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Unpacking the Monster MVP Carbon

It’s very seldom that I get my hands on such a solid piece of equipment, so imagine my jubilation when handed a brand new set of Monster MVP Carbon headphones.

There are only five sets of these bad boys floating around in South Africa at the moment and I’m one of the lucky few who had the pleasure of unboxing it. But first, let me share with you a little bit of history regarding Monster.

Monster is an American company that many of you may know as Monster Cable Products Inc. Their primary source of business is creating and connecting audio and video components. You know when you are looking for an HDMI cable and you see a cheap no-name brand for R80 and then a Monster cable next to it for R250? Yes, those.

In 2008, Monster went into the headphone industry by creating the line called Beats by Dr. Dre, which was obviously in partnership with Dr. Dre. Monster and Beats then dissolved the partnership in 2012 and continue now with their own Monster-branded line of headphones which arrived on my doorstep today.

What’s interesting about these headphones is that they are branded with EA Sports logos and seem to be championing the gaming lifestyle. The headset is of a very good quality and is made of carbon to promote ultra-durability. When unpacked, they fold out into a neat and tidy set and actually look rather wicked.

Of course, being Monster Cable, they come with a whole host of attachments and cables that one could use on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. There is even a cable to connect the headset up to your phone for those embarrassing loud calls or for some easy listening. Speaking of calls, the Monster MVP Carbon headset also has a detachable microphone which is really interesting because there are seldom times when I’m not using a microphone, but in those times I can just take it off and enjoy the sound.

The box comes with a very nice EA Sports branded carry pouch which the headset fits into nicely, and while I sit here, Monster headphones on my head, I can say with the utmost joy and happiness that I may have finally found a headset to rival my own piece of genius technology, the Sennheiser PC 360’s.

A full review on the Monster MVP Carbon headset will follow shortly on Telkom Do Gaming.