It seems like everyone and their grandma is releasing a headphone these days. If you’ve got a brand (or a band), you might as well add a line of headphones. One of the latest to join the trend is the English rock band, Motorhead, famous for their jukebox wonder, “Ace of Spades.” Lead singer, Lemmy, was on hand to introduce his Motorheadphones. (Hee hee.)
I couldn’t understand a word Lemmy said, but I think the idea behind the headphones is that they’ll do a better job than others at preserving the midrange, which, in theory, would make them more suitable for guitar-driven music.
From the press release, then:
“These new headphones are not like the weak-kneed, lily-livered, tin-pot, skinny sounding little pieces of garbage out on the market today,” said Lemmy from Motorhead. “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.”
That’s kinda awesome. But also kinda silly. And, in general, I don’t like the idea of marketing any audio component for just one particular type of music. I want my gear to work well with as many types as music as possible. But that’s just me.
Of course, Motorheadphones might actually sound really good. If they do indeed get the midrange right, chances are they will work well with many types of music.
Motorheadphones are compatible with smart phones and are equipped with a "Controlizer" microphone. Prices will range from $49.99 to $129.99.
I don’t share your greed / the only card I need / is the ace of spades, ace of spades!