Okay, I’ll be the first to admit it: I spend way too much time plugged in. Too much time on my phone, too much time on my iPad and way too much time on my PC. But, as someone who tests and evaluates technology, it’s understandable. Some technology makes my job tedious, like earbuds that not only don’t fit, they produce sound that is flat and tinny. Or headphones so hot and heavy they create their own climate zone in your ears.So, you can imagine my reluctance when invited by RHA Audio to test and evaluate the new MA650 Wireless Headphones. My track record with headphones is abysmal, after all, and, unfortunately, I expected no better.
The first clue I had that the RHA MA 650 would be different came in the packaging. It was substantial, elegant and 100%. Frustration-free. The packaging made it clear that these were no ordinary earphones. These headphones come with 8 pairs, yes 8, dual density flange silicone ear tips to accommodate the perfect fit for a dynamic sound experience that exceeds all expectations in audiological ergonomics.
Your set includes a dual material 1.35m oxygen free USB-C Copper Cable for fast and reliable charging, a clothing clip, mesh carry bag and instructions that are clear and easy to follow. Award-winning RHA Audio appreciates the art of over-delivering when it comes to creating a superior audio experience.
The unit itself is elegant. For starters, it’s sweat-proof and lies comfortably on the back of your neck or can be tucked inconspicuously under a collar. It is so light and did I mention sweat proof? It’s easy to forget it is there. But the dynamic sound you hear coming from those tiny and comfortable earbuds will amaze you. RHA’s inverted trumpet bell design combines both sound chamber and sound pipe into a single housing concept. The depth and complexity of the high-resolution sound with deep bass coming from the Aerophonic™ Custom Dynamic driver at 16-4000 Mhz will transport you to sound nirvana at a most reasonable price point.
The MA 650 is not your ordinary set of headphones. The Bluetooth technology pairs effortlessly and quickly with a long-lasting 12-hour minimum battery life that recharges lightning fast with a pleasant voice that alerts you when your battery approaches 25% and 10% with a gentle chime to indicate it’s time to recharge. I found that even after 14 hours, the unit still had 20% life remaining. Charging took all of two hours through the charger cable (included) allowing me to continue use of it in the evening after a long day at work, before finally retiring to bed.
I’ve used the MA 650 to listen to my music on my phone, watch movies on my iPad, and to talk wirelessly on my iPhone all without loss of clarity or sound and because of the ear pad design, almost near noise cancelling attributes, a feature generally not available at three times the price points.
At weighing just over an ounce, RHA’s MA650 is without a doubt one of the most amazing wireless headphone sets on the market today. It works for all your audio needs and after heavy duty use for the last few months, it continues to work as beautifully as it did when it first arrived. The MA650 even prides itself on being engineered to withstand sweat and water exposure with an IPX4 rating. Suitable for hard workouts and outdoor activities.
This Glasgow, UK based company offers the MA650 units for about $100 bucks with free shipping to the USA, including a 3year warranty.