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Legendary sound and style that inspires
Experience high-definition Monster® sound that brings your music to life with a pair of sleek, high-fashion headphones you can customize to suite your style. The Inspiration headphones have it all — modern, cutting-edge looks and sound, smartphone compatibility, and active noise-canceling technology that quiets the world around you. You'll hear your tunes played with clear highs, powerful lows, and detailed midrange, but without distracting background noise. Plus, Monster's line of optional interchangeable headband covers lets you personal the look of your Inspiration headphones.
A folding design makes Inspiration headphones easy to carry along.
Less noise. More music.
Monster's latest noise-canceling technology actively reduces external noise so you can focus better on your music. Those endless business flights are suddenly more relaxing when you can create your own perfect environment for listening to your music anytime, anywhere. And for maximum portability, the Inspirations fold down to a compact size for convenient storage in the supplied carrying case.
ControlTalk™ — built-in controls for your smartphone or music player
A remote control built into the headphone cable lets you conveniently answer and end calls, and pause, play, or skip through your songs. You can even take calls on your smartphone hands-free, thanks to an in-line microphone. The high-quality mic and noise-canceling design of the headphones combine to let you hear and be heard clearly.
- folding, around-the-ear design
- optional interchangeable headband covers let you customize the look of the headphones (available separately from the manufacturer)
- active noise canceling to reduce outside sounds
- Includes ControlTalk universal cable and Apple ControlTalk cable for calls through your headphones
- compact travel case and cleaning cloth
- uses two "AAA" batteries (included)
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Monster® Inspiration Reviews
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Not Rated"Coolness Factor"
Not RatedBuild Quality
Not RatedNoise Reduction
Not RatedSound Quality
These headphones rock! They are not only stylish but they sound phenomenal. Absolutely amazing bass. Great electronic noise cancellation.
Pros: Stylish. Amazing Sound. Fantastic Bass. Great noise cancellation.
Great headphones. I DJ so therefore I am listening to music all the time. I also hook them up to my electronic drum kit and everything sounds so great. There is nothing cheap about the quality of these headphones. They are built well and are very comfortable...in no way do they creak or crack when moving like mentioned before. They are built solid. Sound quality is great and gets even better when you turn the noise canceling feature on. Comes all together to ready to attach to your IPad or similar device. Carrying case is nice and softly lined for protection. I also like the interchangeable band on top even though I don't know if I will be changing the color...but who knows. Overall I rate these headphones top notch and would recommend them to anyone who wants a quality headphone.
First of all.... I travel a lot. I have owned a ton of headphones. They are big compared to earbuds. Not really anything novel there. The sound quality without noise reduction isn't anything exciting. With noise reduction is where it really shines. I have used Bose and just about any other headphones on the market. It is as good as anything. Sure you can nit pick but it's good. The thing I like is that they shrink down for a high quality travel headphones and you don't look like a big tool when you are wearing them. Disclaimer 1: They are a full size headphone. They are big. The sound is good and they feel pretty good. I fly cross country all the time so I wear my headphone sometimes 8-12 hours... I know... that isn't what you should do but I do. I need to adjust after 6-8 hours after they start getting uncomfortable but my audiologists would scold me anyways. Bottom line. I wear them 6-8 hours a day. They are really good for this price range. Here is my disclaimer 2: I wouldn't pay much more for headphones and I had to hide the AMEX bill from my wife. Sure I would like angels to sit on my ears and whisper sweet nothings but that isn't going to happen. I hope my Monster Inspirations last for a long time. They are my favorite after 10 years on the road. Go a head and comment that I don't know what I'm talking about. I'm the guy you are walking past in first class towards your coach seat while I'm enjoying the cocktail listening to the Monster headphones..
Pros: Fit and feel. Sound quality on noise cancelling.
Cons: Size, cost.
What's in the box?
- Over-ear noise-canceling headphones (brushed titanium/gloss black)
- Black headband cover (installed)
- "Raptor" headband cover
- Three 50" headphone cables with straight 3.5mm plug on one end and a right-angled 3.5mm plug on the other end (mini-to-mini / ControlTalk / ControlTalk Universal)
- 2 "AAA" batteries
- Zippered black vinyl carrying case
- Black 6" square Monster Clean Cloth
- Manual and Warranty
- Quick Start Guide
- A Note of Inspiration from the Head Monster
- Brochure on interchangeable headbands
- Information to Consumers sheet
Features and Specs
|Frequency Response||Not Given|
|Cord Length||50" x 3|
|Airline Adapter Included||No|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Overview: The Monster Inspiration headphones are stylish, over-ear headphones with passive and active noise cancellation. Inspiration headphones have interchangeable headband covers so you can match your mood or style. The headphones come with three 50" cables: a mini-to-mini, one with ControlTalk, and one with ControlTalk Universal.
Active Noise Cancellation (ANC): The Monster Inspiration headphones use dual microphones to pick up and electronically cancel ambient noise, leaving powerful, full-range audio, and prevent your music from disturbing others. Active noise cancellation is powered by two AAA alkaline batteries (included) inserted in the right earcup. Fully charged alkaline batteries provide approximately 40 hours of active noise cancellation. You can turn on/off ANC using the 2-way switch on the right earcup. Even when not using ANC, the pillow-soft leather earcups give form the perfect seal to help isolate ambient noise.
Interchangeable Headbands: The Inspiration headphones were designed with magnetic, interchangeable headbands to allow you to switch to a different look when you want. Two headbands are included with the headphones, and dozens of other colors and styles are available from the Monster Cable website.
Cable Selection: Three headphone cables are included with the headphones. All cables are flat, 50" long, and have a straight 3.5mm plug on one end (headphone) and a right-angled 3.5mm plug on the other end (device). Their functions include:
- ControlTalk: The cable with the ControlTalk remote/microphone is designed for use for use with iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Playback controls include play/pause, next/previous track, fast forward/fast reverse, and volume +/-. Phone controls include answer call, hang up call, decline incoming call, use call waiting, and use voice activation features. See the ControlTalk compatibility list here.
- ControlTalk Universal: Another cable with the ControlTalk Universal remote/microphone is designed for use with Android, tablets, and other devices. Playback and phone controls are more limited than those of Apple i-devices. See the ControlTalk Universal compatibility list here.
- Mini-to-mini: A cable with no remote/microphone for audio only use.
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