Anyone who’s ever heard the Grado name is probably also familiar with the old-school way this headphones manufacturer does business. The majority of Grado models are still made by hand at the company’s original home in Brooklyn, New York, and very little has changed about the materials, design, or sound of its products over the decades. That’s why it’s quite a momentous thing to learn that Grado is developing a wireless model, which is set to be released this year.
At CES this year, I saw the future of headphones and it was messy. Where we once had the solid reliability of a 3.5mm analog connector working with any jack shaped to receive it, there’s now a divergence of digital alternatives — Lightning or USB-C, depending on your choice of jack-less phone — and a bunch of wireless codecs and standards to keep track of. Oh, and Sony’s working hard on promoting a new 4.4mm Pentaconn connector as the next wired standard for dedicated audio lovers.
When it first launched in October, Google’s Pixel 2 XL was met with a ton of criticism — much of it coming from me — about its sub-par display. Among the issues identified by reviewers were muted colors, a potential image retention problem, and, most obvious of all, a horrible blue shift anytime you were looking at the screen at an angle. It was all serious enough to prompt Google to extend the Pixel 2 XL warranty by a year and issue a software update to recalibrate the phone’s colors.
@dhh@fmanjoo I take the point, and there are numerous examples of smaller-scale European businesses (B&O, Hasselblad, Victorinox, Sennheiser to some extent) that profitably do right by their workers and customers. But it's hard to make the same case in relation to a giant of Apple's size.
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