Thursday, December 9th 2010

Disney Announces High-Tech Daft Punk-Inspired TRON: LEGACY Headset by Monster

Disney Consumer Products (DCP) today announced its collaboration with electronics powerhouse, Monster Cable, and specialty toy maker, Medicom Toy, for new Daft Punk-inspired TRON: LEGACY electronics and toys. The Grammy Award-winning musical duo Daft Punk have composed the much-anticipated soundtrack – released Tuesday, December 7 from Walt Disney Records – for Walt Disney Picture's TRON: LEGACY, opening nationwide December 17, 2010 in Disney Digital 3D.

The stylish and specially lighted Daft Punk Edition TRON headphones by Monster, a leader in manufacturing and design of high-performance headphones and A/V accessories, are designed as the ultimate headphones for gaming, music and home cinema and will be released beginning today at major electronics retailers with a special surround-sound mix of the TRON: LEGACY original motion picture soundtrack. Known for its signature KUBRICK and BE@RBRICK figures, specialty toy maker Medicom Toy will release in late December the Series 21 BE@RBRICK assortment, followed by the 400% BE@RBRICK two-pack and KUBRICK two-pack in mid-January, both designed to match the TRON: LEGACY suits which appear in the film during a musical cameo featuring Daft Punk.

"To complement the futuristic TRON: LEGACY soundtrack created by Daft Punk required cutting-edge products that utilize the most innovative technology and high-end design,” said Chris Heatherly, vice president of toys and electronics, Disney Consumer Products. "We sought out true industry leaders to bring to life Daft Punk-inspired merchandise that will take the TRON: LEGACY experience to a whole new level for fans."

Daft Punk Edition TRON: LEGACY Headphones by Monster (SRP $349.95)

Monster design engineers worked closely with DCP to create the new Daft Punk Edition TRON: LEGACY over-ear headphones inspired by the robotic costumed duo. Available beginning today at Amazon.com and regional electronics retailers, the sleek and brightly lighted headphones include Monster's latest cutting edge sonic technology to provide the ultimate electronic music listening experience. Created by Monster's groundbreaking headphone engineering team, the new Daft Punk Edition TRON: LEGACY headphones immerse users in the world of TRON: LEGACY with a special surround-sound mix of the Daft Punk-engineered soundtrack that comes included with the headphones.

Head Monster Noel Lee noted, “Monster is proud to have played our part in creating headphones that live up to the breakthrough musical experience offered by Daft Punk in TRON: LEGACY. These special-edition headphones not only reflect the design sensibilities of Daft Punk, they enhance both gaming and home cinema, with a 'higher definition' experience, and all the power and potential of the ultimate electronic music listening experience and the first headphones ever designed to be optimized for both stereo and fully immersive headphone surround-sound experience.”

To create the futuristic headphones, Monster leveraged both its existing leading-edge sonic technologies and incorporated a variety of new innovations and technologies including:
  • Monster's advanced studio driver design for ultra-precision surround-sound clarity
  • Extra-large over-ear drivers to deliver deep bass and thunderous low-end effects
  • LED Light Drive System used for the first time in Monster headphones to recreate TRON: LEGACY animated lighting effects
  • Advanced noise isolation technology that blocks external sound so users can remain immersed in music, movies and games
  • Removable boom microphone that can be placed on either side, giving gamers a useful edge while playing and conversing hands-free with opponents
  • Monster ControlTalk, which enables easy and clear hands-free calling
The Daft Punk Edition TRON: LEGACY headphones complement the extended electronics line by Monster which is designed to appeal to discerning gamers and audiophiles and features dark finishes, neon lighting and the cyber aesthetic of the film. The Monster TRON: LEGACY T1 over-ear headphones feature Advanced Noise Suppression Technology and ControlTalk™, for easy and clear hands-free calling (SRP $349.95). The TRON: LEGACY audio dock is inspired by the iconic data disk from TRON: LEGACY ($249.95) and delivers a world-class listening experience. TRON: LEGACY fans that have downloaded Disney Mobile's free TRON app (www.itunes.com/app/tron) will be able to use the TRON: LEGACY audio dock to unlock a special TRON-themed alarm clock feature.
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15 Comments on Disney Announces High-Tech Daft Punk-Inspired TRON: LEGACY Headset by Monster

#1
Kantastic
I hope they have a bundle deal, say $20 off if you purchase this headset and an HDMI together. What a deal!

On a serious note, I've heard good things about Monster's Dr. Dre headphones, so if these are anything like them, they'll sound decent. I refuse to believe there aren't better headphones for $350 though.
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PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
by: Kantastic
I refuse to believe there aren't better headphones for $350 though.
There are much better headphones for $350. Ever heard those Dr. Dre Beats headphones? Have you? Compared to my 595's they sound terrible, and 595's are half the price.
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#3
Kantastic
by: PVTCaboose1337
There are much better headphones for $350. Ever heard those Dr. Dre Beats headphones? Have you? Compared to my 595's they sound terrible, and 595's are half the price.
A little hostile there aren't you? And no, I'm no audiophile. I can get by my day with a set of $10 headphones, and I'm quite proud of that.

Oh and just for kicks: HD555 Mod
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#4
Triprift
Im sure theyd be great but im not sure id want to get a Disney branded headset. =/
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#5
LAN_deRf_HA
by: Kantastic
and I'm quite proud of that.
I'm not sure pride is an appropriate feeling for a physical or mental limitation. Comfortable, fine with, etc would make more sense. You feel pride for things you accomplish.... unless you practiced bad audio acuity? Which would just be odd.
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#6
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Triprift
Im sure theyd be great but im not sure id want to get a Disney branded headset. =/
It's Daft-Punk and TRON branded.
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#7
Phxprovost
Xtreme Refugee
so where exactly does the $350 come into play? last time i checked plastic and fake leather is pretty cheap
  • LED Light Drive System used for the first time in Monster headphones to recreate TRON: LEGACY animated lighting effects
  • ahh there it is, the headphones have led's :rolleyes:
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    #8
    SNiiPE_DoGG
    Its monster, what the heck do you expect? I'll stick with my Beyerdynamic DT 770PRO 80's thank you very much.

    (but they do look really cool in a flashy not my style kinda way, I know my little brother would absolutely LOVE a pair of these. If only I was rich....)
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    #9
    Triprift
    by: btarunr
    It's Daft-Punk and TRON branded.
    Yes Bta and that makes me want to run out and get em not. :D
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    #10
    Kantastic
    by: LAN_deRf_HA
    I'm not sure pride is an appropriate feeling for a physical or mental limitation. Comfortable, fine with, etc would make more sense. You feel pride for things you accomplish.... unless you practiced bad audio acuity? Which would just be odd.
    Oddity is relative.
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    #11
    theubersmurf
    cash in now honey
    cash in now baby
    oh oh oh oh....
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    #12
    mdsx1950
    The design is nice. Would look pretty cool combined with TRON® Gaming Peripherals Designed by Razer™. :D
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    #13
    caleb
    Dunno about how they perform but I wouldn't but it almost feels like Hello Kitty.
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    #14
    Bjorn_Of_Iceland
    by: Kantastic

    On a serious note, I've heard good things about Monster's Dr. Dre headphones, so if these are anything like them, they'll sound decent. I refuse to believe there aren't better headphones for $350 though.
    SQ of monster is good, their price / performance ratio is trash though. For the same price you can get better cans.
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    #15
    AhokZYashA
    i just stick with my M50
    thanks.

    and i wont buy anything from monster..
    ever
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