Monster iSport Intensity
The Monster iSport Intensity shares some similarities with the Bose SEI2i sports headphones, but they cost about $50 less. You can also get a good deal on the yellow Livestrong version of Monster's true in-ear model, the iSport Immersion -- it costs around $50 -- but that model will eventually be discontinued.
The good: The Monster iSport Intensity In-Ear Headphones fit securely and comfortably and are sweat-resistant, and their "open" design has its appeal, particularly for runners who want to hear oncoming traffic. They also provide decent sound and have an Apple-friendly inline remote and microphone for making cell phone calls.
The bad: The earphones let in sound, causing reduced sound quality in noisier environments.
The bottom line: While in sound quality the Monster iSport Intensity earphones are a step down from the noise-isolating Immersion models, they offer good sound and a comfortable, secure fit with an open design that will appeal to folks who don't like having eartips jammed into their ears.
May 14, 2013 9:40 AM PDT
| Caption by: David Carnoy
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