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Editor: Tom Briant
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
I have owned many pairs of stereo headphones since the ‘70s. They have come from the bargain headphone bin at Big Lots!, a pair of high-end Sennheisers bought one night after getting fired, and finally this pair of DJ headphones from Monoprice.
I am listening to the Monoprice headphones right now. They represent the best deal for the money I have enjoyed.
They cost $23.20 from Monoprice.com. They fit comfortably over the ears and seal out the world. Don’t wear these headphones while walking on the street. You’ll get lost in the music and get run over by a bus. Wear these while sitting in a comfortable chair.
These headphones don’t have a cord permanently attached to them. The headphones come with a 1/8” jack on the bottom of the left earpiece. Monoprice includes two cords with an 1/8” male plug at each end. One is a very thin short cord for use with an iPod, iPad, or other MP3 player. The other cord is thicker, much longer, and you would use it if you served as the DJ at a party. In any event, you don’t have to worry about breaking the connection. You only need a 1/8” male plug on each of the cable. You can find those in many locations.
How about the sound response? First of all, these phones are quite efficient. I turned down the volume on iTunes from my Mac Mini to achieve a comfortable listening level. Listening to classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma, I felt as though we sat in the same room. The sound is that good.
If you want great headphones, but don’t want to pay extra for a celebrity endorsement; look into these.
$23.20 in single quantity, discounts for volume purchases available
Monoprice.com has them
Editor, MacValley Blog