Surprise, surprise, Monoprice is back with Big Bang II! Their first big bang of 2018 gave us two closed-back planar-magnetic headphones and a quarter of headphone amps from the tiny to the twenty-pounders! Their second Bigg Bang of 2018, the Spring edition, brings two curiously named headphones and a couple of …Alex Cavalli co-branded amps!
TWO NEW CURIOUSLY NAMED HEADPHONES
Monoprice is back with two new dynamic open-back headphones with the rather curious names of M600 and M650. Totally not HD 600 and HD 650 🙂 Not a lot of information is known about these yet, but the Monoprice product pages for these, PIDs 30864 and 30865 reveal these specs:
- open-back dynamic headphones
- 50mm drivers
- 64 ohm impedance
- 98 and 100 dB Sensitivity
- the M650 listing says 2 meter cable length
- cloth and leather earpads included
- prices $130 and $150 respectively
- release estimate May 31st in 2018
The M600 and M650 product descriptions poignantly state, mayhaps to distinguish between these and other Monoprice products that obviously share origins with other products:
“designed from the ground up for the Monolith series”
The M650 “features a larger earcup”, and have an extra 5 Hz in their frequency range versus the M600 (15-20K versus 20-20K)
ALEX CAVALLI x MONOPRICE
A big get for Monoprice as they continue to push their Monolith series as something of a premium value, two new products co-branded with Alex Cavalli, with a late June 2018 release estimate.
For an affordable $100, they offer the “Monolith Liquid Spark Headphone Amplifier by Alex Cavalli”, PID 33304. These have RCA on the back, and with a headphone output on the front. In the “Answers” section, a Monoprice “Staff” person said when asked on “output impedance”:
“Less than 0.1 ohms and most likely less than 0.05 ohms”
The other new entry is starting at $700, it is the “Monolith Liquid Platinum Headphone Amplifier by Alex Cavalli” with PID 33305. It is a Balance version of the Cavalli Liquid Crimson. RCA and balanced connections on the back, and headphones outputs on the front.