Grado Labs is a Brooklyn based company that hand makes headphones and cartridges. Family run since 1953, Grado has seen three generations: Joseph, John, and Jonathan Grado. The company was founded by Joseph Grado (1924-2015) in 1953 in Brooklyn and has since become famous for their remarkable headphone and phono cartridge designs. Joseph Grado is responsible for more innovations in phono cartridge design than any other person in our lifetime, inventing the stereo moving coil phono cartridge and holding more than 48 patents. Grado headphones sport excellent linearity and very low distortion, making them equally loved among mix/mastering engineers and hi-fi enthusiasts.
Leave your candy-colored cans in the toy chest and try a pair of proper headphones. Grado RS2e are hand-crafted from select Mahogany tone-woods, like a fine musical instrument. Grado's exclusive Series E curing process enhances the natural properties of the wood to produce rich, full-bodied vocals in a light-weight form factor. Put on your favourite album, close you eyes and dream as if you’ll live forever.
The RS2e is the little brother of the RS1e but is just as aesthetically pleasing, now utilizing Grado's proprietary curing process that gives a new, lighter look. The RS2e has a 44mm driver and uses the e Series 8 conductor cable design. The hand-crafted mahogany utilizes new advanced damping treatments that help control and dissipate resonances.The RS2e still maintains an overall sound that is pure Grado, with warm harmonic colors, rich full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics, and an ultra-smooth top end. These truly are an audiophiles dream.
Grado chose a powder-coated aluminum housing for these headphones because the added mass means smoother transitions from the lowest frequency range to the highest. You might also enjoy the authentic 60‘s style, which goes perfectly with skinny ties and sullen glances. The genuine top-grain leather padded head-strap is Brylcreem resistant.
The new SR325e is the Top of the Range Prestige Series Headphone. It has a new driver and cable design. The added mass from the metal housing minimizes transient distortions. With the new 8 conductor cable design you will notice superb control and stability of the upper and lower range of the frequency spectrum, with both supporting Grado's world renowned midrange. The SR325e will produce a sound that is pure Grado, with warm harmonic colors, rich full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics, and an ultra-smooth top end. This headphone is very well suited for critical mixing applications, as its ultra-low distortion and close to zero coloration provides an extremely honest reproduction of your music, whithout creating ear-fatigue.