Summary: I purchased the Grado RS2 phones expecting them to hurt my ears. After weeks of use, I find I have no comfort issues with my RS2's whatsoever.
And I'm one of those people who finds it very painful to have anything pushing on, over, or especially in my ear(like canal phones).
No problems here. I comes down to this: people have differen't sized ears. Mine are normal to small sized and fit inside the RS2 earpieces nicely.
*****Big ears don't fit!....
Summary: Grado are a company that specialise in headphones that are a mix between vintage styling and new technology. The design of all their headphones are the same but in different materials, they are simplistic but they work. The only flaw is that i find the foam earcups uncomfortable over long periods of time, especially if you have any ear peircings it could cause problems. These in particular are made of mahogany and are part of grado's higher range of headphones.
Summary: Me: A mid 30s music lover who mainly listens late at night Music: Mainly modern with a little world music thrown in Where: Mostly at home When: Mostly at night Packaging: Depending on how you look at it, the thin cardboard and minimal but tight fitting foam packaging of these phones is functional and eco-friendly or a bit stingy given the price. Thankfully mine arrived without a dent and in perfect working order.
Pros: Incredibly rich sound, lightweight, ears don't get sweaty!
Cons: Sound leaks out, crimped cable at the Y-junction of the cable