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    Monoprice Triple Driver Earbuds Headphones with In-line Mic and 1-button Control
    Product # 18516
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    Triple XXX Triple Driver Earphones
    Triple XXX Triple Driver Earphones
    Triple XXX Triple Driver Earphones


    Model 18516
    Transducer Type Three-way
    Main Driver 10mm
    Mid-Range Armature 3.8mm
    High-Frequency Armature 2.8mm
    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)

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    How do these compare to Shure SCL4 or their equivalent??
    A shopper on Jan 24, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, we are not experienced with Shure products. I would be unable to give a fair response. We do offer a 30 day return policy. If you would like to purchase and test them out, you are welcome to.
    Can these be worn with the wires over the ear? It looks like the mic/button is pretty close to the earphone.
    Adam P on Jan 19, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I ware them that way all the time. No issues with the mic. It ends up a few inched below my ear. Not an issue.
    Are foam tips available for these, or just silicone?
    A shopper on Jan 11, 2017
    Is it wired for iPhone or Android?
    A shopper on Jan 24, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: It is a single-button universal remote. So it will work the same for both iPhone and Android products (one push = play/pause/answer call/end call; two quick presses = skip track).
    What size Comply tips work with these?
    Dennis G on Feb 1, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The Triple XXX Triple Driver Earphones will work with Comply 200 tips.
    Is this a wireless/bluetooth headphone?
    Jerel C on Jan 24, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: No, though there are devices that use can use with standard wired phones to convert them to Bluetooth.
    Are there any specs on these? Driver type, size, Ohms, freq response, signal/noise, etc?
    A shopper on Dec 27, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Main Driver: 10mm
    Mid-Range Armature: 3.8mm
    High-Frequency Armature: 2.8mm
    11 ohms
    Signal to noise is not relevant to a passive transducer such as these.
    Does this have a microphone?
    A shopper on Jan 23, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, with a single small button.
    What is the length of the cord?
    A shopper on Jan 24, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: ~ 2.5 feet plug to "y", ~4 feet plug to ears.
    IS this Playstation 4 compatible?
    A shopper on Jul 30, 2018
    Will these work with iPhone 6+ ?
    A shopper on Jun 14, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The headphones works well with iPhone 6plus.
    I see that there is one button. What does it control? Can you not adjust volume with these?
    Shane F on May 8, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I don't believe there are any volume controls on these. I don't really use the button at all, but am pretty sure it turns on and off whatever music you might be listening to.
    Are these Triple XXX Triple Driver Earphones (Product # 18516) available with bluetooth connectivity?
    Rohit S on Jan 24, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: They can plug into a portable Bluetooth receiver and you can tie off the cable to that, at or near the neck. Otherwise no, these are a pair of wired/corded earphones. I didn’t find one on Monoprice but Amazon carries them for around $15.

    Monoprice does sell an inexpensive BT earphone for $15 which may be the better option. Check Product ID: 15274.
    Does the mic work for iPhone?
    Bryant A on Aug 25, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: yes. It is a very good ear buds. I recommend them.
    What is the return policy on these Earphones?
    Leslie G on Jan 24, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Return policy is the same as for all Monoprice product. Return in 30 days for a refund, return in 1 year for replacement. I am pretty confident this will not be necessary. :)
    What is the return Policy on these Earphones?
    A shopper on Jan 24, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Triple XXX Earphones have a 1-year warranty.
    Can these Triple XXX Triple Driver Earphones be used as inner ear monitors while playing music with a band? If so, what do I need to be fed a signal from the mixing console?
    George H on Jan 24, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I think the XXX Drivers with serve well as an IEMs. You can run an AUX signal from your mixer to our 615220 Headphone amp. This unit will give you local control of volume so you can make your own overall adjustment without the need to go to the sound booth.
    4.4 / 5.0
    86 Reviews
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    Triple XXX Earphones Review
    I came upon this set of earbuds by complete chance. It was one of those ads you see on news sites that you just skip over, and normally I would, but a triple driver earbud at this price was something unheard of. So curiosity got the best of me and I ordered one. My first impressions of it are the fit certainly could be better, these earbuds are on bigger side of things, but I tried out the extra ear tips to get a better fit. Sound quality wise, the mid range and the treble are super clear, coherent and spacious. However, the bass seems to be a bit lacking, although this could be my bias showing since my previous pair of earbuds were bass heavy. In all, if your looking to get a very analytical sound that brings out every detail in a song, then I don't think there's a better one out on the market at this price range.
    January 19, 2017
    Fantastic IEMs for their price range. Better than most that are more expensive.
    I've used all kinds of IEMs. Phiaton, Shure, Bose, Sennheiser, Ultimate Ears, Westone. I am used to mid to high end range audiophile equipment. Currently I am using a set of Grado SR225i headphones on a dedicated amp at home to listen to FLAC encoded files, and UE Triple.Fi 10 IEMs or UE Super.fi 5 Pro IEMs for the road while traveling listening to 320 kbps MP3 or AAC files. All of this to say that I am particular about my audio quality.

