D Grado Hemp Headphone

D Grado Hemp Headphone

The Hemp headphone is Grado’s latest addition to th Limited Edition lineup. Some of the past LE headphones have used woods from local Brooklyn trees, Norwegian Wood because of love for the Beatles, and now Hemp Wood because, ah… well. Hemp wood was legalized in 2018 and is currently being used in many industries, 20% harder than oak, and easily cut to shape. What wood makes more sense to become part of the music industry?

 

Into the Unknown

 

In our never-ending pursuit to experiment with all types of woods and materials, we had the opportunity to build with hemp. We weren't sure how these hemphones would turn out, but to everyone’s surprise it quickly became a favorite passed around Grado. To be blunt, this is one of the best sounding Limited Editions we've assembled.

 

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. We placed maple into the housing to help balance out the sound, and bring out the sonic properties that we’ve heard maple produce.

 

Driver Focused

 

The Grado drivers in the hemp housings had to be specifically tuned for a material we’ve never worked with before. Being paired with maple gave us some foresight, but only through trial-and-error could we get the speakers to sound how we wanted, and bring out the potential of the hemp.

 

High Expectations

 

The last seven decades has given us time to perfect our sound, letting the headphones reveal new