Monster http://www.stuff.tv/monster/reviews en-GB Monster takes on Sonos with SoundStage, its new wireless music system http://www.stuff.tv/monster/monster-takes-sonos-soundstage-its-new-wireless-music-system/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It delivers big sound from small boxes and works with pretty much any streaming service </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Monster takes on Sonos with SoundStage, its new wireless music system" alt="Monster takes on Sonos with SoundStage, its new wireless music system" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/monster-soundstage-bedroom.jpg?1410453212" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Monster isn&rsquo;t sitting around moping about getting no cash from <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-acquires-beats-us3-billion/news">Apple&rsquo;s mammoth Beats deal</a>, despite essentially inventing Beats. Well, it might be a bit, but it&rsquo;s also found time to enter a whole new product sector: wireless multi-room audio.</p> <p>Despite being best known for its headphones, cables and other audio accessories, Monster has just unveiled a range of three wireless speakers called SoundStage &ndash; and says they offer something you won&rsquo;t get with rivals like Sonos.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>And SoundStage is among the first products to work with <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/allplay/panasonic-and-qualcomm-take-aim-sonos/news">Qualcomm&rsquo;s AllPlay media platform</a> (essentially the company&rsquo;s take on Apple&rsquo;s AirPlay or Google&rsquo;s Cast systems) which means you&rsquo;ll be able to play music not only through Monster&rsquo;s own SoundStage app but from a decent (and growing rapidly, according to Qualcomm) selection of other audio apps like Spotify, Napster, Rhapsody and Soma.FM. You&rsquo;ll also be able to connect older audio sources via 3.5mm and optical wired inputs, and all models also come with a USB port for charging connected devices.</p> <p>As we say, there will be three speakers in the initial SoundStage range: the S1, S2 and S3, all set for a 25th October launch in the US and priced at US$200, US$300 and US$400 respectively (we&rsquo;re waiting on confirmation for UK prices from Monster).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The splashproof S1 might be ideal for the kitchen" alt="The splashproof S1 might be ideal for the kitchen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/monster-soundstage-kitchen.jpg?1410453212" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We made some time to listen to them at Monster&rsquo;s IFA launch party last week, and found all of them impressive when it came to filling a room with sound (the tiny S1 especially so). Monster has developed an algorithm that it say creates a vast, imposing soundstage from a humbly-proportioned box &ndash; and of course as with other wireless systems you can team up several different SoundStage speakers to all play the same music at the same time (or, if you prefer, different tunes at the same time). All three are slim and compact, and the S1 is splash resistant to boot (ideal for the bathroom or kitchen).</p> <p>Look out for reviews soon, and we&rsquo;ve also got an interview with Monster founder and CEO Noel Lee coming later this week &ndash; check back for that if you want to know how he feels about missing out on a cut of the Beats/Apple deal.</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The party never ends, according to Monster" alt="The party never ends, according to Monster" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/monster-soundstage-lounge.jpg?1410453212" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Monster&#039;s SoundStage takes on Sonos </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/monster/monster-takes-sonos-soundstage-its-new-wireless-music-system/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bluetooth Speakers Hi-Fi & Streaming Monster Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:40:12 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1447102 at http://www.stuff.tv CES 2012 – Monster Micro Bluetooth speaker http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/ces-2012-%E2%80%93-monster-micro-bluetooth-speaker <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bluetooth speakers offer the convenience of playing music from a connected smartphone or computer. Chuck in voice control, surprisingly awesome sound quality and the ability to talk back to you in a Jamaican accent (amongst others) and you&#039;re looking an incredibly cool portable speaker. