Monster's first noise-canceling over-ear 'phones look good, might sound good

The new Inspiration line lets you express your personal style and block out external sound.

LAS VEGAS--You tell me, is it good or bad that the announcement of Monster's first noise-canceling over-ear headphones was more focused on the design than the sound?

Monster

The new headphone line, called Inspiration, does have "advanced noise-canceling capabilities," but that's about all the detail I have on that right now.

More importantly, (at least going by the announcement) is that they'll be available in titanium, pearl white, and a limited-edition silver finish and have an interchangeable headband that will initially come in eight different styles.

Monster says they have the "big high-performance sound of extreme clarity, deep bass, and full power that is the sonic signature of Monster headphones."

The headphones carry a pretty hefty price tag, too: $279.95 for the over-ear Inspiration and $229.95 for Inspiration Lite on-ear headphones. Headbands will sell for $29.95 each. They begin shipping in spring.

 

Join the discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Don't Miss
Hot Products
Trending on CNET

HOT ON CNET

Find Your Tech Type

Take our tech personality quiz and enter for a chance to win* high-tech specs!