Excerpt: 2 Flares 2 Flares × Many of our readers might not have heard of Grado, however in audiophile circles they are known as one of the best headphone manufacturers on the planet. They have been in the Audio industry for over 50 years now and are one of the leaders in design engineering for the high end audio and recording industries.
Summary: As is the way of things, truly expensive, high-end kit is often a bit, well, weird. These Grados are odd, too, but don’t be put off – they’re worth it. The GS1000is certainly aren’t ugly: the mahogany earpiece design has a homely beauty about it, while the very large foam earcups are designed to create a ‘listening room’ for your ears (as well as helpfully catering for the larger-lugged among us).