The Monster Inspiration is an impressive pair of headphones. They're comfortable, seem well-built, and offer rich, detailed sound and bass that, while not superdeep, is tight and punchy. I can't call this model the ultimate $250 pair of headphones, but I do think a lot of people who are looking for full-size headphones will like it, especially those who are trying to avoid headphones with overpowering bass.
- Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
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Starting at: $190.99
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.
October 31, 2012 2:21 PM PDT
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