Monster's new wireless headphone is prepared for the digital-only revolution

The Elements transmit wireless audio over Bluetooth and also feature a Micro-USB port on the ear cup for universal compatibility with devices that only have a digital connection (like Lightning).

Justin Yu Associate Editor / Reviews - Printers and peripherals
Justin Yu covered headphones and peripherals for CNET.
Justin Yu
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Monster Elements over-ear headphones are wireless-enabled with Bluetooth 4.0 and aptX.


While the rest of us are waiting to see if Apple has the nerve to get rid of the headphone jack on the next iPhone, Monster is already prepared for the digital output revolution.

The company's just announced its new over-ear headphones called Elements that can transmit wireless audio over Bluetooth, but they also have a Micro-USB port on the earcup for devices that only have a digital connection (like Lightning).

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The DJ-friendly Elements have earcups that swivel up and out of the way.


Monster used its own wired 24K DJ headphones as a basis for the Elements, so the design is very similar with memory foam cushions and rotating ear cups for DJs.

You can change volume and control music by swiping your finger across the touch panel on the side.

Monster includes the aptX codec for the Bluetooth connection that promises CD-quality sound with the headphones. I've heard mixed reviews about it but you can check it out here.

Other features mentioned in the release include Active Echo Suppression for better call quality, two new sound profiles for the smartphone app and a massive 24-hour playback time reported for the rechargeable battery.

We'll test the headphones when they get here and I'll be impressed if they last a full day of non-stop play without recharging. By comparison, the high-scoring Bose QuietComfort 35 are good for about 20 hours.

The Monster Elements headphone is available now in the rose gold finish for $399 MSRP in the US.

The company tells us that additional colors and models (on-ear and in-ear) are coming out later this year, along with pricing and availability details in the UK.


The Monster Elements are available in rose gold for now, with more colors coming later this year.