Grado Headphones Wayne NJ
Pompton Plains, NJ
Acoustical Design, Audio / Video, Designing for Individuals with Special Needs, Environmental Controls, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Motorized Window Treatments / Home Theater Curtains, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Controls, Multi-Room Video, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access, Wire and Cable / Power Management, Energy Management / LEED, Home Health, Preventative Maintenance, iPhone / iPad integration
JBL Synthesis, Kaleidescape, ARS Acoustic system, Denon, Niles, Sonance, JVC, Samsung, Dwin, Triad, McIntosh,James loudspeakers, Adcom , Wisdom Audio, and much more.
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Ryan Herd, CEDIA Certified Professional EST III (Advanced EST), CEDIA Certified Professional Designer, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II
West Caldwell, NJ
Acoustical Design, Audio / Video, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Controls
Polk, Boston Acoustics, Bose, Yamaha, Denon, Sonance, Infinity, JBL, Velodyne, Da-lite, Sony, Panasonic, Monster Cable, Stewart, Optoma, Samsung, etc
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Marco Aguirre, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Oscar Bernal, CEDIA Certified Professional Installer I
Midland Park, NJ
Home Audio, Design & Installation, Appointment Only
Pompton Plains, NJ
Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio, Telephone Systems
Sim2 USA, Digital Projection, InFocus, Denon, Integra, Audio Control, Triad, SpeakerCraft, Elan, Audio Request, Lutron, Crestron, Panasonic, Kaleidescape, Boston Acoustics, Middle Atlantic, Niles, Cisco, Linksys, Samsung and Sharp
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Jack Nowak, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Mark Pavlovich, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II
Little Falls, NJ
North Caldwell, NJ
Audio / Video, Audio / Video, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio
Triad,Liberty,Salamander,Infocus,Marantz,Niles Fujitsu, Crestron,Kaleidescape, Antex, Bay Audio, Reques, Acoustic Innovations, Artison, Audioquest, NuVision, Vidikron.
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Jonathan Phillips, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II
Upper Montclair, NJ
POSITIVE FEEDBACK ONLINE - ISSUE 3
as reviewed by Carlo Flores and John Brazier
Audio is an expensive hobby, so its nice when the money invested yields a product with an attractive exterior. The Grado RS (Reference Series) 2 headphones are absolutely gorgeous. After opening the box and seeing their rounded mahogany chambers and soft leather headband, I sought out the closest mirror. I wear headphones in public, and these made me look like a cross between a mod kid and a 40s-era radio operator. They make women look like Princess Leia. A big thumbs up on aesthetics.
Grados arent for everyone when it comes to comfort. The RS-2s have foam pads that are hard for the first week or two of use, but they do soften and conform to the ears. They fit comfortably, but pressure on the ears, even after shaping the headband, annoys after an houra good excuse for a coffee refill or smoke break. A few minutes are enough of a break for the next album. The over-the-ear design of the pads leaves much to be desired, but placement of the drivers is critical to the sound, and is a tradeoff Im willing to make.
Grados house sound is all over these headphonesfat and bloomy, with something groovy in the bass lines. Grados Signature line of headphones corresponds to the sound of their Prestige cartridges, with the RS-2s echoing the Grado Platinum. Having a woodsy coloration isnt necessarily negative. While these headphones are advertised as one of the best without amplification (only stepping aside for the megabuck RS-1s, according to Grado), their performance rises significantly with some milli-watts behind them. Separation increases, and theres more slam with any of my amps when compared to my Sony portable or the AH! Njoe Tjoebs headphone jack. However, none of the amps I had on hand complemented the RS-2s coloration and character, either leading to a bloated bass response or, when driven by tubes, an excessively thick midrange. The closest to success was a CHA-47 amp built by a moderator ( email@example.com ) of the internets leading headphone message board ( www.head-fi.org ) and designed by Chu Moy and others at Headwize ( www.headwize.com ), though I always had the feeling that the headphones were holding something back. A follow-up with the RA-1 amp designed for the Grado Reference Series may be in order. I switched between the Arcam Alpha 9 and my vinyl rig for sources when indoors and the Sony dej-220 portable when on the go.
Give the RS-2s a sweet, simple Fender guitar (a la Jonathan Richmans solo works) or a bass line from Sly and The Family Stone, and they sound refreshingly organic and rich, with believable decay and roundness. Push Wes Montgomery through them, and they convey a sense of nuance that leads to jaw-dropping involvement at times. These headphones, when they found the tune, force...