Hi-Fi Over-the-Ear Headphones
    Product # 12230
    Hi-Fi Over-the-Ear Headphones
    Product # 12230
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    Hi-Fi Over-the-Ear Headphones

    Our Hi-Fi Over-the-Ear Headphone makes it onto Business Insider's "The 26 best headphones you can buy for under $100". Find out more.

    Hi-Fi Over-the-Ear Headphones

    These Hi-Fi Over-the-Ear Headphones are the best sounding passive headphones we've ever offered! The comfortable over-the-ear fit is perfect for keeping outside sounds from interfering with your music. The removable audio cable features an in-line controller with built-in microphone, so you can answer/terminate calls and control music playback and volume on your Apple® or Android™ smartphone.

    Super Bass
    Comfortable Over-the-Ear Design
    In-Line Play/Pause Controls
    Built-in Microphone
    Super Bass
    Comfortable Over-the-Ear
    In-Line Play/Pause Controls
    Built-In Microphone

    Sound: Life is too short for headphones that don't sound great! We believe that the whole point of listening to music is to hear it as the artist intended. Our engineers and audio experts have spent countless hours listening to and comparing various headphones until we were satisfied we had found models that fit our demanding standards.

    Comfort: Featuring a heavily padded headband and soft leatherette ear pads, these headphones feel as good as they sound!

    Quality: The solid build quality means that these headphones are built to last. The detachable audio cable means that you'll never have to toss these 'phones because the cable breaks and a semihard storage case is included to protect these phones when they are packed in luggage or stored in the overhead bin.

    In-Line Controller: Featuring an in-line controller with a microphone and play/pause and volume controls, you can also use these headphones answer/terminate calls on your Apple® or Android™ smartphone.

    Hi-Fi Over-the-Ear Headphones

    The 40mm neodymium drivers on these headphones produce crystal clear music in the high- and mid-ranges, and deep, powerful bass at the low end. The 102dB sensitivity and 99dB sound pressure level, ensure that you won't be struggling to get enough volume from your mobile device.

    Designed for use with the latest generation of smartphones, the in-line controller lets you control playback, answer or terminate phone calls, and control the volume. It is Apple® MFi certified for full compatibility with iOS® devices, as well as Android™ smartphones and tablets.

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    Quality at a Fair Price

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    Drivers 40mm dome
    Frequency Response 20Hz ~ 20kHz
    Sensitivity 102 dB/mW
    Impedance 32 ohms@1kHz
    Built-In Microphone Yes
    In-Line Controls Play/Pause, Answer/Terminate Calls, Volume
    Cord Length 49 inches
    Weight 9.2 oz. (261g)
    MFi Certified

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    Android™ is a trademark of Google Inc.


    26 Reviews

    80.77% of the reviewers recommend this product


    Good pair for the money.

    • Anonymous,
    •  Sanford, FL 
    • 9/14/2016 9:45:10 AM

    Pros: Clean Sound
    Good Seal (when worn right)
    Seems well made
    Removable Cable

    Cons: Not for bass-lovers
    The headphone may be too small on people with larger-than-average ears.
    Don't stay on well when laying-down.

    The headphones have a really good clean sound. My daily drivers for home are Sennheiser HD 518s. These have a smaller soundstage compared to those due to the closed-back design, but i feel that otherwise they have pretty similar sound signatures. The 12230s are not really meant for heavy bass and they really shine in the mid and high department. That's not to say that they have no bass response, but it definitely isn't as "fun" as a lot of other headphones in this price range.

    In terms of comfort, these are barely over-the-ear for me and need to be adjusted every single time I put them on or else, they won't feel as comfortable (I would say I have medium-large ears.) When they are on correctly they have a pretty good seal, even when i have glasses on.You may need to vent out your ears every once in a while if you are outdoors, but indoors your ears don't get noticeably warm. Also they don't really stay on if you're trying to lay down which is sort of a bummer if you want to have these on at bed or when you're working out.

    Also, the accessories that come with the headphones are pretty nice. There's a thick cable included with the headphones as well as a hard carrying case.

    Overall, these are really good headphones for the $30 that they are at right now. I can compare them to my HD 518's which are around 2-3 times the price of these (as of right now.) The only thing i'd be careful about is your ear size and to keep in mind that these aren't really meant for bass-lovers.

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    Quality Headphones

    • Anonymous,
    •  Catonsville, MD 
    • 9/9/2016 2:09:33 PM

    I got these headphones because I was looking for over-the-ear headphones that didn't cost much. These headphones have certainly impressed me already for several reasons. They are made with quality materials and construction. The noise isolation, when they are worn, is very good. The bass and overall audio quality of the headphones is far better than I was expecting, especially for the price. Monoprice has done it again by selling superior products at very reasonable prices.

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    • Anonymous,
    •  Columbia, TN 
    • 8/20/2016 7:29:41 AM

    Very Nice.... comfortable sound as good as my high dollar brands. my only niggle is i wish they came with a longer cord. for the price, excellent and i'll use an extension....

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    Best $30 headphones you can buy

    • Bret,
    •  Surprise, AZ 
    • 8/10/2016 7:45:03 PM

    Pros: Superb Value
    Comfortable to wear even for long periods.
    Good outside noise reduction even though these are not noise cancelling

    Cons: Cable too short

    You can't touch anything this good for $30. These are more comfortable than some $100+ headphones I have tried. Sound quality is excellent. The cable that come with the headphones is a bit shorter then I would like. But, it can be replaced with a longer cable easily. It has microphone capabilities which most over the ear headphones in this price range do not have.

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    Great headphones!

    • Merlin Reynolds,
    •  Eugene, OR 
    • 7/24/2016 6:27:57 PM

    Pros: Comfortable
    Some outside noises muffled

    Cons: None

    These headphones do well to block a great deal of outside noise. They're comfortable and the audio is clear. I have not used the microphone portion.

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