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Grado RS2 review

Grado remains a dedicated specialist company, making headphones, cartridges and a small range of related accessories, including a rather natty-looking headphone amplifier.The Grado RS2 is typical of the range in looking somewhere between understated and seriously retro – at the very least we wouldn't want to accuse Grado of going overboard on the styling front. That said, the solid mahogany housing is not only practical, but good-looking.Our main concern on the design and styling front is...

Grado RS-2 Reference Series review:

Editors' note: The rating on this review has been lowered because of changes in the competitive marketplace. Grado Labs' headphones are perennial audiophile favorites, with support running all the way to its budget line. We've reviewed some of those "entry level" models here at CNET--including the $69 SR60s, the $95 SR80s, and the $150 SR125s--so we were curious about how Grado's top-of-the-line Reference Series models would sound. Donning a set of RS-2s, we felt right at home--the $500 (list...

Grado RS2e Reference Series Headphones

"Full-bodied Sound"The new e-Series version of the Grado RS2 Reference Series headphone continues the evolution from the original model RS2 through the award-winning RS2i to the latest enhanced version, the RS2e. The RS2e is the little brother of the RS1e but is just as aesthetically pleasing, now utilizing Grado's proprietary curing process that gives a new, lighter look. The RS2e has a 1.72" driver and uses the e-Series eight-conductor cable design. The hand-crafted mahogany utilizes new...