Monoprice Electrostatic Headphone
Jun 27, 2020 at 12:37 AM Post #121 of 137

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Oh, bummer. Might be a DIY repair if you're handy. Wonky charging port probably just needs the USB connector resoldered, tho it might just be the cable (have you tried a different one?). Static in one ear could be the amp or the headphone. You'd almost need to have another to swap out to be sure. A less honest person than yourself might actually buy a new one, and then "accidentally" return the old one under their 30-day return policy. Don't do that, tho. But that would be a way to "borrow" a new set for troubleshooting purposes.
 
Jun 27, 2020 at 1:46 AM Post #122 of 137

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The thought crossed my mind. The repair would be a huge pain for me. Being legally blind, I don't have very much usable vision left. And even before then my soldering skills were bad lol. Although from the same ebay seller I managed to snag a pair of m1060 for 85 with no cables or pads. I had old pads and 15 dollars in cables later bam! Working m1060. I have the bookmark for another forum where they have a teardown of the amp. I'll see if a friend of mine can fix it.
 
Jul 20, 2020 at 5:07 PM Post #123 of 137

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FYI Back on sale at $249
 
Jul 21, 2020 at 2:04 PM Post #125 of 137

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Jul 21, 2020 at 2:05 PM Post #126 of 137

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I feel that $250 is fair when compared to the Drop Koss ESP9xx. If the Koss was back up to it's normal street price of $799, then $400 would be a fair price for the Monoprice.
 
Jul 30, 2020 at 10:04 PM Post #128 of 137

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It appears that these are no longer available only open box ones.
 
Jul 31, 2020 at 12:21 AM Post #129 of 137

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Looks to be in-stock right now at 249.99
https://www.monoprice.com/product?c_id=304&cp_id=30405&cs_id=3040502&p_id=33455&seq=1&format=2
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Jul 31, 2020 at 1:20 PM Post #131 of 137

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Jul 31, 2020 at 3:32 PM Post #132 of 137

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Interesting. That would explain why you couldn't find it via searching or browsing. They probably de-indexed it before marking it "discontinued", and I caught it last night right in between the two actions. Oh well. I guess now I own a rare discontinued item - LOL!

Seriously, though, I'm glad I scored me a pair while they were available and cheap.
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Jul 31, 2020 at 8:03 PM Post #133 of 137

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Yes you are lucky to get a set. I am hoping that they will introduce an improved version, better bass and maybe they could fit it with a Stax plug. Improved amps, portable and desk top would be nice as well.
 
Aug 1, 2020 at 3:24 AM Post #135 of 137

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Does Electrostatics eventually break due to dust. Koss offer lifetime warranty on their product.
I doubt it's the same for Monoprice.
*properly designed* estats do not have issues with dust or humidity. Stax drivers for example are all fully sealed and are safe from environmental conditions as long as the dust covers (on the drivers themselves) are intact.Can't say what the monoprice estat is like. IIRC the koss estat is not sealed so it has dust problems.
 

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