Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
h a l f b a k e r y
A hive of inactivity

idea: add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random

meta: news, help, about, links, report a problem

account: browse anonymously, or get an account and write.



Viking headphones

I hear horns
  [vote for,

For those whose idea of "bass" is something with the overpressure of a shaped charge and the cyclic frequency of a steam locomotive, a larger earpiece is required than is available on standard headphones. Viking headphones house a massive driver in a curved, perfectly optimized waveguide to inflict all of that window-bending audio directly onto the tympanic membranes.

The on-cord equalizer includes two presets, "Ragnarok" and "Wagner".

lurch, Nov 26 2002

(??) I think she's wearing them in this picture . . . http://www.geocitie...raypages/index.html
Art by [RayfordSteele]. [bristolz, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

(??) Horns. http://www.bluetail...~rv/viking-helmets/
real Viking helmets probably didn't have them [mrthingy, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Minnesota Vikings helmet http://www.nflhelmetstore.com/vikings.htm
[mrthingy, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

[RayfordSteele] wanted a reminder. Here it is. http://news.bbc.co....olitics/8410302.stm
But what good is a limit on the MP3 player if you have super-efficient, amplified headphones? [lurch, Dec 13 2009]


       I like the image. Do they come in a range of sizes? I want to listen to the Ring cycle with my Mighty Valhalla set.
PeterSilly, Nov 26 2002

my face your, Nov 26 2002

       Remind me to invest in the hearing aid market as our generation ages.
RayfordSteele, Nov 26 2002

       Comes with the battleaxe CD player?
DrCurry, Nov 26 2002

       Can I get mine with Brunhilde braids attached?
1percent, Nov 26 2002

       (mental picture of lurch wearing a copper bra-plate... eww...)
RayfordSteele, Nov 26 2002

       //(mental picture of lurch wearing a copper bra-plate... eww...)// - shush, DrC will hear...
PeterSilly, Nov 27 2002

       Wow. These'd probably ensure me my own seat on the rush hour bus (+).
madradish, Dec 16 2002

       [mrthingy] - I had found that exact page while trying to ensure the historical accuracy of this invention. I finally decided that historical accuracy could go hang, 'cause I was going to put horns on anyway.
lurch, Dec 16 2002

       You could call them Minnesota Viking headphones. Then there would be no inaccuracy (if you were concerned about that).
mrthingy, Dec 16 2002

       Hmm, yeah... maybe one of those football helmets with the oversized concussion prevention cap. Involve the entire upper cranial surface for audio... I can see it, but I'm afraid there might be a new idea in it. Appropriate cred to you when it happens, [mrthingy]. Or feel free to beat me to it.
lurch, Dec 16 2002

       Oh, go ahead.
mrthingy, Dec 16 2002

       <swisscheese tag, UnaBubba's deleted anno asking> How big are these headphones?</swiss>   

       I think I'll have to take a hacksaw to a Bose speaker to find out how to set it up. Probably about 20 inches by 14 (measured as per Boone & Crockett bison rules, C & D1), but mostly hollow so not too heavy.
lurch, May 07 2003

       I hope lurch baked this.
skinflaps, Feb 12 2004

       Personally, I'd like to see that hoary old "arrow-through-the-head" doohickey redone in a combined headphone/MP3 player version.
lostdog, Feb 12 2004

       I so wish that I could bun this again. Every time I read this I Cheshire smile. Great.   

       Equalizers affixed each horn, Yeah!
skinflaps, Nov 04 2006

       Nice (+) Jerith was a genius.
Shadow Phoenix, Oct 19 2007

       Interesting. The //copper bra-plate// presumably holds a sub-woofer for inflicting the deep bass into your abdominal cavity?
pocmloc, Dec 13 2009

       An ice pick would be much cheaper, mercifully quicker, and only marginally more painful.
outloud, Dec 15 2009


back: main index

business  computer  culture  fashion  food  halfbakery  home  other  product  public  science  sport  vehicle