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IMPORTANT Monster Performance
and Safety Tips
Listen Responsibly
To avoid hearing damage, make sure that the volume on
your music player is turned down before connecting
your headphones. After placing headphones in your ears,
gradually turn up the volume until you reach a comfortable
listening level.
Noise levels are measured in decibels (dB), exposure to any
noise at or above 85 dB can cause gradual hearing loss.
Monitor your use; hearing loss is a function of loudness
versus time. The louder it is, the less time you can be exposed
to it. The softer it is, the more time you can listen to it. Refer
to the chart* on the following page.
This decibel (dB) table compares some common sounds and
shows how they rank in potential harm to hearing.
Very quiet
Quiet Office
Comfortable hearing
levels are under 60 dB
Vacuum Cleaner, 70
Hair Dryer
Intrusive; interferes with
telephone conversations
Food Blender
85 dB is the level at
which hearing damage
(8 hrs.) begins
Garbage Truck,
Cement Mixer
“…a typical person can safely listen to an iPod for 4.6
hours per day at 70% volume.”
“…knowing the levels one is listening to music at,
and for how long is extremely important.”
Get the most out of your equipment and enjoy great
audio performance even at safe levels. Our headphones
will allow you to hear more details at lower volume
levels than ever before.
Physiology of the Ear and Hearing
No more than 15
minutes of unprotected
exposure recommended
for sounds between
90-100 dB
Saw, Drill/
Regular exposure to
sound over 100 dB of
more than 1 minute risks
permanent hearing loss
Rock Concerts
Threshold of pain begins
around 125dB
*Chart information obtained from
Use Responsibly
Do not use headphones when it’s unsafe to do so – while
operating a vehicle, crossing streets, or during any activity
or in an environment where your full attention to your
surroundings is required.
It‘s dangerous to drive while wearing headphones, and in
many places, illegal because it decreases your chances of
hearing life-saving sounds outside of your vehicle, such as
another car’s horn and emergency vehicle sirens.
Please avoid wearing your headphones while driving. Use
one of Monster’s FM transmitters to listen to your mobile
media devices instead.
If you are using iSport while participating in watersports like
boating, waterskiing, and jetskiing, make sure to obey all
waterway laws and heed all caution and safety warnings.
Learn how to establish a safe listening level and review other
important safety guidelines from the Consumer Electronics
Association at and the Deafness Research
Foundation at
For additional information on what loud noises do to your ear and
chart reference
Eartip Selection:
Vital to Sound Quality
and Comfort
The tips on the ends of your
iSport In-Ear Speakers™ make
the difference between good
sound and great sound. With
the right fit, you’ll get better
isolation from unwanted outside
noise, increased bass response,
better tonal balance and the
headphones will stay in your ears better. Of course, the right
fit will also feel more comfortable. Because everyone's ears
are unique, Monster supplies several sizes and designs of
eartips. Getting the perfect fit with the correct tip is a matter
of experimentation. Try out all the eartips included with your
iSport headphones to find the best fit for the size and shape
of your ear canal.
Monster recommends that you try the smallest tip first and
work upwards in size until you find a comfortable fit that has
a good seal and also stays in your ears without falling out.
Also try different style tips to see which works best for you.
Left and Right Speakers
4. Insert the right earphone into the ear canal of your right ear.
Using iSport™ in the Water
There are Red and Blue colored
bands and “L” and “R” markings
on each earpiece. “L” with the Blue
band is for the left ear. “R” with
the Red band is for the right ear.
5. Let go of the ear hook and it will spring into place, lodging
itself alongside the ridge in between your ear canal and
your outer ear.
iSport headphones are designed and engineered
for use with water sports, but not at depth:
Right and Left Ear Hooks
The first letter denotes which ear
to place it in (right ear or left ear).
The second letter denotes size.
Experiment with the different sizes
included to determine your ideal fit.
Proper Insertion and
Removal of Ear Hooks
1. Attach ear hook part to headphone.
You’ll know it’s attached properly
once you hear it click into place.
(see image to the left)
2. Before placing the right earphone
in the right ear, hold the body of
the ear hook with the thumb and
middle finger of your right hand.
3. Using your index finger, press
down on the ear hook.
6. DO NOT insert the earphone so
deeply that your ear canal feels
completely plugged. Note, the ear pipe
on the inside of the headphone adjusts
360o so you can rotate your earphones
to find the optimal seal.
7. Repeat this procedure for your left ear.
8. To remove your earphones, simply grip the body of the ear
hook using your thumb and middle finger. Again, using your
index finger, press and hold down the ear hook and remove
the earphone straight from your ear canal.
iSport™ Eartip Fit Testing
A good way to gauge whether or not the eartip is sealing
properly in your ear canal is by snapping your fingers right next
to your ear. If the seal is proper, your ear will not feel “plugged,”
yet the snapping of your fingers will sound dull and distant.
