacks subbass, grattles and looses control in higher volumes, uncomfortable
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

WhiteCrow, head-fi.org
11 September 2014
  • Summary: Wow...where to start, as I said this is MY Audio Nirvana. I suppose I should start by saying that I love the Grado sound, or at least I thought I did as I had only tried the sr80i and bought them and the 225i and was underwhelmed by the price to performance. The signature of the sr80i was a fantastic fit for me but I HATED  the high end.
  • Pros: Great sound, Detailed, Resolution, Warm,
  • Cons: Pads are stiff right now.
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Overall 10
10
Sound quality 10
10
Comfort 8
8.0
Build quality 10
10
Noise reduction 2
2.0
Coolness factor 8
8.0

Ruined other headphones for me

cperrey, Crutchfield
18 July 2014
  • Summary: These are the best sounding headphones I've ever heard. They are amazing for strings and mid-tone instruments, really drawing them out. They have surprising bass kick but it is tight and not overpowering. Since getting them I find myself re-listening to music I own to see what really is there. The build quality is good and there is a tactile quality with the wood that I haven't had with a set of headphones before.
  • Pros: Great sound, warmth and presence. Surprising bass.
  • Cons: Fit might not be for everyone. Heavy cord is not as flexible as some might like.
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Overall 10
10
Sound quality 10
10
Comfort 10
10
Build quality 10
10
Noise reduction 10
10
Coolness factor 8
8.0

Great warm smooth detailed sound

Mark A, Crutchfield
18 July 2014
  • Summary: Cult following Grado's. Handmade in Brooklyn NY USA. Beautiful, detailed high resolution sound. Must be heard to be believed. Be sure to give them several hours to break in, as the sound will bloom and warm up with time. The mahogany on these phones adds a touch of elegance and contributes to their incredible warm and detailed sound.
  • Pros: The sound!
  • Cons: The cord is way too short - it's 6 feet long at best.
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Overall 8
8.0

Grado RS2e Headphones

Sandu, earphone solutions
7 April 2010
  • Summary: Grado RS-2 looks very much like RS-1, except for few things. RS-2 do not have deep cups as RS-1, and ear cup holders are not made of metal like on RS-1 but are plastic. RS-2 do come in the same pizza box as all Grados come with, be it a 69$ headphone or a 1695$ headphone, which is actually disappointing especially for Reference and Statement series. I compared them side by side for some time and like the RS-1 a little better, but RS-2 are very close in comparison.
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Overall 10
10

Grado RS 2 Headphones

DavidH.Braswel l, Rate it all!
15 July 2008
  • Summary: After reading the other reviews I expected the RS2's to hurt. When I put them on I realized that the only uncomfortable part of these cans is the pads. I used the pads from my SR125's and now the RS2's are comfortable. The sound that this headphone produces is amazing. Now music has a new dynamic range. All it takes is one listen from these headphones and you have to own a pair.
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Overall 6
5.6
Sound quality 6
6.0
Comfort 7
7.0
Durability 3
3.0
Bass quality 7
7.0

User Review

blumenco, Headphone Reviews
13 May 2008
  • Summary: I have owned these headphones for a year now, and enjoy them occationally, though much more at first. I have found out since that the sound really isn;t for me, however, I am not going to bash them. These are GREAT headphones. pretty good value for the money, but in my opinion not as good of a value for pure performance as the sennehiser hd 650/600/580 lineage. They are colored somewhat but not destructively.
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Overall 6
6.3
Value for money 6
6.0
Sound quality 6
6.0
Comfort 5
5.0
Durability 5
5.0
Bass quality 7
7.0

User Review

acs236, Headphone Reviews
7 May 2008
  • Summary: These are very fun headphones. Nice bass and highs, a smooth midrange. However, they lack the detail of other headphones in its price range. This makes them great for rock. The bass is tight, the presentation is forward -- these will get your toes tapping. These are warm and rich sounding. They don't get a lot of good words, but I think that's unfortunate. They really are my ultimate rock headphone.
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Overall 6
5.9
Value for money 5
5.0
Sound quality 6
6.0
Comfort 3
3.0
Durability 4
4.0
Bass quality 7
7.0

User Review

droopy1592, Headphone Reviews
7 May 2008
  • Summary: While I have tried most of the Grado range, in some way or another I found many of the higher end models too fatiguing after hours of listening for one reason or another. The best thing about the RS2s are the relaxed highs (relative to the RS-1s and SR-325s) and the just about perfect-for-my-money midrange. I can listen to these cans for hours on end and even found myself sleeping in a recliner with them on.
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Overall 6
5.7
Value for money 6
6.0
Sound quality 6
6.0
Comfort 7
7.0
Durability 3
3.0
Bass quality 7
7.0

User Review

blumenco, Headphone Reviews
7 May 2008
  • Summary: I have owned these headphones for a year now, and enjoy them occationally, though much more at first. I have found out since that the sound really isn;t for me, however, I am not going to bash them. These are GREAT headphones. pretty good value for the money, but in my opinion not as good of a value for pure performance as the sennehiser hd 650/600/580 lineage. They are colored somewhat but not destructively.
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