Grado RS2e Reference Headphones

The black and mahogany RS2e Headphones from Grado feature hand-crafted mahogany earpieces that also serve as tone wood in housing the headphones' 44mm drivers. Capable of 14 Hz to 28 kHz frequency response, the RS2es have an 8-conductor cable design and come with a 1/4" adapter.

  • 44mm Drivers
  • Mahogany Tone Woods
  • 14 Hz to 28 kHz Frequency Response
  • 8-Conductor Cable Design
  • Includes 1/4" Adapter
$659.99

Our Third Generation.

The Grado family makes exquisite headphones by hand in our Brooklyn facility. Each iteration of our products represents a significant step forward in sonic reproduction. Our  headphones have already been called "The finest electricity-to-sound transducer in the world". So how did we improve upon perfection?

  • Every single component, surface, and material used in The e Series has been upgraded and optimized for one purpose - outstanding dynamics and fidelity.
  • Grado's proprietary SpaceBlack Polycarbonate is engineered to absorb excess energy and reduce secondary impulses, for a clearer tone.
  • The e Series method of curing our select Mahogany tone-woods enhances their natural ability to reduce sound coloration and produce consistent results.
  • Rhodium, the most expensive precious metal on earth, is employed to prevent corrosion on connectors, and unwanted graininess in your music.
  • More than 60 years of Grado Labs expertise have led us to develop the most refined driver geometry in our history, which tracks music frequencies with unequaled precision. 
  • Design refinements within the housing prevent stray resonance from interacting with the driver, thus protecting the purity of reproduction.
  • The magnetic field has been fine-tuned for symmetry throughout the full range of the voice coil.
  • Even the glue is new, optimized for greater strength, less mass, and better reliability.

The traditional Grado open-back form factor has not changed, because it delivers superior sonic quality and greater realism than closed-back.

So if you're looking for one good reason to invest in The e Series headphones here it is: they bring you closer to your favorite artists. Your listening experience will feel more intimate because nothing comes between your ears and the performance.

Reference Headphones

These classic Mahogany favorites have been improved from top to bottom end. Every single component and material used in The 'e' Series has been upgraded and optimized for sensational sound.

The Mahogany wood now undergoes a new proprietary curing process that enhances its natural tone properties. Wood, being a product of nature, is subject to variations in density and other properties. Our curing process ensures consistency of the signature Grado sound. Rhodium, the most expensive precious metal on earth, is employed in The e Series headphones to prevent corrosion on connectors, and unwanted graininess in your music. Our new driver cone geometry tracks frequencies with unequaled precision, and the coil has been fine-tuned for symmetry throughout the full range. One thing we didn't change is the traditional appearance that Grado fans cherish. The open-back form factor of our headphones produces a cleaner, more authentic sonic experience.

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.

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.


Specifications

Model Name

  • RS2e

Audio Specs:

Transducer Type

  • Dynamic 

Operating Principle

  •  Open Air 

Frequency Response

  • 14 - 28,000 hz  

SPL 1mW

  • 99.8 dB 

Normal Impedance

  • 32 ohms 

Driver Matched dB

  • .05 dB

Included Accessories 

  • Headphones
  • Warranty
  • Grado story-sheet
  • 6.5mm Golden Adapter