Family owned and operated, Grado has been building outstanding audio products in Brooklyn for decades. The care and attention to detail that allowed the company to grow from a one-room operation is still evident in its products today, including their signature line of headphones.
Leaning on decades of audio experience, Grado took their time developing their first Bluetooth headphone. It was worth the wait. The GW100 delivers the effortless detail and power the brand is known for, using the same signature drivers. Their open-back design is a world first for Bluetooth headphones and has been built to reduce escaping sound by up to 60% compared to wired open-backs. And while the wires might be missing, Grado's timeless design language remains intact, ensuring they look great with any ensemble.
Wireless: Bluetooth 4.2 with apt-X / Battery Life: 15 hours / Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz / SPL 1mW: 99.8 dB / 3.5 cable with Remote and Mic included
Family-owned Grado Labs has been hand-making high-end audio equipment in its Brooklyn offices since 1955. That heritage made them an ideal collaboration partner, and these holy grail Grado x Uncrate UN2000e headphones are the result, and have been re-released this year in limited quantities. The company's original version — called by reviewers "very likely the best sounding headphones ever made" and "simply an audiophile work of art" — is an open-air design with internal maple parts and mahogany cups that combine with purpose-built 50 mm drivers to create a special resonance inspired by techniques long-used by musical instrument makers. To have ours sound and look our very own, we paired ebonzied oak cups — different types of wood sing with their own personalities — with the internal maple wood to produce an organic sound that's full of unrivaled detail, rich vocals, and a huge soundstage with deep lows. The bison leather headband and ebonized oak finish match our turntable perfectly.