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Monster Inspiration

alaTest has collected and analyzed 187 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. Reviewers really like the bass quality and durability. The design and comfort also get good feedback, but there are some negative opinions about the portability. Views are divided on the price.

sound, comfort, design, durability, bass quality


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Monster Inspiration is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Monster Inspiration


alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Monster Inspiration from The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Views about the bass quality and noise isolation are on the whole positive. The comfort and design also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability, and opinions are divided on the price.

sound, design, comfort, noise isolation, bass quality


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Monster Inspiration Passive Noise Isolating Over-Ear Headphones (Black, Multilingual)

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Monster Inspiration


alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 user reviews of Monster Inspiration from 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 People really like the bass quality and durability. The design and comfort are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative comments about the portability, and there are some mixed reviews about the price.

sound, comfort, design, durability, bass quality


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

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

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Caleb Denison (

Monster Inspiration (Active Noise Canceling)…


Monster Inspiration headphones information: The review below is based on time spent with the active-noise-canceling version of Monster's Inspiration headphones, which uses a noise-canceling circuit to actively block out background noise. We also had an...

Balanced, engaging sound ; Excellent tonality ; Soft, luxurious feel ; Solid build quality ; Considerate stock of accessories included

Noise canceling not as strong as competition ; No ¼-inch (TRS) adapter included ; Some may feel clamping force is excessive ; Slightly heavy

We highly recommend them and happily bestow these fine cans with our Editor’s Choice award considering their stellar sound, though we should note that this active noise-canceling version loses half a point for slightly less effective noise-cancelation...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Ewdison Then (

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 (

Monster Inspiration headphones (passive noise cancellation, black)


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 (

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 (

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 (

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: (

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: (

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: Sapiendut (

"Overpriced and underperforming"


Forget this unit, pay a tad more and get PSB M4U-2 noise cancelling headphone instead. Built like a tank, hardly any added hiss in active mode, can be used as passive headphone without battery installed, accurate and natural enough to be used as a...

Stylish, the most "natural sounding" headset from Monster

Generates lots of hiss when noise cancelling is turned on, sound quality is still very far from natural, useless when the battery die (can not be used as a passive headphone without the batteries installed.

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (

Monster Inspiration


They work great. the passive and active noise canceling is great .I wear these in a computer datacenter and at a normal volume level they block out all the fan nose from all the computers. They also come with a case, and three different cable to...

They are a bit heavy after a while and the comfort could be better

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications


Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
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
Sound System:STEREO
Switchbox from Telephone to Headset: No
Volume Control:No / Yes


Bluetooth: No
Connection:3.5 mm Plug
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