Since 1953 Grado Labs has hand built headphones & cartridges in Brooklyn, NY. Through three generations the family has kept the tradition of putting sound first.
Ranging from entry level to one of our highest rated, this classic series is the best way to experience the Grado sound for the first time. This line has deep ties to the Grado family, including the first Grado headphone ever and the first metal pair, and embodies the six decades of Grado Labs audio experience.VIEW HEADPHONES
The welcoming sound of these mahogany headphones is what started our love for building with wood. These smaller body wooden pairs are hand-built with drivers specifically tuned for mahogany.VIEW HEADPHONES
Full-bodied, robust, and built from mahogany, these pairs are meant to envelope you in whatever your heart desires. There are only two headphones in this class, including the one Details Magazine called "One of the six great indulgences of the world”.VIEW HEADPHONES
Listen with surgical precision through this metal and wood hybrid lineup. Including our flagship headphone, this family is hand-crafted from mahogany tone-wood, clad with powder-coated or chrome plated aluminium. Substantial, influential, and unequalled sound and fury.VIEW HEADPHONES
Grado Labs presents the first and only open-back Bluetooth headphone. Audiophiles rejoice, we made no compromises to bring you the genuine Grado sound in a wireless headphone.VIEW HEADPHONES
The Grado in-ear headphone range offers brilliant designs, and wonderful sound quality in one very small package. The in-ear range from Grado are the ideal headphones for phones, iPods, and any other portable device. Each product within this range only weighs 9g, meaning that they are very portable, and can be used anywhere that you like. Grado Labs has invested countless hours of design engineering and listening tests to bring to you a fantastic and affordable headphone.VIEW HEADPHONES
Our family of woods in the Heritage Series is growing with the Norwegian Pine used in the new GH4.
As the third headphone in the Heritage Series, the GH3 is built from Norwegian Pine wood.
Grado x A24: Mid90s
In honor of Jonah Hill's directorial debut.
This collaboration gave us a chance to use metal in limited edition as well as a colored engraving for the first time.
Harley-Davidson and Motorcyclist magazine reached out to see if we could use their motorcycle in our building process. The HDxGrado is now the first headphone built from a motorcycle.
Black Label II
The black-washed II was an extremely limited Grado with a large housing built out of oak and a specially tweaked driver for their wood.
Black Label I
The black-washed I was an extremely limited Grado built out of oak with a specially tweaked driver for their wood.
Our friends at Uncrate came to us with an idea for specially designed black-washed headphones with a unique leather.
A new local development finished here in Brooklyn, and as a completion present The Wheeler asked us to build limited pairs out of the same wood from the building.
General Mills brought the French-Canadien yogurt company to the States and asked if we could build a limited edition out of the same barrels they use.
For a new line of EJ Brandy, we built a limited run using their brandy barrels.
1888 Double Barrel Reserva
1888 rum is made by using both American and Spanish oak barrels, so we did the same. The 1888xGrado is the first headphone built from both woods.
Grado x A24: Moonlight
Music is an intricate part of nearly all of A24's films, including their Oscar nominated Moonlight. Grado was tasked with building a one-off pair for its director, Barry Jenkins, and composer, Nicholas Britell.
As the second headphone in the Heritage Series, the GH2 is built from cocobolo wood.
Russell's Reserve Whiskey Barrel
With a family history similar to Grado, the Russell's Reserve asked if Grado could build limited pairs of headphones out of their whiskey barrels. Their wood was good enough to use and we went ahead with the limited batch.
Microsoft visited Grado with two goals: to listen to music and talk about a Made for Surface limited edition pair. From this idea came a very limited quantity of Grado headphones that were given by Microsoft to a select number of producers and composers around the world.
All of the GH1 headphones are made from a single Maple tree, and marks the beginning of our Grado Heritage Series. The tree is from our hometown of Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
WHY Hunger is a non-profit that focuses on "building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment." In May of 2015, Grado built them a one-off WHY Hunger Grado headphone for a charity auction.
In 2015, for Billy Joel's birthday, he received a one-off Piano Man Grado Headphone.
John Mayer has been using Grado headphones to help record his albums for awhile now. As a thank you for his support, this custom limited edition was built for him which Matthew Grado (the Grado family's youngest son) was able to give to John in person.
Fairfax Recordings Series
In 2014, owner of Fairfax Recordings in Sound City, Kevin Augunas, visited Grado for the first time. It turned out he loved using Grado at his studio, which included the recordings of The Lumineers, among other artists. We worked together and built them a Fairfax Recording Series Grado Headphone.
Built for the anniversary of the Thai distributor.
Bushmills Whiskey Barrel
In late 2012, Grado was approached by Bushmills to make a headphone out of their whiskey barrels. It's a challenge the Brooklyn company couldn't say no to. Of course, it wouldn't have been made if the White Oak's sonic properties weren't good enough. After prototyping, it was found it was doable. This project was also brought together with the help of Elijah Wood and Zach Cowie, Bushmills' spokespersons and huge audiophiles. The Whiskey Barrel headphones sold out in one day.
Dolce & Gabbana
Designer John Varvatos had mentioned a few times in magazines that he loves Grado headphones. As a thank you, the family made him a single pair of John Varvatos Grado headphones.
The second limited edition built for the Head-Fi community.
More info coming soon
The first limited edition Grado built for the Head-Fi community.
For Grado's 50th anniversary, the Brooklyn family released a limited pair of gold SR325.
In conjunction with Freesystems, Grado built the headphone that would be used with their wireless technology. This Grado ended up not being officially released, though there are a few being circulated.
The signature Grado sound in a smaller package.