Grado PS500

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The Grado PS500 creates an articulate and dynamic musical presentation that will put a smile on the most demanding sound professionals and music enthusiasts.

“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”… Grado Labs takes “IP” learned from the development of the State of the Art Grado PS1000 and has applied it to a form factor that is compact resulting in the PS500. 

The PS500 truly conveys the heart and soul of every musical performance you will listen to through them. This is the result of the art learned over the course of almost 60 years of designing and manufacturing products that faithfully follows music. A compact monitoring tool that will put a smile on the face of the most demanding music professionals as well of demanding audiophiles. 

"In the category of musical neutrality for the picky audiophile and the demanding recording engineer, the PS 500s are unsurpassed at this price point." 
- Robert H. Levi / Positive Feedback

"Well, the sound is magnificent. Clarity, definition and focus are outstanding, the low end is tight and right and the highs don't fatigue or make you blink with pain. At any level they speak clearly and with authority. I was pretty impressed, pretty fast."
— George Walker Petit / Sonicscoop


Grado PS500

Drew's Recommendations

Drew Recommends the Black Dragon 

V2 Headphone Cable as the best

upgrade for the Grado PS500 headphone.

Drew also recommends the Bryston

BHA-1 Headphone Amplifier, the Cary

Audio HH-1 Headphone Amplifier, or the

Vorzuge VorzAMP pure II Headphone Amplifier

for the best quality sound.

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Come one. Come all. It has been hard as hell keeping this one under tight lips, but I can finally spit it out:) I was lucky enough to visit Grado Labs this summer to take a look at the new PS 500 headphone and listen to it briefly. It is very similar to the PS-1 we loved so much. I have not had a chance to compare it to my PS-1 yet, but you are guaranteed to hear my thoughts once I do. It uses the same wooden inner cup like the PS1000/HF1/HF2. It will have the new finish that the SR325is has. Not the Chrome or Satin Silver of the PS1000 but a powder coated in grey finish. No specs as of yet but obviously it will have similiar specs to all the other Grado phones. I will take better pictures once they arrive in the shop but for now this is all I have.

Vented diaphragm

Hybrid air chamber

UHPLC copper voice coil wire

UHPLC copper connecting cord

Tranducer type - dynamic
Operating principle - open air
Frequency Response - 5-50
SPL 1mW - 98
Normal Impedance - 32ohms
Driver matched db - .05

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