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Monster Inspiration Noise Isolating Over-Ear Headphones

by Monster
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  • Super-comfortable earcups for all-day listening comfort
  • Passive noise isolation
  • Personalize your look through interchangeable headbands (additional headbands sold separately)
  • Includes ControlTalk cable for controlling music and phone calls from iPad, iPhone and iPod
  • Straight mini-to-mini cable for airplane listening - fully compatible with Skype
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Technical Details

  • Noise-Isolating

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 7 x 7.5 inches ; 11.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0086SKGQQ
  • Item model number: MH INS OE BK NI CUA
  • Batteries 2 AAA batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 28, 2012

Product Description

The Monster Inspiration Noise-Isolating Over-the Ear Headphones, in black, reduces ambient sound to provide legendary sound performance with a revolutionary pair of headphones that you customize to suit your style. Crystal-clear highs, powerful-deep bass, and an incredibly detailed midrange brings your entire music library to life with impressive realism and without distortion. A full line of interchangeable headbands lets you express your individuality in ways you've never imagined. It's Serious Audio in High Style.

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Customer Reviews

They look sophisticated, they sound great, and they're quality.
Altimate
The build quality is superb, the sound is really great and not too bass heavy like the Beats.
Samirb
I think you definitely get you money's worth with the build quality and sound.
Charles

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Altimate on January 18, 2013
I've been a professional musician for 20 years, and I've been a sound tech for 7. I've gone through a lot of headphones.

Recently I picked up a part time job at Best Buy to make some extra money on the side, and the discount you get as an employee is pretty nice too.

I learned that through a special program we were able to purchase these headphones at a significant discount. I jumped on it.

I was skeptical because I listened to the active noise cancelling version they had set up in the store on one of their headphone kiosks. I was not impressed with the active cans. They didn't have much life in the sound, but I noticed that there were frequencies, or sounds, in the songs they chose that should have been there, but were not. In other words, the recordings they used to sample the headphones had been altered.

Still I was nervous that my headphones may not perform well like the in store sample led me to believe. I'm glad to say that I was nervous for nothing.

The passive headphones have excellent sound. They have a great spatial quality, and the accuracy is pretty darn good too. They do not distort, in fact they are extremely clean at all volume levels.

The build of these headphones scream quality. They feel sturdy, they gently hug your head instead of grabbing on for dear life. This is great if you want to wear them for a while as they won't give you a headache. The fact that these headphones also collapse to fit in an included leather bag is a nice bonus too. The padded earcups are comfortable, and they don't make you sweat too much.

One feature that the passive headphones have that the active ones don't is the ability to plug the wire into either side of the headphones.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By nickmiller23 on January 19, 2013
I JUST bought my new inspirations a few days ago (passive noise isolation model) and gave them the suggested 30 hour break-in period. From a classical musician's perspective, and someone who has relatively snobby issues when it comes to audio quality, these headphones meet and exceed what I was expecting. There is no need to mess with a digital EQ, either in iTunes music player or android music player or any other adjustment type tweaks that are available as you would with lesser headphones.. Just leave your music player set to flat, these headphones are ACCURATE...even to a fault.

I have sampled Liszt, Copeland, Dvorak, Shostakivich, Beethoven, Louis Armstrong, Tower of Power, Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra, Etta James, George Clinton and the Parliment Funkadellic, Average White Band, The Eagles (Hotel California live version), The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Guns n' Roses, Metallica, The Who, Boys II Men, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, and a few others. These headphones reproduced all generes accurately and evenly through every expected range.

The seal these create around the listeners ear removes 90% of all other ambient noises when music is not playing. When music is on, the listener is surrounded in a closed environment between the listener and his/her music, and nothing else.

Some other reviews elsewhere complain about weight, but you get what you pay for. These headphones are a very solid quality. Not that I would recommend abusing and tossing around a $230 pair of headphones, but the brushed metal frame, solid head band structure, and luxurious ear cups are unmatched in quality.

Other reviews claim too much audio quality similarity to the "Beat's by Dre" due to Monster's previous association.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Samirb on December 2, 2012
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I am not a headphone expert nor have I owned a pair of quality headphones before, so my sample has a size of 1. But after doing a lot of due diligence on what I should buy, reading a ton of reviews etc, I settled on these. I didn't want noise-cancelling because I just didn't see the point for $100 extra. These headphones have been awesome. The build quality is superb, the sound is really great and not too bass heavy like the Beats. They're stylish and comfortable...really nothing bad to say about these except that they are a bit heavy. I got used to it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jason on April 7, 2013
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Well worth the price. Crystal clear and super comfortable, these headphones are by far the best in their catagory. Perfect for travel or just when you want to lose yourself in your music
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Felix on May 18, 2014
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I had some Beats and I do think they are great headphones but the Monster headphones are by far better in my opinion. They have a great overall sound and blocks everyone noise around. They do have some sound leakage but overall the best pair of headphones I have bought.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By daveam on July 30, 2013
There are so many reasons why these headphones are so great!! Overall, I love these headphones because they have the required STYLE, SOUND, COMFORT, DURABILITY, and CASE

STYLE:
Why the style of the Monster Inspiration headphones is great is because they feature a interchangeable headband and you can buy external headbands to change the headphones and fit your style. I am a fan of the design of these headphones as they have the industrial look with all the metal build quality/ Metal Accents as well as the rectangular Ear-Cups.

SOUND:
FIRST OF ALL, The VERSION THAT IS LISTED HERE IS THE NON NOISE CANCELLING VERSION so BUYER BEWARE, WITH THE SMALL PRICE TAG, YOU ARE MISSING OUT ON THE NOISE CANCELLATION. Moving on, The monster Branded headphones are known for their "BASSY" headphones such as the beats and The Monster Inspiration have not let that saying down which means that they do have a SOLID BASS. The Clarity of the Instruments and Acoustics were pretty clear. The vocals were also pretty nice. NOW, THESE ARE NOT THE HEADPHONES YOU SHOULD BUY IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR EXCELLENT INSTRUMENTS, ACOUSTICS AND VOCALS. IF you are looking for those types of headphones, i would go with the BOSE HEADPHONES since they are really expertise on the instruments, acoustics and vocals. Unlike the Beats Headphones, these headphones didnt have that much bass as to it would drown out your other music.

COMFORT:
As the headband is pretty much half the headphones for the Monster Inspiration, they have added soft padding on the whole headband so it is really comfortable.
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