Killer Budget Wireless Earphones: Monoprice Horizon True Wireless ANC Earphones Review [VIDEO]

Manufacturer & Model
Monoprice Horizon True Wireless ANC Earphones
MSRP
$55
Link
https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=43452
Highlights
Great sounding earphones that stay in your ears. Hassle-free connection and use. Incredible battery life.
Summary
These wireless earphones are affordable and can easily compete head to head with wireless earphones costing several times as much.
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In this video review we evaluate Monoprice's Horizon True Wireless ANC Earphones. Coming in with almost identical specs as Apple's AirPods Pro but a quarter of the price, could these be too good to be true?

I'm not normally much of an earphones guy. I use them when I'm running and when I'm traveling, and due to this limited, specific use, sound quality is not my primary deciding factor. I'm looking for fit, ease of use and basic functionality. I spent a couple weeks with the Monoprice buds to see if they could compare to my AirPods Pro. After a trip to Dallas for CEDIA and a couple weeks of using them while running, the answer was very clear. Check out the video below to see how they stack up!





Monoprice Horizon True Wireless ANC Earphones
  • Connection: Bluetooth 5.2
  • Control: Touch
  • Charging Port: USB-C quick charge
  • Driver Size: 13mm
  • Playback Battery Life: up to 7 hours
  • Phone Battery Life: up to 5 hours
  • Case Charging: 28 hours
  • Water Resistance: IPx5 (IPx4 as reviewed)
  • Noise Cancellation: Hybrid Active, one microphone on each earphone
  • ANC Range: Up to 27db
  • Housing Material: Polycarbonate

 

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Crazy... $50 and you're finding at least as good if not better performance? That's pretty cool, especially with how often wireless earbuds go belly up. I've lost count of the number of earbuds I've lost, damaged (victims of the washing machine), or have just flat-out stopped working.

$50 investment would make any of those outcomes a little more palatable!
 

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Crazy... $50 and you're finding at least as good if not better performance? That's pretty cool, especially with how often wireless earbuds go belly up. I've lost count of the number of earbuds I've lost, damaged (victims of the washing machine), or have just flat-out stopped working.

$50 investment would make any of those outcomes a little more palatable!
They absolutely sound better, and they stay in when I run.

The touch controls are better/more intuitive on the AirPods, and the build quality is better, but so far in every other aspect, these beat my AirPods.
 

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Awesome! I’m still impressed by them! The weaker ANC is also less fatiguing than my AirPods Pro.

Have been enjoying this headset so far. Still in the initial use faze but so far :T
 
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