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Monster Inspiration Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones (MH INS ON TTM CTU WW) - Black/Silver

  • Model #: MH INS ON TTM CTU WW
  • Web Code: 10180910
  • Release Date: 10/08/2012
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With an over-ear design and the power to cancel out background noise, these Monster Inspiration headphones are the perfect travel companion. Listen to your favourite tunes for extended sessions with the cozy ear cushions, and use the mute button to tune back into the world around you.

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  • Precision engineered with the most advanced headphone technologies and materials to reveal the full sound of your digital music
  • The Inspiration Headphones look great and sound great with an interchangeable design that lets you opt for a more personalized look
  • Spaciously designed earcups provide extra room for a higher level of comfort and listening, while plush and breathable cushions reduce the sweat factor
  • Active noise cancelling is a battery-powered technology that creates a silent signal to block out sound between you and the outside world, so you can listen to your audio completely uninterrupted
  • Specially integrated mute button lets you listen to the outside world without removing the headphones
  • Complete with Monster 1/8" to 1/4" adapter with 24k gold contacts for maximum corrosion resistant connection to your hardware
  • A Touring case keeps your Inspiration Headphone safe and secure on the go

What's in the Box?

  • Manual
  • Carrying Case
  • Additional Headband
  • Universal Cable
  • Apple Control Talk Cable
  • Standard Mini to Mini Cable

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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  • Headphone Style
  • Band Style
  • Sports & Fitness Ear Clip
  • Sound Isolating
  • Noise Cancelling
  • Wireless
  • Bluetooth
  • DJ Style
  • Professional Grade
  • High Fashion Design
  • Water/Sweat Resistant
  • Inline Volume Control
  • iPod/iPhone Control
  • Built-in Mic
  • Folding
  • Celebrity Endorsed
  • Cord Length
    1.5 m
  • Plug Material
  • Plug Size
    3.5 mm
  • Plug Shape
    Right Angled
  • Ear Cushion Material
  • Driver Unit Size
    40 mm
  • Power Source
    2 x AAA
  • Magnet Type
  • Colour
  • Weight
    160 g
  • Warranty Labour
    1 Year(s)
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)



Customer Reviews

3.9 / 5
Based on 29 ratings,20 Reviews
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Critical 17%

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  • from Regina
  • Dec 25, 2014

steal of a deal

These earphones at [$price] is an unreal deal for earphones of this quality. If you paid full price maybe no so much. To me these were the most comfortable I tried on. They are very light, sound decent and look expensive. If you can pick up a pair for [$price] you will be very happy!

  • from Wetaskiwin, AB
  • Jun 19, 2014

Not What I Was Expecting...

When I bought these it was mainly for the noise canceling qualities. Needless to say, I was and still am quite disappointed in the product. The noise cancelling is no more than a muffling effect unless you blast your music so that all the world is able to hear it too. Also, they kind of squish my head, giving me more than just the occasional headache. They have decent sound quality, but I find myself regretting buying them. They did NOT meet my expectations.

  • from Waterloo, ON
  • May 22, 2014

Decent sound, crapy quality

I've owned two pairs of these, the first stopped working entirely, these were replaced. The replacement pair worked fine for the first year, then the flimsy plastic hinges fell apart. The cup rests entirely on small plastic pieces and a tiny metal pin. Both sides of my headphones have had the hinges come off, despite me keeping them in the case at all times of non-use. In all, not worth the hassle, get a better quality build for the extra $

  • from Kingston, ON
  • Apr 23, 2014

I worthwhile purchase

Picked them up on sale. Great value for price paid, solid build quality and decent sound. Noise reduction not great but unless you are willing to pay for the Bose, nothing compares to the value of these on sale.

  • from Burnaby, BC
  • Mar 25, 2014


Beats most of the headphones at this price point in sound quality and still looks stylish to wear

  • from Hamilton, ON
  • Mar 24, 2014

Good product but completely unsupported

I bought these headphones over a year ago, and I've been very happy with them. They sound great, haven't broken or given me any issues. However, the ear pads have started to wear out after a year of use. This is to be expected, but I was quite disappointed to find that Best Buy doesn't carry the replacement ear pads. Monster sells them on their website, but they won't ship them to Canada. If I spend this kind of money I expect it to be a long term purchase, and I shouldn't have to try to find a friend in the states to ship ear pads to just because Monster won't send them to Canada. I was completely happy with this product but a year later I've got kind of a bad taste in my mouth over this company's (and Best Buy's) decision to support what they sell, but only if you're American.

  • from Calgary, AB
  • Mar 03, 2014

Good but...

Overpriced. I have to take my glasses off when I wear them because they dig into my head. It can take a while o break them in but once you do it feels very nice on your ears. Sound quality is good, but the base is very heavy. It sounds better than Bose, and is only beaten out by the over ear Momentums in my opinion.

