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MH DNA ON CARBBK CA WW 128533
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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 405 reviews

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great headphones for anybody

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    These are great headphones, i use them every day. They can get really loud or really quiet and can cancel out a all other sounds. They seem expensive when you by them but eventually become worth every penny.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Perfect for the new generation of sound

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    It's the year of Monster, after purchasing my Inspirations (read my review#, I bought the DNAs #Teal# for my daughter #who hates both in ear and over ear# and she has since stopped bothering me to get her anything else. I got these for her because some of the other on ear headphones looked inexpensively made and not as durable. I tried these out in store on the Monster display and was blown away #literally) by how much louder they were than anything I had heard before. The sound was so clear despite being loud and the bass was actually quite good, not drowning like with most others I have owned in the past. She had Beats before which were good and so do most of her friends, but now she's the trendsetter with this new pure Monster sound. She's happy, I'm happier, 'nuff said. -Big B

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great sound quality, but poorly built.

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    COMPARISON: These headphones will be compared to my experience with the Beats Solo HD. These headphones I bought two Christmases ago for my wife. I have owned the DNA headphones for over six months. Let's get down to the nitty gritty shall we? The sound quality on these headphones is excellent! I have never experienced such great sound quality before when it comes to headphones. The noise cancellation is terrific. I work in an office and I usually like to listen to my music when I want to focus on my work, well... I've own in your ear type buds and those do not provide great cancellation of noise when you're around other people, especially with the type of music I play (EDM, Hip Hop, Rock#. My co-workers cannot hear anything when they're on my head and when I do take it off I can provide some music for the rest of the floor because of how loud they are. I love the option of using two 3.5mm cords to connect your headphones to a music device, and just on the other side you have another port to share your music with someone else with headphones. I like the idea, but maybe some people would not feel like listening to the same type of music at the moment, but that's no fault of Monster for trying to do the sharing thing. The weight of the headphones is also perfect. Almost everything I own I like a particular heaviness to it and this one feels like premium headphones compared to the beats solo. Now... This is where Monster lost two stars from me. If I would have rated these headphones six months ago I would have given it five stars, but after six months my headphone started to chip, crack, and break apart. I don't know if I just got the luck of the draw for a lemon, but the headphones are now useless. In fact I got so frustrated I broke them apart to see what it's inside of it and I've never dropped them, mistreated them, or stepped on them. I would feel a bit robbed if not for Best Buy selling it at $99.99 and I had a gift card that brought it down to $89.99. If you buy these headphones I'd probably insure it just in case, but the build on my headphone was pretty cheap. I am pretty bummed out that I cannot listen to my music with the great sound quality that these headphones provided. If this was just a lemon I would recommend these headphones, but if they're all fragile like mine then I would tell you not to waste your money and buy Beats instead. My wife's Beats are still in good condition. NOTE: The picture I uploaded is actually a picture of where the headphones started breaking on both sides #notice the tape).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Better sound quality than Beats for a better price

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    I went to Best Buy to take a listen to headphones I was looking at for myself (B&W P5), and my son said he wanted new headphones for his birthday. He was about to turn 12, and he received a pair of inexpensive bluetooth headphones for Christmas from his grandmother, so I knew this could only mean one thing - he wanted cooler headphones. His bus is full of kids who perpetually have their Beats by Dre around their necks, as much as for fashion reasons as actually listening to their iPods. So we looked at the Beats Solo HD that they all seem to have, and neither of us was particularly impressed. Next were the Beats Studios, which were better, but I wasn't prepared to spend $300 on headphones for a 12 year old. Not sure why $200 was acceptable, but I digress. So we looked at Sony's, Soul by Ludacris SL300 (which I bought for myself, but that's another review) and a few others. As we were leaving, we saw the Monster DNA display, and I thought they looked pretty cool. Remembering that Beats were engineered by Monster originally, I decided to take a listen. I was actually shocked by how much louder yet clearer the sound was compared to the Beats Solos. My son then tried them on, and he was equally impressed. He came across a pair that were "Digital Camo" colored, and he was sold. They were $179 at that time, so I considered them a deal compared to the $199 Solos. I think we definitely made the correct choice. Monster took what they learned from engineering the Beats and improved on it in every way. They headphones sound better, they're built better and they don't look cheap like the Solos (IMO). They come in a nice box with a carrying back with a carabiner, two cables (one with iPod controls and a right angle jack connector, one without) and a cloth to clean them. So if you're in the market for headphones and you're not buying them just for social status, I highly recommend the DNAs. Monster has made a superior product to Beats in every way, and hopefully will gain good market traction with these. I'm personally planning on buying a pair of Monster Inspiration headphones (to supplement the SL300s I bought for myself because the deal was so good) because they may be the best I've listened too under $500. Monster's reputation for audio equipment is definitely validated with their headphone line.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great value and sound

