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    Grado RS1e Reference Open Back Headphones

    • Reference level audio with full support across all frequencies
    • Open Back design delivers natural and full sound stage
    • Large mahogany air chamber for natural sound
    • Headphone drivers matched to 0.05dB
    • Adjustable headband and cushioned earpads
    • Grado RS1e

      Embarking on an audio journey with Grado RS1e Reference headphones will turn audio enthusiasts into true audiophiles with a no return assurance. Once this luxurious music machine has been boarded it will be possible to finally appreciate reference listening. With a multitude of improvements to the predecessor, the RS1e headphones are an accomplishment that is worthy of high ranking in the Grado Reference collection.

      Large dynamic drivers in the core of the RS1e together with an 8 conductor cable design combine with the open design to create signature Grado sound with natural and lifelike response and a full-bodies sound image. With a frequency response that ranges from 12Hz to - 30kHz and carefully matched drivers the RS1e provides a smooth, controlled and coherent sound with highly detailed dynamics.

      Grado have crafted the housing of the RS1e with a different species of mahogany than the previous version using an intricate curing process that enhances the sound quality while also refreshing the visual aspect of these headphones.

      Accomplished audio.


      Grado RS1e


      Reference Sound
      Grado RS1e incorporates large 50mm dynamic drivers and an 8 conductor cable design in an open-air configuration. The impressive result is a smooth, controlled and consistent sound with highly detailed dynamics with wide frequency response a driver matching to 0.05dB.

      Crafted Mahogany
      Utilising a different species of hand-crafted mahogany than the preceding model, and a complex maturing process the RS1e provides optimised tonal qualities while giving them a fresh look.

      Redesigned Cable
      Grado has also designed an eight-conductor cable using a high purity copper that improves control and stability of the total range of the frequency spectrum.

      Comfortable Design
      Crafted with luxury wood housing and equipped with large foam-padded earcups and signature Grado leather-covered headband with individually adjustable slides in order to adjust the fit for perfect comfort.


      Grado RS1e




      Sound & Vision Evaluation of Grado RS1e Headphones

      Sound & Vision

      “The Grado RS1e is lightweight and has a big-as-all-outdoors soundstage and clarity that are unbeatable in its price class.”



      • Driver: Dynamic, 50mm
      • Headphone Type: Open-back, circumaural (around the ear)
      • Frequency Response: 12Hz – 30kHz
      • Sound Pressure Level: 99.8dB
      • Nominal Impedance: 32Ω
      • Driver Matched dB: 0.05 dB
      • Weight: 260g



      • Reference level audio with full support across all frequencies
      • Open Back design delivers natural and full sound stage
      • Mahogany housing for low transient distortion
      • 50mm dynamic transducer and 8 conductor cable
      • Drivers are matched to 0.05dB
      • Comfortable design with adjustable headband and cushioned earpads
      • Handcrafted in Brooklyn, USA



      • Grado RS1e Reference Headphones
      • 6.35mm stereo jack adaptor
      • Extension cable
      • Grado story-sheet
      • Warranty


      1. BrandGrado
      2. Cable EntryDual Sided
      3. Cable Length1.5m to 3m
      4. Cable Length Text2m
      5. ColourBrown
      6. Connectivity TechnologyWired
      7. Connector AngleStraight
      8. Connector TypeHeadphones (6.35 mm stereo jack)
      9. Detachable CableNo
      10. Driver Size50mm
      11. Driver TypeDynamic
      12. Earcup DesignOpen Back
      13. Frequency Response12Hz – 30kHz
      14. Headphones TechnologyDynamic
      15. Headphones TypeHeadphones - binaural
      16. Headphone Fit TypeOver Ear
      17. Impedance32Ω
      18. Manufacturer Warranty2 Years
      19. GTIN182092000912
      20. Part NumberGRADO-RS1E
      21. Product TypeHeadphones
      22. Recommended useDigital audio player;Hi-Fi;Portable audio system;Studio
      23. Feature keywordComfortable;Hi-Fi;Lightweight;Over Ear;Over Head;Professional
      24. Sensitivity99.8dB
      25. Sound Output ModeStereo
      26. Headphones Form FactorOver Ear
      27. Included Accessories6.35mm stereo jack adaptor, Extension cable, Grado story-sheet, Warranty
      28. Product WeightMale
      29. Sound Output ModeStereo