    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.
    February 9, 2017
    1 year ago
    Great V-Shaped response and good isolation for noisy environments
    I, like many audiophiles, favor a flat response resembling what was heard in the mixing room. However, that only works if you've got great isolation or zero background noise. These have a slight V-shape with accentuated bass and upper mids to cut through the din of a morning commute. The sound is very clean with the bass being punchy and not tubby or muddy, and high mids/treble being pronounced without being grating (that bump at 1-3kHz that cheap phones all have).

    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.
    January 24, 2017
    Very Nice Earphones
    I compared these Earphones with Sennheiser IE800, Senn IE80, Monks, Yuin, Shure 215, and Shure 530.

    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.
    February 14, 2017
    1 year ago
    Best MP buds yet
    These are probably the most expensive ear buds that monoprice offers however it's all relative - these are worth every single penny. The closest legit competitor's triple driver buds (1more) are nearly twice as expensive as these and I own both so here's my assessment. These in my opinion are noticeably better than the 1more buds. The clarity of the highs, mids, and lows on the 1more buds is great but there's a genuine lack of volume and full sound. With the MP triple drivers, that's just not the case. Sound is full and crisp and you can more easily distinguish between highs, mids, and lows. I had to turn the volume up significantly with the 1More's to achieve the the same volume as the MP's. So bass isn't necessarily booming but its solid. That being said, these are by far my new favorite MP buds and I own quite a few of them.
    March 1, 2017
    1 year ago
    Amazing sound for the price
    Let me start by mentioning that I play in several bands, and have spent countless hours trying a variety of in-ear monitors, both off the shelf and custom.

    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.
    February 1, 2017
    1 year ago
    Good, but not the most detailed. Comply 200 isolation tips recommended.

    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.
    February 8, 2017
    1 year ago
    Great Sound
    These sound great with ample tight bass and airy treble. I love these things and I can't say that about any of the cheap/mid buds I've tried. They are sound closer to my HiFiMAN HE400s. They don't look like anything special, but no biggie. Now, if only they would make a Bluetooth version of this...
    February 1, 2017
    1 year ago
    Triple XXX iem's
    I took the chance and bought 2 pairs, I am a stage musician ( Bassist-Vocalist) and wanted to try these for 1/4th or half the price of well known in ears from Shure and other company's.

    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.

    Bottom line:
    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.
    May 15, 2017
    1 year ago
    Outstanding for the price
    These are my new favorite IEM's. Generally balanced sound across the spectrum. Great mids and good highs, and I'll call it accurate bass. I couldn't get a good seal with the supplied rubber tips and got some comply 200's which sealed much better and really helped the bass. That's why only 4 stars; surely monoprice could throw in a pair of generic foam tips. I've used Shure 215's and 425's, and Sennheiser Momentum in ears. Momentums were too bass heavy, the 425's had almost no bass, and the 215's are pretty good for the price but these triple XXX's at half the cost of the 215's are way better IMO.
    May 27, 2017
    1 year ago