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Grado RS2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of Grado RS2. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Views about the reliability and durability are on the whole positive. The portability and sound are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical opinions about the design and comfort.

price, sound, portability, durability, reliability

comfort, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Grado RS2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 27 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Grado RS2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Grado RS2 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. People really like the bass quality and treble quality. The size and soundstage also get good feedback. Many are negative about the usability and price.

sound, soundstage, size, treble quality, bass quality

comfort, price, 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 )

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Martens (avguide.com)

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...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Richard Black (techradar.com)

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

A little treble boost seems to do no lasting harm and the rest of the frequency range is neutral and believable. Detail is very good and the overall impression is of lively, energetic and involving music-making

Sep, 2008
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Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

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

Consumer review by: bilavideo (shopping.com)

A Headphone Ferrari In Disguise

 

The RS2 is billed as the "baby brother" of the classic Grado RS1. At $495, it's a pricey set of cans but its saving grace is the fact that it's more than a "baby brother." It's almost a twin. If you just have to have an RS1, accept no substitutes. But...

RS1's for $200 less - cans with solid bass, warmth and amazing clarity

Too expensive for Grado newbies. At $69, the SR60s are a better introduction

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: droopy1592 (headphonereviews.org)

Grado RS2 Headphone Reviews

 

While I have tried most of the Grado range, in some way or another I found many of the higher end models too fatiguing after hours of listening for one reason or another.

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: droopy1592 (headphonereviews.org)

Grado RS2 Headphone

 

While I have tried most of the Grado range, in some way or another I found many of the higher end models too fatiguing after hours of listening for one reason or another. The best thing about the RS2s are the relaxed highs (relative to the RS-1s and...

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: blumenco (headphonereviews.org)

Grado RS2 Headphone Reviews

 

I have owned these headphones for a year now, and enjoy them occationally, though much more at first. I have found out since that the sound really isn;t for me, however, I am not going to bash them. These are GREAT headphones. pretty good value for the...

Jan, 2005

Consumer review by: blumenco (headphonereviews.org)

Grado RS2 Headphone

 

I have owned these headphones for a year now, and enjoy them occationally, though much more at first. I have found out since that the sound really isn;t for me, however, I am not going to bash them. These are GREAT headphones. pretty good value for the...

Jan, 2005

Consumer review by: acs236 (headphonereviews.org)

Grado RS2 Headphone Reviews

 

These are very fun headphones. Nice bass and highs, a smooth midrange. However, they lack the detail of other headphones in its price range. This makes them great for rock. The bass is tight, the presentation is forward -- these will get your toes...

Jan, 2005

Consumer review by: acs236 (headphonereviews.org)

Grado RS2 Headphone

 

These are very fun headphones. Nice bass and highs, a smooth midrange. However, they lack the detail of other headphones in its price range. This makes them great for rock. The bass is tight, the presentation is forward -- these will get your toes...

Jan, 2005
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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

Audio Input

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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

Header

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

Remote Control

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