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Monoprice 108320 In-Ear Enhanced Bass Hi-Fi Noise Isolating Earphones - Silver by Review Summary ,  Aug 20, 2015

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Monoprice 108320 In-Ear Enhanced Bass Hi-Fi Noise Isolating Earphones - Silver
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 1582 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.8
Returned or considering to return: 1.4%

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Individual Feature Rating
Budget4.8   average
Frequency4.7   above average
Level4.6   above average
Packaging4.6   above average
Value4.6   average
Durable4.5   average
Price4.5   average
Response4.5   above average
Cord4.4   exceptional
Amazon4.3   above average
Quality4.2   average
Sound4.2   average
Range4.1   below average
Music4.0   below average
Noise3.8   below average
Treble3.8   below average
Comfortable3.7   below average
Fit3.7   below average
Cable3.5   average
Heavy3.5   average
Design3.4   below average
Size3.3   below average
Microphone3.2   below average
Loud3.1   below average
Plug3.0   below average
Material2.9   below average
Plastic2.7   average
Rubber2.7   below average
Shape2.3   mediocre


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Amazon

Amazon:
"Fortunately, shipping was free from Amazon otherwise I would be even more disappointed."
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"And not only that these are some of the best ear buds on amazon, and the price like 10 bucks....these guys really give the much much more high priced ear buds, and these take the cake.....wow...."
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"I bought another pair on amazon for $25 which had some of the best ratings, but I just returned them after getting these."
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"Outside of that little snafu regarding cable management then these are probably one of the best purchases I have made on Amazon."
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"Best earbud deal on Amazon!"
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"Just look at various places online (including amazon reviews) you'll find these are rated very highly, for good reason."
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Budget

Budget:
"While indeed, as the title exclaims, these budget items are nothing short of legendary in their own right, and boast a competence that stands well above other budget IEMs, we also need to put them in their proper perspective and recognize that there's also plenty of faults in them as well that are consistent with budget (and even some higher dollar) products, even beyond what I've already exposed in my personal review."
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"All together a great starter set of headphones if you are on an extreme budget."
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"Overall I would definitely consider purchasing these headphones if i needed to buy decent headphones on a low budget."
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"I recommend you look elsewhere for your budget headphone needs."
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"If you are looking for quality, clear sounding low budget earphone, buy this immediately."
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"Great budget earphones and the sound is much better than equally priced earphones."
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Cable

Cable:
"Two things I didn't enjoy are the way material used to cover the cables has a weird memory for kinks (makes the look and feel somewhat untidy) and the bulky feeling earpieces."
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"Cons: little to no enhanced bass, uncomfortable, the fabric wrapped cord caused unwanted noise every time I moved."
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"Message to Monoprice: Add flat cables to these it would be 5 stars all day as that's my only complaint as other than that it's all love for these buds! "
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"There are complaints about hearing the cable cover through the buds when it rubs your clothing, but honestly when the sound is turned up moderately you can't hear it."
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"The number one thing is that if you do not have good cable management then these earbuds will give you a bit of trouble."
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"Despite the good sound quality, the cables made using them unbearable."
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"The fabric cable feels a lot nicer than cheap plastic, has never shredded on me, but does have a bit of a microphonics issue."
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"Pros: price, product came 2 days early, clear sound, and the fabric wrapped cord adds durability."
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"I found the shoelace cables to be great but because the drivers are so large, it does get tangled often."
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"Cord is a bit thin, bit otherwise good."
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"They look nice too and have a braided cable, which is a major plus."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"Even with Comply foam eartips I could not remedy the isolation and comfort problem."
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"They have a fantastic woven sheathed cord that doesn't tangle easily, and comfortable inserts that do a reasonable job keeping out unwanted interruptions to music and podcasts."
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"The bass is weak, they don't fit well inside the ear (therefore don't isolate well), and altogether not all that comfortable."
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"They are just ok in the comfort department - not bad, but not great either."
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"I must have small ears, because they sorta work alright for my sister and boyfriend, but as other reviewers have said, they are not comfortable and fit weird."
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"My point is that these monoprice ones are not amazingly better, probably not even as good, either in bass, clarity, comfort, ability to clean (apple plastic design is actually good; easy to clean with a wet wipe).In sum: these are decent for clear sounds at moderate volume, but it is not true that they are some magically amazing thing that somehow gives booming bass that competes with $400 over-ear headphones."
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"Not the most comfortable but they stay in my ears nice."
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"I gave this a 4 5 because the comfort isn't it's strongest point, but the design is pretty unique."
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"good bass, not very comfortable."
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"Yeah it's probably the best earphones for $10 but honestly, you can still get equally great earphones for maybe 20-25, with a much more comfortable design."
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"They have good bass, and relatively accurate sound reproduction and also are quite comfortable in my opinion."
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Cord

