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Monster DNA On-Ear Headphones (Black Red) by Review Summary ,  Sep 2, 2015

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Monster DNA On-Ear Headphones (Black Red)
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 523 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.3
Returned or considering to return: 3.1%

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Individual Feature Rating
Design4.8   above average
Audio4.7   above average
Comfortable4.6   average
Fit4.6   above average
Noise4.6   above average
Size4.6   above average
Sound4.6   above average
Quality4.5   average
Listening4.4   above average
Cable4.3   above average
Color4.3   below average
Music4.3   average
Price4.3   average
Volume4.2   above average
Loud4.1   average


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Audio

Audio:
"B) The audio fidelity is not great."
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"I purchased these last year as a Black Friday deal off another site for only 60$... For that price, these may be the best regular pair of headphones I've ever owned, the comfort, the audio quality, even the fit, I thought they felt kind of flimsy but I've had them for over half a year now, I lost the cord with a mic but that's why it comes with a second one, and any AUX cord will happily take it's place if you lose both of them!"
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"Love this product been told by beat users that these are better in audio and in bass in some cases ^-^ I love them very loud"
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"Now for the audio quality, It's amazing."
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"Of course there are better headphones (I have an audio technica ath m-50 wich is better), but it is beautiful (what my wife wanted) without the absurd expense that Beats cost."
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"Great love em' better then Beats audio.. Great sound quality, very comfortable on head."
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Cable

Cable:
"I purchased these last year as a Black Friday deal off another site for only 60$... For that price, these may be the best regular pair of headphones I've ever owned, the comfort, the audio quality, even the fit, I thought they felt kind of flimsy but I've had them for over half a year now, I lost the cord with a mic but that's why it comes with a second one, and any AUX cord will happily take it's place if you lose both of them!"
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"not good cellphone cable ."
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"Most of them are overpriced junk but their insanely high priced cables actually perform quite well."
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"Inside of the box is a nice carrying bag, two quality cables, and a cleaning cloth."
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"Monster is more known for their digital cables, but man these have a great sound to them."
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"Nice that cord is replaceable."
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"Finally, the two cables that these come with are great!"
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"I would recommend purchasing extra cables because those wear out easy when worn used much."
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Color

Color:
"I know it's all about function, and these headphones excel in that department, and given the choice I'd rather pay for function than appearance but the fact I don't have to wear something obnoxiously over sized or in gaudy, florescent, or ridiculous color schemes (which for some odd reason other companies make their priority) is a relief."
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"The sound cannot be heard by public when you wear it, which is solve me a big problems because I used to listen to loud music while my friend studying beside me and the music was getting out of other headphones to him , So with this DNA monster problem solved,Colors ::: very nice color., the red and black was mine , and all other are well saturated color which make difficult to choose because all are beautiful .The Bad thing ......."
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"Caveat: These are nice headphones, awesome color and style and fits pretty squarely on my head."
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"I find it kinda childish and phishy that the 2 negative reviews on here are from the exact same day and for the same color headphones, we know that person for some lame reason really wanted to try to knock these headphones down."
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"Nice color and nice price!"
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"I love the design, sound, the color."
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"great color, an excellent look, very inn"
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"and they are great I also Owen the pro, and solo the are all great but the best is the pro;so JUGGALOs & juggalattes go get ur pair of monster DNA u won't go wrong color is real nice"
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"They sound great, sit comfortably over the ears, and this color looks awesome."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"Wow the quality isn't as good as some of the more expensive headphones out there, they're comfortable and easy to walk around the city in."
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"So ultimately, it's really disappointing that these comfortable and beautiful sounding headphones are so fragile, but if you want these, please either be prepared to fix the plastic parts when they come off OR even better prevent this from happening by using some strong glue to seal the plastic shut permanently."
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"I really enjoy these headphones they are very clear sounding and comfortable my only problem with these headphone is that they don't carry that much base and wierd colored marks show up on the headphones after multiple hours of use but I love these headphones either way over all good buy"
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"They were somewhat comfortable, though not the best."
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"Great sound with a comfortable fit."
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"Pros: Best for the Price (always on sale) , Durable, Comfortable, StylishCons: Bass is nothing special."
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"The sound is wonderful and they're comfortable."
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"The design is extremely comfortable and the sound is amazing!"
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"These are not bad sounding and somewhat comfortable as well."
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Design

