Mahogany and Maple, 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.
We're not comparing ourselves to Stradivarius but one of our customers did. He said it in French so we'll paraphrase…
…The Grado statement headphones are to the audiophile what Stradivarius is to the violin. The sensations of listening put you with tears in the eyes so much the beauty, the delicacy, the loyalty of sounds overtake the imagination. The sound stage is wide and of an incredible scale, the slightest details are faithfully transcribed without being analytical, the dynamics so impressive without ever assaulting the ear. This headphone is simply an audiophile work of art... I look forward to the opportunity of a stay in New York to meet the GRADO family
The hand-crafted mahogany and maple merged enclosures are a realization of the knowledge from the experience that only Grado Labs knows from working with wood. This technique is used by the finest musical instrument manufacturers from the past and the present. The use of Maple gives the energy of the sound of music to be fully transmitted, then the Mahogany allows it to open up and reveal the true harmonic structure as well as the space that the artist intended
In addition 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.
Grado headphones have a sound. I'm never more aware of that as when I listen to Grados at recording sessions. I could go into the studio and hear the band play -- then hear them in the control room with a set of Grados and feel their energy. Grado headphones reach me in ways that other headphones rarely do.
Steve Guttenberg, CNET
Live and coherent sound...light weight for it´s size… Combining different wood materials – maple and mahogany – makes the look and feel of the 270grams headphones more lighter. Also the use a good quality leather makes the finish impeccable