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SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Audio Equipment

SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Audio Equipment

There are three different ways you're going it give the gift of audio this holiday season, the first being the massive amount of smart devices out there with their own external speaker - so many do these days that it's taken for granted - see: all of the smartphones, notebooks, and tablets we've worked with for several years - they're all able to play music, imagine that! The second way you're going to give the gift of audio is with speakers galore, starting with the Jawbone BIG Jambox and/or the Jawbone Jambox standard edition - or with custom color combinations if you wish with the company's new "The Remix" initiative - it's fun stuff!

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Monster Inspiration Active Noise Cancellation Headphones Review

Monster Inspiration Active Noise Cancellation Headphones Review

It used to be that you were judged on what music you listened to - now it's what brand of headphones you choose to listen to it with. Monster segued from cables to cans back in 2008 and, with the dissolution of the Beats Electronics partnership this year, is now pushing its own brand on models like these, the Inspiration. Promising active noise cancellation with some relatively restrained style, they also carry a significant $299.99 price tag, but do they deliver? Read on for our review.

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Monster unveils ClarityHD Micro Bluetooth speaker

Monster unveils ClarityHD Micro Bluetooth speaker

Monster has announced a new Bluetooth speaker for mobile music fans. The speaker promises to bring higher-definition audio to the wireless Bluetooth speaker category. The new speaker is called the Monster ClarityHD Micro speaker, and it will retail for a not so small $219.95. With the Monster name, the speaker wasn't going to be a budget offering.

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Monster headphones hands-on: Diamond Tears, VEKTR and Inspiration

Monster headphones hands-on: Diamond Tears, VEKTR and Inspiration

Monster announced its 2012 headphone line-up back in May, including cans borrowing style from the Stealth Fighter and some seriously ostentatious models even Lady Gaga might blanch at, and we grabbed some hands-on time today. Most eye-catching - though we're not sure we'd actually wear them - are the Monster Diamond Tears, as faceted and light-catching as the name would suggest.

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Monster outs new headphone trio

Monster outs new headphone trio

Monster has unveiled three new headphone models at the Monaco Grand Prix. Monster promises that the three new headphones deliver very high-quality audio along with a stylish design for people looking for headphones that are a fashion accessory. The headphones include the Inspiration, Diamond Tears Edge, and the VEKTR.

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Monster Gratitude earbuds are endorsed by Earth, Wind & Fire

Monster Gratitude earbuds are endorsed by Earth, Wind & Fire

The Beats by Dr. Dre line of headphones are durable, well-built headphones that stand up to their hype. But they also prove that tying in a celebrity endorsement to an audio product can create tremendous brand value, so Monster has decided to team up with a more old-school music sensation to promote its new product, the Gratitude in-ear headphones.

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Crystal Rocked takes your Beats and Street by 50 headphones to a new shiny level

Crystal Rocked takes your Beats and Street by 50 headphones to a new shiny level

There's not a whole lot of devices out there at this point that the group known as Crystal Rocked have not bumped up an ultimate over-the-top level of glitz, and both Beats by Dre and Street by 50 have been caught on the radar and pushed through the crystal machine by the masters. What you'll get with the Beats by Dre set of audio blasters is the "Mixr" model tricked out in 2750 individual Swarovski Crystals. What you'll get with the Street by 50 headphones is two shades of Swarovski Crystals which they've declined to number.

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Beats Electronics breaks away from Monster to go its own way

Beats Electronics breaks away from Monster to go its own way

The audio world is booming, and more and more people are starting to spend big money on high-end headphones and earbuds to get more enjoyment out of their music. Many of those high-end headphones are now also becoming a status symbol and makers are taking style into account as much as performance. The most successful brand in the high-end headphone industry has been Beats Electronics.

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Nokia to partner with Monster for “fierce” audio gear

Nokia to partner with Monster for “fierce” audio gear

Nokia may soon be unveiling a new partnership with Monster Cable to introduce co-branded audio gear. According to leaked marketing graphics obtained by PocketNow, the duo appear to be readying at least one product called the Nokia Purity HD Stereo Headset by Monster. This move could be similar to HTC's deal with Monster's Beats Audio line and may help boost appeal for Nokia's first Windows Phones.

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