Cord:
"But, I spend a LOT of time untangling the cords, hate that part ! "
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"I found that waxing up the cloth cable eleminated the static charge and stiffened up the cord-- which greatly reduces the tangle problem."
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"The negatives are the cords and how they fit on your ear."
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"Durable weaved wire cords and great sound."
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"The cords get tangled very easily but otherwise a very good pair of earbuds."
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"Improved choices of earbuds have made this product the best sound quality out there for the $.Wish the cords were not inclined to tangle as they do"
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"The cord's mesh covering is nice in that it deadens cord noise and helps prevent tangling, but the buds still tangle very easily, and the awkward design of the actual ear pieces, plus the need to turn them to weird orientations to get a good seal, means that the slight tugging from the weight of the cord was always ripping these out of my ears."
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"Great headphone -- fit very snugly when cords are placed over top of ear."
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Design

Design:
"Sound is great but they are a weird design."
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"Only downside here is the design itself as they arent the most confortable headphones on earth, and it honestly took me a few trys to even fogure out how to wear them."
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"Not comfortable because of the design."
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"Also the fill your whole ear design can be uncomfortable after a while."
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"Not very comfortable, and design makes them fall out of my ears easily"
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"The design is a little weird though and took a second to get used to."
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"Sound is great but they are a weird design."
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"I gave this a 4 5 because the comfort isn't it's strongest point, but the design is pretty unique."
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"Not only do they have the worst top heavy design that fall out of your ears ever, the cord is constantly twisted up and tangled."
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"Yeah it's probably the best earphones for $10 but honestly, you can still get equally great earphones for maybe 20-25, with a much more comfortable design."
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"They do block most outside noise with this design, which is nice."
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Distortion

Distortion:
"It is a cotton covering, which can tangle, but I have not had any distortion from moving the cord like others have complained."
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"They off surprisingly good bass response while being clear and without distortion."
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"- The sound is free of any distortion with just enough curve to be alive and fun."
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"Sound on all levels is clear, no distortion or clashing."
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"I can easily get a few db more out of these than comparably priced buds before distortion creeps in."
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"Good bass response and they don't get distorted when you turn the volume up."
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Durable

Durable:
"Not as durable as I would have liked."
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"Besides the issue of the noise isolating phrase, my only other problem is that the cord, possibly because its so durable, can be a little difficult to untangle when compared to the normal, rubber cord on other headphones."
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"Love these headphones...great price, good sound, durable, very happy."
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"Durable weaved wire cords and great sound."
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"* Durable: owned 4 months now and they haven't broken in any way."
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"The wire is more durable than my iPhone headphones which is great because my cats love to chew on headphone wires."
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"Almost a year and they still work perfectly, very durable."
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Expectation

