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Monster DNA On-Ear Headphone Review

Monster busts out its new DNA headphones, but they don't stack up well to competition.

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Cable Connectivity

Both the included cables for the Monster DNA headphones are 3.93 feet long, and are capped with standard 1/8th inch male plugs. There are differences between the two, but that basically amounts to: one has a remote with microphone and volume control, the other doesn't.

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Portability

Because the Monster DNA cans fold in on themselves, are light, and employ a carrying pouch, you'll find that it's easy to port these puppies around in a backpack, messenger bag or large purse. There's even a faux carabiner to clip the pouch to your belt, but that looks about as stylish as a fanny pack.

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Maintenance

The ability to swap out or replace cables with new ones is huge, and greatly extend the life of your headphones if you accidentally break a cord. It may sound strange, but this is usually the first part of a pair of headphones that breaks for most people.

Other Features

Remote & Mic

One of the included cables has a remote with microphone and volume control for all you smartphone users out there. Thankfully, the remote actually does a great job of fitting in with the design of the rest of the headphones, and doesn't exactly stick out like a sore thumb, which happens more often than you'd expect. While basic, it gets the job done.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Sound Quality
  4. Isolation
  5. Comfort
  6. Usability
  7. Conclusion
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