Leave your mark on The Wall.
December 17, 2011
Yes, I constructed that word from the ether, which btw, the Master Blasters are quite adept at pushing one into the other. I digress.
First I need to point out that these are stitched from some seriously bad ass bovine organs. Which, if you'd studied the tanning process for 6-9 seconds or owned anything made from animal carcass in the past, you will know takes time to break-in.
"Oh so straight out the box, they won't massage my ears like jell-o covered in baby oil?"
No, guy who has excellent analogies, they'll take a bit before your pinna get wet at the mere mention of the NMBH. Hold on to that return, and let the death-cycle of leather take place, you instant gratification slut.
Also, the articulation of the cups is the envy of every cirque-yoga-gymnast this side of the Himalayas (Which side? Doesn't matter, you're on both). I wear these like deadmau5 on a three-day bender, glitchmob at the after party, and bassnectar on a bad day. Hell I even toss 'em on backwards when I want to blow my left brain clear over to my right. It's synergy.
I purchased these off WM, to replace a pair of Shure SE425's, that some genetic tailing pond reject decided to liberate from my tympanic tyranny. Those sick little buggers were part of the Occupy my ear movement, you douche! Anyhow, I can attest the nixon's push more air (bass) into my head and make me look tons sillier. They're damn clear too, but without the benefit of a side by side deathmatch, I'd venture the Shure's were crisper high-end. They fit slightly less well underneath my motorcycle helmet, but they definitely let those around you know you don't care to hear their thoughts, and probably can't even hear your own.
Had I paid full price, I would probably choose the Shure's, but it was time for a change, and since Obama's not bringin' it my way, I went old school with NIXON. (Didn't see that coming, eh?)
Turn. it. up.
March 23, 2009
ok...so i've never had super nice headphones before, like i've had the skullcandy TI's and GI's (both pairs breaking within a couple months of purchasing them)...so i decided to say f it and go for the gold...plainly put...these headphones are amazing - they sound phenomenal, look baller, and are made of super strong, not easily breakable materials...if you're willing to spend the money, you will NOT be disappointed
These headphones are bush, that's bad. I'm on my second pair only because they sent me another one... and they broke almost right away as well, same spot.
While I am a long time fan of Nixon, own a lot of product I have not been please with this product or the service I've received from them. I'm essentially going to keep running around to sites giving this product a negative review because I would hate for someone else to shell out $200+ for these headphones when they will spend more time in the mail to and from repair then they will on your head. Again check the pic on their facebook group.Ya they sounds great but it's worth if they just break? Plus, for the price they should sound good so that kinda goes without saying.
If you want more info as to where they break, check out what happened to me, I posted a pic up on their wall.
By: Trent Jackson
December 15, 2010
Pretty damn plush - probably not as comfortable as the Sony MDR-XB700 (retarded comfortable), but way better than getting boxed in the ears (significantly less comfortable). Let the 50mm drivers do all the punching.
By: Zach Pina
October 30, 2010
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September 27, 2009
well, im not about to complain, i got these on ebay for about $120 new which is definitely a fair price. i see people complaining about the wire making noise and the headphones not being comfortable. i'm not an expensive headphone connoisseur or anything, i'm just coming from some old scool chopper style headhones and a pair of (terribly uncomforable) wesc oboes. i wanted a braided wire and over the ear headphones with pretty good sound quality. I got what i wanted and definitely would recommend these to anyone looking for similar. I find them comfortable, though the leather seems a little thin and soft (i was expecting it to be a bit hardier, thicker and cheaper (which i usually like more)). can't complain. they're great cans. try them out. i'd love to see a pair with a coiled cord come out.
the cushions are anything but, they are actually really stiff and not soft at all. I was shocked when I put them on, part of the reason why I returned em
By: Yule & Bellow
November 18, 2010
April 13, 2009
Bought these headphones as opposed to the Bose quiet comforts and dont regret my decision at all, levels are all crisp and clear, bass is boomy without drowning out the other levels...comfortable, traveling through europe with them now and love em, plus they are lank stylish.
February 3, 2009
These headphones are expensive, yes, but compared to other studio quality headphones that I've used (Bose, Sony) they are very competitively priced. The on ear volume control is amazing, awesome feature, and the leather wrapped cans and headband make them comfortable, even at long stretches. If you travel at all, these would be a wise choice.
December 15, 2010
These headphones will disappoint you. I'm on my second pair only because they sent me another one... and they broke almost right away as well, same spot. Ya the sound good, guess what, they are $200 + they should sound good so that goes without saying. REALLY SURPRISED with Nixon on this one, as mine have spent more time to and from repair and being sent new ones then they've been on my head.
While I am a long time fan of Nixon, own a lot of product I have not been please with this product or the service I've received from them. I'm essentially going to keep running around to sites giving this product a negative review because I would hate for someone else to shell out $200+ for these headphones and have the same problems I've had. I've essentially wasted my cash, that's frustrating considering all the other high quality sets out there like Bose and Dre Beats that are compariable in price. I'd gladly pay a little more more phones I could actually use.
If you want more info as to where they break, check out what happened to me, I posted a pic up on the Nixon Facebook wall so you can see what I'm talking about.
Anyone have first hand experience on Master Blasters VS. Beats Studios?
By: Yule & Bellow
April 5, 2010
June 28, 2011
Wow I was so excited about these headphones and all the good reviews that were posted. I got them and tired them on but only one ear works and the sound is horrible not high quality what so ever. These are definitely defective. They are weird in the sense that you have to use an aux output cord to connect these, granted the cord is included but with my experience sound quality of aux isn't the greatest. I also bought a pair of matix domepiece headphones and they are by far superior than the Nixon's.
January 4, 2009
I also tested these at a shop. I really like the look, looks like they can take a beating and its styly. I find them a little too big, but hey that's personal. Sound is pretty damn sweet. I was rocking my socks of in the store, i'd give it a 5/5.
And the volume control on the ear is a cool feature. I just think the price is a little bit steep- ay.
June 10, 2009
First of all, the style is dope as hell. They are definitely big, but have have super clean lines and are extremely well made with leather and metal. They should stand the test of time. I find them to be extremely comfortable, even wearing them all day. I sit at a desk at work and am able to passively block out about 70% of ambient noise just based on the great over-the-ear fit that these headphones provide. The volume control over the right ear is a great idea, totally functional, and extremely convenient. For anyone who plugs their headphones into a jack/input that is not easily in reach or that needs to fluctuate volume often it is a HUGE convenience to quickly and effortlessly change the volume with a quick twist of the dial on the right ear. As for the most important part of any headphone, the sound quality, these do not disappoint. I realize that 2 bills might scare a few people away from these, but anyone in the market for high end studio quality headphones would agree that these are very competitively priced and in my opinion are equal or better than much of the competition. Not to mention they look much better in my opinion. The bass is thumping, but not at the expense of the mid and high range. It is a very "full" sounding headphone that pays respects to the entire tonal range without just trying to play to the lowest common denominator: the bass. I would strongly recommend these to anyone looking for a sick, well made headphone that stands out from the crowd.
December 29, 2008
Well, I don't own these, but I tested them out an the board shop and I must say, being a Nixon fanatic, they could have done a bit better, and priced them a bit less. They are not "mushy" really at all, the leather is pretty tough, so they aren't the most comfy, but the sound is pretty good. Not "insane" Maybe 4 out of 5. The coolest thing is the volume switch on the right ear. Amazing idea. Anyway, might want to try them first.