Jvalvano likes this. My ultimate goal in this life is to experience as many Hifi rigs as possible...because I am an audio addict. Headphones, $401-500, Dynamic Driver. It’s alleged to have fuelled so much musical creativity and yet, at the same time, it’s still very much illegal in most of the world. We thought we were so clever and adult for getting all the in-jokes about grass, hash, resin and dope. Now you can add headphones to that list, thanks to Grado, a family business based in Brooklyn that’s been designing and making superb headphones for 60 years. The overall height and width factor is average at best. The Grado SR80e/SR80 and the Grado The Hemp Headphone are both on-ear headphones that have slightly different advantages. Sennheiser 414 ‘Yellow’ pads (with Quarter mod) The Sennheiser pads are a clear comfort upgrade over the Stock F-Cush … These headphones can root out separate sounds on a track with sheer ruthlessness but without ever sounding clinical. Technology journalist specializing in audio, computing and photography. These are some of the most musical and energetic headphones that I’ve ever reviewed. However, the ear … Overall, the Imaging factor and air between instruments are neither lacking nor impressive. Instead, you get a standard ¼ adapter when you want to use it on larger amps and sources. If Hemp is the reason for the tonality and density factor of this headphone’s presentation, not to be blunt…but, please use it again somewhere in the future. It is priced at $420. Your email address will not be published. It appears to be in the SR-225 or HF-3 class. Grado continues with their rich history of offering outstanding value and musicality in their designs. The GW100 foamies do not fit it, as the GW100 is a physically larger headphone. The problem is that Grado doesn't provide review samples except to sites they know will … The Hemp Headphone Limited Edition still have the classic Grado look but with the flash of ... [+] eccentricity provided by the compressed hemp fiber finish. I enjoy all aspects of technology, especially using gadgets that make life more enjoyable, creative and productive. Rolling-in at $420 USD they’re available from Grado… The overall comfort experience is very nice. Whoever tuned these headphones must have been under the influence of some great music at the time. Like all Grado headphones, each of the drivers is matched to the other to a tolerance of 0.05dB. Grado The Hemp Headphone Review | Headfonics Audio Reviews . In this case, the fusion of Hemp and Maple looks a bit like Zebrawood, which is my absolute favorite visual appearance for a woodie headphone. The result is quite a blaze of glory. It is priced at $420. It is just good overall and that is all I would expect of it. However, it is the flat pads that get a bit uncomfortable after some usage. The casings of the driver housing on the Hemp Headphones are made of compressed hemp fibers and ... [+] maple wood. Screaming guitars and harsh cymbal strike equating to wince factor is a thing of the past. The stock termination is 3.5mm, so no need to worry about gigantic ¼ to 3.5mm adapters. Saxophone bites a little stronger than I used to hear. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Hemp is a solid base material and so – as Grado must have thought – it’s best to make a headphone housing out of it. Grado seems to be innovating and pushing what their technical abilities can offer. Indeed it is and sounds beautiful. Honestly, I am so happy to see this implemented. The hemp does most of the heavy lifting, but the maple wood that’s also built into the housing helps to balance out the sound. The earpads Grado has fitted to the Hemp Headphones are Grado’s F-type. I’ve been a tech journalist for more than 36 years and I've written for both Mac and PC computing titles as well as spending many years writing about audio, imaging and. YtseJammer, Aug 22, 2020 #64. You wouldn’t want to wear these headphones on a bus or in a noisy street, but if you’re chilling at home with your audio system, there’s nothing to beat a pair of open-back headphones for a detailed and luxurious sound that a pair of closed-back headphones can’t quite achieve. Hemp driver does not appear to be in the the same class as RS-2. In the UK, they are priced £479.95. As we make sure with every headphone we build our Grado signature sound is ever-present, working in tandem with the hemp … The hemp may be doing the heavy lifting, but the hemphone is a joint effort. Thank you to Grado and 4ourears USA for giving us this opportunity. I’m only about halfway through breaking mine in, but even now, they sound fantastic, with the balance and tonality of the Sennheiser 6xx’s, but with a livelier punch, if that makes sense. Hemp expands Grado Labs' formula by widening range.