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Sep 12

Monster Headphones Rock


When it comes to Monster, one thing they do really right is headphones. Pro-tested and audiophile-approved, their headphones are designed with quality Monster Cable wiring and components in order to play music as accurately as possible.

With a pair of Monster cans on your head, you’re about as close to being at a live concert without actually being there (yes, I know that’s a cliché, but really — it’s true!).

One way that Monster creates that concert-like experience is by reducing the impact of outside noise. No traffic, no airplane engine, no loud conversationalists in the row behind you. Just you, and your music.

Let’s take a look at 2 different types of the technology behind this: active noise cancelation and noise isolation.

Active Noise Cancelation

Some of Monster’s headphones, including the Inspiration over-the-ear line, employ active noise cancelation to reduce outside sound so you can enjoy your music at a lower volume.

Active noise canceling headphones have dual microphones, which pick up outside noise. The headphones then cancel out this noise by producing opposing sound waves. Equal but opposite forces collide and you’re left with sweet, sweet nothing.

One downside is that these type of headphones require AAA batteries for the active noise cancelation feature, although even without batteries, they’ll still function normally and provide our next technological benefit.

Noise Isolating

Monster’s noise-isolating headphones come in two different styles: on-ear and in-ear. While these headphones don’t cancel out background noise the way that active noise canceling headphones do, they are designed to lock in sound and block out background noise. The in-ear models, such as the waterproof iSport athletic headphones, create a tight seat inside your ear to do this; they even come with multiple size ear tips so you can get the best fit possible. The on-ear models, such as the DNA or Gratitude lines, have noise-isolating cushions that block a lot of outside noise from infiltrating your music listening experience.

Anyone out there a fan of Monster headphones? And what are you rocking out to these days? Leave us a comment.

 



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