Monster Inspiration Active Noise Canceling Over-Ear Headphones
Monster Inspiration Active Noise Canceling Over-Ear Headphones
Monster's Inspiration over-ear headphones deliver next-generation active noise canceling technology with perfectly tailored noise isolation to eliminate distractions without sacrificing the subtle details of your music. With its precision tuning, premium finishes and custom headbands, Inspiration delivers serious audio in high style.
Inspired by iPhone
Monster designed the Inspiration Over-Ear Headphones to go with your iPhone. Take your music along wherever you go—and listen in style.
Monster Sound delivers audio the way it was intended—powerful and clear. Precision drivers, artfully engineered and balanced, reveal the full fidelity within every recording.
Advanced noise cancelling
This technology cuts the noise without sacrificing your music. Dual microphones capture multiple types of external noise, leaving you a full range of powerful pure audio.
Premium sound, even after your batteries run down. Never be stranded without your music again.
Easily switch headbands for a unique look. An extra premium headband is included; lots of headbands are available.
A wide, fully adjustable headband and pillow-soft leather ear cups form the perfect seal to keep you comfortable, and your music personal.
Play, pause, skip or take phone calls with the Control-Talk inline remote and microphone. Three included cables ensure compatibility with any device.
- Exceptional music reproduction
- Personalize your look through interchangeable headbands
- Noise cancelling so you hear only the music
- Super-comfortable ear cushions for long trips
- ControlTalk cables for Apple and a wide range of other devices for calls through your headphones
Did you notice?Active noise canceling technology eliminates distractions while keeping every note of your music pure.
Apple Recommends ForListening to music and calls on your iPhone or other iOS devices in any environment.
What's in the Box?
- Monster Inspiration over-ear headphones
- Two interchangeable headbands
- Zippered protective travel case
- Three cables: Apple ControlTalk, Universal ControlTalk and straight audio cable
- Two AAA batteries
- Anti-microbial cleaning cloth
- Other Features: Active Noise Cancelling, With Remote and Mic, With Mic
- Form Factor: Over Ear
- Cable Length: 120 cm
- Batteries: AAA
- Mfr. Part Number: 128725
- UPC or EAN No.: 050644629624
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty: One year
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Ratings & Reviews
Great headphones for anyone who loves quality products
Very cool design and comfortable fit but the main reasons I bought these is the superb sound and ANC quality.
You get a great ri Very cool design and comfortable fit but the main reasons I bought these is the superb sound and ANC quality.
You get a great rich bass, smooth mid-range and crisp treble without ANC being active. With ANC turned on, the bass gets a boost while the mid range becomes richer and the Trembe sharper.
I compared these headphones with the similarly priced Beats Studio HPs and I found that the sound quality was about the same but overall I found these gave an more polished, 'smoother' audio experience.
The ANC is very cool and I found the effect very quiet compared to the Beats Studio. …
- Written by Andrew D from Los angeles
75 of 79 people found this useful
Monster's Next Gen Sound!!!!!
The WOW factor is Phenomenal! I mean, I have never felt better about spending this much money on a pair of headphones! Build quali The WOW factor is Phenomenal! I mean, I have never felt better about spending this much money on a pair of headphones! Build quality is great, at least these didn't feel cheap and plasticky like my Beats!
Now, for soudn quality, these are way more robust than my Bose or my Beats! Monster really got it right this time...
Included goodies: 3 Cables! Wow, now it covers my iPhone and my Blackberry! How cool is that?
All in all, the headphones are great, sexy, sleek, and I won't feel so embarassed wearing these at the airport than I would with my Beats and I have some style which was non existent with my Bose! Thanks Monster! …
- Written by Chris W from Largo
67 of 72 people found this useful
Picked up my pair of the new Monster Inspiration headphones last week and they're totally awesome! Unlike my Bose, these work whe Picked up my pair of the new Monster Inspiration headphones last week and they're totally awesome! Unlike my Bose, these work when the noise cancellation is off and with great bass, smooth mids and crisp highs. When I turn the noise cancellation on, the bass is boosted, the mids and highs are incredible and all in a wonderful silence. Comfort wise, these are a bit more snug fitting then some others I tried, but very comfortable to wear... …
- Written by Gerard B from Scottsdale
66 of 70 people found this useful
These headphone are not worth the 299.99 they cost. They are very heavy and uncomfortable. The sound quality is favorable but comp These headphone are not worth the 299.99 they cost. They are very heavy and uncomfortable. The sound quality is favorable but compared to others it's not any better. They will hurt you're head from weight and use. They also tend to fall off when I move my head up or down. Overall a waste of money. …
- Written by Joseph P from Franklinville
1 of 3 people found this useful
It is good headphone.
