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    Modern Retro Over Ear Headphones
    Product # 16150
    Out of Stock ETA: 2/22/2018


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    Modern Retro Over Ear Headphones

    Modern Retro Over Ear Headphones

    Get professional quality sound from everyday headphones. These 'phones Look great anywhere you go and sound great for hours at a time. It features ultra-comfortable ear pads with a good amount of isolation to keep you focused on the task at hand. Enjoy clean robust sound across the audio spectrum. They are perfect for mobile devices, HiFi, and and audio/video production.

    Well Balanced
    Great Sound
    Well Balanced
    Great Sound

    Ultra-Comfortable: The soft, split-leather earpads help prevent fatigue and the large size will fit comfortably around almost any set of ears. The headphones provide just enough isolation for you to easily slip away from the world and enjoy the world as your music makes it.

    Well Balanced: The 50mm drivers are 25% larger than most headphone drivers, which helps them produce a solid 15Hz ~ 25kHz frequency response, with deep and rich bass, clean and sparkly highs, and expressive vocals.

    Great Sound: Life is too short for audio products 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.

    Modern Retro Over Ear Headphones

    New School Elements | Old School Vibe

    • Professional sound from everyday headphones
    • Looks great anywhere you go
    • Sounds great for hours at a time
    • Ultra-comfortable ear pads with a good amount of isolation to keep you focused on the task at hand
    • Enjoy clean, robust sound across the audio spectrum
    • Perfect for mobile devices, HiFi, and audio/video production

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    Model 16150
    Driver Size 50mm
    Frequency Response 15Hz ~ 25kHz
    Impedance 32 Ohms
    Sensitivity 94dB ±3dB
    Cable Length 9.8 ft. (3m)
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    How does this headphone compare to the 8323? Is this a newer model of the same headphone and is it basically the same drive with larger/different pads etc? How does this compare in Bass response and noise isolation?
    Jason J on Jun 22, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The Retros have a 50mm as does the 8323, but it has a wider frequency response range allowing for a wider range of sounds. You are also looking at a Sensitivity rating of 100dB vs 94. With a lower impedance rating for the retros you are also going to get better sound quality.
    When is this coming back into stock?
    A shopper on Dec 14, 2017
    Are the cups for the 16150 bigger than the 8323?
    A shopper on Apr 17, 2017
    Modern Retro Over Ear Headphones
    Modern Retro Over Ear Headphones
    Premium Hi-Fi DJ Style Over-the-Ear Pro Headphones with Mic
    Premium Hi-Fi DJ Style Over-the-Ear Pro Headphones with Mic
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. The 16150 will have a little larger ear cups than the 8323.

    The 16150 inner ear cups will have a inner diameter of 59.5mm. Where the 8323 inner ear cups will be 40mm wide and 59mm tall. I hope this helps.

