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Monster Inspiration

alaTest has collected and analyzed 379 reviews of Monster Inspiration. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Views about the bass quality and price are overall positive. The design and comfort also get good reviews, whereas there are some critical comments about the portability.

sound, comfort, design, price, bass quality

portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Monster Inspiration is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Monster Inspiration

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Monster Inspiration from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the noise isolation and price. The design and comfort also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and portability. There are some mixed comments about the size.

sound, comfort, design, price, noise isolation

portability, reliability

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Monster Inspiration Passive Noise Isolating Over-Ear Headphones (Black, Multilingual)Monster Inspiration Active Noise Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Silver, Multilingual)Monster Inspiration OVER-EAR Active Noise Cancelling Headphone

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Monster Inspiration

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 207 user reviews of Monster Inspiration from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and price. The design and comfort are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the portability.

sound, comfort, design, price, usability

portability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Monster® Inspiration Active Noise Canceling Over-Ear Headphones -TitaniumMonster Inspiration Active Noise Canceling Over-Ear HeadphonesMonster Inspiration Headphones Navy Headband

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Ewdison Then (slashgear.com)

Monster Inspiration Active Noise Cancellation Headphones Review

 

It used to be that you were judged on what music you listened to - now it's what brand of headphones you choose to listen to it with. Monster segued from cables to cans back in 2008 and, with the dissolution of the Beats Electronics partnership this...

The collision of fashion and headphones has left shoppers not only with far more options from atypical names, but with some more difficult choices to make. Whereas headphones might once have focused on providing as transparent sound as possible,...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Monster Inspiration (Black) review: Monster's Inspiration headphones beat the Beats.

 

As many of you already know, Monster had a partnership with Beats to manufacture Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, which now come in a variety of styles and sizes. Not too long ago the two companies severed ties, but that hasn't stopped Monster from making...

The Monster Inspiration headphones are comfortable, have good build quality, and offer impressive, rich sound with good detail and punchy bass. They come with three detachable headphone cables, microphone options for iOS and Android mobile devices, and...

The Inspiration is a fairly bulky headphone set and pretty pricey -- and the extra headband covers are priced too high at $30.

While the Monster Inspiration headphones aren't a bargain, their combination of excellent sound and solid build quality, plus a decent accessory package, makes them worth a long look if you're considering a full-size pair of headphones in the $250 to...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Monster Inspiration

 

With super-crisp highs and booming lows, the Monster Inspiration pair of headphones offers a very sculpted sound signature that never distorts.

Strong bass response. Doesn't distort even at top volumes. Not only is the cable removable, but the headphones come with three cables total. Works with iPhones and most other mobile phones

Exaggerated highs and lows won't appeal to audiophiles seeking flat response. Removable headband and overall design is not for everyone

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Brian Kahn (hometheaterreview.com)

Monster Inspiration Active Noise-Canceling Headphones

 

Monster headphones are immensely popular, but often not with critics. Although more recent models have reversed that trend a bit. Brian Kahn takes a listen to the Monster Inspiration headphones to see where they fall.

The Inspiration provides a sonic presentation that will please many listeners with strong bass without overpowering the midrange ; The ControlTalk system combines a microphone with easy-to-use controls for iPhones and other devices. Users of other...

The Inspiration required careful positioning to prevent the ear cups from pinching my ears. I found that I had to slide them back and forth to get the pads to surround my ears rather than rest on them ; The clamping force was too light to keep the...

The Inspiration headphones address the rapidly growing group of listeners who consider headphones as much a fashion statement as a piece of audio equipment. The ability to change the Inspiration's appearance by swapping out headbands will appeal to...

May, 2013

Expert review by: Chip Chick (chipchick.com)

Monster Inspiration Headphones Look Good and Sound Good Too! [Review]

 

The Monster Inspiration Headphones have finally arrived and they are bound to make a fashion statement. That is because these headphones are not just for those who love ...

Unique Concept that features interchangeable headbands, excellent sound quality that serves up rich mids and crisp highs, good build quality, a design that will appeal to everyone

Gets heavy after wearing for a while, low end could be a bit stronger, and headband prices should be a bit lower if Monster wants the concept to catch on

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Monster Inspiration

 

The Monster Inspiration headphones offer good bass. See how they compare to other bass headphones in our review.

Customizable headbands and multiple cables and control features make these headphones fun to use and wear

The sound quality is subpar and lacks real texture

The heavy weight and lack of available technical specifications keep these headphones from rising higher on our list.

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Monster Inspiration

 

These look good and will last a while, but they don't excel in sound or noise-cancellation

Good looks ; Build quality ; Long battery life

Sound is short on clarity ; Noise-cancellation could be better

The Monster Inspiration noise-cancelling headphones are a mixed bag. They’re good-looking and comfortable, and we like the extended battery life.

Consumer review by: Karen4love (cnet.com)

"Great Pair of Headphones!"

 

So I decided to get these over the Noise Isolating Inspirations and I do not regret the decision. I was afraid that like the QC15 from Bose, it would only work well if the ANC is on. You don't have to worry about that here as you can still continue to...

Great sound quality, good noise cancelling

High Price

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: 9ersfootball (cnet.com)

"Awesome get them.Best"

 

They are worth the moeny.

Clear sound, natural sound, and awesome sound. Can't hear any thing with them on. Best headphones I have ever had.

There are not any cons.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: whatif22 (cnet.com)

"Very comfortable fit, Clean, Smooth, Clear sound!!"

 

I took my music with me and listened to about 7 pair of headphones to include the wireless ones. They all were a little overpriced, but I got my Monster Inspirations for 25% off. These are big, but they are full size headphones and very comfortable for...

Durable, plenty of soft padding for head and ear comfort, great but not over powering bass coupled with the clarity works well for the variety of music I listen to. I use the multiple audio cables with my iPad and android phone.

The material used to cover the padding around the ears could have been something a little more heat resistant to support long use, but I used these on a 5 hour flight and didn't experience sweaty ears.

Feb, 2013

Product Specifications

Configuration

Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
DECT: No
Display: No
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Integrated Amplifier: No
LCD Display: No
Microphone Boom Arm: No
Multi Compatible Gaming Function: No
Mute Control: No
Neckband: No
SCREEM: No
Sound System:STEREO
Speakers:STEREO
Switchbox from Telephone to Headset: No
Volume Control:No / Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Connection:3.5 mm Plug
USB: No
USB Dongle: No

General Features

Compatibility:for 4 and more brands
Ear Canal Headphone:Not Applicable
Form factor:In Ear Headset
Product Type:Headphones / In Ear Headset
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:Headband Headset / Headphones
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