Monster, a company with a knack for high-end headphones, has teamed up with Diesel, the self-described lifestyle company, to create the new VEKTR headphones, called Diesel VEKTR by Monster headphones. The style is indeed unusual for a set of on-ear headphones, using sharp angles that resemble a diamond-cut pattern with plush ear-cups that keep things comfortable. The color scheme features subtle changes between black, gray, and a brushed aluminum color.
When you open up the box, extend the panels and unzip the headphones, it becomes clear that the headphones were designed to make a fashion statement. With lines that are reminiscent of the Lamborghini sports car or even a F117 stealth fighter, the headphones are certainly unique. Depending on your taste, you could see this as tacky or elegant, but overall, we quite like the look.
The sharp angles and dark coloring go well together to create a look that certainly separates itself from others on the market. The cord is triangular in shape which Monster claims will keep it from tangling. While we have not coiled it up and shoved it in our pockets on a daily basis, the shape is certainly different and so far has held true to its “tangle-free” claims.
While the VEKTR’s looks certainly impress, we are happy to say that so does the sound performance. While bass is not overwhelming, it is still prevalent, and the overall listening experience is certainly above par. There is no heavy thumping of bass in your head, but personally, as a bass lover, I would have liked a smidgen more bass.
Unique to the Monster Diesel VEKTR Headphones is the 3D sound that simulates the perception of spatial audio. The company claims to use sound altering techniques that give the listener a bigger than life listening experience. And we have to agree that the sonic that are outputted make you feel like you are at a concert when you put the headphones on.
However, due to the angular shape of the ear cups, that means the music tends to leak out for others to hear, especially if your ears are too big or too small and don’t hug the ear cups because of its odd shape. This also means some ambient noise leaks in while you’re listening to music.
In short, The VEKTR on-ear headphones from Monster and Diesel hit all the sweet spots. It is a super hip pair of headphones that feature a stand-out design, yet at the same time it offers consumers a listening experience that is crisp, rich and loud.