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Monster® iSport Immersion

In-ear sports headphones with in-line remote and microphone (Black)

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by Dave Bar
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High-performance 'phones for the hardcore athlete ...or the weekend warrior

Monster iSport Immersion in blue

Nothing pumps up your workout or adds excitement to your favorite indoor and outdoor sports like great music. But it's hard to focus on your game if your headphones keep falling out or if they self-destruct when they get wet. With iSport Immersion by Monster, that's a problem you won't have. These durable, fully machine-washable headphones can really go the distance. They feature a patented SportClip design with soft, flexible stabilizers that gently hug the inner rim of each ear to hold them firmly in place — no matter how much you move. You get fantastic Monster-quality sound and a secure, comfortable fit that won't get in the way of your goggles, glasses or helmet.

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Customizable for a comfortable fit

Monster includes a selection of sound isolating eartips, so you can find the set that gives you the most comfortable fit. They're designed to keep out external sound and moisture. The OmniTip™ eartip nozzles swivel, allowing them to conform more comfortably to your ears.


Monster iSport Immersion in-line remote

In-line remote/microphone for iPod and iPhone (blue version)

Control your phone and music on the go

Monster iSport Immersion swiveling nozzle

The OmniTip™ nozzle swivels for a comfortable, customized fit.

When you work out with your iPod® you can use the ControlTalk™ remote built into the headphone cord to take charge of music playback without having to dig into your pocket for the player. Change volume levels, and pause, play, or skip through your songs with ease. If you're an iPhone® user, you can even take incoming calls without having to remove the earbuds, thanks to the remote's built-in microphone.

Highlights:

  • sweatproof, machine-washable headphones
  • in-ear design provides natural sound isolation
  • flexible SportClip stabilizers fit just inside the ear to hold the headphones firmly in place
  • OmniTip™ pivoting ear tips adjust for a secure and comfortable fit
  • ControlTalk™ system — in-line remote and microphone for iPhone®, iPad®, and most newer iPods®
  • tangle-resistant flat cable design with angled mini plug
  • included clothing clip keeps cable in place
  • includes five pairs of different-sized ear tips and SportClip stabilizers for a custom fit
  • carrying pouch
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Features and Specs
General
Fit Style In-ear
Earcup Type Closed
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Frequency Response Not Given
Sensitivity Not Given
Impedance Not Given
Weight Not Given
Cord Length 46"
Airline Adapter Included No
iPod Control Yes
Volume Control Yes
Built-in Microphone Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Product Research
What's in the box?

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  • In-ear sports headphones (with attached 46" cable terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector)
  • 5 Pair of silicone eartips (XS/S/M/L/XL)
  • 5 Pair of SportClips (XS/S/M/L/XL)
  • Clothing clip
  • Vinyl pouch
  • User Guide/Warranty Information
  • Important Monster Performance/Safety Tips
  • Monster SErvice Contact Information
  • Information to consumers in application of EU WEEE Directive 96/2002
  • Monster Product Brochure

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Features

iSport Immersion Headphones: The Monster iSport Immersion is a high-performance, in-ear sport headphone. The iSport Immersion was designed to meet the specific demands of today's athletes and workout warriors. The in-ear sport headphone is rugged, sweat-proof, and totally machine washable. The included Pro Sound Isolating Eartips ensure an impenetrable seal that blocks out noise, water, and sweat. The advanced in-ear speaker design and MicroStrand Conductors give your tunes powerful, clear, and detailed sound. The Monster iSport Immersion in-ear sport headphones even include ControlTalk with an in-line mic and controls for your iPod, iPhone or iPad.

Advanced In-Ear Speaker Design with OmniTip: The Monster iSport Immersion features an advanced in-ear speaker design with an OmniTip swivel nozzle for true "Monster-quality" sound.

Proprietary Waterproof Sealed Housing: The Monster iSport Immersion in-ear sport headphones employ a proprietary waterproof sealed, UV-protected housing that you can take anywhere. They are even washable.

Pro Sound Isolating Eartips: The Monster iSport Immersion in-ear sport headphones come with multiple sizes (XS/S/M/L/XL) of silicone eartips for the perfect fit, blocking out sweat and noise so you can always focus on your music and your workout.

