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Motorheadphones are a little less than AceThe 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 MÃ¶torizers. 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 MÃ¶torizers. 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 MÃ¶torizer'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.