Show Your UFC Love with Monster Octagon Headphones

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You get the full branded lifestyle experience with the Monster Octagon UFC headphones, a new set of over-the-ear cans from the audio company and the Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts league. They come in red or black, feature the UFC’s Octagon logos on the swivel hinge between the earpieces and the headband and sell for $279.95 direct from Monster.

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UFC has made current Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis the face of the product. He appeared at launch events for the headphones and he regularly promotes them on his Twitter feed.

Monster made its name in the headphone business when they launched Beats by Dre in collaboration with Dr. Dre. After a split with Beats, Monster has aggressively tried to keep its market share with a wide range of headphone lines, including the incredibly successful DNA line.

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The Octagon web page promotes their “incredibly tight, deep bass.” They’re using “tight” in the street definition because what you’re getting here is a huge amount of low end boom, the kind of thump you want if you’re listening to EDM or hip hop before you get in the ring. Even though the Octagons and the DNA Pro headphones are both promoted with the “Pure Monster Sound” tagline, they sound incredibly different from each other. I definitely prefer the DNA Pro’s sound, but if you’re heading to the gym hopped up on Monster Energy drinks (not affiliated with Monster Audio or Military.com’s parent company Monster), the 2am-at-the-club rumble may be the motivation you’re looking for.

For your $280, you get some well-constructed headphones that claim to be sweat-resistant and are big enough for guys with a large head. The matte finish doesn’t pick up fingerprints and the ear cup swivels are really solid if you’re looking for different headband angles.

You get two cords, a coiled cord that prevents tangles as well as coiled cords as supposed to and a “ControlTalk Universal” cable that lets you answer and disconnect calls on an Android phone but doesn’t offer any control for an iOS device like the “ControlTalk” cables that come with a lot of other Monster headphones. There’s also a storage bag that’s less protective than you’d expect for headphones in this price range.

In short, if you’re looking to replace a set of Beats and you love the UFC, check out the Octagons. If acres of bass give you ear fatigue, you should look elsewhere.

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5 Comments

  1. D C says:

    For around $200.00 you can purchase a superior set of headphones that do not use brand naming to sell, such as Shure or Sennheiser. Brands such as Beats and Monster are simply using bass to cover up the lack of a full range of sound, and precision. If you are going to spend more than $100 on headphones, use your favorite search engine and do some research before you guys throw away money on a brand name…

    • ian TITTLE says:

      bullshit i have tried these otherand they do not have the clear voice of beats ot monster i can hear every word along with the great bass and the one you are not low end and they are big brand names as well and cost just as nuch so your point is mute

  2. Name says:

    they are too much money they would be great at 200 but 280 is too much with out active noise cancelling

  3. YOLO says:

    They Look sick

  4. Nasheem Whye says:

    I tried these in. Bestbuy and they have great sound for the money your paying for them but I have to disagree with D C these do not outdo similarly price cans from makers like sennheiser or beyerdynamic at a sub $300 standpoint I’m sorry just my opinion because I own both beyerdynamic dt 880 and dt 990 which you can purchase for around $200 to $220 new and there in their own league both cans I’ve mentioned can hit frequencys we’ll above 20,000khz and as low as 5hz the bass is accurate and not over exaggerated or muddy. When monster and I stress WHEN! because their only going to get better as their headphone line up involves I’ll get me a set but right now their quit there just yet though their getting close just have to wait and see.