In the wake of the dissolved partnership between Monster and Dr. Dre—the one that begot the ubiquitous Beats by Dr. Dre headphones—Monster is going solo with its own line of stylish, sonic headwear. Enter the Inspiration over-ear headphones, Perseus to the Beats’ Zeus. They provide high-performance audio with a bright, balanced sound and active noise-cancelling, all of which is a delightful aural treat. But let’s be honest, you want to look good out there when you're flexing and cooking to whatever flavor of the week mixtape is currently in rotation. With their sleek design and interchangeable colored bands, the Inspirations look as sharp on your dome piece as a vintage snapback or Borsalino. And they keep that coiffure out of your eyes, you handsome devil, you.

Ken Baldino is a writer living in Honolulu. You can read his blog here and follow him on Twitter here.

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