Monster is known for his headphones. In addition to wired devices, numerous in-ear, on-ear and over-ear headphones are produced, which are marketed all over the world with some success. With the model “Elements” we have tested a wireless over-ear headphone from Monster.
Design and Workmanship
The headphones from Monster are visually quite striking. They have shiny, silver elements, which appear little discreet. Visually, the headphones are obviously intended to appeal primarily to younger customers. They follow a “streetwear aesthetic” and are accordingly strikingly designed – for the target group of headphones this is in all probability a plus point.
In the lower part, the headphones feel robust and are obviously solidly crafted. However, the headband is made of plastic and breaks this previously good impression of headphone quality. It feels little valuable and conveys a rather “cheap” impression. As the headphones are well made apart from this weak point, it seems not very consistent not to rely on quality for the headband.
In addition, the question arises as to how stable the headphones are overall. While the auricles are likely to withstand some strain, the headband connecting the auricles seems very fragile.
All in all, the quality of the workmanship of the “Elements” can at most be described as average. The design, on the other hand, is modern and meets the wishes of the target group.
As accessories Monster not only supplies the appropriate cables, but also a carrying bag with.