Grado PS 500 all new in the Grado Professional Series
Sep 8, 2011 at 3:51 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 58
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Grado PS 500 Professional Series Headphone
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Come one. Come all. It has been hard as hell keeping this one under tight lips, but I can finally spit it out:) I was lucky enough to visit Grado Labs this summer to take a look at the new PS 500 headphone and listen to it briefly. It is very similar to the PS-1 we loved so much. I have not had a chance to compare it to my PS-1 yet, but you are guaranteed to hear my thoughts once I do. It uses the same wooden inner cup like the PS1000/HF1/HF2. It will have the new finish that the SR325is has. Not the Chrome or Satin Silver of the PS1000 but a powder coated in grey finish. No specs as of yet but obviously it will have similiar to all the other Grado phones. I will take better pictures once they arrive in the shop but for now this is all I have.
 
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Sep 8, 2011 at 9:21 PM Post #5 of 58

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Originally Posted by drubrew /img/forum/go_quote.gif

I have not had a chance to compare it to my PS-1 yet, but you are guaranteed to hear my thoughts once I do.
 



Eagerly awaiting your impressions Drew. IMO the PS-1 is the finest headphone Grado ever made.
 
Sep 9, 2011 at 4:02 AM Post #8 of 58

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Don't get too excited guys. It's probably an HF-2 with a different engraving.



I've always been curious about the HF-2. Unfortunately I just can't get past the HEAD-F1 engraving blemish. Hope it's at least as good as what the HF-2 is reported to be. The PS500 could be a more suitable companion to the LCD-2 for me than the HD650 if that's the case.
 
Sep 9, 2011 at 10:30 AM Post #9 of 58

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Time for a Head Fi TV review Jude.
 
Sep 9, 2011 at 1:18 PM Post #10 of 58

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I don't need another Grado do I? In order of acqisition I already have an SR225, SR1, HF2 and a pair of mid price Alessandro something or the others.
 
Sep 9, 2011 at 6:32 PM Post #14 of 58

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TONEaudio's pair has a chrome finish...
 

 
EDIT: I just got in touch with Jeff at TONEaudio, and he confirmed that the grey powder coat will be the finish on the shipping pairs. The review model (models?) feature the plated finish. Jeff said that Grado was unable to find a plating supplier to do the finish to the level they desired, so the powder coat was chosen.
 
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TONEaudio's pair has a chrome finish...
 

 
EDIT: I just got in touch with Jeff at TONEaudio, and he confirmed that the grey powder coat will be the finish on the shipping pairs. The review model (models?) feature the plated finish. Jeff said that Grado was unable to find a plating supplier to do the finish to the level they desired, so the powder coat was chosen.



Not even released and already there are different versions?  Plated PS500s could be the holy grail of Grado headphones.
 

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