Design:
"Andboth sides broke almost in the same place so I'm thinking the design is a flaw if neither side canwithstand extending and compacting over a two week period."
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"I liked the design and I wanted something different, because everyone in NYC wears BEATS headphones."
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"First off, the packaging and design of these things is pretty nice."
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"The design is extremely comfortable and the sound is amazing!"
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"I love the design, sound, the color."
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"Design- In my opinion these headphones look great."
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Durable

Durable:
"The only problem is with how durable these are, that may be a while! "
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"Pros: Best for the Price (always on sale) , Durable, Comfortable, StylishCons: Bass is nothing special."
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"These headphones are very durable and I would recommend them to anyone, especially for this price."
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"First of all, looks beautiful, the material is plastic but durable."
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"For a product this expensive, one would expect that they would sound great and be durable."
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"The fit and finish are pretty good, comfortable to wear and from what I can tell durable as hell(check youtube) though I am careful with my stuff anyhow."
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Fit

Fit:
"I purchased these last year as a Black Friday deal off another site for only 60$... For that price, these may be the best regular pair of headphones I've ever owned, the comfort, the audio quality, even the fit, I thought they felt kind of flimsy but I've had them for over half a year now, I lost the cord with a mic but that's why it comes with a second one, and any AUX cord will happily take it's place if you lose both of them!"
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"Way better than Beats ANYTHING...Cons:If you have a really BIG head they will fit, slightly uncomfortable for long periods of time but it's not a huge issue."
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"Great sound with a comfortable fit."
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"They're unique, have great sound, and fit great."
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"I purchased these last year as a Black Friday deal off another site for only 60$... For that price, these may be the best regular pair of headphones I've ever owned, the comfort, the audio quality, even the fit, I thought they felt kind of flimsy but I've had them for over half a year now, I lost the cord with a mic but that's why it comes with a second one, and any AUX cord will happily take it's place if you lose both of them!"
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"They expand to great lengths and fit on many different people, and the cushioning prevents your ears from feeling painful or tired (keep in mind, if you listen to music for 10 hours at length, your ears will always hurt...there is nothing to prevent that)."
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"The fit and finish are pretty good, comfortable to wear and from what I can tell durable as hell(check youtube) though I am careful with my stuff anyhow."
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Listening

Listening:
"I bought Beats Solo headphones and was disappointed in the sound when listening to Rock or Metal music."
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"The sound quality is amazing - the one time that he let me listen to them and the best thing about them to me is that when you have them on, and the volume is high, others around you won't be able to hear what you're listening to."
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"So for casual and or lengthy listening, especially to mp3 files on mediocre playback gear (and the 50-cent DACs in iPods make them a fairly mediocre playback system), these Monster DNA headphones might be a good choice."
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"It is extremely good for nonprofessional people who just want to enjoy listening to music and having some fun and even gain some energy from the strong Bass it produces."
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"Acoustics also soundness pleasnt well listening to country."
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"You are only able to do this when are listening to music from in their app."
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"This is the best headphone for easy listening."
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"This is also great for being able to hear the mids and highs for some of the other songs that I enjoy listening too."
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Loud

Loud:
"My coworkers were complaining about my loud music so I decided on-ears were needed since they deliver better sound quality since they get to interact with your whole ear unlike in ear styles it allows a more natural and full listening experience (thus not needing to turn up the volume) and better noise isolation so the music doesn't leak out."
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"The sound cannot be heard by public when you wear it, which is solve me a big problems because I used to listen to loud music while my friend studying beside me and the music was getting out of other headphones to him , So with this DNA monster problem solved,Colors ::: very nice color., the red and black was mine , and all other are well saturated color which make difficult to choose because all are beautiful .The Bad thing ......."
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"I'm serious when I say that these headphone will get loud enough to damage your hearing while remaining distortion free."
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"The volume is loud - the mark of efficient electronic design."
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"Love this product been told by beat users that these are better in audio and in bass in some cases ^-^ I love them very loud"
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"The highest I turned up the volume was close to 60% and that was pushing it for my comfort and I haven't turned it out that loud again."
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"The DNA's are LOUD as hell(and clear), really every genre I threw at them sounded good, rock, metal, trance, rap, you name it and nothing sounded bad at all."
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"I love the fact that they are not too loud but loud enough to block out any outside noise."
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Music

