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Do Grados Look Ugly? Or Do They Look Cool?

post #1 of 91
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So yeah, I'm curious as what you people think about the styling of the Grado headphones nowadays. For instance, would you wear them in public going by looks/presentability?

 

Personally, I wouldn't have a issue with wearing them in public (ignoring the open back/isolation issue) only if it is of the older SR models that had lower profile/flush cups. For me at least, the whole retro-ish look kinda works.

 

I'd like to hear what y'all have to say. smily_headphones1.gif


Edited by itshot - 2/2/13 at 6:43pm
post #2 of 91

They look great but they are definitely retro.  Sound over fashion.

post #3 of 91

Ugly as sin, in my opinion.

post #4 of 91

Afraid it's not only look, the whole construction is dated like 19th century radio phones, not to mention special (you need more treble for your aging ears) sound signature.
 

post #5 of 91
Retro is fine with me...ugly is a whole different story! Sound over looks I guess.
post #6 of 91

I think they look nice

post #7 of 91

I love the way they look, I actually think the Alessandro MS2's are some of the best looking headphones out there.

post #8 of 91
I like how they look! It's something unique and you can't find it anywhere but my brother hated it which I have no idea why! Grados also though me that things don't have to look glossy and modern to look cool! So thanks Grado!
post #9 of 91

Regardless of marketing spin effort by assorted brands, walking around with anything larger than an IEM looks dorky.

 

KP

post #10 of 91

I would disagree with that.

post #11 of 91

Grado with Magnum cups, they look great. 

post #12 of 91

The plastic cups look super cheap, the metallic/wooden cups have a small sense of class just because material, but generally they look kind of goofy.

 

The only one I would buy is the Goldie 325's. Because gold.

post #13 of 91

the one with jumbo pads look badass, its silver too

post #14 of 91
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post

Afraid it's not only look, the whole construction is dated like 19th century radio phones, not to mention special (you need more treble for your aging ears) sound signature.

 
I would have to agree with you. It does look a bit dated. I personally think that they look kind of cheap :X
post #15 of 91
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Originally Posted by joseisanewb012 View Post


I would have to agree with you. It does look a bit dated. I personally think that they look kind of cheap :X


They feel the same, I owned MS2i at some point, sound wasn't that bad, but they felt flimsy and uncomfortable as hell, and one driver started distorting in a week, so it wasn't just look that was cheap, assembly and soldering as well. I am really surprised this company is still in business.


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 2/2/13 at 10:04pm
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