Designed specifically for the portable electronics market, it was Grado's goal to design a street style headphone that will sonically outperform anything currently available in the low-end portable market. The "iGrado" is functionally stylish, lightweight and comfortable. By incorporating the same drivers used in the highly regarded SR60i headphones, this is the high end choice in the low end market. The "iGrado" features a behind the neck headband that is comfortable and stylish. Get the highly praised Grado "sound" at a price point that is within reach of all.
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Have you ever wondered just how much you could spend on a turntable? Let’s take a look at the five most expensive turntables on the planet and find out what sets them apart from the rest.
Goldmund’s Reference II - $300,000
With an astonishingly large price tag of $300,000, Goldmund’s Reference II is the ultimate in exclusive music reproduction equipment. The 20 kg platter is machined to an astounding precision of 0.01 millimeters, which is just one example of the attention to detail that goes into the creation of this equipment. The workings of this high-quality turntable are carefully shielded from electrical and mechanical noise, giving arguably the best sound quality of any turntable on the planet.
Aleks Bakman’s Onedof - $200,000
The Onedof turntable is truly one of a kind. Designed by engineer Aleks Bakman, who has won awards for his work with NASA, Onedof turntable eliminates friction and all other sources of disturbance and thus provides world's smoothest listening experience.
The best and most ambitious ideas often come late at night, between friends and fuelled by a glass of amber nectar. Imagine how the conversation went down between Elijah Wood, his DJ partner Zach Cowie and the Bushmills Irish Whiskey team, following their DJ set at Bushmills Live festival. The question posed, born out of a shared love of music and handcraftsmanship, was of how to create the perfect sound? Their response - a limited edition line of bespoke headphones created from the barrels used to age Bushmills Irish Whiskey.
This symphonic synergy of high fidelity audio, hand-made from authentically-aged whiskey barrel wood by Brooklyn-based Grado Labs, was inspired by generations of craftsmanship and a dedication to producing supreme sound. United by their love of music, the two friends worked together to design the headphones to fit their specific aesthetic vision. They chose to work with Grado Labs, a family-owned company that ranks as the leader in design engineering for high-end audio and recording. Owned by the same family, working out of the same Brooklyn factory for more than 50 years, Grado makes every set of headphones by hand, delivering an award-winning level of quality and authenticity that meshed perfectly with Wood and Cowie’s vision.
I painted The Happy Teapot in 1992 using a traditional oil-glaze technique because I wanted color saturation that seemed to be lacking in most photorealism at the time. Oil glazes allow light to pass through transparent layers of pure color, and be perceived on the rebound as transmitted light. Opaque paint, on the other hand, absorbs most of the light rays and reflects back just a small amount. That's why a painted blue wall can never look as vibrant as blue stained-glass.
Color glazes are made with pure color pigments mixed with oil, and pigments are never mixed together. Whereas in modern opaque painting one might create a custom green by mixing blue and yellow paints together, this is never done in traditional glazing. Pigments, often made from metals like lead and cadmium, interact with each other on a molecular level, sometimes with unexpected results. Naples Yellow, for example, can never be touched with a metal palette knife because it will tarnish or develop a black cast over time. Mixing this pigment with lead white or cobalt blue could cause the same problem.
Are Grado GS-1000 "The best sounding headphones ever made"? Maybe, according to PC Magazine reviewer Tim Gideon. At nearly $1,000 these are not even the priciest cans in the Grado lineup (that honor goes to the PS-1000 at $1,700).
These hand-crafted, polished mahogany beauties are proudly made in Brooklyn, NY. Founded by the inventor of the stereo moving coil phono cartridge, Joseph Grado, Grado Labs is one of the most respected companies in the audio industry.