Motorhead’s legendary frontman Lemmy Kilmister has debuted the band’s very own line of high quality headphones. Set to usurp Dr. Dre’s Beats, the aptly named Anti-Beats are said to put an emphasis on the oft neglected mid-range sounds, as opposed to its competition, who focus mainly on bass.
Lemmy showcased the new gear at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, according to Rolling Stone. The Motorheadphones will be available in an array of both over-ear and in-ear styles, with the buds going for between $49.99 and $59.99, and the over-ear models expected to fetch around $99.99 to $129.99. The headphones are apparently totally made out of metal, which is pretty bad ass.
Gamers don’t stress – they will soon be developing models with inbuilt microphones.
During the presentation, Lemmy discussed what probably a lot of Motorhead fans were concerned with: “People say we’ve never sold out,” Lemmy said in good humour. “No one ever approached us.”
The frontman appears to be all for the headphones and their point of difference. While CEO Ulf Sandberg stated that “too much bass takes the soul out of rock”, Lemmy put it way better: “It’s like you’re listening through a towel”.
Though the models have been available in the UK for a while now, they will be shipped off to the US in April, and I guess Australia soon after.