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A Celebration of Real Music
Great headphones celebrate the richness and complexity of music with the same passion you feel listening to it. We appreciate that passion and devotion above all else, and it's inspired Monster to partner with the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire to create something for true music fans: GRATITUDE high-definition in-ear headphones.

Hear Your Favorite Songs for the First Time
Great music deserves to be heard exactly the way the artists intended. We've created headphones that act as an instrument, specifically tuned to reproduce the warmth and intimacy of analog performances. The result is pure, perfect sound. Nothing added. Nothing left out. And thanks to a revolutionary Monster design, sound this incredible fits right in your pocket.

Unique Technology for In-Ear Headphones
Details matter, and the advanced Monster headphone technology powering GRATITUDE turns your music into a concert-quality experience. Dynamic sound that instantly reproduces transients and instrument harmonics with perfect clarity. Because for Monster, the Music Matters.

Inspired by the Music of Earth, Wind, & Fire
The natural sound of vocals, percussion, and brass – that's what makes the music of Earth, Wind, & Fire special. Personally tuned by Philip Bailey, Ralph Johnson, Verdine White, and Head Monster Noel Lee, GRATITUDE accurately reproduces your favorite songs by keeping that vibrant feel intact. You'd have to stand onstage to get closer to the real thing.

Two Protective Carrying Pouches
Protect your headphones and tips from damage and keeps them looking brand new.

Right Angle Connector
Hugs the player to stay out of your way and reduce wear. Perfect for airline jacks.

Monster ControlTalk™
Inline mic with iPhone® and iPod® control plus volume and track up/down.

Monster SuperTips™ Sound Isolating Eartips
Multiple eartip sizes provide the perfect fit to seal in sound and seal out noise.

Rose Gold Finish
A stylish look you can take anywhere.

Product Replacement
Three Year Limited Warranty

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  • Q:

    If my Monster headphones are defective, how do I proceed with my warranty?
    Asked on 3/6/2013 by Monster Customer

    1 answer

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      A:

      For Monster customers in the United States and Canada, please call Monster Customer Support toll free at 877-800-8989 (Monday - Friday, 7AM - 5:30PM PST). Please have a copy of your receipt from the authorized Monster retailer to validate your warranty.

      For international customers outside of the United States and Canada, please email customersupport@monsterproducts.com for assistance.

      Answered on 3/6/2013 by Monster Customer Support
  • Monster® Gratitude In-Ear Headphones - Multilingual

    Q:

    How do you clean the eartips?
    Asked on 11/20/2012 by Monster Customer

    1 answer

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      A:

      * IMPORTANT: DO NOT attempt to clean the eartips without first removing them from your headphones. Getting the delicate circuitry inside your headphones wet may cause permanent damage.

      1. Firmly grip the eartip with one hand and the earphone with the other. Carefully remove the eartip from the eartube.
      2. Use warm water and mild soap on a damp cloth to remove dirt and earwax from the eartip. DO NOT use harsh cleaning agents.
      3. Rinse and completely dry your eartips before placing them back on your headphones.
      4. Carefully push the eartips back onto your headphones, making sure they are on the eartube completely.

      Answered on 11/20/2012 by Monster Customer Support
  • Monster® Gratitude In-Ear Headphones - Multilingual

    Q:

    How do I know my warranty is valid? What does the warranty cover?
    Asked on 11/16/2012 by Monster Customer

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      A:

      As long as your headphones were purchased from an authorized Monster retailer and can provide a copy of the receipt, the warranty is valid from the original purchase date. The receipt validates the manufacturer's warranty, which covers any possible manufacturer defects. It does not cover abuse, lost or stolen product(s).

      Monster Gratitude In-Ear Headphones Warranty:
      * One (1) year for product sold in North America, South America & Asia
      * Two (2) years for product sold in Europe

      Answered on 11/16/2012 by Monster Customer Support
  • Monster® Gratitude In-Ear Headphones - Multilingual

    Q:

    Where can I purchase new tips for my in-ear headphones?
    Asked on 11/16/2012 by Monster Customer

    1 answer

  • Monster® Gratitude In-Ear Headphones - Multilingual

    Q:

    How does the ControlTalk work?
    Asked on 11/16/2012 by Monster Customer

    1 answer

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      A:

      Using ControlTalk™

      * Answer/End a Call: press & release the center button once to answer; repeat to end the call.
      * Decline an Incoming Call: press & hold the center button for two seconds, then release (there will be two beeps when you let go to indicate successful operation)
      * Play/Pause a Song/Video: press and release the center button; repeat to resume.
      * Skip to the Next or Previous Song/Chapter: press & release the center button twice quickly to skip forward; press and release three times quickly to skip back.
      * Control Volume: press the (+) button to increase volume; press the (-) button to decrease volume

      Answered on 11/16/2012 by Monster Customer Support
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Important MonsterĀ® Performance and Safety Tips
Listen Responsibly

To avoid hearing damage, make sure that the volume on your music player is turned down before connecting your headphones. After placing headphones in your ears, gradually turn up the volume until you reach a comfortable listening level.

