New Monoprice Hi-Fi Lightweight On-Ear Headphone Review – Budget Headphones

The folks over at Monoprice just launched some new headphones, and they sent me over a pair to review.

Monoprice Hi-Fi Lightweight On-Ear Headphone Features:

  • Engineered to deliver exceptional sound quality superior to leading premium headphones
  • Simple on-ear design is lightweight and extremely comfortable to wear for extended use and portable for travel
  • Corded cable features an in-line controller and microphone, allowing users to playback songs, answer/terminate phone calls, and adjust volume control
  • Price: $14.99


Drivers: 36mm dome

Frequency Response: 20Hz ~ 20kHz

Sensitivity: 101dB/mW

Impedance: 32 ohms @ 1kHz

Built-in Microphone? Yes

Inline Control: Play/Pause

Cord Length: 47”

Weight: 4.5 oz. (128g)

Monoprice Hi-Fi Lightweight On-Ear Headphone Design

monoprice-headphones-review-cindy-rodriguezI didn’t think these headphones were going to be all that great when I took them out of the box. They were lightweight and simple looking. Then I plugged the headphones into my laptop to listen to music and was blown away by the sound quality.

They only weigh 4.5 oz, which helps them not to feel too tight or heavy on your head when you’ve been wearing them for a while.

The pause/play button worked well on my Macbook, and I was able to answer and hang up phone calls on my iPhone 6 Plus with it as well.

My Experience Using the Hi-Fi Lightweight On-Ear Headphones

My main use for these headphones was to conduct podcast interviews via my computer. I plugged these headphones into my microphone, and the sound quality of the call was loud and clear. I was also able to hear myself well.

I edited my podcast while wearing these. I was able to hear some little annoying noises that I didn’t hear on my laptop speakers. I would imagine someone in a car or with some good headphones/speakers would have heard it and been annoyed. So it was really good that I used these. I’ll definitely be using them to edit future episodes from now on.

My Final Thoughts

Overall, these headphones were really good. I listened to a lot of different music on them, and the sound quality was great. The $14.99 price point is excellent. You can pick them up on either their site or Amazon for the same low price. I think I may pick up a few extra pairs for the folks on my Christmas list!