PROS: + Really fantastic sound: great bass, great mid. Better than any other Monoprice headphones for sure. + Construction seems solid + Probably outperforms earbuds that cost 5 or 6 times as much.
CONS: - Can get uncomfortable after long periods of use - A mic woulda been nice
I am by no means an audiophile, but I do listen to music at while I work 8 hours a day 5 days a week.
My go to headphones have been the 13801 (High reflective sound technology with in-line mic, or whatever) for years now. They are absurdly cheap for how great they sound. I thought I'd splurge and see what "nice" headphones from MonoPrice are like.
They are definitely better than the 13801's: clearer mid tones but still with great base. There's just a lot more depth in the audio in general and it's great. They also get louder, which I think will be nice on planes (though one of my favorite things about the 13801's is that they're quiet enough that co-workers can't hear them unless they're cranked up all the way).
I'm positive that they're as good as other earbuds that cost probably 5 times as much, really great sound.
I knocked off a star for not including a mic, which I don't need but I know would have been nice to have. And moreover, they stick out (at least in my ears) enough that the silver end digs into the side of my ear, which after a couple hours can start to hurt.
Not sure about longevity, but they seem well made. The little rubber ear tips are actually really sturdy and hard to get on and off, which is great since I fidget with those a lot and destroy them.
good headphone, bass is excellent, hi is little bit low, mid is good, looks high end quality with the really nice package, excellent for the price compared to others hi end headphones. Monoprice products are the best in quality with decent price.
Working in a high powered party band I hear just about everything. I bought these for the day gig for sitting at the computer. These are simply great. I can hear the distortion in the recordings from the old tracks and the sonic clarity of the new ones. Beats the Altec-Lansings and Sennheisers that I have at 5 times the cost. Great job guys. Glad I bought two. --Ted
I got these for my wife, so that she would stop taking mine. I have another brand that was a whole lot more expensive. But actually, I like these much better than my "Name Brand" model. Great sound quality and they are comfortable.
Several choices of earpiece so I got a good fit. Nice little carrying bag. Surprising bass response and balanced mids and highs. Some mechanical noise transmitted through the cable brushing against my clothing. Otherwise this would get 5 stars. Still a very good set of earphones for the price.