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Buckeyefan 1 02-06-2013 06:23 AM

Monoprice Premium Hi-Fi DJ Style Over-the-Ear Pro Headphone With Detachable Cord 8323 $19 AC Plus S/H
 
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Shipping is around $6. For $25, these are arguably the best sounding headphones you can buy at this price point. 4.5 to 5 star reviews everywhere. These are a big step up from the Sennheiser HD428's in sound quality.

10% Off Code CATALOG12 - Thanks BluGuy!
Code "incentive" may take 20% off, but you have to sign in to use it. Doesn't work for many, worked for some. YMMV. Thanks misuzue!

http://www.monoprice.com/products...1&format=2

Head-Fi Reveiws:
http://www.head-fi.org/products/m...p-839#wiki

Specifications
Model Number MEP-839
Driver Unit 50 mm
Impedance 40 ohms
Sensitivity 100 +/- 3 dB / 1mW (S.P. L at 1 k Hz)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Wire Length 3500 mm (11.4')

iconian 02-06-2013 06:23 AM

Monoprice MEP-839 DJ Style Over-The-Ear Headphones w/ Detachable Cable $16.70 + Shipping
 
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Monoprice has their MEP-839 DJ Style Over-The-Ear Headphones w/ Detachable Cable for $18.88 - 20% with coupon code incentive = $16.70. Shipping starts at $6.90 and may vary between zip codes and increases slightly for each additional pair. Thanks Buckeyefan 1 & others

Note, you must be signed-in for the coupon to work. If it still does not, you can use coupon code CATALOG12 for 12% off (one time use).

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ImaPuppy 02-06-2013 06:36 AM

Have a pair of 8323s and LOVE them. They are literally the same as these kicker hp541s (just debranded):

http://www.amazon.com/Kicker-HP54...B002VWJY7U

except they are about a quarter of the price.

Great deal, I highly recommend these.

Masterbasser 02-06-2013 06:41 AM

Isn't this the regular price on these?

jiannichan 02-06-2013 06:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Masterbasser (Post 57401328)
Isn't this the regular price on these?

It might not be regular price but these go on sale so often, this might as well be considered regular price.

misuzue 02-06-2013 07:04 AM

Code "incentive" takes 20% off

myadidas1981 02-06-2013 07:12 AM

Got these several months back for about the same price. The sound quality is really, really good, but they are pretty uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time (I use them at my desk at work all day long).

So, you sacrifice comfort for great sound. For $20, though, they probably can't be beat. I have seen a handful of user mods for increasing the comfort, like replacing the stock ear cups with foam ones and the padding under the headband. FWIW.

gbe 02-06-2013 07:42 AM

I hear great things about the comfort of the Sennheiser HD428, and the refurbs on ebay are still less than $30.... How bad are these Monoprice in terms of comfort, reviews make them seem pretty uncomfortable. I'd rather not spend extra on modding them. Also I have small ears... if that makes any difference. I will do some research on these two when I get home, just don't have the time right now.

Dominick_7 02-06-2013 08:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Masterbasser (Post 57401328)
Isn't this the regular price on these?


They're usually $23 before tax/shipping.

poetuan 02-06-2013 08:07 AM

I'll stick with the 428 for comfort. All I listen to is internet radio so sound quality isn't an issue

geronimorex 02-06-2013 08:13 AM

It all depends on what you'll be using these for... I haven't heard the Monoprice cans, but am familiar with headphones that are a notch or two up from the HD428's in terms of sound quality.

However, if you want to listen to something for hours and hours at a time, the HD428's are hard to beat ... for any (reasonable) price. Nicer headphones tend to weigh more than the HD428's, and that factors into comfort for long sessions... we recently needed to get another set of cans so that people in the house can practice the digital piano without disturbing everyone else... we went with another pair of the HD428's for the pure comfort factor, combined with above-average sound quality.

nJoy7 02-06-2013 08:34 AM

How is the bass on these? I'm a bass head on a budget... would anyone recommend these?

gbe 02-06-2013 08:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by geronimorex (Post 57403416)
It all depends on what you'll be using these for... I haven't heard the Monoprice cans, but am familiar with headphones that are a notch or two up from the HD428's in terms of sound quality.

However, if you want to listen to something for hours and hours at a time, the HD428's are hard to beat ... for any (reasonable) price. Nicer headphones tend to weigh more than the HD428's, and that factors into comfort for long sessions... we recently needed to get another set of cans so that people in the house can practice the digital piano without disturbing everyone else... we went with another pair of the HD428's for the pure comfort factor, combined with above-average sound quality.

Decisions decisions. Thanks for the insight! Comfort is a biggie for me. After owning the 8320 iems I know Monoprice is capable of great sound at a low price, but also know that comfort isn't very high on their priorities list (these iems are uncomfortable as heck). I'm just wondering if I would really be able to tell the difference, sound wise between the two headphones in question.. Time to look for some Senn hd 428 vs Monoprice 8323 comparisons!

nJoy7 02-06-2013 08:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by misuzue (Post 57401788)
Code "incentive" takes 20% off

I couldn't get it to work. Use "CATALOG12" to get 10% off -- I can confirm this works!

spydersdeals69 02-06-2013 08:45 AM

$23.55 for me after nearly $7 for shipping and 20% discount using "incentive" code.*

*You MUST sign in to get code to work.

morc258 02-06-2013 08:50 AM

Had these for over 2 months now. Sound is excellent on them. The comfort is becoming an issue for sessions over an hour long. The ear muffs have broke in and the padding squishes closer to the ear piece now. This allows my ear to come in contact with the hard surface in front of the speaker which gets old pretty quick. May have to look in to some alternate ear cushions. I did try some turtle beach high end velour ear cushions on the monoprice 8323's, but the bass was completely wiped out so I put the stocks back on.:mad:
I will add, that my ears are not large or misshaped, so someone with those attributes would be in for some pain.
Will probably get the sennheisers next time for comfort factor as long as the sound is equivalent or better than the 8323's.

Masterbasser 02-06-2013 08:52 AM

$11.41 shipping for me, and since my Gold Qty discount doesn't apply on these for some reason I'll have to pass, especially after getting burned after rave reviews on their store branded buds (which are horrible btw).

morc258 02-06-2013 08:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nJoy7 (Post 57404048)
How is the bass on these? I'm a bass head on a budget... would anyone recommend these?

Bass is decent but not pronounced. You can easily mod these for extra bass, and all it will cost is a little time. Google it.

3izz0 02-06-2013 08:58 AM

You can get them from Amazon also: http://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-M...B007SP2CO2

boosterjm 02-06-2013 09:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spydersdeals69 (Post 57404326)
$23.55 for me after nearly $7 for shipping and 20% discount using "incentive" code.*

*You MUST sign in to get code to work.

Is that really a good price, mine comes to 24.73?

KaufmanD 02-06-2013 09:15 AM

Signed in and "incentive" works. $4.18 discount - total with S&H: $24.43

Thanks and rep!

XtraCrispi 02-06-2013 09:29 AM

Do I neeeeeeeeeeeeed headphones? No. Do I want them because you guys say they sound awesome? Yes!

Damn it.

RochRx7 02-06-2013 09:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nJoy7 (Post 57404048)
How is the bass on these? I'm a bass head on a budget... would anyone recommend these?

Bassheads, no.

