Grado Reference Series RS2i for $469

The latest generation is the Grado RS2e, part of their Reference Series (thus the “RS”) going for $495 in new condition at authorized dealers. But if you prefer the previous generation, the RS2i, this model is available in new condition for $469 by Amazon actual. This is more of an availability alert than a deal alert.

Used Grado SR125e Open-Back for $116

The new condition open-back Grado SR125e headphones go for $150 at authorized Grado dealers, but if you are a fan of used, at the moment, there is a “Used – Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections; damaged original pizza box) for the very specific price of $116.40 by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual

PS: “pizza box” is the shape/style of their packaging (unless they changed it in which case the joke is more historical)

PS2: when buying Grados from Amazon, make sure the seller is either the official Grado store (4OurEars), or Amazon actual or Amazon Warehouse Deals actual, or recognizable and trustworthy A/V dealers. Definitely don’t buy from “Just Launched” sellers unless you thoroughly investigate/research them…

Used Grado Reference Series RS1e for $556

Holiday shoppers are typically scooping up used Grados from Amazon more aggressively than during the “regular season”, but we finally spotted one available! It is the Grado Reference Series RS1e in “Used – Very Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections; damaged original packaging) for $556 with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. The new condition price is $700 at authorized Grado dealers.

PS: especially with Grados, beware of any urecognizable sellers offering them at Amazon/Warehouse, especially if the prices are too good to be true.

[DEAD] Used Grado SR-225e for $150

As of a late 11/30/17 PM re-check, the used options are sold out…

The open-back Grado SR-225e headphones go for $200 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you are comfortable with used, you can get them in “Used – Good” (repackaged) condition for $150 by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual.

Of other Grados, only if you are a high-risk tolerance shopper, one fulfilled by Amazon 3rd-party seller has the Grado iGe in-ears with Apple controls for $55 instead of their usual price of $99. You have extra protection because it is “fulfilled by Amazon”, but still, you have to worry about these being authentic or something else wrong with them. This is more of a PSA to avoid, than a deal alert. But of course I am not the master of the universe, different people have different risk tolerances.

Used (Acceptable) Grado SR-225e for $140

The open-back Grado SR-225e headphones are available in “Used – Acceptable” condition (lots of cosmetic imperfections; missing manual; repackaged) for $140 with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals. This is one probably to avoid if you are a perfectionist. You are not missing much on the repackaging since Grado’s packaging is a pizza box 🙂

[DEAD] Used Grado SR-225e Open-Back for $160

The Grado patrol on Amazon has the following used options available at the moment. I’m only listing the ones where Amazon Warehouse Deals actual is the seller. If anyone else is the seller (other than the official Grado store) make sure you double check and triple check to make sure they are legit sellers!

+ SOLD OUT: used Grado SR225 for $160 in “Used – Very Good” (cosmetic imperfections; original packaging)

+ used Grado SR80i for $70~ in “Used – Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections; damaged original packaging)
+ note that this is the previous generation – in case you specifically want that one
+ note that the original packaging is essentially a pizza box, nothing glorious 🙂

[DEAD] Used open-back Grado SR225e headphones for $170

This sold out…

The new condition open-back Grado SR225e headphones go for $200 at authorized dealers, but if you prefer to save with used, they go for $170 in “Used – Like New” condition (original packaging) with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual.

[DEAD] Used Grado Professional Series PS500e for $366

As of 11/4/17 AM re-check, this sold out in USED condition…

The new condition open-back Grado Professional Series PS500e go for $600 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you want to save with used, they are available in “Used – Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections, missing manual, repackaged) for $366~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual where they average 4.5 out of 5 based on 32 customer reviews.

[DEAD] Used Grado PS1000e Open-Back for $868

This sold out in used condition…

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[DEAD] Used Grado PS500e Open-Back for $435

These are no longer available at this price/condition combo…

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[DEAD] Used Grado PS 500e open-back for $350

As of a late 9/19/17 recheck, the used option SOLD OUT…

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In-Stock NOW: Grado PS2000e Flagship Headphones

Flagship mania 2017 continues! The new Grado PS2000e flagship headphones are now in-stock and ready to ship to your ears for $2695 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. B&H is an authorized dealer and on top of that, they are not that far away from where Grado makes their headphones. So the headphones won’t have to “travel” far to get to their store. New York squared!

