Brooklyn-based headphone manufacturer, Grado, recently expanded its collection of premium, eco-friendly headphones with the introduction of the new Hemp Headphones.
Crafting using the brand’s iconic design, the high-end headphones feature hemp-based ear cups that offer both sonic and sustainable advantages.
According to the company’s VP, Jonathan Grado, “The highly compressed hemp creates a damping effect between their fibers. This produced a fuller sound and we were pleasantly surprised with the amount of depth we heard.”
In addition, the Hemp Heaphone’s ear pads are crafted from foam — as opposed to leather or other synthetic materials — and feature an open design that makes use of resonating materials to create its “signature” sound. To ensure the response is more consistent, the brand employed Maple wood into the mix.