Dr. Melissa: To preface this, I've been studying human DNA and mammal DNA for about 11 years. Although sometimes we might refer to a person as a monster, I've never had the opportunity to study monster DNA and now, being at ASU, I've developed a collaboration with Dr. Dale DeNardo who, for much of his career, has been studying the Gila monster. The Gila monster, I have to say, I've completely fallen for this species. It is incredible.
Measuring in at 3.93 feet, the flat, rubber-insulated cables included with the Monster DNA are not very special. Then consider the fact that both cables, the one with the remote and the one without, are removable in case of damage. This is awesome if you tend to break cables, as it grants you the ability to get your own replacement. Capping off those cables is a regular ol’ 1/8th inch TRS pin plug, meant for mobile devices.
The Monster DNA Pro 2.0 is a sleeper in Monster's large headphone lineup, which features a large selection of flashy, celebrity-endorsed offerings. The DNA Pro 2.0 ($299) is a closed-back over-the-ear design with a more subdued appearance, although it still includes some stylish features, such as the triangular ear-cup inserts. The DNA Pro 2.0s are available in white, black, or carbon fiber. My review sample came in carbon fiber, which features an attractive black woven pattern on the headband and the border of the ear cups.