6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Motorheadphones are a little less than Ace: First Look

About Video Transcript

First Look: Motorheadphones are a little less than Ace

1:24 /

The Motorheadphones Motorizers look and sound very rock and roll, but need a little more attention to detail.

Hi. This is Ty Pendlebury with the look at the Motorheadphones Mötorizers. When it comes to buying celebrity headphones, you have two choices. Gaudy or goddamn, that's horrible. But what if you want something a little more discreet? Something that says skanky dive bar, for example. Behold the Motorheadphones Mötorizers. This is the British metal band's top-of-the-line headphone. And they promised to transform you from Lemming to lead singer Lemmy, but hopefully without the intent in hearing loss. These are full detail headphones with a bit of swivel in the e-cups, but they don't fall down flat. They come with two sets of cords, a short one with a three-button mic, and a longer one for use at home. Build quality is a little ragged. Just like Lemmy himself, I guess. And the earpads attract a lot of gumpf. Lint is not very rock and roll. Sound quality is fairly balanced with more bass than the band itself, though it is articulate-- this time, unlike Lemmy. And they have nicely judged treble response. The mid-range is open, sounding in detail, but there is a presence boost that's designed to make vocal sound exciting. But it can sound a little too screechy with the wrong material. At $130, the Mötorizer's may enable certainly impress metal fans. But I'd recommend spending a little more on a more balanced and better built audio [unk] technique at N50s. This has been Ty Pendlebury for CNET.com.

New releases

All the things Apple Watch can do without an iPhone nearby
1:33 April 18, 2015
You still need an iPhone to set up and use the Apple Watch, but it can do things on its own, too! Fitness, music, Apple Pay, and a...
Play video
The WD Elements portable drive is a great deal
2:23 April 17, 2015
CNET editor Dong Ngo sort of explains the difference between bravery and courage using the high-capacity low-cost WD Elements portable...
Play video
Forget maps and let leg electrodes guide you there, Ep. 200
4:54 April 17, 2015
Crave celebrates its 200th episode with a human cruise control system that's, well, pretty shocking. We check out a bicycle that claims...
Play video
Send Frigidaire's Professional Fridge back to the minors
2:24 April 17, 2015
The Frigidaire FPBC2277RF is priced in the big leagues, but fails to perform up to expectations.
Play video
Star Wars droid BB-8 is real, powered by Sphero
2:40 April 17, 2015
Get ready for rolling BB-8 toys. The droid in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is a real robot, based on the technology in Sphero's toy...
Play video
CNET Top 5 - Crazy looking smartphones
3:36 April 17, 2015
Round, curvy and two-faced: five phones that broke the mold and dared to be different.
Play video
Faster Roku 2 masters the streaming universe
1:45 April 17, 2015
A nearly perfect mix of speed, features, price and ecosystem make the Roku 2 our favorite streaming device yet.
Play video
The Garmin Vivoactive is an ultra-slim smartwatch with a few hiccups
2:15 April 17, 2015
CNET's Dan Graziano gives you a first look at Garmin's first smartwatch
Play video