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Grado RS 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the treble quality and mids quality. The bass quality and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical reviews about the design and comfort.

sound, portability, bass quality, mids quality, treble quality

value for money, comfort, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Grado RS 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Grado RS 2

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of Grado RS 2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk.

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

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Amazon.com review summary for Grado RS 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Grado RS 2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com.

sound, soundstage, size, treble quality, bass quality

comfort, value for money, usability

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Grado Reference RS 2 - Headphones ( ear-cup )Grado Reference RS 2 - Headphones ( ear-cup )

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Grado RS-2 Reference Series

 

Editors' note: The rating on this review has been lowered because of changes in the competitive marketplace.

Real mahogany wood earpieces and a genuine leather headband add style to what may be the best-sounding headphones around.

These handcrafted headphones are expensive and a little less comfortable than the competition.

Grado's RS-2 Reference Series headphones are strong contenders for world's best sound.

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Grado RS 2 Headphones

 

The RS 2 is the number three model in Grado's headphone lineup, but among headphone aficionados it enjoys a reputation for capturing much of the essential goodness of the very expensive, top-tier Grado models (the RS 1 and GS 1000), yet at a more...

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Grado RS2 review

 

High-performance headphones with classic styling

Lively and engaging performance ; Strong detail ; Great build quality

Some coloration, but it's not much of an issue

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Grado RS-2 Reference Series review

 

Grado's RS-2 Reference Series headphones are strong contenders for world's best sound

Real mahogany wood earpieces ; Genuine leather headband ; The best-sounding headphones around

Expensive ; A little less comfortable than the competition

The Grado RS-2's big foam ear pads aren't as soft or comfortable as those of other high-end headphones we've tested, such as the Sennheiser HD 650s. This is partially because the foam is relatively stiff and applies more pressure on your ears. We also...

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Grado RS2

 

These wooden backed cans are a joy to listen to

Emotive mid-range, amazing detail, fluid bass, clear treble - everything really, excellent construction and quality

idiosyncratic styling might put some off

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"you don't here the drivers"

 

You can be at the concert without leaving your room. Make sure you are listening to good recordings as these put most mp3's into their place. If you buy these have fun!

When you start to listen to these headphones you forget that you are listening to headphones. they are simply one of the best out and if you are serious about listening to music this is one of the better life choices.

Price (Like any high end headphone).

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"Great sound. Poor comfort."

 

These have a marvelous natural sounding performance. I haven't heard a pair that's better. However, because the ear cups press down firmly on the pinna, they are only moderately comfortable when you slap them on, and acutely uncomfortable after 30...

Superb, almost perfect sound

Uncomfortable. Leak enough sound to bother others close by.

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Grado RS-2 Reference Series headphones

 

These have a marvelous natural sounding performance. I haven't heard a pair that's better. However, because the ear cups press down firmly on the pinna, they are only moderately comfortable when you slap them on, and acutely uncomfortable after 30...

Superb, almost perfect sound

Uncomfortable. Leak enough sound to bother others close by

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"Incredible headphones! Wash the pads to make them more comfortable, though."

 

These are incredible headphones, to say the least. I'm not going to go into great detail about how great the sound is, since I already highlighted the excellent sound qualities that these headphones have to offer. They are not fatiguing in the least to...

Immaculate and forceful mids with deep and powerful, yet tight and punchy bass, and sweet, clear, sublime highs.

It costs money. A lot of money.

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Grado RS-2 Reference Series headphones

 

These are incredible headphones, to say the least. I'm not going to go into great detail about how great the sound is, since I already highlighted the excellent sound qualities that these headphones have to offer. They are not fatiguing in the least to...

Immaculate and forceful mids with deep and powerful, yet tight and punchy bass, and sweet, clear, sublime highs

It costs money. A lot of money

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Product Specifications

The newest edition to the Grado family, the RS2 is the little brother of the RS1. The characteristics of the RS2 remain the same as its distinguished big brother's, with the hand crafted mahogany, but there is a smaller wooden air chamber. Although a miniature version of the RS1, they still maintain an overall sound that is pure Grado, warm harmonic color, full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics and ultra smooth top end. These truly are audiophile

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Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:14 - 28000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Type:Headphones

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Manufacturer:Grado Labs
Model:2
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Grado Reference RS

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