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    This was my first set of on-ear headphones. I had reservations about buying these headphones, but the minute I took them out of the box and listened to music on the way home, I discovered that my fears were not warranted. (I was not driving.) I got a great price because they had them on sale. I saved nearly $90. I would suggest you check regularly--not just the weekly ad specials, but the website. These went up by $50 the week after I bought them and now are about $100 more than I paid. I read nearly every review I could find and decided I would go to a store that had a good selection of working headphones in the store to listen to the sound of each one. The Mayfield Road store in the greater Cleveland, OH area was the only store locally to have a great display of working headphones with a wide variety of brands at different prices. I would strongly suggest you go to a location where you can listen to any headphones BEFORE you decide to buy based on the reviews. The young man (Tayvonne sp??) who helped me was very knowledgeable, well-spoken, open and honest about sharing his personal experience with different headphones and why he preferred certain ones and which ones he would suggest for me based on my needs and the type of music I wanted to listen to. He actually suggested some that were less expensive than the ones I went there to buy and explained why he thought each one would be good for me. He pointed out special offers on different phones I had not even considered because they were well above my budget, but with the special deals they were within my budget. After reading the reviews, I had narrowed my search to Sol Republic, Sony, Bose, and Sennheiser and I had pretty much made up my mind to buy the Bose, Sony, or Sennheiser - MOMENTUM before going to the BestBuy to listen. I took my phone with me to listen to MY music instead of just their display music. After doing that and comparing 6 different sets, I ruled out the Beats--They had great sound and a terrific special rebate deal going on, but I did not want really big headphones and these were very noticeable on my head and big looking on me. They also required batteries to cancel noise which made them heavy. I did not really want or need that feature even though they were the best deal. The bass was very strong and I did not really like that feature so much. I liked the Bose, but they were very quiet and my music at full volume was not as loud as I would have wanted for those times when I would want to block out the noise around me. They were OK, but I did not really think the sound quality was there for the price and I could not get over how limited the volume level was. I really liked the Sol Republic, but the sound was not remarkable and I did not love them enough to pay nearly $100 more. So I ruled them out. After I heard these DNA by Monster, I just liked the sound much better with my music than the others I was considering. I compared and then compared again and again using the same music for each one and listening to three different types of music Beyonce, Classical, and Rock. I really struggled with NOT buying the Bose and Sol Republic because I knew of their reputation for quality and great sound, but these DNA sounded so much better to my ears I knew these were the ones for me. I cannot stress strongly enough how important I think it is for you to listen to headsets in the store with your music BEFORE you buy. Had I not tried each of them, I probably would not have known the difference, but I probably would have had to make a second trip to the store to take the Bose back due to their low volume. Only your ears can tell you what you will enjoy. I must say that these do make my ears a little sore feeling after 4-5 hours, but then again, I guess I should not expect them not to. I really enjoy the sound and for the first 3 hours I do not feel them on my head at all. I can block out the sound of football games on Sunday without cranking these up. In fact, that is another good point about these. I barely have to put the volume up to have it be loud enough to block out surrounding noise. It is only when I hit the 4 hour mark that I notice discomfort--but it is not pain, just an uncomfortable feeling. Hope this helps those who are struggling with making a decision.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Headphones for non-audiophile

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    These are great headphones for someone who is not a hard-core audiophile. In the past, I usually bought the cheap < $30 ear buds for listening to music on my iPhone. I decided to demo some of the higher end headphones for use at work and at home. I was blown away by the sound quality of the Monster DNA headphones. The on-ear pads are plush but do not make my ears sweat and they isolate outside noise very well. The downsides that I have experienced with these are: 1) Durability - I have never spent more than $30 on headphones prior to these, so I worry about breaking or damaging them. They are made out of plastic so they feel like they can snap in half if too much pressure is applied. Additionally, the ear cups do fold in, but I worry that if they get compressed too much the headband will break. This might be paranoia because these are the most I've ever invested in headphones before. 2) No hard case - These do come with a soft pouch for carrying around, but I am still worried about these getting crushed inside my bag. 3) Comfort - Some of the other reviews I read mentioned that these get a little uncomfortable after wearing them for an extended period of time. I have found this to be true as well, especially if the head band is placed squarely on top of the head.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Better than beats

