Picture this – it’s Friday at 5pm. You pack up your bags at work, walk outside, and grab the bus to head home. It’s a beautiful day so you stop off to sit at a bench in your neighborhood park for a bit. You look around. What do you see? Most likely,  it’s people in headphones. In fact, you’ve probably encountered hundreds today walking around the city, bopping along to their favorite music.

It wasn’t too long ago that your vision of the park would have, instead, included a group of people gathered around a boombox, listening to music together.

At the 2017 Budweiser Made in America Festival,  Monster® CEO Noel Lee explained that bringing back the community aspect of music is part of the vision behind launching the Monster Firecracker.

Monster®, the world leader in premium headphones and speakers, launched its Firecracker Bluetooth speaker at the 2017 Budweiser Made in America Festival, a mega music event curated by Jay Z in Philadelphia over Labor Day Weekend. Monster partnered once again with Roc Nation to “Ignite Your Sound” of attendees with hands on demonstrations of the Monster Firecracker, which retails for $129.95, the compact, rugged bluetooth speaker with a built-in photolite to provide optimum lighting to take the perfect selfie. With three high-performance internal speaker drivers, the Monster Firecracker delivers a big, bold music sound in any environment. In addition to live demonstrations of the Firecracker speaker and other Monster products, Head Monster Noel Lee hosted a Monster Talks discussing sports and music with rising NBA star LA Laker Josh Hart. This ongoing series of one-on-one interviews with Noel Lee and celebrities, athletes and other bold faced names cover the cross section of the impact music and everyday life.

The annual Made in America Music Festival is an epic two-day music celebration, with dozens of top performers and multiple stages on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. This year, Jay Z himself headlined the festival, along with J. Cole and The Chainsmokers and more than 50 other exciting performers including Kaskade, DMX, Solange, DJ Mustard, Marshmello, Migos, Pusha T, Run the Jewels, Little Dragon, Marian Hill and more.

The Monster Firecracker is a mini-version of Monster’s critically-acclaimed Monster Blaster. It features a high intelligibility mic for use as a speakerphone, a powerful built-in flashlight, plus a lightweight, easy-to-carry carabiner clip and lanyard tote rain-or-shine weatherproof enclosure. With its two high-performance Full-Range Drivers with passive bass radiator, the Firecracker delivers amazingly room-filling stereo sound, powerful high-wattage bi-directional sound. It reliably delivers the unique listening experience of Pure Monster Sound™ wirelessly—with tight and deep bass and powerful dynamics for the ultimate in emotional impact.

Monster Cable Products, Inc. was founded in 1979 by Noel Lee®, who was a laser-fusion design engineer™ at Lawrence-Livermore Laboratory™. From this discovery, he developed as well as an audiophile and professional drummer. Lee® discovered that wires of different constructions produced varying degrees of audio performance high performance speaker cable, named it Monster Cable, and literally created an industry. The invention of Monster Cable created a new product category that revolutionized® the audio market. Prior to Monster Cable, most stereo systems were wired with ordinary “zip-cord,” the same cable used for electrical household and lamp wire. Their inferior construction and cheap materials restricts power, dynamic range and clarity in the lows, mids, and highs.

The Firecracker has a long 25+ hour play life and features a USB charging port for your smartphone. Notably, the splashproof built-in photolite, at 5000º Kelvin, provides a natural light source for stunning photographs and is ideal for use with phone cameras. The speakerphone offers super clear calls, plus the capability to sync volume with your phone, with Bluetooth 4.1 for superior wireless sound.

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