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Grado PS1000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews of Grado PS1000. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the bass quality and comfort. The durability and design also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the price, and the reliability and portability get negative views.

sound, design, durability, comfort, bass quality

portability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Grado PS1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Grado PS1000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 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 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the usability and comfort are generally positive. The design and sound are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability and size. Reviews are divided on the durability.

price, sound, design, comfort, usability

size, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Grado Spare Pads for GS/PS1000Grado PS1000 Professional Series Open Backed HeadphonesGRADO G CUSHION HEADPHONE PADS FOR GS1000I & PS1000 HEADPHONES

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Grado PS1000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 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. Reviewers really like the size and durability. The usability and design also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the reliability and portability. There are some mixed reviews about the soundstage.

sound, design, usability, durability, size

price, portability, reliability

96% 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 On-ear Stereo HeadphonesGrado PS1000 Professional Series Headphones - Earcup, Binaural

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

Grado PS1000 review: 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.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Tom Martin (avguide.com)

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

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Richard Black (techradar.com)

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

Differences between this model and other top headphones are really more a question of taste than of quality, which is undeniably high. Strongly recommended for audition: be prepared for a shock!

Jan, 2010

Recommended!

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

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...

May, 2011

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

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

Expert review by: Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com.au)

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.

Jun, 2010

MUST HAVE

Expert review by: Zardon (kitguru.net)

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.

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Bruceon (cnet.com)

"These are the best sounding headphones around"

 

I have used headphones for many years and these Grade PS1000 headphones are the best headphones I have ever used in my life. When it comes to producing amazing sound from classical music to folk music, from rock music to jazz music to blues music,...

Not harsh at all. Very balanced sound. Superb mid bass and very low bass and very pleasant highs

none at all

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: Ultrasoe (cnet.com)

"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

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: skfktkwjs (head-fi.org)

Supreme Sound for Metal, Classic and Jazz

 

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Overall Sound,Sound Stage, Clear Image, Heart Thumping Bass, Detail Mids, Crystal Clear High, Easy to Drive (Compares to HD800, LCD-2 ,and ETC)

Packaging, Accessory, Weight, Lack of Sub-bass

Jun, 2013
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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
Product Type:Headphones
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:Traditional Headphone
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