I don't know how the MP's would sound modded. But if you're looking for a cheap alternative (Sennheiser HD428 $27 on eBay) modded = basshead approved. I can't get them off my head sometimes. (edit: not because my head is big, but because the sound is F'n amazing)

If you're a basshead looking for more portable bass. Check out these in-ear monitors: JVC HA-FX101s.. I just got mine the other day for $5 ($15 at BB, but I had giftcards) And holy hell man.. these knock the socks off of anything Basshead-worthy under $50 (closed/open cans included)

DogAndPony 02-06-2013 09:54 AM

I need some comfortable ones. This looks good, but they are not comfortable. Too many bad reviews due to comfort level.

epicd2012 02-06-2013 10:28 AM

I'm logged in but incentive code doesn't work

code65536 02-06-2013 10:29 AM

I've been using these every day for several months (due to thin walls, I always use headphones), and regarding comfort, I didn't like them at first, but after about a week of use and "breaking in", it felt much better. I now regularly have these on for many hours at a time and they feel quite comfortable--I barely even notice them. I can't comment about the people who have reported discomfort; all I can say is that it hasn't been an issue for me at all (perhaps different head shapes/sizes make a difference? *shrugs*).

Captainpsp 02-06-2013 10:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Masterbasser (Post 57404494)
$11.41 shipping for me, and since my Gold Qty discount doesn't apply on these for some reason I'll have to pass, especially after getting burned after rave reviews on their store branded buds (which are horrible btw).

They are not like Amazon. They tightly control reviews. If you leave a negative feedback, most likely it wont get posted.

I bought one of their KVMs and they reduced cable length from 10' to 6'. Also they wanted me to return it on my dime. It took me 3 days to get my review posted and I was stub born and wasted a lot of time going back and forth with this customer service specialist.

Thats the day I realize not all reviews are created equal.

ph7 02-06-2013 10:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ImaPuppy (Post 57401250)
Have a pair of 8323s and LOVE them. They are literally the same as these kicker hp541s (just debranded):
.

Rebranded, or knocked off? Big difference.

ImaPuppy 02-06-2013 10:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ph7 (Post 57408002)
Rebranded, or knocked off? Big difference.

Rebranded. They are quite literally the exact same components without the mark-up.

I've listened to both, the 8323s are the real deal.

257209 02-06-2013 10:58 AM

I don't find these headphones uncomfortable. If there is anything I can complain about is the sweaty ears you get after wearing these for a while.

ph7 02-06-2013 11:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ImaPuppy (Post 57408020)
Rebranded. They are quite literally the exact same components without the mark-up.

I've listened to both, the 8323s are the real deal.

Not to call you out, but listening to both doesn't confirm the "exact same components". Did you open the cans up and compare the drivers? Or are you just repeating what you heard someone else claim?

BluGuy 02-06-2013 11:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Buckeyefan 1 (Post 57401080)
Shipping is around $6. For $27, these are arguably the best sounding headphones you can buy at this price point. 4.5 to 5 star reviews everywhere. These are a big step up from the Sennheiser HD428's in sound quality.

http://www.monoprice.com/products...1&format=2

Head-Fi Reveiws:
http://www.head-fi.org/products/m...p-839#wiki

Specifications
Model Number MEP-839
Driver Unit 50 mm
Impedance 40 ohms
Sensitivity 100 +/- 3 dB / 1mW (S.P. L at 1 k Hz)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Wire Length 3500 mm (11.4')

OP, you might want to update the price $18.79 after 12% Off Code CATALOG12

deserthawk 02-06-2013 11:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DogAndPony (Post 57406242)
I need some comfortable ones. This looks good, but they are not comfortable. Too many bad reviews due to comfort level.

I haven't tried the Senn 428's yet because so many have complained about the build quality and super thin cord. But I can verify that the Senn 201s, which are probably not as rich sounding, are very decent, much cheaper and comfy as hell. And I wear glasses,so that's a factor. If you put an alert on here for them, you might find them as cheap as $13 shipped (new, not refurbed).

DistantBells 02-06-2013 11:05 AM

ive had mine for a month now, love them. i find them comfortable. great deal for ~23$.

im not an audiophile by any means, but it sounds great. way better than the trash earbuds and budget headphones from black friday sales i had before.

Buckeyefan 1 02-06-2013 11:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BluGuy (Post 57408126)
OP, you might want to update the price $18.79 after 10% Off Code CATALOG12

Updated, and repped. Nice find.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ImaPuppy (Post 57401250)
Have a pair of 8323s and LOVE them. They are literally the same as these kicker hp541s (just debranded):
http://www.amazon.com/Kicker-HP54...B002VWJY7U
except they are about a quarter of the price.
Great deal, I highly recommend these.

I can confirm. You can't tell a difference.

Buckeyefan 1 02-06-2013 11:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gbeaguilar (Post 57402572)
I hear great things about the comfort of the Sennheiser HD428, and the refurbs on ebay are still less than $30.... How bad are these Monoprice in terms of comfort, reviews make them seem pretty uncomfortable. I'd rather not spend extra on modding them. Also I have small ears... if that makes any difference. I will do some research on these two when I get home, just don't have the time right now.

I put these on my son's head when he's playing Minecraft. He's 7 and they fit well, and he doesn't complain. So they'll fit my big head, or his small head. IMO they are only uncomfortable after hours of use. For several songs, or the treadmill/elliptical, they are great. My other 10yr old son prefers the HD428's due to comfort. I had the HD428's for about a year and loved them. When I bought the 8323's and put them on, I kept switching back and forth. Everything opens up. It's just a larger, better driver in the 8323. Bass isn't overdone, but it's much, much better than the HD428's. The highs are also more crisp, but not sibilant. You won't be disappointed in these for $25. Plus it has a detachable cord, which is nice. If the cord on the HD428 breaks, you're out of luck.

Cauthon 02-06-2013 12:01 PM

Incentive worked for me and I didnt need to sign in. Paid $24.24 after incentive code, tax 43 miles away so just a bit too far to opt for local pick up. Thumbs up and repped.

r0ge 02-06-2013 12:15 PM

They're pretty good for the price. Anyone looking for a different set of earpads, these [sweetwater.com] will work. As for headband comfort, I just keep the headphones fully extended at all times. It takes the pressure off the top of my head.

GoatSaver 02-06-2013 12:19 PM

Anyone with a big head have these? I have some Sennheiser HD202's that I can't use because they clamp down on my big head too hard, tried stretching them out with a basketball but that only helps for a couple minutes before they get too tight again.

The picture makes these look like they'd adjust more and clamp down less, can anyone confirm that for me?

J03 02-06-2013 12:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GoatSaver (Post 57410222)
Anyone with a big head have these? I have some Sennheiser HD202's that I can't use because they clamp down on my big head too hard, tried stretching them out with a basketball but that only helps for a couple minutes before they get too tight again.

The picture makes these look like they'd adjust more and clamp down less, can anyone confirm that for me?

Have you tried warming them up first with something like a hair dryer? Seen it done with sunglasses but no idea if it would work for headphones as well. The reason I ask is because I have a big head and never buy these types for fear they will compress too hard like plastic sunglasses do.

gbe 02-06-2013 12:51 PM

I have used Monoprice many times in the past, but I have NEVER seen the Overnite Shipping option from Norco. It is my cheapest option here in CA, but I have never heard of Norco... I think I will bite, hopefully it really is overnight shipping!

GoatSaver 02-06-2013 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by J03 (Post 57410450)
Have you tried warming them up first with something like a hair dryer? Seen it done with sunglasses but no idea if it would work for headphones as well. The reason I ask is because I have a big head and never buy these types for fear they will compress too hard like plastic sunglasses do.

I haven't, I should try that out.

ImaPuppy 02-06-2013 01:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ph7 (Post 57408094)
Not to call you out, but listening to both doesn't confirm the "exact same components". Did you open the cans up and compare the drivers? Or are you just repeating what you heard someone else claim?

