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    Monoprice Hi-Fi Premium Noise Isolating Earbuds Headphones - Black & Red
    Product # 9396
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    Driver 8mm
    Sensitivity 90±3dB at 1k Hz
    Frequency Response 20Hz-20KHz
    Impedance 16 ohms
    Rated Power 2mW
    Max Input Power 5mW
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    How long is the cable?
    Jay B on Aug 8, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: 48 inches
    What is pink noise break in?
    Chris M on May 24, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The 'break in' period is necessary to loosen up the the flexible surround that supports the moving piston. Before break-in the surround limits the movement of the piston which limits the ability to produce appreciable amounts of bass tones. During and after the break-in period the surround becomes more flexible allowing the piston to move more freely and thereby produce a more balanced sound since the bass notes can now be reproduced more easily. The same is true for speakers that have rubber surrounds. Speakers with foam surrounds are naturally more flexible, but suffer form fatigue and tends to fall apart sooner. The foam surround material also breaks down due to atmospheric humidity yielding a shorter service life when compared to rubber surrounds.
    4.4 / 5.0
    309 Reviews
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    Audiophile Review
    These headphones I easily compare to the 8320s. They actually cost a bit less and give off decent sounds in comparison. The great part about these are they are smaller than the 8320 which means you can probably go running with them and enjoy them around people (cause the 8320s are a bit bulky and look funny in your ears).

    I broke these headphones in for 24 hours with Pink Noise and the sound did actually get better. When I first heard them I was disappointed.... I would highly recommend breaking them in with Pink Noise.

    Highs (8) Surprisingly I found these highs better than the 8320 monoprice headphones. They are clean and crisp and not too overwhelming that they hurt ears. I would say from an audiophile standpoint they are nothing amazing but definitely good for the price.

    Mids (8) Mids are decent I would say about the same as the 8320s. Still quality mids for the price.

    Lows (8) Lows are solid. I am definitely missing the large 14.2 mm Driver from the 8320. But hey these cost less than those and are smaller! I would say these drivers pull all the way from 100hz - 20hz with no problem. I would say the Lows are louder than the 8320 headphone. This is neither good nor bad. It defiantly isn't too much or overwhelming just a bit more equalized for the lows.

    Overall Solid headphone. I would say it ranks pretty well in my book for the price. I am actually going to use this headphone for when I go working out or for music at work.

    Monoprice Headphone Leaderboard:
    1) 8320
    2) 9396
    3) 9398
    4) 9397

    PROS: 1) Price
    2) Protective Wire Holder on the earbud itself (to protect the wire entrance into the headphone)
    3) Look and Feel

    CONS: 1) None ....
    October 6, 2012
    Noise Isolating? HAH!
    If you need decent, inexpensive, yet comfortable ear buds, these will do the trick nicely. If you want to be isolated from outside sound, you'd be better off sticking your fingers in your ears and repeating "LA LA LA LA LA LA LA".

    PROS: Very, very decent sound for the price. Reasonably comfortable.

    CONS: I know there is a huge difference between noise canceling vs. noise isolating, but if something is advertised (or even entitled) as noise isolating, one would expect outside sound to be isolated at least a bit...
    March 4, 2015
    The Best Earphone Monoprice Has Ever Sold!
    Simply the best earphones Monoprice has ever offered. I've bought at least 5 different types over the past 2 years, with some hits and some very bad misses. The sport earphones that Monoprice offers (9957) are absolute garbage. MP used to carry a bass-enhanced earbud that had interchangeable sizes but they discontinued the item. I've also tried a few of their other styles but THESE are easily the best. I've ordered an extra set against the possibility that one day Monoprice decides not to carry them anymore, which would be a HUGE mistake!

    PROS: Amazing fit, perfect sound, excellent isolation and seal. They also seem to shrug off sweat and water. The rubberized coating on the cord keeps it from sliding off your ears if you wear the cord "over the ear" like I do. Cord length is perfect to reach a shorts pocket for my height (5'10") with about 6" slack. Understated style and easy to keep clean. The connector end has a good strain relief on it to prevent kinks and pressure the jack of devices. Great value!

