Some day in seventh grade, I wore my headphones, and I’ve never taken them out since. And if you are anything like me, who prefers to have headphones permanently fixed around your head, you need the best one available. While socializing is all good and well, there is nothing more liberating than having your mood playlist blasting into your ears as the rest of the world blacks out into a blur.
While each person’s headphones expectations vary, the Monoprice is best-suited for noise-canceling. If absolute quiet and serenity are what you want your headphones to give and a wonderful sense of calm to listen to your music or audio alone, with no external noises piercing into your bubble, Monoprice 110010 should be at the top of your wishlist.
A set of noise-cancelling headphones is necessary when you need to drown out ambient noise. The exceptional noise reduction offered by Monoprice Noise Canceling Headphones creates a calm, empty soundstage for you to enjoy your favorite music. They can also be employed in situations where you most need silence without any music or sounds. The Active Noise Reduction circuit will eliminate all outside noises, providing you with the peace and quiet needed for concentration.
One AAA battery (included), which can last up to 50 hours, powers the ANR circuitry. The headphones can also be used passively, which allows you to hear part of your surroundings while still receiving superb sound reproduction. This mode does not activate the ANR circuitry.
The headphones include a 58-inch standard audio cable with a 90-degree connector on one end, a headphone/microphone splitter for use with PCs, a 3.5 mm to 1/4 inches plug adaptor, and an airline plug adapter in addition to a 55-inch audio cable with an inline microphone and control module. They come in a classy “hardshell” zippered nylon storage box with a nylon mesh interior pocket for the wires and other accessories that come with it.
The Monoprice 110010 Noise Cancelling headphones have a decent appearance. They are mostly dark grey in color with black accents on the cushioning, headband, and ear cups. The oval ear cup’s back boasts a glossy finish and discreet Monoprice branding. They look more upscale because the top of the headband is rubberized.
With a few small imperfections, button layout and operation are above average. On the ear cups, there is only one simple noise-canceling switch. The bundled cable’s inline controls are where you may find the other controls, including the call/music and volume buttons. The inline controls, however, lack good tactile input and are extremely flat.
- OS Compatibility- Not OS specific
- Talk-Through- No
- Additional Buttons- No
- Volume Control- Yes
- Microphone Control- No
- Channel Mixing- N/A
- Ease Of Use- Mediocre
- Feedback- Mediocre
- Call/Music Control- Yes
- Noise Cancelling Control- No
These headphones offer a mediocre level of comfort. The headband is reasonably flexible and does not exert excessive pressure. The ear cups are adjustable, lightweight, and nicely padded for comfort. Unfortunately, the ear cups are small, and the headband is not particularly well padded; thus, they might not fit every listener’s ears. This is not suitable for an over-ear design and might be uncomfortable during extended listening sessions.
While stable enough for daily use, these headphones will rapidly slide off your head while jogging. The ear cups are a little hefty, and the headband is not wide enough to keep them from wobbling while exercising. Although they’re not the best for usage in the gym, the cable will unhook if it gets hooked by something. Avoid having your headphones pulled from your head.
The Monoprice NC are over-ear headphones that are medium-sized. They are somewhat portable because the ear cups may be turned and folded flat to save space. They do not, however, fold into a smaller size, which makes them a little too bulky for certain people and too big for pockets, even bigger jacket pockets.
- L- 7.48″
- W- 7.09″
- H- 1.77″
- Volume- 93.93 in³
- Transmitter Required- N/A
The Monoprice NC’s construction quality is only average. The aluminium frame of the rubberized headband reinforces the entire construction. However, the headband creaks a lot when stressed, the metal frame is flimsy, and the joints are constructed of fragile plastic. The earcups’ construction quality is diminished by the poor-feeling material utilized in its construction.
Monoprice 110010 includes a durable case to shield the headphones from dings, severe falls, and some water damage. However, it does add some weight to the headphones, so you might need a bag to transport them.
- Type- Hard case
- L- 8.46″
- W- 7.87″
- H- 1.97″
- Volume- 131.13 in³
The Monoprice Noise Canceling can play continuously for up to 48 hours at average volume. Since you won’t need to replace the AAA battery as frequently, these are wonderful headphones to bring on long flights or road trips. They lack battery-saving features like an auto-off timer, but they do offer the advantage of being able to play audio long when the battery is totally depleted passively.
Pros and Cons of Monoprice 110010
- Excellent audio reproduction in the midrange and bass.
- Simple and effective button design.
- Noisy headband
- Over-ear style with tiny ear cups.
Overall, the Monoprice 110010 Hi-Fi Active Noise Canceling headphones are a respectable set. They have a chic appearance and provide accurate bass and midrange audio reproduction. Even though the noise isolation isn’t ideal, it’s adequate for situations like offices as long as you can get the little ear cups to seal well.