For the past 8 days, we've been featuring products from our Holiday Gift Giving Guide for 2011. As we head toward the finish line, we bring you headphones from Grado, one of the oldest family-owned companies in the Audio Industry, has for over half a century been the leaders in design engineering for the high-end audio and recording industries. All Grado headphones and cartridges are hand-made to Grado's full performance specifications...nothing leaves the factory unless it sounds pure Grado.
The following review of the SR80s says it all:
"It figures that these Brooklyn-made phones would kick some serious butt. These babies have a pretty big sound; a powerful, tight bottom end, very articulate midrange, and a good top end. They have an airy, open quality-less in your head then most phones near their price." ~Steve Guttenburg "The Audiophiliac"
"Just as oak barrels enhance the flavor of wine, these mahogany drums refine the sound of music. Theearpieces on Grado's RS2 headphones are handcrafted from specially cured wood and have a large open-air chamber. The result is a complex bouquet of decreased distortion, accentuated bass response, warmharmonic tones and a supersmooth top end. Sweet!" ~Seth Feman, Wired Magazine
And it's not just the specialty consumer electronics audiophile people who are excited by these headphones, they're featured on:
They've also been spotted on John Mayer,
and Alicia Keys wears them in this music video:
So what are you waiting for?