Used Grado SR325e Open Headphones for $239

And now we continue “digesting” the USED headphones that were earmarked during yesterday’s Amazon Warehouse Deals session with some Grado action. The open-back Grado SR325e go for $300 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you want to save some, and you don’t need the user manual or the original pizza box packaging, you can get them in “Used – Good” condition for $239~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. There’s only one listing for this model.

On the other hand, there are multiple used listings for the Grado SR225e which goes for $200 in new condition, but $167~ in “Used – Good” condition. There’s a total of four used listings, so if they don’t move fast enough for Amazon’s price-bots’ liking, their prices may drop further.

Used Grado SR225e Open-Back for $162

If you are interested in getting the Grado SR-225e used, and have some patience (eg, you don’t need them yesterday), there are multiple listings of them in “Used – Good” condition for $162 at Amazon Warehouse Deals. If supply wins over demand, the Amazon price bots may discount them in the future. This is of course only a guess, as no one (probably not even Amazon employees) can guess for sure since Amazon is very data-driven and (their software/bots) make multiple on-the-fly adjustments.

The headphones themselves average 4.3 out of 5 based on 100+ customer reviews. There are many philosophies on what the entry-point into Grado might be for one. Some suggest the low risk approach of the SR80/SR60, others the SR125, and yet others the SR225.

Used Grado SR60e On-Ears for $59

If you want a curiosity-entry into the Grado sound, their SR60e open-back on-ear is available in “Used – Good” condition (no details given) for $59~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals. The new condition price at authorized dealers is $79. They arrive in a pizza-style box (unless they changed their packaging).

Used Grado SR60e for $59

The entry-point into the Grado sound is the SR60e, and it goes for $79 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you want to try out the “Grado Wall of Sound” for less, this is available in “Used – Good” condition for $59 by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual.

As of 4/10/17 PM, this sold out: On the other hand, if you want to jump in a couple of steps above that in the line-up, the SR125 goes for $150 in new condition, but you can get it in “Used – Good” for $112.50 by Amazon Warehouse Deals.

In-Stock Now: Grado GH2 Heritage Series for $650

Grado time! The new Grado GH2 Heritage Series limited-edition headphones are in-stock for $650 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. B&H Photo is not only authorized, but they are physically close to the Grado location. #NewYork 🙂

Used Grado SR80e Open-Back for $79

The open-bcak Grado SR80e go for $100 in new condition, but if you are comfortable with used, you can get them in “Used – Very Good” condition (minor cosmetic imperfections; original packaging) for $79~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals. This is perhaps the best entry-point value-wise into the Grado sound signature.

Used Grado SR80e Open-back for $79 [updated]

The new condition open-back Grado SR80e go for $100 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you want to save some, you can get it in “Used – Very Good” condition for $79~ or “Used – Like New” for $85~ with free shipping from Amazon Warehouse Deals actual, so you get Prime benefits if a member.

UPDATE on 1/8/17 PM.

Used Grado SR80e On-Ears for $74

The open-back on-ear Grado SR80e go for $100 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you prefer used, these are as good of a bang-for-the-buck entry into the Grado line-up, going for $74~ in “Used – Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections, damaged original pizza box packaging) by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual.

[DEAD] Used Grado SR80e On-Ears for $74

As of 12/3/16 recheck, this sold out in used condition… We continue our Amazon price-checking adventures with arguably the bang for the buck entry into the Grado line-up, the open-back on-ear SR80e, available in “Used – Good” condition for $74~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals, instead of the new condition price of $100 at authorized dealers.

Used Grado SR80e On-Ears for $77

The open-back Grado SR80e are described by many as a good entry into the Grado line-up without risking too much money on them. They go for $100 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you are comfortable with used, you can get them in “Used – Very Good” condition (cosmetic imperfection, damaged original pizza box) for $77~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual.

Used Grado SR80e for $74, SR125e for $120 [updated 2x]

Another look at the used situation among two popular Grado open-back models, the SR80e is available in “Used – Good” condition for $74~ and “Used – Very Good” for $79~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual… Meanwhile the SR125e is available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $120~ [WAS $109~, WAS $104~] by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual which has two listings of this with different “cosmetic imperfection” descriptions… Price updated here in blog-post on 10/12/16 AM…

Used Grado SR125e for $104

The new condition Grado SR125e open-back headphones go for $150 at authorized Grado dealers, but if you want to save some,they are currently available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $104 with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals.

