The Monster is one company in the headphone market that continues to release one new headphone after another. Its headphones offer a very pleasant sonic experience that is really good for the headphone fans given the innumerable choices that the company offers.
The Inspiration from the house of Monster is a pretty bulky headphone that is aimed at the group of listeners who is more into well balanced and engaging sound quality along with a style statement. The Inspiration comes in two versions, namely a passive noise isolation version, which blocks sound with the help of a fine seal around the ear, and an active noise-canceling version that uses active electronics to cancel out noise. Let us now take a closer look at the first mentioned version of the headphone.
Design and Features
The Monster Inspiration has a very softly padded and luxurious leatherette earpads, and the headband’s underside is also equally soft. The Inspiration comes in two colour options, black and white. The earcups can be flexibly folded in for storage. The entire body of the headphone has a sturdy and durable look and feel and its double-hinged joints enhance this feel.
The Inspiration also provides the freedom to interchange the outer headband. Apart from the included black leatherette headband, Monster also includes a glossy snake-skin like black option and the company also provides 16 more colors and patterns on its website. The inspiration’s passive-noise-isolation version has an additional headphone cable jack as compared against its active noise cancellation counterpart, which allows the placement of the headphone cable on both the sides of the headphones.
Fit and comfort
The Inspiration has a comparatively more clamping force on the ears but it cannot be termed as uncomfortable. It provides excellent seal around the ears for enhanced noise isolation. The headband are very luxuriously padded that should not give any issue with the comfort level. However, as comfort varies from person to person, few with bigger head sizes may find it to be a little tight and the clamping force to be little uncomfortable for prolonged wear. And if it is at all uncomfortable then it is because of its superior passive noise isolation capability.
Needless to mention that these pair of headphones can be paired with any audio devices, it provides excellent sound quality. And by that it means that it reproduces all sound tracks exactly the way they were meant to sound, without any exaggeration of any particular aspect or degeneration as well. That equates to a simple fact, that the Monster Inspiration provides superb balance and clarity.
It reproduces the tracks with all the details intact and whether it is vocals or instruments, everything is delivered with their individual charming effects. In few words, the Monster Inspiration provides great sound that is crisp and crystal clear with a punchy warm bass and nice treble treatment.
If you are ready to spend a good pocket pinch of $250 for premium sonic quality, then the Monster Inspiration is your pick.