This is a pair of Grado GS2000e driver units, brand new and original product of Grado Labs, with 50mm diameter diaphragm. 2 options available for DIYers: Drivers only and drivers with original Grado GS2000e cover installed.
Worries about how to reproduce original Grado GS2000e sound character? See the DIY suggestions for simple and ensured fine tuning instructions! Or select the Fine Tune option to let our professionals do it for you, totally free!
The GS2000e headphones have a sound that is pure Grado: rich full-bodied vocals, excellent dynamics and an ultra smooth top end. The presentation is very detailed, the bass is deep and the music is very tight and non-fatiguing. All with a soundstage that is huge, allowing for unbelievable separation and layering of the music which is simply stunning.
We recommend using them for DIY with our GS2000e headphone kit, as replacement for GS2000e drivers, or upgrade Grado mid/low-end headphones with 50mm drivers for premium sound quality.
Know about Grado Labs GS2000e
See below for the frequency response of original GS3000e. See more detailed measurements at High-end headphones GRADO GS2000e Flash Review
And here is the comparison between GS2000e and GS3000e. Note GS2000e is a little bit (+5dB) bassy than GS3000e.
DIY suggestions (Sound fine tune)
Headphone drivers need to be fine tuned based on the acoustic structure of the headphone shells, etc. Normally it requires special expertise and professional instruments.
Grado headphone shell is fully open and makes the tuning very easy and straightforward. Following 2 step you will get 100% GS2000e sound reproduced! (As it’s the same way as GS3000e driver fine tune, we use GS3000e drivers as exmples)
Step 1, locate the 2 holes (in red circles) at the back side of the driver. they are covered by the black gauze.
Step 2, remove the black gauze on the 2 holes and you get below. You can use the tip of your soldering icon to burn it open, but be very careful not to hurt the diaphragm down below! If you want more bass, you can open up the 3rd hole between the 2 holes.
We highly recommend using this driver with our GS2000e and GS3000e DIY kits to 100% reproduce the sound. See the product pages for DIY tutorials.
Note: the dynamic drivers have been paired to ensure sound and quality fully balanced between right and left channels. Therefore we don’t offer single unit.
Soldering: overheated (>250 degree C) soldering iron or overtime soldering (>2s) may permanently damage the driver. Please managed down both in your DIY.
- Installation: the driver has Sintered NdFeB Magnetic inside with extremely strong attraction power. Damage may caused by attracting anything hitting the fragile diaphragm.
- Others: applying high-voltage, storing in high temperature/humidity environment… all may cause unrecoverable damage.