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    My daughter received beats for her birthday and they started messing up so we brought them back we were going to just replace them but after listening to the Monster-DNA headphones she didn't want the beats anymore they have such a better sound quality. Seems ridiculous to pay for a name (beats) when something a little less known is FAR better!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Amazing headphones

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    This is my first pair of headphones in the 100+ price range. I was very skeptical about buying them at first, but eventually talked myself into buying them. I don't regret this at all!!! Very excited with the performance of the Monster Cable DNA. Best headphones I have owned. Sound quality far exceeds beats I hear things that I have never heard before in songs & lets all be honest the looks of the DNA are head and shoulders above the beats. If you are looking for overpowering bass that distorts some of your sound quality get the beats, but if you want great overall sound quality with beautiful highs & deep loud bass then look no further. You have found them. The best mixture of sound quality and style I have seen on any headphones. I wear these each day to class & people are always stopping me to ask what kind of headphones I am wearing. Also, they cancel out almost all of the outside noise. While wearing all I hear is my music, not what is going on around me. Overall, I am 100% satisfied with my purchase. I couldn't ask for a better product!! If you want an excellent mixture of sound quality and style then look no further. BUY NOW!! You won't regret it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best Headphones on the Market

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    These are by far the best headphone on the market, they are Monster's answer to the Solo HD's after they split from Beats. They have more treble than Beats so they offer the ability to listen to more than just Hip Hop. They are light weight and very portiable with the folding arms and the carrying case. Not quite as light as the Bose AE2 but I like the feel it offers and the headphones can't be beat. The price is a little high but the whole market for headphones are over prices right now but these have the best sound and should be your choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    The best i ever heard

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    I have listened and tried many headphones, specifically the beats by dre and was rather disappointed how bassy they sounded. I record music and listen to music at every given chance i can and i want to enjoy the music as well as hear the lyrics. Being an artist and recording vocals one can understand how important that is. Once i heard the dna headphones i knew instantly without hesistation they were the right fit!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Amazing headphones, just wish it was cheaper

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    In love. Stylish. Great color combo. Great sound. Nifty volume control on cord. Can fold up headphones for storage, just wish it came with a dustbag or case. Can plug cord on either side of headphones, good if you're a lefty or righty. I wish these were Bluetooth and cordless but the cord is ok. Monster makes INCREDIBLE cords in general so I have not had any fray issues. Overall, INCREDIBLE product. I'll get stopped on the street and receive compliments on my headphones. Only downfall, the price tag. A little rich for my blood and something I can do without. I had my birthday coupon from Best Buy Rewards which softened the blow though.... That and I was treating myself. Otherwise, totally worth every penny!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    First Time Expensive Headphone Buyer

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    Purchasing my 1st pair of “Really Expensive” headphones by Monster you do what you pay for. Upon opening the product my first impression was how well this product was packaged. The folded (White) Monster DNA headphones are the first item you see after uncovering the soft protecting mesh. The cables located above the headphones and the carry pouch at the bottom in the box I noticed how well packaged the accessories were as well. These headphones carry the same brand of “Monster” the leading brand of audio. Adrift from “Beatsaudio” when listening to my music I sensed no difference from the quality of sound that DNA delivered. What really caught my interest with these headphones was the style and shape of the product. With the variety of colors to choose from check with your local best buy to make sure they have the color in stock. A personal feature I really enjoyed about DNA was the choice of having the audio cable to be either on the left or right side of the headset. The noise cancel feature still holds as well as a controller located on the audio cord. You can have a friend plug into your headphones as well to listen into what you are plugged into which I found really awesome! Thoughts – If you are searching for great quality headphones and want to add a bit of style these are the headphones you want. The price is indeed much but the quality and features the DNA delivers is exceptional. Pros: - Sound quality is clear and crisp - Bass is deep and really hits. - Vocals are crystal and clean. - Wonderful like structure and design (fashionable) - Soft ear cups for long wear - Additional accessories including (Carry pouch / Extra audio cable) - Two audio inputs within the headphones (LEFT & RIGHT) - Additional input on the headphone can be shared when listening. Cons: - For more different styles you need to go to the website and pay extra. - Price is much (No surprise) - Lack of instruction guide for 1st time users. (Even thou these are just headphones)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great sound!