They are the exact same. Head over to the head-fi forums if you want proof. Use the search function.

mrstangblb 02-06-2013 02:00 PM

I almost bought these things the other day... and I bought some JVC HA-RX500 headphones Friday locally. The JVCs aren't bad, but something's lacking. I'm going to try these out and see if they're better than the JVCs and I'll unload one of them on Craigslist or something.

Thanks for the post, OP!

joshua28 02-06-2013 03:09 PM

Incentive doesnt work.... :(

darkslide29 02-06-2013 03:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gbeaguilar (Post 57410986)
I have used Monoprice many times in the past, but I have NEVER seen the Overnite Shipping option from Norco. It is my cheapest option here in CA, but I have never heard of Norco... I think I will bite, hopefully it really is overnight shipping!

It really is over night, and when I did it, a guy in a friggin Honda Civic delivered it! No joke!! Lol.
I live in an apartment complex so they had a heck of a time getting inside, but it worked out fine... Just a bit strange.

Sent from Slickdeals App for iPhone & iPod Touch.

eibgrad 02-06-2013 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joshua28 (Post 57414324)
Incentive doesnt work.... :(

Worked for me.

Nate650 02-06-2013 03:34 PM

CNET article [cnet.com]

machmkv 02-06-2013 03:36 PM

Had these for awhile but never really used them. It's way too tight on my head making it really uncomfortable and the material used for the ear padding makes my ears really itchy. Also get odd rattling noise on the left side when there's high bass involved

fakesummon 02-06-2013 03:37 PM

thanks, but had to use the 10% off, incentive didn't work

wantnano 02-06-2013 03:54 PM

i have these and the bass is too weak for my liking

joshua28 02-06-2013 03:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wantnano (Post 57415218)
i have these and the bass is too weak for my liking

thanks. now i get to save money! not buying these anymore. lol.

ihsviks 02-06-2013 03:57 PM

Have owned these for close to 2 years now. Modded them from the head-fi thread. Bass is a bit more pronounced and soundstage comes forward slightly. Using the velour pads from Beyerdynamic. Yeah, the top becomes uncomfortable after an hour so of use. But you can purchase a headband from Amazon [amazon.com] for 12 bucks to help.

lazyfulness 02-06-2013 04:31 PM

Which is better, this or sennheiser HD 201?

icedamage 02-06-2013 04:33 PM

Bought these from a deal a while back. Sound is awesome but I almost gave them away because they were so uncomfortable. I ended up leaving these wrapped over my desktop and using a heat gun on the headband. After the heat gun treatment they are a lot more comfortable and I use them daily sometimes for hours with no aches or pain!

Buckeyefan 1 02-06-2013 04:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fakesummon (Post 57414878)
thanks, but had to use the 10% off, incentive didn't work

Were you signed in?

J03 02-06-2013 04:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GoatSaver (Post 57410222)
Anyone with a big head have these? I have some Sennheiser HD202's that I can't use because they clamp down on my big head too hard, tried stretching them out with a basketball but that only helps for a couple minutes before they get too tight again.

The picture makes these look like they'd adjust more and clamp down less, can anyone confirm that for me?

Quote:

Originally Posted by J03 (Post 57410450)
Have you tried warming them up first with something like a hair dryer? Seen it done with sunglasses but no idea if it would work for headphones as well. The reason I ask is because I have a big head and never buy these types for fear they will compress too hard like plastic sunglasses do.

Quote:

Originally Posted by GoatSaver (Post 57412104)
I haven't, I should try that out.

Quote:

Originally Posted by icedamage (Post 57415940)
Bought these from a deal a while back. Sound is awesome but I almost gave them away because they were so uncomfortable. I ended up leaving these wrapped over my desktop and using a heat gun on the headband. After the heat gun treatment they are a lot more comfortable and I use them daily sometimes for hours with no aches or pain!

FYI, sounds like the heat gun approach works...

SaneLemming 02-06-2013 04:53 PM

Ok, so I had these for about a year. The sound is really good for the money, and I didn't find them really uncomfortable. After a few hours sometimes the pad on the top would start to get to me but I'd just shift them and be good.

The problem is that almost a year exactly after I bought them the plastic ball joints that the ear-cups mound with shattered. Then I really looked at them close for the first time in months and noticed small fractures in the plastic around the outside of the headband too. I won't say that I babied them, but I wasn't hard on them at all.

fakesummon 02-06-2013 05:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Buckeyefan 1 (Post 57415948)
Were you signed in?

yes i was, and the original price was $20.88

RealD3Al 02-06-2013 05:46 PM

Saving 5$ is a front page slickdeal...

Hipster2010 02-06-2013 05:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joshua28 (Post 57415240)
thanks. now i get to save money! not buying these anymore. lol.

now go buy the Panasonic htf-600

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00...-1&pi=SL75

cypwrx 02-06-2013 05:57 PM

Would much rather use my 428's these are very uncomfortable on my head, and make your ears hot..

manofspade 02-06-2013 06:20 PM

didnt work
showing 20.88 and says We're sorry, the coupon you entered (CATALOG12) expired on 9/24/2012 and is no longer valid. Thank you for your understanding. [Coupon details] [Remove coupon]

xecutionkrk 02-06-2013 07:00 PM

lol shipping kills it ofcourse

Buckeyefan 1 02-06-2013 07:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by manofspade (Post 57417794)
didnt work
showing 20.88 and says We're sorry, the coupon you entered (CATALOG12) expired on 9/24/2012 and is no longer valid. Thank you for your understanding. [Coupon details] [Remove coupon]

Seemed hit or miss earlier. I updated the title.

djkurious 02-06-2013 07:20 PM

Repped!

jdramirez 02-06-2013 07:48 PM

I have these. Their a good value, but the one side adjustment doesn't stay put which is annoying. When the ears swivel, they squeak just a little... but that too is annoying.

lexluthor 02-06-2013 08:17 PM

Code incentive worked for me. $20.88 - $4.18 + $7.73 shipping = $24.43.

Already have a pair, but my daughter pretty much stole them from me, so this is great for a 2nd pair.

zwoo 02-06-2013 08:30 PM

I have these and dig 'em. I'd like to get a 3.5mm cable that has a built-in volume control but haven't been able to find one... does such a beast exist?

cobjones 02-06-2013 08:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zwoo (Post 57420146)
I have these and dig 'em. I'd like to get a 3.5mm cable that has a built-in volume control but haven't been able to find one... does such a beast exist?

EBay has a few.

MzTredecim 02-06-2013 09:10 PM

Price is up to $20.88 but the CATOLOG12 code worked. I was thinking about get a pair of ATH-M50s but these 832s are getting great reviews. I just got these and a recommended headband pad. Thanks!

gooneygoogoo 02-07-2013 12:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hipster2010 (Post 57417240)
now go buy the Panasonic htf-600

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00...-1&pi=SL75

I have both, and the Panasonics are stored in a box and I use the Monoprice all the time when I don't want expensive headphones on. Best headphone under $30, maybe even $40.
Sound great, love the short, removable cord (also comes with a long one). Perfect for an ipod in the pocket and not tripping on the cord (That's why the panasonics are in a shoebox)

Hipster2010 02-07-2013 12:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gooneygoogoo (Post 57423020)
I have both, and the Panasonics are stored in a box and I use the Monoprice all the time when I don't want expensive headphones on. Best headphone under $30, maybe even $40.
Sound great, love the short, removable cord (also comes with a long one). Perfect for an ipod in the pocket and not tripping on the cord (That's why the panasonics are in a shoebox)

He wanted bass. The Pannasonics excel in that area. With a couple simple mods they sound very good in general. I have owned both and currently own a pair of the Monoprice headphones which I bought strictly to mod and see what I could do with them. Both are very good budget headphones

SlvrDragon50 02-07-2013 01:37 AM

incentive worked for me. thanks!

deviousnaraku 02-07-2013 02:00 AM

Been looking all week for over ear headphones. Couldn't decide between these, Monoprice rebranded Kicker HP541, or the JVC HAS600. But since these are currently cheaper, might as well see how they are.

