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Monster Jamz Headphones

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #1357 in Headphones

Posted

Pros: Maybe sound signature?, Build Quality

Cons: Sound Quality, No protective case, accessories

First off, I am not affiliated nor against Monster. I purchased them for $50 and I will judge them as $50 IEMs. I read some reviews about how these had great build quailty and had a lot of bass, which, then, I belived was good. So I bought them and a year later, I write this review after I've heard much better IEMs so to compare them. 

Accessories

If I remember correctly, these came in a rather flimsy paper box which had 3 pairs of tips and a clothy material snap lock case. The case is not protective at all and is just a bag to keep your IEMs. If you drop them or something it will b ok, but I'm less sure if you hit them will a hammer. Not great, but also not the best that I have seen. 

Build Quality

Some say that the build quality of these IEMs are good. Monster advertise these by saying that they are indestructable. There is no strain relief on the IEM casing, jack or y-splitter. This is a bit concerning, but my pair seem to have held up pretty well. The metal IEM casing seems well built, but I think that Joker said that his pair broke in a day. I'll let you be the judge of build quality as it doesn't seem to be very consistent. Oh, and there is driver flex - that is, when you push the IEM into your ear, there is a sort of crackling sound. 

Isolation, Comfort and Microphonics

Isolation is bit above average, but it certainly get's the job done. It's more than the IE8s, and around the B2s. It is quite comfortable for me, and my ears are pretty small, so it should be fine for yours'. There is quite a bit of microphonics when you wear them straight down, but when worn around the ear, they are great. 

Sound Quality
Bass

The bass is certainly exaggerated like I expected. To be honest, my expectations for the Monster Jamz were fairly low since the only other Monster IEM that I had heard was the Beats Tour (which I am not even going to review). The bass isn't too bloated, but you can certainly tell that is is overexaggerated. The low end is quite boomy, which may be a plus for some people, but not me. Bass quality is pretty low and drums just sound like a boom and there is no texture to it. However, Monster caters to the non-audiophile crowd and are consumer oriented and ordinary people don't know much about bass texture and quality, so it will be ok. 
Midrange

I really did expect the midrange to be recessed and a mess, but this wasn't so and the Monster Jamz surprised me in a good way. Is the midrange recessed? Yes, but not to the extent of beats. I actually quite like the midrange sound signature - a little bit recessed, but not too much. There is, however, a veil in the vocal areas where it got really annoying to listen to. Male vocals are alright, but female ones are lifeless and downright unnatural. It really would be alright for the average consumer who like the Monster branding, but you guys reading this on Head-Fi will probably know better than to get Monster products (except for their Turbine series which are actually pleasant to listen to, even though they are bass heavy).

Treble

I feel like the treble is the section that lets the Monster Jamz down the most. The treble is veiled and lifeless, not at all interesting to listen to. Cymbal that, when heard with headphones with nice treble sections sound so nice sound like a dull thud with a tiny bit of sparkle. The treble veil is perhaps what also affects the midrange veil. There is hardly any sparkle, but there is more than beats, but that's not saying much. One good thing from the treble is that it is very smooth and there are no peaks anywhere. Also, there is no sibilance no matter what volume you crank it up to, but that is not really a good thing with these. 

Conclusion

Unlike beats, these are listenable, but these are in no ways special. Get these is you are looking for a brand product that is very bass heavy and is better than the Beats that high schoolers now believe are the best headphones ever. 

Monster Jamz Headphones
Description:

You love your tunes. Goin' to clubs. Goin' to concerts. And live music is the bomb. If that's sounds like you, standard headphones just won't cut it.There's gonna be a huge smile on your face the first time you plug in and listen to your Jamz. Punch. Deep deep bass. Crystal Clear Highs. You'll hear stuff you never heard before.Sound quality like this has never been achieved in an in ear headphone at anywhere near this price. Thanks to new technologies you can have it all. Plus, a beautiful chrome finish not only makes them look like jewels, but it's scratch resistant so they'll always look like the day you bought them. You'll be amazed what you can get for a fraction of the price of other high-end headphones.These heavyweight gems are solid for a reason. Unlike inexpensive plastic buds, Jamz are made of solid metal that doesn't resonate, so all you hear is the music, with no artificial resonances that take away from the sound. That's why the sound is razor sharp and the bass is super tight. Also, these little babies are nearly indestructible.Making Jamz a part of your life is going to be best thing that's ever happened to you and your music. Jam On!

Details:
DetailValue
BindingElectronics
BrandMonster
EAN0050644552298
FeatureBright chrome finish on all-metal housing construction.
Weight0.35 pounds
LabelMonster
List Price$119.95
ManufacturerMonster
Material TypeMetal
Material Type Set ElementMetal
ModelMH JAMZ IE
MPNMH JAMZ IE
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
Product Type NameHEADPHONES
PublisherMonster
StudioMonster
TitleMonster Jamz Headphones
UPC050644552298
Warranty3 years warranty
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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