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Monoprice HR-5C

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by Allanmarcus, Oct 18, 2018.
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  1. Allanmarcus
  2. Lurk650
    Brainwavz called...they want their HM5 back
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  3. Hifiearspeakers
    You’re right! It looks exactly like it! Monoprice is not even trying to hide that fact.
  4. Beagle
    Looks like the Lindy...and the Fischer...and
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  5. Allanmarcus
    wow, they do look like HM5 clones. Alternatively, they are rebadged version, or brainwavz OEM versions.
  6. Lurk650
    Yeah, its like KZ and their Campfire shells lol

    If you look at the Brainwavz HM100 thread people pointed out the Chinese OEM of the housing for sale
  7. Cruelhand Luke
    Who cares? It's yet another Yoga CD880 clone...Brainwavz isn't the owner of this design. Off the top of my head there are versions by: Fisher, NVX, Brainwavz, Spadger and...I know there are at least 2 more I'm not remembering.
    So, just looking at it on the website: it's the least expensive of the clones, it comes with only one cable (most come with two sets) a carrying case and two sets of pads. It's sold from Monoprice directly so you have a certain level of customer service/support backing it. It's a well known, tried and true design. They sound good in stock form if not a little bit analytical and anodyne. There are lots of mods out there for them, they are a very tuneable headphone, totally worth $70...especially considering Monoprice has sales and coupons quite often...you will have a chance to get them for 20% less within the next year I would bet, so now we are talking about a $50 headphone...
    Seems like a good deal...I'm not sure what the problem is y'all?
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  8. Allanmarcus

    They are DSP tuned at the factory!

    [whatever that means]
  9. trellus
    Yup, and Monoprice have an open version, too, which I essentially already own since I have one of the rebadged open clones, the AIZER AZ-700-B. Pretty darn decent, too.
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  10. Cruelhand Luke
    Aizer!! I knew there were more. I was going to say something about that open backed version, the HR-5. That's the one I am keeping an eye on. I liked the closed version, but I think I'd like the open version better...they will drop to $50 or lower and I will grab a set then.
  11. Cruelhand Luke
    I should also mention, their claim that they can be worn for hours without any fatigue is absolutely true. These are easily the most comfortable over ears I have ever worn. EQ in a little bit more bass, or upgrade to pads that increase bass and soundstage (there are literally a dozen options out there) and you have really enjoyable movie headphones.
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  12. Lurk650
    I said BW bc it's the most popular model and I don't know the other models lol
  13. Cruelhand Luke
    It's cool...I used to think Brainwavz was the OG, they have the best marketing by far.
    I have to question their value proposition versus the Monoprice.
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  14. Roderick
    there is also studiospares ,reloop, some Indian version and digitech. Digitech were dirt cheap on jaycar UK. I think 28£ at lowest.
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  15. Dawnrazor
    Just got a pair of the HR-5 opens. Dude these cans rock right out of the box, at least running balanced. Pretty amazing and damn I bet modded they are off the hook.
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