Monster Announces the iSport, Gratitude In-ear Headphones

Posted by at 10:01 am on June 24, 2011

Consumer Electronics Association Lineshow Conference in New York, Monster unveiled three new headsets targeting distinct listening groups. Two, the iSport Immersion and the Gratitude, come in the in-ear form factor. The third, the Game T1 Championship, is a full over the ear offering.

The iSport Immersion is designed for the athlete. It’s sweat-proof and even washable, an attribute that is invaluable to those prone to leaving their ear-buds in their pockets when they go through the wash. the iSport incorporates Monster’s ControlTalk technology which provides simplified control over iPhone and other smartphone calling, as well as control over iPods and other mobile music and video players.

Monster has followed a strategy of creating headphones series that reproduce the acoustic qualities of certain groups or sounds. The Gratitude in-ear headphones follow that tradition. They were developed in cooperation with the classic funk band Earth, Wind & Fire. Their design is meant to recreate the harmonics of live music. They also integrate Monster’s ControlTalk Technology.

The Game T1 Championship headphones target gaming enthusiasts. They incorporate studio drivers in their design to create high quality surround-sound acoustics. The over the ear design also features noise isolation technology. As with the iSport and Gratitude, the come equipped with ControlTalk and can be used with iPods, iPhones and other compatible smartphones. A detachable boom microphone is available as an option.

The iSport Immersion, priced at $179, will be available in July. The Gratitude will be available in September. No pricing has been announced. The Game T1 Championship headphones will be available in August for $350.

Game T1 Championship
iSport Immersible

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