Grado Labs unveils Hemp Headphones that get ‘better with every listen’

Well over a year after Grado Labs unveiled its “zero-compromise” wireless headphones, the company is unleashing a new offering that will easily stand out from what feels like a never-ending list of competition. Grado Labs’ Hemp Headphones find yet another way to use hemp, and perhaps unsurprisingly, this product is the first of its kind. The company describes its limited edition Hemp Headphones as producing “a brilliant, warm, and precise sound.” Continue reading to learn more. 

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Grado intros new limited edition White Headphone, available in 2019 only

This morning Grado has unveiled a new limited-edition pair of white headphones, continuing a legacy of made in America products out of its unassuming Brooklyn brownstone. Grado’s tradition of using wood as a main feature in its products rolls on here with maple at the center of today’s announcement. Of course, there’s the usual attention to detail on the brand’s first entry-point into painted cans with a leather headband and white stitching. This limited run will only be available through the end of the year, so hit the jump to find out how you can grab a pair for yourself before inventory runs dry.

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Grado’s first wireless headphones are here, and the design stays true to its roots

Update: Grado has officially announced its new GW100 Wireless Headphones. Available for purchase today at $249. After years of research and development, Grado says that its first wireless headphones make ‘zero compromises’.

In what was an inevitable move, Grado has officially taken the wraps off its first pair of wireless headphones in the company’s history. Throughout our coverage over the years, we’ve always asked when this blessed event would occur and the response always returned boiled down to, wireless wasn’t ready for Grado sound.

Born out of a town house in Brooklyn, each pair of Grado headphones is made by-hand with that iconic sound. Staying true to what brought Grado here has always been priority number one. Today’s news that its first wireless release, the GW100, is just around the corner tells us that they are finally happy with the product. More below.

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Review: Grado’s latest Statement headphones combine natural woods for an audio masterpiece [Video]

Back in May, Grado Labs introduced the GS2000e over-ear headphones, the latest creation to come out of its unassuming Brooklyn factory. These new cans sit atop the Statement Series with a fresh design that marries two woods – mahogany and maple – with a hefty $1,400 price tag. But as they say, you get what you pay for…

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Jaybird X2 Bluetooth Sport Headphones $89 shipped (Orig. $180), more

Update (5/26 8:49am): Clouds-of-delight (99.2% Positive feedback) via eBay is now offering the X2s in multiple colors for $88.99 shipped (Orig. $180)

Amazon has the Jaybird X2 Wireless Sweat-Proof Bluetooth Sport Headphones in alpha green for $98.97 shipped. That’s $80 under the original listing, the lowest Amazon has offered for this color and matching our previous mentions on the X2s with multiple color options. We have seen the midnight black pair dip down to $88 or so.

They feature wireless Bluetooth connection with your mobile devices, 8 hours of music playback and calls, over/under ear fit options, lifetime sweat-proof warranty, foam ear tips, carrying case, charging cable, cord management clips and more. Rated 3.7/5 stars from over 2,100 amazon customers. You can get even more details in our hands on review

Be sure to check out Grado Labs latest Brooklyn-made set of headphones and more deals in today’s Smartphone Accessories roundup.

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Grado Labs latest Brooklyn-made set of headphones blend mahogany & maple woods

Grado Labs out of Brooklyn, NY recently introduced a new pair of flagship wooden headphones, the GS2000e. True to form, these fresh high-end cans marry a classic design with iconic craftsmanship. This pair bumps the previously released GS1000e at the top of the company’s Statement Series. Head below for more and a gallery of images.

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Brooklyn’s own Grado Labs introduces its first Made for iPhone earbuds w/ Siri control

High-end Brooklyn-based headphone manufacturer Grado has announced its newest set of in-ears. Unlike the GR8/10e that were released last year, this is the first pair of earbuds from Grado to feature a built-in microphone and remote control for iOS devices. The iGe’s are Made for iPhone with dedicated buttons for playback and Siri.

