Monster Element Headphones

Monster, has just announced the release of their new Element Wireless Headphones. And I must say, they look pretty sexy. The release is to mark the success of their 24K headphones.

The Elements headphones will use advanced Bluetooth 4.0 technology that adds Apt-X sound transfer between the music device and the headphones. Despite being branded wireless headphones, the new range will give users the choice to use a wired connection using a 3.5mm auxilary cable and PurePath USB audio for higher quality playback. There are only two sound profiles to choose from being Natural and Club. These will come into play depending on the genre of music you are listening to.

There is a controller on one of the ear cups which give users the option to play/pause and adjust volumes. The headphones promise to be comfy for extended periods of listening thanks to the soft memory foam ear cups supplied.

They’re also giving users the ability to make hands-free phone calls recognising that most users use their mobile phones to listen to their music rather than a separate audio device such as an iPod. This feature uses Monter’s VoiceThrough technology that gives call receivers a more natural sound of voice when on the phone. The microphone uses Active Echo Suppression incase you are on the phone in louder surroundings.

The new over ear models are going to be priced at around £299.95 while the on ear models priced at £219.95. They’re coming to the shelves in the Spring of 2016 and available in a number of awe-inspiring colours.

 

Fatal1ty Over-Ear FXM 100 and FXM 200 Performance Series Headsets

I never thought I’d see the day but Monster has teamed up with 12x gaming winner Jonathan ‘Fatal1ty’ Wendel to bring us their new FXM100 Aand FMX200 gaming headsets. Boasting their new fHex720 Sound Chamber Technology, the new headsets are definitely one to look out for in 2016.

Monster has game-tuned their own Pure Monster Sound so you can feel more immersed while playing games casually or even competitively. This is definitely a new direction for Monster and one that I think will be greeted with open arms. They use their Monster memory foam ear-cup material for extra comfort when playing for extended hours too.

The gaming headsets are set to hit the market in February 2016 and are expected to be priced around £99.95 fort he FXM200 and £59.95 for the FXM100.

 

Adidas Sport

Adidas has teamed up with Monster to create some funky coloured in ear headphones that will aid you while on your fitness excursions.

The in ear headphones are kept in place by Monster’s patented SportClip. They promise to stay in the ear through any kind of condition, a problem you find with most headphones, especially when jogging.

All of the Adidas Sport headphones are sweat proof and can be washed thanks to a range of extremely durable materials.

You can expect to find the Adidas Sport headphones priced around £69.95 and will be released in Spring 2016.

 

SuperStar Monster Blaster

Now this is an absolute beast, and if it follows in the footsteps of Monster’s previous speakers then this will definitely be a product to look out for in 2016 if you are looking to replace any of your home audio equipment.

Taking on the shape of an 80s style boombox, the SuperStar Monster Blaster is hoping to tap into today’s youth culture. Maybe we’ll see some breakdancing on the street corners again?

The speaker boasts bi-directional sound so no matter where you are you will get punched in the face by Monster’s ability to create jaw-dropping sound. There is also a down-firing subwoofer that promises to create heart thumping deep frequencies.

There is Bluetooth connectivity for mobile phones as well as an auxiliary input for those wired connections. This is definitely the perfect party speaker for social gatherings.

Having two EQ profiles promises this speaker will sound fantastic during whatever situation, indoors or out. It’s fully weather-resistant so don’t be afraid to party in the rain with this Monster speaker. The speaker has a built-in lithium battery so it can be used without power cables. A neat feature is that it’s able to charge other USB devices directly from it. DEad phone at a party? No worries, just plug it into the SuperStar Blaster.

Unfortunately though it doesn’t come cheap. Expect to pay in the region of £349.95 for this monster.

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