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Monoprice Premium 8323 Hi-Fi DJ Style Over-the-Ear Pro Headphone

Posted

Pros: Good amount of bass

Cons: Gets sweaty after 10 minutes, no sparkle in the sound

I bought these headphones because of all the hype on forums such as this one claiming they are better than headphones costing several times more. Compared to my £150 Grado SR125i there is no contest. The Grados simply blow these away. Before i listened to the Grados I thought these headphones sounded good. But after i heard the Grados i wanted to sell the Monoprice immediately.

They are about as good as my Koss KSC75 but with a bit more bass. Now I quite like the Koss, so it is no bad thing being as good as those. But the Koss are £12 earphones, so the price of the Monoprice is about right for what you get.

In my opinion, the people who hype these up on forums are too impressed by the low price and have not made proper comparisons to decent headphones. Then there are those who have nothing better to do than to make wild claims about the sound quality of the headphones they own. I would be very careful about believing these people and all of their hype. I was taken in, but I wish I had read reviews from more experienced and trustworthy people who recommend the Creative Aurvana Live in this price range. Those are the headphones i would choose if you are looking to spend little money. The CAL have a similar sound to the Monoprice, but when you compare the two you notice how much more energy and sparkle the CAL have. This extra energy makes a huge difference. They make the Monoprice seem a bit dull and boring. I may even get rid of the Grados now that I've heard how good the CAL sound.

Final negative for me is that the Monoprice are uncomfortable thanks to the fake leather pads that made me sweat after about 10 minutes.

Posted

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

Sound/Seal

 

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.

 

Portability/Design

 

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.

 

Comfort

 

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

 

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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.

Posted

Pros: Bass Quantity, Decent Mids, High are not harsh. Good clamping force, light, replaceable cable

Cons: A bit muddy on complex music, Almost Zero Soundstage, Mids are recessed, ear pads dont quite go around your ears, and get a bit sweaty

Comes w/ 2 cables - one is short, very thin, and perfect for portable use.

 

One is bigger, thicker, and perfect for home use. Comes w/ a 1/4 inch adapter that works fine on either cable.

 

While not the best headphones out there, they rival most sub-$100 cans pretty well.

 

I would compare them most accurately to Equation RP-22 X ($120 headphones that I thought were a good deal at that price)

 

The built quality isnt fantastic, but seems sturdy enough. I would recommend these are great beater headphones or great closed headphones for if you are a rare basshead and don't want to blow $100+ on cans for the rare time you listen to really thumpy music.

Posted

Pros: Incredible sound quality for its price, detachable cable, crisp highs, mids are surprisingly good, bass is clean and powerful but not overpowered

Cons: Earpads make your ears sweat, zero soundstage

For a pair of headphones that are only $30, I was blown away by these. They are the best headphones I've heard out of all headphones at this price.

 

Compared these to some headphones in a similar price range

 

Auvio HF202 ($40)

Koss UR/20 ($25)

EarPollution Mogul ($36)

 

Note- Yes, I realize that the Mogul headphones are terrible, but they fit the price range.

 

Highs - Highs are clean, crisp, and definitely not fatiguing whatsoever. Better than all of the ones I compared it to.

 

Mids - Surprisingly good sounding. Like most closed cans, they are recessed, but better than any other can I've heard in this price with mids. Much better than the HF202.

 

Bass - This is their highest area of excellence. Bass is incredible with these. Powerful and very clean, but they don't overpower the mids or highs whatsoever. These really have a great potential for bass.

 

Comfort -  Very nice to wear. Can be worn for long periods of time without discomfort. Only downfall is the material of the earpads makes your ears sweat. You don't normally feel it until you take them off.

 

Overall - I cannot recommend these enough. These are basically perfect for the price, unless you are looking for soundstage. With their amazing build quality, detachable cable, and price, these cannot be beat.

Monoprice Premium 8323 Hi-Fi DJ Style Over-the-Ear Pro Headphone
Description:

DJs can put in some long hours as they spin the tunes and they need equipment that is both comfortable and rugged enough to withstand heavy use. These Monoprice Pro Headphones are designed for the professional sound spinner and the casual listener that wants the best quality sound and best durability available. The earpieces on these 'phones are equipped with thick, comfortable padding that keeps the music inside and the noise outside. They swivel up to 90 degrees so they can double as a makeshift set of speakers. The headphones can extend up to 1.5" on each side and are wide enough to fit over a cap, while maintaining good contact over the ears. The headpiece is also padded on the inside and is made of flexible rubber, ensuring that it won't break. The headsets do not have a fixed wire. Instead, there is a 3.5 mm jack in the bottom of the left earpiece, which allows a standard 3.5 mm audio patch cable to be inserted. This means that if you break a wire, you don't have to throw away the headphones or make a messy repair; just get a new cable and you're ready to rock again! The 50 mm drivers and 100 dB sensitivity ensure that these 'phones produce good volume and premium sound clarity at all frequencies. The kit comes with two 3.5 mm male-to-male, gold-plated audio cables and a 3.5 mm to 1/4" gold-plated adapter plug. The thicker cable is over 11.5 ft long and is well suited for professional work and for laying back on your couch to enjoy the tunes. A thinner, lightweight cable is also included, which measures about 50" in length and is better suited for more portable operations. High-quality sound, supreme durability, and maximum comfort. These ARE the 'phones you've been looking for! *** 30-day easy returns. No restocking fee. Free lifetime technical support. 1 year warranty. ***

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