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Monster Inspiration

Monster Inspiration
alaScore 92

200 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 200 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the build quality and design. The bass quality and comfort also get good views, whereas there are some mixed comments about the value for money.

sound, comfort, bass quality, design, build 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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Monster Inspiration

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 14 user reviews of Monster Inspiration from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

sound, value for money, design, comfort, bass quality

reliability

100% 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)

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Amazon.com review summary for Monster Inspiration

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 user reviews of Monster Inspiration from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com.

sound, comfort, value for money, bass quality, usability

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

This summary is based on the product: Monster Inspiration Active Noise Canceling Over-Ear Headphones

Expert review by:

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...

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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...

Whether they’re worth $299.99, however, is questionable. Viewed solely as a way to enjoy music, the Monster Inspiration headphones can be fussy about their fit (though are comfortable when you have it right) and are certainly tuned to a particular...

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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...

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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

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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...

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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.

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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:

"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.

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Pleasent Surprise

 

Great while working in the home office. Sound is clean & crisp. Bought them without seeing except for internet reviews. Could not find in local stores to demo before buying. Was concerned about the return policy, however that is now a non-issue as...

Clear Sound","Durable","Easy Controls","Versatile

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Good headphones but over priced

 

A good headphones with very good sound qualities. I like the carrying case to keep it safe while traveling. However, it is expense and would like to see it priced at least $100 or more cheaper. They are a little heavy as well.

Sound, effective noise canceling

Expensive

Product Specifications

Configuration

Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
DECT: No
Display: No
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Integrated Amplifier: No
LCD Display: 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

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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