Motorheadphones Iron Fist
Motorhead are a classic rock band. Yes, many of their songs sound a bit similar and yes, no-one knows the name of any member of the band who isn’t Lemmy, but their best songs rock like nothing else. And, of course, Lemmy is a bonafide rock god.
That’s why we were a bit worried when we saw the Motorheadphones Iron Fist headphones. It was bad enough seeing the band logo splashed across T-shirts from major high street retailers, worm by trendy teenagers who would cringe at the sight of Lemmy’s face, but going all Beats by Dre. on us could have been a step too far.
However, the Motorheadphones Iron Fist are a surprisingly good set of headphones, with balanced sound for a fashion pair, and a practical, flexible design.
MOTORHEADPHONES IRON FIST – DESIGN AND COMFORT
Like the most iconic fashion headphones, the Motorheadphones Iron Fist are relatively compact over-ear cans. This type of design lets them straddle the priorities of sound quality, portability, noise isolation and not making you look like an idiot.
They are pretty successful on all fronts. However, there’s no mistaking which band is attached to the Motorheadphones Iron fist headphones. The back of each earcup is plastered with a large Motorhead band logo, as well as the Motorheadphones brand name, written in the traditional Motorhead font.
This style decision rules them out for anyone not looking to buy because of the Motorhead name. They have no shame, but that doesn’t mean they won’t make some people feel slightly embarrassed for them.
Logos aside, the Motorheadphones Iron Fist are otherwise thoroughly inoffensive. They’re all-black aside from the few spots of silver trim and the largely plastic construction helps them stay light.
Both the earcups and the headband are finished with a leather-effect texture, but it’s fine enough to avoid becoming too eye-catching and helps to stop them feeling too plasticky. The headband of the Motorheadphones Iron Fist is clever too.