42points

Grado RS1i

37points

Grado RS2i

Grado RS1i
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15 facts in comparison

Grado RS1i vs Grado RS2i

Grado RS1i
Grado RS2i
42
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Grado RS1i
37
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Grado RS2i

Why is Grado RS1i better than Grado RS2i?

  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
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    12Hzvs14Hz
  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
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    30000Hzvs28000Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • 199g lighter
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    255gvs454g
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
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  • Has an on-ear form
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  • 0.3m longer cable
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    2mvs1.7m
  • Has removable speakers
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Why is Grado RS2i better than Grado RS1i?

  • Has an over-the-ear form
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Price comparison

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Grado RS1i
Grado RS2i
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 RS1i
Grado RS2i
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

255g

454g

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 RS1i
Grado RS2i
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

1.7m

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
6.has a straight plug
Grado RS1i
Grado RS2i
A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

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

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 RS1i
Grado RS2i
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

40mm

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 RS2i
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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