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="322" height="192" title="Monster Micro Bluetooth speaker" alt="Monster Micro Bluetooth speaker" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Monster%20Micro%20Bluetooth%20speaker.png?1370533750" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-1382066679001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1382066679001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/ces-2012-%E2%80%93-monster-micro-bluetooth-speaker#comments Docks and Speakers Monster Wed, 11 Jan 2012 13:48:07 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1423899 at http://www.stuff.tv 5 of the best Beats alternatives http://www.stuff.tv/beats-drdre/5-best-beats-alternatives/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Still Dre? You needn&#039;t be, with a pair of these superior style cans clamped to your ears </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="348" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/best-beats-alternatives-incase-sonic_0.jpg?1364400252" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/best-beats-alternatives-TDK-ST800_0.jpg?1364400252" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/best-beats-alternatives-focal-spirit-one_0.jpg?1364400252" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="339" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/best-beats-alternatives-audio-technica-ATH-ES88_0.jpg?1364400252" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/best-beats-alternatives-phiaton-MS-300_0.jpg?1364400252" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5153.jpg?1364400252" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Incase Sonic</strong> £120 <a href="goincase.com">goincase.com </a></p> <p>The Sonics are a little bit of NASA on your head – the ear pads are made from memory foam, the drivers from titanium. They sound fast, direct and punchy, with a proper talent for rhythms and details, but the way they deal with treble is troublesome. Some Beats beaters sound better; none look or feel so smooth.</p> <p><strong>TDK ST800</strong> £200 <a href="tdkperformance.com">tdkperformance.com</a> </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/life-etc/5-of-the-best/5-of-the-best-beats-alternatives </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/beats-drdre/5-best-beats-alternatives/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/beats-drdre/5-best-beats-alternatives/news#comments Beats By Dr.Dre Monster Fri, 11 May 2012 16:29:05 +0000 Sophie Charara 421112 at http://www.stuff.tv Monster and Susan Boyle introduce Beats by Boyle Studio headphones http://www.stuff.tv/monster/monster-and-susan-boyle-introduce-beats-boyle-studio-headphones/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Looks like the esteemed Dr is expanding the Beats brand to appeal to the talent show-watching masses </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/monster-beats-by-boyle-studio-headphones_0.jpg?1386001654" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_818.jpg?1386001654" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Monster has ripped up the rule book and revealed an officially licensed pair of Susan Boyle Monster Studio headphones to join the ranks of Lady Gaga&#39;s licensed <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/portable-media/news-nugget/lady-gaga-launches-heartbeats-0-earphones" target="_self">Heartbeat 2.0 earphones</a> released last year.</p> <p>The special limited edition Beats by Boyle headphones feature the same 40mm drivers and deep bass response found in the Boyle-less versions, as well as the same active noise cancellation technology to keep out distracting ambient noise.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/portable-media/news-nugget/monster-and-susan-boyle-introduce-beats-by-boyle-studio-headphones </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/monster/monster-and-susan-boyle-introduce-beats-boyle-studio-headphones/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/monster/monster-and-susan-boyle-introduce-beats-boyle-studio-headphones/news#comments Headphones Monster Sun, 01 Apr 2012 11:48:02 +0000 Esat Dedezade 420624 at http://www.stuff.tv New video! CES 2012 – Monster Micro Bluetooth speaker http://www.stuff.tv/monster/new-video-ces-2012-%E2%80%93-monster-micro-bluetooth-speaker/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Monster rolls out a compact portable wireless speaker that not only has impressive audio but responds to voice commands </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%2520shot%25202012-01-11%2520at%252013.51.50_0.png?1364397188" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1658.jpg?1364397193" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Bluetooth speakers offer the convenience of playing music from a connected smartphone or computer. Chuck in voice control, customisable speaker grills, surprisingly awesome sound quality and the ability to talk back to you in a Jamaican accent (amongst others) and you're looking an incredibly cool portable speaker. <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/ces-2012-%E2%80%93-monster-micro-bluetooth-speaker">Take a look for yourself</a>.</p> <p><strong>You may also like</strong></p> <p><a href="news/ces">All the latest stories from CES 2012</a></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/ces/ces/new-video-ces-2012-%E2%80%93-monster-micro-bluetooth-speaker </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/monster/new-video-ces-2012-%E2%80%93-monster-micro-bluetooth-speaker/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/monster/new-video-ces-2012-%E2%80%93-monster-micro-bluetooth-speaker/news#comments Monster Wed, 11 Jan 2012 14:03:19 +0000 Lucy Hedges 419411 at http://www.stuff.tv Monster reveals a selection of outgoing headphones http://www.stuff.tv/monster/monster-reveals-selection-outgoing-headphones/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Looking for something a bit different? Fit these in over your lugholes and try them on for size </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/monster-diamond-tears-edge_0.jpg?1386001617" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/monster-diesel-vektr_0.jpg?1386001617" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/monster-gratitude.jpg?1386001617" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/monster-isport-livestrong_0.jpg?1386001617" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1707.jpg?1386001617" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Monster has launched a plethora of earbuds and headphones, many of which would happily adorn the strange noggin of Lady Gaga herself.