Users' questions

How good are Grado headphones?

How good are Grado headphones?

The good The Grado SR80e headphones offer impressive sound for the modest $100 price and are comfortable to wear, especially for an on-ear model. The bottom line While the open-back design isn’t good for noisy environments, the Grado SR80e headphones sound exceptionally good for $100 and are also comfortable to wear.

Are Grado headphones on-ear or over-ear?

They’re a wireless version of the company’s popular ATH-M50x over-ear headphones. By design, you get more noise isolation here since the GW100 is an on-ear model, but there’s still no active noise cancellation (ANC). The ATH-M50xBT does sound amazing though, and it offers up to 40 hours of battery life for $199.

Are Grado Made in USA?

Grado Labs Most of the products that carry the Grado name are made in Brooklyn, NY by a small and friendly staff. The only earphone products of theirs that aren’t made in the United States are the iGrado product and all in-ear products.

Is there a modifiable version of Grado headphones?

Grado Labs is known for hand-making each of their headphones and it is where I began my love of high fidelity headphones. Their headphones sound as good as they look with their retro-cool build. However, unknown to some, Grado is actually highly modifiable because of its DIY modular nature.

Are there replacement styli for Grado phono cartridges?

For headphones we offer replacement cushions, extension cables and plug adaptors. For phono cartridges we sell replacement styli for the Prestige Series. Where it all begins. Featuring our new 4th generation drivers, the Prestige Series is the best way to experience the storied Grado sound for the first time.

What kind of sound does a Grado have?

Grados are known for having a ‘house sound’ of warm harmonics, rich vocals, excellent dynamics, and lively highs. Although many models share the drivers and or cup construction, there are noticeable performance improvements as you move up the line.

What can I use instead of Grado ear pads?

There are a few companies making alternatives for Grado ear pads from generic foam options from eBay or Amazon, to the well-respected foam options from Todd The Vinyl Junkie or the luxurious merino wool or leather options from Beautiful Audio.