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Monster Releases the DNA PRO Headphones

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  1. Cristian_25H

    Cristian_25H News Poster

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    Monster, the world leader in high-performance personal audio, announced today that it has expanded its signature Monster DNA headphone line with the release of the new Monster DNA PRO. The newest addition to the DNA line features its distinctive triangular shaped ear cups and Monster's next generation sound Pure Monster Sound, and adds noise isolation technology. DNA PRO doesn't require batteries or recharging.

    "Headphones are maturing, and so are listeners' tastes," said "Head Monster" Noel Lee. "It's no longer just about bass energy, but clarity, transparency, dynamic impact, and refinement in music reproduction."

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    Monster DNA PRO, exclusively available at Best Buy, is available in two core colors, "White Tuxedo" (white over black duo tone with chrome ear caps) and "Matte Black" (SRP: $299.95). DNA PRO joins the Monster DNA on-ear (SRP: $229.95) and in-ear versions (SRP: $129.95). The full line of Monster DNA headphones are available at fine retailers worldwide.

    Sound: Pure Monster Sound Brings Superior Audio Quality
    Designed by Head Monster Noel Lee, Pure Monster Sound uses Monster's latest proprietary technologies to offer the full experience of live music, with extreme clarity, tight articulation, and deep pounding bass that motivates you to achieve at your highest level of performance.

    Share Your Music with Monster Music Share
    Among the innovative capabilities of Monster DNA PRO headphones is Monster Music Share, which features dual-port inputs that allow up to five headphones to connect at once and share their audio experience. Friends can enjoy all their music together in a brand new way, feeling every detail and beat, just as though they were in the studio or on stage with the musicians.

    Design: The Shape of Things to Come, Featuring Pure Monster Sound
    Monster DNA PRO over-ear headphones are a bold, clear and iconic expression of the shape of things to come. They feature the company's breakthrough Pure Monster Sound, specially tuned by Head Monster Noel Lee. Pure Monster Sound uses Monster's latest proprietary technologies and sonic innovations to bring the full experience of live music to music lovers and concert goers everywhere. Articulate, tight, and ultimately revealing, it's as close to live music as being on stage with the musicians.

    New Fashion-Forward Design, Duo Tone Color Approach!
    Designed with both the music and fashion consumer in mind, the Monster DNA PRO features a distinctive totally new, bold and striking triangular shape. DNA PRO features duo tone colors, with the inside color asserting itself just as prominently as the outer headband color. The inside color shows up on the upper side, and both colors are meaningful. Extensive design considerations in Monster DNA PRO also include advanced, pillow-soft noise-isolating cushions that lock in sound so you can listen for hours and hours without distraction. The noise isolation keeps out extraneous noise and the total comfort prevents listening fatigue, which is great for hours-long listening sessions at the office, at home, or anywhere.
     
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    Proof that you don't need much to be successful as long as you have a sales team with a dictionary full of buzzwords.
     
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    Meh. I got a pair of Beats iSport I picked up for $35 from BestBuy, and they are actually pretty good. Just because Monster makes them, doesn't make them bad...


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    Well mostly it is so because 99% of those headphones are way overpriced.
     
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    In that price range, to get better sound quality I'd rather go with Onkyo's ES-HF300.

    Oh, sorry, the ES-HF300 are about $50 less expensive, I guess that disqualifies them... :banghead:
     
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    Monster is good, Beats is not so.
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    They aren't any different, except branding. Yes, you pay for that branding...but.. so? I'm not against celebrity name branding.
     
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    Monster Turbine series are very good for money, and Miles Davis Tribute has a particular sound signature which appeals to certain people. I can't think of any well priced Beats stuff.
     
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    why not head over to www.headphone.com/headphones/full-size.php or browse headfi.org to check out some real headphones? nobody talks about monster or beats there though you can still find a very good price on good sounding pair of headphones.

    I used to own a pair of AKG K701, Beyerdynamic DT990 and a pair of modded FOSTEX T50RP, they were decent -but after trying out a pair of high quality speakers I vowed to never use headphones again, no matter the circumstance.
     
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    Here you go:
    http://www.head-fi.org/products/monster-turbine-pro-copper-in-ear-headphones

    Manages to beat Shure 535 in rankings, I can assure you that Monster does make good IEMs. Just because most of the things Monster/Beats make are absolute garbage doesn't mean all of them are.
     
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    Let me preface this by saying that I am a second generation self-admitted audiophile. I also used to work in retail sales/management and I am ALWAYS skeptical of "popular" or "branded" products. When I initially heard that Monster was releasing a line of headphones I figured they would be a solid product but cost way too much for what you get (like their cables). I received a pair of the original Monster Beats in a holiday contest (I was the top Monster salesperson in my store and won a big bundle of prizes that year).

    When I got them I have to say I was blown away. They were much better than I expected and other than being a tiny bit on the small side (snug fit) compared to other nicer cans I was pleasantly surprised. The overall sound quality was very good, much higher than my Sennheiser PC350 headset (which you would expect comparing to a headset). I still think they are a tad overpriced, $300 is a lot considering you can get some very nice Sennheiser HD cans for less, but all things considered I've really enjoyed my Beats.

    I still don't know if I'd pay $300 for these, but don't knock them without having tried them. They aren't just a brand setup to fleece people with an inferior product. Monster may be overpriced, but one thing they do is take pride in producing high quality products. I have never owned a Monster product that hasn't been top notch (my Monster Power is a key part of my home theater setup).

    Also, for what it's worth: I no longer work in sales, I'm a software developer and have been for the past three years. I look at Monster as a consumer now, not someone trying to sell their products.
     
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    If you can get Monsters for half their retail price, they're worth it. They are good headphones, just priced poorly.
     

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