I got monster inspiration (passive one, not active) for a week now. On first day I tried, because of it's snug fit, my ears were h I got monster inspiration (passive one, not active) for a week now. On first day I tried, because of it's snug fit, my ears were hurting. It was too tight and kind of heavy. I was only using the ear buds for many years and this one is the first around ear headphone I purchased. I really like the looks. Very solid design. And for sound, it has too much bass for my taste. I really like cool sound or natural sound. When I listen to music I always decrease bass a little and increase treble. For me, Monster inspiration has warm sound, but less than beats studio.
Next day and more and more I use, it feels more comfortable and my ears are not hurting anymore. For sound, I set my iphone equalizer to bass reducer and it sounds way better. I usually listening classical music especially playing piano and it sounds amazing on monster inspiration. I tried my old boss MIE2 earphone to compare the sound quality and I don't want to go back to earphone anymore. After I set my iphone equalizer to bass reduce, I'm very satisfy with Monster inspiration. But my last little worry is I don't think I can use it during hot summer day because my ears are warm because of it's snug fit. But because of snug fit, the music is not leaking to other people and it gives more quite environment.
Honestly, I wish I should tried B&W P5 and Harman Kardon CL before buy Monster inspiration.
Since these two headphones have good reviews in natural sound, I want to try them to compare Monster inspiration. After all, it is good headphone and it deserves 5 stars, but it sounds little warmer than my taste I give 4 stars. …
- Written by sean L from Los Angeles
3 of 3 people found this useful
I've been personally buying monster cable products for awhile. Theyre the only instrument cables i've been using. Afterbeing very I've been personally buying monster cable products for awhile. Theyre the only instrument cables i've been using. Afterbeing very disappointed with beats and yes I bought the solos and the studios which both broke on me I decided to stop buying Monster headphones. Then a sales rep from monster who I met one day let me try these on and I was blown away. Truly an audiophile product. They sound amazing definitely underrated. …
- Written by Cecilia D from Richmond
7 of 8 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Are these the highest quality headphones monster has released at the moment?
- Asked by Jason K from Indiatown
- Oct 18, 2012
Yes. They are phenomenal sounding.
- Answered by R C K from Elk Grove
- May 18, 2013
How do the Monster Inspiration compare with the Beats by Dr Dre?
- Asked by Nhan L from Monterey Park
- Aug 27, 2012
Compared to beats solo, studio, and pro's? These win. To Beats Mixrs and wireless, the mixrs are al Compared to beats solo, studio, and pro's? These win. To Beats Mixrs and wireless, the mixrs are almost the same but the inspiration have a little more clearer tone and mixrs have more bass. The wireless are almost the same but the inspiration beat them just by a little. IMO the mixrs are the clearest beats, and the inspiration win, no doubt. …
- Answered by Evan P from Glendale
- Sep 12, 2012
can you use the mic, for rosette stone?
- Asked by Jackson B from Chattanooga
- Jul 9, 2013
How do these new Monster Inspiration headphones compare with the Pioneer HDJ-2000's? I like the new direction Monster is going yet need to know.
- Asked by Dono S from Toronto
- Aug 3, 2012
Pioneer's HDJ-2000 is over-the-ear headset...comfort level for daily use (even 20mins or so is quite Pioneer's HDJ-2000 is over-the-ear headset...comfort level for daily use (even 20mins or so is quite uncomforatble_...5/10...sound quality is balanced (but not bassy...in fact missing on some low frequencies)...8/10...
Monster is on-ear...very comfortable even for prolonged wear..4-5 hours no problem..10/10...sound wise is skewed on bass yet not overpowering..balanced..8/10.. …
- Answered by Terence S
- Aug 26, 2012