Expectation:
"Acceptable sound...not as good as my expectations"
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"Unfortunately, they didn't quite live up to expectations."
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"My expectations were high after reading all the positive reviews, and unfortunately I was let down."
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"Temper expectations, lest you be hugely disappointed with the Monoprice MEP-933 (aka Monoprice 8320)."
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"A good pair of earbuds can make a world of difference, and I'm happy to say that the Monorpice 8320's live up to expectations of sound quality!"
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"Again, the Monoprice 8320's perform well past expectations for a 12$ pair of earphones."
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"but still, while I set my expectations pretty high, they're still better than my last 5 sets, and at less than half the price."
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"great headphones, exceeded my expectations, definitely worth every cent, construction and feel are great, i will buy another pair as soon as i get a chance!"
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"Overall, for the price, they have succeeded my expectations and make really great earbuds to travel around with."
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Fit

Fit:
"The fit is terrible and awkward."
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"Doesn't fit well in the ear."
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"It's big and bulky, and even though it fits in my ear, it's pretty uncomfortable."
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"The problem I have is that they just don't seem to fit the way I would expect them to."
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"These didn't fit well in my ears at all."
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"The fit or me isn't the best."
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"The ear-buds look a little odd, but they fit very well in my ear."
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"They have a great sound, and they fit well in my ears."
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"The IEMs come with three sizes of sleeves, and there is always one that fits me very well."
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"They are a stange shape and seem large but even with my normal sized ears they have a comfortable albiet odd fit in the ear."
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"love the way these really fit in my ears and stay while I am active! "
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Frequency

Frequency:
"The fit wasn't great and the audio was muddy, trying too hard to reproduce low frequencies I don't care for."
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"The bass in these is robust, but well balanced with other frequencies (just how I like it).An additional pro is they seem to be really durable."
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"Just pointing out that pretty frequency response graphs aren't everything."
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"Note: expecting a lot of bass from any earbud is probably inviting disappointment because the drivers are simply too small to be effective in low frequencies, but even in terms of other earbuds I've used these are somewhat lacking in the bass department."
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"awesome headphones, frequency range is also great."
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"They are more comfortable, seal better, and have a larger frequency range that provides deeper sounds."
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Heavy

Heavy:
"I've never been so happy to have noise canceling heavy (but not too heavy) bass earphones in my entire life."
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"These are very heavy and uncomfortable but if you can get past that then it may be worth your while."
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"The stock tip didn't seal very well and didn't hold the heavy buds in my ear hardly at all."
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"as many have said they sound great but are very heavy and get uncomfortable very quickly."
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"I bought these because my skullcandy heavy metals have a broken wire and I have to hold the cord in a certain way."
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"Not only do they have the worst top heavy design that fall out of your ears ever, the cord is constantly twisted up and tangled."
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"While they are not bass heavy, there is enough for a well balanced sound."
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"Heavy bass, with extremely clear mids and trebles."
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"as many have said they sound great but are very heavy and get uncomfortable very quickly."
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"These sound crisp, not bad heavy but well balanced."
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Level

Level:
"I read a lot of negative reviews about the comfort level of the padding."
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"I bought these earphones because they've been hyped up in almost ever review I've read about great affordable earphones, but if you can't match your sound quality with a basic level of comfort, then there's not really any practicality, is there?"
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"These extend quite well all the way down to about 25 Hz while maintaining a decent db level."
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"Sound on all levels is clear, no distortion or clashing."
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"And, since they rarely leave her ears, the comfort level is a plus."
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"I find that they have an accurate level of bass."
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Loud

Loud:
"loud but not to clear"
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"very nasty fit and the cables produce a loud noise on friction with collar clothes"
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"Not great for very loud ambient noise, like airplanes, but very much worth every penny."
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"now the quality this is where it earns those points love the braided cables, they fit great very comfortable long wires, the are 32 ohms so needs a bit more power to get loud pc is fine most phones not so good."
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"Negatives:-Loud cable noise (can be greatly reduced by positioning of the earphones; play around with the alignment until you find your sweet spot; these will probably not be suitable for running gym active applications).-Cheap earphone tips (I was initially very disappointed with the tips, but recommend vigorously rubbing them to loosen them up; they were much more comfortable following this break in process).Positive:-Sound-Price"
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"The cord is a little loud when moved and they don't fit great."
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"Not bad for on-the-go audio mixing, as well as hearing protection for a loud stage environment! "
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"Bang for you buck loud and clear the sound is amazing!"
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"Sound good loud."
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"The fabric covered wire seems really nice, but I have found that as I move or turn my head, the fabric rubs against my shirt or beard and a pretty loud sound gets transmitted into the headphones; I can hear a loud scraping noise every time I turn my head."
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"they seem to block surrounding noise pretty good but i was in my living room with my TV on so it wasn't too loud but they blocked the tv noise nicely."
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Material

