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Monster Inspiration

alaTest has collected and analyzed 593 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. People are impressed by the bass quality and usability. The design and comfort also get good reviews. Opinions are divided on the price. Many are critical about the portability.

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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 ( review summary for Monster Inspiration


alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 user reviews of Monster Inspiration from 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 Reviewers really like the usability.


86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Monster Inspiration


alaTest has collected and analyzed 372 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

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

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : David Carnoy (

Monster Inspiration (Black) review


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.

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Jul, 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 : Sam Vafaei , Marc Henney (

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The Monster Inspiration are sub-par-sounding headphones. They're sturdy and offer a unique and customizable headband design. Unfortunately, the poor noise isolation and below average audio reproduction leaves much to be desired.

Sturdy build. ; Interchangeable headband.

Poor noise isolation. ; Heavy. ; Poor audio reproduction.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Ali Heriyanto (

Monster Inspiration Lite On-Ear Headphones Review


Having been fans of the Monster Inspiration over-ear headphones, we were thrilled when they announced the smaller, sleeker Inspiration Lite headphones. The Lite on-ear headphones are targeted for those that want to wear something smaller on their heads...

Stays true to the unique concept of interchangeable headbands, excellent sound quality that serves up rich mids and crisp highs, good build quality, offers a design that will appeal to everyone

A bit pricey

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Sherri L. Smith (

Monster Inspiration Headphones Review


Monster's Inspiration headphones are elegant, customizable and plenty loud. They are a bit tight, however, and their bass can prove overwhelming.

Sturdy yet elegant design ; Good active noise-canceling technology ; Loud audio with clear, balanced mids ; Can still play music after battery dies ; Fun customization options

Aggressive bass can overwhelm tracks ; Tight fit

Monster's Inspiration headphones offer a chic, customizable design with effective noise-cancelling and loud audio, but the bass can be overwhelming.

May, 2014

Expert review by : Bethany Gordon (

Monster Inspiration Review


These bass headphones are heavy on the bass, but they lack many other important characteristics. The noise-cancellation feature is nice, but it doesn't compensate for the shortcomings of the overall sound quality. Even though they have excellent...

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.

May, 2013

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 : Brad Sams (

Review: Monster Inspiration with active noise isolation


Neowin has had a chance to try out Monster's Inspiration noise canceling headphones. The cans are high on fashion and bass, but do miss on the mids. Is this a deal breaker? Read on to find out more.

Oct, 2012

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

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