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    I got a GREAT deal on these when I bought my iPod - I wanted something that would show other travelers I was listening to music and didn't want to talk. :) These are big enough for others to notice you have headphones on and the sound quality is great. The only complaint I have is when I take them off and wear them around my neck (like in between songs) they are a little cramped. Otherwise they are great! It has a long cord to connect to your device and even comes with a second cord so that someone else can listen in off of your headset if you want. The cord also has a pause and volume control feature on it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Head phones

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    These head phones sound great. I had the beats by dre solo and for the price they weren't as good as the monster's. Better quality built and very unique design.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Head Phones

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    This is a great pair if headphones nothing better out their for main stream head phones,, you may think those beats are the best but did you ever think that the artist in the studio listen to booming bass while recording that is 100% wrong, the head phone used in the studio are called monitor head phone and all levels of sound at flat at 0db and the beats are soooo far over that its not funny. Now the DNA are so close to monitor head phone that some people don't like it, I use to love the booming bass and now that I have some real sounding head phone I have heard new things and learned to love music with out unnessisary bass, and yes I did own a pair of beats solo HDs

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome on-ear Headphones

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    I love music, and I love listening to music in headphone. This gives me the opportunity to hear every single detail. I did a ton of research before going out to purchase headphones and giving Monsters track record I decided upon the Monster DNA headphone!! I couldn't have made a better choice at this price point. I am very satisfied with this purchase and would recommend them to anyone, which I have. The sound reproduction is superb, unmatched even with other on ear headphones in its class. The highs are great and clear and the bass response does not muddle the highs or mid ranges, unlike some of the other celebrity endorsed headphones. It comes with two sets of cords, one that is flat and tangle free, it has a mic and controls for iPhone, iPad and iPod etc. The other is a normal cord if you wish to not use the flat one with the mic. Both cords are lengthy which is an added bonus to me. If there was one thing that I would say I do not like about the headphones, it would be that I love to listen to my music through my headphone really loud, these headphones are so Awesome that it is not recommended to listen at high volumes for long periods of time. All in all I will say that this is a great purchase and I am very pleased.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Really good quality Headphones

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    I have been looking for good headphones for a while, and these babies do the job perfectly. I use them every day at work. They are comfortable, durable, and of course, they have really good sound quality. The price for them could be a little bit better, but you're paying for what you're getting for...and you're getting a good product.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome Headphones

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    I absolutely love these headphones! I use them for hours each day, both in the gym and for calls. I'm happy to say that I feel for the price I received a product well worth it! I'd recommend these to anyone who's serious about music! The bass isn't too strong, but clarity is top notch!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    these headphones are beatifully made

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    These headphones are rich and they are very well made > the packages is great and the company takes lots of pride love the fact that they have a single cored that is detachable!! also that you can link them is a bonus benefit that even sets that are more high dollar do not have built !! These rock get your self sum!!!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Stylish headphones with fantastic sound

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    I bought these as a gift for a relative after trying them in the store and I couldn't help but buy myself a pair after hearing how great they sound. Everyone compares these to the Beats, and rightfully so seeing as how these are in the same price range. I tried both at the store. Both were comfortable but the Beats were just too bass heavy and didn't balance correctly on music that wasn't hip hop or dubstep. The DNA have awesome styling and even balancing with the perfect amount of bass. They're fairly light weight so they stay in place. After long periods of listening, my ears feel a bit pinched, but this is after wearing for about 6+ hours. Finger prints show up on the black fairly easily, but they come with a cleaning cloth that does wonders. The biggest issue I have is the cord is covered in a rubber that doesn't slide when in contact with fabric, such as a shirt sleeve. I've been listening to my iPod while lying down and set it on a table next to me and I'll pull it right off the table because the cord has stuck to my sleeve. This is a minor issue but I thought it was worth mentioning. Overall, I love these headphones and use them every chance I get. Even though the price is a touch on the high side, I highly recommend these to anyone who loves music.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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