SportClips: The Monster iSport Immersion in-ear sport headphones use patented SportClips to provide a no-fail fit worthy of your toughest workout. The SportClips help to fit your inner-ear and come in various sizes (XS/S/M/L/XL).

Tangle-Free/No-Loss Audio Cable: The Monster iSport Immersion in-ear sport headphone cable features Monster's patented magnetic flux tube and Micro-strand construction to provide clear no-loss audio and reduced interference. The headphone cable also features a flat and flexible profile that virtually eliminates annoying tangles and knots.

Gold-Plated 3.5mm Connector: The headphone cable is terminated by an attractive and anti-corrosive, right-angle 3.5mm connector for maximum audio signal.

ControlTalk w/ In-Line Remote + Mic: Monster ControlTalk consists of a a small remote + mic attached to the headphone cable. The ControlTalk remote is designed to give you music playback control of select iPods, iPhones, and iPhones; as well as hands-free calling through the in-ear headphones and in-line mic. ControlTalk offers the following functions.

  • Music: Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Skip/Previous Track, Volume Up/Down
  • Phone: Answer/End Call, Decline Call, Call-Waiting, Volume Up/Down

iPod/iPhone/iPad Compatibility Chart: The Monster iSport Immersion is "Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad" compatible and supports the following models and functions (as of 12/29/2011).

iPod Model Generation Tested Version Audio Output In-Line Remote In-Line Mic
3.5mm Connector Audio Playback Playback Controls Answer/End Call Voice Control Hands-Free Communication
Shuffle 1st n/a Y Y N N N N
2nd n/a Y Y N N N N
3rd n/a Y Y Y N N N
4th n/a Y Y Y N N N
dock connector 3rd 2.0.2 Y Y N N N N
clickwheel
color
4th 3.1.1 Y Y N N N N
mini 1st 1.4.1 Y Y N N N N
2nd 1.4.1 Y Y N N N N
video 5th 1.3 Y Y N N N N
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y N N N N
120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y N Y N
160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y N Y N
nano 1st 1.3.1 Y Y N N N N
2nd 1.1.3 Y Y N N N N
3rd 1.1.3 Y Y N N N N
4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y N Y N
5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y N Y N
6th 1.1 PC Y Y Y N Y N
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y N N N N
2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y N Y N
3rd 5.0.1 Y Y Y N Y N
4th 5.0.1 Y Y Y N Y N
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y N N N N
3G 4.2.1 Y Y N N N N
3GS 4.3.5 Y Y Y Y Y Y
4 5.0.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y
4S 5.0.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y
iPad 1 5.0.1 Y Y Y N Y N
2 5.0.1 Y Y Y N Y N

Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or wait until a newer software update is available.

Protective Pouch: The Monster iSport Immersion in-ear sport headphones come with a protective clasp pouch for transport and storage.

 
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5 out of 5

I Sport headphones

Written By Scott, Columbus Ohio on Tuesday, December 25, 2012
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Great sound quality - better than a pair of Sennheiser in-ear headphones that I have. Nice slick cord doesn't get tangled. Adjustable angle of the earbud makes them fit directly in the ear canal and shuts off outside noises very well. Synced up to my iphone right away and great that the remote controls functions so well.
Pros:
Quality, fit, function
Cons:
None yet
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5 out of 5

Love them

Written By DD, Chicago on Friday, December 14, 2012
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I love these headphones. I tried so many others and these fit and stay in my ear the best. Sound quality is excellent.
Pros:
Very light, great sounding
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4 out of 5

not bad

Written By Bryan, jefferson city, MO on Wednesday, December 12, 2012
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Not a bad set of earbuds. The sound quality is very good with good bass and high end, if the earbuds played louder I would have gave them a 5 star. The SOUL sl49b earbuds are real close to the same sound quality and do get louder but the monster buds do sound better and the cord is more flexible but is smaller in size. For the price difference between the monster isport and SOUL sl49 , I would get the SOUL sl49
Pros:
great sound, great for people who sweat, good noise reduction
Cons:
need to be a little louder
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5 out of 5

A great pair of headphones for working out!

Written By Crumbz, United States on Sunday, October 28, 2012
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Having originally purchased the Bose 'sport' headphones, and being deeply disappointed in noise bleed and their inability to block out ambient gym noise... I requested a refund, and ordered these based off of Crutchfield's recommendation.

