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post #11821 of 32905
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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post

Monoprice has some new full-sized headphones, #10243 and #10244.  It says "compare at $135"  Anyone going to try them?  I wonder if they are some other phones re-branded.

 

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10823&cs_id=1082302&p_id=10243&seq=1&format=2

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10823&cs_id=1082302&p_id=10244&seq=1&format=2

 

"These headphones use a single 50mm woofer and three 13mm tweeters in each earpiece"

 

Funky

post #11822 of 32905
Very intriguing.
post #11823 of 32905
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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post

Monoprice has some new full-sized headphones for $54, #10243 and #10244.  It says "compare at $135"  Anyone going to try them?  I wonder if they are some other phones re-branded.

 

Additional Info: (Click to show)

 

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10823&cs_id=1082302&p_id=10243&seq=1&format=2

 

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10823&cs_id=1082302&p_id=10244&seq=1&format=2

 

Get long-term comfort and superior sound quality with these Premium Hi-Fi Over-The-Ear Headphones from Monoprice!

These headphones use a single 50mm woofer and three 13mm tweeters in each earpiece to deliver superb sound quality across the entire musical spectrum. They feature a frequency response range of 20Hz to 20KHz and a 114dB sensitivity, so you will hear every note with clarity and as much volume as you can handle. They also have angle-adjustable earpads and an adjustable headband for maximum long-term comfort.

A cable with an inline microphone and a basic single-button control module, which allows you to control music playback and answer phone calls, is included. A PC adapter cable is also included for voice communications online. Whether you're taking an important business call or enjoying your favorite music, this headset has what you need!

 

 

I've been looking at these since they listed a few months back. They were originally supposed to release on the 4th of July, but it got pushed back.

 

I'm still debating pioneering one. Monoprice has a great return policy, so there wouldn't be any issues if it wasn't my cup of tea. My only real hangup is actually wanting to keep them as it would set me back $50 towards my customs I'm currently saving for.

 

Stupid curiosity!

post #11824 of 32905
Thread Starter 

Ok. So I am finished with some school stuff and now I get to relax. Take a look at what is happening. Jvc stuff as long as it sounds good might be worth a gamble. I bet the bass is really good on them. If it has some decent clean sound. who knows. These MP cans are interesting too..It seems like the audio stuff is getting more ambitious and bolder in the sound front,looks front for the cash. So that is only a good thing there are new stuff like this out. I have to admit I am tempted to try both..


Edited by Dsnuts - 7/11/13 at 3:04pm
post #11825 of 32905

hmm, Over ear cans (which I don't have, except for some sony mdr xd200), with one 50mm and three (this gotta be first) 13mm drivers for about 50$? also, detachable cables and quite good styling? I'm in. this is It. I was almost itching for some new audio gear and this might just quell my desires...
where should I order? :D
 

post #11826 of 32905
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Originally Posted by Gee Simpson View Post

Ok so now I have enough funds to make my purchase it really comes down to the CKS1000 or the Fidelio S2, possibly the RE-400 for my next upgrade in audio (from CKN 70's).

I'm really not sure which one to go for though, anyone have any input?

Help? frown.gif
Edited by Gee Simpson - 7/11/13 at 3:56pm
post #11827 of 32905
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Ok. So I am finished with some school stuff and now I get to relax. Take a look at what is happening. Jvc stuff as long as it sounds good might be worth a gamble. I bet the bass is really good on them. If it has some decent clean sound. who knows. These MP cans are interesting too..It seems like the audio stuff is getting more ambitious and bolder in the sound front,looks front for the cash. So that is only a good thing there are new stuff like this out. I have to admit I am tempted to try both..

 

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Originally Posted by nihontoman View Post

hmm, Over ear cans (which I don't have, except for some sony mdr xd200), with one 50mm and three (this gotta be first) 13mm drivers for about 50$? also, detachable cables and quite good styling? I'm in. this is It. I was almost itching for some new audio gear and this might just quell my desires...
where should I order? :D
 

Those MP phones are very tempting. Hopefully when my AD900X arrives in the next couple hours I'll forget all about em... ph34r.gif

 

Wow, I don't know how these CKN70s don't get more love. They sound SO GOOD!!

post #11828 of 32905
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Originally Posted by 7S Cameron View Post

 

Those MP phones are very tempting. Hopefully when my AD900X arrives in the next couple hours I'll forget all about em... ph34r.gif

 

Wow, I don't know how these CKN70s don't get more love. They sound SO GOOD!!


Just keep in mind they do not sound anything like how they sound of the box.. It takes some time with them. 200hours is what I recommend on those. I just kept my pair burning for a while. And enjoying them. Tis what your looking for. I like that they have a different sound to the X1s. Vocal trance using the AD900X is bliss.


Edited by Dsnuts - 7/11/13 at 4:06pm
post #11829 of 32905
I have to admit the mid bass punch of the bassos are quite addicting
post #11830 of 32905
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Originally Posted by Gee Simpson View Post

Help? frown.gif

Those are all quite different iems. What are you looking for?
post #11831 of 32905

What are the best detachable IEMs for pretty cheap?

post #11832 of 32905
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Originally Posted by TekeRugburn View Post

Those are all quite different iems. What are you looking for?

