33points

Grado GS1000e

36points

Grado PS500

Grado GS1000e
Grado PS500
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14 facts in comparison

Grado GS1000e vs Grado PS500

Grado GS1000e
Grado PS500

Why is Grado GS1000e better than Grado PS500?

  • 6Hz lower low-frequency
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    8Hzvs14Hz
  • 6000Hz higher high-frequency
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    35000Hzvs29000Hz
  • 1.8dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    99.8dB/mWvs98dB/mW
  • Has an over-the-ear form
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  • 10mm bigger driver unit
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    50mmvs40mm

Why is Grado PS500 better than Grado GS1000e?

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

Grado GS1000e

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$1,299.95

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Grado GS1000e
Grado PS500
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has an over-the-ear form
Grado GS1000e
Grado PS500
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.
3.weight

312g

300g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.has an on-ear form
Grado GS1000e
Grado PS500
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.
5.cable length

2m

2m

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
6.has a straight plug
Grado GS1000e
Grado PS500
A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

8Hz

14Hz

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

35000Hz

29000Hz

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

99.8dB/mW

98dB/mW

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

32 Ohms

32 Ohms

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.
5.has a neodymium magnet
Grado GS1000e
Grado PS500
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
6.driver unit size

50mm

40mm

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

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