Monster has announced a new set of premium headphones, the Monster Inspiration, and we've already managed to get hands and ears on with them.

The name, Inspiration, comes from a design quirk that will let you change the appearance of your 'phones, thanks to a magnetic headband cover.

You simply peel off the magnetic cover and you can replace it with whatever you fancy. There are a range of designs on offer, with different colours, materials and motifs.

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But far from being cheap and tacky, the headbands have a premium feel to them, and the magnets keep everything very securely in place.

These are over-the-ear headphones, offering both active and passive noise cancellation, which in our quick ears-on test, really seemed to work.

Although we haven't worn them for extended periods, our first impression is that the Monster Inspiration are really comfortable, finished in soft leather.

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You get all the cables in the box, so whether you're an Apple or Android user, you'll get controls and a mic. A straight cable is provided for regular music players too.

The headphones fold up, with a neat case, making them a great choice for travellers.

We sampled the Monster Inspiration at a John Lewis showcase, so keep your eyes peeled for them in store soon.