We at PeachBudz often refer to the sweet spot of a particular manufacturers’ product line. The PS500 is one such product from Grado. It is the high value part of Grado Labs professional series of headphones.
Grado Labs takes “IP” learned from the development of the State of the Art PS1000 and has applied it to a form factor that is compact resulting in the PS500. The PS500 creates an articulate and dynamic musical presentation that will put a smile on the most demanding sound professionals and music enthusiasts.
Each set of PS500 headphones is hand-crafted by Grado Labs in Brooklyn, New York. Its outer earcup housings are made of metal alloy, then fitted with an inner sleeve of specially cured mahogany wood. This combination of proprietary materials creates an air chamber that resists unwanted vibration, to ensure your sound remains unaffected by coloration and distortion. Like all Grado headphones, the PS500 uses a vented “open-air” earcup design with large, non-resonant air chambers for powerful, extended bass response and more open, spacious sound. The headphone’s wide frequency range ensures you’ll hear all of your music. Another nice touch is the genuine leather headband, which you can adjust for a custom fit.