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(Rolling Stone)   Introducing Motörheadphones. "People say we've never sold out," joked Lemmy during the launch. "No one ever approached us"   (rollingstone.com) divider line 62
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2013-01-09 08:13:31 PM
I was hoping they'd look more like giant moles.
 
2013-01-09 09:09:37 PM
Lemmy doesn't sell out.  He already owns the universe.
 
2013-01-09 09:50:01 PM
There's a fine line between pleasure and pain...and Motorhead dries their socks on it.

- My all time favorite concert tagline.
 
2013-01-09 09:52:32 PM
Lemmy is God (of merchandising).
 
2013-01-09 10:16:08 PM
"The headphones were specifically designed to bring out midrange sounds unlike other high-end headphones like Beats, which place an emphasis on bass. "


www.leighc.com
 
2013-01-09 10:18:46 PM
I didn't think there were enough fools out there to buy celebrity branded headphones. Those headphones like the Beats by Dr Dre can't possibly make my 192 kbps mp3s sound any better.
 
2013-01-09 10:26:19 PM

skinink: I didn't think there were enough fools out there to buy celebrity branded headphones. Those headphones like the Beats by Dr Dre can't possibly make my 192 kbps mp3s sound any better.


They're basically the Nike Jordans of audio.

Overpriced.
Clownish looking.
Embarrassing for anyone over 20 to be seen wearing them.
 
2013-01-09 10:35:41 PM
If you like audio fidelity, I tell ya I'm your man...
 
2013-01-09 10:37:58 PM
Introducing Motörheadphones. "People say we've never sold out," joked Lemmy during the launch. "No one ever approached us"

Maybe because you suck? I've never understood the love for this band. I've tried listening to them, and it's just awful.

I'd say "get off my lawn", but they are all older than I am.

\Yes, I've come into a Fark thread, whinging with the "stop liking things I don't like" bit
\\But I really don't understand in this particular case
 
2013-01-09 10:42:57 PM
They've sold out before:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26hUOALAAFo

;)
 
2013-01-09 10:52:49 PM
I'll wait and see what the reviewers have to say.

I'm generally okay with bands merchandising themselves. Its only "selling out" if they take a shiat product, slap their name on it, then jack up the price to ridiculous levels.
 
2013-01-09 11:03:42 PM
They're already out in Europe if you want reviews: Link
 
2013-01-09 11:13:03 PM
I feel Lemmy is behind this. Like when the whole band catalog was released it & Lemmy said "DON'T BUY IT!"
 
2013-01-09 11:14:41 PM
"high-end headphones like Beats"

Um, no.

www.analogueseduction.net
 
2013-01-09 11:22:44 PM

somemoron: Introducing Motörheadphones. "People say we've never sold out," joked Lemmy during the launch. "No one ever approached us"

Maybe because you suck? I've never understood the love for this band. I've tried listening to them, and it's just awful.

I'd say "get off my lawn", but they are all older than I am.

\Yes, I've come into a Fark thread, whinging with the "stop liking things I don't like" bit
\\But I really don't understand in this particular case


They're a bit like Johnny Cash, their attitude and reputation play a large part in why their fans like their music. Not necessarily because it's great music, but because the artist that puts it out exudes a certain aura. Johnny Cash's music was pretty much meh with a few exceptions (IMHO), but add his reputation and attitude to it and it somehow becomes great and cool. Motorhead is much the same. Personally I like Motorhead, and I think they have a cool basic rock and roll sound to them and they've always had the "We don't give a shiat what you think, we're gonna do our thing" attitude to them that came across in their music and it calls out to some people.
 
2013-01-09 11:28:11 PM
I miss these for listening to metal.
t2.gstatic.com
 
2013-01-09 11:42:15 PM

somemoron: Introducing Motörheadphones. "People say we've never sold out," joked Lemmy during the launch. "No one ever approached us"

Maybe because you suck? I've never understood the love for this band. I've tried listening to them, and it's just awful.

I'd say "get off my lawn", but they are all older than I am.

\Yes, I've come into a Fark thread, whinging with the "stop liking things I don't like" bit
\\But I really don't understand in this particular case


Ahh, if you like "Ace of Spades" you like all of their music, if you don't, then you won't . They're like AC/DC, they sell the sound more than the lyrics
 
2013-01-09 11:45:16 PM
farm6.staticflickr.com

^ What selling out really looks like.
 
2013-01-10 12:01:08 AM

MrEricSir: [farm6.staticflickr.com image 320x213]

^ What selling out really looks like.


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-10 12:04:42 AM

IntertubeUser: "The headphones were specifically designed to bring out midrange sounds unlike other high-end headphones like Beats, which place an emphasis on bass. "


[www.leighc.com image 490x307]


THIS!
I will order two pair, the studio and hopefully if they make ear buds, I'm on that shiat!

