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Hi-Fi Reflective Sound Technology Earphones w/ Microphone-Black/Bronze
Get superior audio quality rivaling that of over-the-ear designs using these Hi-Fi Reflective Sound Technology Earphones from Monoprice!
These earphones feature a unique, patented design in which the drivers are reversed to face out away from the ears. The sound resonates within the aluminum earphone body and is reflected back to the ear. This produces superior sound quality over a conventional design using the same materials, as shown in the frequency response curve below.
They feature a flat cable, which resists tangling, and a 90-degree connector, which reduces strain on the cable where it meets the plug. An inline microphone allows you to use them for phone calls, when plugged into a smartphone. The inline mic includes a button, which can be used to start and stop playback.
- Unique reflective design with drivers that point outward, away from the ear
- Reflective sound design reduces ear fatigue from extended listening sessions
- Inline microphone allows you to use these earphone for phone calls
- Tangle-free flat cable design prevents frustration
- Gold plated TRRS plug for smooth, corrosion-free connections
- 90-degree connector reduces strain on the cable
- Enhanced bass response
|Rated Input Power||1mW|
|Max Input Power||3mW|
|Impedance||16 ohms ±15% at 1kHz|
|Sensitivity||100 ±3dB at 1kHz 1mW|
|Frequency Response||20Hz ~ 20kHz|
- 1x Hi-Fi Reflective Sound Technology Earphones with Microphone
- 2x Pair of Earbud Replacement Tips
If this had happened to only one I would have written it off as a one time problem, but the fact that it happened to both and in exactly the same manner leads me to believe there is either a design or manufacturing flaw. I don't believe the problem is that the tip has a 90 degree angle because I have another set that has a 90 degree tip and it has lasted a couple of years so far.
I also have http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=10153 which last me until I either lose them or step on them or something like that.
If monoprice can fix whatever is causing the problem I'd love to buy them but until I know that the flaw has been fixed I'll be buying different ones.
PROS: Looks and sounds good
CONS: Does not last long
PROS: Full sound and wide soundstage. Deep bass, perfect pitch midrange, crisp highs. Never too much bass tobe muddy nor highs that hurt your ears. Can wear them a long long time.
CONS: I wish I had known before selling the equivalent of a car or house for audiophile guaranteed overpriced poopbuds.
The sound on these are amazing for the price. Soundstage is wide, just like the 8320s. My only complaint is that it is too bass heavy for my taste. My other complaint, not regarding sound, is that the earphones and slip out of your ear slightly. I usually notice it once my music sounds distant and flat, only to discover that yet again I have to push my earphones back in place. It doesn't happen TOO much for it to be a major complaint, just something to be aware of
PROS: -In-line controls/Mic
-Amazing value for price
-Flat cables prevent tangling
CONS: -Too bass heavy
-No in-line volume control
-Earphones can slip out of place
They're...ok. It's hard to describe audio quality in words, but to me they sound kind of harsh and fizzy on the high end, and the mids and lows are just sort of there. I compared them A/B with my Sony MH1C's (still by far the best earbuds I've heard - though I'm no expert) and it wasn't even close. Interestingly, the Monoprice earbuds are much more efficient than the Sony ones - they are way louder at the same volume from the source (my Macbook, in this case).
I can't speak to their reliablity I only used once and decided they weren't for me.
If you need an inexpensive set of earbuds and aren't very picky about sound quality, then these could be a good choice. If you're picky like me, I'd say pass.
PROS: They're inexpensive
They Look nice
They don't sound terrible
CONS: but they don't sound great, either
PROS: Sounded great for the time that I had them compared to other $10 earphones.
inexpensive earphones that don't break the bank when they stop working.
CONS: Quit working after the replacement period ran out.
PROS: Incredible sound, good tip selection
CONS: weird cord, not very rugged.
PROS: They sound great.
Build quality is great
They feel good in my ears
CONS: I am not so sure about the flat cable. It gets tangled despite the fact that they are not supposed to.
PROS: Sound and option of color
CONS: The cord is a tab bit long when working out.
I won't be disappointed if I lose/misplace them.
Microphone for using my cell phone as a phone!
I like how they fit into my ear (more than I can say other pairs of earbuds!)
I like the black/gold color scheme
CONS: Strong base (although some people may like this)
It is with this understanding that I purchased, received sooner-than-expected, and now enjoy these headphones. I've had them for a few weeks now and expect them to continue to fill the role of my earphones well.
PROS: Good sound, look great, and inexpensive. Very strong bass (pro/con depending).
CONS: None, considering the price once again. Very strong bass (pro/con depending).