PS1000e is the flagship headphone in Grado’s Professional Series. It is a no-nonsense open back headphone designed for studio use. It has been featured in numerous movies and TV shows including the Fox’s acclaimed Empire TV Series.
The PS1000e is an impressive headphone to hold in your hands and show off to your buddies who haven’t seen anything like it. The large polished aluminum earcups look like something out of a futuristic space-battle movie … definitely cool.
Although Grado PS1000e is designed for professional mixing, it is equally suitable for home use, if detailed, accurate, balanced sound is what you are looking for. As an open back headphone with high impedance, it needs to be driven by a decent headphone Amplifier / DAC. We recommend either the portable Oppo HA-2SE or the fancy tube based Woo Audio 2nd Gen WA7 for home use.
At similar price range, there are strong alternatives for audiophile caliber headphones, such as Sennheiser HD 800 S and Beyerdynamic Tesla T1 2nd Generation. Both are excellent offerings from highly reputable audio companies. If you opt for a more portable form factor, then take a look at PS500e in the Grado’s Professional Series.
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