02. 28. 2007
Grado GS 1000 Statement Series Headphones combine the old and new school.
OK, yet another travel related story. Have you noticed the serious upgrade in headphones on airplanes recently? Only a few people use the ones that are supplied by the airlines, which isn't so surprising. My ears hurt for a couple of hours and of course the sound quality is rather lousy. These days, you see personal ear buds, and a lot more of the high end Bose Quiet Comfort Noise Canceling variety.
Check these out for your next trip. I saw the ultra lux Grado GS 1000 Statement Series in a nameless mall in Taipei.
This flagship offering has a wooden housing that offsets it up to date features. Grado tweaked the driver to work with the wood to reduce distortions. The cushion shaped foam creates a large chamber for a more spatial quality to the sound.
Stone Audio UK offers it for £995 (or about $1,890).