Grado Stories August 12, 2016

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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Grado Stories May 25, 2016

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 Stories July 23, 2015

expiredHeadphones: Sennheiser Urbanite on-ears for $75 or XL over-ears for $130 shipped (Orig. up to $250), more

Focus Camera has a couple notable Sennheiser deals today. You can grab the Sennheiser Urbanite On-Ear Headphones for iOS in Nation (blue and red) for $74.95 shipped. That’s $125 under the original listing, $45 better than Amazon, and the best price we have posted.

You’ll also find the Urbanite XL over-ear models in the same color for $129.95 shipped. That’s $120 under the original listing, $50 under Amazon and the best price we have ever featured.

Both models feature stainless steel hinges, aluminum sliders, a detachable cable with remote/mic for iOS devices, foldable design and a 2 year international warranty from Sennheiser. Both the XL and on-ears sit with 4+ star ratings from 50+ Amazon customers.

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Grado Stories July 20, 2015

expiredHeadphones: Skullcandy Navigator on-ears w/ mic & remote in black $20 Prime shipped (Reg. up to $60), more

Amazon has the Skullcandy Navigator on-ear headphones with mic in black for $19.99 with free shipping for Prime members (free trial) or on orders of $35 or more. That’s $80 below the original listing, between $10 and $40 below the average selling price and the best we can find. They are rated 4.2/5 stars from over 160 Amazon customers.


  • Control your iOS device with the 3 button mic
  • Creates extremely smooth sound with powerful bass
  • Soft leather touch ear pillows
  • Ergonomic design specifically to fit the shape of your head and ears
  • Detachable cable and includes travel bag

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Grado Stories July 17, 2015

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. They connect to all Bluetooth friendly devices for audio streaming/calls and deliver about 8 hours of talk/music time on a single charge (12 hours on standby). This set has a 4.1/5 star rating from over 170 Amazon customers.

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Grado 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 Stories March 21, 2015

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. expand full story

Grado Stories December 18, 2014

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 frequency response range. They have received a 4.3/5 star rating from over 60 Amazon customers.

Next up, Newegg is offering the MEElectronics Air-Fi Venture Bluetooth Wireless Headphones with Headset Functionality (AF52) for $59.99, but using code EMCWHWB62 will drop the total down to $37.99 shipped. That’s $81 under the original price, nearly $22 better than Amazon and the best price we’ve seen by $2. Often times Amazon matches Newegg’s deal on the AF52s, so keep an eye on its listing (we will update the post accordingly).

These wireless cans provide over 18 hours of battery life on a single charge, built-in call/playback controls and have a 4.2/5 star rating from over 200 Amazon customers. We also have some discounted JBL and AKG sets from Harman right now as well, Sennheiser HD 439 Over-Ear Headphones in black for $40 shipped (orig. $100), and be sure to enter to give yourself a chance to win a brand new pair of Grado Prestige Series SR80e Open-Ear Headphones ($99 value).

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Professional hi-fi stereo headphones designed for critical listening.

The AKG K 44 Stereo Headphones are a cost efficient solution for use in many various applications, including project studios and home recording. These semi-closed back, circumaural headphones are a true all-round performer with solid bass and clean highs at a value price. The AKG self-adjusting headband, leatherette ear pads and gimbal suspension ensure great comfort, for long-listening sessions. For professional and semi-professional users the K 44 is equipped with a 3.5/6.3 mm stereo adapter to suit any headphone amp. The K 44 headphones are extremely well made, and designed for ambitious and rugged use.

AKG K 44 Headphones Features:

Semi-closed back, circumaural design Self-adjusting headband for optimum fit Patented Varimotion speakers Leatherette ear pads and velvet ear pads

AKG K 44 Headphones Specifications:

Audio bandwidth: 18Hz to 20.000Hz Efficiency: 115 dB SPL/V Max. input power: 200 mW Rated impedance: 32 ohms Weight without cable: 190 g (6.7 oz) Cable: 2.5 m (8 ft.) Finish: Grey Stereo adapter 3.5/6.3 mm, (1/8″ to 1/4″)

Grado Stories September 10, 2014

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? expand full story

Grado Stories August 23, 2014

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. expand full story

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