Grado PS500 specs

By Edward Chester


Key Features

  • 14-29,000Hz frequency range
  • Mahogany and Aluminium alloy earpieces
  • 2m cable with 1/4in jack
  • On-ear design
  • Manufacturer: Grado
  • Review Price: £650.00
Quick Glance
Type On Ear (Supra-aural)
Frequency Range 14-29,000Hz
Remote Control No
Noise Cancelling No
Wireless No
Type On Ear (Supra-aural)
Number of Drivers 1
Frequency Range 14-29,000Hz
Wireless No
Noise Cancelling No
Microphone No
Inline Volume No
Modular Cabling No
Remote Control No


January 25, 2012, 8:22 pm

Any chance of a review of the more affordable sr325is's?


January 25, 2012, 9:42 pm

We'll certainly try and source a sample. Keep your eyes peeled.


August 13, 2012, 2:37 am

I have just bought my Grado PS500. The sound is amazing. I like the open headphone compare to closed one. The closed one would be tiring after a while. It has the complete range of sounds and frequencies. Yes, it leaks sound out but I am not bothered with that, even if i am sitting in my office, the voice would not be that load to annoy anyone nearby. The only thing bad about it is the pressure which pads would exert on ears which would make it rather not very comfortable after a while. Probably I would test the pads from PS-1000 (the bigger ones) to see the result. After all I am very satisfied with my purchase. Happy Listening :)

Posetyven Johansen

September 1, 2014, 1:40 pm

I replaced the headband with handmade Italian leather, and they became much more comfortable. The big earpads (for PS1000 and others) will change the sound (less bass, more soundstage, different treble) to the worse, not recommended for PS500.
The stock pads will become more comfortable with usage.

It seemed to me that PS500 need 100-200 hour burn-in before settling in. I think they sounded terrible out of the box. A big disappointment compared to SR325i, but after burn-in they sound truly terrific.

PS500 is easier to drive than SR325i, and has higher resolution and less treble.
The SR325is is a very nice headphone, but no match for the PS500.

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