Re­view: Monster DNA Pro

Fancy fu­tur­is­tic cans with a fold­able fit and a tri­an­gu­lar touch

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$399, mon­ster­prod­

They may not be wire­less, but these cans still of­fer a taste of the mod­ern, from their fu­tur­is­tic, tri­an­gu­lar ear cups to the dual au­dio outs that let you share mu­sic with pals.

love Sturdy build. Ex­cel­lent sound qual­ity. Can daisy chain an­other pair of head­phones for shared lis­ten­ing hate No noise-can­celling tech. Quite a tight fit T3 says Chunky and re­li­able on-ear cans, but you can get bet­ter sound qual­ity else­where for a sim­i­lar price Noise can­celling

Blue­tooth range

Bat­tery life

The Monster DNA Pro feels pre­mium. They’re sturdy, ca­pa­ble of with­stand­ing many a knock and fold up to be stashed eas­ily in a man bag. The fold­ing mech­a­nism takes a bit of get­ting used to, though, re­quir­ing a hefty yank that feels tan­ta­mount to abuse.

Sound qual­ity is great, de­liv­er­ing all-round per­for­mance. The mid-range has plenty of kick, tre­ble is clear and the bass packs oomph, al­though ar­guably not as much as we’d ex­pect, given how chunky and pricey they are.

That chunky de­sign is put to good use when it comes to noise iso­lat­ing, though. It’s not as ef­fec­tive as ded­i­cated noise-can­celling tech, block­ing out low-level back­ground chat­ter but al­low­ing the sound of sirens and train an­nounce­ments to creep into your mu­sic. How­ever, they don’t re­quire bat­ter­ies, so play­back is un­in­ter­rupted.

Want to share your playlist with some­one else? There are dual au­dio outs for adding an­other pair of head­phones in a daisy chain of sound. It’s rare you’ll ever use this, but if it means fewer people shar­ing their mu­sic out loud on pub­lic trans­port, we’re 100 per cent be­hind it.

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