Top 4 Coolest Headphones You Can Lay Your Hands On
“Life’s too short to listen to bad headphones.”
Monster has said it as succinctly as possible. You may not be a professional mixer or DJ nor do you have wild dreams of being one. Perhaps you just want to listen to music the best way possible – with crisp highs and midrange sounds; clean and serious bass; and without a trace of unnecessary noise.
If that’s what you’re looking for, you can count on the following high-quality headphones to serve it to you on a silver platter!
Beats by Dr. Dre urBeats In-Ear Headphones
David Guetta, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Lebron James – these are just some of the world-famous personalities that endorse and dig Dr. Dre’s line up of stylish, high-quality earbuds. Since the brand’s debut in 2008, Beats By Dre’s roster has immensely expanded – and urBeats is one of its finest and most affordable additions.
Design-wise, these in-ear earbuds are very identical to its predecessors. Like other cans from Dre’s audio laboratory, urBeats is graced with the trademark red, flat cable and lowercase-B logo that we all came to love.
The precision-machined, all-metal housing does an excellent job of warding off vibrations and annoying sound that can ruin your listening experience. Plus, the grid-iron tough gives the headphones a VERY durable feel so you can spend more time listening and less time worrying that it might fray or break.
And last BUT not the least, urBeats remained loyal to the defining quality that made the Beats By Dre audio lineup internationally recognized: serious, thumping bass! This makes the headphones perfect for listening to modern hip-hop, pop, and rock music. Even when you turn-up the volume as you listen to tracks that have a lot of sub-bass content, there won’t be a trace of distortion. Something that other pricier in-ear buds can only dream about!
With an average price of $99; world-famous Beats design; topped with distortion-free and bass-heavy frequency response, there’s no doubt that this little beast is one of the best ear-bud headphones around!
Monster Beats Solo by Dr. Dre
Sleeker and lighter than its bigger brothers (Studios and Pros), Monster Beats Solo from Dr. Dre is a testament to the adage that size doesn’t matter!
Launched back in 2009, these units symbolize the triumph of fantastic marketing. It didn’t take long for the streets to be filled with teenagers, hipsters, music-lovers, and even office-executives who don a pair of Solo’s.
Its trademark audio cables became almost as iconic Apple’s iPod cables in record time…making it one of the coolest headphones around. But to be honest, with all of the niceties these phones have to offer, the Solo’s meteoric shot to fame isn’t really surprising.
Everything about the Solo – the packaging, build quality, cables, etc., screams “premium” before you even put them on. Built to easily fit over your ears, these cheap Monster headphones have no trouble warding off external noises…allowing you to enjoy deep bass, clear midranges, and sharp high sounds from your favorite music.
The tangle-free cable with 3.5mm jack; real-leather cushions; and adjustable sizing guarantee a very comfortable and immersive listening experience. As if that’s not enough, Solo’s ControlTalk lets you use the cable’s inline remote to adjust the playback and tweak the volume to your liking…and you don’t even have to put your hands inside your pocket. You even get an inline microphone that automatically pause your music after your iPhone receives a call – allowing you to talk through the headset!
Monster Inspiration Active Noise Canceling (ANC)
The release of Inspiration marked Monster’s first venture into the world of ANC-infused headphones. With an average price of $350, Monster Inspiration made no effort to hide its intentions of competing with and unseating the king of ANC that is Bose.
As to which brand has the better active noise cancellation feature, fans and audio-lovers will have different opinions. But what made Monster Inspiration stand out (especially in a professional environment) is the excellent sound quality it delivers!
I urge you to put it to the test: plug the Inspiration into a professional sound mixing board. Use them to monitor the sound passing through the board. You will be pleasantly astonished at the richer and more vibrant sounds coming through the mixer. Whatever genre of music you listen to, these high-end headphones from Monster can and will deliver the full range of sounds…MINUS the need for adjusting the equalizer to make it sound right!
As for the design, the shape of Inspiration’s (square with oval cut-outs for each ear) might lead you to think that they’re awkward and uncomfortable to use…and you won’t be the first to have that impression.
Fortunately, initial impressions aren’t always correct. Monster Inspiration’s feature very soft ear-pads that make the awkward-looking shape a non-factor. Thanks to the ear-pads, one can easily wear and use the model for extended periods without causing substantial discomfort.
True, Inspiration is NOT a pair of cheap Monster headphones. But with its aggressive-enough ANC capabilities; excellent sound quality; as well attractive and comfortable design, it’s easily one of the coolest headphones in the market!
Lady Gaga Heartbeats In-Ear buds From Monster
If you’re a huge fan of the eccentric but highly-entertaining Lady Gaga and you love listening to music while looking fashionable in the process, you’ll surely be impressed by Monster’s Lady Gaga Heartbeats.
For starters, the flat cable that these headphones feature is almost impossible through! Yes, you can put them in your pocket; slide it in your purse; or throw it in your bag…and it won’t form a Gordian knot.
To ensure that these ear-bud fit nicely, the package also comes with several, differently sized replacement tips so you can find that comfortable fit. And when you do find the proper fit, the Heartbeats reward you with top-notch sound quality that’s worthy of Lady Gaga’s approval.
Delivering a deep (but not over-powering) bass with excellent mids and highs, the clean and balanced sound quality of these ear-bud headphones is head and shoulders above its competitors within the same price point.