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post #31 of 94
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Originally Posted by nihontoman View Post

these have quite a bit of impedance in them. And I'm not sure they were being fed from a correct source. something tells me that's the reason people can't hear the highs...

These absolutely benefit from a headphone amp, that's for sure. The volume is quite a bit lower in wired mode on my Nexus, just like any other high ohm drivers. Bluetooth modes is much louder, and sounds really good actually. Highs are starting to open up after a few hours too. Still needs a pink noise break in for me.
post #32 of 94
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post


These absolutely benefit from a headphone amp, that's for sure. The volume is quite a bit lower in wired mode on my Nexus, just like any other high ohm drivers. Bluetooth modes is much louder, and sounds really good actually. Highs are starting to open up after a few hours too. Still needs a pink noise break in for me.

what amplifier do you use with these? or do you mean the onboard one when it Is in Bluetooth mode?

post #33 of 94
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Originally Posted by nihontoman View Post

what amplifier do you use with these? or do you mean the onboard one when it Is in Bluetooth mode?

I use one of the JDS labs CMOY amps. It sounds much better amped in wired mode, compared to directly into my nexus 4. The added gain opens it up.

There has to be some sort of amp built in while in bluetooth mode though, because it can get very loud before distortion kicks in.

These things would absolutely rock with aptx. I love being able to change tracks in Foobar from across the room.
post #34 of 94
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post


I use one of the JDS labs CMOY amps. It sounds much better amped in wired mode, compared to directly into my nexus 4. The added gain opens it up.

There has to be some sort of amp built in while in bluetooth mode though, because it can get very loud before distortion kicks in.

These things would absolutely rock with aptx. I love being able to change tracks in Foobar from across the room.

hmm, could you please do a little review? :)

post #35 of 94
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Originally Posted by nihontoman View Post

hmm, could you please do a little review? :)

This was mine:

 

Best Bluetooth Headset I've heard
ico_comment.gif Pros: Excellent, crisp sound quality with lots of clean bass
Inexpensive
A2DP / AVRCP
20m distance, no drop outs
LOUD while using Bluetooth on any device 

Cons: May need a headphone amp for smartphone use wired
Bluetooth audio quality very good, but not as good as wired.
Not 4.0 or aptx
Missing Microphone cable from set. Seems like all of them are. 

These are the best bluetooth headphones I've heard, by far. They offer excellent sound quality just like the 8323 monsters sold by Monoprice.

Running wired to my Nexus 4 provided the best sound quality compared to bluetooth, but the volume was a bit lower. A good headphone amp would solve this. The same music off of Bluetooth on the Nexus 4 was incredibly loud, but not as crisp overall.

I've run these for less than an hour, and it seems the highs could use a boost. I will reserve judgement on this until after a solid pink noise break in.

These are Monoprice branded Bluedio R headphones. The R+ version just came out with Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and aptx support, which are HUGE upgrades. I want Monoprice to sell that version ASAP!   

 

Adding to this, the bass is very prominent and clean. The mids are also very prominent, but I prefer them a tiny bit more laid back. Highs are laid back. They seem flat in frequency response to me (good), but those wishing for extra sizzle on cymbals and such may need to bump up some EQ a bit. I could be wrong, because they aren't fully broken in yet.

post #36 of 94
Thanks for the review bhazard.

Would you say it is worth the exta 50$ in sound quality? (Compared to the 8323)

I am asking pure sound quality. Nothing about the Bluetooth added feature.
post #37 of 94
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Originally Posted by HardTraxX View Post

Thanks for the review bhazard.

Would you say it is worth the exta 50$ in sound quality? (Compared to the 8323)

I am asking pure sound quality. Nothing about the Bluetooth added feature.

I've been a/b testing them, which is easy due to the swappable cords between each. These new ones have more bass and less distortion. They remind me very much of my old V-moda crossfade lps. The 8323s sound like they have more highs and mid highs, but it tends to sound distorted. The new ones are much easier to listen to, and less ear piercing.

I preferred the sound out of the new ones over the 8323 through a headphone amp. The 8323 doesn't need an amp, these do, to get the best, proper sound out of them, unless you are using Bluetooth.

Totally worth the $$. Better than the 8323 in every way.

I like these so much, I placed an order overseas for the bluedio R+.
post #38 of 94
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post


I've been a/b testing them, which is easy due to the swappable cords between each. These new ones have more bass and less distortion. They remind me very much of my old V-moda crossfade lps. The 8323s sound like they have more highs and mid highs, but it tends to sound distorted. The new ones are much easier to listen to, and less ear piercing.

