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Updated January 10, 2024·

The 7hz Timeless offers very good sound quality and an expansive soundstage at a more affordable price, but is less comfortable and has lower noise isolation than the Thieaudio Monarch Mk II. While the Timeless excels with music, it's less ideal for calls and meetings. On the other hand, the Monarch Mk II, despite being more expensive, provides exceptional sound quality and better performance for TV and video. It also has a slight edge in comfort and a broader range driver setup. Neither model offers wireless connectivity or active noise cancellation, so if those features are important to you, you may want to consider other options. They both have similar battery lives and cable ear hooks for a secure fit. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the 7hz Timeless
  • The 7hz Timeless has no clear advantages over the Thieaudio Monarch Mk II.
Advantages of the Thieaudio Monarch Mk II
  • Best in class for music
  • Very good for TV and video
  • Good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

8.6
Timeless
Monarch Mk II
9.5
The Thieaudio Monarch Mk II is best in class for music, while the 7hz Timeless is very good.

Phone Calls

4.3
Timeless
Monarch Mk II
5.1
The Thieaudio Monarch Mk II and 7hz Timeless are both poor for phone calls, though the Thieaudio Monarch Mk II is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

6.8
Timeless
Monarch Mk II
7.9
The Thieaudio Monarch Mk II is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the 7hz Timeless is only fair.

TV and Video

7.8
Timeless
Monarch Mk II
8.8
The Thieaudio Monarch Mk II is very good for TV and video, while the 7hz Timeless is good.

Noise Reduction

5.3
Timeless
Monarch Mk II
6.0
The Thieaudio Monarch Mk II is only fair for noise reduction, while the 7hz Timeless is poor.

Cost

$200
Timeless
Monarch Mk II
$999
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The 7hz Timeless has a price of $200 and the Thieaudio Monarch Mk II costs $999.

Build Quality

8.5
Timeless
Monarch Mk II
9.0
The Thieaudio Monarch Mk II has excellent build quality, while the 7hz Timeless has very good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Gaming

6.6
Timeless
Monarch Mk II
6.7
The Thieaudio Monarch Mk II and 7hz Timeless are both only fair for gaming.

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How the 7hz Timeless and the Thieaudio Monarch Mk II compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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7hz TimelessThieaudio Monarch Mk II
7hz TimelessThieaudio Monarch Mk II

GENERAL

Price
$200
$999
Brand
7hzThieaudio
Release Date
August 1, 2021October 1, 2020
Form Factor
EarbudsEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWired

SOUND

Music Score
8.6/109.5/10
Phone Calls Score
4.3/105.1/10
Gaming Score
6.7/106.8/10
TV and Video Score
7.8/108.9/10
Exercise Score
4.3/104.5/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
5.3/106/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
7/107.6/10
Size
LargeLarge
Weight (headset or single earbud)
5.5 Grams9 Grams
Waterproof Rating
00

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7hz Timeless

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Headphonesty

Kazi Mahbub Mutakabbir | May 2023
"7Hz picked a bold name for the Timeless and frankly, got very close to justifying their word choice. Most importantly, the Timeless are good to go in stock form, so you don’t have to worry about source-matching and such. I can recommend the 7Hz Timeless to those who do not mind a dash of brightness up top, want a taste of planar in IEM form, and want one of the most resolving pair of earphones in the $150 - $300 price range."

Thieaudio Monarch Mk II

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Audiophile On

Audiophile On | August 2021
"No other earphone I have listened to in the past 12 months has given me as much joy as the Thieaduio Monarch MKII. One of those IEMs will make you question where we can go from here. The sound is jaw-dropping, leaving you wanting more and more. It makes you want to run through your entire music library and reevaluate. It makes you not feel bad about paying full price for them, especially in a hobby where buyers' remorse is genuine. For me, it's top tier, rivaled by a few but not surpassed."

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About Thieaudio

Thieaudio is the in-house brand of Linsoul Audio, a Chinese earbud and headphone retailer specializing in what the community lovingly calls Chi-fi, that is high fidelity brands out of China. Thieaudio was established in 2019 as the creative engineering branch of Linsoul. As of today, they market three different lines of earbuds, Voyager, Legacy and the extremely well-received Monarch.

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