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Venture Electronics (VE) Monk+/Monk Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Venture Electronics (VE) Monk+/Monk Plus. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and bass quality. The durability and price also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the noise isolation.

sound, price, durability, bass quality, portability

noise isolation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Venture Electronics (VE) Monk+/Monk Plus is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: SOULSIK (head-fi.org)

The budget god - $5????? HOW?

 

INTRODUCTION LET'S START OFF BY SAYING THAT WHAT I AM ABOUT REVIEW IS NOT HEADPHONES BUT DESTROYS MANY HEADPHONES IN SOUND QUALITY. Hey bob have you tried that headphone? Hey bob have you tried that IEM? Hey bob have you tried those speakers? Hey bob...

sound stage, detailed, great sound

sound isolation but these are earbuds

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: Hypespazm (head-fi.org)

These are the biggest BANG for your BUCK. Is a Humble Statement! These are GAMING MACHINES!

 

First and Foremost I want to say that these are by far the biggest BANG for YOUR BUCK. I honestly Dont think these guys should be selling these under 10 bucks... These are so versatile I have about 5 of these. 1 in every room. I have these laying...

SQ, Sound Stage, Bright. Clear, Detailed BOOMY Bass.

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: canoniz06 (head-fi.org)

VE Monk+, TY Hi Z 32S

 

Burn in time: 70 hours both earbuds (reviewed with thin foam- Monk+, Hi Z full foam) Track Demo'd: California Kids- Weezer Source: HP laptop w/ Hifime DAC Right off the bat, I am able to notice the Monk+ has richer vocals. They sound closer, more...

Value, Soundstage, Detail

lacks bass to complete a great sound

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: audiophilefan (head-fi.org)

VE Monk Plus - Otherworldly

 

BACKGROUND My wife gave these to me as a gift and… Oh my God. That's it. My review could've ended with “Oh my God” and I could've been happy. But the rest of you won't be since reviews are intended to inform, not just to praise. This review will be a...

Addictive sound signature, immediately enjoyable out-of-the-box sound, durable, looks good, mic is accurate and reactive

Comfort issue without foams

Feb, 2017

Consumer review by: spronkey (head-fi.org)

These things are *fantastic*

 

These are *fantastic* for the price. Compared side by side to some old Sennheiser MX500s, that cost at least 4x as much, the Monk+ absolutely wipes the floor - they are hugely superior. Warm sound, detailed sound, strong sound. Good cable length. Build...

Excellent sound

Microphonics on chord.

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: asymcon (head-fi.org)

Monk+ rocks like original, but support could have been improved

 

Back in January 2016 I purchased the original Monk as presented by VE at that time. At first I was a bit skeptical, not just for the price, but no earbuds I have had were any good. They turned out to be amazing success, I went that far as to completely...

Amazing, detailed and very revealing, yet neutral sound.

No technical data published, preventing buyers from making informed purchase.

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: kydu (head-fi.org)

the hidden $5 gem!!

 

The Monk Plus is opening eyes to this industry. I listen to these almost every day for their plain fun sound, and honest nature. Driven by my iphone 6s plus they are true to the recording, and addictive in so many ways. The Monk plus will scale very...

musicality, seductive tone, great build

Nov, 2016

Consumer review by: AT Khan (head-fi.org)

Best Bang for the Buck? Yes Sir.

 

The Venture Electronics Monks + Let me immediately get this out of the way now; Giant Killers?: Yes. End of Review. Haha ok, ok. Let's dig in a bit deeper. Ill elaborate for some of you who haven't experienced the fun yet. I'm just gonna review these...

Great Sound. No Fatigue. Open-ness, and Natural Listening. Easy Mods. Bass - Almost Complete. A Fraction of Money for the Sound.

Bass improved by EQ'ing. Looks: Oldschool. Build: Just OK. Bit Fragile - Need Care. No Detachble Cables. Fitting is a Challenge. Not for Workout.

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Hisoundfi (head-fi.org)

Possibly the best five bucks you'll ever spend. The Monk Plus budget audiophile earphone from Venture Electronics

 

At the time this review was written, the Venture Electronics Monk Plus was listed for sale on the VE website and also on Aliexpress. Here are links to their listing of the product: https://www.veclan.com/engappliance_sel_one?eng_ApplianceVo.eac_id=4...

Revolutionary price to performance factor, Fantastic mid-range, Various jack and adapter options, Hits a sweet spot with portable audiophile rigs

Not ideal for loud environments, Lack of sub bass extension, At the end of the day they still fit and seal like your typical earbud

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: Tayyab Pirzada (head-fi.org)

$5 Earphones that produce high-end sound

 

The VE Monk is a $5 earbud that produces high-end quality sound. This type of value is pretty unfathomable. Pros: Surprisingly good bass for $5 headphones, the foams included with them (and not sold anywhere else) are probably the most comfortable...

Surprisingly good bass, very comfortable foams, fairly wide soundstage, non-recessed vocals

Bass quality could be better, detailing could be more, soundstage could be wider

Jul, 2016