Motorhead Motorheadphones Will Rock Your Head Off
It seems logical. Headphones stamped with consummate hard rock/metal pioneers Motorhead’s awesome logo on them. But there’s more than meets the ears in these headphones; Lemmy and crew have taken them on as a personal quest for bone-splitting crystal-clear sound.
Motorheadphones made their debut earlier this year in Europe, and apparently they’re so amazing, Lemmy himself will be debuting them at the annual CES (Consumer Electronics Show) January 8th in Las Vegas. The menacing front-man, recently outspoken about the pricing of a Motorhead box set, is particularly proud of the headphones;
“These new headphones are not like the weak-kneed, lily-livered, tin-pot, skinny sounding little pieces of garbage out on the market today. We designed these headphones to deliver everything louder than anything else and with the sort of range, clarity and TRUE rock reproduction you’d expect from a band of warriors like us.”
Smartphone capable and with a built-in mic featuring the ‘Controlizer’ (purported to be one of the most advanced remote controls on the market), Motorheadphones will be priced pretty reasonable ($49.99 – 129.99); and they’re aptly named after Motorhead albums. Their website breaks down the specs and the frequency response of all the models available.
For fans, like myself of over-the-head cans, you’ll find three styles, all feature a single sided woven cable, velvet covered ear-pads and gold connectors.
Bomber promises warm bass and an enhanced low mid to give body to the sound and makes sure the guitars and drums are treated with respect. It also claims distinct highs that give clarity to the sound without being harsh.
Iron Fist specs say they’re equipped with a pair of 40mm high quality, specially made speakers that “pack the bass” while letting mid-range and distinct highs sing clear so you can easily separate the instruments from each other.
The Motorizer model supports the Rock DJ with flippable ear-cups and “body-shuddering-bass”. Plus it features a detachable woven cable and a 1m smartphone cable so you can stay lightweight when you’re not working in the studio or club.
Motorheadphones were developed together with Motorhead and a group of experienced sound experts and engineers led by Anders Nicklasson, a 30 year vet of audio development.