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Grado Direct Price: $1,795.00

SKU: 4E-GS3000E

XLR Connector


Terminate cable with XLR

[Add $170.00]XLR male and female connectors are inserted inline a few inches above the phono plug, so you can use it either way.

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Description Technical Specs

The GS3000e is the finest wooden headphone Grado Labs has ever built. Using Cocobolo wood for the first time in a large-body housing, this headphone has some of the richest sound ever produced.

  • Padded leather head-strap
    Cocobolo wood housing

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review »

  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
The Texture of Reality July 16, 2019
Reviewer: Daniel Sapen from Huntington Station, NY United States  
OK, a little pretentious and derivative, that phrase. But it captures it. I've had all the flagship Grado, and have the PS2000e for A-B comparison. PS2000e are for intends and purposes flawless. But the case has been aptly made that they are more analytical, precision tools than pleasure-listening devices (though there is no lack of musical pleasure in the dusky-chrome beauties). Simply, since I've had the GS3000e, past the honeymoon period, I listen to them at a 5-1 ratio over the PS2000e. There is an addictive textural, responsive, accurate-but-organic grip the cocobolo babies offer which takes the appeal of the top-tier Grado phones to a new level. I've lost a lot of sleep staying up to hear "just one more", old and new music. Micro and macro dynamics, impact, nuance, timbre, swell, and groove. They're addictive.

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Warm & Friendly July 9, 2019
Reviewer: Eric from Manassas, VA United States  
Look & Feel.
The cocobolo wood is nothing short of gorgeous. In the photographs, these look as if they would be very heavy. However, in reality they are light as a feather and very comfortable for long listening sessions.

It has been said that Grado Headphones have a "sound." I have not found that Grado Headphones are treble-heavy as much as they let you hear the treble and midrange just as much as the bass. The GS3000e have this quality as well. You will hear with perfect clarity the highs, the mids, and the lows. It's all there. At any volume. In contrast to the PS500s, which have an almost cold, surgical precision to their sound, these are much warmer and friendlier, for lack of better terms, and yet have all the definition of the PS500s. Also in contrast to the PS500s, the soundstage is enormous. Imaging is precise.

It is way too easy to sit down with these, get lost in the music, and have several hours go by without noticing the time.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
For the tone junkie July 6, 2019
Reviewer: William Melillo from Danbury, CT United States  
As the title states, I am a tone junkie. If the tone is not right, I just can't get lost in the music.
These cans  do tone better than any other can I have heard, including my Stax rig. The Stax set-up sits idle while I go to these ( driven by SET amps ). Enough said.
Highly recommended.

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Divine Equilibrium January 1, 2019
Reviewer: A.M from Milan - Italy  
I got a pair of GS3000e since I wanted to push the limits far beyond the first experience with my GH2. I couldn’t make a better decision.

These headphones are magic. Immediately on my head  they delivered a superb sense of equilibrium.

The character of the GH2 was definitely there but the stage is larger, the mids and highs are velvety and never aggressive, even after hours of continuous listening. This is the major innovation as far as I am concerned.

And what about bass ?

These are neutral headphones, with very present bass. Round and defined bass sound as it comes out of a 16 or 24 bit track. No alteration,  just pure as some of us do like it.

After about 30 hours of active listening, I definitely recommend the GS3000e to jazz listeners ...and whoever wishes to dedicate time to critical listening, willing to understand what the artist wanted to express up or down to every imperceptible detail. A superb trip to high end musical pleasure.

Bravo Grado !

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