With hip-hop fans flocking to buy Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, it was only a matter of time before hard-rocking audio engineers cranked out designs fine-tuned for blasting loud guitars instead of thumping beats. Behold three pairs of headphones built to rock your world.
“Everything louder than everyone else” is Motörhead’s slogan, and these Motörizers ($129, www.motorheadphones.com) prove it.
Where would rock be without Marshall amps? The company packs its expertise into the Marshall Monitors ($200, www.marshallheadphones.com), which feature vintage amp styling.
These AC/DC headphones ($99, www.onearz.com) include the booming drivers you’d expect from a band with the word rock in more than a dozen song titles.
This article originally appeared in the April 2013 issue of Playboy.