EDL GS3000e Premium Wood Over-Ear Open Back Headphone and DIY Kit

$128.00$218.00

Specification

  • 2 X Grado GS3000e compatible maple wood cups
  • 2 X cup holders (brackets) made from stainless steel, black colored with installation accessories  
  • 2 X front covers (driver housing), 3D printed with highly durable engineering plastic
  • 2 X Grado earpads G-Cushions and 2 X S-Cushions
  • 2 X hi-end driver units (choose from driver options)
  • 6N OFC, silver plated, 8 cores hi-end cable with carbon fiber enhanced 3.5mm jack and Y splitter
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Description

This is a custom product built by Earphone DIY Labs inspired by Grado GS3000e, a $1,800 premium price product, and the finest wooden-cased headphones we have ever made. The EDL GS3000e is an open-backed design so it is better be used in studio or private listening room – it not only leak out lots of sound but let in everything too. The open design also means that your ears don’t heat up over time.

Choose the Assembling option and our professionals will make it for you in 2~3 days. See the assembly service for more details. 

Are you an experienced headphone maker? Great! Choose the All Separated Components Option and enjoy making it with your own hands. With basic soldering and gluing skills, you can easily get audiophile sound quality. 

  • Elegant, Grado GS3000e compatible cups cut by high-precision CNC lathe from large chunk of maple with laser printed characters.
  • Headband made of artificial leather, high density foam pad and stainless steel bracket
  • Various audiophile class drivers support from studio to premium gaming listening experience.
  • 6N OFC, silver plated, 8 cores hi-end cable with carbon fiber enhanced 3.5mm jack and Y splitter
  • High quality Grado G/S/L cushions 
  • Compatible with all 40/50mm headphone drivers

Question about shipping? View shipping service. Want more custom options? Ping us on service@earphonediylabs.com

Know about Grado Labs GS300e

Grado Labs GS3000e got 5/5 all star rating on What’s Hi-Fi (Review):

The Grado GS3000es need a listening room. That sounds like an odd thing to say about a pair of headphones, but get a pair and that’s exactly what you’ll wish for. The GS3000es are an open-backed design. They not only leak out lots of sound but they let in everything too. Voices, traffic noises, kettles boiling, you name it – all will intrude on your listening experience to varying degrees. During testing, it isn’t long before we see the look of disapproval from anyone sitting near us, once the high-frequency ’tiss-tiss’ emanating from the rear of the headphones starts getting on their nerves. The solution? Go to a quiet space, away from anyone likely to disturb or be disturbed. A dedicated listening room, for instance.

Package list 

We include everything you need to build EDL GS3000e; of cause if you choose to let our professionals assemble for you, you will have a complete headphone.  

  • 2 X Grado GS3000e compatible maple wood cups
  • 2 X cup holders (brackets) made from stainless steel, black colored or not, with installation accessories  
  • 2 X front covers (driver housing), 3D printed with highly durable engineering plastic
  • 2 X G-Cushions and 2 X S-Cushions
  • 2 X hi-end driver units 
  • 6N OFC, silver plated, 8 cores hi-end cable with carbon fiber enhanced 3.5mm jack and Y splitter

Drivers and how to select 

Headphone drivers is the most critical component on sound reproduction and account for 95% of the sound character and quality. We recommend DIYers to spend major budget on getting hi-end, market approved drivers.

This kit works with all 40-50mm headphone drivers on the market. While in order to get the best performance from the genuine wood and open back design, we fine tune and recommend following ones per your use scenario and budget:

  • B&W P7 – our flagship and mostly recommended
  • Master & Dynamics MW60 – sound the most closely to typical Grado headphones, bright and massively of details
  • Turtle Beach Elite Atlas Aero – Premium gaming experience like locating, imaging, clear team communication, and sound effecting
  • Grado compatible driver – a V-curve driver and physically compatible with general Grado housing.  It offers a very clear, punchy bass.
  • Skull Candy Avitor – decent sound with the best budget and superbass
  • Meze 99 classic – big sound stage and perfect dynamic range, and best for classical orchestral music, like symphonies.
  • AKG 701 style Titanium diaphragm – if you are looking for a U-curve headphone with strong bass and high resolution

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Headphone shell and cables

The wood cups, pre-installed with the bracket (stainless steel, painted in black)

The wood cups and front cover (3D printed, support 40~50mm drivers) 

Hi-end 6N OFC, 8core cable with carbon-fiber enhanced jacks and spliters 

Black (default) or brown headband

Black headband with original Grado lockers
Black headband with original Grado lockers
Brown headband with metal (Aluminum) lockers
Brown headband with metal (Aluminum) lockers

DIY tutorial 

With basic soldering and gluing skills, you can make this headphone in a few hours by following below step by step instructions.

Install drivers to the front cover

The front cover is with 40mm, 41mm, 44mm, 45mm and 50mm housing. You will need to specify it in your order.

Here is the steps with B&W P7 drivers which is in 40mm diameter.

Glue the P7 drivers to the housing and ensure air-tight
Glue the P7 drivers to the housing and ensure air-tight
After glued
After glued

Here is the steps with Turtle Beach drivers which is in 50mm diameter.

50mm drivers need to be mounted directly to the wood cup
50mm drivers need to be mounted directly to the wood cup
Make sure you wire the cable with the driver firstly
Make sure you wire the cable with the driver firstly
Glue the driver firmly with the cup
Glue the driver firmly with the cup

Glue the front cover firmly to the cup

Glue the front cover firmly to the cup

Wiring drivers

Pass cable through the reserved hole
Pass cable through the reserved hole
Notice the polarity of the driver and the wiring sequence (red is positive)
Solder the wire to the driver. Notice the polarity of the driver and the wiring orders (red is positive)
Glue the front cover (with driver) to the wood cup
Glue the front cover (with driver) to the wood cup
Apply the anti-dust cover
Apply the anti-dust cover
Do above for both sides
Do above for both sides

Put on headband

Put on earpads and finished, enjoy your build now!

Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 35 × 20 × 15 cm
Diver Options

No Driver, B&W P7, Master & Dynamics MW60, Turtle Beach Elite Atlas Aero , Grado compatible driver, Skull Candy Avitor driver, Meze 99 classic driver, Titanium diaphragm driver in AKG 701 style

Headband options

Black with Grado locker, Brown with metal locker

Assembling options

Assembled for me, Keep all component separated

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