Review: Monoprice Bluetooth Hi-Fi Over-the-Ear Headphones
Packaging and Design
When I first started checking out Monoprice's products a few years ago, I was amazed at the quality of the products yet they were simple and affordable. Now, the big boys at MP are diving into a bevy of new products and I was shocked at how complex some of their new designs are. Hence, my surprise when I pulled out the new Bluetooth Hi-Fi Over-the-Ear Headphones (Ours were white, also available in black, but that is boring) Actually, both the black and white designs look stunning but the white version looks especially delicious. I digress, the packaging is top notch including a solid black box that fits snug around these beauties. These headphones not only feel solid, they are not overly heavy for what they contain. These cans are also very comfortable to where and I am sure it will catch a few eyes on the plane, airport or whilst jamming out to Enya.. errr.. Beastie Boys on the subway. There are a plethora of buttons, options and features; some are easy to point out, others, like the tiny Micro SD slot I didn't even know about until I read the manual. Overall, a solid set designed well and packed with stunning features.
Performance and Value
Yeah, that picture above, awesome right? Now that you know this product is packed to the gills with features, packaged solid and has looks that could kill, how do they perform and sound? Well, there is some good news and some bad news. First off, the basic features like adjusting volume and skipping tracks is easy enough but with the SD slot, things can get a little more complex so be sure to study up on the manual. That is a must. Also, if you love bass, you'll love these bad boys. They are VERY bass heavy with is awesome for bumping tracks and the games I tested, that being said, if you are looking for subtle, sophisticated sound, these aren't at the top of the charts. Either way, with all these headphones have going for them, it is tough to beat for under $100. While I prefer a cleaner sound, this is an amazing product. For more info, check out the product page HERE
4/5 Stars -- Digital Hippos Recommended