Catalog12 worked with final price being $26.50 (already used the incentive code back in December). Bad thing about buying a single item from Monoprice is that shipping always ruins the deal.

Quote:

Originally Posted by darkslide29 (Post 57414708)
It really is over night, and when I did it, a guy in a friggin Honda Civic delivered it! No joke!! Lol.
I live in an apartment complex so they had a heck of a time getting inside, but it worked out fine... Just a bit strange.

Sent from Slickdeals App for iPhone & iPod Touch.

Haha, Norco Overnite either has a van with their logo or they use their own personal cars. They even once delivered my package on a Sunday evening, a day before scheduled delivery. Was curious who rang my doorbell and there was my package and a guy in regular clothes walking back in his car with the backseat and passenger seat filled with boxes.

Hecsagon 02-07-2013 02:03 AM

These are great headphones. You could waste $199 on name-brand fashion headphones and find the same sound quality here. This Monoprice isn't very fasionable, it's made out of affordable but durable materials. Extremely comfortable, sounds great. Got them 4-5 months ago and have been using them regularly since, mainly for music production during late hours when others are sleeping. Great headphones if you are looking for something sturdy with crisp treble and strong base, but not the kind of headphones you'd wear outside the house.

instantnoodles 02-07-2013 05:27 AM

Just a heads up, the coupon code CATALOG12 came from http://www.catalogs.com. There are a lot of weird stores on there but there are some pretty damn useful coupon codes.

SANDY2424 02-07-2013 06:14 AM

Was looking at these for a while, but balked at the shipping. This code makes it a lot more palatable, so thanks OP!

archerbro 02-07-2013 06:31 AM

Really solid closed headphones for under $25 according to some reviews,

gooneygoogoo 02-07-2013 08:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hipster2010 (Post 57423116)
He wanted bass. The Pannasonics excel in that area. With a couple simple mods they sound very good in general. I have owned both and currently own a pair of the Monoprice headphones which I bought strictly to mod and see what I could do with them. Both are very good budget headphones

true, the bass on the Panasonic's are better. I just enjoy wearing the Mono's more. If your walking around, that cord on the Panasonic is waaaaay too long.

Cravit8 02-07-2013 09:01 AM

What you need to know about Monoprice
 
Monoprice has a "rebranding" philosophy that works really REALLY well.
I'm becoming more and more of a Monoprice-ophile because of it.

If there is an electronic you need, they will have it, it will work, and it will be inexpensive.
Takes a lot of guess work out. For some things I go on Amazon and parse through the reviews on comparable products, for small stuff that SHOULD be inexpensive because it's 90 year old tech like headphones, I just go to monoprice.

At first when I found Monoprice when building our small home, I liked that I could get some cat6, RG6U, and hdmi cables really cheap. Then I found myself making Monorpice just the go-store even though I'm an Amazon Prime member.

I was just telling a friend last night that what Monoprice does is not sell 30 types of the same product. They go to the Beijing/Hong Kong tradeshows and find the best one that works/performs well but still yields a profit margin and sells that ONE product (err, sometimes a few).

If Monoprice strays from their formula (like I feel Newegg did 2 years ago - shellshocker anyone?), it'll suck.

I personally bought a these headphones, my work bought 4 pairs (which I secretly took a pair to my office mwuahaha)

The detachable cord is a HUGE plus. It comes with 2 stereo cables, 4' & 9' I think. Comes with one "gold plated" 1/4 jack adapter that I use for my A/V receiver.

sah0724 02-07-2013 09:06 AM

Do you guys use these with smartphones or mp3players?

code65536 02-07-2013 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sah0724 (Post 57429352)
Do you guys use these with smartphones or mp3players?

Yea, I do.

My setup is this.
8323 Headset + MW600 [amazon.com] + coiled audio cable [monoprice.com]

This setup lets me:
1) Use the 8323 as a phone headset, since the microphone is in the body of the MW600, not in the detachable earbuds.
2) Listen to FM radio (since the Nexus 4, sadly, has no FM radio tuner).
3) Do all this without having cumbersome wires coming out of the phone.

The coiled cable (remember the practical usable length is much shorter because of the tight coiling) is just the right length for clipping to my breastpocket and avoids the problem of excess cable and entanglements that I get with the stock cable. (If you clip primarily to your shirt collar, you might consider the 3ft coiled cable [monoprice.com] instead.)

BostonGirl 02-07-2013 10:12 AM

Sorry, but Ebay links are not allowed here. This is to avoid self-promotion.
Thank You
:)

archerbro 02-07-2013 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hecsagon (Post 57423464)
These are great headphones. You could waste $199 on name-brand fashion headphones and find the same sound quality here. This Monoprice isn't very fasionable, it's made out of affordable but durable materials. Extremely comfortable, sounds great. Got them 4-5 months ago and have been using them regularly since, mainly for music production during late hours when others are sleeping. Great headphones if you are looking for something sturdy with crisp treble and strong base, but not the kind of headphones you'd wear outside the house.

look, as much of a rip off as the beats are (and they aren't close to top quality in audio); these aren't better than beats (I'd highly doubt it, I've tested the solos, haven't tested these yet).

They're a good deal though for a headphone under $25.

TheNoah 02-07-2013 10:42 AM

Damn CA tax

sah0724 02-07-2013 11:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by code65536 (Post 57430624)
Yea, I do.

My setup is this.
8323 Headset + MW600 [amazon.com] + coiled audio cable [monoprice.com]

This setup lets me:
1) Use the 8323 as a phone headset, since the microphone is in the body of the MW600, not in the detachable earbuds.
2) Listen to FM radio (since the Nexus 4, sadly, has no FM radio tuner).
3) Do all this without having cumbersome wires coming out of the phone.

The coiled cable (remember the practical usable length is much shorter because of the tight coiling) is just the right length for clipping to my breastpocket and avoids the problem of excess cable and entanglements that I get with the stock cable. (If you clip primarily to your shirt collar, you might consider the 3ft coiled cable [monoprice.com] instead.)

What smartphone do you use? I'm thinking of buying one but I have the sein 428 and it sounded like crap with my iphone 5.

ihsviks 02-07-2013 12:39 PM

That's more-so to do with your smartphone as the source than the headphones. ^

code65536 02-07-2013 01:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sah0724 (Post 57432926)
What smartphone do you use? I'm thinking of buying one but I have the sein 428 and it sounded like crap with my iphone 5.

Nexus 4. But the cord is connected to the MW600, not the N4 itself, which sends the audio over to the MW600 digitally (this helps eliminate the electrical interference that I might sometimes hear if it was directly plugged into the phone when it is charging).

sah0724 02-07-2013 01:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ihsviks (Post 57434504)
That's more-so to do with your smartphone as the source than the headphones. ^

Yeah, the iphone 5 is actually lower sound quality than the 4s.

gqvisionz 02-07-2013 03:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by archerbro (Post 57431416)
look, as much of a rip off as the beats are (and they aren't close to top quality in audio); these aren't better than beats (I'd highly doubt it, I've tested the solos, haven't tested these yet).

