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The Mpow M30 Bluetooth in-ear headphones are quite adaptable and work admirably. They feature a well-balanced sound with a little extra bass, which should please some. They’re also quite comfy, with a style that’s reminiscent of Samsung’s renowned Galaxy Buds+ Truly Wireless headphones. They include a variety of tips and stability fins to assist you in finding the most comfortable and secure fit. Unfortunately, some may be disappointed by the limited 4-hour battery life, but if you’re searching for workout headphones, this should suffice. Nonetheless, these headphones are well-made and provide excellent value.
The Mpow M30 resembles the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ in appearance. It’s completely wireless. They’re modest and compact, and they don’t draw too much attention.
Because they’re light and don’t put too much pressure on the ear, these truly wireless headphones are rather pleasant. The tips don’t go too deep into the ear canal, and they come with a variety of tip and sleeve options to help you achieve the perfect fit.
The control arrangement on these headphones is adequate and simple to use. A single tap on the right earbud plays and pauses music, two taps on the left earbud skips tracks, and two taps on the right earbud reverses the track. The voice assistant on your phone is activated with a triple touch. Hold-commands can also be used to control the loudness. To lower the volume, use the left arrow, and to raise it, use the right arrow. Unfortunately, if you have more than one device, pairing these headphones might be a nuisance because they don’t enter pairing mode until you disconnect them from their previous linked device.
The Mpow M30, like other truly wireless headphones, are extremely portable and should easily slip into pockets or a bag. They also feature a flimsy magnet that keeps the buds together.
The Mpow M30 has an excellent charging case. It looks a lot like the case for the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Truly Wireless, except it’s a little bigger. The lid has a flimsy feel to it, but it shouldn’t be a problem.
These headphones are well-made and feel sturdy enough to withstand a few drops without sustaining too much harm. The buds are also IPX8-rated for water resistance, though Mpow claims they can endure perspiration, light rain, and accidental splashes, which doesn’t quite fit the IPX8 description because complete submersion isn’t included. However, because we do not test this, we are unable to certify their true water resistance grade. Overall, the headphones and case seem solid, while the lid hinge appears to be the weakest point in the construction.
The Mpow M30 headphones are extremely stable and ideal for athletics. They include a variety of ear tip sizes and, unlike the Mpow X5 Truly Wireless, they have stability fins, making it easier for the user to achieve a secure fit.
The Mpow M30 has a well-balanced sound profile, but it’s a little dark due to a tiny bass overemphasis and a loss of detail in some higher frequencies. Because they don’t have an app, they don’t have access to an EQ or even presets.
These headphones have good bass accuracy. Overall, the response is well-balanced and flat, however it is little exaggerated. This produces a bass that is slightly more thumpy and present, which some people may appreciate.
The Mpow M30 has excellent mid-range accuracy. Vocals and lead instruments are well-reproduced, sounding clear and well-balanced.
These headphones have good treble precision. Although there is a little drop in the mid-treble that may soften down some frequencies, the peak in the mid-treble may make some higher-frequency sounds a little harsh and piercing.
The Mpow M30 performs admirably in terms of peaks and dips. Although there is some variance in the treble range, the majority of the range is very well-balanced. Peaks and dips in that range cause uneven higher frequencies, with some lacking detail and others being too sharp, especially on recordings that are already bright.
These headphones provide incredible stereo imagery. Because the group delay is below the audibility threshold, the bass and treble reproduction are tight and transparent. Both L/R drivers are well-balanced, which is vital for precise object and instrument placement and localization in the stereo image. These results, however, are solely applicable to our unit; yours may perform differently.
These headphones, like most in-ears, have a poor soundstage. Because pinna interaction is one of the most important aspects in creating the impression of a huge and out-of-head soundstage, the soundstage of these headphones is believed to be small and inside your head rather than in front due to their in-ear design.
The Mpow M30’s in-ear fit shuts out a good amount of ambient noise. It doesn’t diminish the deep rumbling from bus or plane engines because it doesn’t have an active noise reduction feature. On the plus side, they are excellent at minimizing ambient chatter and higher frequencies such as the hum of an air conditioner. Consider the Anker Soundcore Life Dot 2 Truly Wireless if you’re searching for a similar pair of budget-friendly truly wireless headphones that do a better job of blocking out ambient noise.
These headphones, like most in-ear headphones, don’t leak much sound. People in your immediate vicinity should not be disturbed by your music, even at very high volumes.
The embedded microphone’s recording quality is acceptable, as is typical of most Bluetooth headphones. Although voices are muffled and lack some detail, the person on the other end of the line can plainly understand you.
The Mpow M30’s microphone has subpar noise handling. It has trouble distinguishing voices from background noise, making it unsuitable for making calls in moderately noisy locations.
The battery life of the Mpow M30 is poor. We only got about 4 hours of battery life, despite Mpow’s claim of 5 hours. This won’t enough for most work shifts, but it’ll suffice for exercises. The charging case carries four additional charges, and because there is no master bud, you can use one while charging the other. They don’t have a standby mode, unlike the Mpow X3 Truly Wireless, to assist conserve battery life. If you’re in a hurry to go out the door and go for a run, the Skullcandy Push Ultra Truly Wireless, which charges significantly faster and has a longer continuous playtime, maybe a better option.
There isn’t a companion app for these headphones. The FIIL T1X True Wireless headphones offer a companion app with EQ presets if you’re seeking completely wireless headphones with a companion app.
The Mpow M30 are fully wireless headphones that support Bluetooth 5.0. They don’t support NFC and can’t connect to numerous devices at once, which can be inconvenient if you need to switch between your computer and phone frequently. Furthermore, the wireless latency of these headphones is more visible on mobile devices than alternatives such as the SoundPeats TrueFree 2 Wireless, however certain apps appear to compensate for this, so your experience may vary.
Pros and Cons
The Mpow M30 are good headphones for a variety of uses. They’re perfect for sports because of their stable, comfortable fit, and they’re also water resistant (IPX8), but we didn’t test this. They have a well-balanced sound profile with a little more bass, which might help you stay motivated during workouts. Although the Bluetooth connection isn’t intended for gaming, the wireless design and small size make them ideal for your commute.