Specification: 1. Product Name: MONK PLUS 2. Brand: Venture Electronics 3. Type: Earbuds 4. Impedance: 64Ω 5. Headphone sensitivity:116db 6. Frequency range: -000Hz 7. Interface: 3.5mm 8. Cable Length: 1.2m 9. Color: smoke, royal purple, coffee gold ,espresso 10.Headphone plug type: straight PLUG 11.Whether with Mic and remote: Optional 12. Size (diameter of shell):16.8mm The Monk Plus has made a name in the audiophile community because of its insane price-to-performance ratio. It was the brainchild of our founder, tuned to perfection by our chief sound engineer, KK. We sought to differentiate ourselves from the competition by offering you an experience like no other. The Monk Plus are tuned to have a balanced sound signature. You can tweak the sound signature to your liking by switching between the various foams provided. The Monk Plus can scale in proportion to the quality of your source gear. Amplification will help push the Monk Plus to the next level. If you don’t already have an amplifier, you can consider getting one of our amplifiers. We would recommend starting with the RA Plus. The Monk Omega Edition is the detachable version of the Monk Plus with a redesigned shell. With this, you can customise the sound signature even further by changing the cable to any 0.78mm terminated cable like our Oyaide 102 SSC. Our Facebook Community or Customer Service can assist you should you require further assistance. Simply click the “Facebook” icon at the top of the website or click the “Contact” icon.
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We cater to audiophiles who understand what audio is about. Is the Monk Plus suitable for you? Just answer the following question.
What do you think of a infamous brand of headphone created by Dr Dre?
Here is a simple question:
B. Good for decoration
C. Earmuffs for winter
D. Best headphones ever
If your answer is D, the Monk is not for you. Otherwise, go ahead and buy the Monk.
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We implement the CTIA standards for our Monk Plus with Mic as most smartphones nowadays uses it. The 1 button mic version can be used with Android/iOS devices. iOS 3 button mic version works with all Apple devices. Android 3 button mic version works with all Android devices.
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You maybe sitting there and asking, “But, Igor! Where exactly are all of my $5 really going?”, and the answer is here. This is where all the fu‘ss is located. The Monk is by far the best earbud I’ve heard to date, and yes, I’ve been hearing a lot about VE’s TOTL earbud the VE Zen, but I have not yet auditioned it and my statement stays true at the moment of me writing this review. The way I like to describe the VE Monk sounds is like listening to decent bookshelf speakers, or maybe even a full sized open headphone. To describe the Monk in a few words, it would be: natural, organic, open, immersing and detailed. The overall sound signature is quite balanced, somewhat low to mid fi in terms of clarity, and with a really awesome soundstage that is very immersing and natural. +++++ TREBLE +++++
Treble is clear and present, without any noticeable peaks or dips. It’s detailed enough to get pops and static, but a little cloudy in the lower regions. No sibilance what so ever, even in sibilant prone tracks. Cymbals shimmer but are a little smoothed. The treble maybe a little slow but it’s enjoyable. +++++ MIDS +++++
Mids are maybe just a tad forward but mostly neutral. They are full and warm but can get a slightly chesty, but not too much and can get a little shouty at high volumes. Vocals and acoustics is where the Monks really shine with it’s smooth and organic timber for both female and male vocals. Dare I say that there is a little bit of the Grado sound going on here. The transition from the bass and to the treble is impeccable and extremely smooth. +++++ BASS +++++
The bass is great and very impressive for an earbud. There is a lot of warmth that fills the whole spectrum. Mid and upper bass is very neutral and is reasonable fast and punchy. Of course, because you cannot really get a proper seal with an earbud, this means that the bass rolls off quite dramatically after around 100Hz, so sub-bass frequencies are loss completely, even at high volumes. +++++ Soundstage & Imaging +++++
You get the full concert experience when you listen to live recordings, especially orchestral recordings. The soundstage is really wide and deep, but in a very natural way. I don’t really know how to put my finger on it, but I think there’s some kind of resonance or reverb going on that makes them sound super open and very accurate and articulate in placement. This is probably what I’m mostly fond about with the Monk, as I am a huge sucker for great imaging.