• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally

    • Written by from Richmond

    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.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Way better than expected!!!

    • Written by from Rancho Cordova

    I liked the look of Beats but the comfort wasn't there when wearing them. Loved the noise canceling of the Bose but the style and build quality felt cheap! Sound wasn't all that great for either one.

    Monster nailed it! Great comfort, great sound, and good noise canceling. Style is good, with a modern simplistic look. A little heftier than some other brands but I think that helped secure the piece while wearing it. Maybe not, either way the headphone was very secure when wearing it.

    Had my doubts about the square cans but at least for my ears they worked perfectly!

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    very pleased

    • Written by from saskatoon

    After reviewing NC headphones for a long time I went out to listen to them. Reviews had led me to Bose and I have enjoyed others Bose NC headphones before. However, when listening back to back to almost every possible NC headphone in the city I chose the balance of NC effectiveness and still relatively dynamic musicality of the Monster Inspiration NC headphones.
    I liked the concept of Beats exaggerated sound to get my feet tapping but found the bass, although powerful and fun, was just too sloppy for my taste. They were also a little too blingy for me.
    The Bose did an amazing job of NC but sounded a little thin - maybe as a result of the very good NC? They also look boring.
    Now the Inspirations; Look great, feel great, have good NC for sure, and sound VERY GOOD! I got them home, put them on and after a break-in warm up, could not take them off! I was really enjoying my music, from my phone, for the first time. With little kids I do not get to listen to my high-ish end home audio system often and I now do not feel like this is a compromise. If I can't warm up the B&W's in my basement I will throw these on and get a smile on my face anyway. I did not expect this much enjoyment from any NC headphones. They may not be flat or audiophile quality but they seriously do an admirable job of bringing out serious enjoyment of music even as an NC, all-in-one sort of product. Monster did a very good job of creating a sound profile that allows the music to really have an effect on the listener. Good balance of foot taping bass, treble twinkle while still keeping mids and vocals fairly warm and enjoyable. Again, not totally flat if thats what you're after but making me rethink the whole flat thing... Try them from a reputable seller and return them if you don't like them. I think they nailed these.

    48 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best headphones I've ever owned

    • Written by from Tecumseh

    I had originally purchased the passive version when my JVC over the ear headphones broke and needed a replacement.

    I was impressed with the quality of sound and comfort of these. After about a week I gave the active version a whirl at the store and was amazed at the increased punch that the feature provided.

    They aren't cheap but worth it IMHO. Definitely recommend.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth it

    • Written by from OZONE PARK

    They sound better then beats.

    30 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quiet Inspiration

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    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...

    66 of 70 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    super comfort

    • Written by from scarborough

    these headphones are totally comfortable to wear and you really can't hear the sound leaking out of them.

    excellent buy!!

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones for anyone who loves quality products

    • Written by from Los angeles

    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.

    75 of 79 people found this useful