Grado RS1 adds up to a resounding no-brainer recommendation. Some refer
to it as foot tapping, or pace and rhythm, I prefer the term kinetic
energy. Whichever term resonates with you, be aware that the RS1 brings
all of the above to the musical table."
- By Dick Olsher / EnjoyTheMusic.com
RS1 has been able to utilize the natural resonance of wood to produce �
in our humble opinion � the finest headphones in the world. In fact,
the word "masterpiece" was bandied about frequently in the edit
- Kenny Booras / Industry magazine
is at its best with instrumental, vocal and small-scale groups,
particularly if you like your music up front and personal. The Grados
are clearly a music lover�s component, trading a little accuracy and
detail for warmth, presence and tonal color � a trade most tube lovers
would make any day. Try them on for comfort and sound, you�ll not be
- Phil Gold / Inner Ear Magazine
in the heady group of contenders the Grado RS1�s luscious sound scores
an immediate �wow� response. But over the months living with the three
headphones, I gravitate to the RS1 more than the others. I love these
- Steve Guttenberg / Robb Report
what many audiophiles consider the most accurate sound quality
available in headphones. The low end is warm, the high frequencies are
crisp and clear, and there is never any distortion. This is, quite
simply, the way music is supposed to sound!"
- DETAILS magazine
The chassis on these audiophile classics are handcrafted from cured
mahogany, making them both light and dynamic. Amazing sonic detail,
marvel at the clarity of your Steely Dan records. And thanks to a fully
open design, you can have a conversation without reaching for the
- Paul Boutlin, Wired Magazine
|From their honey-hued mahogany earpieces to the ultra-pure, oxygen-free copper voice coils, the RS1 headphones
ooze old-world craftsmanship. These headphones offer a sound that's
warm, smooth and dynamic, revealing otherwise-hidden detail.
- James Willcox, Mercedes Benz Magazine
|The RS1's are the only product ever nominated by STEREOPHILE for their "PRODUCT OF THE YEAR" distinction, two years in a row!
say that the RS1 is a Masterpiece."
Ken Kessler, HI-FI NEWS - RECORD REVIEW
Class "A" on STEREOPHILE'S recommended components
rare that any audio product can come along and simply bowl me over.
In this case, I yeild."
-Jack English, STEREOPHILE
would urge any serious headphone listener to audition this Grado
RS1." -John Borwick, Gramophone
of the years awesome high-end audio achievements"
-Ken Kessler, Robb Report
RS1 offers something so stunning that price becomes irrelevant"
-Gavin Isaacs, Audio Video
you value headphone listening enough to consider buying a reference
dynamic, then you should audition the RS1's."
-Wes Philips, STEREOPHILE Vol.19, No.7
can honestly say that there is no better sounding headphone than the
-Corey Greenberg, Home Theater Vol.3, No.5
very impressed with it" said Wes Phillips, an editor at Stereophile
magazine who is evaluating the headset for next month's issue. "John
introduces things that monster companies can't produce."
Excerpt / New York Times / 8/18/96 / Mark Cohen
always had bit of a headphone fettish at What Hi-Fi? We're often talking
about how they can create your own private universe, plug directly
into your favorite piece of music. Now we've heard the Grado RS1s,
and our fettish has become an epic, full blown love affair. Ooooh..."|