In excellent condition! Original box, packing, and manual are not included. Cable adapter from headphone to mini is included. Price when new $1395.00 Black background image is a stock photo. NOTE: We are a Grado dealer, and we ordered new pads for this pair of headphones. The new pads will be included with the headphones.
Hybrid Wood Design in the Tradition of Fine Musical Instrument Makers: Grado Labs Products are faithful to the recorded event and gets you closer to your music. In musical instrument history, the preeminent luthiers – including Stradivarius and Guarnerius – used a combination of woods to craft violins and cellos that have become legendary as well as priceless. In fact, this tradition of using different woods is found in the crafting of many wood-bodied musical instruments made today, such as guitars and pianos.With the unique experience that John Grado has in designing and manufacturing headphones with wood, the GS2000e headphone becomes possible. The results, as you would expect, are breathtaking.
"I heartily recommend anyone looking for a top tier phone in the price range to get a listen to these with some of your favorite well-recorded music," reports ESL-1 in a head-fi.org review for June 17, 2016. "It was a very addictive sound and presentation and worked well with every type of music I tried."
"Different Types of Wood Sing with Their Own Personalities": Mahogany and maple are classic tone woods married in audio bliss. The GS2000e combines them in the same manner that luthiers have done for centuries, and for the same reason: resonance. Different types of wood sing with their own personalities. The GS2000e uses a hybrid wood enclosure. The outer enclosure is crafted from mahogany. The inner enclosure is crafted from maple. As in a fine musical instrument, these two woods combine to achieve highly musical performance.
The handcrafted mahogany- and maple-merged enclosures are a realization of the knowledge from the experience that only Grado Labs knows from working with wood. The use of maple gives the energy of the sound of music to be fully transmitted, and then the mahogany allows it to open up and reveal the true harmonic structure as well as the space that the artist intended.
Every Component Has Been Carefully Considered: The hybrid wood body isn't the only innovation distinguishing the GS2000e. Every component in the GS2000e is considered carefully, the new purpose built 50 mm drivers, the 12 conductor ultra high purity copper cable and ear cushions, all work together for an engaging musical experience. This organic approach embodies what is truly artisanal and is the essence of how we can effectively connect to the music. This powerful combination of design considerations results in a headphone of sheer musical ability and a full frequency voice that will delight the most demanding music aficionados.
Transducer Type: Dynamic
Operating Principle: Open Air
Frequency Response: 4 - 51,000 hz
SPL 1mW: 99.8 dB
Normal Impedance: 32 ohms
Driver Matched dB: .05 dB