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Enhanced Bass Noise Isolating Earbuds Headphones w/ Built-in Microphone and Play/Pause Control - Green
Get great audio reproduction plus the convenience of a microphone and in-line controls with this pair of Enhanced Bass Noise Isolating Earphones from Monoprice!
These ported earphones feature a noise isolating design, which means you hear your music (or phone call) and not all the noise of the outside world. The low-end response is enhanced to provide a rich, full bass experience that transcends the 10mm driver size.
In addition to outstanding sound quality, these earphones can function as a hands-free earphone/microphone for your cell or smart phone. An in-line control module gives you the ability to play/pause tracks and answer/terminate incoming calls. The earphones come with 3 sets of earbuds, allowing you to customize the fit of the earphones for maximum comfort and audio quality.
|Impedance||16 ohms ± 10%|
|Frequency Response||20Hz ~ 20KHz|
|Plug Size||3.5mm (TRRS)|
I would like to give a 10 based on the overall value, however, I'm docking 2 points because the product description clearly states "ability to change volume" but there only seems to be a single button for pause/play. The microphone is there, so these are good for answering phone calls just missing some advertised functionality that would be useful when listening to music.
PROS: Great sound
CONS: No volume control
Also as perhaps others have noted the lifespan of these are only a few months and that's purely because of the cable quality of the cable. The way that the buds are packaged causes a permanent kink at the plug end which puts stress on just one side of the part that allows the cable to move freely, which then causes the rubber to wear away quite rapidly.
Also there are other kinks along the length of the wire which are impossible to get out, so the cord never sits too flat against your body and ALWAYS gets caught on things like drawer knobs or... anything. This is absolutely the must frustrating thing.
Actually, I've owned several pairs of Monoprice ear buds and this gripe is consistent across all models really.
I'm fine with buying a few pairs a year because of the cable wearing more rapidly than other ear buds that cost more and use better materials (hell, at $5/ea that surely isn't an issue), but I've just about had it with the permanent cable kinks. I even tried straightening it by hanging them from a clothes hanger and hanging some small weight on the other end, but the kinks WILL NOT come out!
In short, I recommend for the sound quality, but the build quality is, simply put, crap.
CONS: -Cable permanently kinks at the folds from the packaging and provides a rather frustrating experience
-Cable quality itself is cheap and rubber cracks easilu within a handful of months (but the price allows one to easily buy several pairs to replace)
PROS: Noise cancellation
Ease of use (call/volume buttons in-line)
1. go to Amazon and find buds for around $20 that normally list for $45 and up.
2. Of those, locate one with four-star and up reviews.
3. Of those, find ones with hndreds of reviews.
4. Of those, locate ones with reviews by most "audiophiles" who love them more than expensive headphones.
5. Buy those.
6. Hate them because they're extremely bass-y, which I find to muffle all the more treble-y sounds. Suffer with them as long as I can until I become disgusted, then toss them out and repeat cycle.
While buying lotsa cables, gadgets, and doodads on Monoprice, I thought, "What could it hur to spend a couple bucks on earbuds here? Let's give it a shot!" I got these, and while I can't make 'em stay in my ears (I apparently need to locate some very small little silicone bud-things for them), I finally LOVE the way a pair of buds sounds! They're bright and clear, and yet I can hear the bass as well. I listen almost entirely to aggrotech, and suddenly, it sounds fresh and sharp, insteada muddy and blurry. Yay! For what I paid, this is a revelation! I understand that some people wanna hear nothing but bass that upsets their stomachs, and for them, these buds will most likely be awful. I wanna hear everything, and need the bass to be in the background. This buds fit the bill. I'm a happy dancer now!
PROS: - Clear and bright, not muffly, sound
- Button functions work well
- Colors are attractive
CONS: - Even smallest buds keep falling out of my (apparently very small?) girl ears
PROS: WORKS AWESOME!!! CANCELS OUT ALL NOISE, IT'S INCREDIBLE!!!
Maybe my 5yo Sennheiser CX380 in-earphones are worn out, but these Monoprice earphones sound really great. I remember paying $25 for my Sennheisers. But for $5, you just can't beat this Monoprice product.
PROS: Nice design, sound great, compared to my Sennheiser CX380 in-earphones, which were almost 5X more expensive :/
CONS: None so far
The audio for both music and voice calls is great. The fit out of the box was perfect for me, but the box came with both a set of smaller and larger cups to adjust size.
Can't make any complaints.
PROS: Comfortable, easy to use, works well, surprisingly good bass response, full sound, cord doesn't tangle.
CONS: Mic doesn't do well on windy days
PROS: great sound, truly blocks out the outside noises, great price
CONS: they're sold out :(
I'm not an audiophile, but the dynamic range and bass response on these rival the super expensive headphones some of my friends use, and they're cheap enough that you can buy multiple pairs.
The shape fits into your ear snugly, but they do take some getting used to. It took a week or so for me to feel like they belonged in my ears, but now they stay in my whole workday, shielding me from my noisy call center office.
They aren't the most durable things in the world, but after a couple months I still haven't managed to pull a cord out or lose sound in either side.
Do you need new earphones? Buy these, or buy three pairs. Seriously.
PROS: Comfort fit
Good bass response
CONS: Awkward shape
No case or accessories
Tips come off easily
PROS: Price, selection of earbud sizes