Originally Posted by itshot
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.
First I will say that I have never listened to music with Grado headphones. They are, I think, the only major headphone brand that I have not used, at least a bit, at some time or another. Although I have been listening to music through Hi Fi systems since the late 70's in all that time I haven't used any Grado headphones. Part of the reason for this is that I live in the UK and Grado have only really made inroads here in the last decade I think.
Anyway to address the key question here. "Would you wear them in public"?
My answer is, no. I would not wear Grado headphone in public because to me they are very very ugly.
I would very happily wear them at home although I would be tempted to draw the blinds.
These for example:
look to me like the kind of thing a (nutty) psychiatrist would have used in the 1970s to apply electro convulsive therapy to severely mentally disturbed patients. Think Jack Nicholson in One Few Over The Cuckoo's Nest.
I will add, however, thank goodness Grado don't worry about looks. I wish more Hi Fi companies were like them :)
Edited by p a t r i c k - 2/2/13 at 11:44pm