Limited Editions
Limited Editions

Limited Editions

Limited Edition Grado Labs GH2 in Snow2


Grado Heritage GH2

We are proud to introduce the second limited edition of our Heritage Series, the cocobolo GH2. Cocobolo, known for fine instruments, furniture, and those chess sets that look too nice to touch, is some of the most beautiful and tonally pleasing woods we have ever used. We’re excited that the first Grado to be built from the cocobolo tree is our Heritage Series GH2.



Grado x A24: Moonlight

Release Date:
January 2017
Availability: Not for Sale
Background: Music is an intricate part of nearly all of A24’s films, including their Oscar nominated Moonlight. Grado was tasked with building a one-off pair for its director, Barry Jenkins, and composer, Nicholas Britell.


Russell’s Reserve Whiskey Barrel

Release Date:
December 2016
Availability: Not for Sale
Background: With a family history similar to Grado, the Russell’s Reserve asked if Grado could build limited pairs of headphones out of their whiskey barrels. Their wood was good enough to use and we went ahead with the limited batch.

Microsoft: Designed for Surface

Release Date: May 2016
Availability: Not for Sale
Background: Microsoft visited Grado with two goals: to listen to music and talk about a Made for Surface limited edition pair. From this idea came a very limited quantity of Grado headphones that were given by Microsoft to a select number of producers and composers around the world.


Grado GH1 on Post

Grado Heritage GH1

Release Date: July 2015
Availability: Sold Out
Background: All of the GH1 headphones are made from a single Maple tree, and marks the beginning of our Grado Heritage Series. The tree is from our hometown of Sunset Park, Brooklyn.


Why Hunger Non-Profit Organization

Release Date: May 2015
Availability: Charity Auction
Background: WHY Hunger is a non-profit that focuses on “building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment.” In May of 2015, Grado built them a one-off WHY Hunger Grado headphone for a charity auction.

Billy Joel

Release Date: 2015
Availability: Not for Sale
Background: In 2015, for Billy Joel’s birthday, he received a one-off Piano Man Grado Headphone.

John Mayer

Release Date: 2014
Availability: Not for Sale
Background: John Mayer has been using Grado headphones to help record his albums for awhile now. As a thank you for his support, this custom limited edition was built for him which Matthew Grado (the Grado family’s youngest son) was able to give to John in person.

Fairfax Recordings Series

Release Date: 2014
Availability: Not for Sale
Background: In 2014, owner of Fairfax Recordings in Sound City, Kevin Augunas, visited Grado for the first time. It turned out he loved using Grado at his studio, which included the recordings of The Lumineers, among other artists. We worked together and built them a Fairfax Recording Series Grado Headphone.

Thailand Anniversary

Release Date: 2014
Availability: Sold Out (Thailand Only)
Background: Built for the anniversary of the Thai distributor.

Bushmills Whiskey Barrel

Release Date: December 4, 2013
Availability: Sold Out
Background: In late 2012, Grado was approached by Bushmills to make a headphone out of their whiskey barrels. It’s a challenge the Brooklyn company couldn’t say no to. Of course, it wouldn’t have been made if the White Oak’s sonic properties weren’t good enough. After prototyping, it was found it was doable. This project was also brought together with the help of Elijah Wood and Zach Cowie, Bushmills’ spokespersons and huge audiophiles. The Whiskey Barrel headphones sold out in one day.



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Dolce & Gabbana

Release Date: November 28, 2012
Availability: Sold Out
Background: Dolce & Gabbana loved what Grado had been doing with mahogany. They contacted Grado and had 100 wooden Dolce & Gabbana Grado Headphones made for $1,000 each.Press:



John Varvatos

Release Date: 2011
Availability: Not for Sale
Background: Designer John Varvatos had mentioned a few times in magazines that he loves Grado headphones. As a thank you, the family made him a single pair of John Varvatos Grado headphones.


Release Date: 2006
Availability: Sold Out
Background: More info coming soon

Gold SR325

Release Date: 2003
Availability: Sold Out
Background: For Grado’s 50th anniversary, the Brooklyn family released a limited pair of gold SR325.

Freesystems Headphone

Release Date: 2002
Availability: Not for Sale
Background: In conjunction with Freesystems, Grado built the headphone that would be used with their wireless technology. This Grado ended up not being officially released, though there are a few being circulated.



Release Date: 2009
Availability: Sold Out
Background: The second limited edition built for the Head-Fi community.



Release Date: 2005
Availability: Sold Out
Background: The first limited edition Grado built for the Head-Fi community.

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