The Grado GS1000e is the incredible flagship headphone in the Statement series.
The GS1000e was shown for the very first time at the International Head-Fi Convention in New York City. The response was phenomenal. The Grado Statement GS1000e has been on the drawing board for sometime, and is their finest effort to date. Some have commented that listening to the GS1000e is a bit like having an ultra-high end audiophile listening room that you can carry around with you!
This new headphone incorporates a redesigned driver, a new and larger wooden housing and much larger foam cushions that are extremely comfortable.
Grado's new cushion design actually creates a "room" for the ears to sit, creating a larger soundstage and greater spatial experience for the listener. It was most important to design the correct balance between the driver and our new wooden driver housing to give us the resulting sound that we desired. This has been accomplished. By creating this "room" for the ears to sit, positioning of the cushions with regards to the ears (i.e., forward or back) is somewhat critical in finding the absolute sweet spot.
With this new cushion design, we now believe the GS1000e to be one, if not the most comfortable headphone on the market today.
The new designed driver delivers a top to bottom sound that is extremely balanced. The mass distribution within the new larger wooden housing has also been improved. The way the new driver and wooden housing work together to move air and react to sound vibrations are less affected by transient distortions. The new GS1000e will provide improved control over the upper and lower frequency spectrums while better supporting Grado's world-renowned midrange.
The GS1000e retains a sound that is pure Grado, rich full-bodied vocals, excellent dynamics and an ultra smooth top end. The presentation is very detailed, the bass is deep and the music is very tight and non-fatiguing. All with a soundstage that is huge allowing for unbelievable separation and layering of the music which is simply stunning.