</p> <p>We&#39;ve picked out couple of buds and cans which drew our eyes, the first of which are the Diamond Tears Edge headphones (US$280). The styling is, we&#39;re sure you&#39;ll agree, rather interesting and those of you looking for function with form will appreciate the hands-free phone and music controls and tangle-free cabling.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/ces/news-nugget/monster-reveals-a-selection-of-outgoing-headphones </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/monster/monster-reveals-selection-outgoing-headphones/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/monster/monster-reveals-selection-outgoing-headphones/news#comments Headphones Monster Mon, 09 Jan 2012 19:48:42 +0000 Esat Dedezade 419354 at http://www.stuff.tv Beats Mixr headphones by Dr Dre and David Guetta channel your inner DJ http://www.stuff.tv/monster/beats-mixr-headphones-dr-dre-and-david-guetta-channel-your-inner-dj/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> David Guetta embarks on a collaboration with the king of chronic for a new set of cans </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="588" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Ammunition-Beats-mixr_Spin_MiniDj-Black-3_4-no-reflection_LowerRes_0.png?1364401333" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="588" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Ammunition-Beats-mixr_Spin_MiniDj-White-3_4-rotated-no-reflection_lowres_0.png?1364401333" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_2644.jpg?1364401333" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If the tech industry was a school playground, Dr Dre would be the coolest kid around, with all the other kids vying to be in his popular clique. The newest member of the entourage is David Guetta, collaborator with everyone from Snoop Dogg to Rihanna to Akon. Not content with conquering the club scene and breaking out to rule the pop charts, his latest musical pairing is with the king of chronic himself, Dr Dre. But instead of making sweet sweet music together, they've gone halfsies on an awesome looking pair of 'phones, dubbed Beats Mixr. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/portable-media/news-nugget/beats-mixr-headphones-by-dr-dre-and-david-guetta-channel-your-inner- </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/monster/beats-mixr-headphones-dr-dre-and-david-guetta-channel-your-inner-dj/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/monster/beats-mixr-headphones-dr-dre-and-david-guetta-channel-your-inner-dj/news#comments Monster Wed, 07 Sep 2011 07:13:49 +0000 Lucy Hedges 417815 at http://www.stuff.tv Monster iSport In-Ear Headphones jog in http://www.stuff.tv/monster/monster-isport-ear-headphones-jog/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Going for a run doesn’t mean leaving good quality sound at home </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="480" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/monster_isport_in-ear_headphones_0.jpg?1364401337" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_2752.jpg?1364401337" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/reviews/monster">Monster</a> iSport In-Ear Headphones are the latest high-quality audio kit to come from the Californian giant. Monster is all about quality, so when we heard it was branching out into sporting stuff, we were intrigued.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/portable-media/news-nugget/monster-isport-in-ear-headphones-jog-in </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/monster/monster-isport-ear-headphones-jog/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/monster/monster-isport-ear-headphones-jog/news#comments Monster Tue, 30 Aug 2011 10:02:40 +0000 Luke Edwards 417689 at http://www.stuff.tv Lady Gaga's studded Heartbeats hit the shelves http://www.stuff.tv/monster/lady-gagas-studded-heartbeats-hit-shelves/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s time to go gaga – Lady Gaga&#039;s Heartbeats are back for round 2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="194" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Heartbeats_0_0.jpg?1364401546" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_2842.jpg?1364401546" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Remember Lady Gaga's <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/portable-media/news-nugget/lady-gaga-launches-heartbeats-20-earphones">hazardous headphones</a>? They're the latest in her Heartbeats in-ear headphones range, and if you've been impatiently waiting for their arrival, your time has come. Called Heartbeats 2.0, Gaga's latest "self-inspired" musical venture includes a mean-looking pair of 'phones inspired by the pop minstrel's relentless ability to embellish her outrageous attire with studs. