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Metal Dynamic On-Ear Headphones
Ever pick up a pair of $200 headphones from a big name brand, listen to them and wonder "what-the-heck, two-hundred bucks for these?" Then you look it up on the internet only to find out there is only $13 in parts! Unlike the competition, we prefer spending our money on quality components. Our metal headphones feel like they are built for the road. The all-metal frame will take all of the abuse you can throw at them, including throwing them across the room! The audio cable can be detached from the headphones, which means that a broken cable won't render the headphones unusable. Simply replace the cable with another 3.5mm audio cable and keep on rockin'! The included audio cable features an inline controller compatible with Apple® iOS® devices, as well as a built-in microphone. A handsome carry bag is included.
Metal Housing: Our metal headphones feel like they are built for the road. The all-metal frame will take all of the abuse you can throw at them, including throwing them across the room!
On-Ear Design: Sometimes you need to be aware of your surroundings. The on-ear design allows you to enjoy some peace while you travel, but will not remove you from your environment. You know, like when they call your flight #.
Big Full Sound: Enjoy big rich sound from the 40mm drivers tuned to provide a superb sound experience. The bass is as solid as the metal-framed housing and the highs are clean as the simple, but elegant appearance.
Solid Construction & Travel Ready
Metal housing | On-ear design | Big full sound | Built for the road
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|Transducer||Moving coil dynamic speaker|
|Impedance||32Ω ±15% @ 1kHz|
|Frequency Response||20 Hz ~ 20 kHz|
|Sensitivity||115dB ±3dB @ 1 kHz|
|Rated Input Power||50mW|
|Maximum Input Power||100mW|
|Operating Temperature||+23 ~ +104°F (-5 ~ +40°C)|
|Storage Temperature||-4 ~ +140°F (-20 ~ +20°C)|
|Operating Humidity||20 ~ 95% RH, non-condensing|
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Questions and Answers
I can't get over the excellent build quality. Exterior of the headphone cups, hinges, and the entire band are all metal construction. I can't imagine these ever breaking. However, that comes at a cost, and that cost is comfort and fatigue.
The comfort is fair, but because of the metal construction they are VERY heavy. Also the fit was quite tight for me out of the box. The earpads themselves are pretty stiff. However, the band can be bent (as it is metal), which will alleviate most problems with fit. After about 30 mins I was already feeling a fair amount of headphone fatigue. I wouldn't plan on wearing them for a long flight.
The sound quality is on the bass-heavy side but not annoyingly so. They aren't as neutral as my Grado SR60's or my Sennheiser HD448's, but not as bass-happy as Beats, Skullcandy Hesh, or other similar 'urban' headphones. VERY efficient, easier to drive than my HD448's. A really nice balance for modern pop, rock, and metal music. Wouldn't be my first choice for classical. Probably not thumpy enough for fans of EDM or hip-hop.
The isolation is actually pretty good considering one advertising point is remaining aware of your surroundings. I'd say they drop at least 10db off of the room.
I'm only really taking off a star because with a detachable cable, an android options seems like it would have been very natural. They work fine for android phones, but the volume buttons are a continual useless reminder that you have the wrong cable. One could easily pick up an android-friendly TRS to TRRS cable from a different brand on the cheap to fix this issue. Just be careful of your cable choice because many seeming compatible options actually use a 2.5mm TRS to 3.5mm TRRS cable.
10 months ago
Let's start with build quality. In a word, phenomenal. These are beautifully built and feel incredibly durable and sturdy. They are a little heavy (they're built of metal, not plastic). And they look good! The cord is fabric wrapped and high quality. These things are badass. Seriously, they feel better put together than arguably any on-ear headphones I've had - and I've had a lot. But metal comes with weight - these are substantial cans. I wouldn't go so far as to call them heavy, but they ain't light either.
Comfort: I have a small head and these still clamp pretty tight. Fatigue might be an issue here. If you have a larger than average sized head, I can't recommend these for long-term listening. I've had them on for about an hour at this point and they are starting to get a little uncomfortable. That being said, I imagine they will break in a bit and for my 40 minute commute, these are great. Also, being metal and seemingly indestructible, you can probably bend the band a little and re-shape them to your comfort.
Sound: Awesome. Simply awesome. They play nice and loud right out of my phone with no need for an amp or external DAC. They are on the warm side, but the bass is not overpowering and pretty easily EQ'd to a slightly more balanced signature. NOTE: I am not an audiophile (at least I don't think I am - I don't know how one qualifies as such) so I am talking out of my arse a little, but I listen to a lot of music and have purchased a lot of headphones. These sound far better than cans I've spent three times as much on. The bass-forward sound lends itself really well to EDM, Hiphop, etc, but I can hear string changes in classical and nuance in more folksy, vocal-driven tracks. These really sound great no matter what you are listening to.
One gripe, and it is personal one and largely the nature of on-ear rather than in-or-over ear headphones - there is significant sound leak. They get loud and the isolation/passive noise canceling is great, but in an elevator, even at mid-volume, everyone will hear your music. That is probably not an issue for a lot of people, but it's something to consider.
Overall: These are pretty amazing for the cost and pretty amazing regard less of cost. For the price, I can easily and emphatically recommend them. If they were three times as expensive, I might have some reservations, but not many.
Well done, Monoprice. These are really solid headphones.
7 months ago
I'm not an audiophile so these may or may not have a good soundstage but for all of us laypeople, the audio quality will be extremely good.
9 months ago
The braided cable included began fraying near the device end fairly quickly after purchase and the volume buttons don't work with android devices (they seem to be ios-only).
8 months ago
2 months ago
8 months ago
The replaceable 3.5mm cord is nice to know you can replace them.
Love the metal durability.
Would love to have this build quality in a Bluetooth set.
5 months ago
1 month ago
Worth a lot more than the price. Discounted it is a steal! Most on the ear headsets are difficult to wear for long periods of time. Properly adjusted, this product is not very uncomfortable, at least not more than others of the same type (I have several). This one sports an impressive build quality that you will not find even on headsets costing 10 times the price.
The woven-fabric covered cord is excellent and if you are an Apple device user like me you will appreciate the inline controls. Get one! You will not be disappointed.
1 month ago