Monster teams up with EA Sports to develop gaming headphones

Monster EA Sports MPV Carbon

Monster has teamed up with EA Sports, part of Electronic Arts, to create its first pair of headphones aimed specifically at gamers, the £200 EA Sports MPV Carbon.

They're the first headphones to feature Monster High Definition Headphones Surround (HDHS) powered by AstoundSound, a proprietary surround processing method that "delivers the most realistic, high-definition sound experience for gaming, music and movies", the company claims.

"Monster HDHS goes beyond conventional 5.1 surround sound, and users enjoy a new level of immersive surround sound impact and intensity without the need for multiple speakers and separate processors."

Additional features include an on-ear 3cm driver design, and Gamebox, a new mix amplifier and processor specifically engineered for Monster HDHS. The result, says Monster, is that the headphones will work seamlessly with PCs, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii consoles.

EA Sports MVP Carbon by Monster headphones will be available in black and white in the UK from April for £199.95.

By Andy Clough

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Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.