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Grado PS1000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the usability and build quality are on the whole positive. The comfort and bass quality also get good opinions, but there are some negative reviews about the portability and reliability.

sound, bass quality, comfort, build quality, usability

value for money, reliability, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Grado PS1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 61 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Grado PS1000

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 9 user reviews of Grado PS1000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk.

bass quality, sound

reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Grado PS1000 Professional Series Open Backed HeadphonesGRADO G CUSHION HEADPHONE PADS FOR GS1000I & PS1000 HEADPHONES

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Amazon.com review summary for Grado PS1000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Grado PS1000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com.

sound, design, soundstage, bass quality, noise isolation

value for money, reliability, portability

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Grado PS1000 Professional Series Stereo HeadphoneGrado PS1000 Professional Series Headphones - Earcup, BinauralGrado PS1000 On-ear Stereo Headphones

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Grado PS1000

 

Grado is one of America's oldest hi-fi companies. In the 1950s it manufactured phono cartridges, turntables, and speakers. While Grado still makes a full line of highly regarded cartridges (budget-priced all the way up to high-end models), it's perhaps...

Grado's most comfortable over-the-ear headphones sound great at home and with iPods; beautifully crafted wood and solid metal earcups; stellar build quality; includes 15-foot extension cable and phono-to-miniplug adapter.

Extremely expensive; doesn't include travel bag or storage case.

They may cost as much as a big-screen TV, but the PS1000s are simply the best-sounding, most comfortable, and best-looking Grado headphones we've ever tested.

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Grado PS1000 Headphones (Playback 25)

 

Which I thought were exceptionally good headphones, I was thrilled when Grado offered a chance to review their maximum supreme PS1000 headphone ($1695). Given what Grado does at the $300 price point, I was curious in this review to see what they could...

Amps, Preamps, etc

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Grado PS1000 review

 

Grado's £1,795 PS1000 headphones make high end speakers jealous

Tonally neutral to an extent most headphones and speakers only dream of, with detail to die for and effortless dynamics: revealing and involving in equal, large, measure

The combination of weight and rather hard headband can make long-term wearer comfort a serious issue

Recommended!

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Grado PS1000

 

The Grado PS1000 - a high-end headphone bargain at just over £1,800?

Jaw-dropping sound ; They make you feel like a king ; Superb build quality

Jaw-dropping price ; They make you look like a bit of an idiot ; Very heavy

The Grado PS1000 is one of the most expensive pairs of headphones you'll find, but it's also one of the best. Powerful bass, wonderfully subtle-but-intense levels of detail and an incredible soundstage make this pair an unbridled joy to listen to, no...

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Grado PS1000

 

They justify their price with a simply astonishing sound. Headphones can't get much better than this

Pwerful; effortlessly dynamic; the midrange detail is superb; beautifully built

Everyone else will be listening with you

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Grado PS1000

 

They may cost as much as a big-screen TV, but the PS1000s are simply the best-sounding, most comfortable and best-looking Grado headphones we've ever tested.

Comfortable over-the-ear headphones ; Sound great at home and with iPods ; Beautifully crafted wood and solid metal ear cups ; Stellar build quality ; 4.5m extension cable ; Phono-to-mini-plug adapter

Extremely expensive ; Doesn't include travel bag or storage case

The PS1000s may not be the best headphones on every count — the Sennheiser HD 800s are more comfortable and offer a sound that's arguably a tad more "accurate" — but they're definitely the best Grado headphones ever made.

MUST HAVE

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Grado PS1000 Headphones & Graham Slee Solo Super Ultra Linear Amp Review

 

After our review of the GS1000i headphones we were inundated with emails, asking if we could review Grado's most expensive headphones, the elusive ‘Professional Series 1000′ (PS1000). With a staggering retail price around £1,700 these are a serious...

KitGuru says: Astonishing sound quality, and it won't cause you to remortgage the house either.

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"Punchy,Dynamic,Crystal Clear"

 

One of the best headphone to listen Rock, Metal, Jazz, and orchestra!

Punchy and tight bass, Detail mid, Extreme crisp High

Lack of sub bass, Little bit laid back mid, some might find it too harsh

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"These are the best headphones I've ever bought!"

 

I got my tax return early and picked these up along with a new-to-me Schiit Valhalla. I got them as an upgrade to my current BeyerDynamics DT-880's and HeadRoom Desktop Amp. I let them burn in for about 20 hours. I found the Grado's to have a really...

- Big sound stage

- I can't take them on BART for fear of getting jacked.

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"Superb sound quality like this comes at a price."

 

The performance of my PS1000 headset is truly remarkable. In my opinion and auditory tastes, it's ousted my Senn HD-800 as the best-sounding set of cans that I own. But to be honest I would still have been more than happy and quite content with the...

Simply sublime audio performance, with detail, textures and nuances that I've never experienced from a set of cans. Solid build and material quality, though not sure it's THAT special at this price point.

Better comfort, than before but still fatiguing over time like previous Grado sets I've tried and owned. Steep price of admission; my charge card is still simmering over this adventure. A bit of buyer's remorse since I already own the Senn HD-800.

Product Specifications

Configuration

Active Noise Cancellation: No
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Neckband: No
Noise Cancellation: No

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone:Not Applicable
Indoor/Outdoor :Indoor
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:Traditional Headphone
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