Here at Gear Diary we have the opportunity to use and review some great headphones (most recently, Judie reviewed the Harman Kardon SOHO on-ear headphones). When I saw an ad for sub-$30 DJ headphones from Monoprice, I got to wondering … how would an inexpensive pair of no-name headphones hold up against far pricier options?
First up, we will be putting the Monoprice Hi-Fi DJ Style Over the Ear Pro Headphones up against the Scosche RH1060, and while we will have the HEADphone-to-HEADphone post up next week, we thought we would run down the numbers.
The Scosche RH1060s have 40mm drivers, offer an impedance of 32Ω, a frequency response of 20 Hz to 20KHz and a sensitivity of 100dB +/- 3dB at 1KHz. They also cost $199.99. (The wired version have the same size drivers, same impedance, and a slightly greater frequency range. The cost $149.99.) You can check out our review of the Scosche RH1060′s here.
The Monoprice Hi-Fi DJ Style Over the Ear Pro Headphones have whopping 50mm drivers, an impedance of 40 ohms, a frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz and a sensitivity 100 +/- 3 dB / 1mW. In other words, on paper they look like they compete quite nicely against the Scosche RH1060 over-the-ear headphones. The big difference — at least on paper — is that the Monoprice headphones are just $23.20, and they cost even less if purchased in bundles.
Can these sub-$25 headphones hold their own against the far more expensive pair? We’ll be taking a look next week, and then we’ll be giving the Monoprice Headphones away!
No, on second thought, let’s get a head start on the giveaway before we even but the headphones head-to-head.
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