Presently based in Brooklyn, New York, Grado Labs is one of the oldest audio gear company that is still operating today. Grado Labs has been known for hand building high-end dynamic open-air headphones.
Grado Labs was founded in 1953, by master watchmaker Joseph Grado. The origins of the audio gear company date back to the early 1950s, when Joseph left Tiffany & Company and Sherman Fairchild to start crafting phono cartridges at his kitchen table in Brooklyn, NY.
At present days, Grado remains a family run business and its headphones continue to maintain its iconic classic styling that can be recognized from afar. Its headphones are widely used in recording studios and have been featured in numerous movies and TV shows, including the acclaimed Empire TV series