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    Hi-Fi Lightweight On-Ear Headphones
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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.

    Hi-Fi Lightweight On-Ear Headphones

    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!

    Solid Bass
    Clear & Articulate
    Solid Bass
    Clear & Articulate
    In-Line Play/Pause Controls
    Built-In Microphone
    Unbeatable Value
    In-Line Play/Pause Controls
    Built-In Microphone
    Unbeatable Value

    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!

    Hi-Fi Lightweight On-Ear Headphones

    1 Year Warranty


    Monoprice not only stands behind every product we sell with a 1 year replacement warranty, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee as well! If the product you purchase does not satisfy your needs, send it back for a full refund.

    Quality at a Fair Price

    Quality at a Fair Price

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    Service & Support

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    Drivers 36mm dome
    Frequency Response 20Hz ~ 20kHz
    Sensitivity 101 dB/mW
    Impedance 32 ohms@1kHz
    Built-In Microphone Yes
    In-Line Controls Play/Pause, Answer/Terminate Calls, Volume
    Cord Length 47 inches
    Weight 4.5 oz. (128g)

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    Browse 10 questions Browse 10 questions and 27 answers
    Is the plug CTIA standard? Want to be able to use as an Xbox One S headset with chat.
    Phil G on Feb 4, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your interest in our headphones. Most of our headphones use the OMTP format. Ihis set is not compatable with XBox.
    Does the in-line control let you adjust the volume?
    A shopper on Jun 27, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: No, my control did not function. Not certain what the the "push-to-talk switch" refers to, since there is no microphone with this headset.
    Does anyone own these and item # 18515 Metal Dynamic On-Ear Headphones? If so, how do they compare in comfort and sound quality? Thanks.
    Jeremy G on Oct 17, 2017
    Hi-Fi Lightweight On-Ear Headphones
    Hi-Fi Lightweight On-Ear Headphones
    Metal Dynamic On-Ear Headphones
    Metal Dynamic On-Ear Headphones
    BEST ANSWER: Bought these to use with a digital piano. Comfortable and sound is great... especially for the price!!!!
    How is the mic on these headphones?
    New User U on Dec 19, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Don't use it very often, but it works quite well. The Siri problem is interesting. I had the same problem with my iPhone 6 but now that I've switched to an iPhone SE it's gone away. Makes me think this is an iPhone problem, not a a headphone problem.
    Are these comfortable to wear with glasses on?
    A shopper on Dec 29, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: They are a firm but comfortable fit... especially with large heads. Therefore, if your earpieces (of glasses) are thick or of hard or sharp materials, long listening might cause uncomfortable soreness.
    What kind of connector do these headphones use?
    A shopper on Jul 21, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Standard 3.5 mm mini jack. If you need to use them with something that has a 1/4 in. phone jack you can get an adapter, it works fine.
    will these work with kindle?
    Richard B on Dec 12, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: It will work with any device with a headphone jack . ( 3.5 ) . And at the sale price it's on now , you are getting a award winning headphones for almost free .
    Do these headphones come with a gold or nickel plated jack?
    Brett K on Dec 12, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Mine is nickel plated
    Will this fit a toddlers head?
    A shopper on Jul 7, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: We got these for a 5 year old...4 would be ok...3 probably not
    Does anyone own these and item # 13191 Hi-Fi Lightweight On-Ear Headphones? If so, how do they compare in comfort and sound quality? Thanks.
    Jeremy G on Oct 17, 2017
    Hi-Fi Lightweight On-Ear Headphones
    Hi-Fi Lightweight On-Ear Headphones
    Metal Dynamic On-Ear Headphones
    Metal Dynamic On-Ear Headphones
    4.6 / 5.0
    231 Reviews
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    1 Stars
    A "Sound" Value
    My "desk" headphones are the Audio Technica ATH-M50x, which are a great value in and of themselves. But they're not made to wear around in public. These Monoprice 'phones are perfect for thatlightweight and comfortable, with a shockingly nice sound. Clear mids and highs, and surprisingly deep bass. After more than 30 hours of break-in, there's a very slight boominess at 125 Hz, but I can remove that with my Onkyo HF Player iPhone app (I also boost the lower frequencies a little). The in-line play/pause switch is nice too, and the mic worked great on a phone call this morning. I don't need a volume switch, so its absence doesn't bother me.

