GRADO: A visit to Grado’s Brooklyn headphone factory

The Audiophiliac visits Grado's Brooklyn factory to document the fabrication and assembly of the most affordable "e" Series headphone, the SR60e.

Steve Guttenberg:Grado manufactures all of its new "e" Series headphones (and phono) cartridges in a funky looking four story building in Brooklyn, NY. There's no "Grado" logo or signage of any kind, just a graffiti covered door on the storefront. I've been there before, but most first time visitors probably think they wrote down the wrong address. I rang the bell, and was greeted by a smiling John Grado, and after we said our hellos he introduced his son Jonathan, who just recently joined the company. Grado is a family-owned business, founded by John's uncle, Joe Grado, in 1953; it started making headphones in 1989.

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