Joel Zimmerman better known by his moniker Deadmau5 is a Canadian electronic DJ and dance artist who is famously known for his trademark helmet that has the shape of a mouse.
There have been questions on whether he wears a headphone inside that helmet when he is performing and I would like to think that he does considering that he has a whole line of headphones named after him coming out.
Partnering with Sol Republic, the Sol Republic 1299-01 Deadmau5 Tracks HD On-Ear headphones were born, a creation thanks to Deadmau5’s collaboration with the headphone company.
Checking out the qualities and requirements for a killer headphone, Deadmau5 headphones are affordable and give the user the satisfaction of good sound and durability.
First things first, when one hears the word “Sol”, they assume it has something to do with the sun but in actuality, “Sol” is an acronym that stands for “Soundtrack of Life”.
Deadmau5’s headphones consists of two flavors of Amps in-ear headphones and two flavors of tracks on-ear headphones. An exciting feature that comes with these headphones is the swappable headbands, speakers and cables that come in vibrant colors and designs.
If you are using your cellphone to listen to music, you are able to receive or make calls thanks to its built in microphone.
Considering who partnered with them to come up with this headphone, it is obvious that one of the features is that the headphone will have deep bass and aggressive sound. They obviously will not make good headphones for those who prefer well balanced and natural sounding headphones.
Having purchased and used the headphone, this is my take on it.
Looking at its design, the Sol Republic Tracks headphone has an on-ear design that is quite comfortable although its fit will be subjective on the user.
An attractive feature about this headphone is the ability for one to completely pull apart the headphone and swap in a new headband that will have your friends wondering how you keep switching headphones every week. Not only does it have a pull apart headband, it also has detachable cords and pads which make it easy to accessorize the sound engines as they are dearly called by Sol Republic.
The other thing about this headphone is its ability to bend to great extremes without the possibility of it breaking.
When it comes to its performance, they have an aggressive lean that accentuates the bass and treble making them a good choice when listening to music that has big thumping bass predominantly found in music genres like techno, rap and hip-hop.
The Sol Republic Track headphone delivers its price’s worth.
Below are its features:
- V10 high-definition sound engine speakers are fully loaded with deeper bass, higher vocal clarity and crisp vocals
- 3-button mic + music control
- Virtually indestructible FlexTech Sound Track headband has a 1,000 day guarantee
- Fully interchangeable headphones so you can Remix your sound and style
- Compatible with most Apple, Android and Windows devices that uses a 3.5mm jack
Below are some comments given by people who have used the headphones:
“The form, function and style of these headphones is top notch. Sol Republic claims that the band is nearly indestructible and they display a video and several images on their website that solidify that belief in me (although I would never try it with mine). The trouble for me is that since I wear glasses the band presses my earlobes which then press my glasses into the skull behind my ears leaving me with a headache even after a few minutes. This effect doesn’t detract my love of these headphones but from a design perspective it seems flawed to have an uncomfortable product. Now I will admit my head is larger than the average bear’s so to each his or her own.
The modular design is unique and everything is replaceable which includes the band, the sound engines and the wire. My android phone doesn’t know what to do with the volume but the play/pause works in the stock media player. The color options are even more unique and I see some additions to my Deadmau5 sound engines in the future.
I was really surprised by my wife when I opened them as a gift. I was pretty shocked by the sound range and every person who wears them has something good to say. I had been using an open and light pair of Sennheiser headphones and the trouble with those were in the open air design. My wife could clearly hear what I was listening to even at low volumes. These headphones are pretty tight until you reach a moderate to high volume and even then the music isn’t clear but audible.
The sound range of these headphones is crazy and the bass is why I love them. The first track, very first, I listened to was Teardrop by Massive Attack. I was floored. I hadn’t heard some of the lows in that song since I had a semi-professional component sound system in college more than 10 years ago. For those familiar with this song there is a bass track that overlays another and that was in fact muddy. The clarity in the middle and high at that muddiness were still clear which is a win many headphone manufacturers don’t experience.
The bass produced is unique in that you can experience it at any volume but I have found my favorite volume between 40-50% as it seems to produce the most clarity on the low end before distortion (the clipping is a result of my sound card). Overall, the sound does get dirty but in a good rave scene kind of way (increase the Preamp and you will experience what I mean). The clarity is a pleasant surprise and even at high bass levels the mids and highs are crisp. Like I said early every person who listens has had been reluctant to let these go. By Nathaniel Reynolds
“I was on the hunt for nice on-ear or over-ear headphones when a friend recommended I check out Sol Republic. At first, I was skeptical; I had never heard of Sol Republic before. However, after trying out a pair at a Target, I was convinced! The ability to customize your headphones, easily replace parts, and not have to worry about parts breaking/stop working is unmatched by anything else to date. Sol Republic was created by the son of the creator of Beats headphones so you can be sure that looks will be important with these headphones. The great thing though is that looks are not all you are going to get with these. They look cool but also have great bass and it doesn’t over power like Beats. The mids are good and nothing sounds muddy or washed out. When I saw the deadmau5 version I was sold. I love deadmau5 and these headphones are the definition of AWESOME. I would totally recommend these to any deadmau5 enthusiast, audiophile, and anyone who wants cool, great sounding headphones for a price that doesn’t break the bank. Bottom line: Best headphones ever!” By Pen Name