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  • Monoprice 8323 headphones...

    ...scary good for the $24. If all you need are really good sounding cans on a budget - give these a serious consideration.
    Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.

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    How is the comfort level? I need headphones that don't hurt the ears after prolonged use.

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    • #3
      Re: Monoprice 8323 headphones...

      The review seems positive enough.
      http://www.cnet.com/news/how-good-ca...headphones-be/

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      • #4
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        So I order a pair for the beach, waiting room, etc. Will report back.
        Kenny

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        • #5
          Re: Monoprice 8323 headphones...

          apparently your judgment is clouded by the bang-for-buck proposition
          Caleb b

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            Re: Monoprice 8323 headphones...

            Originally posted by caleb View Post
            apparently your judgment is clouded by the bang-for-buck proposition
            Yeah!
            Kenny

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            • #7
              Re: Monoprice 8323 headphones...

              Thanks Johnny -

              looks like a great value!

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by ani_101 View Post
                I wouldn't take cnet reviews too serious. IMO, they often write good reviews for mediocre or even poor sounding stuff. As an example: http://www.cnet.com/products/monoprice-8250/
                I had gotten a pair because I noticed I had a credit on my account. Didn't even remember why, but I wanted to try these "good" cheap speakers just cause. Wow, total disappointment. The tweeters are almost painful to listen too. The woofers sounded boomy. I added a little stuffing behind the ports and it improved it a little. I used them in the garage for about a year and ended up giving them to my brother. On a old Onkyo stereo receiver, they sound a tad better cutting the treble a little and hitting the loudness button. Still pretty poor sounding IMO, but my brother likes them, so I guess it's a plus.

                Not saying the monoprice headphones aren't nice, but reviews can be hit or miss. Too many times, it's a miss. The overall goal seems to be, say something positive, no matter what.

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                  Re: Monoprice 8323 headphones...

                  Originally posted by generic View Post
                  I wouldn't take cnet reviews too serious. IMO, they often write good reviews for mediocre or even poor sounding stuff. As an example: http://www.cnet.com/products/monoprice-8250/
                  I had gotten a pair because I noticed I had a credit on my account. Didn't even remember why, but I wanted to try these "good" cheap speakers just cause. Wow, total disappointment. The tweeters are almost painful to listen too. The woofers sounded boomy. I added a little stuffing behind the ports and it improved it a little. I used them in the garage for about a year and ended up giving them to my brother. On a old Onkyo stereo receiver, they sound a tad better cutting the treble a little and hitting the loudness button. Still pretty poor sounding IMO, but my brother likes them, so I guess it's a plus.

                  Not saying the monoprice headphones aren't nice, but reviews can be hit or miss. Too many times, it's a miss. The overall goal seems to be, say something positive, no matter what.
                  Though I agree most totally about reviews, the speakers you mentioned were $33. I seriously doubt you thought they would be hidden gems.....

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                  • #10
                    Re: Monoprice 8323 headphones...

                    Thanks for the info Johnny. I ordered a few... my BOSE tri-port ear surrounds are all torn up, and I have a nephew who would like these.
                    Incidentally, have you listened to them yourself or just know folks who have?

                    TomZ
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                    *Part 2 *Gluing multiple curved laminations of HDF *Cello's Speaker Project Page

                    *Building the "Micro-B 2.1 Plate Amplifier -- Part 1 * Part 2 * Part 3 * Part 4 * * Part 5 'Review' * -- Assembly Instructions PDF

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                    • #11
                      Re: Monoprice 8323 headphones...

                      Originally posted by ROTECH View Post
                      Though I agree most totally about reviews, the speakers you mentioned were $33. I seriously doubt you thought they would be hidden gems.....
                      No, but I didn't expect them to be so bad either. If they would have simply padded the tweeter down to the level of the woofer, they would have been sooo much better. I'd actually rate them as awful. Not even good enough for working on the car in the garage kind of bad. Better then nothing at all, but they just had a piercing fatiguing sound to them. The woofer was fine for it's price range, but the bleeding screaming tweeter just ruined it for me.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Monoprice 8323 headphones...

                        They're easy enough to modify—a lot of other cheap headphones don't come apart with screws. Damping the ear cups behind the drivers is cheap and improves the sound and isolation. I just used little bits of Peel & Seal and stuffed some Safe 'n' Sound in there. Maybe some kind of liquid rubber or silicone would be better, I couldn't say since I'm happy enough with them as they are (modified). You can replace the ear pads easily enough, a lot of generic ones for the V6/DT250 fit. They also make good recipients for drivers from other headphones with broken headbands and such.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Monoprice 8323 headphones...

                          I have a pair sitting here. I really like them - whether that makes me deluded or not, I guess I just don't care.
                          Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Monoprice 8323 headphones...

                            Originally posted by johnnyrichards View Post
                            I have a pair sitting here. I really like them - whether that makes me deluded or not, I guess I just don't care.
                            I've tried a few headphones and some more expensive ones that I really just didn't like for some reason. I was surprised to really like the Bose pair, but I did.
                            I'm not opposed to a $30 pair of phones doing a nice job, your endorsement is enough for me to give them a try for sure.
                            I buy quite a few things that folks on here recommend as being good... I've found some real gems on here!
                            Thanks, Johnny.

                            TomZ
                            *Veneering curves, seams, using heat-lock iron on method *Trimming veneer & tips *Curved Sides glue-up video
                            *Part 2 *Gluing multiple curved laminations of HDF *Cello's Speaker Project Page

                            *Building the "Micro-B 2.1 Plate Amplifier -- Part 1 * Part 2 * Part 3 * Part 4 * * Part 5 'Review' * -- Assembly Instructions PDF

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                            • #15
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                              I got some 8320 last year around may and still use them in the office. They sound quite well, my complaint is the cable, it sucks...
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