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
- UPC or EAN No.: 050644636608
- 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
Excellent Sound & Design
I did a bit of researching on getting a new pair of headphones, I narrowed it down to theMonster Inspiration, Harman Kardon NC and I did a bit of researching on getting a new pair of headphones, I narrowed it down to theMonster Inspiration, Harman Kardon NC and Sennheiser Momentum. Yes the Momentum has better sound quality but its more expensive and I found the design bulky and uninspiring plus it didn't have noise cancelling. I used to hate Monster for designing the Beats line of products but ever since they split Monster has done a wonderful job of designing these cans. I don't know what the guy who gave these headphones one star, he should definitely have his hearing checked. I love all the included "goodies" included with the headphones. Good job Monster! …
- Written by Kamyar K from SURREY
4 of 4 people found this useful
I think these headphones were great!!! they have a lot of space, they look pretty cool, and they have a lot of bass!!!!!!!!!!!
- Written by Aram G from Monterey Park
21 of 24 people found this useful
I've reviewed a couple of headphones, from Monster Beats, AKGS, Bose, and to Sennheisers. I have quite an experience with bad head I've reviewed a couple of headphones, from Monster Beats, AKGS, Bose, and to Sennheisers. I have quite an experience with bad headphones (like Beats), but this headphone takes "bad" to the next level.
The sound quality is so horrible that the moment I listened to the headphones I returned it. There was no need to "break" the headphones to get the drivers running. The highs, mids, and even lows were absolutely horrible. You could get better sound quality from Beats, and that's saying something. And at the price range, why not? I'd recommend Beats over Monsters (ironic, because Monster USED to make Beats headphones).
Comfortability wise, the rectangular cups did not fit well with my head. And the weight was rather uncomfortable. The cups were heavy as well because it's not as compact as other headphones. It was quiet uncomfortable.
Aesthetically, this headphone is NOT WHITE. The whole product is actually pearly-peach. A taint of yellow makes this headphone absolutely ugly, and it is not white as it is advertised.
Lastly, built quality. Because of its weight, one would assume that it was well built and sturdy. However, the materials are all plastic. Even the "metallic" looking ear cups are plastic, and they feel like they will snap and crack at anytime (the main body of the headphone (specifically the band and the "metallic" part of the ear cups are literally built from two pieces of plastic slapped together and glued, so the lines of the two pieces are clearly visible and look like they will separate from just usage).
In the end, do not purchase these headphones. They look like plastic, and you're better off purchasing Beats (especially after Monster stopped working with them. The sound quality went up). …
- Written by Leonard K from Portland
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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