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A Spacious Soundstage Journey inside the music and hear the space between instruments with the unique soundstage of the GS3000x. This is only possible when our large cushions, new 52mm...

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A Spacious Soundstage

Journey inside the music and hear the space between instruments with the unique soundstage of the GS3000x. This is only possible when our large cushions, new 52mm driver, 12-conductor cable, and large housing work in unison. This is the most detail a Grado headphone has ever delivered from your music to your ears.
  • Transducer Type: Dynamic
  • Operating Principle: Open Air
  • Frequency Response: 4 - 51,000 hz
  • SPL 1mW: 99.8 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 38ohms
  • Driver Matched dB: .05 dB
  • G cushions

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Andrew Goldman
Grado GS3000X

Headphones sound terrific. One question though: The cable has become brittle-ish with what appears to be permanent waviness. In other words, it is not very flexible. Was this intended?

Quite the Suitable Headphones for My Tastes

Please know that I am not a subject matter expert when it comes to headphones. Also know that I merely intend to share my opinion(s) and observations with you. What I type is not irrefutable fact.

I like the GS3000x headphones because of their comfort, the listening experience that they provide, and the material that they are made out of.

When I place these on my head, they feel light and comfortable. They don’t exert pressure on my head or jaws, and the ear pads don’t rest upon the cartilage of my ears (both have happened to me in the past while using different types of headphones). I have worn them for about five consecutive hours before, and I felt fine throughout that time period.

Provided Listening Experience
For ears as undiscerning as mine, I can only type that anything that I listen to sounds fuller or more whole with these headphones.

I’ve listened to background game music and sound effects while playing video games, shows (such as ones on Netflix, Hulu, or Crunchyroll), and lossless audio files from my personal iTunes library.

When it came to the video game-related audio, my experience was made greater. I played Gran Turismo 7 quite a bit, and I noticed things while using these headphones that I hadn’t noticed before. The Doppler Effect sounded more authentic whenever I happened to overtake an AI racer very quickly. I also noticed that the engines for certain cars make distinct sounds while you are within certain rpm thresholds in various gears (I especially recall the Dodge SRT Tomahawk S’s engine veritably humming while in gears one to three). During the replays once a race concludes, the engines of the various cars that the camera captures passing by repeatedly all sounded more genuine. I mention all of this because I had been playing the game for hours before I acquired these headphones, and I had been using a pair of Sennheiser HD 660S2s (which are a great pair to own, I’d say; they just squeeze my head enough to cause some discomfort at times). I was aware of the sounds in the game, but the GS3000xs seemed to add a layer of detail to them all.

That added layer of detail was apparent while I watched shows and listened to lossless audio files as well. Again, I think that the overall sound just always sounded fuller or more whole (I can’t think of a different way to describe it). I wish that I could give a more technical explanation of precisely how that is the case, but I cannot (alas).

I definitely feel as if the materials from this pair of headphones will last for a long time, especially if the owner takes good care of them. Most things last a long while when this is the case, but I also feel as if these headphones were just made out of material of good quality to begin with.

While people’s opinions and experiences will inevitably vary, I truly believe that anyone that purchases the GS3000xs will be pleased with the listening experience that it provides. Furthermore, I’d be willing to wager that a consumer could have the “Grado experience” (as I call it) with any pair of the company’s headphones (so you wouldn’t have to spend over $2,000 on this pair to get that quality listening experience at all).


Awesome headsets.

Jonathan Conley
GS3000x Bravo!

Completely open, full-range sound with wondrous detail, dynamics, layering, and soundstage. It is so easy to follow individual musical threads yet to be captivated by the whole presentation!


Best headphones I have ever listened with.

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Immerse yourself in finely handcrafted cocobolo earcups, uniquely matched for both finish and sound. Paired with a metal chamber to control the largest Grado driver yet. The new 52mm X Driver, finely tuned for cocobolo and precision metal, enhances efficiency, reduces distortion, and preserves harmonic integrity. Not just an auditory delight, the GS3000x boasts redesigned cables and a durable exterior, housing a super annealed copper 12-conductor cable for optimal sonic integrity.
The black leather headband, featuring Grado’s signature metal gimbals and large “G” foam cushions, adds comfort to style. Despite the cocobolo and metal’s density, these headphones sit lightly on your head, offering a comfortable listening experience. The GS3000x reveals its exceptional efficiency and dynamic range across various sources; whether enjoying classical piano duets, rock tracks, or Broadway the GS3000x delivers a musical, mellow, and detailed sound. These headphones excel in spatial representation and dynamics.
Switching to different sources, from a high-end tube amp to a portable DAP or a smartphone, the GS3000x maintains its musicality. Grado’s decades-long reputation for audiophile-quality dynamic headphones is affirmed with the GS3000x, standing tall against planar headphones. Light and easy to drive, they excel in various settings, offering an affordable and versatile solution for audiophiles on the go or in their libraries. The GS3000x is the reference dynamic headphone you’ve been waiting for, delivering exceptional sound and comfort.

Sound of Wood & Metal

Teeming with texture and emotion, cocobolo’s sonic properties and innate mass makes it perfect for our new speakers. We paired this with a metal chamber to add even more mass, which lets us control the rigidity of our largest driver yet. Cocobolo has striking patterns and color that tend to vary from pair to pair.


  • 52mm driver
  • Cocobolo wood housing
  • Hybrid metal chamber
  • G-Cushions
  • White stitched leather headband
  • De-stressed driver
  • Drivers matched .05db
  • Durable 12-conductor cable
  • Hand assembled in Brooklyn

The Most Powerful Yet

The GS3000x is the first headphone to utilize our new 52mm X Driver. Specifically tuned to embrace the tenacity of cocobolo and precision of metal, this new speaker design features a more powerful magnetic circuit, a voice coil with decreased effective mass, and a reconfigured diaphragm. Reengineering these components for our first 52mm drivers improve efficiency, reduces distortion, and preserves the harmonic integrity of your music.

New Cable & Headbands

Along with the speakers, the cables and headband have been redesigned for the GS3000x. Housed in a more durable exterior, the now super annealed copper 12-conductor cable reveals even more of your music with improved purity. The new black leather headband features a white-stitched accent.

Hand Assembled in Brooklyn

Founded on a kitchen table in 1953, and working with wood for over a quarter century, Grado Labs has been perfecting the art of sonic reproduction every day since. This GS3000x has traveled from workbench to workbench until ready for your ears. Every experience since that kitchen table has led to the creation of the GS3000x.