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Hi-Fi Reflective Sound Technology Earphones w/ Microphone-Green/Silver
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
PROS: Good quality. Good bass and balanced sound. Great price.
CONS: The button is bit odd to press. I have to push it harder than most headphones I've owned but it's not a deal breaker.
Critiques would be that they're not super comfortable, pretty microphonic, and have a fairly muddy mid-range. I had to adjust the EQ up quite a bit on the low end to get decent bass response, but they're pretty efficient to drive otherwise. I think the mids are muddy because of the reflective technology, it gives everything a slightly tinny resonance that is most noticeable there. Has a bit of noise as well, so you wouldn't want to use them for anything too subtle. Fine for rock/pop/metal/electronic but not for jazz or lighter acoustic stuff.
PROS: A solid 10 for this price range. Decent bass response if your device can drive them hard enough. Crisp highs. Decent isolation. The perfect throw-away work or exercise buds.
CONS: Cables are very microphonic. Mids are muddy.
PROS: Good bass quality
CONS: Earbuds seal out ambient noise so well - difficult to use mic b/c you cant hear yourself talk.
I've used the earphones few times. The sound quality is awesome, and microphone seems to work fine. Also the cables have a nice flat style and made of rubber material, hard to entangle.
PROS: Audio quality
PROS: Superb sound, construction and price point! Couldn't be happier!
They were purchased to replace a similar pair (that was not purchased from Monoprice) that accidentally went through the laundry and failed. If I can keep these out of the laundry I'm hoping to use them for a long time! I'll update if any problems develop.
PROS: * The sound is great
* Rich bass
* Cable doesn't tend to kink
CONS: * The wire is rubbery, and tends to unwrap, though not as badly as a previous similar "flat wire" style pair I'd owned
PROS: - Sound good
- Clear highs
- Good bass
- Good build quality
- Nice thick wires (should last a while)
- No tangling
- Block noise well
PROS: sound is amazing nice long cord tangle free
CONS: none so far
The 12238 sound is fuller than 10153 but for twice the price it should last as long as 10153 but it did not.
PROS: Great sounds. Good fit.
CONS: Less than 10 uses and the right side is dead.
Thank you for your review and truly sorry to hear the right side of your earphones are no longer passing audio. Have you tried testing with a different device and checking that the cable is fully inserted? If the issue does not improve, I can assist you in setting up an RMA for a replacement if you would like. We do offer a 30 day return policy as well as a one year warranty on this item. Obtaining a replacement will be of no additional cost. Please let me know if you would like to continue with a replacement and I can get that started for you right away.