Grado Reference Series RS2x Dynamic Headphones


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Reference Series RS2x Dynamic On-Ear Headphones, by Grado Labs.

A family favourite, the RS2x has been completely redesigned to bring out the full potential of its maple and hemp wood build. Both sleeve and ring of the housing are made from maple, while a hemp core keeps everything together. Grado build with wood for its warm and embracing tonal abilities, and the RS2x is an exceptional evolution to their RS2 line.

Discovering new pieces in songs heard hundreds of times is what all of us are here for. The driver and housing working in tandem react to sound vibrations and virtually eliminate transient distortions. With harmonic colours and a world renowned mid-range, the RS2x immediately draws you in. The sound the woods produce, when combined with the special Grado manufacturing processes, are full-bodied with a rich vocality.

4th generation X-Drivers are here. Specifically tuned for the RS2x wood housing, this new speaker design features a more powerful magnetic circuit, a voice coil with decreased effective mass, and a reconfigured diaphragm. Reengineering these components for the 44 mm drivers improve efficiency, reduces distortion, and preserves the harmonic integrity of your music.

Along with the speakers, the cables and headband have been redesigned for the RS2x. Housed in a more durable exterior, the now super annealed copper 8-conductor cable reveals even more of your music with improved purity. The new black leather headband features a white-stitched accent.

The first Grado wooden headphones were built in the middle of the night back in 1994 by John Grado, and wood has been a staple on his workbench ever since. Each RS2x headphone is hand-built by the team in Brooklyn - these headphones go from workbench to workbench until they’re ready for your ears. The company started building on a kitchen table in 1953, and every experience since then has led to the RS2x.


  • Hand-Built in Brooklyn.
  • Maple / Hemp Wood Housing.
  • 8 Conductor Cable.
  • L Cushion.
  • Drivers Matched .05 dB.
  • De-Stressed Driver.
  • White-Stitched Leather Headband.


  • Transducer Type: Dynamic
  • Operating Principle: Open Air / Open Back
  • Frequency Response: 14 - 28,000 Hz
  • SPL 1 mW: 99.8 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 38 ohms
  • Driver Matched dB: .05 dB


  • Headphones
  • Warranty
  • Grado story-sheet
  • 6.5 mm Golden Adapter

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Headphone Features

Dynamic Driver Size:
44 mm
Transducer Type:
Dynamic Driver
Ear Cup:
Open Back
Black / Wood
Headphone Type:
  • Dynamic Driver Headphones
  • HiFi Headphones
  • iPhone and iPod Headphones
  • On Ear Headphones
Frequency Range:
14 - 28,000


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