Priced at nearly £46 and at a time when tech item prices are falling this new headset from Mixcder has to be judged as being on the lower end of mid-range rather than the budget device it would have been a year ago.
Inside the rather cheap looking display box side from the headset itself was a standard mini-jack to mini-jack audio cable, a charging cable, and a well written and easy to read User Guide in good English. I reproduce the User Guide at the end of my unboxing video, switch to full screen and pause as needed to read it. First impressions count and it is important I think to make a product look as expensive and up market as possible from the start and so a good display box is always important and adds to the appeal of the product as a gift and it is a pity this otherwise rather good headset misses out here..
The headphones feels solid, well made and robust. The headset looks good with an attractive black silk finish to the body. The build quality seems OK to me with no sign of the padding on the band working loose, poor stitching, visible wires or weak joints – all elements that have failed on similar headsets I have owned in the past. There is nothing to make me suppose that the headset is not well made. Time will tell and if something fails in the future I will update the review accordingly.
The headset is comes with rather thin audio and USB to micro-USB charging cables but both work perfectly adequately. The simple control buttons are on one earcup only and are easy to find and identify by touch and by sight. There are the usual track/volume buttons but sadly no separate power Off/On button. The buttons are not recessed as they too often are and this makes them easy to use by feel and for me this is a big plus. One nice point is that the two earcups are clearly marked with R and L, a simple point often overlooked. The padding on both the earcups and headband is adequate but by no means luxurious.
Bluetooth Pairing simple enough and achieved in the usual way by depressing the Multifunction/Power button for several seconds. Once paired I found the connection to be stable and strong. There are voice prompts to aid pairing to make life easier. Had there been NFC then life would have been easier still.The headset will also work with the supplied audio cable when the battery fails and there is little if any difference in quality when used in either mode.
This headset is lacking a few features often found even on cheaper units these days. The is no FM radio or SD card slot and neither does it have the newly developed and much trumpeted aptx technology although I am far from convinced that on anything but the highest end headsets it will make much difference to the sound quality.
What this headset does have, and Mixcder are clearly very proud of it too, is their own Shareme technology which basically allows two Shareme headsets to share a common sound source. This is an interesting development but useful only when two people both have suitably equipped headsets are are possessed of the desire to listen to the same music simultaneously.
Keeping in mind that this is not an expensive headset I was very happy indeed with the audio quality. The bass is good, clear, smooth and undistorted. Mid tones are clear and detailed and very easy to listen to. The sound quality of this headset has to be one of the main selling points.
I like this headset. They are well made, comfortable and easy to wear even for extended listening sessions and with decent sound quality too. This is a good quality headset and although at a mid range prices nevertheless it was a pity there was no SD card, radio or NFC but I wonder how many people would actually use those missing features?. Nevertheless,the excellent audio reproduction and good built quality makes this a good buy for the price asked. Had it been £10 cheaper it would have been five stars.
Full Disclosure: I was given this product in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Easy touch controls
Good build quality
Folds flat for storage
Voice status prompts
No SD card
No carry case