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How A Tiny, Family-Run Headphone Maker Became A Cult Favorite Of Neil Young, Aerosmith, And Spike Jonze

Since 1953, the Grado family has been making headphones and phonograph cartridges by hand in a South Brooklyn brownstone converted into a factory, which they've owned for nearly a century. The 18-person company, Grado Labs, has never advertised-a cultish audiophile customer base drives its sales through word-of-mouth.