    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!

    PROS: Inexpensive



    Great sound!

    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)

    November 18, 2015
    Not nearly as good as 8323
    I think these don't sound nearly as good as the 8323. They're very bass heavy. Mids and highs are recessed and somewhat muddy. I listened to my favorite songs with them and thought why was this one of my favorites. Then I listened with the 8323s and thought oh yeah, now I remember. These headphones are inexpensive, but I think the 8323s are easily worth the extra $9.

    PROS: Inexpensive, lightweight

    CONS: Too bass heavy. Recessed, muddy mids and highs.
    December 9, 2015
    Five Stars for what it is: perfect for this price point!
    I am amazed at the complaints from consumers who expect $200 quality from a $15 set of headphones. You're not going to get better sound from something that costs even twice as much. I just listened to a high quality version of the 1812 symphony to give me perspective to write this review, and the mods and highs were fairly crisp and the bass resonated really well. I was impressed with how well they handled to cannon fire in the piece. Sure they aren't $250-$400 Bose headphones, but make no mistake, low cost doesn't equate to cheap here. They sounded so well, I had to remind myself that I only paid 15 bucks for these. I've had mine 6 months now, and they've held up well too. They aren't notice cancelling, but the foam earpieces are comfortable and do a good job of isolating outside noises. The microphone works well for calls and games. Overall, these are outstanding headphones. They're lightweight, and not built to take abuse, but these really are the best headphones you'll find under $30, hands down!

    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
    September 12, 2016
    These replaced my 15 yoa son's Skull Candy headphones that were 5x the cost. He said the Monoprice headphones sound clearer ad are more comfortable.

    PROS: Quality sound, comfortable, lightweight

    CONS: None
    September 19, 2015
    Good for newer headset connections
    I bought these to use with my Xbox One controller since it uses the audio and microphone in the same 4 pin plug. It works great for that, and the new controller style lets me plug it in directly without needing an adapter. Unfortunately, I don't have a way to mute the microphone when I do that, but that isn't too big of a deal.

    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.
    September 2, 2015
    Much more than I expected
    Wow these babies are much better than I expected. Ive always been surprised at the quality and performance of everything Ive purchased at Monoprice and these headphones are no different.
    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.
    Love them!
    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.
    March 31, 2017
    9 months ago
    Great headphones especially for mobile devices
    These Hi-Fi Lightweight On-Ear Headphones have a nice minimalistic look with the complete black headphone unit and cord. The headphones have a smooth lightly textured pattern throughout and a non-glossy black cable.

    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
    September 24, 2015
    Great for the price.
    These headphones aren't perfect, due to the somewhat cheap materials used to make them, but they sound surprisingly good for the price. The sound isn't overly colored so you get a well balanced sound. The main con is the plastic used is somewhat cheap and it squeezes your head a little too tightly, but for the price you really can't go wrong!

    PROS: Good sound
    Not overly colored

    CONS: Cheap plastic (forgivable at the price point)
    August 29, 2016
    Premium sound at a Budget price
    These lightweight headphones sound great even on low power devices, and that is not easy. I have other headphones and earbuds that sound as good IF I am using a headphone amp with them. Getting a balanced sound with rich bass response from low power audio devices is quite a feat.

    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.
    September 9, 2015
    should cost a lot more
    you'd never expect $10 headphones to actually sound good. They are clear and transparent, they represent all the frequencies in a balanced fashion. No BOOM-BOOM-BOOM, but the bass is definitely there in it's proper balance. Very comfortable and extremely lightweight.
    November 3, 2017
    2 months ago


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