I preferred the sound out of the new ones over the 8323 through a headphone amp. The 8323 doesn't need an amp, these do, to get the best, proper sound out of them, unless you are using Bluetooth.

Totally worth the $$. Better than the 8323 in every way.

I like these so much, I placed an order overseas for the bluedio R+.

that's good to hear. how's the build quality on these?

post #39 of 94
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Originally Posted by nihontoman View Post

that's good to hear. how's the build quality on these?

Pretty good actually. They feel like a quality headset.

post #40 of 94

Can someone expain how monoprice works and how they sell in America. I imagine they have their own branded versions of existing products from OEMs but do they sell them in retail stores? Are they online only? Are they well regarded?

post #41 of 94

They sell online only, as far as I know.  They sell their own branded products.  The products are almost all made in Asia.  Some appear to be custom made but many others are already on the market under other names.  They are generally well regarded in terms of performance relative to price - that is, they are a "bang for the buck" retailer and not a top of the line, high end source.  They tend to deliver promptly and reliably.  My couple of experiences with customer service when there were problems with the products suggest to me that they do not provide top notch customer support.  Everything has pluses and minuses, but in the world of good performance relative to low price Monoprice probably is near the top of the heap.

 

Les

post #42 of 94
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Originally Posted by TenMoonsNorth View Post

Can someone expain how monoprice works and how they sell in America. I imagine they have their own branded versions of existing products from OEMs but do they sell them in retail stores? Are they online only? Are they well regarded?

Monoprice has does nothing different that what most of there companies are doing, ALL of this stuff comes from china so in actuality, monoprice isn't ripping off anyone, they are just not advertising and passing the savings onto you. There have been MANY shootouts between cables, speakers, and now headphones. If you can deal with the cool factor then feel safe in purchasing any of their products. I mean where else can you find wall mounts for plasmas for 25 bucks? NOWHERE!!!  

 

LONG LIVE MONOPRICE!!!

post #43 of 94
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post


I've been a/b testing them, which is easy due to the swappable cords between each. These new ones have more bass and less distortion. They remind me very much of my old V-moda crossfade lps. The 8323s sound like they have more highs and mid highs, but it tends to sound distorted. The new ones are much easier to listen to, and less ear piercing.

I preferred the sound out of the new ones over the 8323 through a headphone amp. The 8323 doesn't need an amp, these do, to get the best, proper sound out of them, unless you are using Bluetooth.

Totally worth the $$. Better than the 8323 in every way.

I like these so much, I placed an order overseas for the bluedio R+.

 

Thanks bhazard for your review. After reading, I am pretty interested in getting these.

 

Could you comment on the fit and comfort? How are the earpads? How much does the headband extend/adjust? Since I have a bigger head, I found the 8323 headband pressing on top of my head after wearing for some time. Do you get any audio cable from Monoprice with the headphones? All comments on their site seemed to complain about the missing cables.

 

On the other hand, where did you order the R+ from?


Edited by RTacu - 7/18/13 at 10:23am
post #44 of 94
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Originally Posted by RTacu View Post

 

Thanks bhazard for your review. After reading, I am pretty interested in getting these.

 

Could you comment on the fit and comfort? How are the earpads? How much does the headband extend/adjust? Since I have a bigger head, I found the 8323 headband pressing on top of my head after wearing for some time. Do you get any audio cable from Monoprice with the headphones? All comments on their site seemed to complain about the missing cables.

 

On the other hand, where did you order the R+ from?

 

It looks like a Beats headphone, feels, and adjusts like one.

 

The package says it comes with a microphone cable, but it does not. Apparently, the mic is already built into the headphones. Haven't tested that yet to confirm. It does come with a charging cable and a 3.5 cable.

 

The R+ can be bought from Bluedio themselves, or other overseas stores for $199. I took a chance on this site below, as they accepted paypal, and have the lowest price on the web. There is a coupon code for $10 off that works found on the homepage too.

 

The R+ literally just came out it seems.

 

http://amtify.com/Bluedio-Revolution-R-Wireless-HD-stereo-Bluetooth-headset-CPA280509DBH.htm?categoryId=-1

 

I already have a HK post tracking number, so it seems legit.

post #45 of 94
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post

 

It looks like a Beats headphone, feels, and adjusts like one.

 

 

sorry for my ignorance, but I don't really know how the beets feel like (I've had the one with round cups for about 5 minutes on my head), so could you please tell a bit more how these "feel and adjust like beats"? :D

 

 

oh and another question - do you have fiio e5/e6? how do these pair up with the headphones?

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