Metal Dynamic On-Ear Headphones
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    Metal Dynamic On-Ear Headphones

    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
    On-Ear Design
    Big Full Sound
    Metal Housing
    On-Ear Design
    Big Full Sound


    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

    Metal Dynamic On-Ear Headphones
     




     
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    Model 18515
    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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    what is frequency curve ? How flat is the frequency response ?
    Frank L on Jan 7, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: These metal headphones do not have a flat response. My EQ curve was a slight "V" for a nice bass bump and a little sparkle on the top.
    A better question might be : Are these Active or passive noise canceling headphones? Answer : Passive.
    A shopper on Jan 7, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: These metal headphones are not noise cancelling. They do reduce outside noise by the simple matter of covering your ears with a padded earpad.
    Will these work with Android phones as well?
    jay g on Jan 7, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I don't have these headphones, nor haveI tried them. However, the description says that they have a 3.5mm audio cable that is removable. Most phones, including Android phones have a 3.5mm input. As long as your Android phone has a 3.5mm input, I'm pretty sure these headphones will work with it. If you are hoping to be able to use the inline controller with your Android phone, then no, it will not work with your Android phone. Thus the statement, " an inline controller compatible with Apple® iOS® devices".
    Is there a microphone option on this headset? Or is there an ability to use a cord that has a microphone built in? I want to use these for gaming but would need a microphone to chat with friends.
    A shopper on Jan 12, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: From the description above: "The included audio cable features an inline controller compatible with Apple® iOS® devices, as well as a BUILT-IN MICROPHONE." - emphasis mine. It does work, BTW.
    Is monoprice ever going to sell the replacement cable like the one that comes with the headphones?
    William C on Jun 19, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: When it comes to new or updated items, we unfortunately would not have any information which we would be able to share. If you are experiencing issues with the cable of these headphones, I would recommend reaching out to our support team regarding a possible warranty replacement of the cable. You can reach out here:

    www.monoprice.com/help?pn=contact
    How long is the cord with these headphones?
    Daniel V on Feb 6, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your interest in this product. The cable is 3.5 feet long
    Is the ear pad replaceable?
    Chung Yau L on May 12, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: No. The ear pad is not replaceable.
    I received this pair as a gift. I haven't used headphones in a long time and am finding that my ears hurt after about twenty minutes of use. I noticed one reviewer mention "headphone fatigue". Is this common with other headphones or am I experiencing something that's specific to this pair?
    New User U on Jan 22, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: As with most things, we all have different tolerances to things. If you haven't used headphones in a while you may be better suited to over ear headphones as they generally will put less pressure directly on your ears. The advantage of on ear headphones is the ability to have more awareness to your surrounding. All Monoprice products have a 1-year exchange period. Give them a try for a little while, maybe 5-10 minutes at a time until you get use to the feel. If you still feel discomfort your friend can return them. I would recommend the new 16150 Modern Retro Over Ear Headphones. They sound really good and are very comfortable.
    Although bass response is subjective, would anyone say that these have a lot of bass for someone that really likes bass emphasized in their music?
    Brett K on Sep 21, 2017
    How compact do they fold up for packing?
    A shopper on Aug 16, 2017
    4.4 / 5.0
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    Not bad at all - android option please!
    In this price range, if you're looking for a travel headphone that can live in a carry on or messenger bag and handle getting banged around, this is a great choice. I'd trust these to take any knocks. Compare very favourably to travel-friendly Sennheisers (HD 219 etc) are are superior to HD 201's or 202's in my opinion. If you're buying a pair of headphones that are going to live at home, but occasionally travel with you, you'll be better served with something like an Audio Technica's M30x. Needless to say, if you're considering beats solo or studio, these would be a better choice with a similar feature set and similar performance.

    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.
    January 17, 2017
    Purchased
    8 months ago
    Amazong headphones for the price
    For the price, these are a no-brainer. The build-quality and style rivals headphones in the $200 range. A bit on the heavy side due to the all metal construction but I will gladly trade a bit of weight for quality.

    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.
    February 2, 2017
    Fantastic Value!
    It's hard to write a review without considering the cost, so I'm not going to try. These are relatively inexpensive headphones, but they are an incredible value and probably worth twice or three times what they are selling for.

    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.
    April 28, 2017
    Purchased
    5 months ago
    Not for big heads
    Sound is decent, the headphone cushions are quite comfortable and are great at blocking exterior sounds... but... if you have a large head, this will feel uncomfortable after a few yours. They squeeze pretty hard. That, and the press down on the top of your head pretty strongly as well. #8323 are more comfortable. On the plus side, I have no concerns that these will break or wear out anytime soon.
    April 13, 2017
    Purchased
    7 months ago
    Uncomfortably good sound
    I really enjoy the looks and sound quality of these headphones. Unfortunately, their greatest flaw is in their comfort. The ear cups do swivel from side to side, but not enough for my ears. If I wear them for more than 30-45 minutes, my ears start to ache. It's a real shame as I enjoy the sound of these headphones quite a bit.

    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).
    April 5, 2017
    Purchased
    7 months ago
    Excellent pair of headphones that should be priced three times higher.
    I was skeptical about buying headphones online without either trying them myself or at least a good base of reviews to read through. But I couldn't be happier. For about $43 (with discount) the headphones have leather pads and headrest, all with metal construction! I don't think I can ever recall those features on headpnes in this price point. The fit and finish is excellent. Now, as to the sound. Nearly flawless. While the bass is "tight," it's not overpowering. The 'phones handle the highs well but fade at the upmost end causing "crackling." I've read that some 'phones need a break-in period. I listen primarily to jazz, opera, some rap.
    April 12, 2017
    Purchased
    6 months ago
    Awesome plug in headphones. You can feel the quality in the weight.
    Order two of these for the kids. First off you feel the quality when you put these on your ears.
    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.
    July 8, 2017
    Purchased
    3 months ago
    Well Made
    These things are well made. My son uses them and they can take a beating.
    June 20, 2017
    Purchased
    4 months ago
    Love them!
    I have a pair. I wanted a set of headphones with a replaceable cord. I go through cords left and right. I had another set from monoprice but while they had the replaceable cord they were made of plastic and eventually (after 2 years) broke. I sought out a sturdier pair and since I had pretty good luck with Monoprice I decided to give them another try. These are fantastic! Love the durability! They are so good that I am back at the site today to order a pair for my spouse!
    September 10, 2017
    Purchased
    2 weeks ago
    Solid phones.
    feels rigid, sounds great.
    Comes in nice carry sac. 3.5 mm cable feels durable.
    Going to use as my camera monitor phones.
    September 12, 2017
    Purchased
    1 month ago

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