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MONSTER HOW-TO

Welcome to the Monster community.

We at Monster are very proud of the products we make. We want you to own these products for many years and get as much enjoyment out of them as possible. To ensure that, we've had our customer support team create this how-to page: It answers many of the questions about safety, fit and operation that Monster owners have asked over the years. If you do not find the answer to your question on this page, please contact us and we'll do our best to get you the information you need. Thank you for being part of the Monster community.

Learn how to get the perfect fit.

Learn how to get the perfect fit.

Most people insert in-ear headphones improperly and they miss out on much of the musical experience. Take a few minutes and learn the right way to listen to Monster in-ear headphones.

It's almost impossible to pop iSport in-ear headphones out while you're working out. But you need to learn the secret to putting them in. It's easy. Watch the video to learn how.

iSport tips How to use Supertips Video

Supertips

SuperTips

How to clean SuperTips


Cleaning SuperTips Gel

SuperTips Gels are easy to clean. Remember to dry them completely before placing them back on the headphones.

  • Remove SuperTips Gel from your headphones.
  • Use warm water and mild soap on a damp cloth to remove dirt and earwax from SuperTips. Do NOT use harsh cleaning agents or alcohol.
  • Rinse and completely dry SuperTips Gel before placing them back on your headphones.
  • Reinstall SuperTips Gel on your headphones, making sure they are on the eartube completely.

Cleaning SuperTips Foam

Because foam is an absorbent material, extra care should be used cleaning them to avoid water soaking into the tip. You should not clean them in the same manner as SuperTips Gel. Do NOT use cleaning agents and do not submerge SuperTips Foam.

  • Remove SuperTips Foam from your headphones.
  • Using a cloth or paper towel dampened with water only, wipe the exterior, removing any earwax build-up.
  • To clean inside of the sound tube portion, insert a rolled up piece of cloth or paper towel into the tube and remove build up.
  • Let SuperTips Foam completely dry before placing them back on your headphones.
  • Reinstall SuperTips Gel on your headphones, making sure they are on the eartube completely.

How to choose a SuperTip that's right for you.

We strongly recommend you buy a SuperTips Sampler Pack. It comes with both Gel and Foam SuperTips in every size. You can try them all out to figure which works best for you.

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How to Change Your Inspiration Headphones

How to change your Inspiration Headbands


To Remove:

  1. Grip earcup in your left hand as shown, with the word INSPIRATION between your thumb and index finger.
  2. With your right thumb, firmly press down and back to disengage steel tongue from magnetic slot.
  3. Repeat on other side.

To Insert:

  1. Grip earcup in your left hand as shown, with the word INSPIRATION between your thumb and index finger.
  2. With your right thumb, firmly insert steel tongue on headband into magnetic slot.
  3. Repeat on other side.


Inspiration Diagram

Performance and Safety Tips

Listen responsibly.

To avoid hearing damage, make sure that the volume on your music player is 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. Our headphones will allow you to hear more details at lower volume levels than ever before.

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.

Listening Diagram

Listening Diagram

Use Responsibly

Do not use headphones or earbuds 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 or earbuds, 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.

Frequently asked headphone questions

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How do I remove the tips / cushions?

Hold the headphone in one hand. With the other pinch the cushion near the end that goes in your ear and twist. The flexible cushion will slip off over the ear stem.

Where can I purchase new tips?

New Super Tips can be purchased at monstersupertips.com

Which sized tip and style is best for me?

Everyone's ears are a bit different. Try each tip and see which will fit best for you. Each style has its advantages. Try each style and see which is the best fit and provides the best seal for greater listening enjoyment.

Which is better a straight or angled connector?

Straight and angled connectors can both provide certain advantages. The majority of customers prefer an angled connector, keeping it low profile. This allows for phones and portable music devices to more easily fit in pockets, bags, etc.

Why does the ControlTalk feature not work with my device?

Please see our ControlTalk compatibility chart
(scroll down & click the 'ControlTalk' tab)
Be advised that the Controltalk feature is an Apple technology that will have full compatibility with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and certain iPod models. It may work with other devices but will have limited functions.
iPod compatibility:

Which devices work with the ControlTalk feature?

The ControlTalk feature is designed specifically for iPhones and iPods. Some limited functions may work with other devices. To check compatibility with your device visit our site at: ControlTalk Works

What's the difference between ControlTalk and ControlTalk Universal?

The ControlTalk feature is designed specifically for iPhones and iPods. Some limited functions may work with other devices. ControlTalk Universal is meant to provide greater compatibility with mobile phones.

How does the ControlTalk work?

Using ControlTalk™
Answer or end a call: Press and release the center button once to answer. Repeat to end the call.
Decline an incoming call: Press and hold the center button for two seconds, then release. There will be two beeps when you let go to indicate successful operation.
Play or pause a song or video: Press and release the center button. Repeat to resume.
Skip to the next or previous song or chapter: Press and 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.
Functionality will vary by device. For more information on functionality for your device, please visit ControlTalk Works

Why are the Pro Copper's better than the Pro Gold's?

Both the Pro Copper's and the Pro Gold's are exceptional in ear speakers. Technically the Copper's are more accurate though some may find that the Gold's provide for a smoother high end tone.

If my headphones are defective, what is the proper procedure to setup a replacement under the warranty?

If you are located in the United States, please call Customer Support toll free at 877-800-8989 (Monday - Friday, 7:00AM - 4:45PM PST) to arrange a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA).

How can I determine my headphones are authentic or counterfeit? If I successfully registered my headphones, does that verify my headphones/serial number to be authentic?

Unfortunately we do not disclose information on how to determine if a set of headphones may be subject to counterfeit because it may allow counterfeiters to improve their fakes.
As long as our headphones were purchased from an authorized Monster Cable retailer, the headphones are guaranteed authentic.
(Where To Buy, list of authorized retailers)
(Monster Cable Blacklisted Dealers)

How do I know my warranty is valid? What does the warranty cover?

As long as your headphones were purchased from an authorized Monster Cable 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).

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