While Beats headphones typically catch the eye of a more youthful crowd, the Monster Inspiration headphones' tight aural profile and muted design seems to inspire a more mature professional, perfect for the hip dad.
- Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
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Starting at: $7.95
The good: The Monster Inspiration headphones are comfortable, have good build quality, and offer impressive, rich sound with good detail and punchy bass. They come with three detachable headphone cables, microphone options for iOS and Android mobile devices, and an extra headband cover you can swap in. Also, they fold up and come with a nice carrying case.
The bad: The Inspiration is a fairly bulky headphone set and pretty pricey -- and the extra headband covers are priced too high at $30.
The bottom line: While the Monster Inspiration headphones aren't a bargain, their combination of excellent sound and solid build quality, plus a decent accessory package, makes them worth a long look if you're considering a full-size pair of headphones in the $250 to $300 price range.
May 5, 2013 10:10 PM PDT
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| Caption by: Justin Yu
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