Grado The White Headphones

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The limited edition White Headphone by Grado commemorates the power an album, or even just a single song, may have on a person’s life.

The White Headphone will be available early July through the end of 2019.

This limited pair is the first Grado headphone to have an all-white platter outer enclosure. The White Headphone features a more compact ventilation system while increasing the mass on the face of the all-maple enclosure. Powering the headphone is a transducer specifically configured for this new housing, all while keeping the Grado signature sound. Rounding out the design is a large black leather headband with white stitching, all packaged in our new box.

"I'm thrilled to have been able to finally bring this headphone to reality. The inspiration goes back to my youth and my love of music, especially rock & roll in the 1960s. Though 50 years have passed, it never gets old. I enjoyed it then and it has inspired me now."

John Grado

Music was the reason for Grado Labs’ foundation in 1953 but has been a big part of the family for even longer. Throughout the years Grado has built headphones and phono cartridges to let others listen to music in the most transparent and communicative way, and once in a while a specific experience with sound inspires us to create something special that represents that.

The Sound of Wood.

Built from Maple

The White Headphone is the first headphone to have an all white platter outer enclosure, and utilizes an intricate curing process that optimizes the tonal quality. Grado has designed a new compact ventilation system, increasing the mass of the maple wood and creating a fuller-bodied, deeper sound.

The White Headphone epitomizes the Grado approach to sound.

What We’re Known For

Signature Sound

Some of the marvels of a Grado driver are the clarity and range, revealing new notes and details in songs heard hundreds of times. The White Headphone explodes with warm harmonic colors, rich full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics, and an ultra-smooth top end. The presentation is very detailed, the bass is deep, and the music is very tight while non-fatiguing.

Specifically Tuned

Driver Focused

Each driver is tuned for the material of their enclosure and individually matched for sonic consistency, as we strive to find the perfect balance between the wood and speaker. This process takes full advantage of the warmth and impact maple allows. Powering the headphone is a transducer specifically configured for this new housing, all while keeping the Grado signature sound.


The Soundstage

The 50mm driver works in tandem with the maple housing and the large cushion to create a life-size presentation. This combination creates a unique spatial experience, all with stunning separation and layering of the music.

With Love

Hand-Built in Brooklyn

Topping off the white maple housings is our large white stitched leather headband, with a 12-conductor cable feeding information to the drivers. The Grado family has been hand building in Brooklyn since 1953, and The White Headphone is no different. Six decades of building on our workbenches has led to this headphone.

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We offer custom headphone hacks for Grado headphones, as well as Sennheiser, AKG, and more. For more information on custom headphone modifications, visit our Hack Your Headphones portal or contact us for a quote.

Grado White requires a minimum one week additional lead time to hack.


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Technical Features

Transducer Type
Operating Principle
Open Air
Frequency Response
14hz - 28kHz
98 dB
Nominal Impedance
32 ohms
Driver Matched dB
.05 dB
Cable Length
71" (180cm)
Cable Design
Prestige 12-conductor, 1/4" connector

Package Includes

  • Headphones
  • 3.5mm to 1/4" Adapter
  • Grado story-sheet
  • one year limited warranty