Material:
"Two things I didn't enjoy are the way material used to cover the cables has a weird memory for kinks (makes the look and feel somewhat untidy) and the bulky feeling earpieces."
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"Sound was mediocre, and the fabric material the wire was covered with had a memory that made it hang oddly and curl up and tangle often."
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"It is a weird fabric material which tangles very easily."
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"cool material for the headphones, unfortunately they don't seem to stay in my ears, which is kind of annoying but they seem like good earphones other than that.. that was my main issue and only issue with them."
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"The cords are wraping in some woven material that transfers rubbing noises into the ears, very annoying."
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"The cord is made of a weird material that constantly tangles into a mess and within a few uses the outside coating began to strip off the cord."
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"I can wear these for at least a couple hours at a time and have no problems+They look as though they'd be bulky, but you get used to it almost immediately+The cords are made out of sturdy material that feels like it protects the wires very well."
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"The sound is great and the material the cord is made of is awesome."
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"These headphones perform great for the price point but he fabric like material covering the wires tends to stay permanently twisted and feels to flimsy for a cord that is supposed to wrap behind your ears."
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"It is a weird fabric material which tangles very easily."
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"The cables are thin, made of a cloth-like material that tangle easily."
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Metal

Metal:
"It's not the greatest noise isolator because the metal housing is thin and light but it's cheap so you can't expect them to be solid builds."
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"I bought these because my skullcandy heavy metals have a broken wire and I have to hold the cord in a certain way."
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"Con:They are plastic but they do have that cool metal chrome look and the bass was hard to feel unless turned way high which is not a big deal because I don't care as much for bass as I do clear sound which these definitely have."
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"not really any metal parts, uncomfortable in ears and one of the earbuds is louder than the other after about a week."
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"Keeping in mind that my last pair was a set of CX-880's, these sounded tinny and the metal casing was very large and ended up causing discomfort in my years."
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"IMO these are best for Metal and Rock, people who listen to bass heavy music such as Dubstep should look elsewhere to find what they need."
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"-Very suitable for every genre, they sound amazing for piano, violin, rock, and metal."
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"Apparently it's a known issue with these headphones, somewhat ironically, due to how well built they are (all the metal is a very good conductor for static charge)."
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"Pros - Good Value - Great Sound, Nice Metal Connector, Fabric CordCons - Bit Large - Need for Aftermarket Ear Tips"
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"Up until this point my best pair of earbuds were SkullCandy Full Metal Jacket."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"They're good but not having the microphone on the wire or track controls gets annoying."
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"Weird wires, no mic as advertised."
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"Tangles easy and the lack of a mic is kind of annoying."
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"I had hoped to replace a set of MEElectronics M6P earbuds with a mic because the pads that fit me wore out and it's hard to find replacements for them because they have a narrow speaker shaft (pads don't attach securely)."
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"Only negative thing I can say is I wish they had a mic volume control to work with my phone....but for the price honestly its a null point."
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"They're good but not having the microphone on the wire or track controls gets annoying."
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"However, I've decided to keep them and buy a second set of Monoprice headphones which actually do feature an inline mic, the sound quality is just that good!"
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"Awesome price, plus they sound great, but wish the mic on it worked properly for taking phone calls."
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"Now if monoprice would make a better version of those phones (better wearing comfort, better tips, better cords with a mic) i'd easily pay $20 for them."
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"I THOUGHT THESE HAD A MICROPHONE BECAUSE OF THE PICTURES BUT THEY DON'TThat said, these headphones are amazing for anyone who doesn't use a microphone when they use headphones when they use a phone, which I do, so these are my backup (lol) headphones."
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Music

