what's with the conspiracy theory? looking at the grado site now which has also had a makeover and it states "The RS1e places a 50mm dynamic transducer and an 8 conductor cable design in an open-air configuration". grado's not going to make a glaring error like that about its revamped line up.
Why are you calling this a conspiracy theory? Just looks at the pictures of the new product and consider what you see.
There's pictures of someone who has an RS1i with the new red magnet (and, according to Grado, that's the new driver in the e series) and it's clearly 40mm.
So, out of curiosity, I'd now want to see what the 50mm driver looks like because changing driver size would be one of the biggest changes Grado has ever made in their entire history of making headphones and I'd think we'd all be pretty interested to see what a Grado with that large a driver would look like...
10mm is a big difference, easy to see. Right now, we have some text saying it's 50 mm but all pictures of the new product indicate it's still 40. Isn't that just a little bit interesting and something to bring up in a thread about these new products?