The first of its kind, hemp finds yet another purpose in The Hemp Headphone. A brilliant, warm, and precise sound rolled into a Limited Edition Grado.
Built from Hemp
The highly compressed hemp creates a damping effect between their fibers. This produces a fuller sound, comprised of a noticeable low end and a top end that extends smoothly to its limits. The hemp may be doing the heavy lifting, but the hemphone is a joint effort. Grado built maple into the housing to help balance out the sound, and bring out the sonic properties that they have heard maple produce.
The Grado drivers built into the hemp housings had to be specifically tuned for a material they have never worked with before. Being paired with maple gave Grado some foresight, but only through trial-and-error could they get the speakers to sound how they wanted, and bring out the potential of the hemp.
The last seven decades has given Grado time to perfect their 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. The Grado signature sound is ever-present, working in tandem with the hemp and maple.
Hand-Built in Brooklyn
Each Hemp Headphone is hand-built by Grado's 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 their Limited Editions. Grado 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