Music:
"For music is not highly recommend"
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"However, as a college student who listens to music daily on the way to class, this IEM's problems were not worth my time or effort."
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"This kind of thing can be a problem if you listen to a lot of different styles of music from different time periods ranging from The Beatles to The Who to Oldies tunes to Power Metal and old school prog like Yes with punchy mids etc...My only complaint with these headphones is the odd way that the cord comes out of the buds themselves."
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"(I hate how the word earbuds are misused commonly).My music were all FLAC and 320 kbps mp3s, with some WAV files."
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"The braided cable does make a noise when you move around, so I guess they're not that good for music with exercising."
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"there is no shortage of the cheap earbuds problem is the music quality is not that great."
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"Some music sounds really good on these."
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"Good for desk music in a small office!"
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"To me, a great headphone forces you to listen to the music."
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"These may be great for some applications but are not dynamic enough for all music types."
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"The basic breakdown is as follows:PROS:If you want these earbuds to listen to music at your desk, they're absolutely fantastic for the price, and a 5 star item+Great sound quality that hasn't faltered a bit in over 6 months+Surprising comfortable."
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Noise

Noise:
"I've never been so happy to have noise canceling heavy (but not too heavy) bass earphones in my entire life."
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"I wanted a set of audiophile ear buds with noise isolation but would never be able to afford anything like that."
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"very nasty fit and the cables produce a loud noise on friction with collar clothes"
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"I don't care what anybody says about the weird shape; it helps reduce excess noise and these have awesome quality."
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"And do not so much as touch the cord or move around as any contact with the cord transfers the sound directly to my painful ears (Noise Isolation?"
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"Not great for very loud ambient noise, like airplanes, but very much worth every penny."
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"It have a great quality of sound and blocks out other noise well."
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"I have used them for about 4-6 hours at work and they do a great job keeping out noise."
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"The noise cancellation is also better which I love :)"
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"The Monoprice 108320 In-Ear Enhanced Bass Hi-Fi Noise Isolating Earphones sound quite good for the price, but they have a fatal flaw: their ultrathin cloth-covered wires are impossible to keep from getting tangled."
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"Good sound but do not cancel out any noise"
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Packaging

Packaging:
"The replacement arrived in already-opened packaging (that was damaged) and had the exact same problem."
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"These cost as much as the headphones themselves, but the $30 package is still a good value."
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"I then bought the Monoprice 110154 Enhanced Bass Earphones with Built-In Microphone and Play Pause Controls for Cellphones - Retail Packaging - Blue and they fit really well."
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"It does not come in a tiny plastic bag, rather a pretty nice package that includes 2 extra sets of buds (Small + Large).Otherwise, the headphones themselves are the same as before."
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"Construction and packaging were fine, no complaints there."
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"Now I'm really pleased with the entire package."
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Plastic

Plastic:
"Just the way they're shaped and the hardness of the plastic casing is really uncomfortable when resting against your ear for prolonged periods of time."
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"I did immediately replace the flimsy plastic rubber tips with memory foam ones, though."
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"The sound is very good, but the bulky plastic housing is uncomfortable and requires some bizarre adjustment and positioning."
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"Solid build quality, braided cord instead on plastic is nice if weird at first, and good sound quality especially compared to the more expensive Apple headphones."
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"After prolonged use, however (30 minutes or longer) they become extremely painful, thanks to the rather large hard plastic housing."
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"I loved how they sound and the non plastic cord, but the earbuds are a bit big and they feel and look too plastic and not very good quality."
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"The fabric cable feels a lot nicer than cheap plastic, has never shredded on me, but does have a bit of a microphonics issue."
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"The sound is very good, but the bulky plastic housing is uncomfortable and requires some bizarre adjustment and positioning."
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"Solid build quality, braided cord instead on plastic is nice if weird at first, and good sound quality especially compared to the more expensive Apple headphones."
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"It does not come in a tiny plastic bag, rather a pretty nice package that includes 2 extra sets of buds (Small + Large).Otherwise, the headphones themselves are the same as before."
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"Surprisingly good build quality as well (at least for the all black version.. the silver version looks like it might be made of cheaper, less robust plastic)."
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Plug

