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Monster Releases the DNA PRO Headphones

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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.

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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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Proof that you don't need much to be successful as long as you have a sales team with a dictionary full of buzzwords.
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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Just because Monster makes them, doesn't make them bad...
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.
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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They aren't any different, except branding. Yes, you pay for that branding...but.. so? I'm not against celebrity name branding.
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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why not head over to www.headphone.com/headphones/full-size.php or browse headfi.org to check out some real headphones? nobody ever talks about monster or beats there. 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.
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.