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Auction Ends: Oct 5, 2017 08:00 PM EDT


A Pair of Grado RS1e Mahogany Headphones

Item Number
Estimated Value
$695 USD
$450 USD to drfootjoy
Number of Bids
8  -  Bid History

Item Description

A pair of Grado Labs RS1e Mahogany Headphones. The Grado family makes exquisite headphones by hand in their Brooklyn facility.  Our headphones have already been called "The finest electricity-to-sound transducer in the world".

Ever wondered what hardcore audiophiles are hearing, and that you might be missing? The Grado RS1e is the point of no return so be warned, cross this threshold and you?ll never enjoy mass-market headphones again. Once you?ve experienced this elegant audio masterpiece you?ll grasp the reference.

... They excel at giving your music real definition, and they have one of the silkiest presentations at the high end that I?ve heard in a set of on-ear headphones. I found they did real justice to almost any music I fed them, and they?re beautifully balanced at medium to full listening levels. Another win for Grado. 
- Crutchfield, Woody Sherman

The new RS1e from Grado uses a different species of handcrafted mahogany from our previous models. The earpieces utilize an intricate curing process that optimizes the tonal quality while giving them a new look. The RS1e places a 50mm dynamic transducer and an 8 conductor cable design in an open-air configuration. The result is a smooth, controlled, and coherent sound with detailed dynamics. Frequency response ranges from 12-30 kHz and the drivers are matched to 0.05dB. Weighing 9oz, the headphones are an example of the wonders of Mother Nature with a gorgeous light mahogany look. The RS1e is a masterpiece in the Grado collection.

"The only headphones you'll ever need."
- Playboy


  • Model Name: RS1e
  • Audio Specs: 
    Transducer Type: Dynamic 
    Operating Principle: Open Air 
    Frequency Response: 12 - 30,000 hz 
    SPL 1mW: 99.8 dB 
    Nominal Impedance: 32 ohms 
    Driver Matched dB: .05 dB

Item Special Note

Winning bidder will assume the cost of shipping or picking up in NYC.