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Published on December 12th, 2014 | by Greg


Monster 24K Headphones: Glitter And Glitz

Silver bells are certainly nice and diamonds may be some girl’s best friend, but we prefer something with a different hue. If music matters, but need headphones that are more than audio gear- if you are looking for something that is equally a fashion accessory- then we’ve got some bling for your ears. The sort of headphones that make other people’s eyes get bigger, that can’t help but attract attention, we found them brash, bold, and ideal for the right pair of ears.

The Monster 24K Gold headphones boast of their DJ-style swivel, backed up by a credit to Meek Mill, rapper and producer. Clear marketing trumpeting “life out loud” and endorsements from pro footballer Marshawn Lynch help the pitch, which they back up the with huge over-ear cushions that may literally envelop smaller ears. For guys- especially ones with larger heads- they’re a good fit, and quite comfortable though. We’ll get this out of the way early- there is sadly no real gold to be found in these hills… er, heardphones.

But there is plenty of volume, and as you might expect, plenty of bass. We’ll stop just short of calling it excessive, but it’s certainly the most prominent feature here, thumping and roaring, with a surprising amount of solidity. Sometimes bass can sound far off, distant, and can often be a bit rattling when the music gets loud, but not with these. You might miss the very decent highs if you’re not paying attention- on electronica and house, there’s excellent clarity, a bit sharp, detailed rather than deep, with a little coldness. We wouldn’t call the sound neutral, and we wouldn’t call these monitors, but we wouldn’t be surprised to find them around the necks of club DJs just about anywhere. They shine, shimmer, draw plenty of attention- you have to be pretty confident to pull these off. And they do grow with a little more power; a headphone amp helps reduce the edges and made them sound even better.

The build quality felt a little cheap for the price- they’re basically plastic- and they definitely aren’t that portable since they do not fold. They do a great job of passively blocking out noise, offer a one-of-a-kind style and impressive audio quality, along with nifty controls. You won’t pick these up for the sound alone, but the Monster 24K headphones offer a signature look. Available for around $300, online and in stores.

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Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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