Grado GS 1000e is the famous representative of the 'Statement' series. It builds on all the elements that have made this range and the New York-based brand so popular. Namely, a vintage headband design that makes it quite unique. The earphone chambers are cut from beautiful Mahogany pieces, providing outstanding stiffness and generating no awkward vibration and hence, no mechanical distortion. The amazing and exclusive 40 mm transducers have an incredible frequency response 8 Hz/35 kHz! They undergo drastic sorting and pairing. The coil wiring of the transducers uses HPLC conductors as well as the jumper cable, that uses 8 of them.
For those who were disheartened with the comfort of the old Grado, it must be noted that the GS1000e is considered to be one of the most comfortable headphones on the market! Its new earpads were modelled to recreate the concert hall around your ears! The design is simply amazing; true craftsmanship. The products are assembled by hand in the company’s historic Brooklyn workshop.
It must be said that this GS1000e needs a good fifty hours of breaking in for the sound quality to be perfectly uniform and that a decent preamp must be added for you to enjoy its full potential.
These headphones are now an incontestable benchmark, and the entire global press acclaimed it! So everything has been said! We know these headphones well as we have had them for several years, and today we use them regularly as a tuning fork and test tool for many preamps, cartridges, cables… They are a benchmark regarding details, frequency response, neutrality, energy… The sound stage is created perfectly before your eyes with the accuracy of the best monitoring speakers on the market. The bass is abyssal and the treble runs with incredible accuracy with no aggressiveness; The timbres are full and subtle, giving voice spectacular quality. One of the three or four most musical headphones to date. A great benchmark!
Hi-Fi Choice - Gold Award
Hi-Fi World - Best Buy
What Hi-Fi - Best Buy
The Absolute Sound
Positive Feedback - Best Value Franck
Operating principle: Open-back
Frequency response: 8Hz/35kHz
SPL 1mW : 98 dB
Impedance: 32 ohms
Coil: UHPLC (Ultra High Purity Long Crystal) copper
Cable: UHPLC (Ultra High Purity Long Crystal) copper