Monster Cable XP Speaker Cables

3.38/5 (8 Reviews) MSRP : $29.95


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Product Description

Introducing Monster technology in a small size cable for exceptional sound at an affordable price. This product features specially designed cable windings for more accurate transfer of music signals, patented Magnetic Flux Tube construction, and Linear Polyethylene (LPE) insulation which reduces signal loss. Another feature of this product is its Gold Pins with exclusive Lock Notch design and flexible OmniFlex insulators for an improved connection.


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mbbuchanan a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 5, 2008

Bottom Line:   
I never even thought about reviewing my Monster stuff before, but I saw a review pop up and figured I would give my two cents worth. My immediate impression when I first got rid of the basic RCA junk was there was a definite tightening and increase in overall bass. I have been using Monster stuff for years just because it was always easy to get cable that was much better than the junk that comes with components, and better than the cheap 20+ gauge RCA stuff on the shelf. I have the monster THX cable as well as whats in the review and monster THX interconnects as well as lower end monster interconnects.I honestly can't hear a real difference between the THX and other monster interconnects and speaker wires but I got a real smoking deal so I don't feel taken for getting the THX stuff. I once even had a pair of the Monster Z-cables I got on discount about ten years ago when I worked at Circuit City, in the days before I got a real job.Any how after all that rambling my point is I know monster cable and have used it for a long time.I feel for the price, Monster is a pretty good value just for the fact that if you think about how much an audiophile would spend just to tighten up the low end-even very minutely-and if that is all that the monster accomplishes and nothing else at all(which I think with burn-in they actually do improve the whole audible register) then given it's very modest price it has to be considered a bargain. With that being said I am ready now to try some new cables and if any of you know of some cables that are reasonably priced and out perform the monster stuff I would love to hear some suggestions( I hear the silver stuff is all the rage now)

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   best buy



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by timjeter a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2008

Bottom Line:   
I have rotated various cables through my system for years. I have tried some entry level high end stuff but haven't found anything more satisfying than Monster cable. Be patient when installing this as it requires about 100 hours to burn in. Right off the roll it has a bit of a nasel sound but becomes very lush with playing. I use it in a bi-wire configuration to drive Tannoy speakers. It is a good match.

Not having deep pockets I am a mid-fi type of guy. I would recommend that anyone give this product a shot before trying something more expensive. Don't be put off by something that is mass produced. Monster apparently has some good engineers.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Radio Shack



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by adam.ribbands a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 16, 2008

Bottom Line:   
£15

I bought this stuff in America about 5 years ago now, and have used it up to last week.

It has been wired up with my 602s, and it has sounded fantastic.
But just the outher day I decided to get some proper cable, QED silver anniversiary XTube, and the diffrance in sound is stunning, the treble has come out of its grave and fills the room, the midrange is smoother and the bass seems less `strained`.

The monster XP is very good for surround speakers, e.c.t

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Richard Sherman a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 28, 2007

Bottom Line:   
Monster cable XP is the best entry level speaker cable for the price. Of course one could do better with a few more dollars. This cable is easy to work with, strips well and accepts solder easily. The original version had an internal insulated strand called a Flux-tube. Newer versions of XP have only a thin clear insulated tube, it's purpose not clear to me, but the wire wraps around this thin flexible core.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Fry's Electronics



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by JonA a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 13, 2004

Bottom Line:   
Before you even think about buying these cables, consider investing in quality cables. These cables are OK, if you have very inexpensive components. I switched out these cables with a pair of entry level Kimber 4PR's (about $100) with banana plugs on both ends) and noticed a huge improvement in sound quality. The Monster cables went straight into the garbage. Investing in decent quality speaker cables will make a noticeable difference in sound quality.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Sears




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