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Hi-Fi Lightweight On-Ear Headphones
C|NET's Steve Guttenberg just reviewed our Hi-Fi Lightweight on-ear headphones in "Monoprice's $14.99 on-ear headphone is almost too good to be true". Find out more.
Why spend hundreds of dollars for a pair of headphones? These headphones sound fantastic! In fact, we'll stack this pair of headphones against any competitor's on-ear headphones at any price in our own sonic version of The Pepsi Challenge®. The bass is full and rich, vocals are clear and articulate, and the highs are crisp and well-defined. Don't take our word for it though, give them a try and you'll never go back. And with our 30-day money back guarantee, we assume all the risk while you reap all the rewards!
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.
Lightweight: At only 4.5 ounces, you'll hardly notice you're wearing them at all. Great for a full day of work, long flights, or extended gaming session, you'll experience less fatigue wearing these awesome sounding headphones.
In-Line Controller: Featuring an in-line controller with a microphone and play/pause controls, you can also use these headphones answer/terminate calls on your Apple® or Android™ smartphone.
Unbeatable Value: At a price that is less than what you'd pay in tax for big name brand headphones, you can't afford to NOT try these lightweight headphones!
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|Frequency Response||20Hz ~ 20kHz|
|In-Line Controls||Play/Pause, Answer/Terminate Calls, Volume|
|Cord Length||47 inches|
|Weight||4.5 oz. (128g)|
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Questions and Answers
Some have complained that the cord is too short, and it is a little short for use at my desk (my Audioengine D1 DAC is on a shelf underneath), but for portable use, it's just fine.
Another note: these headphones are pretty easy to drive, allowing lower volume settings (and thus less battery drainage) on your portable player.
As a professional musician, I'm picky about sound, and I really enjoy listening to thesemaybe because I can't believe that sound this good is so inexpensive. I will buy another pair. Highly recommended!
In-line play/pause switch/mic
CONS: No in-line volume control (but I don't care, so it's not a "con" for me)
PROS: Inexpensive, lightweight
CONS: Too bass heavy. Recessed, muddy mids and highs.
PROS: Outstanding price!
Really good quality sound
Comfortable to wear for long periods of time
CONS: Not bass heavy, so some pop/urban music will not meet users' expectations
Lately, my daughter has taken to using them and she really likes them. Her laptop uses the same headset plug connection for headphones and microphone in the same plug so they work great if she needs a microphone.
The ear cups swivel flat which makes it very easy to slide them in a back pack or put them away in a drawer for storage. The headband doesn't fold up like some other models, but these aren't that large so it isn't really necessary for them to do that.
I still prefer my premium Hi-Fi headphones (PID 8323) to these and as long as I don't need a microphone they are my preferred headphones still.
If you need a small headset with a nice short cord, then save a few bucks and get these. If you need just headphones and like a detachable cord, then I would recommend spending a few more dollars and getting the others (PID 8323). I'm tempted to try the newer over-the-ear headphones (PID 10243) to see how I like them, but right now they are more expensive.
PROS: Good sound quality. Convenient cord length for personal devices. Folds flat for easy storage. Microphone is fairly clear quality. Blocks out sound well for an on-ear headphone.
CONS: Headset band is a little small. I'm pretty average and I have them extended out all the way. Not comfortable when I'm wearing glasses (since the ear cups sit on my ear). No in-line mute function for microphone.
PROS: Quality sound, comfortable, lightweight
First they fit tight. I thought that would be a problem but after falling asleep with them on for 4 hours my ears were not sore at all. Then the sound....its amazing . And it has a lot more bass than I thought it would have. Clean crisp sound with good bass. I couldn't ask for more from $15 headphones.
One last thing...I hear stuff in music and such that I never noticed before. One sogn started and I thought something in the room was making a sound and it was part of the song I had not heard before with my old headphones.
7 months ago
These headphones have a good sound to them with a comfortable headband cushion and soft earpieces covered in a faux leather material type.
These headphones will be best used in a mobile-device situation due to the short cord, plugging the headphones into a headphone port makes you feel like you are sitting on top of your computer case to use the and have some slack from the cord.
The headphones will come in a frustration-free packaging. They come in a white box with a plastic bag around the unit.
I was provided these headphones from Monoprice free of charge for review.
PROS: Minimalistic Design, Soft Padding
CONS: Short Cord
PROS: Good sound
Not overly colored
CONS: Cheap plastic (forgivable at the price point)
PROS: Great balanced sound and very lightweight. Amazing buy at this price.
CONS: I wish these headphones were designed to let you swap out the cords like Monoprice does on other models. It would be great to have an option for a short cord that would just reach your shirt pocket or arm band.
4 weeks ago