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Monster Inspiration

alaTest has collected and analyzed 255 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 durability and bass quality. The design and comfort also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the portability. There are some mixed views about the price.

sound, comfort, design, bass quality, durability


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 36 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 Reviewers really like the bass quality and noise isolation. The design and comfort also get good comments. Many are negative about the reliability and portability.

sound, comfort, design, noise isolation, bass quality

price, portability, reliability

86% of the reviews on 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)

Jul, 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 are impressed by the bass quality and durability. The design and comfort are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the portability. Views are divided on 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

Jul, 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: 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: 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

Consumer review by: lesflys (

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


Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Justin (

Monster Inspiration


Good headphones for the money. Unless you spend over $300 on monster's website. Pretty comfortable, excellent sound quality, if they had a little more bass they would be perfect. They feel very sturdy and quality built. I think they're one of the best...

Jul, 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