/The Ace of Spades!
 
2013-01-10 12:10:54 AM

MrEricSir: [farm6.staticflickr.com image 320x213]

^ What selling out really looks like.


Eh, I don't really consider that "selling out." To me, selling out implies that a band or artist was originally focused on music, and then veered away from that due to the lure of dump-trucks full of money.

Kiss was always about the money, and they've always been up-front about it. I find it kind of endearing, actually; far preferable to bands like Rage Against the Machine, who build an image of being anti-corporate starving artists but take the dump-trucks full of money anyway.
 
2013-01-10 12:13:23 AM
I heard about this on a radio a few weeks back. I'm not a fan of their music, but I'm intrigued. And my current earbuds are sounding a bit blown, again.
 
2013-01-10 12:32:24 AM

Spaced Lion: MrEricSir: [farm6.staticflickr.com image 320x213]

^ What selling out really looks like.

Eh, I don't really consider that "selling out." To me, selling out implies that a band or artist was originally focused on music, and then veered away from that due to the lure of dump-trucks full of money.



L7
 
2013-01-10 12:53:01 AM

The Muthaship: Lemmy is God (of merchandising).


God Was Never On Your Side.
 
2013-01-10 01:05:33 AM
I never thought Anthrax got their due. They were far better than Motorhead
 
2013-01-10 01:09:33 AM

skinink: I didn't think there were enough fools out there to buy celebrity branded headphones. Those headphones like the Beats by Dr Dre can't possibly make my 192 kbps mp3s sound any better.


If you think that's silly, they sell branded earbuds now. In case anyone wants to stare into your ear canal.

d1bseu12av3ou0.cloudfront.net
 
2013-01-10 02:09:16 AM
I never liked designer headphones. I always find them sub-par compared to other brands. I'll stick to my Allen & Heath XD-53 cans.
 
mhd
2013-01-10 03:09:35 AM
Midrange? Then I'm waiting for my high-pitch-focused Judas Priest headphones.

/Longer lasting than the Queensryche model
 
2013-01-10 03:19:28 AM

IntertubeUser: "The headphones were specifically designed to bring out midrange sounds unlike other high-end headphones like Beats, which place an emphasis on bass. "


[www.leighc.com image 490x307]


My first thought was, "God, that sounds stupid." Right on the heels of that was, "I want a pair."
 
2013-01-10 04:19:32 AM

StoPPeRmobile: I miss these for listening to metal.
[t2.gstatic.com image 227x222]


Yeah, the SM150/152 were definitely fun rock/metal speakers. A great example of a speaker that may not be so accurate, but is very enjoyable to listen to with a broad range of music. Very efficient too.

As for the headphones, I wonder who is manufacturing these for the brand?! They look pretty utilitarian. The male plug on the phones, for the detachable cable, is...umm...unique. It would be hilarious if they actually sound good. Not holding my breath though.
 
2013-01-10 05:12:13 AM

mhd: Midrange? Then I'm waiting for my high-pitch-focused Judas Priest headphones.


There's more to life, you should live it up.
 
2013-01-10 06:58:56 AM

Harry_Seldon: mhd: Midrange? Then I'm waiting for my high-pitch-focused Judas Priest headphones.


There's more to life, you should live it up.


I did, after midnight. Took the city by 1am.
 
2013-01-10 07:10:06 AM
my favorite version of AOS.

While I greatly respect 'em for sticking around and rocking out when most people of Lemmy's vintage are perma-testing out rocking chairs and recliners, I myself tuned out after Another Perfect Day.
 
2013-01-10 07:26:03 AM
What a great idea actually. They came out with superior headphones that are specifically engineered for music with heavy bass so why can't there be ones for rock? I wouldn't spend all that money for headphones when I don't listen to a lot of music with heavy bass lines.
 
2013-01-10 07:44:27 AM

hbk72777: Ahh, if you like "Ace of Spades" you like all of their music, if you don't, then you won't . They're like AC/DC, they sell the sound more than the lyrics


AC/DC is the Mikhail Kalashnikov of rock and roll: Both are one-trick ponies, but it's a *REALLY* good trick.
 
2013-01-10 08:03:02 AM
"The headphones were specifically designed to bring out midrange sounds unlike other high-end headphones like Beats, which place an emphasis on bass. "

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-10 08:05:08 AM
Lemmy needs the money to support his $1000/day Nazi memorabilia habit.

And his children!

/jokes
 
2013-01-10 08:32:24 AM

Harry_Seldon: I never thought Anthrax got their due. They were far better than Motorhead


Anthrax is far better than a hell of a lot of bands that are far more popular than they are.
 
2013-01-10 08:32:43 AM

Harry_Seldon: I never thought Anthrax got their due. They were far better than Motorhead


There are hundreds if not thousands of bands that can play circles around Motorhead.

