I do not hate Monster, well, one of my first headphone is Monster, so they introduce me to Headphones.
The fact that I buy them for half the price of MSRP and they are still earning a lot means nothing to us consumers, we only care about the look
and I have to say, except my ATHs, Moster is so far the best looking headphones I got
yet, what Monster is trying to sell: look, fashion, MASS BASS
can be easily achieved with simple tuning. As of the look, Modding close headphone is easy
As of fashion, tell them this is a prototype, I bet anyone who tried this out can get away with it few times before someone actually put a doubt on it.
and even that, a simple EQ tune can give you very similar result of many Monster products, with the right headphone to work with
Not even my IE8 can achieve the level of bass , with full EQ dedicate to bass and max out bass response, compare to MMDT
yet, most people will appreciate being able to hear all instruments in a band performance rather than vocal and booming sound