Mpow Flame 2 Bluetooth Earbuds for Sports 2020 Detailed Review.
Mpow Flame 2 Bluetooth Earbuds for Sports: If you’re looking for a workout-worthy pair of headphones, it’s difficult to find good quality at a reasonable price. This is especially true for wireless earbuds, since adding Bluetooth receivers automatically bumps up the cost my several dollars a pair.
Back in 2016, Mpow developed the Flame earbuds, which quickly became the top-selling wireless earbud on the internet. It maintained that spat for nearly three years until it was finally eclipsed by the Flame 2.
That said, the Flame 2 has a lot to offer during your workout, or even just for everyday listening. And it’s reasonably priced enough that you won’t be kicking yourself if you accidentally lose one.
What’s in the Box?
Before we take a closer look at the exact features you’ll find on the Flame 2, it’s important to remember that wireless earbuds are part of a larger package. So, what else do they come with? Here’s a quick look at what you’ll find when you open the box:
- Two wireless earbuds
- Three sets of different sized ear wings
- Three sets of different sized silicone ear tips
- One set of memory foam ear tips
- A padded EVA plastic carrying case
- A plastic cable clip
- A plastic cable length adjuster
- A Micro USB charging cable
- An owners manual
Design and Construction
The next thing you’ll notice after you open the box is that the Flame 2 looks like a good quality pair of earbuds. The ear wings and frames are exceptionally sturdy and don’t look flimsy like you’d expect from the frames on an inexpensive pair of earbuds. The standard version is flat black, but there’s also a two-tone red and black version available that looks very sharp.
Compatibility and Connectivity
In terms of connectivity, technology has never been easier than the current Bluetooth 5.0 profile. To pair the Flame 2 with your phone or MP3 player, simply turn your device’s Bluetooth setting on and power up your headphones. You should see your Mpow Flame 2 on your device’s menu. Select it, and you’ll be connected in less than a second.
Another thing about this new protocol is that it allows for a longer range. The Flame 2 will remain connected from as far away as 33 feet. While walls will reduce this range considerably, you won’t have to worry about leaving your phone on the table while you walk to the next room to grab a drink of water. Your tunes will keep on playing, without any issues.
For quality, full-spectrum sound, it’s tough to find a good choice among inexpensive earbuds. It’s difficult to produce deep, booming bass without a dedicated subwoofer, never mind with only a tiny pair of diaphragms.
That said, considering the size of the Flame 2, the sound quality is pretty impressive. Mids and highs both come out clean and clear. This is particularly evident if you’re listening to rap, hip-hop, or any genre that relies heavily on vocals.
It’s also a great choice for instrumental music and movies, where the high-end sound is far more important than bass. That said, the bass is fairly understated, and if you crank the bass up too high, it will muddy up the mids and cause a rattle that distorts the highs.
Keep the bass level, though, and you’ll experience smooth, quality sound across the spectrum.
In the end analysis, the Mpow Flame 2 is a fantastic value for the price. The 7-hour battery life is not impressive, but it’s also not bad. It’s solidly in the middle of the road.
The same goes for sound quality, which actually is impressive since we fully expect inexpensive earbuds to sound like an old transistor radio inside a tin can. In fact, you’ll get very clear playback considering what you pay.
All Mpow headphones and earbuds come with a forty-five day no-questions-asked return period, as well as an 18-month warranty on parts and manufacturing. Once again, that’s a great value considering the price, and the fact that Mpow is willing to put their money where their mouth is tells us they have faith in their product.