However this is a band that has been around in some form or another for decades while other bands in the genre barely make it five years before they detonate, self-implode or turn into a bad parody of themselves.

And to some degree they're like AC/DC except that they don't really care whether you like them or not....they're still going to be playing louder than anyone else.
 
2013-01-10 08:33:16 AM
Let's turn this into a recommendations thread.  I have a couple of pairs of Sony and Skullcandy ear buds.  I was told to stay away from the Beats ear buds, because for 150 bucks, you're paying for the name.

I am looking for earbuds with a decent midrange and bass level, but wanting to keep the price at 100 and under.  Suggestions?
 
2013-01-10 08:56:42 AM
24.media.tumblr.com

/hot
 
2013-01-10 09:32:46 AM

FinFangFark: Let's turn this into a recommendations thread.  I have a couple of pairs of Sony and Skullcandy ear buds.  I was told to stay away from the Beats ear buds, because for 150 bucks, you're paying for the name.

I am looking for earbuds with a decent midrange and bass level, but wanting to keep the price at 100 and under.  Suggestions?


Grado SR60i.
 
2013-01-10 10:13:55 AM

afghanwhiggle: FinFangFark: Let's turn this into a recommendations thread.  I have a couple of pairs of Sony and Skullcandy ear buds.  I was told to stay away from the Beats ear buds, because for 150 bucks, you're paying for the name.

I am looking for earbuds with a decent midrange and bass level, but wanting to keep the price at 100 and under.  Suggestions?

Grado SR60i.


He said earbuds although otherwise Grado would be an excellent choice.

Sennheiser and Shure are a couple of good brands that make earbuds. I have had some quality issues with Shure last time I tried their earbuds though. One set had distortion on the low end, the other had trouble with treble. So be sure to listen to stuff like reggae or IDM to put them to the test before the return period is up.

Sony is a decent brand if you go through earbuds quickly. They're cheap but sound decent.

Skullcandy is actually all generic gear that simply has a brand name slapped on it. Last time I looked at the MP3 accessories in a chain store, I was somewhat surprised to see that there is a flood of cheap-o earbuds with cheesy "designer" labels. Pretty much all of them are made by the same manufacturer (someone like Foxconn,) they just have a different brand attached. Avoid all of them.
 
2013-01-10 10:24:20 AM
"The headphones were specifically designed to bring out midrange sounds unlike other high-end headphones like Beats, which place an emphasis on bass. "

The only headphones worth owning are the ones that emphasize nothing.
 
2013-01-10 11:11:44 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: "high-end headphones like Beats"

Um, no.

[www.analogueseduction.net image 450x369]


I like the cut of your jib. Got a pair of AKG K1000s that I don't wear that often due to having a big head.

Saw a ton of Dr. Dre Beats in the airport over Christmas. Laughed at them while enjoying my Westones...
 
2013-01-10 11:15:05 AM

FinFangFark: Let's turn this into a recommendations thread.  I have a couple of pairs of Sony and Skullcandy ear buds.  I was told to stay away from the Beats ear buds, because for 150 bucks, you're paying for the name.

I am looking for earbuds with a decent midrange and bass level, but wanting to keep the price at 100 and under.  Suggestions?


Look here - Link

I have a pair of these but they are above your price range, I'm very happy with them though.

Etymotic ER4P
 
2013-01-10 11:18:33 AM

dalthas: /hot


That's how I read the headline
 
2013-01-10 11:25:36 AM

StoPPeRmobile: I miss these for listening to metal.
[t2.gstatic.com image 227x222]


I had a pair of these in the basement of my house that use to rattle windows on the second floor, loved em.
i266.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-10 12:08:44 PM

contrapunctus: skinink: I didn't think there were enough fools out there to buy celebrity branded headphones. Those headphones like the Beats by Dr Dre can't possibly make my 192 kbps mp3s sound any better.

They're basically the Nike Jordans of audio.

Overpriced.
Clownish looking.
Embarrassing for anyone over 20 to be seen wearing them.


I run a recording studio and recently had a client that INSISTED on wearing her Beats during the sessions. I made her sign a waiver that I was no way responsible for the mix sucking when all was said and done. She sent the mix to a mastering house and they told her it was farked, she ended up coming back and paying me for another two days to fix the mix.
 
2013-01-10 01:03:02 PM

mjones73: FinFangFark: Let's turn this into a recommendations thread.  I have a couple of pairs of Sony and Skullcandy ear buds.  I was told to stay away from the Beats ear buds, because for 150 bucks, you're paying for the name.

I am looking for earbuds with a decent midrange and bass level, but wanting to keep the price at 100 and under.  Suggestions?

Look here - Link

I have a pair of these but they are above your price range, I'm very happy with them though.

Etymotic ER4P


For $300 dollars I would hope so. Is it just me or is that crazy money for ear buds? I'm thinking it should be about $30 for a decent pair.
 
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