His and hers
The headphones are back, and with much improved sound features Kyle Venktess
HEADPHONES have always been a culture thing adopted by the youth. With the advent of MP3s on cellphones, the traditional headphones took a step back to make way for earphones.
In recent years, headphones have made a comeback, with teen mall rats sporting them as necklaces. In this, many manufacturers saw the opportunity to step into the limelight and some reincarnated their products into the most popular headphones in the industry today.
The new wave of overpriced headphones swept through society in 2008, with the introduction of the Beats, founded by rap legend Dr Dre. The brand became one of the most popular. Beats were initially manufactured by Monster Inc. but in 2012 the companies went their separate ways.
Since then, Monsterbranded headphones have become known for their great quality of playback and excessive prices. Nevertheless, they are something you want to have. HIS: MONSTER INSPIRATION The Inspiration headphones are noise cancelling and have a crisp playback without an equaliser. It’s a durable product and it’s titanium design is aggressive, with angular overear speakers. Other design detailing includes the option to customise the headband, which might seem pointless. The headphones offer a powerful bass output, slightly lacking in treble without set ting an equaliser. Essentially, the Inspiration feels as if it were made for big sound and to be used at high volume. Nevertheless, it’s going to produce a great sound just the way you want to hear it. The Inspiration is marketed for an older audience but can easily go chic with any age group. This a great gift to give a guy who is into his strong bass lines and big on sound quality. R1 893. HERS: MONSTER DIAMOND TEARS Just the sight of the Diamond Tears headphones is enough to turn heads. They are probably some of the prettiest headphones on the market right now. The design is cutdiamond inspired with finer accents of diamantes embed out the outside of each speaker and on the button of the cables. The Diamond Tears can easily match the Inspiration in terms of sound quality, but bass output is more subtle. The treble output is crisp without an equaliser and the headphones offer a richer experience. It’s also great for DJing or sharing music with friends without lending your headphones. The Diamond Tears have a jack port on either speaker, one for input and one for output. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and ladies who love their music will love the Diamond Tears. R2 533. Let me know what you think, @KyleVenktess on Twitter. • email@example.com
Monster Inspiration headphones.
Monster Diamond Tears headphones.