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Originally Posted by Hexidecimal View Post

Having used these several times this week I can't say I'm a huge fan of them either. They're fine headphones I suppose but to be honest I think I'd rather listen to my SkullCandy Hesh cans. They're bassy, and more comfortable. I really don't like how small the cans on these are, but the pad on the headband is really comfy. If this is actually what M50s sound like, I am so glad I ended up with HFi-580s.


M50 don't sound anything like the Kicker/Monoprice. Saying they're an M50 killer or whatever it just nonsense. It's ok if people prefer them over the M50 due to have a better signature for them.

First the ZX700 was the M50 killer, then the HP541..what next? normal_smile%20.gif

 

The Kicker HP541 didn't do anything better than the M50. Just had a ton more bass.Sure..it had forward mids until you heard any kind of bass to go and ruin it..

 

IMO the M50 is an ALMOST bass heavy studio monitor..the Monoprice headphone makes them look almost very well balanced in comparison..and they almost are...

 

Now, I'm no hater. I can understand people loving this. I'm sure lots of people dislike my favorites too. I did get the HP541 to sound decent with some mods and new pads. Even an EQ didn't seem to solve my issues with them. I just don't like it's signature, that's all.

 

 


Edited by tdockweiler - 9/10/11 at 9:11pm
post #107 of 273

Well, at last I could test mine and I'm actually a bit surprised by the sound they produce (for the price).

It actually kind of resembles my 440s but a lot warmer/bassier and a bit recessed mids.

Don't like the cans per se though. They feel uncomfortable (by a bit) on my ears.

But the headband is Ok and the fit above the head is tight.

 

I'll keep these on my workstation so that I don't have to keep on disconnecting my main headphones from

my MP3 player to the work laptop everytime I want to listen to a video or something someone sends me! :-p

post #108 of 273

Wow you really think they resemble the 440s? I didn't get the clarity on the highs or mids on mine (thoroughly burned in) that I do out of my 440s. That's the weird thing about sound, it's so preferential. Anyone who is enjoying them more power to you, but they certainly won't be my new primary set.
 

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Well, at last I could test mine and I'm actually a bit surprised by the sound they produce (for the price).

It actually kind of resembles my 440s but a lot warmer/bassier and a bit recessed mids.

Don't like the cans per se though. They feel uncomfortable (by a bit) on my ears.

But the headband is Ok and the fit above the head is tight.

 

I'll keep these on my workstation so that I don't have to keep on disconnecting my main headphones from

my MP3 player to the work laptop everytime I want to listen to a video or something someone sends me! :-p



 

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Have you tried to EQ them? The sound really clears up somewhat when you EQ down the bass a ton. I did this to my XB500 and it's amazing how much better those are than without an EQ. An EQ seemed to do less for the Monoprice than for the XB500 though.

 

I think the muffled sound (loss of clarity) is only caused by the excessive mid-bass. They CAN sound quite clear with mods and lots of EQing. In the end it still wasn't good enough. I probably spent like 8 hours playing with them.

 

Burn-in also didn't do a thing for my pair.

 

Second biggest effect on the sound clarity for me was replacing the pads. It clears up a bit with better pads that have more room inside them.

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Originally Posted by Hexidecimal View Post

Wow you really think they resemble the 440s? I didn't get the clarity on the highs or mids on mine (thoroughly burned in) that I do out of my 440s. That's the weird thing about sound, it's so preferential. Anyone who is enjoying them more power to you, but they certainly won't be my new primary set.
 



 



 

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Originally Posted by Hexidecimal View Post

Wow you really think they resemble the 440s? I didn't get the clarity on the highs or mids on mine (thoroughly burned in) that I do out of my 440s. That's the weird thing about sound, it's so preferential. Anyone who is enjoying them more power to you, but they certainly won't be my new primary set.
 



 


Yep, you don't get similar clarity due to the lower-end being more prominent than on the Shure's.

But I kind of enjoy them.

Of course, between the two of them I would still pick my 440s, but for $20-odd bucks I can leave this

in the office lying around without worries.!

 

post #111 of 273
Thread Starter 
If you EQ the bass down on the MP cans, sound quality in the mids in highs increases a noticeable amount.
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I actually have them hooked now to my JDSLabs Cmoy and noticed a bit of extension on the highs and vocals stand out even

a little bit more. I don't like messing with EQ much on my MP3 players but I don't think it's bad that it's a necessity! ;-)

 

So far so good.

Setup now at work is:

 

Shure 940s --> JDSLabs Cmoy --> Archos 7

Monoprice cans --> Direct headphone out from laptop

 

No more changing connections. lol :-p

post #113 of 273
I plan to order these for my 2 year old son, we will be going on a long plane ride in the near future. Currently own HA-RX 700 and ATH-M50. Will be interesting to see how it compares.

Daniel
Edited by dachness - 9/13/11 at 1:42pm
post #114 of 273
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I plan to order these for my 2 year old son, we will be going on a long plane ride in the near future. Currently own HA-R 700 and ATH-M50. Will be interesting to see how it compares.

Daniel

lol, I think these would be to big for a 2 year old.
post #115 of 273

Hey what you talking about.. It is never too early to start them up right. haha..

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lol, I think these would be to big for a 2 year old.


We will see bigsmile_face.gif.

 

Here is a picture of him almost a year ago wearing JVC HA-RX700s enjoying a Danimals yogurt. 

JVC HA-RX700

 

post #117 of 273

Thats what I'm talking about.

post #118 of 273

Placed the order for the Hi-Fi DJ headphones, also purchased the 3ft interconnect. We will see if it fits the headphone jack. http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021802&p_id=5576&seq=1&format=2

post #119 of 273

Any one be able to measure the dimensions for the Head phone decals? My son likes dinosaurs. Would like to get some custom t-rex stickers for his phones. Considering the following:

 

T-Rex Through Wallt-rex.jpg

post #120 of 273

Mine arrived yesterday. I let them burn in for about 15 hours. I started listening to some of my 320kpbs and enjoyed them, I did a little ABX'ing and was doing well. I took them to class and my friend wanted to listen. He payed my $35 on the spot. Now I'm going to buy another pair later on tonight. I think these are great, ESPECIALLY for their price. I can't wait to have $300+ to spend on some REAL cans.

 

Thank you, Head-Fi.

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