How would one describe the incomparable Grado sound? It's not easy to verbally describe a sonic experience, but this would be my take:

· Free, unrestrained, spacious sound, aided by the open back. The music never seems to be locked inside the head.

· Crisp, agile and clean; no muddiness anywhere.

· You will hear everything: the soft sound of friction between bow and string; the female vocalist inhaling; the finger sliding across the guitar string. If it's on the recording, you're going to hear it.

· Sparkling, bright, exceptionally controlled treble.

· Full, resonant and unfalteringly detailed midrange.

· Solid, ample bass, but never overpowering. One will hear and feel the bass, but this headphone isn't for bass heads. Rock fans who prefer window-rattling bass may want to look elsewhere.

· This headphone is ideal for classical, symphonic, jazz, country and similar genres.

And the truly amazing feature of Grados? From the lowest price to the highest, the basic sound characteristics are uniform throughout the lineup. It is a sound that never will be confused with another headphone.

This is the RS1e, occupying the top rung of the Reference line. Reference series drivers are encased in mahogany wood that adds amazing warmth and detail to the Grado mystique. This version is an upgrade to the original RS1 and features red drivers. Although Grado offers a few headphones that carry a heavier price tag, many audiophiles consider the venerable RS1 to be the best of the entire Grado lineup.

This RS1e has been barely used, and is absolutely like new. It is hand-made in the US (Brooklyn) by three generations of Grado family craftsmen. You can easily pay much more for a top-shelf headphone, but you won't find a more refined, musical sound than this. If you have never heard or owned a Grado, you have deprived yourself. Fix that problem with this bargain offer.

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