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So $100 off a very nice sounding and comfortable headphone which is nice. Lowest price I have seen.

But:

The customer Q&A on the listing indicate you could receiver either a version 1 headphone (which had problematical MMCX connectors on the cable) or version 2 (with 2.5mm connectors, that are fine).

There also appears to be no warranty beyond the 30 day return period. Headphones in general are pretty reliable, but the version 1 of these were definitely not. If you buy these and receive version 1, I would suggest returning for a refund.
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The alternative is to pay $224 shipped for a brand new pair that's guaranteed to be the newer version after 20% off $150 code: 20LUCKY
Haven't tried to apply the code (received in a mass email) myself but see no reason it won't work
https://www.monoprice.com/product...andAnswers

According to one commenter in the Q&A, here's the advantage of the revision:
head strap attachment was strengthened. The wood has been fully treated inside and out to stop cracking. The outer grille is finished better. The connectors have been changed to 2.5mm jacks for greater durability. The cord itself has been lengthened for more freedom of movement. Basically, every issue has been addressed and seemingly resolved without raising the price a penny.


So what do you get for an extra $44?
- brand new vs. returned open box item (I value this at minimum $10)
- 5 year warranty vs. 30 day (I value this at minimum $20. For a big ticket item, really it's worth more)
- better durability of revision (I value this at minimum $20. Again, really it's worth more). You might roll the dice and get lucky and they'll send the revision, personally I'd be willing to pay the money to guarantee it

I'm not saying $180 open box is bad (I thumbed up this deal) but it's probably worth your while to pay more.

If anyone has suggestions for similar quality sounding headphones but with removable cord and bluetooth capability, I'm open to hearing about them
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So $100 off a very nice sounding and comfortable headphone which is nice. Lowest price I have seen.

But:

The customer Q&A on the listing indicate you could receiver either a version 1 headphone (which had problematical MMCX connectors on the cable) or version 2 (with 2.5mm connectors, that are fine).

There also appears to be no warranty beyond the 30 day return period. Headphones in general are pretty reliable, but the version 1 of these were definitely not. If you buy these and receive version 1, I would suggest returning for a refund.
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Yes. While the price going lower is meeting these even more attractive, the concern over quality control especially with regard to the v.1 is high.

See also: https://slickdeals.net/f/11764063-monoprice-monolith-m1060-planar-headphones-open-box-199-99?p=117181791#post117181791



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So $100 off a very nice sounding and comfortable headphone which is nice. Lowest price I have seen.

But:

The customer Q&A on the listing indicate you could receiver either a version 1 headphone (which had problematical MMCX connectors on the cable) or version 2 (with 2.5mm connectors, that are fine).

There also appears to be no warranty beyond the 30 day return period. Headphones in general are pretty reliable, but the version 1 of these were definitely not. If you buy these and receive version 1, I would suggest returning for a refund.
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The alternative is to pay $224 shipped for a brand new pair that's guaranteed to be the newer version after 20% off $150 code: 20LUCKY
Haven't tried to apply the code (received in a mass email) myself but see no reason it won't work
https://www.monoprice.com/product...andAnswers

According to one commenter in the Q&A, here's the advantage of the revision:
head strap attachment was strengthened. The wood has been fully treated inside and out to stop cracking. The outer grille is finished better. The connectors have been changed to 2.5mm jacks for greater durability. The cord itself has been lengthened for more freedom of movement. Basically, every issue has been addressed and seemingly resolved without raising the price a penny.


So what do you get for an extra $44?
- brand new vs. returned open box item (I value this at minimum $10)
- 5 year warranty vs. 30 day (I value this at minimum $20. For a big ticket item, really it's worth more)
- better durability of revision (I value this at minimum $20. Again, really it's worth more). You might roll the dice and get lucky and they'll send the revision, personally I'd be willing to pay the money to guarantee it

I'm not saying $180 open box is bad (I thumbed up this deal) but it's probably worth your while to pay more.

If anyone has suggestions for similar quality sounding headphones but with removable cord and bluetooth capability, I'm open to hearing about them
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Man I bought these when they came out for 300. Excellent value of planar cans for the price value ratio. Bass isnt as good as audeze cans but you get what you pay for. Good deal though.
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These are open cans right?
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nice...
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The alternative is to pay $224 shipped for a brand new pair that's guaranteed to be the newer version after 20% off $150 code: 20LUCKY
Haven't tried to apply the code (received in a mass email) myself but see no reason it won't work
https://www.monoprice.com/product...andAnswers

According to one commenter in the Q&A, here's the advantage of the revision:
head strap attachment was strengthened. The wood has been fully treated inside and out to stop cracking. The outer grille is finished better. The connectors have been changed to 2.5mm jacks for greater durability. The cord itself has been lengthened for more freedom of movement. Basically, every issue has been addressed and seemingly resolved without raising the price a penny.


So what do you get for an extra $44?
- brand new vs. returned open box item (I value this at minimum $10)
- 5 year warranty vs. 30 day (I value this at minimum $20. For a big ticket item, really it's worth more)
- better durability of revision (I value this at minimum $20. Again, really it's worth more). You might roll the dice and get lucky and they'll send the revision, personally I'd be willing to pay the money to guarantee it

I'm not saying $180 open box is bad (I thumbed up this deal) but it's probably worth your while to pay more.

If anyone has suggestions for similar quality sounding headphones but with removable cord and bluetooth capability, I'm open to hearing about them

20LUCKY does not work.
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although a completely different headphone, I would go for the HE-400i, if they are still only $150, at least because of the price. But if Monoprice will let you test them out, and exchange a return, not so good sounding pair, for another pair, hassle free, then it's up to you, and your tastes. I've heard great things regarding the mono. But that's if they'll exchange them. They don't have the best customer service.
As far as the HE-400's, with proper amplification, they can have a nice, light bass extension.
As for the he560, does monoprice have a generic yet? I'd bite if they were $200.
Wonder how much they typically go for at action, and are they better?
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I've had the Hifiman HE-400i for almost two years now, and quite enjoy them. Mostly use them for gaming. Nothing mind-blowing; just good, balanced sound, with good clarity and definition. But maybe my ears are too picky. I owned a pair of entry-level Stax Electrostatics for a short while, and they were the best cans I ever heard, but in the end I sold them off because I don't listen to music enough to justify the benjamins.

With all that said, I'm assuming these Monoprice cans are even better than my HE-400i (questionable), and this is a great price for high-end sound.
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How are these compared to massdrop HD58X jubilee?
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that sounds about right..
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These are open cans right?
not sure if you still need this info, but yes. these are open. very open. everyone around you will hear what you're playing through them. but they're a really nice headphone. comfy, but large & awkward to wear for a long time, imo.
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How are these compared to massdrop HD59X jubilee?
Those are actually engineered by an award winning Sennheiser designer so have a much more balanced sound signature and pleasing tonality. These sound like a diy'er found cheap planar magnetic drivers and decided to have a go at building headphones. These have serious flaws in the tonality. For a safer choice, the massdrop hd6xx drop is live right now
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had those about a month, the weight is a deal breaker, using it more then 30mins gives me neck sores
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