Grado releases the little brother of their state-of-the-art PS 1000 Headphones, using trickle-down technology to cut the price by two-thirds, while retaining much of the performance! Also made in America, the new PS 500s are Grado's second offering in their Professional Series line, designed both for the audiophile and recording engineer who value neutrality and high definition over all other design goals. They are an open air design, as are all high end Grado's, and are very light and comfortable. An extraordinary value, and fully appropriate for both reference and critical listening. In the category of musical neutrality for the picky audiophile and the demanding recording engineer, the PS 500s are unsurpassed at this price point.
Grado achieved this minor miracle by applying the lessons learned in constructing the wondrous PS 1000s. While still using mahogany to cover the motors, they added aluminum shells to double dampen the housing and kill vibrations. This sandwich design creates the most neutral performance. The large diaphragms contain rare earth metals, including gold wire for maximum definition. The connecting cable is Grado's newest formula, with some fifteen wires enclosed in a proprietary shell. By being American made, they save big bucks from having to import phones from China and can, instead, bulk up on the technology.
Specifications - Transducer type dynamic Operating principle open air Frequency Response 14-29 SPL 1mW 98 Normal Impedance 32ohms Driver matched db.05
- Vented diaphragm
- Hybrid air chamber
- UHPLC copper voice coil wire
- UHPLC copper connecting cord
- Dynamic Drivers
- On-ear, open air headphones
- Impedance: 32Ohms
- Frequency Response: 14-29
- Driver matched db: .05
- Accurate mids and crystal-clear highs
- 6 foot cord with 1/4" adapter
There is art in the heart and soul of every Grado product. The PS500 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.
"I took my pair out to a recording session in LA and asked the entire band and the assistant engineers to try them. They were ALL blown away, and then I took the 500's to a jazz session in NYC and asked the acoustic bassist, Phil Palombi, to give them a go. He wants a pair."
-George Walker Petit / Sonicscoop
Audiophile Headphones, Grado, PS500, Stainless Steel
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