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Aerial7 Tank DIY White Inspired by Drew Brophy

Over-Ear DJ-Style Drew Brophy inspired Do-It-Yourself Artist Edition Headphones with Swivel Earcups


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DIY by Drew Brophy

Typically, "D.I.Y" or "Do It Yourself" means more work for you. But Aerial7's new DIY Tank Series headphone didn't really intend for consumers to have to "Work" on their new headphones at all. Rather, customize, or Draw In Your Vision. Or how about "Doodle It Your-way! Thats a good one too. However you want to break down the translation, one thing still stands. This pair of professional grade DJ-Style headphones was designed by artists, for artists. Aerial 7 challenges you to express your inner creativity, and visions with the Drew Brophy inspired Tank Headphones. Like a perfectly thirsty canvas awaiting the steady strokes of a brush, or the smooth hands of an air brush. These headphones were engineered with all the premium features of the classic Tank series, with a blank polished White finish, anxiously awaiting the artist inside of you to open up one of the three included permanent markers, and make them your own. After all, you are the artist!

Same Solid Build, Still Tanks!

The Drew Brophy inspired Tank series headphones are equipped with the same over-sized 57mm dynamic drivers that users have grown so fond of. They still feature ground shaking bass, with full mid range, and clear, crisp highs producing life-like vocal clarity. The detachable coiled DJ cable can still be swapped out for the straight microphone headset cable for your Blackberry, or iPhone 5, iPhone 5S or 5C, 4S or 4, and so on. The Tank D.I.Y. still includes all of the great accessories like the screw on 1/4 Inch adapter and the portable carrying pouch too. All you need to be concerned with, is the canvas that awaits your inner artist. We don't want to keep you from your next project, its right here waiting.

What's In The Box?
  • Aerial7 Tank DJ-Style Headphones (White DIY)
  • 3 Permanent Markers (Red/Blue/Black)
  • 2.5 Meter Detachable Coiled Cable
  • 1.2 Meter Straight Smartphone Microphone Cable
  • 1/4 Inch Screw On Adapter
  • Portable Carrying Pouch
  • Owners Manual & User Guide
  • 1-Year AUTHORIZED Warranty

General Features:

  • Do It Yourself "DIY" Tank Series Over-Ear DJ-Style Headphones
  • Large 57 mm Dynamic Speaker Drivers provide unrivaled sound reproduction with thundering bass levels and a wide frequency response
  • Integrated microphone with adjustable volume controls for use with iPod Touch, iPad & iPad Mini, iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5/5C/5S, Galaxy S4/S3/S2, HTC One, Nokia Lumia, LG Optimus, Galaxy Note 2 & 1, Sony Xperia, Android Smartphones, Blackberry, Windows Smartphones, and many other compatible devices
  • Over-Sized Ear Cups provide maximum noise isolation from ambient noises, party guests chatting, and other unwanted noises while resting with a pillow-like comfort for a pleasing experience
  • Soft, pliable, and adjustable headband for comfortable extended listening without strain or irritation
  • Full DJ Swivel ear cups with spring return for single-sided monitoring
  • 1/4" (6.3mm) Adapter included
  • Primary Color: White (For Now...)
  • Manufacturer Part Number: Aerial7 01111
  • Also Found As: Aerial 7 01111, Aerial Seven Tank D.I.Y., Drew Brophy Tank Headphones, Aerial7 Tank-DIY
  • Original Aerial7 Tank Available In: Storm , Graffiti , Mondrian , Platinum , Soldier , Evil , Eclipse , and Thrash
  • Alpinestars Tank Series by Aerial7 Available in: HI-VIZ Yellow , and Carbon Fiber
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Product Specifications:

  • Headphone Fit: Over-Ear, DJ Style
  • Acoustic Design: Closed Back, Noise Isolating
  • Speaker Type: Dynamic Driver
  • Driver Size: 57 mm (Diameter)
  • Frequency Response: 5 - 20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 108 dB 3 dB (at 1KHz)
  • Nominal Impedance: 64 Ohms
  • Maximum Input Power: 3500 mW
  • Cables:
    • Detachable: Yes
    • DJ/Standard Cable: 8.2 Foot Coiled DJ Headphone Cable (2.5 Meters)
    • DJ/Standard Cable Connectors: Female 3.5 mm to Male 3.5 mm "L-Type" Connection, Gold Plated
    • Microphone Cable: 3.94 Foot Straight Cable with Smartphone Mic
    • Microphone Cable Connectors: Female 3.5 mm with Clip to Male 3.5 mm Straight Connection
  • Adapter Plug: Male 6.3mm (1/4 Inch) to Female 3.5mm (1/8 Inch), Gold Plated

Headphone Design

Headphone Type

Headphone type refers to the construction of the headphones.

