Review: Monster DNA Pro
Fancy futuristic cans with a foldable fit and a triangular touch
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
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.