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Grado RS2x Reference Headphones

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Audio46's Opinion

Let's start with the fact that nothing sounds quite like Grado. And once you’ve acquired a taste for it, the sound becomes hard to resist, not only because its so delightfully different from any other headphone, but it literally transports you first row, center stage. While the Grado Rx2 may not be the most versatile headphone with respect to music genre, what it does well, it does incredibly well. Any kind of live recording is presented with astounding detail and realism; the timbre feels so musical, yet entirely organic in part thanks to the maple/hemp housing. As for the rest of the sound signature, you can expect a relatively bright and lean profile, with the kind of evenhanded balance you would expect from a reference headphone. But if you’re become accustomed the hard, almost crunchy sound that you get from some of Grado's metal housing models, you might be pleasantly surprised by the easy tone that this hybrid wood housing offers. Add to that Grado's ridiculously expansive soundstage, and you're on your way to a Kundalini Awakening. The Rx2 may be a “reference” headphone, but there’s nothing clinical about it. Trust that you will be entertained.

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RS2x
A Tale of Two Timbers

A nimble yet unwavering headphone, the redesigned RS2x explores new territory for the Reference Series by marrying maple with hemp wood.

Grado RS2x tale of two timbers

Highlights

  • Hand-Assembled in Brooklyn
  • Maple / Hemp / Cocobolo Wood Housing
  • Bi-Wood Design
  • Durable 8 Conductor Cable
  • L Cushion
  • White-Stitched Leather Headband
  • De-Stressed Driver
  • Drivers Matched .05dB

Grado RS2x Overview Photograph

The Sound of Wood. Maple, Meet Hemp

A family favorite, the RS2x has been completely redesigned to bring out the full potential of its maple and hemp wood. The housing’s sleeve and ring are made from maple, while a hemp core keeps everything together. We build with wood for its warm and embracing tonal abilities, and the RS2x is an exceptional evolution to the RS2 line.

Grado RS2x Wooden Housing

What We’re Known For. Signature Sound

Discovering new pieces in songs heard hundreds of times is what we’re here for. The driver and housing working in tandem react to sound vibrations and virtually eliminate transient distortions. With harmonic colors and a world renowned mid-range, the RS2x immediately draws you in. The sound the woods produce, when combined with our special processes, are full-bodied with a rich vocality.

A New Harmony. X Series Drivers

4th gen X Drivers are here. Specifically tuned for the RS2x wood housing, this new speaker design features a more powerful magnetic circuit, a voice coil with decreased effective mass, and a reconfigured diaphragm. Reengineering these components for our 44mm drivers improve efficiency, reduces distortion, and preserves the harmonic integrity of your music.

Grado RS2x Signature Sound

A Little Extra. New Cable & Headbands

Along with the speakers, the cables and headband have been redesigned for the RS2x. Housed in a more durable exterior, the now super annealed copper 8-conductor cable reveals even more of your music with improved purity. The new black leather headband features a white-stitched accent.

With Love. Hand-Assembled in Brooklyn

Our first wooden headphones were built in the middle of the night back in 1994 by John Grado. Wood has been a staple on our workbench ever since. Each RS2x headphone is hand-assembled by our team in Brooklyn - these headphones go from workbench to workbench until they’re ready for your ears. We started building on a kitchen table in 1953, and every experience since then has led to the RS2x.

Grado RS2x Key Features

  • Transducer Type: Dynamic
  • Operating Principle: Open Air
  • Frequency Response: 14 - 28,000 hz
  • SPL 1mW: 99.8 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 38 ohms

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