Grado, based in Brooklyn USA hand make high-quality Headphones & Turntable Cartridges of the highest caliber. Grado, A family run company since the 50s craft some of the most known headphones to date. “When someone buys Grado headphones, they become part of the family — as long as they leave their shoes at the door”. - Jonathan Grado For the past 60+ years, the Grado brand has risen to fame for their Phono Cartridges & Headphone designs, including more than 48 patents. Grado previously made speakers & turntables and are renown for their highly acclaimed wooden tonearm. In the 60's, Grado dedicated their time to crafting the world's finest cartridges. For the next (circa) 20 years, Grado specifically focused on designing & manufacturing cartridges. In the 80s, Grado began crafting the first truly high-end dynamic headphone. Grado superseded every expectation and preconceived idea of 'how incredible headphones could sound' - a true audiophile quality product. In the 90s, Grado released their 1st line of headphones to the public. These headphones went on to win many accolades, and to this day are still renown for their superior sound quality.