Around the Ear means that the headphones wrap around the ear to provide a secure fit. This is most often seen in active and sports headphones.

Around the Neck means that the headphones wrap around the neck. This is also seen in active and sports headphones.

Earbuds means that the right and left sides of the headphones are separated and will fit securely into the ear. These are small, compact, and user friendly.

Over the Head headphones mean that the right and left speakers are connected with a support that goes over the head and rests on top. This is the typical headphone type.

Over the Head
Earpiece Design

This is the design of the earpieces on the headphones. Some headphones go inside the ear, while others rest on the outside of the ear. This helps you know exactly what type of headphones you will be receiving.

In-Ear: The ear buds go into the ear. Most often, the right and left ear buds are two separate pieces.

Enclosed-Ear: Usually are found on the larger headphones. They rest on top of the ear and have padding for comfort, as well as enclosing the ear to the speaker. This type of headphone helps to filter out surrounding noise.

On-Ear: This type of headphone involves the speaker sitting gently on the ear without going in the ear or sealing it off.

Specifically For
Some headphones can use an IR Transmitter in your vehicle, while some can be plugged into your media device and be used on the go or at home.

This is the lifestyle that the headphones are designed for. Each style has unique features that make it perfect for particular people.

Designed for those that are active. These headphones are made to stay in the ear during workouts. Whether you frequent the gym a lot or go running outside in the fresh air, these active style headphones will be your best friend.

For those that need the best in music quality. These audiophile headphones are engineered to produce high fidelity and accurate audio replication.

Disc Jockeys (DJs) require a special type of headphone that can meet their professional needs. These headphones are durable, loud, and will often allow for one ear listening.

Fashion Enthusiast:
For those that want to make a fashion statement with their headphones. Not only are these headphones designed with great sound quality in mind, but also great looks!

This lifestyle speaks for itself! If you love video games and want a pair of headphones that will deliver explosive sound and allow you to communicate with others, this is where you need to shop!

Music Lover:
These headphones are made to sound great. They are designed to produce rich, brilliant sounds that will play your music in a manner that the artists would appreciate. These headphones are for those that love music.

Musical Production / Recording Artists:
You're a music creator. Whether you're producing and mixing it down or in the studio recording yourself, you need a pair of headphones that will reproduce the music perfectly without any coloration. Look here for reference quality studio monitoring headphones.

Headphones need to be affordable and durable to keep up with the student lifestyle. A variety of styles can be considered a pair of student headphones.

Those that often find themselves on planes or on the road a lot. These headphones are compact, lightweight, and have a portable design. Some of the headphones in this lifestyle will feature noise cancellation technology that will help shut out outside noise.

Fashion Enthusiast
Acoustic Principle
The basic design of the headphones. There are 3 different types: Open: Have ports that allow air through the back of the diaphragms, enabling the headphones to sound like the music is coming from an outside source. Closed: Completely sealed and have no air passing through the diaphragms. Sounds like you are in a closed off room. Semi-open: Have slots or ports in the back of the cup and are partially open. This allows for a mixed sound between an open and closed headphone.

General Features

Noise Reduction technology removes unwanted noise from a signal. Background or ambient noise can be removed to produce clearer speech and enhanced hearing. Typically these Active Noise Canceling (ANC) headphones are powered and use batteries to activate the noise canceling technology. Also referred to as Noise Reduction or Noise Cancellation.
Headphone Connection
This is how the headphones connect to the audio source.

Corded means that the headphones use a cord to transfer the audio signal.

Wireless means that the audio signal is transmitted wirelessly to the headphones.

1/4" Stereo Jack Adapter
Some headphones will come with a 1/4" stereo jack adapter to connect the usual 3.5mm jack to a 1/4" stereo plug.

1/4" Stereo jack is a larger audio jack that select electronics have.

Volume Adjustment
Volume Adjustment means that the headphone (independent of the source) can adjust the playback volume. Many headphones and ear buds have in-line volume control, which allows adjusting the audible volume from a switch on the headphones cord. Other headphones have a volume knob on the headphone can.
Built-In Microphone
This means that the headphones or earbuds have a built-in microphone. This can be a microphone on the cord, built into the headphone, or even a boom microphone. These mics can be used for music devices like iPods, for Smartphones to make and receive calls, or for gaming purposes.
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
5 - 20,000 Hz
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
108 +/-3 dB
Driver Size
This refers to the diameter of the driver (speaker) on each side of the headphone.
57 mm
Driver Type
The physical design of the driver in the headphones.
The opposition to electric current, a higher impedance means a higher electrical resistance. This is measured in ohms.
64 ohms
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Kendall Park, NJ

Great head phones for my iPhone

June 3, 2014

I have been looking for headphones that would block external sounds while giving good fidelity at a reasonable price. I find these to be very good for that purpose. I they the best sounding headphones out there? No but they are well worth the money.

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