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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.

$73.49 at Amazon


Meet Monster's new set of brand-partnership headphones: Monster DNA. After their divorce from Beats Audio in early 2012, Monster has apparently teamed up with Viacom to make and market their DNA headphones, a set of on-ear cans bathed in style and slightly better audio than its predecessors. Still, some might balk at the price tag, as it is still quite high for a pair of plastic headphones.

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