With our over-ear, deep earpads, Grado becomes one of the most comfortable headphones on the market.
Our earpads are open, meaning that the user can change the inner padding to their desired level of softness.
Every pair of earpads will be delivered with two sets of foam inners:
- very soft, memory foam (closed-cell)
- harder foam (open-cell)
Our headband wraps around the original Grado headband and it closes securely at both ends with magnets..
Our products are fully made in New Zealand from leather and merino, the most luxurious and skin friendly natural materials.
Leather is known to last a very long time with very minimal care.
Merino is the finest available non-scratchy wool and one of the most hard wearing natural fibers. It is exceptionally breathable, temperature regulating, hypoallergenic and soft. It is used for baby blankets, underwear, outdoor garments, even shoes.
Please read more about the science and story behind these products on the Sound page.
If you own or are thinking of purchasing a pair of Grado headphones, our products are a worthy investment, which will allow you to enjoy your headphones for many years to come.
2 x Earpads.....US$ 115 + US$ 25 DHL Express shipping
1 x Headband.....US$ 60 + US$ 25 DHL Express shipping
Set (2 x Earpads & 1 x Headband).....US$ 175 + US$ 25 DHL Express shipping
You will have a month to try them out and ask any questions. Full refund on return will be provided, but you'll have to pay for the shipment back to New Zealand.
While I started this business with Grado headphones in mind, I do have other favorites as well. And as it turned out, they too could do with some upgrades.
One of them is the Sony MDR-SA5000, one of the fastest, most detailed headphones ever made. The top of the range in Sony's offer a few years ago, it is now old enough to show its weak spot, and - you've guessed it - it is the earpads.
Another one is the Panasonic RP-HD10, which can be had for about US$ 180. If there ever was an outstanding value-for-money piece of audio equipment, this is it. The driver is wonderful: Panasonic spent a few years developing it. This driver is also included in the Technics EAH-T700, a top of the range headphone that Panasonic sells confidently for US$ 1,200.
And so I make leather earpads for both these headphones. Check the Other Projects page!