This new release steps outside of Grado’s heritage of vintage-inspired headphones for a modern take focused on commuters. We spoke with Jonathan Grado, VP of Marketing, on the thought process behind this new release:

Jabra MOVE wireless on-ear headphones in black $70 shipped (Reg. $100), more

Amazon is once again offering the Jabra MOVE Wireless Bluetooth headphones in black for $69.79 shipped. That’s $30 under the average $100 selling price, $10 under the next best price, matching our previous low and the best price we can find. The MOVEs have a stainless steel headband and are made from dirt resistant materials.…

Grado’s new Heritage Series headphones are made from native Brooklyn trees

There are a few companies that we’ve come across that really standout in our search for the best gear for our readers. One of those is Brooklyn-based headphone manufacturer Grado Labs. We’ve shared their story before, highlighting the attention to detail that goes into every pair of headphones in their handcrafted line of products.

Today Grado has announced a new a line of headphones that pay special attention to the family’s heritage from Brooklyn.

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Small States Review: Grado’s GR10e in-ear headphones hit every note, $299 giveaway

Update (3/28 12:15pm): @IAmTimBaker is our winner, thank you to everyone that entered our Grado giveaway!

Since Grado first announced its newest generation of in-ear headphones, we’ve spent sometime putting the GR10e’s through the paces. Starting at $299 for the GR8e’s and $399 for the 10e’s, these in-ear headphones come at a premium price in comparison to other options on the market. But the magic of the Brooklyn manufacturer is clearly evident in this latest iteration of in-ears.

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Brooklyn-based Grado Labs updates its line of in-ears with “improved bass and frequency response”

After a complete re-vamp of its line of over-ear headphones, Grado Labs has announced that its popular in-ears have received the same treatment. The GR8e and GR10e are follow-ups to its previous generation cans designed for on-the-go listening. For this Brooklyn-based headphones manufacturer, this is just another step in its legendary story.

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Headphones: AKG K44 on-ears $15 shipped (Reg. $35+), more

Guitar Center is offering the AKG K 44 Headphones for just $15 shipped. That’s $65 under the original price tag, $20 better than Amazon and the best price we can find on these cans. They feature a closed-back circumaural design with a self adjusting headband, patented variation speakers, leatherette/velvet ear pads, and a 18Hz to 20.000Hz…

Sonos adds Deezer high-resolution audio streaming to its wireless speakers in America

Sonos has announced today that it is bringing previously European-only streaming service Deezer to the United States, wrapped in a new service dubbed Deezer Elite. Deezer is known for its high resolution streaming of over 35 million songs, utilizing a format of music known as FLAC. The deal between Sonos and Deezer is beneficial to both companies, as it fills the high quality streaming void left left by Mog when it was purchased by Beats earlier this year. It also gives Deezer a solid name to tag onto in America. But ultimately, why is this a big deal?

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Small States: Inside the world of Grado headphones, giveaway worth $495 dollars

Update (8/30): Thanks for all of the entries into our first Small States giveaway, @omar_cruz is our winner and he has been contacted.

Small States is a new series on 9to5Toys that features small companies that design and manufacture within the United States. 

The first time you pick up a pair of Grado headphones, you know that something is different. The first time you speak to John Grado, you know why. Hearing this man tell the story of the headphones, the handshake agreements with men he’s worked with for 50 years and the passion for what they do, it is easy to fall in love with their product. The simple packaging, the smooth wood of mahogany and the clean look all bring you in before you ever plug in a pair of Grado headphones.


It all starts with John. He bought the company from his uncle in the 80’s, and designs each headphone on the top floor of the factory in the listening room. Carrying on the Grado tradition of “good ears”, he sits listening to three carefully selected songs, his self-described reference points: Red Garter by Duke Ellington, Night in Tunisia by Ella Fitzgerald and Before You Accuse Me by Eric Clapton. By utilizing the same equipment since he began his craft 25 years ago, John Grado knows what he’s listening for and sometimes it just takes him a while to find it.

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