Noise levels are measured in decibels (dB), exposure to any noise at or above 85 dB can cause gradual hearing loss.

Monitor your use; hearing loss is a function of loudness versus time. The louder it is, the less time you can be exposed to it. The softer it is, the more time you can listen to it. Refer to the chart* below.

This decibel (dB) table compares some common sounds and shows how they rank in potential harm to hearing.
SoundNoise Level (dB)Effect
Whisper30Very quiet
Quiet Office50-60Comfortable hearing levels are under 60 dB
Vacuum Cleaner, Hair Dryer70Intrusive; interferes with telephone conversations
Food Blender85-9085 dB is the level at which hearing damage (8 hrs.) begins
Garbage Truck, Cement Mixer100No more than 15 minutes of unprotected exposure recommended for sounds between 90-100 dB
Power Saw, Drill/Jackhammer110Regular exposure to sound over 100 dB of more than 1 minute risks permanent hearing loss
Rock Concerts (varies)110-140Threshold of pain begins around 125dB
"....a typical person can safely listen to an iPod for 4.6 hours per day at 70% volume."
"....knowing the levels one is listening to music at, and for how long is extremely important."
From http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2006/10/19/music-earphones.html
Get the most out of your equipment and enjoy great audio performance even at safe levels.
Our headphones will allow you to hear more details at lower volume levels than ever before.

Physiology of the Ear and Hearing

Physiology of the Ear
For additional information on what loud noises do to your ear and chart reference
http://www.abelard.org/hear/hear.php#loud-music


Use Responsibly

Do not use headphones when it's unsafe to do so - while operating a vehicle, crossing streets, or during any activity or in an environment where your full attention to your surroundings is required.

It's dangerous to drive while wearing headphones, and in many places, illegal because it decreases your chances of hearing life-saving sounds outside of your vehicle, such as another car's horn and emergency vehicle sirens.

Please avoid wearing your headphones while driving. Use one of Monster's FM transmitters to listen to your mobile media devices instead.

Learn how to establish a safe listening level and review other important safety guidelines from the Consumer Electronics Association at www.ce.org and the Deafness Research Foundation at www.drf.org.


REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Monster® Gratitude In-Ear Headphones - Multilingual
 
3.9

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (5)
  • Good audio (4)
  • Comfortable (3)
  • Compact (3)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (5)
    • Music (3)
    • Portable devices (3)
    • Relaxing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (3), Teenagers (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6), Yes (5)

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beware of bad reviews

    By Ledguy

    from SC

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Monster® Gratitude In-Ear Headphones - Multilingual:

    I want to comment about the bad reviews, they did not give enough info. Here's why I say that, I bought a nice set of earbud's after reading good reviews, plugged them in to my laptop, they sounded just like some of these bad reviews, no bass, tinny etc. Then I tried them in my phone, sound was great. After reading a few other reviews, found my answer, just like these, they have 4 rings on the connector, made for phones! Laptops and other players usually have only 3 rings on the connector. I bought a set not made for the phone to use with laptop, they work great now. So, before writing a bad review, be sure you are using it on the correct unit.

     
    5.0

    they sound amazing

    By izz real man

    from safford. AZ

    About Me Audiophile, Teenager

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Good Bass
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Audio
      • Music
      • Portable Devices
      • Relaxing
      • Traveling
      • With My Computer
      • Working

      Comments about Monster® Gratitude In-Ear Headphones - Multilingual:

      The monster gratitudes are great headphones and they sound awsome and I think they look very sylish I usualy hear music with them I like the rose gold finish but it gets finger print markings on it a lot I have to constantly clean them but overall great headphones

      • Primary Use:
      • Listening to iPod
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome:))))

      By Sharpie

      from Toronto

      About Me Frequent Traveler, Teenager

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Compact
      • Good Bass
      • Great Sound
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Music
        • Portable Devices
        • Relaxing
        • Traveling
        • With My Computer
        • Working Out

        Comments about Monster® Gratitude In-Ear Headphones - Multilingual:

        I had the ibeats before and they were awesome till i left them in my pocket when i washed my clothes, but they still worked! the sound wasnt as great after though, but i just got the new Gratitude/Monster headphones and there so much better than my old ones! getting these was a really great surpise, you should get them! :)

        • Primary Use:
        • Traveling
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Gratitude

        By Hobo Hefa

        from Brooklyn NY

        About Me Audiophile, Gear Head, Teenager

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Compact
        • Good Bass
        • Good Value
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Music
          • Portable Devices
          • Relaxing
          • Traveling
          • Working Out

          Comments about Monster® Gratitude In-Ear Headphones - Multilingual:

          These ear buds are boss

          • Primary Use:
          • Listening to iPod
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fantastic sound quality

          By Trace

          from Park Ridge Illinois

          About Me Parent, Practical

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy Controls
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Monster® Gratitude In-Ear Headphones - Multilingual:

              I was simply amazed at the quality of sound that these tiny "ear buds" produced. I also loved how all outside noise was cancelled out. They are compact and with so many choices of tips, everyone can find the perfect fit. I highly recommend these in-ear headphones.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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