Grado is a joke.
Their only good products (SR-60, HP-1000, PS-1, RS-1, SR-225) were made a long time ago.
Zero new technology
Incredible profit margin (40-60% markup from Grado to the retailer, yes I got this information from a Grado dealer. Sennheiser's typical markup to distributor or dealer is about 20%)
Force dealers to sell at MSRP which makes them about double the price of any competition
Double prices overseas
Release new headphones that are just rehashes of old designs
Far too many overlapping products in their lineup
It's pretty clear that John Grado does not care about growing his company or making good headphones. He has even said the reason his overseas prices are so high is because he wants to keep sales low. Fine for him, but I would never buy a new headphone from his company.
Edited by tvrboy - 10/13/11 at 12:43pm