44points

Grado PS500

40points

Grado RS1e

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Grado PS500 vs Grado RS1e

Grado PS500
Grado RS1e
Grado PS500
Grado RS1e

Why is Grado PS500 better than Grado RS1e?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has removable speakers

Why is Grado RS1e better than Grado PS500?

  • 1000Hz higher high-frequency
    30000Hzvs29000Hz
  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    12Hzvs14Hz
  • 45g lighter
    255gvs300g
  • 1.8dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    99.8dB/mWvs98dB/mW
  • 10mm bigger driver unit
    50mmvs40mm
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Grado PS500
Grado RS1e

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

2.weight

300g

255g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

3.has a straight plug
Grado PS500
Grado RS1e

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

4.has an on-ear form
Grado PS500
Grado RS1e

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.

Best

Pioneer SE-A1000

6m

6.has an open-back design
Grado PS500
Grado RS1e

The device is designed in a way that allows sound to go out through the back of the ear cups, which usually have vents or perforations. This design provides very natural and accurate sound.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

29000Hz

30000Hz

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

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

14Hz

12Hz

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

3.sound pressure level

98dB/mW

99.8dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.has a neodymium magnet
Grado PS500
Grado RS1e

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

5.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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

6.driver unit size

40mm

50mm

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

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Grado PS500
Grado RS1e

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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