OneOdio Monitor 80 Review - How Good Are These Headphones?
Updated · Aug 22, 2022
Best for: DJ mixing and sound editing on a budget
OneOdio is a Chinese company founded more than 10 years ago. Its main purpose is to create high-quality audio equipment for people on a budget.
The OneOdio Monitor 80 is the first open-back headphones model produced by the firm. They help you monitor the sound at the base providing more immersive experience than closed-back ones. This allows you to ensure everything is perfect when you edit audio files.
As you might’ve guessed, the headphones are made for studio usage. Therefore, they are most suitable for beatmakers and DJs. Considering the fact that professionals can use them, the price is reasonable, even low.
But do they live up to the promised standard?
Features, Accessories, and Quality
Logically, we’ll start this OneOdio Monitor 80 review over the most important specifications and features.
First things first:
Open-back headphones have better soundstage and reproduction than closed-back ones. They also produce purer sounds. This is achieved by reducing distortion, which allows the air to flow through the earcups. In addition, it prevents air pressure accumulation and bass buildup.
OneOdio Monitor 80 offers a nominal impedance of 250Ω and 40mm dynamic drivers wrapped up in a stainless steel honeycomb mesh. It has High-Res audio certifications from JAS and CEA.
However, with a 250Ω, you need a more powerful source like an amp or DAC with a built-in amp function to really enjoy its benefits.
Although the headphones don’t produce much bass, they provide a frequency response of 10Hz - 40KHz. Another important specification is the 100dB ± 3dB sensitivity. This means that the more sensitivity they have, the less you need to turn up the volume.
I downloaded some live performance records and played them on my high-res player. I felt like I was a part of the crowd when I listened to them.
All is great, but are they comfortable enough?
Let’s have a look:
Even at first glance, you can tell that they are made for comfort. You’ll want that If you’re using them all day.
The velour earpads fit your ears perfectly. I spent over eight hours with them and felt no pain or discomfort.
They are lightweight (0.51lbs) and very flexible. The earcups swivel to 180 degrees, so they follow every head movement. Also, unlike faux leather ones, these don't stick to your ears.
The headband is adjustable and cushioned. It has a metal slider in it, which allows you to change the length according to your head size and shape.
There are no controls, and there isn’t an inbuilt battery. Meaning they will get their power from the audio source hardware through the cable.
But will they work with your device?
You can connect the headphones to almost any device with the two cables. The first one has two 3.5mm ends and is 40” long. The other one is a coiled cable with a 3.5mm and 1/4” end, stretching from 59” to 137”.
The cables are pretty long, so they can reach different, distant audio sources. This also comes in handy because they don’t get on your face or neck. This way, you can move freely across the studio.
On the downside, you can’t use Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Still, that’s not something you’d require in studio settings anyway, because of the latency.
The OneOdio Monitor 80 costs $99.99. This is one of the best value for money products on the market.
Additionally, the headphones come with a two-year warranty. The company will replace your defective product for free only once during this period.
Unfortunately, the firm doesn’t offer a money-back guarantee. If you’re unhappy with the order, you can return it within 60 days after the purchase. However, you’ll receive only a partial refund which equals the price of your item minus the shipping fees.
The website provides shipping worldwide. If you live in the US, the package will arrive at your doorstep between two and 10 working days. Note that the delivery period depends on your location.
OneOdio Monitor 80 Review - Verdict
Overall, OneOdio Monitor 80 headphones have a lot of advantages for their price. They really focus on immersive sound and will help you edit audio files.
They are perfect for entry-level DJ mixing or podcasting. But even if you’re a professional on a budget, they would still be a good fit for you.
The only disadvantage is that the company doesn’t provide a money-back guarantee. It only offers a partial refund within 60 days after the purchase.
So, do I recommend the product?
Definitely. It has an excellent value for money!
Simona’s desire to be a content writer came pretty randomly. But now, she’s dedicated to learning everything about technology and becoming the best at her job. Her favorite gadget is her iPhone, so she has all the know-how about it. She’s currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in English Philology. She is a dog person and dreams of having a Corgi (don’t we all?). She likes to cook, read books, and spend time with her family and friends.
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