Nixon Master Blaster
2:03

Nixon Master Blaster

Culture
[ Music ] ^M00:00:03 >> Hi. I'm David Carnoy, executive editor for CNET.com, and I'm here to give you a look at an interesting pair of headphones from Nixon. Now, Nixon is best known for its high-fashion watches, wallets, handbags, and other items. But it's now moving into the headphone market with a few select models. The one I've got here is called the "Master Blaster," and not surprisingly, these full-size headphones make something of a fashion statement. We were also impressed with the build quality, from the padded, real leather headband and ear cushions to the machined metal earcups that pivot on cleverly designed ball and socket mount. One of the first things you'll notice is that the entire outer rim of the right earcup is a volume control, which we liked. These headphones come with a skinny, braided, cloth-covered, five-foot long headphone cable that's terminated with iPhone compatible 3.5-millimeter plugs at both ends. The cable is removable from the earphones, and it connects to the left channel earcup. While we appreciated the Master Blasters unique style, we weren't totally thrilled with the fit of the headphones. Yes, everybody's head is a little bit different, but we felt the ear pads applied a little bit too much pressure against our ears. It was only mildly annoying over the first five or ten minutes, but after an hour or so, the headphones became downright uncomfortable. The pads themselves are relatively firm, and it was the excessive pressure that caused the discomfort. When you listen, there's an undeniable immediacy and the bass goes fairly deep, but thanks to the headphone's bright tonal balance, we were always more aware of the top end detailing. For you iPod owners, it's worth noting that these headphones are a little harder to drive than a pair of in-ear headphones. We didn't have a problem listening to our iPod. The sound was punchy, powerful, and extremely detailed, but if you really like to crank your sounds, chances are the Master Blaster will come up short for portable use. That said, we were more concerned that the below par comfort will be more of a deal breaker for some buyers, especially when you consider the somewhat high price tag of $200.00. I'm David Carnoy, and those are the Nixon Master Blaster headphones. ^M00:02:01 [ Music ]

Up Next

Reggie Fils-Aimé on Nintendo and the Future of Video Games
gmt20220518-190025-recording-avo-1280x720-00-15-09-11-still001

Up Next

Reggie Fils-Aimé on Nintendo and the Future of Video Games

I Lost My Mind on Guardians of the Galaxy Roller Coaster
1202231812667975-b8hrndwonamcg2sdaf5l-height640.png

I Lost My Mind on Guardians of the Galaxy Roller Coaster

I Went Shopping in the Metaverse and Tried On a Gucci Bag
shopping-1

I Went Shopping in the Metaverse and Tried On a Gucci Bag

How to Download Kanye West's 'Donda 2' for the Stem Player
donda-for-site

How to Download Kanye West's 'Donda 2' for the Stem Player

MoviePass will be back this summer -- this is how it'll work
moviepasscnet

MoviePass will be back this summer -- this is how it'll work

Watch ferrofluid turn into art
ericmesple

Watch ferrofluid turn into art

How Black Friday is very different this year
htdia-blackfriday-v2

How Black Friday is very different this year

Scrambled Eggs James Bond, the perfect meal for a Bond movie
james-bond-cooking-final-00-08-26-03-still083

Scrambled Eggs James Bond, the perfect meal for a Bond movie

How Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel works: Opening date, tickets, more
yt-star-wars-hotel-1

How Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel works: Opening date, tickets, more

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

Motorola Razr 2022 Arrives to Challenge the Galaxy Z Flip 4
screen-shot-2022-08-11-at-16-51-32.png

Motorola Razr 2022 Arrives to Challenge the Galaxy Z Flip 4

Comparing Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Fold 4 Specs
fold-3-vs-fold-4-comparison-00-02-45-01-still001

Comparing Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Fold 4 Specs

Samsung's New Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro
watch-thumb

Samsung's New Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro

Everything Announced at Samsung's Unpacked Event
samsung-unpacked-event-supercut-3

Everything Announced at Samsung's Unpacked Event

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Watch 5
samsung-00-01-16-07-still097

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Watch 5

Watch Samsung Introduce Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
samsungevent-galaxybuds2

Watch Samsung Introduce Galaxy Buds 2 Pro

Most Popular All most popular

Motorola Razr 2022 Arrives to Challenge the Galaxy Z Flip 4
screen-shot-2022-08-11-at-16-51-32.png

Motorola Razr 2022 Arrives to Challenge the Galaxy Z Flip 4

Make Your iPhone Faster by Clearing the Cache
cachecnet

Make Your iPhone Faster by Clearing the Cache

Everything Announced at Samsung's Unpacked Event
samsung-unpacked-event-supercut-3

Everything Announced at Samsung's Unpacked Event

Comparing Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Fold 4 Specs
fold-3-vs-fold-4-comparison-00-02-45-01-still001

Comparing Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Fold 4 Specs

Why Samsung Keeps Making Foldable Phones
foldablephone-explainer-clean

Why Samsung Keeps Making Foldable Phones

New Device Uses Levitation for Touch-Free Building
levitation-1

New Device Uses Levitation for Touch-Free Building

Latest Products All latest products

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Flip 3 Specs Compared
220809-yt-galaxy-z-flip-4-vs-z-flip-3-v2

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Flip 3 Specs Compared

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 First Take: Bigger Cover Screen, New Cameras
jje-9771

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 First Take: Bigger Cover Screen, New Cameras

MacOS Ventura Public Beta: The 3 Best New Features
thumb1

MacOS Ventura Public Beta: The 3 Best New Features

What You Should Know About the Nothing Phone 1
nothingphone1-cms

What You Should Know About the Nothing Phone 1

New WatchOS 9 Features Coming Soon to Apple Watch
p1050672

New WatchOS 9 Features Coming Soon to Apple Watch

PlayStation Plus: Picking the Best Tier
p1099227-mov-06-55-54-22-still003

PlayStation Plus: Picking the Best Tier

Latest How To All how to videos

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys
3keyboards

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC
psstill

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account
phoneonorange

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit
dsc00641

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022
budgetlaptops-00-08-35-15-still001

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use
googlepay-inhand

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use