The DIY Headphone Kit That All the Audio Nerds Are Freaking Out About

By Mario Aguilar on at

The online audio nerd community can be enthusiastic, but they're going bananas for these DIY headphones. Thunderpants are made in Seattle by forum regular Smeggy, which turns a £50 pair of cans into some of the finest in the world.

Smeggy's Thunderpants are modified versions of Fostex T50RPs—a popular model audiophile hackers like to go after. Smeggy (né: Gary) leaves the excellent stock drivers alone and fits them with custom cups made of beautiful woods. According to Jude over at Head-Fi, Smeggy's closed-back Thunderpants "measure with some of the finest in the world."

Smeggy will build you a pair of Thunderpants for £350 or if you want to build your own, he'll supply you a kit for £190. Check out Head-Fi's review here: [Smeggy via Head-Fi]