About the brand

Grado Labs is a Brooklyn based company that hand makes headphones and cartridges. Family run since 1953, Grado has seen three generations: Joseph, John, and Jonathan Grado. Quietly they are making, as they have been for generations the world’s finest headphones.

Over the past 61 years, Grado has become famous for their remarkable headphone and phono cartridge designs.Joseph Grado is responsible for more innovations in phono cartridge design than any other person in our lifetime,inventing the stereo moving coil phono cartridge and holding more than 48 patents.

In the late 1980s Joseph began the development of what was to become the first true high-end dynamic headphone. The introduction of the Joseph Grado Signature Series of headphones was a major event in the evolution of headphone design. Joseph’s painstaking design process, combined with nearly a half century of experience manufacturing precision audio devices, astonished even the most critical reviewers. Joseph extended headphone performance to levels previously attained by only the very best full-range speaker systems in areas of dynamics, harmonic accuracy and bass quality. In the process, he once again created a new category -true audiophile quality headphones. Now retired, Joseph was inducted into the Audio Hall Of Fame in 1982.

Detailed information on individual models and technical data are best found directly with the manufacturer. We invite you to connect with them here. We urge you to request specific demonstration or discussion with CDF directly for all of your questions.


  • Headphones
  • In ear:
  • GR10
  • GR8
  • IGI
  • E Series:
  • SR 60e
  • SR 80e
  • SR 125e
  • SR 225e
  • SR 325e
  • Ref:
  • RS 1
  • RS 2
  • Pro:
  • PS 500e
  • PS 1000e
  • Statement:
  • GS 1000
  • Headphone Amp:
  • RA 1
  • Cartridges
  • Prestige:
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Red
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Black
  • 78
  • Mono
  • Ref:
  • Ref 1
  • Master 1
  • Sonata 1
  • Platinum 1
  • Statement:
  • Statement 1

Passion and motivation

I'd like to take moment to thank you for the warm welcome and time we spent together in your store earlier this week. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and understanding more about your business. I'm thrilled with your passion and motivation towards the high end of the audio world and…

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Hospitality and generosity

I wanted to take a second to thank you and everyone at the shop for your hospitality and generosity yesterday during the digital demonstration. The spread you laid out went above and beyond what was necessary or expected. The champagne and orange juice took it one step beyond. A nice way to…

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Repeat customer

Dear Graeme, I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful experience at CDFaudio. You definately have a repeat customer here! I went back home to listen to the same piece I heard on the Shindo setup and I get it! What I previously thought was warm and inviting was…

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Exceptional Customer Service

Hi Graeme , I wanted to thank you for the exceptional quality customer service as well as the hospitality of your store. I find that whether you buy a 20$ adapter, a pair of headphones for 400$ or a set of speakers for 20000$ every customer are treated equally and…

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Overall Great Service

I want to thank all of you for your courteous, caring and overall great service. Have been listening to the new amps and they sound wonderful. They seem to be working perfectly. I am also quite impressed with the Luxman Dac. I'm looking forward to getting all my cd's downloaded to…

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