Grado Labs (opens in new tab) is not a company like Anker (opens in new tab) or SkullCandy (opens in new tab). They don't make thousands of products for every sound and every ear. Instead, Grado makes a few select headphones... hand makes them, in fact, in Brooklyn, NY... and what they do make is usually top of the line. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is the motto Grado has lived by since the 50s (you know, probably). That's why it's surprising to see Grado innovating with a new pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones called the GW100. Wireless headphones are the future, and even Grado can't stay away.
The GW100 will still be made with Grado's unique style, including the standard Grado audio drivers customized to this brand new housing and an open-air design. These will be open-back wireless headphones featuring Bluetooth 4.2 apt-X, a dynamic transducer, and 15 hours of battery life.
While Grado hasn't announced a release date or a starting price yet, the GW100 product page links to Grado's official online retailer, which suggests a price of $249. That's a reasonable price compared to other Grado headphones like the $495 Reference Series (opens in new tab) or the $295 Prestige headphones (opens in new tab).
J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.
That is even better than being "one of the only"?
(And yes, I should be teased for "even better".)
Thanks for the story. Nice to hear when a company adds a new twist/feature/insert-a-better-word-here to their products.
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