Grado uses the term “trickle-down” to describe their new professional series headphone, the Grado PS500. Using “old” but excellent technology used in develpment of their $1700  Grado PS1000, the Grado PS500 offers “two-thirds of the performance” for a third of the price of the latter. While we have not tested the PS500, we have heard the PS1000 on multiple occasions. As usual, when you hit the four digit pricepoint for headphones, you better have the hardware to drive them. The Grado PS500 on the otherhand, still comes in at more than $500. Surely it will also need some power to be driven.

Looks-wise, they’re up there with the best.

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