High Fidelity The first of its kind, hemp finds a new purpose in The Hemp Headphone. A brilliant, warm, and precise sound rolled into a Limited Edition Grado.
To be blunt… Into the Unknown In our never-ending pursuit to experiment with all types of woods and materials, we had the opportunity to build with hemp. We weren't sure how this hemphone would turn out, but to everyone’s surprise it quickly became a favorite passed around Grado. To be blunt, this is one of the best sounding Limited Editions we've built.
The Sound of Wood. Built from Hemp The hemp may be doing the heavy lifting, but the hemphone is a joint effort. We’ve built maple into the housing along with the hemp to help balance out the sound, and bring out the sonic properties that we’ve heard maple produce. Bringing maple into the mix gave us some foresight, but only through trial-and-error could we truly reveal the potential of the hemp.
Specifically Tuned. Driver Focused The Grado drivers built into the hemp housings had to be specifically tuned for a material we’ve never worked with before. Being paired with maple gave us some foresight, but only through trial-and-error could we get the speakers to sound how we wanted, and bring out the potential of the hemp.
Signature Sound. High Expectations The last seven decades has given us time to perfect our sound, letting the headphones reveal new notes and details in songs heard hundreds of times. The Hemp Headphone is a slow burn, constantly getting better with every listen. As we make sure with every headphone we build our Grado signature sound is ever-present, working in tandem with the hemp and maple.
With Love. Hand-Built in Brooklyn Each Hemp Headphone is hand-built by our team in Brooklyn. Fine rolled for every genre of music, hemp and maple work together for the first time to bring a new level of vibrancy to our Limited Editions. We started building on a kitchen table in 1953, and every experience since then has led to the creation of The Hemp Headphone.
Housing: Hemp / Maple Wood Transducer Type: Dynamic Operating Principle: Open Air Frequency Response: 13hz-28kHz SPL 1mW: 98 Normal Impedance: 38 ohms Driver Matched db: .05 db