Review Monoprice Form Fitting Hi-Fi Gaming Headphones

Published on June 05, 2015

Review Monoprice Form Fitting Hi-Fi Gaming Headphones

    I continue to acquaint you with the line of the American company Monoprice, the distributors of which are our company SOUND4YOU . Today I want to introduce you to the Monoprice Form Fitting Hi-Fi Gaming plug-in headphones, which the manufacturer positions, as you might guess from the name, more for computer games.

    Many can say that the prefix “gaming” is, first of all, a marketing move and, in part, it really is. But this does not mean that they are not suitable for listening to music. If you are a fan of playing on your tablet or smartphone, and in between rounds prefer to listen to a couple of tracks of your favorite music, then, definitely, Monoprice Form Fitting Hi-Fi Gaming headphones will be an excellent 2-in-1 solution.

    I will try to not be biased and objective: in addition to the colorful text, the review will describe all the shortcomings that I discovered.

    I can immediately say if you are an avid audiophile - skip this review and go to the section of the top-end expensive Monoprice headphones.



    Packaging:
    Traditionally, we start with packaging. Headphones Monoprice Form Fitting Hi-Fi Gaming are delivered in a compact box measuring 10.5 x 8.5 x 4 cm. On the front side of the box, the headphones themselves are clearly visible through an insert made of transparent soft plastic.



    Scope of delivery:
    Inside, a completely standard set awaits us: directly Form Fitting Hi-Fi Gaming headphones and two pairs of interchangeable silicone ear pads (L and S), mid-size M earbuds, as a rule, always on the headphones themselves.
    There is no instruction, but I am sure that there are very few people who do not know how to use the in-ear headphones. The main technical parameters are indicated on the back of the package.



    Appearance and materials:
    Designers tried unambiguously over appearance. The shape of the Monoprice Form Fitting Hi-Fi Gaming headphones resembles a carnation, due to the fact that the cable comes out of the case not at an angle, which is somewhat unusual and creative. Many might think that this solution is impractical, that the wire will bend at an angle of 90 °, but I assure you that it is not. The engineers thought over this point: due to the fact that the nozzle does not adjoin the head in the center, when fixing the earphone into the ear canal, it turns out that the body itself is not vertically, but with a downward inclination.



    Therefore, the cable harmoniously leaves the case and looks like a sequel, which is very elegant, in my opinion.
    But in addition to creativity, such a solution for the location of the cord output also adds points to the “usability” line. Namely, the usefulness is that it is very easy to remove the headphones from the ears, just pull the wire a little. There are no unpleasant sensations.

    Based on the materials I put all five points. The nozzle and the main body of the housing where the driver is located are made of steel with a matte finish. Also the protective mesh on the nozzle is made of metal. Visually, the lower part of the case seems to be made of plastic. But it is also made of black metal. It turns out that the headphone housing Monoprice Form Fitting Hi-Fi Gaming is made entirely of metal.

    Headphones are not heavy and in life are not as massive as it might seem from the photographs.



    Cable and plug:
    The cable is round in shape and has a standard length of 120 cm, but the distance from the head to the separator is somewhat increased, in my opinion, is 40 cm. The cord completely has a rubberized braid, which in a compartment with a round shape tells us that the cable will become tangled.

    The separator and plug are metal, though the plug has that part where the wire enters is made of rubber to reduce pressure. The plug is straight, and it’s very convenient to pull a phone or smartphone out of your pocket. The plug has a gold plating, which gives corrosion resistance.



    Sound:
    And finally, by sound. First, I’ll give the main technical characteristics:
    • Driver size: 8mm
    • Frequency range: 20Hz-20kHz
    • Sound pressure (sensitivity): 95 ± 3 dB
    • Maximum power: 5 mW
    • Impedance: 32 ohms


    When you first get acquainted with these headphones, you definitely notice not just a loud sound, but its clarity and clarity.
    I started the review with the fact that the headphones are positioned for computer games and they really do great in different explosions, shooting or the roar of the motor, i.e. individual sharp sounds in the background of a calm general scene. Therefore, the Monoprice Form Fitting Hi-Fi Gaming headphones cannot be called bass, otherwise the game sounds would have looked with a rattle and rattle.

    Mid and high frequencies are the strongest side of these headphones, tones sound deep and natural. Therefore, in headphones Monoprice Form Fitting Hi-Fi Gaming will listen well Pop and Rock. But for genres like House, Rap and R&B, I would not recommend them.

    Price and warranty period:
    You can always find out on the availability and buy Monoprice Form Fitting Hi-Fi Gaming headphones on our website at the SOUND4YOU Mobile Sound Store or at our partners on Yandex.Market.
    For all Monoprice models, we provide a 12-month manufacturer's warranty.

    Conclusions:
    Headphones Monoprice Form Fitting Hi-Fi Gaming - a novelty in the company's lineup. As a result, we got a stylish and modern design with powerful and clear sound combined with good ergonomics. Headphones were designed for daily use, so they fit perfectly in the ear. But by sound, they cannot act as a universal solution for any genre.