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/portable-media/news-nugget/lady-gagas-studded-heartbeats-hit-the-shelves </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/monster/lady-gagas-studded-heartbeats-hit-shelves/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/monster/lady-gagas-studded-heartbeats-hit-shelves/news#comments Monster Thu, 18 Aug 2011 09:19:17 +0000 Lucy Hedges 417534 at http://www.stuff.tv Lady Gaga launches Heartbeats 2.0 earphones http://www.stuff.tv/monster/lady-gaga-launches-heartbeats-20-earphones/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Headphones with an edgy design. That can only mean one thing - Lady Gaga and Dr Dre are at it again </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="194" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Heartbeats_0.jpg?1364401761" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3220.jpg?1364401761" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As Lady Gaga's outlandish fashion sense gets more extreme, so have her "self-inspired" Beats by Dr Dre headphones. Called Heartbeats 2.0, the studded buds are smaller and lighter than her previous triangular earpieces and have been inspired by the pop strumpet's unyielding need to attach studs to varying outfits. Monster promises passive noise cancellation, awesome clarity and the kind of deep bass that can be turned to deafening levels without distortion, thanks to high-efficiency drivers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/portable-media/news-nugget/lady-gaga-launches-heartbeats-20-earphones </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/monster/lady-gaga-launches-heartbeats-20-earphones/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/monster/lady-gaga-launches-heartbeats-20-earphones/news#comments Monster Sat, 09 Jul 2011 09:37:42 +0000 Lucy Hedges 416942 at http://www.stuff.tv Monster Miles Davis Trumpet headphones are here http://www.stuff.tv/monster/monster-miles-davis-trumpet-headphones-are-here/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apparently the world’s smallest headphones and they look like trumpets. But there’s more… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="500" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Miles-Davis-Trumpet2_0.jpg?1364401789" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3243.jpg?1364401789" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Monster Miles Davis Trumpet headphones. That’s a mouthful. Actually it’s not even an earful as these are claimed to feature the world’s smallest drivers in a pair of headphones, hence them appearing in our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/video/vidcasts/ces-hot-stuff-awards-round-up">CES Hot Stuff Awards round-up</a>. The trumpet-looking in-ear blasters were unveiled today at the Montreux Jazz Festival because they're actually tuned to enhance jazz music.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/portable-media/news-nugget/monster-miles-davis-trumpet-headphones-are-here </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/monster/monster-miles-davis-trumpet-headphones-are-here/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/monster/monster-miles-davis-trumpet-headphones-are-here/news#comments Monster Wed, 06 Jul 2011 16:07:28 +0000 Luke Edwards 416909 at http://www.stuff.tv Monster Beats By Dr.Dre Beatbox http://www.stuff.tv/monster-beats-drdre-beatbox/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dumps your tunes with the power, precision and finesse of a bulldozer –&amp;nbsp;great! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1035" height="1106" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Monster-Cable-Beats-by-Dr.-Dre-Beatbox-Sound-Dock-wiPod.jpg?1364298738" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="943" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Monster-Cable-Beats-by-Dr.-Dre-Beatbox-Sound-Dock-front.jpg?1364298738" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="943" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Monster-Cable-Beats-by-Dr.-Dre-Beatbox-Sound-Dock-back.jpg?1364298738" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Different people want different things from an iPod dock. Some want a delicately balanced soundstage that can recreate the harp string plucks from The Blue Danube as if you were sitting amongst the orchestra. Others want volume and bass that can smash down walls and replicate a club sound in the back bedroom of a 1930s semi. Guess which the Beats by Dr Dre Beatbox does?</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £350.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There’s little sophistication here but the Beatbox partly compensates with its awesome raw power</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/monster-beats-by-drdre-beatbox </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/monster-beats-drdre-beatbox/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/monster-beats-drdre-beatbox/review#comments Beats By Dr.Dre Beatbox Docks and Speakers Monster Thu, 16 Jun 2011 14:06:20 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 416734 at http://www.stuff.tv Monster Daft Punk Edition Tron: Legacy headphones on sale now http://www.stuff.tv/monster/monster-daft-punk-edition-tron-legacy-headphones-sale-now/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Daft Punk-inspired cans hit the