40points

Grado GS1000e

43points

Grado PS500

Grado GS1000e
Comparison winner
Grado PS500
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14 facts in comparison

Grado GS1000e vs Grado PS500

Grado GS1000e
Grado PS500
40
points
Grado GS1000e
43
points
Grado PS500

Why is Grado GS1000e better than Grado PS500?

  • 6000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    35000Hzvs29000Hz
  • 6Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    8Hzvs14Hz
  • 1.8dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    99.8dB/mWvs98dB/mW
  • Has an over-the-ear form
    ?
  • 10mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    50mmvs40mm

Why is Grado PS500 better than Grado GS1000e?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
    ?
  • 12g lighter
    300gvs312g
  • Has an on-ear form
    ?
  • Has removable speakers
    ?

Price comparison

Design

1.has stereo speakers
?

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Grado GS1000e
Grado PS500
2.has an over-the-ear form
?

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

Grado GS1000e
Grado PS500
3.weight
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

312g

300g

4.has an on-ear form
?

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.

Grado GS1000e
Grado PS500
5.cable length
?

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Best

Pioneer SE-A1000

6m

2m

2m

6.has a straight plug
?

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

Grado GS1000e
Grado PS500

Sound quality

1.highest frequency
?

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1

120000Hz

35000Hz

29000Hz

2.lowest frequency
?

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

8Hz

14Hz

3.sound pressure level
?

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

99.8dB/mW

98dB/mW

4.impedance
?

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

32 Ohms

32 Ohms

5.driver unit size
?

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Monoprice Monolith M1060

106mm

50mm

40mm

6.has a neodymium magnet
?

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Grado GS1000e
Grado PS500

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