Those Vektr headphones are the only ones I could actually like from Monster. Inspiration (Passive edition one) was not that bad but Vektr sounded good. Maybe we just think anything from Monster is bad and when they do something a bit good, it surprises us.
However I still think they are a bit overpriced. Still for most casual customers they are the answers.
Beats ruined Monster's name. I think of Monster as very competent engineers who overprice their products. Yes Beats sounded bad but they (Monster) were just doing whatever they were told to do. Now that Beats and Monster split, they are making a very diverse-sounding range of headphones that sound like whatever the endorsing artist wants, and that's pretty impressive regardless of whether you like how each of them sounds.