Monster Diamond Tears Edge On-Ear Headphones

The Good The Monster Diamond Tears Edge On-Ear Headphones have a flashy, eye-catching design, seem sturdily built, and offer rich, detailed sound and decent bass that's not overbearing. They come with a carrying case and three headphone cords, two of which feature an inline remote/microphone (one is for Apple iOS devices, the other for Android and other phones).

The Bad They're pricey and some people, particularly those with larger ears, may find them uncomfortable to wear over long listening sessions.

The Bottom Line The Monster Diamond Tears Edge On-Ear Headphones may not be a gem of a pair for the price, but for a fashion statement they actually sound good.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 7.0
7.5 Overall

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Review

Fashionista headphone isn't all looks

Monster makes an array of headphones, including plenty of new ones designed to compete with Beats models, which carried the Monster label until the two companies severed ties in early 2012. While Monster has heavily promoted its DNA and Inspiration lines, what's getting the most attention these days is a flashy, female-friendly model called the Diamond Tears Edge On-Ear.

How hot are the Diamond Tears? Well, the list price for the headphones apparently started out at $299.95, but due to high demand, they has since risen to $349.95, though you can get them online for $300.

As with most brand-driven products, you can argue over whether the Diamond Tears are worth $300, and the short answer -- as far as performance goes, anyway -- is no. You can find headphones in the $150 to $200 range that sound as good. Along others we like the Harman Classic, the Bowers & Wilkins P3, and Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones, all of which offer excellent sound for around $200 or less.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $300
  • Brand Monster
  • Type Headphones
  • Headphones Ear-Parts Type Full-size
  • Sound Output Mode Stereo
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