Plug:
"I've seen a lot of ear plugs ones that just don't last these are the best ones I've ever had for about $10 they hold up I use them for work I use them when I do my cardio and they hold up so well I bought two more pairs because they're so good 1 pair should last me at least 10 years with the right use."
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"my next fav was skullcandy 2xl until the plug broke."
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"The cable from the earphones to the plug seems a tad flimsy, but on the plus side there is no rubbing noise when I move around with these in my ears."
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"Super uncomfortable, I haven't tried swapping out the ear plug part yet."
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"Because this part of the design failed, all of the stress of these over-sized earphones is pushed into the plug."
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"The plugs are inexpensive, not cheap, but they easily beat much more pricey ones like JVC Xtreme, which are cheap junk."
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"However, the smallest plugs fit my ears really well; they isolate well, and I get a great deal without discomfort."
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"I did not have any problems with the stock plugs as I've read in other reviews, get these! "
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"Awesome headphones but you need to get better padded plugs for your ears for comfort."
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"They phones fit my ear pretty well with the default middle-sized plug, with the outer part of the headphone sealing the outer ear pretty well."
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"The in ear plugs seals out external noise pretty well while the drivers give a rich overall audio soundscape."
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Price

Price:
"These sound great for the price, they have great treble, decent but not fantastic bass, and a somewhat lacking mid range but for an $8 set of buds they are fantastic."
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"Definitely recommend these especially for the price it's a great deal just not the best for activities like working out or anything."
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"The wire is a little flimsy, but for the price that's to be expected."
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"Nice price a little disappointed with the sound"
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"For such a low price, its hard to do any better."
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"You can't beat great walk around for the price."
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"These are a great buy for the price."
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"These are very impressive for the price."
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"Very nice earphones for the price."
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"Love these headphones...great price, good sound, durable, very happy."
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"Great price, great sound, fix the tangle issue."
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Quality

Quality:
"I did find the sound quality to be good, not great."
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"The quality of the sound just isn't as great as I expected it to be."
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"The sound quality is not as good as advertised and the only way to keep the earbuds in my ears are if I'm simply sitting."
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"So as everyone has already mentioned, the sound quality is great but the tips build is just extremely uncomfortable."
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"A winning combination of awful sound quality, terrible build quality, and painful wearability."
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"The sound quality is quite nice!"
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"It have a great quality of sound and blocks out other noise well."
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"The bass sounds amazing, the whole sound quality is very clear and the volume is great!"
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"I read good things about Monoprice delivering high quality for low price, and in this case it's more like good quality for low price."
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Range

Range:
"These sound great for the price, they have great treble, decent but not fantastic bass, and a somewhat lacking mid range but for an $8 set of buds they are fantastic."
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"However,once they have broken in, they will perform better than most IEMs in the $50-70 range(and a few in the $100+ range)."
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"Awesome headphones, great bass, sub bass, and mid ranges once you get them broken in beyond the 40 hour mark, you will start to see the sound signature even out."
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"They need to move your eardrum in order to replicate a full range so good fit is imperative, not just for comfort, but also for sonic effectiveness."
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"Not super comfortable, but the best you will find in this price range."
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"The sound quality is great for $10 earbuds with a wide range and the bass also isn't super high like some other cheap earbuds."
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"These are, by far, the best earbuds I have purchased in this price range."
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"Great sound across a wide range of music and audio."
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"They have a really decent range and the bass is buttery smooth and not hyped at all."
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"Sounds are very clear in all low, mid and high ranges."
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Response

