Monoprice MHP-839

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Rebranded Kicker HP541, but these are $20 instead of $50.

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New Head-Fier
Pros: Inexpensive, good quality audio.
Cons: Have to buy upgrades to get performance.
These are also known as the monoprice 8323's.
I have these for nearly 2 years. I bought them a few months after my faithfull 8323's.
Pros - for the price they deliver the highest quality audio.
Cons - Uncomfortable stock, stupid cables.
I Bought the monoprice upgraded pads and cable and the sound is amazing, microphoning has gone down and the comfort level has gone way up.
Here is my youtube review. 

This is what they look like today.
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For the price you cant go wrong. 


New Head-Fier
Pros: Sound, feel, and look very similar to the M50, but with forward mids. Plus custom friendly cable
Cons: Some initial clampforce, may not be the most comfortable to some
I went straight out of the receiver with these and straight out of my clip+. A-B against my M50s. 

These Isolate extremely well,better than the M50 IMO, have great bass, clear forward mids and detailed highs. The Treble is slightly recessed, but the headphones aren't dark, I actually found them to be more neutral than the M50. Bass extension was great, not as boomy as the m50 which will be a plus for many I'm sure. The mids were very forward and clear, reminded me a lot of my FA003, which is another great headphone. Soundstage was pretty good for a closed can, sounded good with Jazz and electronic music, classical was its weak point but it was dynamic enough to still be enjoyable. Build quality is fantastic, especially for an all plastic headphone; these felt heavy and durable, plus they fold flat and compact just like the M50. 

Out of the Clip+ I found them to be a little veiled. They really need a bit of extra power to sound good, but nothing extreme, I'm sure a Fiio e9 or simply using your receiver (as in my case) is more than enough. 

Compared to other sub $50 headphones these are the best I've heard to date and are significantly better than the Pannasonic HTF600 (another solid budget contender) and would lead me to suggest these over the M50 in all Tight Budget situations. Great for college kids or apartment dwellers (the isolation is great). 

Overall I'd say these are bassy enough to satisfy most bassheads, yet neutral enough to invite the neutral crowd also on a budget. Really dynamic headphones, I implore other head-fi'ers to pick these up and try them out. They really are a solid little headphone. 



New Head-Fier
Pros: Price, Removable cord, Come's with two cords(one small, one studio sized), "DJ" style cups, Great Isolation factor
Cons: Top headband is a little too hard, the ear pad's don't breath at all.
For the price these are perfect headphones, all of the cons are very easy to over look at $20+ Shipping.
I think everyone should have a pair, even non audiophiles! They would make perfect back up or travel cans.
The fit is alright, the top of the headband is a little hard after long use and the ear pads don't breath very well.
The sound is pretty good! Rock, Jazz, Blues, Pop... They all sound great though these. They are also easy to drive, no amp is "needed" with them. My cell phone, Tablet, PC and Mp3 player all drive them with relative ease.
I don't regret getting these cheap bad boys for a second, you should get'em!


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