Grado Professional Series PS500e Headphones

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The PS500e are a full sized on-ear open back headphones, hand in Brooklyn US, it’s made from mahogany wood and enclosed in a special aluminium alloy to reduce resonance and improve the overall sound quality, the PS500e are the smaller and more affordable brother of GRADO’s flagship the PS1000e. 

There is art in the heart and soul of every Grado product. The PS500e truly conveys the heart and soul of every musical performance you will listen to through them. This is the result of the art learned over the course of almost 60 years of designing and manufacturing products that faithfully follows music. A compact monitoring tool that will put a smile on the face of the most demanding music professionals as well of demanding audiophiles.

  • Hand Crafted in the US
  • Open back design
  • Vented diaphragm
  • Wooden air chamber inclosed in metal case 
  • UHPLC (Ultra-high purity, long crystal) copper voice coil wire
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Technical Specification

  • Type: On Ear (Supraural) open back 
  • Drivers size: NA. 
  • Drivers Type:Dynamic (vented diaphragm) 
  • Frequency Response: 14-29,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 98 dB @ 1Khz 1mW
  • Impedance: 32Ω 
  • Microphone sensitivity:NA
  • Maximum Input: NA
  • Weight: NA
  • Connector:3.5 mm 
  • 1 year Warranty

What Is In The Box

  • Headphone
  • 3.5mm to 6.3mm adapter


Manufacture Description


Make A Sound Decision

Most people like music, but Grado PS500e headphones are too good for most people. We make them for music connoisseurs. For the ones who anticipate Amy Winehouse’s breath between lyrics. For the ones who absolutely need to place the second violin with their eyes closed. If you get chills from a Cuban trombone solo, we need to talk.

.. It is as simple as this: They are fantastic, they kill everything below $1200 out there and come in at $600. I think youd be crazy not to audition a pair. 
- SonicScoop, George Walker Petit 

The PS500e is the younger brother to the PS1000e, with newly redesigned 44mm speaker and the improved 8 conductor cable design and a smaller metal and wood hybrid air chamber. Both the hidden mahogany core and powder-coated aluminum housing parts under-go damping treatments that help control and dissipate resonances, for an undistorted flow of the musical signal. The PS500e boasts an overall sound that is pure Grado, with warm harmonic colors, rich full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics, and an ultra-smooth top end. The PS500e is a compact monitoring tool that will put a smile on the face of the most demanding music professionals, as well as the most demanding audiophiles.

  • Photo by Jones Studio Ltd.
  • Model Name: PS500e
  • Audio Specs: 
    Transducer Type: Dynamic 
    Operating Principle: Open Air 
    Frequency Response: 14 - 29,000 hz 
    SPL 1mW: 99.8 dB 
    Nominal Impedance: 32 ohms 
    Driver Matched dB: .05 dB
  • Included Accessories: 
    Headphones, Warranty, Grado story-sheet, 6.5mm Golden Adapter

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