I am quite confused over which phone to buy after reading so many reviews; thats why I am posting a thread here. Joker had stated that Monoprice 8320 was the bang for the buck but currently my local store is short of supply for the model. So should I wait for the monoprice? Also, when compared to the monoprice do the other headphones espically the jvc marshmallow and the soundmagic es18 stand anywhere? I am in search for a phone that sounds clear in the mids as well as has good lows and highs. Not much of a bass fan though but neither do I want to neglect it. Please share your views?
Based on the reviews on the internet, I don't see anyone going wrong with any of the mentioned earbuds.
The Monoprices are certainly good for their price, but the price is very limiting. I can only recommend you them if you want to spend less than $10 (+shipping) on headphones, and have ears that will accept just about anything. I think the JVC Marshmallows use foam tips as a default? And the Phillips are quite small. Either of the two will probably fit better than the large Monoprices.
As for the sound, the Monoprices aren't too bad. If you aren't necessarily a bass person, the sound of the Monoprices probably won't offend you. Intelligibility is closer to the $20+ zone, I think. But really, that's not a huge milestone, either.
In the end, I can't confidently recommend you the Monoprices unless you can buy them in retail or are ordering cables from Monoprice. Even then, you need to have the ears for them, if you will. If you need music flowing into your ears ASAP, I doubt the other in ears would hurt. Just my two cents.