They're a good deal though for a headphone under $25.

out of curiousity, how can you make a judgement saying these aren't better than the beats, when you haven't even tried these yet? It's really not hard to beat the sound quality of the beats solos..

archerbro 02-07-2013 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gqvisionz (Post 57438234)
out of curiousity, how can you make a judgement saying these aren't better than the beats, when you haven't even tried these yet? It's really not hard to beat the sound quality of the beats solos..

because from research and my own listening to beats, they have near $60-80 drivers (hence whey they're such a rip off at $200+).

I was planning on buying these as gifts over the holidays, and I'll probably pick these up at some point. But $25 closed headphones better than headphones whose drivers (major component of how you hear SQ) are 2X more than it?

I'd be really surprised. :)

AS I said, I've heard these are a great deal for $25 closed headphones.

Peeptastic 02-07-2013 04:33 PM

On a whim today I bought a pair of Sein 428's. I already have these mp ones. I listen to audiobooks all the time. The sound is awesome but they hurt my ears after wearing them nearly all day. I had this thing going where I would only have one ear covered at a time. That way, if my ear started to hurt, I would switch and cover the other ear. Sadly, this method only lasted a few months. Today the headphones tore apart :( Right above the left ear. The plastic actually ripped. Didn't expect that since they pivot below the point where it ripped. Until my 428's arrive I'll be listening to these on my right ear.

Sorry, there's not really a point to this story.

ourwish11 02-07-2013 05:18 PM

S&H kills it for me... $12 for s&h no thank you.

fedex 02-07-2013 08:03 PM

I own the Sennheiser 428 and these Monoprice headphones:

SOUND: Both are about equal in highs and mids but the Monoprice bass is much deeper
COMFORT: I can only wear the Mono's for 90 min but the Senn's I can wear all day. My head is a a bit bigger than normal.

Hope that helps.

g0rd0n 02-07-2013 08:13 PM

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beefybeef87 02-07-2013 08:46 PM

This "incentive" code seems to work sometimes and sometimes it doesn't. I tried using the code like 5 hrs ago, and it wasn't working, but now it's working, so i'm gonna bite. Thanks op.

joe_sun 02-07-2013 08:53 PM

Strange, incentive didn't work for me yesterday at work but I just tried it again from home and it did.

ourwish11 02-07-2013 08:55 PM

Does anyone know how these compare to the Audio Technica ATH-M30's and Sennheiser-HD428?

gbe 02-08-2013 09:37 AM

Ordered mine Wednesday around 1pm, received them Thursday sometime before 2pm using the super fast and super cheap Norco overnite... couldn't be happier about that nor could I be happier about the purchase. I am by no means an audiophile, but even I can tell these are quality sounding headphones! Sound is clear and the bass is not muddy at all even after cranking up the bass on my phone (PlayerPro android btw). The build materials used may not be of the highest quality, but so what? And the comfort issue I was previously worried about seems to have been put to rest. I don't find them uncomfortable at all, even slept with them on for a few hours last night. My ears were KINDA sweaty but that is to expected right?

My point... get these if you are on the fence. You won't be disappointed!
Sidenote: I don't have a particularly large head or large ears, that may be why I don't agree with the comfort issues.

mrstangblb 02-08-2013 11:30 AM

Just got my box when I walked back into my office. Pretty quick 2 day shipping using regular USPS from CA to SC, so that's pretty impressive! I can't wait to try them out when I get home. Think I'll go get a free Redbox DVD and try them out...

martin8me 02-08-2013 01:15 PM

Can anyone recommend some headphones that will connect to an Xbox? I can always use these I suppose and hook it up through some A/V cable but any other recommendations I'd appreciate.

deviousnaraku 02-08-2013 04:02 PM

For anyone who wants to hide/cover the ugly Monoprice logos on these - DecalGirl currently has a 25% off coupon which can be used on Kicker HP541 decals (same thing so it'll fit).

http://www.decalgirl.com/skins/KI...hone-Skins
25% off coupon code - "vday2013" (valid til Feb 14th)
$4.99 decal + $2.00 shipping - $1.25 discount = $5.74

Anyhow, got mine this morning at work. Wore them 2 hours straight with no real problems. Sound is great for sub $30 over ear headphones. Also love that the thin portable cable doesn't transmit sounds when touched or moving. The Monoprice logos on the sides seem to be what all my co-workers were first drawn to when seeing the headset on me. Ended up ordering the Solid State Black decals to cover the ugly logos since I plan to mainly use these in public.

Ragnorok64 02-08-2013 04:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deviousnaraku (Post 57461122)
For anyone who wants to hide/cover the ugly Monoprice logos on these - DecalGirl currently has a 25% off coupon which can be used on Kicker HP541 decals (same thing so it'll fit).

http://www.decalgirl.com/skins/KI...hone-Skins
25% off coupon code - "vday2013" (valid til Feb 14th)
$4.99 decal + $2.00 shipping - $1.25 discount = $5.74

Anyhow, got mine this morning at work. Wore them 2 hours straight with no real problems. Sound is great for sub $30 over ear headphones. Also love that the thin portable cable doesn't transmit sounds when touched or moving. The Monoprice logos on the sides seem to be what all my co-workers were first drawn to when seeing the headset on me. Ended up ordering the Solid State Black decals to cover the ugly logos since I plan to mainly use these in public.

Do you really care that much about branding?

bizzy420 02-08-2013 06:00 PM

don't care about the branding, but the big monoprice logo is plain ugly. devious, have you ever tried any of the decals? do they look nice?

Ivelweyz 02-08-2013 06:45 PM

"incentive" worked

thanks

SPVietBoy 02-08-2013 10:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bizzy420 (Post 57463110)
don't care about the branding, but the big monoprice logo is plain ugly. devious, have you ever tried any of the decals? do they look nice?

That's what I'm wondering. I don't care if its monoprice. If I did, I wouldn't have bought it. I just want to know if it looks good. Hopefully mine comes soon.

Nickelpin 02-08-2013 10:40 PM

Just got mine in the mail! They are awesome!!!
Decently comfortable.

I agree, the monoprice logo is pretty ugly, but I don't care... easily fixed with my own decals.

SANDY2424 02-09-2013 10:13 AM

Got mine today, after ordering on Thursday, so the cheapest shipping ended up being well worth it. Will certainly miss Saturday USPS delivery.

Initial thoughts: The headphones are rugged but not excessive and one of the more bulkier / old school types. I actually like their look and would not have a problem spotting these around. FWIW, it wasn't clear from the description, but these fit around your ear and not on. Maybe I missed it.

Initially, the gains on the cup with the plug seemed a little higher than the other, but after a few hours of listening, this issue seems to have disappeared, so some "breaking in" may be needed.
I have also not experienced any fatigue or headaches but the pads do warm up a little bit.

They do have minor sound leakage as well but not bad by any means. I will look into the mods people speak off , but the initial thoughts are that these are very nice headphones.

deviousnaraku 02-09-2013 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ragnorok64 (Post 57461864)
Do you really care that much about branding?

Since I'm going to be using these for both leisure and work, yes, I do care. Most companies put their logos on the ear pieces, since people are initially drawn to them in the first place. I'd prefer it blank/logo-less so clients don't focus on them.

Some people don't the Monoprice logo on these, some do, and others don't care - to each to their own.

Quote:

Originally Posted by bizzy420 (Post 57463110)
don't care about the branding, but the big monoprice logo is plain ugly. devious, have you ever tried any of the decals? do they look nice?

No I have not personally tried any decals yet. The estimated delivery for the ones I ordered are late next week at the earliest.

