This is my first MPOW product. MPOW is another brand from Hongkong. I was really excited to test this. Before we get into it, I want to make something clear. Choosing headphones hugely depends on the preferences of person who wants to buy it. Because we enjoy music differently. That said, I will try to review this product here, all the pros and cons, and find if the product worth the price tag.
The rating in figure 5 is a measure of what we get for the price - to - what we expect at this price.
The build quality seems good. The flat cable has a length of 1.2 meter which is enough. I'm not fond of flat cables because of some physical limitations. The material used to make the cable is very good which makes it very flexible. The gold plated 3.5 mm jack is an angled type which is better than any straight plug and fits into any phone perfectly. The remote controller and mic housing is made of metal; some kind of alloy, not any ordinary plastic. I've seen many headphones with broken remote controllers. That won't happen here. But unfortunately, the remote controller doesn't have volume controls. I wonder why they didn't add it. The single button provides good feedback when pressed. It can be used to take and end calls, play/pause, double click for next and triple for previous song. The mic lets you record crisp and clear audio. Now about the ear capsules. It's bigger than usual headphones because of the dual drivers (means two separate speakers in a single capsule). One speaker responds to low frequencies and the other produces high frequencies which is the secret of that wide balanced sound. The wide sound is due to the large size of the capsule. What is wide sound you may ask. A large speaker will have more area to push air so it produces wide sound and vice versa. This is the major feature I like with this headphones. It feels like using an over-the ear headphones when listening with this. The speaker capsules have polished metal covering. They're not entirely made of metal because otherwise they would weigh too much with that size.
The design of the headphones and packed three silicone eartips guarantees perfect fit in your ears and good noise isolation. No discomfort or pain was felt during use. Unfortunately this does not come with any form tips which some people prefer to silicone eartips. Always choose the best eartips to ensure comfort fit. The flexible cable makes it easy to fold and carry.
Like I said the dual driver technique produces wide and balanced sound just like an over-the ear headphones do. Balanced sound means good bass and high frequency response. I tested this headphones with different device outputs especially 24-bit, and played my favorite tracks in FLAC (24-bit and 16-bit) and 320kbps MP3s. Amazingly they all felt great, all those instruments especially guitars (Guitars can push the limits of any audio device. That's why we need special guitar amplifiers and speakers and other techniques). The low frequency (bass) response starts from 20 Hz. So I don't think deep bass lovers will like this. But if you're not a deep bass lover and prefer balanced sound (90% of people) with "good" bass, you'll love this. The dual drivers halves the impedance (electrical resistance of the speaker coil) from typical 16 Ohms to 8 Ohms. This is helpful because it will produce comparatively high volume levels but with the expense of more current from battery. The distortion and sensitivity are in acceptable range.
I will recommend this to anyone who wants to enjoy music in it's best quality, to anyone wants to switch from over-the ear and on-ear headphones, regardless of the high price.