42points

Grado RS1i

37points

Grado RS2e

Grado RS1i
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14 facts in comparison

Grado RS1i vs Grado RS2e

Grado RS1i
Grado RS2e
42
points
Grado RS1i
37
points
Grado RS2e

Why is Grado RS1i better than Grado RS2e?

  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    12Hzvs14Hz
  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    30000Hzvs28000Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • Has removable speakers
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Why is Grado RS2e better than Grado RS1i?

  • 1.8dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    99.8dB/mWvs98dB/mW
  • 4mm bigger driver unit
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    44mmvs40mm
  • 28g lighter
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    227gvs255g

Price comparison

Grado RS1i

Buy used:

$549.95

ProductStorePrice
Grado RS1i AmazonGRADO RS2e Reference Series Wired Open-B...GRADO RS2e Reference Series Wired Open-Back Stereo Headphones
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$495.00
Grado RS1i AmazonGrado Reference Series RS1e Headphones
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$695.00
Grado RS1i AmazonGRADO SR80e Prestige Series Wired Open B...GRADO SR80e Prestige Series Wired Open Back Stereo Headphones
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$99.00

Grado RS2e

Buy used:

$381.33

ProductStorePrice
Grado RS2e AmazonGRADO RS2e Reference Series Wired Open-B...GRADO RS2e Reference Series Wired Open-Back Stereo Headphones
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$495.00
Grado RS2e AmazonGRADO SR80e Prestige Series Wired Open B...GRADO SR80e Prestige Series Wired Open Back Stereo Headphones
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$99.00
Grado RS2e AmazonGRADO GS1000e Statement Series Wired Ope...GRADO GS1000e Statement Series Wired Open-Back Stereo Headphones
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$995.00
Grado RS2e AmazonGrado Hemp Headphones - Limited Edition ...Grado Hemp Headphones - Limited Edition Open Back Wired Stereo Headphones
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$420.00
Grado RS2e AmazonGRADO GW100 Wireless Bluetooth Headphone...GRADO GW100 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones - Open Back and On Ear
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$249.00
Grado RS2e AmazonGRADO iGe3 Wired In Ear Headphone (earbu...GRADO iGe3 Wired In Ear Headphone (earbuds) Smart Device Controller w/Microphone
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$99.00

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Grado RS1i
Grado RS2e
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

255g

227g

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.
3.has an on-ear form
Grado RS1i
Grado RS2e
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.
4.cable length

2m

2m

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
5.has a straight plug
Grado RS1i
Grado RS2e
A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
6.has an open-back design
Grado RS1i
Grado RS2e
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.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

12Hz

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

30000Hz

28000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
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.
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 RS1i
Grado RS2e
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

40mm

44mm

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

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Grado RS1i
Grado RS2e
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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