Well I like the CKN70's sound sig so practically a bigger, bolder more detailed version of them with extra bass.
Edited by Gee Simpson - 7/11/13 at 4:31pm
post #11833 of 32905
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Originally Posted by 7S Cameron View Post

What are the best detachable IEMs for pretty cheap?

Why it's of course the Corecool V2s that i am selling. hoho

 

 

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Originally Posted by Gee Simpson View Post


Well I like the CKN70's sound sig so practically a bigger, bolder more detailed version of them with extra bass.

Gee man, i think you will love the ATH CKS1000s. The S2 and the RE400s might be too audiophile/ overly mature for your liking.  Plus you want something that can take a good beating and will last, i don't think the RE400s will cut it and the Philips S2s are semi open, hence it is less versatile than the close back iems.

 

@Teke

 

Looks like you are slowly becoming a Totalphile, i am proud of you my son. You getting any driver flex on those bassos???

Anywho glad you are diggin' these "FOTM"s as well. wink.gif

post #11834 of 32905
Thread Starter 

I think for you Gee. Try out the CKS1000.. Give them a good burn and let them take you to a new level.. The S2 is less colored but is awesomely refined set of dynamics.. But I think you being a AT fan you haven't heard this AT sound yet. It is a window into the higher end part of AT sound. They sound amazing.. It is better at smoothing out rougher recordings vs the S2. More neutral with solid quality bass and a nice balanced sound great extension and energy or very deep layered smooth wide stage CKS1000. Once properly burned in sounds too good not to have in your collection. I think either way is fine but my gut feeling is your gonna love the CKS1000.. It is the safer one to go with if you like your AT sound.. Go with the force.. Or you could flip a coin. Lol.

post #11835 of 32905

ok, so there is a mini review on monoprice quad driver (sounds good right? ) headphones. basically they were tested straight out of the MacBook Headphone out and the reviewer said they don't have as mush high end as the monoprice IEMs have.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

just received my 10243s today (white version of the 10244s). This is the review I just sent to Monoprice.

 

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I was eagerly anticipating these headphones, after hearing about them at NAMM with the cool guys in the Monoprice booth. Let me preface this by saying I've been a huge fan of Monoprice, especially their 8323 headphones. I've bought at least 10 pair for my studio and friends, and for the price, I've given them as stocking stuffers to family.
 
The packaging of these headphones is pretty nice, and gave the impression of a quality product. There's a nice vinyl pouch that includes three different pairs of cables. (Thank you so much, Monoprice, for including replaceable cables! I don't know how many pair of headphones I've ruined by stepping on the cable, and shorting out the connection!)
 
I plugged these headphones in and started listening to a variety of music. Since my computer audio interface is not currently here, I had to plug directly into my Mac — I know, not a great source, but it's what I've got to work with currently.
 
I intentionally A/B'd these with a pair of my 8323s. I started with the 8323s, listening to a familiar track. and then switched over to the new 10244s. My initial reaction was a bit disappointing. These seemed muddy, or better yet, tubby, compared to the 8323s. The highs are not nearly as crisp as in the 8323s. Which got me to wondering, are the 8323s simply hyped in the upper end? I then switched to some piano jazz (Chick Corea Expressions), and started critically listening. 
 
The 10244s for my money have some amazing imaging. Listening to these, I felt as if I were sitting right in front of the piano. And these headphones definitely have low end, without getting loose or boomy. Nice and tight. After listening for about 15 minutes, I switched back to my 8323s. Now these sounded a bit tinny and artificially high. Hmmm. Are my ears simply playing tricks on me? 
 
I then downloaded some HD (192Khz/24 bit) aiff files, to see if perhaps a better resolution file would give better results. I listened to The Yellowjackets "Madrugada", in 24 bit, and my overall impression was a bit more favorable regarding the 10244s. Still, when I A/B them with my 8323s, the ride cymbal and hi hat "sizzles" quite nicely with the 8323s. The upper end is much more of a 'warm' sound while listening to the 10244s. 
 
With the exception of the upper high end, the 10244s sound pretty accurate. Listening to some tracks from "Thriller" in 24bit is quite a revelation. The bass is super tight, the imaging accurate, and MJs vocals sit nicely in the mix. Everything feels in place. When I listen to the same tracks through the 8323s, the overall mix doesn't have the same 'beef' to it, although the upper highs are definitely more present.
 
I've found that if I add about 2 dB at 8k, I can get the feeling of the high end I'm normally missing. So either my (52 year old) ears have lost too much high end, I've just gotten used to a hyped upper, or these 10244s are missing a bit in the upper high end. I find this a bit strange, given that these headphones have 3 high end drivers per side, as opposed to just 1 in the 8323s. 
 
Initially I was ready to return these headphones, but the more I listen, the more I get used to them. They are very comfortable to wear, and I think that one won't experience ear fatigue nearly as quickly as with other headphones. I'll keep them, keep listening, and keep my mind open.  

 

 

 

here's the link to the thread:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/671971/new-monoprice-premium-headphones-10243-10244-10245-10246

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