Monster Headphones

Founded in 1979 by Noel Lee, an audiophile and professional drummer (as well as a design engineer), Monster’s success was closely tied to its early successes in wires and speakers. Breaking out in the late 2000s with Beats by Dre, Monster may be forever remembered as the company that brought Beats to life with fashion-forward design. While Monster may tout a quasi-realistic claim of cutting-edge sound quality, suffice to say that some models (the NTune) may be better sounding than others (Beats).