HIdden in the heart of Brooklyn is a high-end Headphone and Photo Cartridge company known to audiophiles as Grado Labs. John takes a tour of the factory ...
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Grado GS1000i Spending a thousand pounds on anything is an important decision for all but those with platinum records, a rabble of PAs or a Scrooge McDuck-style money-filled swimming pool. The headphones are not an impulse buy, but they are recognised [...]
A visit to Grado's Brooklyn headphone factory Grado manufactures all of its new "e" Series headphones (and phono) cartridges in a funky looking four story building in Brooklyn, NY. There's no "Grado" logo or signage of any kind, just a graffiti covered door on the storefront. I've been there [...]
Audeze LCD-4 Personally, I'd sacrifice a touch of that bottom-end for just a tad more mid-range realism and a slightly more forward treble. I also found myself yearning for the superior transient-handling of my Grado GS1000e while playing a hi-res recording of Bach [...]
Straight outta Brooklyn: Grado GS2000e headphones Grado headphones have a sound. AKG, Audeze, Beyerdynamic, Hifiman, and Sennheiser headphones tend to be more tonally neutral and accurate. The thing I love about Grados is they're more dynamically alive and present than those other brands' headphones [...]
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Best for Listening at Home Brooklyn-based Grado Labs has built perhaps the best argument for open-backed headphones yet. The GS1000e model, handcrafted in mahogany, pairs a reengineered, less-resonant wooden air chamber with an ultra-accurate 50mm driver for a full, rich sound that ... [...]
The Pitch-Perfect Legacy of Joseph Grado Part of the recently released “e” Prestige Series, these entry-level, on-ear cans deliver better bass than previous models, and work just fine with iPhones and other standard-issue audio gear. Learn More This jumbo-sized premium model offers a bigger ... [...]
A visit to Grado's Brooklyn headphone factory Grado manufactures all of its new "e" Series headphones (and phono) cartridges in a funky looking four story building in Brooklyn, NY. There's no "Grado" logo or signage of any kind, just a graffiti covered door on the storefront. I've been there before ... [...]
Replacement Ear Cushion. on Amazon.com The original pads just ripped these dumbos apart and made them really hurt. Sitting on my ears wouldn't have been so bad if the Grado OEM pads themselves weren't made of steel wool. It just sanded the skin right off my ears.... The Ear Zonks are large ... [...]
Koss UR21 Full-size Stereophones with Adjustable Headband (Discontinued by Manufacturer) The time had finally come and my reliable great sounding and well-used Koss TD61's had reached the end of their functional life. I contacted Koss about their lifetime warranty and they told me that my headphones weren't made any longer but if I sent them ... [...]
After Grado Labs shipped to me the GS1000e headphones, but before they arrived, I realized my mistake. Big sound comes in matching size. So used to the Brooklyn-based company’s signature on-ear designs, I somehow overlooked that the pricey Statement Series audiophile cans are over-ear and overly large. It’s all about the earcups and pads. The RS1e, which I previously owned and sold, measure 17 x 8 x 19 cm (6.69 x 3.15 x 7.48 inches). The GS1000e: 23.11 x 8.89 x 23.88 cm (9.1 x 3.5 x 9.4...
The Grado Statement GS1000e has been one of our favorites ever since it was first introduced at the very first CanJam in NYC. We're sure you will find it an impressive headphone and one worth consideration for audiophile listening! The large chambers fit around your ears, not on top of them, creating a private listening booth. Air flows with the music to keep you comfortable while marveling at the clarity and range. Our select Mahogany tone-woods are hand matched for...
What are the Audeze LCD-4?Audeze (pronounced “odyssey”) is an American company that’s fast forging a name for itself with a rapidly expanding range of high-end headphones that use planar magnetic drivers. And at the very top of Audeze’s audio tree are the LCD-4.Featuring thin nano-grade driver diaphragms and unique Double Fluxor magnets, these headphones boast an unsurpassed magnetic flux density of 1.5 Tesla.But as any audiophile will tell you, numbers rarely tell the whole story when it...
Casey Johnston explores Grado Labs' manufacturing space and creates her own pair of headphones. Shot and edited by Jennifer Hahn. Buried in a packed townhouse on a quiet street in south Brooklyn is a manufacturing operation that produces some of the most renowned headphones in the business. Despite Yelp reviews for the business, Grado Labs doesn't sell directly from its location to consumers, though it does take the occasional walk-up request for repairs. For the most part, its long-time...