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.
Summary: By paying $500, it may seem like you should get the top of the line of a companies headphone. With the Grado RS-2, you nearly do. The RS-1 sells for $200 more but the difference is minimal. Most people who listen to them side by side would probably choose to save the extra money......unless money is no object.
These headphones are classy from the getgo. They arrive in a wooden box. They are made of real mahogony wood.
Summary: Well having been lucky enough to have gained near perfect pitch which came to light during an interview for music college years ago,and being the son of a circuit church organist also playing a few (at least five) musical instruments i KNOW what sound should feel like were not talking graphs or charts but that deep connection you can make on an emotional spiritual deep level with your music of choice,These Grado RS2i headphones are simply the best vehicle to utilise to...
Summary: Received these this afternoon and haven't been able to stop using them, I mainly listen to rock and metal and these are the perfect headphones for me. I can only compare it to the difference between tape and cd.. I have to listen to my whole library again as I'm hearing things I didn't before, bear in mind they need a good amp behind them imho, I'm using a Yamaha rxv1300 and a Marantz ki sig so it's not a problem but I'm not sure they would work as well of an ipod's...
Summary: i have owned grado sr125i, i own rs2, sr325is and sennheiser hd650. RS2 are simply the best ! Well balanced, they have the right punch, warm and bright at the same time but not too bright as 325 and not closed and laid back as hd650.
Summary: Ich höre den Grado RS 2i über KHV Grace Audio Design 902 aus dem Studiobereich. Hervorragend neutral authentischer Kopfhörer, der in meinem derzeitigen Arbeitsbereich - Oper DVD - in der Lage ist, jede Aufnahme sowohl von der rein analytischen Seite als in beonderem Maße der musikalischen Seite darzustellen. Also kein Schönfärber, man erkennt schlechte Aufnahmen sofort ohne das sie vom Hören unerträglich werden, wie bei überanalytisch abgestimmten Produkten.
Summary: möchte vorausschicken, dass ich in Besitz folgender Kopfhoerer bin: AKG 701 Stax Omega ============== Der Klang des Grado ist absolut unverfärbt ,die Bässe klar ohne aufgedunsen zu wirken.Stimmen werden herrlich wiedergegeben.Habe einen Röhren Cdplayer mit Röhrenausgang uns das Zusammenspiel begeistert.