Reviews and Problems with Monster Beats In-Ear Headphones
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Monster Inspiration In-Ear Headphones Review
3 May 2014
Summary: We were really impressed by the Monster Inspiration Headphones. They exceeded our expectations for in-ear headphones in both sound quality and clarity. Competition in the headphone market is fierce, and Monster has not always had the best reputation for delivering value against price. The Inspirations are expensive compared to the standard, cheap, available at the register earbuds, but they are in a different class.
Conclusion: One can argue that you get similar sound with other slightly lower priced headphones, for instance the Harman/ Kardon CL headphones that come in at AED 200 less than the Monster Inspiration. However, when you factor in the noise cancellation (such as it is) and the Monster brand name which does command a high price point, and the multiple cords, build quality and general design, the Monster Inspiration isn’t a bad deal at all.
Conclusion: Monster’s Inspiration headphones are comfortable to use over long periods and boasts a fantastic sound quality, as one would hope from its expensive price-tag. We like the onboard active noise cancelling technology as it works a treat. More crucially, the fact that you can still listen to your music even when the batteries powering this feature run flat, is a big benefit.
Summary: Those annoying Beats headphones (the plasticky ones sporting a red or white lower case “b”) have spawned an awful lot of similarly fine but overpriced celebrity-endorsed cans. But Beats have also done a good thing for serious audio: they have planted the idea in even the densest head that it’s worth spending as much, or more, on your headphones as you do on your music player.