For more than 60 years, the Grado family has been crafting headphones by hand out of a nondescript Brooklyn building.
They used to sell fruit!
The brand is a household name among musicians and audiophiles.
Buried in a packed townhouse on a quiet street in south Brooklyn is a manufacturing operation that produces some of the most renowned headphones in the business.
A review of some of Grado's entry level headphones.
Smart people know that Sunset Park is where you get the best Chinese food in Brooklyn. Really smart people know it's also where you get great headphones-some of the best in the world.
Audio companies design their sound in much the same way that synthetic food producers design their flavor. As one group weighs up macronutrients, the other tries to balance frequencies. And just as adding sugar can make unpalatable things enticing, so the addition of extra bass can act as a shortcut to mass appeal.
Grado Labs is a family run manufacturer of audio headphones, phono cartridges, amps and accessories. Proudly made in Brooklyn NY for more than 60 years.
The Grado official website.