Used Grado SR80e for $74, Used SR125e for $120

Grados go in and out of Amazon Warehouse Deals as people buy/sell/trade return them through Amazon. At the moment the open-back on-ear Used SR80e (“Used – Good”) goes for $74~ through Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD) actual (not marketplace sellers), while the Used SR125e (“Used – Very Good” goes for $120 by AWD actual. There’s also a listing by a seller with just 1 rating that ends up the same price after shipping but it’s not Prime eligible.

PS: the new condition prices at authorized dealers for these two are $100 and $150 respectively.

Used Grado SR125e Open-Back for $120 [was $108]

And here comes another used Grado, it is the open-back SR125e, whose new condition price is $150 at authorized dealers but right now there’s a “Used – Very Good” (cosmetic imperfections, damaged packaging) option for $120 [was $113~, was $108~] with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual… Price updated here 9/2/16 AM…

PS: if you are not familiar with the Grado naming scheme, the “i” and “e” in their names have nothing to do with iPads or remote/mics or digital features. It’s just a naming convention. They are wired plain headphones.

Used Grado SR80e Open-back for $84 [was $77]

If you are Grado-curious but don’t want to spend a lot of money on the curiosity, the 80-models are a good entry point. These open-back headphones go for $100 at authorized dealers but if you are comfortable with used, there’s a “Used – Very Good” condition listing for $77~ and a “Used – Like New” for $84 (was $81~) at Amazon Warehouse Deals… Price updated here 9/2/16 AM…

Used Grado SR80e Open On-Ears for $74

I don’t know if it’s the same headphone playing hide and seek in their warehouse or computer servers, but the “Used – Good” condition of the open-back on-ear Grado SR80e is back again at Amazon Warehouse Deals for $74. This is described as having cosmetic imperfections and damaged original pizza box packaging. It’s been on and off so often, I am even recycling the jokes 🙂

[DEAD] Used Grado SR125e On-Ears for $108 [updated]

As of 8/14/16 PM re-check, this sold out in used condition at the prices mentioned…

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PSA: Grado sale at NewEgg is NOT from an authorized dealer

Make sure you make an informed decision if you have seen this floating around, the Grado sale currently promoted at NewEgg is NOT from an authorized dealer. The seller is not NewEgg actual, but a marketplace seller with the cutesy name of “ClassyU” which is described as “subsidiary of a large international wholesale company” at their NewEgg profile page. Not only that, but they only have just nine ratings as a NewEgg seller.

They are not listed as an authorized dealer at the (awkwardly designed) Grado Where To Buy page.

If you are not intimately familiar with the NewEgg product pages, where’s what you should look for:

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Used Grado PS500e w/upgraded cushion pads for $555

We have a “Grado Trilogy”, starting with the PS500e available in “Used – Very Good” condition with upgraded Grado G cushion pads and lots of pictures in the seller’s gallery (click on one of the two pictures and a gallery of six pictures will pop up), going for $550 plus $5.50 flat shipping by seller AudioCritic (100%, 113 ratings) through Amazon Warehouse Deals. The new condition price is $595.

[DEAD] Used Grado SR225e On-Ears for $170

As of late 8/2/16 recheck, the used option for $170 sold out…

Our random excursion at Amazon moves to Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD) where they have a listing for the Grado SR225e Open On-Ears going for $170 with free shipping in “Used – Like New” (original damaged pizza box packaging). This is sold by AWD actual, not marketplace sellers. The new condition price for these is $200.

PS: the “e” are the latest models in the Grado line-up, while the “i” are the previous generation. The “i” however is not an indicator of MFi (Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad), it’s just a letter 🙂 These are wired headphones, no mic, no remote, no technobabble.

[DEAD] Used Grado SR80e On-Ears for $79 [was $85]

As of 8/4/16 AM re-check, the used unit(s) got scooped up and only new-condition items are available…

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[DEAD] Used Grado SR60e Open On-Ears for $67

As of 7/31/16 recheck, this got scooped up… The entry-point in the Grado line-up are the $79 SR60e on-ears at authorized dealers, but if you want to save some, you can get them in “Used – Like New” condition (damaged original *cough* pizza box *cough* packaging) for $67~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual.

[DEAD] Used Grado SR60e On-Ears for $67

This sold out at this price… The new condition price of the Grado SR60e open-back on-ears is $79 at authorized dealers, but if you are comfortable with used, you can get them in “Used – Like New” condition (damaged original packaging) for $67~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. There is only one unit available per the listing. The headphones average 4.6 out of 5 based on 169 customer reviews.