seriously, to have EA SPORTS directly involved in a gaming headset development is the last thing we expect, but here it is, the EA SPORTS MVP Carbon by Monster Headphones, the result born out of the collaboration between the sports game developer and hi-fi audio headphones maker – the first-ever joint effort between a game software maker and a headphones manufacturer. call us superficial or whatever, this pair of cans had us at hello with its rather unusual (in a good way, though) aesthetic. sonically, the MVP Carbon’s 30mm drivers features Monster HDHS (High Definition Headphones Surround) powered by AstoundSound – also, another world’s first – for realistic, hi-def headphone sound experience. its awesome good look is accompanied by features like a built-in mix amplifier and sound processor, cross platform compatibility (Xbox 360, PS3, PC – you name it), pillow-soft ear cushion for both comfort and superior noise isolation, foldable design for convenient storage and transportation, a reversible microphone boom, Monster’s ControlTalk Universal inline remote with integrated mic for music control and managing of calls, and MusicLink Dual Audio inputs let you conveniently (and not mention, legally) share audio with your friends. available in black or white colorway, the EA SPORTS MVP Carbon by Monster Headphones is available now for $249.95 a pair (available in the UK for £199.95 from April 2013).