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Great Quality Headphones, Even for the Money!,
This review is from: Monster DNA On-Ear Headphones (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Electronics)
I am a college student who was in the market for new headphones. I previously owned the Senheiser HD 428 (which I strongly recommend for those who want value-priced headphones) , and the original Bose OE headphones. However, I decided to go for a nicer pair this time around. After going to Best Buy and spending about an hour evaluating all of the headphones, I noticed this separate station with these oddly shaped headphones. Although you could only play a couple of samples, these headphones sounded amazing. I went home and checked the reviews, which were universally positive, so I decided to go ahead an purchase them. After finally breaking them in, here is my evaluation on a few categories:
The obvious comparison for these headphones are the Beats Solo HD's, which are also priced at $200. The Monster DNA's definitly feel a lot more sturdy than the beats, although you cannot twist the headband around like one can do with the sol republic headphones. Overall, they feel very study, and the removable cord prevents accidents or small damage than can ruin a pair of good headphones.
If I have one critique of these headphones, it is definitely the comfort. The cushions are soft, and the headband is of course adjustable. However, as a function of the on-ear style, they do tend to bring slight pain the cartilage on my upper ear after wearing them for about 2 hours. I believe the beats have the same problem, and if you are extremely sensitive to this, I would go with a pair of over-the-ear headphones.
These headphones can be folded up and placed into a little pouch which is included with the headphones. The box also comes with a cloth that you can use to wipe off fingerprints and dust from the headphones. Included are two flat-style wires, one of which features volume and pause/play/skip song functions for iOS and Android devices. This is a nice feature,especially because the flat wire chord is less likely to get tangled up.
Now for the most important feature, the sound. As I said before, I tested many other headphones, and I don't think any of them compared to the Monster DNA's. I had heard great things about the Sol Republic Track HD's, and unless Best Buy put out a terrible pair, they sounded muddled and distorted. The beats definitely sounded great, but they put a great deal of emphasis on the bass. Don't get me wrong, I listen to a fair amount of hip hop, so I thought bass was extremely important. However, having an overpowering bass at the expense of mid and high sound quality is not worth it in my opinion. As for the DNA's, these headphones take a few hours to break in, but once you do...WOW. These are definitely the best pair of headphones I have ever listened to. They are incredibly clear, and people were not lying when they say these are loud. Of the many devices I own, I do not need to turn these up to more than 25-30% volume on any of them. In addition, the noise isolation on these is great. While noise-cancelling headphones emit a pitch that cancels out external noise, these simply block out other sounds when your music is playing. I cannot hear anything outside sounds at all when I am listening to these headphones, even at relatively low volumes. Overall, these headphones sounds great, and face no distortion even at louder volumes
If you are willing to splash the cash for a nice pair of headphones, I would highly recommend the Monster DNAs. Unless your into looks or brands of beats, I think these headphones are superior in almost every dimension, and are well worth $200. Enjoy!
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Initial post: Jan 14, 2013 9:28:23 PM PST
what a fake review... these suck. plane and simple. Hate you marketing guys.....
Posted on Feb 1, 2013 11:34:23 AM PST
R. McLaughlin says:
"If you are willing to splash the cash for a nice pair of headphones," you can get something dar better for the same amount of money or something with the same quality for far less.
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