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Grado RS1x Headphones Like New In Box

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Grado Rs1X Headphones Line New In Box

Grado RS1x Headphones Like New In Box

SkyFi 479

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479 South Broad Street
Glen Rock NJ 07452
United States


Lightly used current generation headphones from Grado.

In original box with 1/4" to 1/8" adapter.

Leading the way for our 4th generation X Drivers, the redesigned RS1x combines Maple, Hemp, and Cocobolo wood into a vivacious and elegant headphone.

Let’s dive into this open-back, over-ear headphone that, true to Grado fashion, stands out in the audio industry. Grado marches to its own beat, focusing on what it deems crucial rather than chasing trends. The RS1x is a testament to this philosophy—familiar yet different, evolving within Grado’s unique methods.

The RS1x embraces “less headphone, more driver” by incorporating a mix of Maple, Hemp, and Cocobolo woods, resulting in a smaller yet rigid housing. Inside, the X Series driver, enhanced magnetic circuit, and reduced mass promise improved response time. The design, with its distinctive metal gimbal and sliding pin on a thin headband, retains Grado’s characteristic simplicity.

Despite its reduction in size and mass, the RS1x maintains a solid feel, deviating from the common sleek and metallic designs. Grado’s focus on two drivers in free space delivers a listening experience unlike any other at its price point. Tonally natural, it handles voices and instruments with unshowy believability. The larger driver brings effortless heft, invigoratingly rapid response, and an impressive three-dimensionality to the sound.

The RS1x’s sensitivity makes it compatible with a range of headphone amps, though careful volume adjustment is advised. Grado’s mastery of tempo and timing ensures an engaging, emotional, and cerebral experience. The RS1x retains the essence of Grado’s unique sound while becoming more user-friendly.

Signature Sound
Pulling everything we can from the new 50mm X Driver, our signature sound is brought to new heights when combined with maple, hemp, and cocobolo. Maple takes care of most of the work, hemp smooths out top and low ends, while cocobolo adds that extra punch.

Together the sound the woods produce, when combined with our special processes, are full-bodied, dynamic, and truly defined.

- L-Cushions
- White stitched leather headband
- De-stressed driver
- Drivers matched .05db
- Maple /Hemp /Cocobolo wood housing
- Durable 8-conductor cable
- Tri-wood design
- Hand assembled in Brooklyn

X Series Drivers
The RS1x is the first headphone to be built with the larger 50mm X Drivers. Specifically tuned for the tri-wood RS1x, 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 50mm drivers improve efficiency, reduces distortion, and preserves the harmonic integrity of your music.

New Cable & Headbands
Along with the speakers, the cables and headband have been redesigned for the RS1x. 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.

Brand Background:
Founded in Brooklyn, NY, Grado Labs has been perfecting the art of sonic reproduction through headphones and cartridges since 1953. Through three generations the family has kept the tradition of putting sound first.,Founded in Brooklyn, NY, 
Grado Labs has been perfecting the art of sonic reproduction 
through headphones and cartridges since 1953. 
Through three generations the family has kept the tradition of putting sound first.

Single Owner

1/4" Jack

General Sound:
Neutral sound with little to no coloration

Cosmetic Condition:
8/10 = Very Good. Excellent front faceplate, one minor flaw on chassis side or top.. See our detailed rating description here.

Working Condition:
Working perfectly and tested in our lab.

Original Manufacturers Packing

- Transducer type: dynamic
- Operating principle: open air
- Frequency Response: 12-30,000 hz
- SPL 1mW: 99.8
- Normal Impedance: 38ohms
- Driver matched db: .05
- L cushions

Testing Process:

We start with a visual inspection of drive units to ensure they are intact, the pads are supple and compliant and the headband is operative. We then check the cable for any broken wires, stressed connecting points or jacks.

We then do a listening test to make sure all frequencies, specially the bass is free from distortion, rattles of signs of a compromised transducer. We do a full frequency sweep and check for bass response and high frequency reach.

The unit is the cleaned, cord is properly coiled and supplement any connectors or adapters that should be present.

SKU: 104801