Grado Reference Series RS2e Headphones

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The RS2e are a full sized on-ear open back headphones, hand crafted  from mahogany wood in Brooklyn US. 

The RS2e is the little brother of the RS1e. The RS2e has an upgraded driver and the new 8 conductor cable design. The sound characteristics of the RS2e remain the same as its legendary big brother, with the new species of hand crafted mahogany, but with a smaller wooden air chamber. Although a miniature version of the RS1e, the RS2e still maintains an overall sound that is pure Grado, warm harmonic color, full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics and ultra smooth high frequencies. Grado's famous retro styling with a gorgeous Mahogany look make these truly an audiophile's dream.

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

  • Type: On Ear (Supraural) open back 
  • Drivers size: 44 mm 
  • Drivers Type:Dynamic (vented diaphragm) 
  • Frequency Response: 14-28,000 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

The End Of Teenage Disillusionment

Leave your candy-colored cans in the toy chest and try a pair of proper headphones. Grado RS2e are hand-crafted from select Mahogany tone-woods, like a fine musical instrument. Our exclusive Series E curing process enhances the natural properties of the wood to produce rich, full-bodied vocals in a light-weight form factor. Put on Brian Eno’s 'Another Green World', close you eyes and dream as if you’ll live forever.

... We not only felt every tremor and shudder of the gigantic plane, we heard even the most subtle details, such as the ice cubes rattling the passengers' plastic beverage cups. The combination of an engrossing film and an impressive set of headphones made it feel as though the RS-2s disappeared and the sound seemed to be coming from far outside the actual confines of the headphones. 
- CNET, Steve Guttenburg 

The RS2e is the little brother of the RS1e but is just as aesthetically pleasing, now utilizing our proprietary curing process that gives a new, lighter look. The RS2e has a 44mm driver and uses The e Series 8 conductor cable design. The hand-crafted mahogany utilizes new advanced damping treatments that help control and dissipate resonances.The RS2e still maintains an overall sound that is pure Grado, with warm harmonic colors, rich full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics, and an ultra-smooth top end. These truly are an audiophiles dream.

  • Photo by Jones Studio Ltd.
  • Model Name: RS2e
  • Audio Specs: 
    Transducer Type: Dynamic 
    Operating Principle: Open Air 
    Frequency Response: 14 - 28,000 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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