  • from BC
  • Feb 27, 2014

One of the best headphones in the market.

You are able to use it without batteries with high definition sound, and when you turn on the noise cancellation with batteries in the sound is even better! Unbelievable quality by monster! I recommend it 10/10 for me! it's comfortable and the way they designed it, that modern look is amazing! Also if you mess around with the EQ (Bass Booster, Hip-Hop, R&B) in your phone, ipod or whatever you are using you will experience different types of amazing sound. It's worth it.

  • from Banff, AB
  • Feb 06, 2014

Good Buy for a Great Performance

bought it last boxing day and it didn't fail me so far,aside from minor connection issues on it's wire, i should have given this an all 5, but for now it will settle for 4 only...

  • from Winnipeg, MB
  • Jan 26, 2014

Great sound

I got these on a sale over Christmas, best looking headphones out there, sound quality is awesome, would have had no problem paying full price.

  • from Mississauga, ON
  • Jan 25, 2014

Excellent Headphones

These are an excellent pair of headphones!! Look premium, sound great and great value for your dollar!!

  • from Fort Saint John, BC
  • Jan 22, 2014

Monster Inspiration Over-Ear Noise Cancelling

Hey I just got off the Best Buy website. I had them for about 2 hours now and they sound really good. My girl friend has a pair of beats solos and these sound 10 times better. They are very comfortable, but they make a crackling noise if you push on the sides of them. I don't know if that's normal for these headphones? Other than that, they're Awesome.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Jan 14, 2014

Great Headphones

I bought these along with Dre beats on boxing day . Both were on sale for $149.95 . These are amazing headphoes very stylish and much better built quality then Dre beats. One major advantage is that these headphones work without the battery where as dre beats work ONLY with batteries. The base mid and highs are very well balanced so you will enjoy all kind of musics.

  • from Bonnyville, AB
  • Jan 06, 2014

Monster Headphones

Great headphones, good price. Very happy with them

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Dec 27, 2013

Best Headphones I Ever Bought

I compared this to the Beats, and I have to say, good price (boxing day) and great performance!!!.. everything about these are amazing!! The Noise Cancelling option add a lot of Bass without having to increase the volume!! (needs x2 AAA batts) It provides you with three different cords to use (regular, android, iphone) its a great option to use if you dont use an iphone!! (i use a Samsung Galaxy 3) the bass is pretty sick and I listen to alot of House and Trance Music....a def buy !!!

  • from Halifax, NS
  • Aug 20, 2013

Great Sound But Falls Short

I bought these because there were a lot of good reviews, they sounded great and I liked the style. The good points: I am not an audiophile but I liked the sound of these headphones. It was clear with strong bass. You can read about sound quality on many online reviews, I feel they are very accurate. The passive noise muffling is great and combined with the mediocre noise cancellation, you do not hear much around you and those around you. The headphones can also be used with the noise cancellation off. The bad points: The noise cancellation is not as the good as the Bose QC15 so you still have to turn up the volume to block out distractions, that wasn't the deal breaker. When I took the headphones off and on or pressed on the side of the headphones while they were over my ears, I could hear a loud plastic crinkle sound, almost like a rattle. I returned them right away and got another set but that one had the same problem too and I returned those. Now I am using the Bose QC15 and l am loving them. So if you are considering the Inspirations, listen to a demo set and push on the ear cup. You will hear the same crinkle sound.

  • from Edmonton, AB
  • Jan 26, 2013

Great Headphones!

Love em, wish had a little beefier low end, but great sound!

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Jan 02, 2013


Two things to keep in mind. First review I have even written so it takes a lot to get me to do one. Second, I have only had these phones for a few hours they are impressive, but I can not speak to longevity. They sound great, feel great on the head, and while I don't really care, look terrific. Case is awesome, extra cords great, but best of all sound amazing. While I am not an audiophile, had a pretty good set of accoustic research headphones that highly rated, and these are better. While I hate spending this much on headphones, even when on such a good sale, I guess you get what you pay for. To be honest, thought I was going to try and likely return if they did not live up to my high expectation, but these babies are staying!!!!! get em

  • from Saint John's, NL
  • Dec 05, 2012

Great headphones!

Very good headphones, they are built very well and feel very durable. They are a good alternative for someone who doesn't need the ridiculous bass of the beats by Dr. Dre but would prefer a more rounded sound experience, while still delivering excellent bass. The active noise cancelling is good when compared to the beats line, however no where near the quality of the bose QC15's. Personally i prefer the worse noise cancelling as it doesn't fell like your ears are plugged but to each their own. They are a little heavy but shouldnt effect anyone, all aground great headphones and cant go wrong with them.

  • from Burnaby, BC
  • Nov 28, 2012

Amazing headphones!!! must buy!

These headphones have amazing ergonomics, performance, comfort and value!!! Overall 5/5

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