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New Unreleased Monster Headphones, The Next Generation

With the introduction of the artist-branded headphone, Monster (the company formerly known as Monster Cable) made a tremendous splash in the music and fashion worlds. The enormous success of the Dre Beats and other models can be taken as preamble to the next movement of the Monster brand that promises to take the design aspect  of Monster headphones to new heights. Whatever your stance on the performance of the Monster brand, even some of the most ardent audiophiles must admit that the new line-up of Monster headphones are aesthetically original. Three of the more distinctive models are the the Infinity, the Diesel, and the Tranquility designs.

First among this innovative list are the Inspiration headphones. The Monster Inspiration headphones are the brands first over ear headphones to feature active noise cancellation and a distinctly streamlined construction. Aside from being the first of Monster headphones to feature active noise cancellation, the Inspiration will also be equipped with an in-line microphone capable of answering and ending calls. Stylistically, the Inspiration will offer a range of headband modifications that are anticipated to feature a broad range of styles and concepts. Moreover, the Inspiration will be available in a sharp Titanium finish, Pearl White, and Silver limited edition.

An even more adventurous design, the Vektr headphones feature an intricately jagged geometric patterning that resembles modern architecture.

Designed with Diesel, the Italian clothing brand, Monster’s Vektr headphones boast of titanium-coated drivers. The Vektr also features a collapsible design that allows them to be compactly and safely stored. Like the Infinity, the Vektr also feature an in-line microphone that allow users to use the Vektr for phone conversation.


Lastly, the Tranquility series aims to do exactly what its name implies: calm you down. The Tranquility series has so far been lauded as an audiophile grade set of headphones with a folding design. The remarkably sleek and thin construction is paired with sound isolating ear cushions and features active noise cancellation powered by a rechargeable battery. Furthermore, the Tranquility features dual 1/8″ (3.5mm) input and output plugs to easily connect the Tranquility.

With the impending separation of the Dre Beats from Monster, the relatively newly formed headphone company is seeking to further define itself in the world of headphones by creating completely distinct and original designs. These three anticipated models are a good projection of the direction Monster intends to take as a growing and developing manufacturer.


The Vision of Bob Marley’s Music Lives Through House of Marley Headphones

On February 5, 2012 during the Super Bowl half-time show, electro-pop duo LMFAO appeared with Madonna sporting a pair of diamond-encrusted Beats headphones by Dr. Dre valued at $1,000,000 (yes, you read correctly: 1 million dollars). Although Dr. Dre has not been the only one to capitalize on his fame to promote his headphones, his Beats have certainly achieved the most widespread publicity and have become a sort of status symbol. Yet slashing through the glimmering opulence and excess that celebrity headphones have come to represent, the House of Marley product line in collaboration with Bob Marley’s 1Love Foundation dares listeners to challenge the status-quo and join a global fight for education, sustainability, and peace.

From production to the packaging process, the House of Marley focuses on supplying headphones that achieve superior sound quality and equally admirable humanitarian goals. Every House of Marley product is packaged with recyclable material, constructed of recyclable aluminum, and organically harvested cotton–all this while delivering a powerful and soulful sound.

The Exodus series, composed of recyclable materials and sustainably harvested woods, exemplifies the production ethics of the House of Marley

Moreover, all House of Marley products directly contribute to the  mission of the 1Love Foundation. Through a series of partnerships with global charities, the 1Love Foundation actively contributes to causes such as providing potable drinking water to people in developing countries and promoting maternal and child health worldwide.

Instead of using celebrity as a mere marketing tool to increase profit, the House of Marley in collaboration with the 1Love Foundation employ the vision of Bob Marley and the large Marley family to empower individuals and throughout the world and actualize social equality through education.

In his song “Exodus,” Bob Marley shouts  the lyrics, “Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?” For Marley, satisfaction could only be found by struggling for harmony among all people. If your calling is the same, the House of Marley product line is a great place to begin your journey or nourish it.


Sonic Electronix’s Top 5 In-Ear Headphones Part 1 of 2

Not every ear-canal is created equal and what is good for one might not be good for another. We all have different taste in music and we hear and perceive sound differently as well. Thankfully we live in an era where technology has brought us some amazing things and above all else it has brought us options. When looking into purchasing in-ear headphones the amount of options we have can be a bit much. I mean what really makes one better than the other? Most of us really could not tell one way or the other and end up selecting a well known company or maybe just go with the suggestion of an article or close friend. Below is what we here at Sonic Electronix consider the top 5 ear-bud headphones, the list will include the Woodees Blues IESW100L, Klipsch Image S4i (black), Grado iGi, AKG Q350-Black, and Monster Cable iBeats (black). The order in which they are listed does not in any way suggest one is better than the other. However, know that any of these five in-ear headphones would be a great selection and will change the way you appreciate music. Facebook fans feel free to leave comments on how you feel about our list thus far.

Woodees Blues IESW100L

Woodees Blues IESW100L

The Woodees Blues IESW100L are by far the most unique pair of in-ear headphones on this list. Its natural wood housing reproduces a more natural deep bass that is often not found in other headphones in the same class. The use of wood materials creates an ergonomic design that is both lightweight and fashionable making then easy on the ears and great to look at. The IESW100L feature a soft cable to reduce static noise from cord brushing and an in-line microphone with in-line controls for answering and ending calls as well as pausing and playing music. Small form silicone buds fit snug into ear canal for enhanced noise-isolation while the solid construction provides durabilityand makes them perfect during travel. Compatibility with all music devices with a 3.5mm earphone jack makes these ear-buds extremely versatile and a great way to enhance your personal music listening experience.

