tl;dr: new wood headphones hand assembled in Brooklyn, NY. See the GS3000x and GS1000x here.
New Wood & Our Largest Driver Yet
Our family is excited to introduce the new Statement Series: the GS3000x and GS1000x headphones with fourth generation X Drivers and new wood combinations. The GS1000x combines mahogany and ipê wood, while the GS3000x houses our most powerful driver yet inside a metal chamber surrounded by a single body of cocobolo wood. Along with the superior sound these new drivers produce, the GS3000x and GS1000x also utilize Grado’s improved 12 conductor braided cable and new headbands. Both are hand assembled in Brooklyn, New York.
Our new flagship GS3000x is the best sounding headphone Grado has released in our seven decade history. The largest driver to be placed in a Grado headphone yet, the new 52mm speaker is specifically tuned to embrace the tenacity of cocobolo and precision of metal. This speaker design features a more powerful magnetic circuit, a voice coil with decreased effective mass, and a reconfigured diaphragm. Teeming with texture and emotion, cocobolo’s sonic properties and innate mass makes it perfect for the new speakers. We decided to pair this with a metal inner chamber to add even more mass, which lets us control the rigidity of our largest driver yet. Cocobolo has striking patterns and color that tend to vary from pair to pair.
Continuing over two decades of one of Grado’s most important headphone designs, the now hybrid GS1000x sees mahogany and ipê wood come together for the first time. Mahogany has been a long standing material in almost all of our wooden headphones and phono cartridges, so combining it with a wood not yet used in a Grado called for a delicate balance. Mahogany still exudes warmth and texture, while ipê improves the structural integrity of the sound passing through the grains of the housing.
We’re excited to have the GS1000 and the GS3000 receive X Drivers, elevating both to new heights.
Learn more about the new Statement Series here.