The fact is, headphones are used for private listening. Which means most models utilise a closed-back design, which keeps you from inflicting your music on those around you.
But this design also creates a plethora of internal reflections, enclosure vibrations and standing waves – all of which are seriously detrimental to sound quality.
So, what’s to be done? Well, it’s to Grado’s great credit that it decided to answer that question with a method of mind-boggling simplicity: make open-backed headphones that leak sound like there’s no tomorrow but which, as a result, sound sublime to the person wearing them. Full Review
Date Added: Tuesday 26 October, 2010