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    Is the cord detachable for these headphones?
    Rahsaan B on Dec 27, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Nope, but they come with 1/8" to 1/4" adaptor, which was a good surprise
    Are the ear pads / cups replaceable on these headphones?
    New User U on Sep 23, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can pull them off and put them back on.
    Are these over-ear headphones sound isolating closed style or are they open air?
    A shopper on Mar 9, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: They do cover your entire ear, so they will block out outside sound. I use them in a lab with plenty of fan noise, and they do a good job of reducing the ambient noise.
    Do these need an amplifier?
    A shopper on Dec 31, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: No. They sound fine connected to a PC or phone without a dedicated DAC/AMP. The cord is quote long though, which makes them a bit of trouble for on-the-go use.
    Are these over-ear headphones sound isolating closed style or are they open air?
    Mike D on Mar 9, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: They are closed, in the sense that they have a solid back which directs sound in and limits sounds out. These are great headphones for the price, but they are not studio headphones. They leak sound out and allow a little ambient sound in.
    I'm a student and I listen to music all over campus. I have been using apple earbuds since they came with my phone, but i wanna step up from that. I got the Modern Retro fit headphones thinking they would do what I needed, but quickly realized that 1) they were bulky and 2) the wire was so LONG! It was longer than I am tall. I want to ask you if they are comfortable to wear for along period of time, comfortable around the neck when I am not using my headphones, and if the cord is a manageable length?
    New User U on Mar 1, 2017
    Modern Retro Over Ear Headphones
    Modern Retro Over Ear Headphones
    Premium Hi-Fi DJ Style Over-the-Ear Pro Headphones with Mic
    Premium Hi-Fi DJ Style Over-the-Ear Pro Headphones with Mic
    BEST ANSWER: As a long-time user of the 8323 and new owner of the 16150, I went the opposite way. So far, I personally find the 8323 to be slightly lacking detail in the mids and highs and to be somewhat less comfortable for long-term wear, though these are pretty subjective criticisms. However, the 8323 is extraordinarily portable, relatively comfortable around the neck given the size - though it's easy enough to just use them with an ear cup off, they pivot and fold in many handy ways - and the cord is detachable, so if it isn't a manageable length for you, you can use any male-male 3.5mm cable and make it manageable. They're a good fit for me when listening to music while out-and-about or while working around the house - that said, they're still not truly small, these are over-the-ear headphones for everyone I've let try them.
    4.5 / 5.0
    56 Reviews
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    Excellent monoprice quality, could be a bit louder
    Overall they are great, as compared with the highly regarded 8323 headphones, that are much lauded as the best headphone under $50.

    My review is comparing them to the 8323, as that's the only other over the ear style I own.

    The fit and finish is top notch, they are soft and the pressure on your head is excellent. The speaker sounds excellent as well, a bit more base then the 8323, and maybe a bit less top end. The SPL or loudness isn't as good as the 8323, I think I'll run these with an inline amp in the future.

    I like the cord, the 1/4 jack physically screws off the 1/8 jack, but the cord is REALLY long, which might be ok for listening from a physical stereo, but from my phone is just unwieldy.
    December 5, 2016
    1 year ago
    Easily some of the best cans. Unmatched value.
    I'd call myself a seasoned "budget" audiophile. These headphones easily outclass anything under $100 and trade blows with cans in the $200 range. The tonality is great. Bass hit deep without ever being muddy, mids are luscious while the highs sparkle. Better than Phillips Fidelio X2, ATH M50, HD598, and so much more I've heard in this range.

    Buy these headphones. EASILY of the best reference dynamic headphone under $200. Beyond $200 you might as well get into Planars like the Hifiman HE-400i or even the Monoprice M1060.

