Inside the small shop that makes fantastic headphones the old school way

For such a quaint shop that hasn’t advertised their headphones since 1964, Grado Headphones is a total powerhouse. Hypebeast took a tour to find out the story behind Grado and it’s fascinating to see how these old school makers of headphones compete with the excessive beaten industry of today.

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It’s also great to find out the story of how they test their headphones, with Eric Clapton, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald.

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Fulgurites
Fulgurites

Meh... Sorry. I have been in professional audio for over 20 years. I tried several Grado models. I was just never impressed with Grado cans. (Although I respect the craftsmanship...) Like most professional audio technicians...

I have always trusted my Sony MDR-V6’s. My current favorite is the Etymotic ER4P ear buds for “ruthless truth”. You can spend more... But I doubt you will find anything more truthful than a pair of Etymotic ER4’s plugged into your head.