Video: Monster® T1 headphones
Tara W. has worked for Crutchfield since 2004. She writes about whole-house music and video gear, and works on Crutchfield's video team.
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Tara W. interviews the rapper Xzibit at CES about the Monster® T1 headphones — over-ear headphones designed to keep out external noise so you can concentrate on your music and games.
Tara: Alright. So we're here in the Monster booth at CES 2012 and we're learning a little more about these awesome new headphones.
Albert: Right. My name is Albert. I'm the product area manager for Monster Game and I'm here with "X" and we're collaborating hard to make these the coolest gaming headphones ever made. But not only just gaming headphones, it's a great music headphone for our core Monster headphone customers. So we started with cool Monster sound. We put an awesome gaming aesthetic around it. "X" has been here collaborating with us to make this the absolute coolest gaming headphone ever.
X: Right. I'm very passionate about gaming. You know, I've been playing video games since, you know, the first consoles came out. And so coming into this I realized that the best way to get involved is to be on the accessory side. And Monster touches everything, it turns to gold. They're gonna be the same way when it comes to the gaming side of things. I listened to what they did with the T1s. I'm really excited about getting this into the marketplace and getting people's hands on it because, I mean, having an advantage in gaming is what it's all about.
And these not only give you the advantage, you can hear everything that's going on around you. So I know that's important to me because I know I'm a first person shooter guy. I love to play the first person shooters. I'm all into different titles, but Call Of Duty's the best and you need headphones for that. It's also compatible with PC, Xbox, and PlayStation 3 so it's gonna be pretty incredible when it hits.
Tara: Awesome. Thank you guys so much.
X: I appreciate it.