    I've only had them for 2 days so we'll see how they hold up in build quality but so far, no cons.
    November 25, 2017
    Awesome for the Price!
    First I'm not a Sound Engineer, so my review for this is from a consumer perspective. I own a few headphones at the moment. Among them are the Sony MDRXB950BT which have amazing base long lasting battery, sound amazing but they are clampy. My wife own a dreadful Beats which i dont want to talk about it. I also own the Philips SHP9500 which are the best budget open air headphones imo which I use for gaming. I have own at some point the ATH M30x, 8323 and many others that I have return. I'm keeping this one. The retro look is awesome the price is unbeatable for the quality and they are extremely comfortable. But the sound quality is amazing. Voice is crisp and you can hear all instruments in the song. I will totally recommend, it has a really long cable which makes it even more retro and I have no complaint, it might have issues on a smartphone case, but with mine has no problem. Anyways gets 5 stats and I totally recommend.
    January 28, 2017
    1 year ago
    Good sound for the price
    First of all these headphones need an amp. Using them only with my phone or Laptop leaves a lot to be desired. I ran it off of my CMOY and my Objective 2. They sound nice with both. Lots of Bass but not overwhelming. I would say that these headphones are suited for Hip Hop/EDM and maybe even Hard Rock. I wouldn't say they're basshead headphones, but compared to some open back headphones I own the sub-bass is more pronounced. High's and Mids are OK, definitely not fatiguing. I tried some live tracks and compared them to my HD598 and Noticed right away that the sound stage is lacking. Instruments sound like they are right on top of each other. This is a problem for some types of music, but I wanted these mainly for Hip Hop and that genre suits these just fine. A definite buy for the price. I knocked down a star because of the small sound stage and because the pads make my ears sweat. I plan to replace the pads with velour pads.
    March 8, 2017
    10 months ago
    Great Value For Money, And Great Design
    Got these because my Audio Technica ATH-M30 are getting worn out and are only usable with a set of Monoprice replacement pads. Really comfortable despite the firm pads, don't touch or crush my ears like most headphones and can use for extended periods. The sound is okay, the bass is definitely increased but good, the mid-range isn't great but much better than most headphones at this price. Great everyday headphones, emphasize the audio ranges most pleasant to hear, fall short of Sennheiser 380HD Pros for monitoring but much more enjoying for casual use.
    December 24, 2016
    1 year ago
    Great value
    My 2nd pair of MP DJ style headphone (8323) broke so i wanted to try another pair. These sound good like the 8323s but with exaggerated bass. Other than the earpads getting a little sweaty these are comfortable. Build seems cheap but good. These are a great upgrade from my other headphones, at a great price.
    May 24, 2017
    8 months ago
    Good for the price, but still room for improvement.
    First, I would like to say that I thoroughly am enjoying these headphones! I would in no way so I am a hardcore audiophile, but I am quite picky about my headphones and speakers. These headphones are pretty much exactly what I was hoping for in this price range. I get good full sound, and a comfortable fit. These don't excel with sub bass tones (<40Hz) but you can hear it still. For the first week of using these pretty much everything below 100Hz distorted at med - high volumes. That has smoothed out quite a bit after using them for a while.

    As for fit these headphones are surprisingly light. They don't feel too breakable, but they don't feel too heavy. They do feel loose on my head though. I wish these would squeeze my head more. If I hold my hands on the sides the bass does increase quite a bit, and they feel more comfortable! I had compared these to a set of Samson SR950s, and the Samson set was far more comfortable to me.

    My only other grip is that they don't have a removable cord.

    Overall these are a great set of headphones if you are looking for something cheap and good sounding!
    February 10, 2017
    1 year ago
    Call them the Superlux 669
    These are almost identical in sound signature to the Superlux 669, or the Samson 850. Warm, bass forward and rolled off somewhat in the treble.


    There are two issues with these. First, the pads must be replaced. I would recommend going with a pair of HM5 round pads, as the cups are pretty large.

    Second, the cable. It's cheap....and that's ok. I wish they would have gone with the 'superlux' system, but they did not. I spent some time customizing the cable, and I would recommend you do the same. cut the connector are strain relief from the bottom of the cord, and then cut the cord at the cup end with 1 to 2 inches of extra cord. solder the connector that you removed and then just use 3.5mm cable extenders and you're done.

    For $20 these are a no-brainer. But them and spend another $20 - $30 and you're all set. Well, that is if you want a warm pair of closed cans.
    September 12, 2017
    5 months ago
    Fantastic Bargain
    I purchased the Modern Retro Over Ear Headphones (on sale) and I am quite impressed. The sound is fantastic and the 50mm drivers deliver great bass without sounding over-hyped or tiresome. The best part is the sweet mid-tones which deliver coherent, detailed vocals and guitar licks.

    My only small complaint was the ear-pads. While they are quite thick and soft enough, the synthetic material gets warm especially since these are the closed back types. So I replaced them with velour pads and plan on using these cans for a long, long time.Write your review here. It must be at least 50 characters long. Consider whether you would recommend this product and what you like or dislike about it.
    December 1, 2017
    2 months ago
    Top notch cans
    These headphones produce a great flat clear sound. Definetly some of the best I've ever used in the price range. They are comfortable, sound great and are built very well.
    March 16, 2017
    10 months ago


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