Wooden Cups

Aluminum sets








Short aluminum gimbals and rodblocks set - Slim with black ceramic coating
This slim gimbals and rodblocks set for Grado has been CNC machined and hand crafted from high quality aluminum (PA6) and treated with microarc oxidation for a black ceramic coating.


The set comprises of two slim rodblocks and gimbals that improve the comfort, durability and looks of your Grado headphones greatly, while weighting nearly as little as stock plastic parts.


Short gimbals design allows for extended sway of headphone cups, meaning more adjustment options and greater comfort. Also, what is probably most important, this mod is compatible with Grado Cable Adapter by Beautiful Audio: https://www.beautifulaudio.biz/grado-cable-adapter

Each rodblock have been CNC milled from a single block of aluminum (to ensure exceptional durability) and fitted with three pressure screws – two to control the rod movement ease and smoothness and one to keep the headband firmly in place and to prevent it from falling out.


Thanks to the pressure screws the user has complete freedom over the rod movement in their headphones. They allow precise vertical and horizontal adjustment and guarantee that once adjusted the cups will stay in the desired position, so you can say goodbye to freely rotating cups that keep on twisting the cables – with these rod blocks, cups will only rotate when and how you want them to improving headphones’ stability on your head, and thus the listening comfort greatly.

On top of all that, they weight pretty much the same as stock, plastic rodblocks.


Each of gimbals have been CNC milled and fitted with two mounting screws and a carefully selected stainless steel rod (you’d be surprised how hard it was to find a good quality rod!) tipped with an aluminum cap. Screws allow easy mounting of gimbals to the cups without a risk of scratching them (which is especially important with wooden cups), they also allow user to control the tightness of cup’s tilt. Rod, on the other hand, ensures smooth adjustment of cup’s vertical position.


Both rodblocks and gimbals have been beadblasted first and treated with microarc oxidation  to create a black creamic coating on them. Ceramic microarc coating is generally recognized for high hardness, wear resistance, and corrosion resistance, so you won't have to worry that your new parts will get scratched.
Now with smoothed edges! Both gimbals and rodblocks were chamfered on their edges, giving them more refined looks and making them nicer to hold or touch (if you're into that :D).


Together the set is a significant improvement compared to the stock parts in terms of comfort, durability and looks, while maintaining a low weight. And works well with Grado headphones that use 40mm drivers and should be compatible with majority of the mods. Gimbals inner diameter is ~61 mm (~2.4 in), and they work best with cups that have an outside diameter of ~55 mm (~2.16 in).


Each set comes with allen key and set of spare screws.


You can also buy it in bundle with our Hardened spring steel band, that also fits stock Grado rodblocks, as well as stock plastic and leather headbands and most aftermarket leather headbands.


It is a 100% made in EU product. To ensure highest quality those parts are crafted entirely in my workshop, checked and tested for couple of days before I ship them to a lucky buyer – because of that it takes around a week for me to prepare and send them after the order is made. Please do bear in mind that even though we do our best and improve our methods and products with every batch, this is still a DIY product done in a home workshop, given that each set of parts is slightly different (almost exclusively in terms of looks) and subject to very minor imperfections (like tiny scratches or dents, mostly in hardly visible spots). We take customer satisfaction very seriously, so if there's ever anything (and I mean anything) you'd like to talk about regarding your purchase, we'll be very happy to help.


Please also note that even though set may be presented on the pictures together with other parts, i.e. Nhoord drivers, earpads, cups, cable, and a headband, you are obviously only ordering and paying for the rodblocks and gimbals, the rest is not included! :)


Follow us on Facebook to get news, updates about new batches of products and more: https://www.facebook.com/shipibo.audio/

Short aluminum gimbals and rodblocks set for Grado - Slim black ceramic


If you're in Canada or USA I recommend Global express shipping option since USPS and Canada Post turned off tracking international registered mail from Poland for customers for some reason, they still track it internally, so parcels don't get lost, but they can take up to 6 weeks to be delivered, while global express is fully tracked and takes less than 2 weeks to reach USA or Canada.