The Monster iSport headphones offer decent sound blockage, eliminating any noise when the music is on. I think it's fair to say when the music is off, you will hear some ambient noise. Once sized, the fit is very comfortable, and the no-tangle cord is a welcome bonus.
Pros:
Custom fit via the numerous options available with the headphones. Great sound over all, with good bass response. Easy to put in and take out (felt the Bose were a tad difficult in this department)
Cons:
There is only one con that comes to mind. It would be nice if the volume controls would work with my Android phone. I can 'start' and 'stop' the music, but volume is left to the phone. I knew this going in, and even with that, am not disappointed with my purchase.
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4 out of 5

Head sets

Written By mikw, Benicia, Ca on Friday, October 19, 2012
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They sound great and feel good!
Pros:
Great fit sounds good
Cons:
Not as loud as others
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4 out of 5

iSport iAwesome for iAnyone

Written By White Glossy, San Luis Obispo, CA on Tuesday, June 26, 2012
 
In-ear headphone perfection for any athlete... regardless of your sport! We completely fell in love with the iSport... we even want to have it's baby. For realies.
Pros:
Cross-Sport compatible, great fit, stylish
Cons:
not having a pair
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5 out of 5

Running earbids

Written By Dave, Wawaka, IN on Tuesday, May 08, 2012
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Took awhile to find the perfect fit with the earbud combination, but once that is done earbuds stays in the ear pretty good. Tangle free cord is nice. Don't have to worry about the moisture from sweating.
Pros:
Good fit. Tangle free. Nice overall running earbuds.
Cons:
Not as loud as I'd like. Cost
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4 out of 5

Monster® iSport Immersion

Written By mahenry, Seattle, WA on Saturday, December 10, 2011
 
When I got these earphones, I immediately wanted to put them in, but I was a little bit overwhelmed by the number of options for getting them to fit my ears. When I eventually did get around to trying to fit them, it felt like nothing I could do would make them stay in. As it turned out, I was basically not tucking them in correctly, but I wouldn't have known without a friend's help.

I do like the number of options I have to make sure these earphones have the perfect fit. The ear clips, the ear buds .. even the positioning of the ear buds are customizable. And that's been one of my biggest complaints about other ear buds. These are really hard to have fall out, and as a runner that's very important to me; I don't want to be messing with dangling earbuds during a race! I also love the integrated controls. These are great for me as I run.

* I did received these headphones at no cost in return for giving a fair, honest and unbiased review of the headphones, with no expectation of a favorable review.
Pros:
Very customizable Works with my iPhone for calls and controlling music. Comfortable but tight fit. These won't come out easily. Great and drowning out other sounds at work!
Cons:
Initial setup was a bit daunting. Still not sure I've put enough effort into setting them up perfectly for me.
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5 out of 5

Great Headphones for Active Sports

Written By MarkR, Vail, CO on Wednesday, November 23, 2011
 
I'm super active in a variety of sports (cycling, running, skiing) and have struggled to find headphones that stay in place. The over the ear contraptions drive me crazy, don't fit well under my helmets and in most cases start to hurt! The standard ear buds simply fall out out of my ears.

I was given a pair of iSport headphones to try without any expectation of a positive review. They took a little time to get setup with a wide assortment of fitment pieces to fit correctly 'inside' your ears. It's an ingenious design that hold the ear buds in your ear but can be a little tricky at first. Once you get the hang of it, though, it's easy to pop them in.

They do a great job of blocking wind noise while cycling and have good sound quality. I always like a little more bass, but have to remember these aren't Dr Dre Beats! The most impressive feature for me was the built-in mic and controls. I had a phone conversation while riding and the person on the other end of the line was very surprised I was riding. Just walking with standard ear bud mics, it can sound like you're in the middle of a hurricane. With these, there was minimal wind noise through the mic while riding. A great feature that will allow me to participate in more conference calls while I'm excercising!

The tangle free cord is a huge plus, as well. These are great headphones for the active person, especially if you've struggled with ear buds before.
Pros:
Great sound quality, headphones stay in place while active, mic shields wind noise
Cons:
Takes some time to setup fit correctly
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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