Klipsch Image S4i-Black

Klipsch Image S4i-Black

The Klipsch Image S4i (Black) are able to create a realistic sound with the use of a single moving coil driver. Full music and voice control on select Apple devices is possible with an advanced 3-button microphone and remote system. The angled nozzle provides proper in-ear alignment and superior noise-isolation for that full sound reproduction. The Image S4i in-ear headphones feature a built-in strain relief that add comfort for long –term use and wear by reducing hear fatigue. The dual-magnet micro-speakers offer a wide frequency range with unsurpassed dynamic detail. The tangle resistant cable makes them perfect for travel while the exclusive flexible and soft oval earphone design provide a better seal and thus the headphones are able to deliver a smooth and warm sound with great responsive bass. Klipsch are very well known for exceeding in high-quality, high-end audio, and it is clear to see that they have taken their love for audio and have incorporated that into a high-quality pair of in-ear headphones.

To be continued….


What Type Of Headphones are Best for Me?

Monster Cable Beats by Dr. Dre

By David D. – Product Specialist

There are many different types of headphones available in today’s audio market. Whether you plan on using them in your home, car, studio, gym, or somewhere else, there is a headphone that is just right for you and what you plan on using them for. There is a variety of styles to choose from such as earbuds, over the head, around the neck, and around the ear with optional ear piece designs like in-ear, on-ear, and enclosed ear. Choose wisely and determine what type of setting you will use them for in order to achieve ultimate comfort and performance.

Kicker 09HP301 (HP301)

If you plan on purchasing headphones for an athletic environment such as jogging, exercising, cycling, or any other extracurricular activity, the best match for you would be a wrap-around, clip on and or portable style headphone with an earbud ear piece design. The clip-on style headphone is equipped with clips that comfortably hook around your ear and provide excellent stability. If you are not satisfied with the clip-on style, you can try the wrap-around type. These usually have a headband unlike the clip-on, but instead of the headband sitting on top of your head, they wrap around the back of your head while being supported by the back of the neck and top of the ears. The Kicker HP301 are an excellent example of active wrap-around headphones. This provides a lot more stability than the over-the-head design.

If you’re a traveler who is on planes, and or trains all the time, the perfect style of headphone for you is a noise cancelling headphone. Noise cancelling headphones eliminate unwanted “outside” noise and are available in 2 types, active and passive noise cancelling. Active noise-canceling headphones are an enclosed ear design and use a petite microphone to pick-up outside noise while filtering it to a microprocessor to alter the sound. Passive noise-canceling headphones, also known as noise-isolating, are an in-ear design that uses foam or plastic earpieces that seal your ear and block all un-wanted noise.

If you are a musician or DJ and need headphones for a studio type environment, you want a set of DJ or Pro Audio headphones. The most recognizable DJ headphones are arguably the Monster Beats by Dre headphones.  Pro Audio headphones are a corded on-ear or enclosed ear design with comfortable soft, spongy ear cushions. This style headphone is usually the most expensive but also provides the best performance. Since they are high quality, you will hear sounds and details in the music that you have never heard before. A new line that we carry here at Sonic Electronix is Grado, they manufacture some of the best sounding high quality Pro Audio headphones out today, check them out.

If you are a home or work listener such as myself, I would suggest an enclosed or on-ear design. The enclosed ear design headphones are perfect for listening to in the office; they are also excellent for your home listening sessions as well. This design also allows you to listen to your headphones without disturbing others around you. Home headphones are available in corded and wireless options and are built for comfort and performance.

No matter what environment or setting you’re in, there is a set of headphones built exclusively to suit your needs.


Monster Cable Beats by Dr. Dre

By Gideon V. – Sonic Electronix Editor

The bar has been raised, and it’s just what the doctor ordered. The new Monster Cable Beats by Dr. Dre, or “Beats by Dre,” are the latest must-have set of headphones. Featuring flawless sound reproduction and a hot-look, these headphones are the elite pair on the market. Famous hip hop producer Dr. Dre was in the lab for three years with Monster designing the Beats. Dr. Dre is quoted in TIME magazine as saying his goal in creating the Beats was to give people a way to “hear what the artists hear and listen to the music the way they should – the way I do.” Mission accomplished: Beats by Dre are studio quality headphones that are compact enough to be practical for everyday use. The headphones can be folded into a small carrying case for transport.

Monster Beats by Dre are especially convenient for music phone owners, because these headphones include an iSonitalk cable. This cable allows you to pause your music while answering calls with your iPhone or other music phones. These headphones have other cool playback controls. For example, you can also mute your music with one tap of the ear piece, and tap it once more to turn the sound back on.

In comparison to other headphones, The Beats are unique in that they are internally amplified, which results in incomparable high-definition sound quality. They also feature a cutting-edge driver design which gives an unmatched level of precise audio clarity, and the sizeable speaker drivers generate deafeningly deep bass.