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Grado Labs announces iGrado headphones

imageHigh-end headphone maker Grado Labs has announced its new iGrado headphones. The $49 headphones are targeted at iPod users, feature a behind-the-head design and use the same drivers found in the company’s Grado SR60 headphones. The iGrado headphones will be available in September. “Grado, one of the oldest family owned companies in the Audio Industry, has for almost half a century been the leaders in design engineering for the high-end audio and recording industries. Grado is famous for their remarkable headphone and phono cartridge designs and hold over 48 patents.”


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Even Grado. Well, the power of the iPod market can’t be easily ignored.

Wonder if this set will be comfortable enough to wear for extended use. That’s always been the biggest beef I’ve had with Grado cans, no matter how good they sound.

Posted by flatline response on July 21, 2006 at 2:19 PM (CDT)


Are there any larger pics? The don’t look comfy (super aural clams around your head..?bleh) and what are those little extensions out the end? Grado should hire a decent industrial designer. I’ll stick with my sr60’s which are classic.

Posted by dvessel on July 21, 2006 at 2:35 PM (CDT)


Ha.  I just bought a pair of SR60s, too!  Not that I feel bad—one of the main pluses of the Grados for me has always been that they’re made in America (and in Brooklyn, no less).  At that price these are probably made overseas, similar to the discontinued and highly iffy SR-40s.

They’re still going to be very, very good cans.  Grado makes phones that sound like no other—very detailed, very dynamic, very sensitive.  I think they’re better than the Sennheiser line, price for price, though many would disagree with me.  And they’re WAY better than Bose or Sony.

Just about the only problem here is that Grado phones are loud and open air.  Don’t wear these on the train unless you want everybody else to listen right along with you—and at work, you better have your own office.

Posted by Matthew Mark Miller on July 21, 2006 at 2:37 PM (CDT)


all grados are gonna lose their cool “it” factor

along with their retro image

Posted by feh1325 on July 21, 2006 at 3:28 PM (CDT)


For a bigger version of the same photo, check here:

Posted by Jim on July 21, 2006 at 4:28 PM (CDT)


SR60s look infinitely cooler.

Posted by poop on July 22, 2006 at 4:13 AM (CDT)


Who cares if they lose their cool “it factor, as long as they keep the sound? Personally I’m not really a fan of Grados for real portable use as the design lets too much background noise in but do love my SR-60’s for awesome sound on the cheap. But they usually stay at home in favour of some cheap Sony in-ears.

Posted by Shawn on July 22, 2006 at 3:00 PM (CDT)


i agree with Shawn. i love my SR-60’s but have a hard time wearing them on the move. while i these cans may help with the smaller form factor a bit, i don’t think they will help with the external noise and braodcasting what you’re listening to to everyone with in a 20 foot radius. i don’t think grado should try to get into the portable can/phone market. they are very good at the high end low end money cans and should stay there.

Posted by Jeremy on July 22, 2006 at 7:43 PM (CDT)


Etymotics for outside use, Grados for in. Agreed?

Posted by Poop on July 23, 2006 at 5:40 AM (CDT)


Shures outside and Grados inside for me.  Grados in my opinion cannot ever be worn outside, too much sound leak.  It would be like having a mini boombox lol.

Posted by JO on May 28, 2009 at 3:15 PM (CDT)

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