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Triple XXX Triple Driver Earbuds Headphones w/ In-line Mic and 1-button Control
A simple speaker can cut the mustard when it comes to audio reproduction, but most people prefer the balanced sound of a concert sound system with its intense volume and the balanced sound from speakers tuned for specific frequency ranges. Headphones and earphones typically have only a single driver, but the Triple XXX Triple Driver Earphones feature three drivers designed to produce the balanced sound one gets from a well-designed concert sound system. Enjoy the clarity, power, articulation, and all those other fancy words we use to describe really, Really, REALLY good sounding speakers or earphones. Try them for yourself, but be prepared for the intense volume that these earphones can produce!
3-Way Speaker: Enjoy the balanced sound of 3-way speakers in your ears! Unlike ordinary headphones and earphones with a single driver, these earphones feature three drivers tuned to specific frequency bands, just like a high-end concert sound system.
2 Balanced Armatures: A balanced armature is a voice coil suspended in a magnetic field, so it can respond more easily to small changes in frequency and intensity. The main 10mm dynamic driver in these earphones is augmented by a 3.8mm mid-range balanced armature and a 2.8mm high-frequency balanced armature, giving these earphones a clarity and accuracy that is unmatched.
Skull Crushing Volume: Don't fret about smartphones or mp3 players that lack the volume to make your music rock your world. These earphones feature a skull crushing 115dB sound pressure level, far in excess of the ordinary sub-100 levels of most earphones. Don't settle for the ordinary, choose the extraordinary!
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|Impedance||11 ohms ±15% at 1kHz|
|Frequency Response||20Hz ~ 40kHz|
|Sensitivity||106dB ±3dB @ 1kHz 105mV|
|Maximum Sound Pressure Level||115dB|
|Nominal Input Power||10mW|
|Maximum Input Power||20mW|
|Operating Temperature||+10 ~ +104°F (-12 ~ +40°C)|
|Storage Temperature||-40 ~ +140°F (-40 ~ +60°C)|
Questions and Answers
Mid-Range Armature: 3.8mm
High-Frequency Armature: 2.8mm
Signal to noise is not relevant to a passive transducer such as these.
A previous reviewer thought the bass response was lacking compared to their previous phones. I'd be curious to know the model they are comparing them to as I find the bass response to be a defining characteristic of these compared to the more flat RBH EP-3 (my previous daily driver) or the on-ear Koss Porta-Pro (my desk set).
I think these are a great fit. I have larger ears, my wife smaller, and thanks to the ergonomic shape, the phone were very comfortable. The silicone tips are nice enough and offer decent comfort and isolation, but I'm a foam devotee for max comfort and isolation. The barrel is unflanged, but Comply T200 worked fine and stayed on with friction.
Construction quality is just this size of adequate. The remote button is a bit small, strain relief is present but minimal, and the cable is a nicer rubber feel, but not ruggedized in any way.
Overall, really great sound for $50. I'd love to put them side by side with the wirecutter AKG pick, but I really don't have any other $50 in-ears that I would recommend over these at present, as long as you appreciate the comfort and are looking for a more pop curve to the response as opposed to clinically flat.
4 stars for sound and price. These would be 5 stars if they included foam tips or there was an inexpensive monoprice option (comply knockoffs for $1-2/pair please), or had a slightly more rugged construction and remote button that was easier to press and slightly larger. Overall, these are my current recommendation for a 1-step upgrade over cheap, included phones.
That said, these IEMs are a GREAT value for the money. Like all new headphones and IEMs I found mine needed a bit of breaking in but once broken in they were surprisingly good. The highs and mids are clean, and the bass is strong and tight without being overemphasized. The soundstage isn't the best but that's typical for IEMs and not surprising given the pricing and target market for these. My UE Triple.fi 10s still sound slightly better, but they cost 6x the price (and are discontinued). I would dare to say that these Triple XXX IEMs sound slightly better than my more expensive UE Super.fi 5 Pros, and WAY better than the older Shure e2Cs I have.
I would highly recommend these to someone looking for reasonably priced IEMs that sound very good. They are perfect for travel because at this price point it won't be the end of the world if you damage or lose them, yet you don't have to compromise on sound quality at the same time.
7 months ago
For the money, these things are killer. They are not my Go To earphone because I have a Pair of Senn IE800's that cost me $850 and are a bit more refined and smoother.
But for the $50 that Monoprice has on these, if I was only looking to spend that, I would get these over anything else out there.
