Monolith M1060 Over Ear Planar Magnetic Headphones - Black/Wood W/ 106mm Driver

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ITEM#: 24873625

The Monolith M1060 planar headphones are the perfect way to experience your music collection. Featuring a 106mm planar driver technology that produces a detailed aural landscape and resolves all the sonic detail from the best recordings. Spectacular imaging, low distortion, and perfectly balanced sound make the Monolith M1060 a true audiophile listening experience.
Planar Drivers: Not your typical headphone driver! A planar magnetic driver is a flat membrane that is surrounded by magnets. When current is delivered, the membrane produces sound that has lower distortion, better bass, and pinpoint imaging that is usually not found in your typical headphone driver. The size of the driver in the Monolith M1060 is 106mm.
Open Back Design: Instead of an "inside your head" isolated experience that traditional closed-back headphones provide, open-back headphones provide a holographic listening experience. It's as if you're in the middle of a live performance, instead of being closed off from the world.
Comfort: The Monolith M1060 has been engineered to be comfortable for extended listening sessions. Large, comfy earpads made of faux leather and a padded headband are designed to keep you comfortable as you listen.

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  • Best Pair of Headphones for the Insane Low Price!
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    Absolutely excellent, audio is extremely clear and vibrant, as the planar drivers do their job nicely. Coming from Dynamic headphones to Planar has been a bit of a jump, but so far I've only heard improvements to the sound. The only other headphones I've used around this price range was the Audio-Technica ATH-ADG1X headset, but this sounds so much better. I have a Sennheiser Mixamp that pushes the sound quite well, but keep in mind that you may need a reasonable DAC/Amp to ensure it gets the necessary power. However, it seems to not require too much power, so you should be quite good no matter what, but a nice one would definitely help. The headband is very comfortable for me, however I do know some people dislike it, but I've come from some pretty uncomfortable headphones across the park, so perhaps I've grown accustom. It's still very much the most comfortable headphones I've worn and I believe some individuals are just overly picky in this case. If you'd like, their is always the ZMF pilot pad lambskin to replace it, but I feel it's unnecessary at this point. To ensure proper tilt of drivers and correct acoustics, the ear pads have a asymmetrical shape. They are thicker on the back of a head and gets narrower towards cheekbones. High density memory foam ensures comfort during listening sessions, to which I've enjoyed very much. The wood surrounding the drivers are a nice touch, but in the past have been known to crack. This has been relatively fixed in the V2 of these, which use mono plugs for the drivers if you want to identify the versions. The wood on mine was quite good, with a small nick lifting the wood a mm on the edge, but I don't believe it will affect the build quality in terms of turning into a crack, time will tell, but it's not noticeable in the slightest. Regardless, Monoprice back their Monolith headphones with a 5 year warranty, so you always have that to fall back on. On a final note, I've found the bass to be a little less defined in terms of oomph, but I've read the closed-back versions of these the M1060c improves on that a bit with a slightly more narrow soundstage, as well as changing how the wood is implemented in the headset. Since I don't have the closed-back version, I can't say definitively how they differ. Overall, it's a wonderful pair of headphones and at the price you can't beat the quality. The step up past this point would probably be the Audeze LCD-2, which these are generally a clone of, but the price goes up to almost $1000. I'm very satisfied with my purchase so far!

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