Grado and Elijah Wood team up to make whiskey-barrel headphones

Limited-edition headphones made from Bushmills Whiskey casks? We'll drink to that.

Grado is well known for its penchant for incorporating wood into its headphone range.

(Credit: Turntable Lab)

Now, the company has made an unlikely team-up. Working with Bushmills Whiskey plus DJ Wooden Wisdom — the performing name of Elijah Wood and Zach Cowie — the company has made a range of limited-edition headphones from whiskey barrels.

According to The Verge, the US$395 headphones, called Bushmills x Grado, are crafted from "recycled white-oak bodies from the wood of old barrels" from the Bushmills distillery.

These are coupled with a leather headband, the obligatory presentation box and a nice velvet bag.

In terms of actual specs, the cans have dynamic transducers, with a frequency response of 16hz-26kHz and nominal impedance of 32 ohms.

The Bushmills x Grado headphones are exclusive to the US-based Turntable Lab, and, yes, it does have overseas shipping options.

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Nic Healey is a Senior Editor with CNET, based in the Australia office. His passions include bourbon, video games and boring strangers with photos of his cat.

 

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