After searching, here's a blog post with pics of decals on the Monoprice model.
http://bienvenidogeeks.blogspot.c...ecals.html

Here's a review that shows pics of decals on the Kicker model.
http://www.head-fi.org/products/k...ne/reviews

RealD3Al 02-10-2013 08:31 PM

The $20-$50 headphone market has much better offerings than these. Also once again how is $5 off regular price front page slickdeal.

PASS ON THESE this is coming from someone that has experience with monoprice headphones.

lexluthor 02-11-2013 04:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RealD3Al (Post 57497242)
The $20-$50 headphone market has much better offerings than these. Also once again how is $5 off regular price front page slickdeal.

PASS ON THESE this is coming from someone that has experience with monoprice headphones.

Really, you are going to say that there are much better offerings for the same price and not post any suggestions/links?

SANDY2424 02-11-2013 05:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RealD3Al (Post 57497242)
The $20-$50 headphone market has much better offerings than these. Also once again how is $5 off regular price front page slickdeal.

PASS ON THESE this is coming from someone that has experience with monoprice headphones.


All well and good, please provide a link to your referenced headphones. I think it should be required for posts such as yours to post links or hold off on the threadcrapping.

I have been tracking this for a couple of months and yes, this price is the lowest I have seen.

Cravit8 02-11-2013 05:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RealD3Al (Post 57497242)
The $20-$50 headphone market has much better offerings than these. Also once again how is $5 off regular price front page slickdeal.

PASS ON THESE this is coming from someone that has experience with monoprice headphones.

booh on trolling.
I agree with the 2 posts above me about your comment lacking reference links.

Buckeyefan 1 02-11-2013 06:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RealD3Al (Post 57497242)
The $20-$50 headphone market has much better offerings than these. Also once again how is $5 off regular price front page slickdeal.

PASS ON THESE this is coming from someone that has experience with monoprice headphones.

The only cans that compare to these in this price range are the HD428's, and they lack the sound quality the 8323's have. For over the ear cans, you cannot beat them for the price. Way too many sites backing this up.

mrstangblb 02-11-2013 07:09 AM

After using Skullcandy GIs and JVC HA-RX500s, I'm impressed with these 8323s. True, the comfort is lacking a little - the RX500s were a lot more comfortable because after using the 8323s with a DVD and music for 3 hours or so, my ears were a little sore. I'm still happy with these 8323s no matter what, though.

I'm glad I was able to get these 8323s so quickly, too, so I'm impressed with Monoprice's shipping in 2 days to South Carolina.

XtraCrispi 02-11-2013 10:21 AM

Got mine today (YAY) and they are broken (BOO). The jack in the headphone has a bad connection. Looks like I'll have to wait for the replacement pair.

XtraCrispi 02-11-2013 12:45 PM

How do these compare with these Sennheiser Hd419 (http://www.buydig.com/shop/produc...419&ref=cj)

These just went on sale on BuyDig and my Monoprice unit arrived DOA. Not sure whether to get a replacement or refund and then get the Sennheiser Hd419.

RealD3Al 02-11-2013 08:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SANDY2424 (Post 57500626)
All well and good, please provide a link to your referenced headphones. I think it should be required for posts such as yours to post links or hold off on the threadcrapping.

I have been tracking this for a couple of months and yes, this price is the lowest I have seen.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cravit8 (Post 57500980)
booh on trolling.
I agree with the 2 posts above me about your comment lacking reference links.

Quote:

Originally Posted by lexluthor (Post 57500132)
Really, you are going to say that there are much better offerings for the same price and not post any suggestions/links?

Sorry if I offended anyone. Monoprice does some great things but headphones is not one of them.


Here is a list of headphones between $20-$50.

Sennheiser PX100
Audio-Technica ATH-ON3 (a.k.a. ONTO)
Soundmagic P10
Yuin G2A
Grado iGrado
Koss PortaPro
JVC HA-M750 “Black Series”
iFrogz EarPollution Nerve Pipe
Philips SBC HP430
JVC HA-S700
Denon AH-P372
Panasonic RP-HTX7
Sony MDR-Q68LW
Equation Audio EP3070
Equation Audio RP-15MC
Audio-Technica ATH-EM7 GM
Maxell DHP-II
Earsquake PIXI
Earpollution ThrowBax
Subjekt X! HD-AK1000
Soundmagic P20
MEElectronics HT-21
Arctic Sound P281
dB Logic HP-100
Audio-Technica ATH-FC700
Sennheiser PX90
Koss KSC35
Prodipe Pro 800
Koss UR55
Sony MDR-770LP
Coloud Colors
Pioneer SE-MJ71
Sony PIIQ MDR-PQ2
Panasonic RP-HTF600-S -
Astrotec AS-100HD -
Astrotec AS-200HD -

ALSO HERE IS A LINK FOR HEADPHONES IN THIS PRICE RANGE WITH PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS

http://www.headphone.com/selectio...phones.php

RealD3Al 02-11-2013 08:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Buckeyefan 1 (Post 57501196)
The only cans that compare to these in this price range are the HD428's, and they lack the sound quality the 8323's have. For over the ear cans, you cannot beat them for the price. Way too many sites backing this up.


Please post a link

Also any frequency graphs and expert reviews?

RealD3Al 02-11-2013 09:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RealD3Al (Post 57519606)
Sorry if I offended anyone. Monoprice does some great things but headphones is not one of them.


Here is a list of headphones between $20-$50.

Sennheiser PX100
Audio-Technica ATH-ON3 (a.k.a. ONTO)
Soundmagic P10
Yuin G2A
Grado iGrado
Koss PortaPro
JVC HA-M750 “Black Series”
iFrogz EarPollution Nerve Pipe
Philips SBC HP430
JVC HA-S700
Denon AH-P372
Panasonic RP-HTX7
Sony MDR-Q68LW
Equation Audio EP3070
Equation Audio RP-15MC
Audio-Technica ATH-EM7 GM
Maxell DHP-II
Earsquake PIXI
Earpollution ThrowBax
Subjekt X! HD-AK1000
Soundmagic P20
MEElectronics HT-21
Arctic Sound P281
dB Logic HP-100
Audio-Technica ATH-FC700
Sennheiser PX90
Koss KSC35
Prodipe Pro 800
Koss UR55
Sony MDR-770LP
Coloud Colors
Pioneer SE-MJ71
Sony PIIQ MDR-PQ2
Panasonic RP-HTF600-S -
Astrotec AS-100HD -
Astrotec AS-200HD -

ALSO HERE IS A LINK FOR HEADPHONES IN THIS PRICE RANGE WITH PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS

http://www.headphone.com/selectio...phones.php

Also here is a great buying guide for those new to the headphone world.

http://www.head-fi.org/a/headphone-buying-guide

Cheers!:)

Natosports 02-11-2013 09:36 PM

I finally pressed the buy button. Was going back and forth between various other headphones. Finally went for this. Code "incentive" works.

tinnitus85 02-11-2013 10:27 PM

Code "incentive" isn't working for me. :(

Buckeyefan 1 02-12-2013 05:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RealD3Al (Post 57519606)
Sorry if I offended anyone. Monoprice does some great things but headphones is not one of them.


Here is a list of headphones between $20-$50.