Music:
"They expand to great lengths and fit on many different people, and the cushioning prevents your ears from feeling painful or tired (keep in mind, if you listen to music for 10 hours at length, your ears will always hurt...there is nothing to prevent that)."
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"When you are playing music it doesn't blast out and you have upset coworkers or cubicle neighbors hearing your music (just don't blast it is my recommendation).Cons: Price are a bit high for what I would compare with other brands that are more established (Sony, Bose, etc).Overall, I am very satisfied and would use these in a work environment, and at home when I am doing things around the house."
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"I bought Beats Solo headphones and was disappointed in the sound when listening to Rock or Metal music."
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"My coworkers were complaining about my loud music so I decided on-ears were needed since they deliver better sound quality since they get to interact with your whole ear unlike in ear styles it allows a more natural and full listening experience (thus not needing to turn up the volume) and better noise isolation so the music doesn't leak out."
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"The problem is I am not a hip-hop fan so the majority of the music i listen to doesn't require a large amount of bass."
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"The sound cannot be heard by public when you wear it, which is solve me a big problems because I used to listen to loud music while my friend studying beside me and the music was getting out of other headphones to him , So with this DNA monster problem solved,Colors ::: very nice color., the red and black was mine , and all other are well saturated color which make difficult to choose because all are beautiful .The Bad thing ......."
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"looks great, quality of music is also awesome"
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"I can easily listen to music for a couple hours with little to no discomfort."
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"Now, I use them to enjoy my laptop or music a home while the family is asleep."
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"It is extremely good for nonprofessional people who just want to enjoy listening to music and having some fun and even gain some energy from the strong Bass it produces."
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"You are only able to do this when are listening to music from in their app."
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Noise

Noise:
"I'm so disappointed by these headphones, they are not Noise counseling at all."
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"They're comfortable, adjustable, and for being my first pair of on-ear headphones, I think they seal out ambient noise (though they are not noise-canceling) very well."
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"The noise isolation is 100%, without exception, perfect- like I am the only person in the world (do not wear these while driving- ever)."
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"I'm amazed on the Noise Cancellation on these, when the muffs close on your ears, nothing can be heard outside, and at max volume, little to no noise, only if you come very close to the headphones, will you hear anything."
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"With that being said these have impressive noise isolation which does a good job of muffling out most background noise."
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"Excellent noise canceling."
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"Great for rock and noisy music as it calms them down."
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Packaging

Packaging:
"Packaging I give it an 8.Cons: They don't feel as durable as Beats Solo."
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"The package was great."
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"The package includes nice to have things all for free and with prestigious quality."
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"First off, the packaging and design of these things is pretty nice."
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"They have really good packaging (what Monster headphones don't?"
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"Also the package is well designed."
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Plastic

Plastic:
"My only complaint is that I have not even had it a year and the plastic piece around where the headphones fold has already broken."
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"I put it in my backpack and the plastic shell broke accidentally."
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"However, already one of the headphones pops out of the side because of the flimsy plastic."
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"Sound quality good, but plastic pieces where headphones slide to extend broke within a couple weeks."
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"The next day, despite my gentle and careful use, the crack split and a chunk of that same plastic part outright broke off."
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"First of all, looks beautiful, the material is plastic but durable."
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"I got the white tuxedo and experienced a problem with being able so see stress cracks on the strap because the clear plastic on the top."
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"Sound quality good, but plastic pieces where headphones slide to extend broke within a couple weeks."
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"So ultimately, it's really disappointing that these comfortable and beautiful sounding headphones are so fragile, but if you want these, please either be prepared to fix the plastic parts when they come off OR even better prevent this from happening by using some strong glue to seal the plastic shut permanently."
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"The plastic seems very solid and not as flimsy as the Beats."
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Price

Price:
"When you are playing music it doesn't blast out and you have upset coworkers or cubicle neighbors hearing your music (just don't blast it is my recommendation).Cons: Price are a bit high for what I would compare with other brands that are more established (Sony, Bose, etc).Overall, I am very satisfied and would use these in a work environment, and at home when I am doing things around the house."
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"About a year ago I started to notice these, and almost purchased them for the $150 price tag that they were formerly at, but I was uncertain of how I would like them."
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"A problem I had with my cheap headphones is if I listened to something like Celtic Woman and Lindsey Stirling some of the high notes would distort to a screeching pitch (I had to turn the volume up to hear them but that would mess with the quality of the higher notes) and would even make my ears ring if I listened to them too long at work."
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"Nothing wrong with beats but what you get for the price is a joke."
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"The headphones are great don't know why people hate on them and say they're cheap made... they have been working great for me"
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"However, Monster really does need to improve the quality of the build of these headphones because this is unacceptable, especially to the buyers paying full price for this."
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"Best sounding headphone in this price range."
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"good price for dna's."
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"Nice color and nice price!"
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"Pros: Best for the Price (always on sale) , Durable, Comfortable, StylishCons: Bass is nothing special."
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"Great for the price."
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Quality

