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Based on the M1060, the M565C features a 66mm planar driver, earpads made of faux leather and a padded headband.

Monolith M565C Closed Back Planar Headphones

Rating:
5/5,
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    • Model: 29514
    • Style: Closed
    • Transducer Type: Planar magnetic
    • Magnetic Structure Asymmetry: Asymmetry push-pull neodymium
    • Magnet Type: High grade N50 neodymium
    • Driver Size: 66 mm
    • Maximum Power Handling: 2 Watts (for 200 ms)
    • Maximum SPL: >120 dB
    • Frequency Response: 10 Hz ~ 50 kHz
    • Total Harmonic Distortion: Less than 1% at 1 mW; 1 kHz
    • Impedance: 18 Ohms
    • Efficiency: 96 dB / 1 mW
    • Optimal Power Requirement: 1 Watt
    • Weight: 13.7 oz. (389 g)

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Recent Reviews

  1. Loneract
    Best closed cans under $300?
    Written by Loneract
    Published Mar 30, 2019
    5.0/5,
    Pros - Sound, isolation, build quality, relatively easy to power.
    Cons - Smallish earholes, boosted upper mids sound good to me but might not be to everyone's taste.
    Finally caved and bought these under-the-radar closed planars. I'm impressed! Can be found for around $200.

    Good isolation, perfect for in my office cube. They blow away my other closed cans (ATH-M50X, Senn Momentum). Pretty similar to my Mayflower modded T20RP, but a high-mid boost reveals more detail. The planar sound is like a closed HE-400i, which I love. Better subbass, maybe less delicate and airy than the HE-400i, but very good overall.

    Solidly built. The earholes are small - - think first gen Momentum over-ears. Fit me fine (big head, little ears), but ymmv. The headband hits right at the top of my head, which I don't like, but at least it's softer than the padded-on-wrong-side ATH-M50X. The pleather earpads get hot, but they are replaceable with that short velcro/command strip type stuff holding them on. The overall fit and finish is very nice with nice looking wood and a strong metal frame.

    The cable is soft cloth, which I prefer to the hard plastic HE-400i cable. Zero microphonics. Each cup has a tight jack, no problem there and easy to go balanced if needed.

    Powers almost loud from iPhone X, making these more efficient than HE-400i. JDS Atom makes them sing and seems to bring the bass out a bit, which tames the 1K boost.

    These Monoprice m565c cans got "best everyday audiophile headphones" on Wirecutter, by the way! They also recommend Campfire, Final Audio, and Hifiman, to give you an idea of their tastes.

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