Sennheiser PX100
Audio-Technica ATH-ON3 (a.k.a. ONTO)
Soundmagic P10
Yuin G2A
Grado iGrado
Koss PortaPro
JVC HA-M750 “Black Series”
iFrogz EarPollution Nerve Pipe
Philips SBC HP430
JVC HA-S700
Denon AH-P372
Panasonic RP-HTX7
Sony MDR-Q68LW
Equation Audio EP3070
Equation Audio RP-15MC
Audio-Technica ATH-EM7 GM
Maxell DHP-II
Earsquake PIXI
Earpollution ThrowBax
Subjekt X! HD-AK1000
Soundmagic P20
MEElectronics HT-21
Arctic Sound P281
dB Logic HP-100
Audio-Technica ATH-FC700
Sennheiser PX90
Koss KSC35
Prodipe Pro 800
Koss UR55
Sony MDR-770LP
Coloud Colors
Pioneer SE-MJ71
Sony PIIQ MDR-PQ2
Panasonic RP-HTF600-S -
Astrotec AS-100HD -
Astrotec AS-200HD -

ALSO HERE IS A LINK FOR HEADPHONES IN THIS PRICE RANGE WITH PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS

http://www.headphone.com/selectio...phones.php

Now eliminate all of those over $30, and any that are not over the ear. If any over the ear cans go on sale for under $30, post a link. IMO $40-50 is not in the same price range. That's double what the HD428's and 8323's are when on sale, and they are on sale quite a bit.

And if they don't last more than a week, they don't count.
http://www.amazon.com/Maxell-DHP-...B000VSBPEG

DogAndPony 02-12-2013 05:23 AM

Got my headphones yesterday and tried them out on Dead Space 3. What an experience!!! Great price, great product.

I'm not an audiophile but I am impressed!

nikhil711 02-12-2013 12:39 PM

I just got them delivered at work. Will try when I get home but I did notice that the box was torn a bit, the headphones had brown debris on it, and the headphone jack looks a bit scratched up. Now for the price, I cant complain but it would be nice to know if theres a chance these are refurbs or if they are like this to help offset the low price.

archerbro 02-12-2013 12:46 PM

FYI real deal, head fi has a thread on how good these are for their price. I believe it's in the long review thread.
(that's how i found out about them in the place)

Mt86 02-12-2013 02:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Buckeyefan 1 (Post 57523996)
Now eliminate all of those over $30, and any that are not over the ear. If any over the ear cans go on sale for under $30, post a link. IMO $40-50 is not in the same price range. That's double what the HD428's and 8323's are when on sale, and they are on sale quite a bit.

And if they don't last more than a week, they don't count.
http://www.amazon.com/Maxell-DHP-...B000VSBPEG

I use headphones 2-3 hours out of my day, for music, movies, gaming.
If your someone like myself, spending the extra 10-20$ makes sense for the quality in sound. My first pair of over ear headphones were sen 202s and those are far more detailed than the monoprice headset.
Since then I have upgraded and built quite a collection, expensive hobby.

If you would like to use head-fi as a source please link one reputable review to back up your claim of best sounding under $25. Your link is to questions.

Does monoprice pay slickdeals for posting this? Doesn't make sense how $5 savings is a deal breaker, but spending an extra 10 for half decent over ear headphones is?

Buckeyfan please share your audio knowledge, sound graphs for frequency range, user/expert reviews to back up your original statement?

nikhil711 02-12-2013 02:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by icedamage (Post 57415940)
Bought these from a deal a while back. Sound is awesome but I almost gave them away because they were so uncomfortable. I ended up leaving these wrapped over my desktop and using a heat gun on the headband. After the heat gun treatment they are a lot more comfortable and I use them daily sometimes for hours with no aches or pain!

Can I just use a blow dryer? When you say "wrapped over my desktop", was that to help in the heat gun process or just a small detail?

icedamage 02-12-2013 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nikhil711 (Post 57536746)
Can I just use a blow dryer? When you say "wrapped over my desktop", was that to help in the heat gun process or just a small detail?

I'm not sure about the hair dryer, but you can give it a shot. No harm in trying right? As for the desktop comment, it was so that they would stretch out the headband (the width of the computer was slightly bigger then my head lol) as I was heating it up. I left them on there till it was back to room temperature.

Ivelweyz 02-12-2013 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SANDY2424 (Post 57472672)
Got mine today, after ordering on Thursday, so the cheapest shipping ended up being well worth it. Will certainly miss Saturday USPS delivery.

USPS will still deliver packages on Saturday.

SickTeddyBear 02-12-2013 03:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nikhil711 (Post 57534816)
I just got them delivered at work. Will try when I get home but I did notice that the box was torn a bit, the headphones had brown debris on it, and the headphone jack looks a bit scratched up. Now for the price, I cant complain but it would be nice to know if theres a chance these are refurbs or if they are like this to help offset the low price.

Yes, noticed the same issue. While the outer box was sealed and undamaged, the inner box was a bit crushed and damaged, the were some marks on the headphones, and the headphone jack was flying around loose inside the box. I do wonder if they are repackaging returns or used items?

Buckeyefan 1 02-12-2013 03:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mt86 (Post 57536698)
I use headphones 2-3 hours out of my day, for music, movies, gaming.
If your someone like myself, spending the extra 10-20$ makes sense for the quality in sound. My first pair of over ear headphones were sen 202s and those are far more detailed than the monoprice headset.
Since then I have upgraded and built quite a collection, expensive hobby.

If you would like to use head-fi as a source please link one reputable review to back up your claim of best sounding under $25. Your link is to questions.

Does monoprice pay slickdeals for posting this? Doesn't make sense how $5 savings is a deal breaker, but spending an extra 10 for half decent over ear headphones is?

Buckeyfan please share your audio knowledge, sound graphs for frequency range, user/expert reviews to back up your original statement?

Look me up on Audioholics and AVS forums. As an audio enthusiast, you know sound is a personal taste. But online, you have reviews such as Amazon, as well as head fi, and as you know, plenty of members on head fi own the 8323's and there are plenty of reviews and comparos on them. The cans you posted have poor build quality, are on ear, or approach $50. The Sen 202's do not compare to the 8323 - that is personal opinion. The Sen 202's don't compare to the 428's, and the 428's don't compare to the 8323. Again, personal opinion. Take it for leave it. But for $26, there are more 4/5 star reviews online on the 8323's than any other $26 over the ear can. And when modded, they are very hard to beat for budget cans. They may not tailor to your musical taste, and that's why there is no argument here. In this price range, these are as close to disposable as you can get. When you start comparing these to $50 cans, why not spend another $20 to $30 to do even better. This argument goes on and on. It's a price point. That's it. And people are buying them and giving them a lot of thumbs up. Audiophiles and enthusiasts like yourself will knock them because it's what they talk about, and it's good conversation. But on a SD site, people here don't care. They are about the almighty dollar, and online reviews. I am only one opinion, so my opinion counts less than a percent - just like yours.

lengk 02-12-2013 04:14 PM

Only a couple mentions but for ~30$, this is it:

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-R...headphones

hardwarefailure 02-12-2013 04:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by myadidas1981 (Post 57401978)
Got these several months back for about the same price. The sound quality is really, really good, but they are pretty uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time (I use them at my desk at work all day long).

So, you sacrifice comfort for great sound. For $20, though, they probably can't be beat. I have seen a handful of user mods for increasing the comfort, like replacing the stock ear cups with foam ones and the padding under the headband. FWIW.

+1.

Ive owned a pair for about a year. Excellent sound, but they hurt my earlobes after about 20+ min of use. I dont use them enuff (or maybe Im just too lazy) to try the suggested "mods"

bizzy420 02-12-2013 09:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lengk (Post 57539202)
Only a couple mentions but for ~30$, this is it:

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-R...headphones


damn dude you're making it harder for me to decide which to purchase. i have $33 dollars in amazon credit. the monoprice and the panasonic headphones are about the same price.

maybe someone more experienced can help. i would be using the headphones mainly for late night movie watching, some music, and some gaming. I currently own the seinheiser hd 201.
would the mono or panny sound better?

lengk 02-12-2013 11:04 PM

I personally have not tried the monoprice, tbh. But I have tried the panny. After burn in, it outclasses other headphones under 100$. It's more on the bass side if you are into that.

