Today we’d like to introduce the limited edition Bushmills x Grado Headphones, made from their whiskey barrels. About six months ago, Bushmills came to us and asked if we’d be able to make headphones out of whiskey barrels. Not only was that something we had never done, but a design challenge we couldn’t pass up. We accepted. 

Those who know us know that sound comes first, and if we couldn’t get it to have our Grado sound, we wouldn’t have gone through with it. The end result is our first closed back headphone, this doesn’t mean sealed though. We had to reengineer our open design to achieve the Grado sound on this model. 

Bushmills brought us into their “Since Way Back” series and even had Elijah Wood and Zach Cowie come in on the project. We were surprised by how huge audiophiles they were, and that they had been using Grado for years. It’s nice working with people who are genuinely enthusiastic about Grado, and sound quality in general. A big thank you to Bushmills, Elijah, and Zach for bringing us into their family and giving us this opportunity. Happy Listening!

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These beauties. Yes. This happened today :) 

In true family form - well, taking after my father at least I’ve just spent a good amount of money on audio equipment out of my paychecks. But $80 for hours worth of listening pleasure is well worth the price, I think. So, I’ll skip going out to eat for the next few weeks. 

Grado makes headphones with such beautiful global sound. They don’t overpower music at all and I think that’s what I like about them. They just present it to you as it was made to be heard. There’s no interpretation - just elegantly presented music. The interesting thing is, if you are distracted, it’’s hard to hear the brilliance of their sound, but these guys make it easy to transport yourself into that zone of musical transcendence. 

Today was a good day, besides the headphones.

Grand Rounds on Health Policy made me doubly sure that I want to impact policy and research/implement innovative healthcare delivery systems as part of my role as a physician. Whether I can actually do both is a doubt I seem to grapple with. It’s not my intellectual capabilities that I doubt, but my emotional capacity to commit to two fields that deserve deep involvement. [On a side note, it seems like Trance really seems to get me writing]. Perhaps, at this stage, when most of my efforts are pre-exploratory really, I should be more open to walking down paths even if I will later discover that they are not for me. As usual, perhaps it’s action, intent and the willingness to try the unfamiliar that set’s apart those who do, from those who get entangled in their thoughts and frankly, don’t. 

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The Grado 325is were reviewed over on Headphone Commute, saying that “I close my eyes, and suddenly the bells, the bows and drum sticks are in front of me, conveying more than sound, but ultimately their very existence through an aural archive of this sonic bliss.”

Thanks for the kind words guys!