Monster Cable

  • Don't Fall For The HDMI Marketing Blitz


    Most of us know that big-box HDMI cables are generally not worth any more than the packaging they come in, but yet they can cost in some cases hundreds of dollars. Sure, it’s shady, but snake oil A/V cables are nothing new. Gary over at HD Guru just posted a fantastic article where he goes into the different schemes used by cable manufacturers to trick consumers into believing they need… Read More

  • Hands-on with the Monster Cable MCC AV50

    This is Monster Cables’ second line of remotes. The first were a candybar-style Harmony clone. Just like the rest of Monster’s line, it was expensive at $600, but yet nice. I got a chance to spend a few minutes with Monsters’s new line after its presser today, and well, this one seems different. It’s inexpensive at $100 and feels cheap. Well, done Monster. Read More

  • And now Miles Davis has himself a pair of Monster Cable headphones

    Yup, Miles Davis is about as far away from Lady Gaga as you can get. Monster Cable has yet another pair of headphones that are emblazoned with a famous musician’s name. And if you were here two sentences ago, you might have guessed that that artist is Miles Davis. You’re a good guesser! Read More

  • Are you crazy enough to use this Monster remote?

    I’m not sure how to describe this thing. There’s no frame of reference in the picture, and it’s supposed to be “tabletop,” so I suppose it could be several feet long and you use a mallet to hit the buttons. I’d better let Monster explain this creature: In July, meanwhile, Monster will release the MCC AV50 Home Theater Controller, a tabletop universal… Read More

  • Monster Cable: Good products, dick company

    I have never once questioned the quality of a Monster Cable cable. The cables and power products are top notch. They have never failed me and I’ve used their products for years. But I won’t spend any money supporting the company anymore. It’s a shame too, ’cause I really trust the products, but I refuse to support the company with my hard earned cash. That’s who… Read More

  • Monster Cable does it again, sues Monster Transmission

    Come on, really? Monster Cable is like the trust fund douche that drives an Audi, wears Lacrosse, and gets pedicures. He tries so hard to get people to like him, but at the end of day, runs home to his father who happens to be the DA and rats on everyone smoking pot. He just doesn’t get it and neither does Monster Cable who is sueing Monster Transmission for trademark infringement. Read More

  • Monster Cable developing super-thin HDMI cables that are bound to be overpriced

    Everyone’s favorite cable company (hehe) is working with silicon chip developer Redmere to develop a super-thin HDMI cable that can transmit at high speeds. The magic that Redmere is providing comes in the form of a chip technology that can maintain a 10.2 GB/s data rate while being super thin. How thin you ask? No idea. How much you ask? No idea. What do we know? The cable will be… Read More

  • CES Video: Interview with Dr. Dre

    Here’s the interview we promised you guys the other day. Enjoy Now! Read More

  • CrunchGear interviews Dr. Dre, yes, you read that right

    Last night Greg Kumparak and I had the pleasure of interviewing the Dr. Dre of NWA fame. Jimmy Iovine from Interscope, Noel and Kevin Lee from Monster were also present. Our video isn’t quite finished yet, but we’ll have it up soon. We asked Dre a couple questions like what his favorite gadgets were, what he thought of DRM and what he’s working on now. But you’ll have… Read More

  • Live from the Monster Cable CES Press Event

    Monster Cable: hate ‘em or love ‘em, they are a driving force in the CE world. Their 2009 lineup, at least according to its wares spread out in front, doesn’t look to innovate. A few headphones we’ve already seen and reviewed, a couple of new power centers, and HP branded HDMI cables that are sure to carry a high MSRP. Hopefully the head monster, Noel Lee, will have… Read More

  • Monster Cable outs the Beats by Dr. Dre LeBron James custom edition

    Monster Cable is out to make money with the Beats by Dr. Dre with another special edition. These cans are equipped the same innards of the standard black edition, but sport a custom LeBron James #23 paint job. Only 20 of these ‘phones have been made with 15 of ‘em going to King James’ Cavalier teammates so chances are you will never, ever be able to rock these. Sorry. There… Read More

  • Review: Beats Tour by Dr. Dre from Monster Cable

    Monster Cable’s second foray into the in-ear monitor area is much, much better than their first go-around with the Turbines. Knowing that Monster Cable loves to gouge folks on overpriced cables, one has wonder if their headphones are overpriced as well? Perhaps, but it depends on who you’re asking. Read More

  • Monster Cable announces Limited Edition white Beats by Dr. Dre


    No images of the white Beats exist at the moment Three hundred fifty dollars for a set of over-the-ear headphones is a lot whether or not we’re in a recession. But the Beats by Dr. Dre are a great set of cans that don’t need a headphone amp to rattle your noggin. They look great in black, but how much would you pay for a pair of white ones? Monster and some fellow named Ron… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Monster Cable deals at the Circuit City Outlet

    No one denies that Monster Cable makes quality products, it’s just the unnecessarily high price and shady business practices that kills their street rep. From time to time Circuit City pops a few outdated Monster Cable products into their outlet store and makes them a bargain. 6-foot Monster Cable Component cables for $13.96; nice. 6-Foot Monster Cable Component cables and… Read More

  • Monster Beats by Dr. Dre Tour In-Ears outed

    I’m not really sure how I feel about these in-ear Beats by Dr. Dre from Monster Cable. The Turbines that were announced last month were so-so compared to other in-ears at the same price point and for $150 I’d probably recommend a pair of Shures, Etymotics or Ultimate Ears over these ones. But the over-the-ear Beats are actually pretty good headphones, so I’ll have to wait and… Read More

  • Monster Cable vs. $10 guitar line

    This video from Pud (the guy who started F_ckedCompany and AdBrite) shows us the difference between expensive Monster guitar cable versus $10 cable he bought at check-out. The difference, needless to say, is pretty striking, and not in the way you think. Read More

  • Logitech shines where Monster Cable failed

    Remember a few weeks back when my Monster Central remote suddenly stopped working? If you didn’t, its no biggie, I still love ya. Anyway, here is a nice story about how Logitech handled a similar out of warranty issue with a Harmony remote. Instead of sending the guy packing and with the advice to buy a new remote – like Monster Cable did with me – they shipped him a… Read More

  • Review: Monster Turbine in-ear speakers

    Now that I’ve had a couple days with the Turbines, I think it’s time for a full review. I’m sad to say that my initial praise may have been premature having listened to a few CDs (I had to open up moving boxes in my apt to find one) and comparing these against my Shure SCL3s and Ultimate Ears Super.fi 5 Pros. I also brought in my secret weapon Dave R. to consult. He’s… Read More

  • Monster going audiophile, intros the Turbine in-ear speakers

    It’s become apparent that Monster is getting into the high-end audiophile game with the launch of the Beats earlier in the year and now the in-ear Turbine ‘speakers’. I’ve only had an hour or two to check them out, but I can honestly say that I’m pleasantly surprised at the performance of the Turbines thus far. I’ve always been a proponent that you… Read More

  • Consumer Alert! Stay away from the Monster Cable AVL300 Remote

    My second Monster Central Control System AVL 300 universal remote just died shortly after one year of use. The first one did the same but sucked it up then and purchased a second one; not anymore. To be honest, the remote seemed nice at first (my original review), but shortly after a month or two of use, it began to show it’s true evil Monster Cable side. The charging system sucks… Read More