44points

Grado PS500

45points

Grado RS1i

Grado PS500
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Grado PS500 vs Grado RS1i

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Why is Grado PS500 better than Grado RS1i?

    Why is Grado RS1i better than Grado PS500?

    • 1000Hz higher high-frequency
      30000Hzvs29000Hz
    • 2Hz lower low-frequency
      12Hzvs14Hz
    • 45g lighter
      255gvs300g
    • Has a 3.5mm male connector

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    Design

    1.has stereo speakers
    Grado PS500
    Grado RS1i

    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 RS1i

    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 RS1i

    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 RS1i

    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.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

    2.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

    3.sound pressure level

    98dB/mW

    98dB/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.driver unit size

    40mm

    40mm

    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

    5.has a neodymium magnet
    Grado PS500
    Grado RS1i

    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.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

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    Connectivity

    1.has a 3.5mm male connector
    Grado PS500
    Grado RS1i

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

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