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Grado RS2 review

These wooden backed cans are a joy to listen to Tested at £550

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

These wooden backed cans are a joy to listen to


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    Emotive mid-range, amazing detail, fluid bass, clear treble - everything really, excellent construction and quality


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    idiosyncratic styling might put some off

With their open backed wood earpieces and long rubber cord, these Grados are lookers, although comfort might be an issue for some.

They offer a rich, detailed sound that's punchier than the Grado SR325is. The mid-range is emotive, while the clear treble and fluid bass contribute to the honest picture they produce. A joy to listen to.

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