    CONS: If I had to find a con it would be that the rubberized cord is more difficult to untangle than a smooth cord.
    June 5, 2013
    This was my first purchase of ear buds from Monoprice, and I have to say I'm disappointed. After reading all the reviews, I thought I would give them a try. I have to wonder what earbuds the reviews used previously to think that these provide good sound. I tried every EQ setting possible to try to make them listenable, but it was either really boomy, or like listening to an old-timey telephone call.

    Lots of reviewers cite "Great for the price". Even if they were free, I wouldn't want to use these. I wasn't expecting a high-end product, but I was at least hoping for something listenable that could be semi-disposable to use in harsh conditions. I bought 2 pairs, and I'm not sure what to do with either one of them.

    Sorry to be so harsh, but I think Monoprice and potential buyers deserve my honest opinion. Maybe I'm spoiled by higher end earbuds.

    PROS: Cheap

    CONS: Dull and lifeless, no crisp mids or highs, nothing but tubby, boomy bass.
    July 18, 2014
    Excellent sound and value
    I use my ear buds at night for sleeping (white noise, AMSR) but also for exercise and while at work. I'm also "losing" my earphones constantly, to my teen daughter who either misplaces or destroys her own, so finding an inexpensive and quality item was important.

    My go to earphones were Sony's because they were the least expensive for the sound quality and constant replacement factor with my teen. The last few pairs of Sony's I paid for were not working and the quality of the product had gone down.

    We use Monoprice for a lot household wires HDMI, RCA, Banana Plugs, etc. I happened on a sale one day and saw these headphones and thought I'd give them a try and we've been sold on them since the first pair.

    Initially I bought 3 pairs one for myself, one for my daughter and one spare. Well, I was quickly down to one pair so I reordered 6 more and hid them for safe keeping. :) The sound quality is far superior to the Sony's we were using before, and much better than a lot of the other name brand units sold at Best Buy, Target, Wal-Mart, etc. My daughter and I both love them and teens are not always easy to please.

    I'm always cautious when trying new products, especially ones you can't physically hold or examine. I've been very pleased with every purchase from MonoPrice and these earphones are no exception. The earphone wires are solid, the design is different, but not in a bad way. They fit well in my ears and with the extra buds, even my wife and daughter found them very comfortable. Even the packaging is great, if not a little big.

    All in all, we would and have purchased these earphones again without question.

    PROS: Excellent sound quality, comfortable fit, good quality

    CONS: None. Different colors would be a plus.
    April 19, 2015
    Third purchase from Monoprice

    PROS: Really enjoying these earphones. They fit very snug in my ear, and the quality is the best yet from earphones I've ordered from Monoprice. I own a $200 set of AudioTechnica headphones, and when I don't want to lug those around, this one is nearly as good for literally 5% of the cost. Definitely recommending!
    September 29, 2014
    Great Price
    I've bought quite a few of these over the years and have been very impressed with the quality of the sound and just how comfortable they are. I can't really stress enough just how comfortable they are with the different sizes of the gummies that come with them.

    Though I do love them I must say that I've haven't really had a pair that lasted longer than 6 months. One side of the headphones tends to stop working and I have to order another pair. That being said, I haven't really had other pairs that have lasted much longer expect a rather expensive pair.

    I would absolutely recommend, these continue to be my go to headphones and though they may only last half a year, for the price you can't beat them.

    PROS: Great sound



    CONS: Maybe not meant to last very long.
    June 5, 2014
    Great earbuds for the price
    I wasn't impressed with the sound right out of the box. Burning them in definitely helped and I am very happy with them. I've been using them for a couple of months now and am very happy with them.

    PROS: Crisp sound, good enough bass, great value
    April 3, 2013
    Love these little things.
    Sound a lot better than anything else you're going to get at even twice the price. I can turn them up very loud on the bus without bothering any of my seatmates. I've bought three pairs so far (for different uses: ipod, work computer, home computer).

    PROS: Sound quality! Price.

    CONS: Nothing so far.
    February 11, 2015
    Just a good quality, low cost set of ear buds. I will buy again

    PROS: Very good sound.

    Low price.

    CONS: I have some concern on the stress relief design, but so far, so good.
    March 4, 2015