Ragnorok64 02-13-2013 05:50 AM

Does anyone have any info on the Amplified gaming headset that's next to these one in the ad?
http://www.monoprice.com/products...4#feedback

Jedi5 02-13-2013 06:06 AM

Anyone get these headphones and *NOT* like them?
Good reviews on SQ but not so good reviews on comfort.

Are these better than the Senns 202 (comfort or SQ)? I'm not audiophile by any means so
my only experience with cans are the 202s.

I missed out on the Senns 219 for $11 last night so now I'm leaning towards these from MP.

Any thoughts?

hitmanpham 02-13-2013 06:10 AM

I don't know if my head is just tailored for these headphones but I don't have any comfort issues. Now I do have the Pulse Elite headphones and those give me headaches due to far too much compression.

mclldavidson 02-13-2013 06:13 AM

No comfort issues here

Cravit8 02-13-2013 06:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by myadidas1981 (Post 57401978)
Got these several months back for about the same price. The sound quality is really, really good, but they are pretty uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time (I use them at my desk at work all day long).

So, you sacrifice comfort for great sound. For $20, though, they probably can't be beat. I have seen a handful of user mods for increasing the comfort, like replacing the stock ear cups with foam ones and the padding under the headband. FWIW.

I'm too busy to really search, but it's not OT so, where are the mod foam pads?
Thanks!

myadidas1981 02-13-2013 07:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cravit8 (Post 57549018)
I'm too busy to really search, but it's not OT so, where are the mod foam pads?
Thanks!

Not so much an official mod or walkthrough as a recommendation for replacing the earcups with these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ear-cushi...0702709217

nikhil711 02-13-2013 07:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by icedamage (Post 57537030)
I'm not sure about the hair dryer, but you can give it a shot. No harm in trying right? As for the desktop comment, it was so that they would stretch out the headband (the width of the computer was slightly bigger then my head lol) as I was heating it up. I left them on there till it was back to room temperature.

Thanks for the info!

nikhil711 02-13-2013 07:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by myadidas1981 (Post 57549846)
Not so much an official mod or walkthrough as a recommendation for replacing the earcups with these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ear-cushi...0702709217

Im still a little new to this. I am assuming they fit fine (otherwise I'm sure you would have not recommended them) but do they give a bit more room in the cup? The stock pads are just a tad too small for my ears to fit comfortably in.

bizzy420 02-13-2013 11:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lengk (Post 57546020)
I personally have not tried the monoprice, tbh. But I have tried the panny. After burn in, it outclasses other headphones under 100$. It's more on the bass side if you are into that.


thanks for the info. have you by any chance listened to the seinheser 201?

Jedi5 02-13-2013 11:44 AM

Thanks for the help. As I said, the reviews over and over rave about the SQ, and likewise
the only cons are the lack of comfort. That is the only concern I have.

Does anyone know what additional gold plated cable people are buying
to improve SQ? I read it over on the hifi forum but no one posted a link
to the cable.

realwords 02-13-2013 12:15 PM

I had a pair of these and they broke due to misuse on my part. I really loved them and they're the best pair of headphones I've ever used. However, I don't know if I should buy another pair of these, spring for the Sennheiser 202s, or another pair that you guys recommend.

If I buy another pair, I'll be very careful with them, and probably try to buy a 3.5mm cord with built in volume controls because I really need those. Any other pairs I should consider before getting another pair of these?

Jedi5 02-13-2013 12:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by realwords (Post 57557940)
I had a pair of these and they broke due to misuse on my part. I really loved them and they're the best pair of headphones I've ever used. However, I don't know if I should buy another pair of these, spring for the Sennheiser 202s, or another pair that you guys recommend.

I have the 202s and love them... Again though, I have nothing to compare the 202s to.
They are my first pair of cans and I have zero complaints.

On the flip side, I'm looking to buy these 8323 from MP to have in addition to my 202s.
But I keep reading over and over about the lack comfort and how many can only listen for
10-25 minutes before they have to take the headphones off.

realwords 02-13-2013 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jedi5 (Post 57558772)
I have the 202s and love them... Again though, I have nothing to compare the 202s to.
They are my first pair of cans and I have zero complaints.

On the flip side, I'm looking to buy these 8323 from MP to have in addition to my 202s.
But I keep reading over and over about the lack comfort and how many can only listen for
10-25 minutes before they have to take the headphones off.

My head is huge and I never found them uncomfortable.

Jedi5 02-13-2013 01:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by realwords (Post 57557940)
I had a pair of these and they broke due to misuse on my part. I really loved them and they're the best pair of headphones I've ever used. However, I don't know if I should buy another pair of these, spring for the Sennheiser 202s, or another pair that you guys recommend.

Been reading this link [head-fi.org]comparing the 202s vs the 8320.
Hopefully it can help you out!

Ivelweyz 02-13-2013 05:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by realwords (Post 57559076)
My head is huge and I never found them uncomfortable.


Same here.
As soon as I opened the box I wrapped them around my desktop tower, treated them with a heat gun and let them cool. Been wearing them for a couple hours so far and nothing bad to report so far. Did I need to shape them? I'm not sure but I did since someone recommended doing so for people with larger than normal noggins.
I do wish I got a shorter, coiled cord though as someone suggested. Of course didn't see the post til minutes after placing order.

maorsela 02-13-2013 06:01 PM

code 'incentive' worked for me.

Shipping is $7.73 to IL.

Natosports 02-13-2013 08:07 PM

These came in the mail today. They are uncomfortable for sure. The pressure on the center point of the top of the head band keep pressing down on my head. It felt like a pin point pressure.

Jedi5 02-13-2013 08:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MrVo (Post 57567086)
These came in the mail today. They are uncomfortable for sure. The pressure on the center point of the top of the head band keep pressing down on my head. It felt like a pin point pressure.

And this is what I've been seeing over and over.
From written reviews to reviews on youtube.
They aren't saying that they are a little uncomfortable, they are saying they are very uncomfortable.

Seems to be a hit or miss.
Some don't have a problem with the comfort but those do, well... they really are uncomfortable.

Natosports 02-13-2013 08:38 PM

But not to worry. I already planned ahead. I ordered the headband replacement on Amazon ($12.xx) . I heard they help alleviate the pressure.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jedi5 (Post 57567548)
And this is what I've been seeing over and over.
From written reviews to reviews on youtube.
They aren't saying that they are a little uncomfortable, they are saying they are very uncomfortable.

Seems to be a hit or miss.
Some don't have a problem with the comfort but those do, well... they really are uncomfortable.


wilflare 02-13-2013 08:45 PM

how do these compare to the 201 Pro, HD419? or the Sony PULSE Elite headphones?

nikhil711 02-14-2013 07:37 AM

I've had mine for a couple of days now and although SQ is great...they are a tad uncomfortable BUT I also realized i wasn't wearing them with a tilt (the headband should be moved towards the forehead. They felt better then. I ordered the Shure 840 pads and the recommended headband from Amazon just in case. I'm going to try the heat gun approach first, while trying to break it in a bit to see if theres a difference in comfortability before using the Shure pads and headband (I'd prefer to return them seeing that the mods cost $30 for a $20 pair of headphones). I will post here and the head-fi forums in about a month after solid use.

Natosports 02-14-2013 09:19 PM

The headband replacement came in today. Link: http://www.amazon.com/Replacement...B00862522A

I also let the headphones play for over an hour. Hopefully that "burned in" the pair. It sounded better and is more comfortable.


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