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Monoprice Monolith M565
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i (2018)
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Monoprice Monolith M565 vs Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8 (2018)

Analysis:

The Monoprice Monolith M565 is a great choice for people with a $220 budget. The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i (2018), however, is merely decent when compared to its direct competitors.

The Monoprice Monolith M565 was loved by reviewers at SoundGuys, a highly trusted source that performs reliable in-depth testing. It did great in its "Best headphones under $200" roundup where it was named its "Best Sound", which, in itself, makes it a product worth considering.

As for the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i (2018), it wasn't able to earn a top spot in any roundups from trusted sources that conduct their own hands-on testing. Nevertheless, it managed to impress reviewers at Techradar, PCmag, and Wirecutter (NYTimes) enough to make it onto their respective shortlists.

We tried doing a direct Monoprice Monolith M565 vs. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i (2018) review score comparison but couldn't find any sources that tested both.

Next, we took a look at which sources liked them best and found that the Monoprice Monolith M565 most impressed the reviewers at SoundGuys, who gave it a score of 9, whereas the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i (2018) did best in its Lifewire review - it scored 9.4 points.

Finally, we also compared their review scores to the rest of their competition - the Monoprice Monolith M565 earned an average review score of 9.0 out of 10 points and the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i (2018) received an average of 8.5, compared to the 7.4 average of Closed-Back Headphones in general.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
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SoundGuys
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
PCmag
Techradar
Lifewire
Tech. Specs Comparison
Monoprice Monolith M565
$204
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i (2018)
$302
Noise-cancelling
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Yes
Wireless
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Yes
Significantly higher than average expert review score
7.5
Overall Avg. for Closed-Back Headphones
9.0
Avg. Review Score
Score
Higher than average expert review score
7.5
Overall Avg. for Closed-Back Headphones
8.5
Avg. Review Score
Score
Recommended by trusted experts
SoundGuys
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best headphones under $200” 
Last updated: 15 days ago
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The Best Audiophile Headphones for Everyday Use” 
Last updated: 16 Dec 2020
Recommended by trusted experts
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The Best Bluetooth Wireless Headphones” 
Last updated: 11 days ago

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