Response:
"Very weak bass response."
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"The only problem is that they have very little low-end response."
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"Great response."
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"They off surprisingly good bass response while being clear and without distortion."
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"The bass response is nice and they fit well."
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"Just pointing out that pretty frequency response graphs aren't everything."
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"The sound quality is great, and the bass response is the best one could hope for with earbuds."
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Rubber

Rubber:
"The rubber pieces for your ears is terrible."
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"Earbuds of this shape take a little getting used to, and the rubber caps aren't that comfortable compared to buds i've had in the past, but man, I really can't get over how good these are for the price."
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"Some reviews have mentioned that the rubber inserts are terrible."
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"I did immediately replace the flimsy plastic rubber tips with memory foam ones, though."
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"I am quite happy with these IEMsThe sound range on them is very even, and although the rubber eartips are not very good, they are easily replacedI am on my second pair, since my cat killed the first set I bought"
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"I have no problems with them fitting or staying in, and unlike the reviewer(s) who said the stock rubber tips are terrible, I think they're terrific."
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"Works well so far and it's nice that it comes with 2 extra sets of rubber earbuds in a smaller or larger size."
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"(The rubber stock tips allows a good seal with the Bose tips to seal in the bass, otherwise it'll sound like crap)Enjoy the Monoprice IEM for $20 ($10 for the Monoprice and $10 for the Bose Tips) vs. paying $100+ for the Bose earphones."
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"They don't stay in my ears well with any of the rubber tips provided, due in part to their odd shape."
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"They don't fit my ears well, even after changing the rubber end pieces."
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"-However- I must say that they never once fell out (after I figured out the correct way to insert them - there are no instructions, and the L and R stamped on each one was VERY easy to miss), and the rubber eartips did a decent job sealing the ear canal which is crucial for noise isolation and (much more importantly) bass response."
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Shape

Shape:
"Only small negative is due to shape, they take a second to put in or out."
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"I don't care what anybody says about the weird shape; it helps reduce excess noise and these have awesome quality."
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"My only complaint is the actual shape of the drivers."
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"The way that the cord comes out of the earpieces in a bit of a hook shape is kind of weird and causes some serious tangles, but honestly, for the price and the quality of these, who even cares?"
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"One major issue I have is with the shape--there's a weird triangular thing coming off the side that the wire comes from at a weird angle, and I can't figure out how it's actually supposed to go in your ear--it doesn't actually fit in mine, but I frequently have that problem with earbuds so it may not be an issue for others."
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"Pros: sound, price, and pretty much everything about themCons: weird shape, cheap cord, and bad tips."
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"The shape is a little awkward for my ear but otherwise very good."
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"The fabric covered cord is interesting and seems durable (especially since the shape of the earbuds ensures that they will catch on everything) but also allows these things to become a tangled mess."
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"Good fit, love the shape and the sound quality is way more than what you pay for or expect!"
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"The over ear design of these Monoprice buds are better since the wire perfectly conforms to the shape of your ear without problems."
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"Pros: sound, price, and pretty much everything about themCons: weird shape, cheap cord, and bad tips."
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Size

Size:
"The large drivers are moderately uncomfortable for people with small ears, and overall sound quality is meh."
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"Only small negative is due to shape, they take a second to put in or out."
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"Super uncomfortable and all 3 sizes feel weird in my earsUncomfortable even with after market tips for me."
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"Note: expecting a lot of bass from any earbud is probably inviting disappointment because the drivers are simply too small to be effective in low frequencies, but even in terms of other earbuds I've used these are somewhat lacking in the bass department."
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"if you have small ears you may not even be able to wear them."
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"Okay, but I wasn't paying attention and they have the wrong size jack for what I need."
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"The IEMs come with three sizes of sleeves, and there is always one that fits me very well."
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"Very good quality sound, the earpieces are kind of large but I have very small ears and they still fit comfortably."
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"I use them all the time at work (nice that they're small and discreet!"
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"Good for desk music in a small office!"
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"That said, they include some extra of the little black pads in different sizes, so you should be able to find one that fits your ears."
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Sound

