Mark Llobrera

Grado’s New X Driver Update

Grado has updated their Prestige Series headphones with their new X Driver, and refreshed cables and headbands. I’ve had an original pair of SR80s for over twenty years and it’s nice to see an overall refresh to the line. I wonder if that cable is more flexible than the classic1 one.

At the start of the pandemic I picked up an RS2e so none of these are calling my name, but I’m quite curious to hear how those new drivers sound.

  1. Generally one of the most infuriating parts of Grado headphones—it’s thick, and prone to twisting—I find myself having to spin the earcups a couple of times to let them settle before putting them on. ↩︎