These are heavy tight bass hitters and plenty of sparkle to satisfy anyone. The Voice is great as well.
Where are these not as good as my IE800s. They are a bit forward, highly detailed. They sound like you are in the front row of a concert. You are getting this from bass to treble. This can be a bit fatiguing after a bit. They are Balanced armatures, so not sure how much they will settle down with use.
They are very comfortable and fit like Shures fit, which is a good thing.
These are very exciting earphones, not dull and lifeless or neutral.
I think to beat these, you would have to spend $200+
Monoprice has great return policies and I knew I wasn't risking anything, I could just send them back. But after hearing them, they are keepers.
To give you an idea, I spent $200 on Shure 215's and they were in the mail gowing back within 8 hours actual clock time. If Shure had sent me these in their place I would have been happy to get these for $200.
7 months ago
8 months ago
It's an unfair comparison, but I demoed these triple drivers against my $1800 10 driver 64Audio A10s. I'm not going to say these monoprice earbuds sounded as good, but I was blown away by how CLOSE they come! I found the low end to be pretty accurate, not really hyped (to the other reviews that complain about lack of low end, ear placement is extremely critical to get an accurate low end -- you have to have a solid connection from ear canal to earbud). The mids are pretty accurate, and I found the high end to be nice and smooth, not brittle like some hyped earbuds.
I listened to a number of FLAC and AIFF files through my 24bit A/D player. The sound stage and accuracy of my A10s is certainly more defined, but considering I can buy 40 pairs of the Monoprice earbuds for the same price as my A10s, it's not really a fair comparison.
The only negatives I can come up with is that the build quality is ok, not great, and there are no instructions at all. The only reason I'd need a manual is to differentiate the left from the right. I don't see any markings to distinguish.
All in all, I highly recommend these earbuds.
7 months ago
The build quality is solid. Connector and inline remote are made of metal, and the cable is nice and flexible and doesn't get tangled up too much. The earbuds themselves are made of glossy plastic, but they're well-made and won't fall apart any time soon.
Excellent. These are a very comfortable pair of IEMs, and I have no problem wearing them for hours. A pair of Comply tips (these take 200 size) made them even better. They stayed in my ears pretty well, which is not something that I can say for most IEMs.
A little disappointing. This is most likely due to the light plastic casing, but while the isolation was passable, it wasn't quite as good as I would've liked. It attenuated the sound of the bus engine to the point where it wasn't distracting, but the noise was still noticeable, especially when playing quiet music. I could still hear all my music clearly, which is the important part I suppose. Again, the Comply tips improved this. I got the Comply Isolation 200 tips, and the isolation was noticeably improved along with comfort.
The sound is V-shaped, but not too much. The bass is great and fast and extends really low, and it has no trouble playing mids and highs. The highs with the stock tips were a bit peaky at times, but Comply tips fixed this issue too. I'm not really satisfied with the detail, though. Compared to my Monk Plus and my main headphones, these sound a bit muffled. I'd kinda compare them to Beats Solo 2 in this aspect. The sound is still good, but if you're used to good headphones, these won't quite deliver on clarity.
That said, I'm keeping these. You can go for IEMs that probably sound better like Ostry's or Carbo Tenores, but you'll be sacrificing build quality for better sound. These aren't the best sounding, but they still sound good and will last you a long time.
8 months ago
7 months ago
The first thing I noticed from inserting them in my ears is that they were fairly comfortable and non invading to my ear canal, and sat firmly with the shape adapting to my rather large ear opening without working their way out.
The tips are soft and adaptable to your ear, but I was never able to get a really good bond for noise cancelling...if I opened my mouth to sing, I would have to adjust them again and again to seal up.
What can I really expect for $50 a pair, the lead cable is thin and somewhat hard to manage in a pinch of time, I fumbled a wrestled with it over and over on stage and finally gave up and just left it be.
Here's the good part, once I was able to get them inserted, sealed and the cable distributed decently without pulling on my clothes (I like to tuck it up my backside to hide the wire) they performed well...deep lows of which I am craving being a low end frea, and pristine minds and highs with out a brashy washout of colored sound processing. I am really surprised at this price point how clear and crisp the fidelity is, although I would probably graduate these in ears to an audio file listening experience instead of live stage performances.
They work really well for $50 bones, universal fit is hard to beat and they are definitely a great sound and value for an audio listener...a few things that would attract me more would be over the ear tuck skeletons, better ear tips and replacable more robust cable wires with a simple zippered carrying case for ease of storage and accessibility.
5 months ago
6 months ago