Grado is one of the oldest family owned companies in the Audio Industry. It has, for over half a century, been the leaders in design engineering for the high-end audio and recording industries.
Grado started in Brooklyn, New York, where there is a rich heritage of music. A place where many come to enjoy great music, Grado continue to work from their head office in Brooklyn to keep alive the spirit of the family run business, and deliver great headphones where there is a range of products for everyone's needs.
Grado is famous for their remarkable headphone and phono cartridge designs and hold over 48 patents. Company founder, Joseph Grado is credited as the inventor of the stereo moving coil phono cartridge. He is responsible for more innovations in phono cartridge design than any other person in our lifetime and was inducted into the Audio Hall of Fame in 1982.
Time honoured manufacturing know how and painstaking attention to design detail allows previously unobtained levels of pitch control, harmonic accuracy and bass quality to be achieved. All Grado headphones and cartridges are handmade to Grado's full performance specifications... nothing leaves the factory unless it sounds pure Grado. The Legacy Continues...
Joseph Grado has passed on the mantle of President to his nephew John Grado. John has risen from sweeping the floors of the factory as a twelve year old, to President and Owner of Grado Laboratories. Following on from Joseph Grado's acclaimed designs, John has led the development of the Prestige, Reference and Statement Series of headphones and phono cartridges and the Professional Series of headphones. All of which have received World Wide acclaim by the Audio press.
Grado has recently teamed up with the Irish whiskey brand Bushmills to bring you a limited edition product for you to enjoy. In creating this, the actor Elijah Wood and his friend Zach Cowie helped to make these wonderful headphones, and had a big impact on how they sound and how they look. Parts of the headphones are made from the wood from real whiskey barrels to give them their own unique design. Watch how they Elijah and his friend Zach made these headphones in the video below.