SRP £1,200.00 GBP
Flagship of the handcrafted, carved mahogany series of headphones, the GS1000i 'Statement' is capable of delivering truly stunning sonic performances.
This superb headphone features; handcrafted, over-sized, mahogany earpieces made using an intricate curing process, which enables Grado to optimise the tonal quality. The GS1000i also uses new upgraded dynamic transducers and the new 8 conductor cable design.
The headphoneâ??s cushion design actually creates a "room" for the ears to sit, creating a larger soundstage and greater spatial experience for the listener. It was most important to design the correct balance between the driver and the wooden housing, to ensure the resulting sound was precisely what Grado wanted
This has clearly been accomplished. By creating this "room" for the ears to sit, positioning of the cushions with regards to the ears (i.e., forward or back) is somewhat critical in finding the absolute sweet spot.
With this cushion design, we believe the GS1000i to be one of the most comfortable headphones on the market today.
Listen and enjoy!
Wooden air chamber
UHPLC copper voice coil wire
UHPLC copper connecting cord
Tranducer type: dynamic
Operating principle: open air
Frequency Response: 8-35k
SPL 1mW: 98
Normal Impedance: 32ohms
Driver matched db: .05
"The GS1000s were superb and did a fantastic job of putting a three dimensional space inside my head, almost fooling me that I was listening to a pair of speakers."
- Jeff Dorgay / Tone magazine
"The first thing that struck me about the GS 1000 was the comfort level. The GS1000 is one of the most comfortable headphones I have ever tried."
- Ryan Clarin / sixmoons.com
"This may well be the finest electricity-to-sound transducer in the world. If you don't want to be haunted by the suspicion that your interest in audio is terminally superficial, you absolutely must hear a pair of these."
- Fortune magazine
"The Grado's bring excitement and an engaging musical quality to the table. I urge you to audition the GS1000 and to appreciate the new qualities which John Grado has brought to the table. The new GS 1000's are a statement option which now belong on the top of the short list up there on the top."
- Ryan Clarin / sixmoons.com
"The latest offering from Grado Labs represents decades of educated trial and error experimentation, the slow and painful development of mastery, and I feel the GS-1000s are a masterpiece... Good enough for Accessory Of The Year? Undoubtedly."
- Max Dudious/Positive Feedback
"It's not often a product I review elicits in me an emotional response... The Grado is like no other headphone I have ever tried? I've hook them up to quite ordinary hi-fi, to iPods and even my laptop and still been bowled over by the sheer beauty, clarity and spaciness... They have improved my life to such an extent that I have bought a pair for my own selfish use... A sound investment."
- Jonathan Margolis/ Financial Times/UK
"Editors Choice Award* THE GOLD STANDARD: Very likely the best sounding headphones ever made - and they're priced accordingly."
- Tim Gideon / PC Magazine
"The GS1000 exceeds all limits of advances in headphone design... The GS1000 sounds breathtakingly open and transparent. Compared to most other top class headphones, the Grado draws a superior spatial reproduction and makes it easy to feel like being in a concert hall. "
- Martin Freund / HomeElectronic magazine (Switzerland)
"Right off the bat, you enter a universe of subtlety and emotion: the bandwidth toward the bottom as well as toward the top seems unlimited. The best, however, is the fact that the GS1000 does it without "bragging" or exaggeration."
- Henri-Pierre Penel / Prestige Audio Video (France)
"The Grado GS1000 is a luxury headphone built for comfort and long listening sessions?sinking into a favorite chair and enjoying a visit with a beloved symphony, headphones don't sound or feel much better than this. The GS1000s are utterly habit-forming, so audition at your own risk. "
- Neil Gader / the absolute sound
"Pardon me while I gush over the way GS-1000 clarifies live recordings. The sound seemed to surround me, with a rare ability to resolve depth, just as you would in a concert hall. Ditto for the way this headphone reveals rhythmic underpinnings in rock and jazz CDs. Grados have always been exciting, classical music now sounds more refined. Bass is deep, yet more controlled and precise than ever before. "
"The sonic result is of the highest quality, the spectral balance is an amazing achievement. This headphone is a tool that will highlight the shortcomings of many famous loudspeakers. Have a listen, compare, you shall not be disappointed."
- Audiophiliac - CNET News / Steve Guttenberg
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