Pros: Interesting amounts of bass for a price of $20 - Excellent Portability - 3.5mm jack for removable Cable - Soft Earpads - 50mm Driver
Cons: Cramped Soundstage - Horribly uncomfortable Headband - Somewhat cheap Plastics
The Monoprice 8232 are a great headphone for a person that isn't a real audiophile and audiophiles them-self. The headphones give acceptional quality for the price of around $20-$33. Bass is up there with other headphones but it may and probably drown out other important aspects of a song like mids. The highs are great. Voices sound crisp and symbols clash with great clarity. Lows can be soothing and jarring at the same time. It depends on what you have your eQ set at if you have one or your audio presets. If you eQ these you'll probably get more potential. The Seal is alright. It keeps some noise in but can really start leaking at higher audio levels.
The headphones are impressively portable. The earcups can turn up to 90 degrees so that they can lay flat and they also swivel to make them a-lot more compact for storage. There is no real possible way for these headphones to break hardware wise because of the 3.5mm jack. I'm sure these will take care of themselves.
There aren't many problems for me with these headphones besides the comfort. The headband is probably the worst part. It feels as if I'm getting a pebble pressed against the top of my head very hard and it hurts after long usage. The pads feel soft but don't fit completely fit around my ears. If you have big ears get different pads (like Shure or ATH-M50). I think the M50 pads would fit but don't take my word completely.
Overall these are fairly decent headphones out of the box. I plan to use these as daily headphones, they're portable, sound good for the price, and have excellent bass.