Sound:
"Sound is great but they are a weird design."
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"Solid sound, but not exceptional."
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"The only negative is the first few months the rubbing of the wire on anything makes an annoying sound but you get used to it and I don't ever notice it anymore."
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"I did find the sound quality to be good, not great."
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"Nice price a little disappointed with the sound"
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"The sound is really great, and the discomfort is lessened with wear and proper insertion."
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"At a relatively medium volume, these block-out so much other sounds it is amazing."
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"However, I am amazed at how great they sound."
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"Some music sounds really good on these."
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"I recommend getting some Comply memory foam tips like i did as they are much more comfortable and help improve the sound by sealinf"
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"Great sounding earbuds."
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Treble

Treble:
"These sound great for the price, they have great treble, decent but not fantastic bass, and a somewhat lacking mid range but for an $8 set of buds they are fantastic."
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"The base isn't great, but the mods and treble is good."
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"I'll try burning them in some, but right now the treble is pretty piercing, and the bass is still weak."
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"I'm rock primarily, and the tinny treble on these just don't make them enjoyable to listen to."
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"bass is low powerful and not muddy at all (which I have found to be a problem in some of my other earbuds) mids are clean and trebles are clear, high, and crisp."
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"The speakers in these are massive for ear-buds, this gives the pair a strong bass and, to my liking, clear treble."
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"Heavy bass, with extremely clear mids and trebles."
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"The mids were clear and the treble was crisp--maybe a little too crisp for my taste."
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"the sound of these things out of the box is pretty awful by any standard- huge spikes in treble and low bandwidth."
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"a little hot on the treble side but great 'buds for the money."
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Value

Value:
"Pro 1: At $10, these large drivers come at a ridiculous value."
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"I really want to like these headphones, as they represent a great meeting of quality of sound and price value, but... Man, they are really annoyingly uncomfortable."
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"If one is lost or broken, you will get over it, but until then enjoy the value and the sound! "
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"However, considering the higher price, they are not as good a value as some others in this group."
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"All in all, a good value for $12, but don't expect anything mind-blowing."
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"Good pair of value in-ear headphones."
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"Very good value...decent sound for mobile use."
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"Best earbuds I have tried for the money, amazing value and fits perfect in my ears with the standard size"
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"Good value, separates sounds well, better for electronic music"
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Vocal

Vocal:
"These Monoprice buds do pretty well with clean guitars, drums, and vocals, but don't do too well with cymbals and highs very well."
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"Sound is clear, not bassy, you can feel the vocals."
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"These headphones are good if you want to listen to vocal tracks but forget about enjoying this as far as electronic dance bass driven is concerned."
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"Really punchy sound, and I'm surprised at how good the vocals are."
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"The synths are crisp, vocals clear, BASS is deep and thumpy while not muddy."
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"Vocals (male or female) are generally clear, though male voices in the lower range can sound a bit hollow."
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Volume

Volume:
"These sound tinny and crappy, effectively zero base, and the increased VOLUME from 14.5 drivers just hurts my ears with piercing highs... Also, they don't look cool in real life, because they are cheap plastic."
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"Pretty sloppy bass and nasty static at low volume."
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"Only negative thing I can say is I wish they had a mic volume control to work with my phone....but for the price honestly its a null point."
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"At a relatively medium volume, these block-out so much other sounds it is amazing."
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"The bass sounds amazing, the whole sound quality is very clear and the volume is great!"
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"Great price for great earbuds, if I crank up the volume on my HTC One M8 to a maximum I can't bear the noise, it's like I at disco club, that's how loud they can be."
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"The headphones will become much less efficient after these filters are applied so you will have to increase the volume further to reach the same spl as before."
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"They're great at high volume, and drown out back noise."
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