Quality:
"I'm only dissapointed on the sound quality from these, the bass is pretty out of reach."
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"Couple this with the fact that they DO NOT offer replacement ear cushions and you basically have a $150.00 pair of unserviceable headphones with mediocre sound and extremely low build quality."
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"Build Quality- The build quality on these headphones is the weakest aspect of these headphones."
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"Wow the quality isn't as good as some of the more expensive headphones out there, they're comfortable and easy to walk around the city in."
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"These issues do not prevent the usage but is disappointing from a quality stand point."
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"Amazing sound and great build quality."
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"looks great, quality of music is also awesome"
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"Even though theses headphones sound really nice they have such poor quality of durability I have got them replaced twice under a year because of one the ear piece is falling off after 3 months of having them and also the second time was the folding mechanism got loose after 1 month."
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"other than that the headphone are amazing in sound quality"
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"Inside of the box is a nice carrying bag, two quality cables, and a cleaning cloth."
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Range

Range:
"Best sounding headphone in this price range."
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"The sound quality is excellent for the price range."
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"Absolute best head phones out in price range."
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"With the amplifier my Shure had higher ranges and had more flexibilty to accomodate the frequncy it was being fed and DNA was good but topped out mid range with the exception of the base."
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"Comparing to other similar headphones the Monster DNA's sound better, have a great range of highs & lows."
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Size

Size:
"I have small ears, so I can see why men or people with bigger ears would complain about the size."
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"Love the look and size and weight."
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"It's solid and doesn't just slam from all the way down to all the way up with the slightest bit of pressure which makes adjusting and maintaining the preferred size easy."
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"A very good products, good quality, sound can also, is relatively small form factor."
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"They fold up small and travel easily."
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"They are super comfortable, fit nicely on my small ears and sound fantastic."
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Sound

Sound:
"These headphones, though whiule sounding great are painful to wear, they literally scrunched my poor ears! "
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"They don't have the greatest bass, but the sound is crisp and clear and sounds amazing to this day."
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"Super disappointed, because how well they do sound."
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"I'm only dissapointed on the sound quality from these, the bass is pretty out of reach."
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"Couple this with the fact that they DO NOT offer replacement ear cushions and you basically have a $150.00 pair of unserviceable headphones with mediocre sound and extremely low build quality."
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"Amazing sound and great build quality."
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"Best sounding headphone in this price range."
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"Great sound with a comfortable fit."
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"bought it nearly 8 months ago and the rubber torn up after 6 months of buying itit has a great sound but it just not worth it many people facing the same issue its commin issue with this headset"
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":)Great for running:)Nice sound :)"
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Volume

Volume:
"The sound quality is amazing - the one time that he let me listen to them and the best thing about them to me is that when you have them on, and the volume is high, others around you won't be able to hear what you're listening to."
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"Beats are very bassy and distort on the low end - not great when the volume rises."
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"The volume is loud - the mark of efficient electronic design."
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"The main aspect is the sound - the quality is fantastic and works well at all volumes."
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"Volume and bass are excellent"
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"It was clear so I will make that known, but when you turned the volume up more than low, it became saturated."
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"The flat wire design assures that these will never tangle, and the inline controls are really nice (I own an android tablet, so the volume controls DO NOT work for me."
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iPod

iPod:
"So for casual and or lengthy listening, especially to mp3 files on mediocre playback gear (and the 50-cent DACs in iPods make them a fairly mediocre playback system), these Monster DNA headphones might be a good choice."
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"I have been using earbuds with my iPod and I have found them to be very uncomfortable."
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"Well, I though they were cool and the sounded great when I plugged them into my IPOD at the store."
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"I'm pretty picky about my headphones because I listen to my iPod about 10 hours a day."
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"Mark these to maybe half the price they currently go for, and I could see giving them to a teenager as a nice iPod accessory."
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"And, as I mentioned, the cables are quite short -- not a problem for iPod users, but otherwise, your headphone amp had better be right there on your desk."
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"The phones offer an easy load, which probably helps when you're connecting to an iPod."
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