I thought the upcoming Marshall Headphone’s were the king of rock cool but their crown has just been stolen. Munitio is selling… um get this… Nine Millimeter Headphones! These are about $150 and you can also get them in silver. If you want to seriously ballistic (or stupid depending on how you look at it) go for the Teknines for $250. Why? Why not?
“In another earphone first, MUNITIO has pioneered the use of extreme industrial grade coatings for the SITi (standard issue titanium) line of earphones. No other earphone on the planet has ever attempted to integrate this specialized technology into its products because no other earphone is made the way MUNITIO nines are. Used by NASA in high performance applications titanium coatings have unmatched durability and safety. Available in Deep Gold with gun metal tips the SITi earphones are down right menacing.” – munitio.com
For more info: munitio.com
I was talking via IM to “Raytrace” who’s name you see all over music tech social media sites. We were talking about checking our mixing in cars and he said that the Volkswagen Beetle is known to have the best shape for audio playback. I never heard that before but on the surface it makes sense. I guess if the circular interior walls are matched with a killer Blaupunkt system right?
Here’s my check the mix workflow:
- Adam P11A (nice monitors)
- Yamaha NS10M’s + Powerful Amp (harsh but acurite)
- Sony MDR-7506 headphones (loud cans)
- Apple iPod in-ear headphones
- Subaru Impreza (Japanese car)
- Nightclub Soundcheck
Remember to listen from other rooms from where the speakers are playing with the doors shut. The next door effect can point out too loud mix elements. Try mixing with a fan or noise in the room. Check mixes in loud cars (see above) and in parked cars. Remember to mix with fresh ears before any other music making.
photo credit: nitrox09
At this year’s CES Denon introduced the AH-D7000 headphones. They cost $999. The main features that would make someone drop this cash on some cans include the 50mm diaphragm (huge!) and the Mahogany housing. Apparently wood casings in high end headphones is the subject of much praise in the hi-fi world.
“Experience musical fidelity as you’ve never heard before with Denon’s AH-D7000 Ultra Reference over-ear headphones. Combining old world craftsmanship with state-of-the-art technologies, the AH-D7000 re-defines the ultimate in headphone listening. The large diameter (50mm, 1.97”) free edge Microfiber diaphragms provide extended frequency response, from the lowest bass notes all the way up to 45 kHz, to provide the ultimate listening experience with advanced high resolution audio formats such as SACD. High strength Neodymium magnets provide high efficiency and freedom from motor structure non-linearity. The elegant housings are crafted from real Mahogany wood, with intricate internal carving to enhance the natural tonal balance, and are finished in an elegant soft satin piano gloss.” – usa.denon.com
I’d like to see a high profile fashion victim DJ rocking these. I’m sticking with my Sony MDR-7506′s for now.
For more info on the new D7000′s: click here Buy last years model the AH-D5000 now for just $463: Amazon