What They Are
They're called "MoreMe" headphones because they bring out the detail range of frequencies that you need to hear when you're tracking. "MoreMe" headphones use 32 Ohm, 2-1/2" drivers (a little over 60mm), so they'll work with almost any amplifier and you can use several pair without loading anything too hard. They can hit 105dB (loud enough to cause ear damage). They have a "Stereo/Mono" switch with easily detachable earpieces, so that two people can use one set of phones (for recording choirs and backup singers). They also have metal adjustable earcup holders (not plastic), so you can bend them to clamp on your head really tight. The MoreMe's have pretty decent isolation, and a low enough price (i.e., dirt cheap) to ensure that even the smallest home studios can afford to have a few sets around without robbing their piggy banks.
I've added a nice little touch: the MoreMe labels are color-coded. Most people don't realize that phones with single cords always have the cord coming out of the left earpiece. Like Sony, I've made the label for the left earpiece blue, and the right earpiece label is red (red usually stands for right). The Studio Deluxe version also has big 3/4" circles that indicate "Left" and "Right". The left circle is blue and the right circle is red. The Studio Deluxe models also feature added insulation inside the earcups to improve midrange smoothness and increase isolation.
What They Aren't
So what's the downside? They have a damn short coil cord (which can actually save them from being stepped on). No, they don't sound as good as the Sony 7506s or the Sennheisers or the AKG's, ut for tracking, they're good enough (and cheap enough) for most people to use and get outstanding results. The manufacturer claims 20Hz to 20kHz, but it's actually more like 30 or 40Hz to around 15 or 16kHz. The Studio Deluxe headphones have a little more bass extension, and slightly smoother response. I wouldn't recommend using either of them for final mixes or mastering (I wouldn't use any phones for that), but for tracking, they work great (or at least, they work "good enough"). At ITR Studio, we've used them as tracking phones for groups signed to Sony, Epic, and MCA, and nobody's complained so far.
The Warranty (from Harvey Gerst at MoreMe)
I guarantee them to work reliably for 6 months. If they break for any reason during that period, you'll get a free replacement, but you pay the shipping. If they break after six months (but within the first year), I'll replace them for $5, plus shipping. If they break anytime after the first year, I'll replace them for $10, plus shipping.
MoreMe Deluxe Headphones Specifications
- Impedance: 32 Ohms +/- 10%
- Maximum Input Power: 100 mW
- Frequency Response: 30 - 18,000 Hz
- Sensitivity: 105 dB S.P.L. @ 1 kHz +/- 3 dB
- Distortion : less than 0.5% THD at 105 dB SPL at 1 kHz
- Weight: 56 gram
- Plug: 1/4" Stereo Plug