Grado Labs Stories August 24

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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Grado Labs Stories May 25, 2016

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 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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Grado Labs Stories March 1, 2016

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:

Grado Labs Stories July 15, 2015

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.

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Grado Labs Stories June 7, 2015

expiredSave $50 on orders of $200+ at LiveSoundwave: Grado SR225e Over-Ear Headphones $150 (Reg. $200), more

LiveSoundwave is offering $50 off orders of $200 or more sitewide when coupon code headfi is applied at checkout. Free shipping is available on orders of $200+, but we’re seeing it on some orders of lesser value as well. As an authorized retailer, all products come with full manufacturer warranties on items sold by LiveSoundwave.

Our top pick of this promotion is the Grado Prestige Series SR225e Open-Air Headphones for $150 shipped after coupon code headfi is applied. This is the first discount that we have seen on these on-ear headphones, which regularly go for $200. If you’re not familiar with Grado, we’ve covered them in depth before, detailing their unique made in America story. Amazon customers love these headphones as well, with 98% of users rating them 4+/5  stars.

Grado’s SR225e headphones have an open-air design that allow the music to escape the listening chamber freely, creating a unique audio experience. It has dynamic transducer, 20 – 22,000Hz frequency response and a 32 ohms impedance. Personally, I’ve been using Grado products for years and they are my headphones of choice.

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Grado Labs Stories February 26, 2015

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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