RS2e is the little brother of the flagship headphone of Grado’s Reference Series, the excellent RS1e. It carries the similar iconic Grado design with genuine wood and leather as RS1e, and is handcrafted in Grado’s factory in Brooklyn, New York as well.
The notable difference between the RS2e and the flagship model is the smaller 44mm driver as opposed to the 50mm driver. Sound wise, it is as impressive as its bigger brother, although RS1e does have a slightly more open soundstage due to its larger driver. We recommend driving it with a proper headphone amplifier and DAC, such as Oppo HA-2SE or Audeze Deckard.