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A Review On: Monster Clarity HD Model One High Definition Multi-Media Speaker Monitor

Monster Clarity HD Model One High Definition Multi-Media Speaker Monitor

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It's nice to see Monster producing products worth buying they need to do that with beats because I love the look of those headphones.
"It's nice to see Monster producing products worth buying they need to do that with beats because I love the look of those headphones."

Monster is no longer associated with Beats in any way. That's why Monster now has their own line of headphones. In fact I just bought a pair of Monster Inspire headphones—an hour ago—because of my positive experience with these speakers.
At $600.00 a pair they should offer something more than a Monster logo. With no specs it looks like they are sticking to their usual policys .
I have to wonder how they compare to the Bose 301 at half the price which would leave some money for a modest AVR or integrated amp .
Some of newer Pioneer Andrew Jones Desighn maybe the Pioneer SP-BS41 would fit in well also with an AVR or amp. for less money .
Then there are The Behringer Truth B3031A 225W Active Two-Way Nearfield Monitors w/ 2" Ribbon Tweeter 8.75" Long-Throw Kevlar Woofer , A 225W Bi-Amped design that will probably out perform the perform the Monster speakers at $499.98 PR. just saying
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Retail on the HD One is $499. I'm not sure why Amazon is so pricey, but Monster's own site has the $499 price. It's definitely worth $500.

I would have agreed with you regarding the value proposition, if I did not actually get a pair of Clarity HD Ones. They utterly crush the Andrew Jones speaker, any model. I have two pairs of SP-FS52, no competition. I can;t believe you'd even bring up Bose, but since you did I hasten to point out that the Clarity HD Model One is self-powered.

It's quite easy to list some alternative speakers and ponder which would be better, but it's also meaningless. If you can't compare the speakers, how do you know? I know for a fact that the Monster Clarity HD One blows away the entire Pioneer Andrew Jones 2012 line, whether bookshelf or floor-standing. My AVR is an Elite SC-55, so the Pioneers were getting plenty of power. I've also run the FS52 off a Crown XTi-1000, which puts over 3000 watts/channel into 6 Ohms. There's still no way they could match the Monsters.

Wattage is practically irrelevant when it comes to self-powered speakers. Efficiency is what matters. The Behringer Truth is much closer to the Clarity HD than your other suggestions, but the price is about the same. That's a comparison I would like to make.

Anyhow, the Clarity HD One is a much better speaker system than I expected, and based on your comment—much better than you think it is.