If you hear your finger snaps distinctly, the seal is probably
not adequate. If the sound of your finger snapping is dull and
distant, but your ear feels plugged up, like you’re on an airplane
preparing to land, then you’ve over-inserted the eartip.
– Good for swimming, surfing, jet skiing
– Not intended for deep sea diving
Used underwater at too great a depth for too long a time
can cause water to enter the headphone and damage it,
voiding the warranty.
Cleaning the Eartips
Keeping your iSport eartips clean is essential for safe,
hygienic use.
1. Firmly grip the eartip with one hand and the earphone
with the other. Carefully remove the eartip from
the eartube.
2. Use warm water and mild soap on a damp cloth
to remove dirt and earwax from the eartip.
DO NOT use harsh cleaning agents.
Life is too short to listen to bad headphones.™
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ControlTalk logo, the RoHS logo, Immersion, Magnetic FluxTube, Life
is too short to listen to bad headphones., Because the Music Matters,
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accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone,
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Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible
for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and
regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with
iPod, iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless performance.
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3. Rinse and completely dry your eartips before placing
them back on your iSport.
4. Carefully push the eartips back onto the iSport, making
sure they are on the eartube completely
Using The Cable Management Clip
The Cable Management Clip is designed to control the cable
and keep it out of your way, reduce accidental pulling of the
in-ear speakers from your ears, and keep the cable weight
off the in-ear speakers so they stay snug and in place
in your ears.
1. Put iSport In-Ear Speaker ™ into your ears, as you usually
would when listening.
2. Attach the Cable Management
Clip onto your shirt around the
chest or collar area, wherever
is most convenient for the shirt
you’re wearing.
3. Grab the cable above the Cable
Management Clip and pull it slightly
upward, sliding it through the clip to create enough slack
between the in-ear speakers and clip to allow for head
movement and to take the stress off the in-ear speakers.
Using The Cable Slider
For further cable management,
iSport ® comes with a Cable Slider.
The Cable Slider is designed to
reduce tangles during storage,
as well as work in tandem with
the Cable Management Clip to
eliminate sway and bounce while
in use.
During use, push the slider about
halfway between the V where
the cable split, and the in-ear
speakers, then adjust for your
personal comfort. This will keep the
cables in a more compact position,
reducing bounce and sway.
To use for the purpose of reducing tangles during storage,
push the Cable Slider all the way up to the in-ear speakers
before putting your iSport away. Simply push the Cable Slider
back down when ready for use.
ControlTalk Feature
iSport ™ has a built-in Monster®
ControlTalk feature for use with music
phones and iPod.®* The ControlTalk
cable has a call answer button and
microphone so you can easily switch
between listening to music and talking
on your phone. It also features music
and video playback control for iPod,
iPhone® and iPad.®
*The remote and mic are supported only
by iPod nano (4th generation and later),
iPod classic (120GB, 160GB), iPod touch
(2nd generation and later), iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, and iPad 2.
The remote is supported by iPod shuffle (3rd generation and later).
Audio is supported by all iPod models. Support for Blackberry ®
varies by model. Subject to change. Find complete music phone
Using ControlTalk
Answer or end a call: Press and release the center button
once to answer. Repeat to end the call.
Decline an incoming call: Press and hold the center button
for two seconds, then release. There will be two beeps when
you let go to indicate successful operation.
Using call waiting: To switch to an incoming call and put
an in-progress call on hold, press and release the center
button. Repeat to switch back to the previous call and put
the newer call on hold. To switch to an incoming call and
end an in-progress call, press and hold the center button
for two seconds. You will hear two low beeps when you
let go to indicate successful operation.
Play or pause a song or video: Press and release the center
button. Repeat to resume.
Skip to the next or previous song or chapter: Press and
release the center button twice quickly to skip forward.
Press and release three times quickly to skip back.
Scan forward or backward through a song or video: In quick
succession, press and release, then press and hold the center
button to scan forward. In quick succession, press and release
twice, then press and hold the center button to scan backward.
Release when you want to stop scanning.
Control volume: Press the ( ) button to increase volume.
Press the ( ) button to decrease volume.
F unctionality will vary by device. For more
information on functionality for your device,
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Care and Storage
• When not in use, always store your iSport In-Ear
Speakers™ in the protective case provided.
• Keep case closed, and store in a clean, dry environment.
• Do not store other items in the case, as this may result
in damage or contamination.
• Avoid storage in extreme heat or cold.
• Avoid exposure to abrasive liquids
and extreme temperatures.
• Never pull on cable to disconnect
iSport In-Ear Speakers from music
player. Grasp the plug at the end of
the cable and pull to disconnect.
iSport “Break-in”
Break in time for headphones? We’re
kidding, right? No we’re not. Like any
high performance product, whether it's
cars or headphones, they’re mechanical
devices that settle in after use. Your new in-ear speakers
will sound incredible out of the box, but will “mellow” out
after use and sound even better. We recommend playing
them for 8 hours. After 20 hours of playing, they should be
fully broken in. Enjoy.
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