shelf. They&#039;re not cheap but, if you like Tron, they are cool </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="692" height="492" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/monster-daft-punk-headphones-generic_0.png?1364402136" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="800" height="1200" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Daft-Punk-Edition-TRON-LEGACY-Headphones-by-Monster-_0.jpg?1364402136" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="76" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/twitterbanner2_5.jpg?1364402136" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If there was a competition to see who could create the most noisy merchandising message ever, these Daft Punk Edition Tron: Legacy headphones by Monster would have it sewn up. Lucky, then, that they have noise isolation, XL over-ear drivers for deep, defined bass and Monster's studio driver for precision surround. Or that's what they claim.</p> <p>We like the removable boom mic that can go etiher side for gaming freedom and Monster's ControlTalk that'll play nicely with your iStuff.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/tv-and-hi-fi/news-nugget/monster-daft-punk-edition-tron-legacy-headphones-on-sale-now </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/monster/monster-daft-punk-edition-tron-legacy-headphones-sale-now/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/monster/monster-daft-punk-edition-tron-legacy-headphones-sale-now/news#comments Monster Mon, 07 Mar 2011 14:56:54 +0000 Paddy Smith 415854 at http://www.stuff.tv Fast Facts – new Beats by Dr Dre dock and headphones http://www.stuff.tv/beats-drdre/fast-facts-%E2%80%93-new-beats-dr-dre-dock-and-headphones/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Spreading it too thin? That’s not the way Dre sees it. But with a new line-up of accessories, can the Monster Beats range maintain its credibility? H </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/203200dd1mn_0.jpg?1386000872" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="404" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/2031809f7bli_0.jpg?1386000872" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="513" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/20323091fbli_0.jpg?1386000872" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="299" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/203220a20bli_0.jpg?1386000872" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="306" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/20321070ebli_0.jpg?1386000872" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="600" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/20319049fbli_0.jpg?1386000872" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="76" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/194370c3cbli_433.jpg?1386000872" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Spreading it too thin? That&rsquo;s not the way Dre sees it. But with a new line-up of accessories, can the Monster Beats range maintain its credibility? Here are the new wares, nutshell-style.</p> <p><strong>There are five new products.</strong></p> <p>And four of them are headphones, building (we hope) on the Beats by Dre reputation for quality.</p> <p><strong>The other one is an iPod dock.</strong></p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/portable-media/fast-facts/fast-facts-new-beats-dr-dre-dock-and-headphones </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/beats-drdre/fast-facts-%E2%80%93-new-beats-dr-dre-dock-and-headphones/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/beats-drdre/fast-facts-%E2%80%93-new-beats-dr-dre-dock-and-headphones/news#comments Beats By Dr.Dre Headphones Monster Fri, 01 Oct 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 15108 at http://www.stuff.tv Need to know – universal 3D glasses http://www.stuff.tv/monster/need-know-%E2%80%93-universal-3d-glasses/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More nasty 3D specs?Sort of, but these aren’t common or garden active shutter glasses the likes of which come in the box with your 3DTV.What makes th </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/1968608a6mn_0.jpg?1364403883" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="76" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/194370c3cbli_343.jpg?1364403883" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>More nasty 3D specs?</strong></p> <p>Sort of, but these aren’t common or garden active shutter glasses the likes of which come in the box with your 3DTV.</p> <p><strong>What makes them different, then?</strong></p> <p>They’ll work with any (3D) TV. Unlike other bins that only work with a given sytem, the new breed of universal 3D specs come with their own transmitter capable of ‘listening’ to your TV’s shutter sync pattern and relaying it to your headwear.</p> <p><strong>Sounds complicated. And expensive...</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/tv-and-hi-fi/need-to-know/need-to-know-%E2%80%93-universal-3d-glasses </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/monster/need-know-%E2%80%93-universal-3d-glasses/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/monster/need-know-%E2%80%93-universal-3d-glasses/news#comments Monster Wed, 25 Aug 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 14968 at http://www.stuff.tv