In 1953, Joseph Grado founded Grado Labs in the south Brooklyn neighborhood of Sunset Park. Joseph became an ambitious entrepreneur and innovator in the field of audio, developing the first stereo moving coil phono cartridge and obtaining more than 48 patents for his inventions. Grado now offers both a full range of phono cartridges and headphones. Grado headphones are renowned for their ability to reproduce an open, natural soundstage which is an effect of their vented diaphragm design that incorporates a large air chamber. All Grado headphones and cartridges are hand-assembled in Brooklyn, New York.
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Entry­-level, wooden, metal, wireless. Grado Labs assembles exquisite headphones with each generation representing a significant step forward in sonic reproduction.

They’ve been called: "The finest electricity­ to­ sound transducer in the world."

Prestige Series

Where it all begins. Featuring new 4th generation drivers, the Prestige Series is the best way to experience the storied Grado sound for the first time. Including both our first-ever headphone and metal pair, these classics embody seven decades of Grado Labs audio.

Reference Series

Grado's love for wood started in 1994 with their first mahogany headphone. The unique soundscape of wood, when paired with new X Drivers, brings the signature Grado sound to new heights.

Limited Edition

The first of its kind, hemp finds yet another purpose in The Hemp Headphone. A brilliant, warm, and precise sound rolled into a Limited Edition Grado.

Wireless Headphones

Precision takes patience, and no compromises were made to bring the genuine Grado sound to wireless headphones.



Grado phono cartridges are also handmade in Brooklyn, New York, and are highly regarded for their superior sound quality. They are compatible with a wide range of turntables and are a popular choice among vinyl enthusiasts.

Prestige Series

The easiest way to enter the analog world. These entry-level cartridges punch above their weight class.

Timbre Series

Formerly the Statement and Reference Series, the new Timbre Series combines every next generation mid-range wooden phono cartridge into a striking and powerful family. Producing a warm, impactful, and accurate sound, this lineup delivers a signal with more control and accuracy than they ever have before.

Lineage Series

Combining newly developed techniques with decade-old disciplines, Grado's flagship cartridges have gold, sapphire, diamond, and wood working in harmony. It's like listening to your favorite song for the first time.