Mpow H17 ANC Bluetooth Headphones 2020 Detailed Review.
Mpow H17 ANC Bluetooth Headphones: One of Mpow’s latest release is the H17 ANC Bluetooth Headphones. Offering improved features over the previous H12 and H10 versions, they’re crafted with premium technologies and sound quality in mind.
Today we’ll be taking a close look at them, see exactly what they offer, and ultimately determine if they’re worth considering.
Upon their arrival, we were quite excited to check them out for the first time. Included in the box is a plethora of accessories. Namely, a micro-USB charging cable, auxiliary cable, instruction manual, and the H17 headphones enclosed in a soft carrying case.
Handling the headphones for the first time, it’s easy to notice a pliable yet sturdy design was implemented. They fold into themselves with hinges at each earcup that pivot 90 degrees and tilt generously.
Next, you’ll see soft protein foam used in not only the earcups but the neckband and outer earcups as well. This gives it an aesthetically soft feel while maintaining a firm structure throughout.
Comfort and Controls
Once you have them on your head and adjusted them to your liking, the H17 headphones are clearly enjoyable. The headband seems to provide the ideal amount of pressure – not too weak but strong enough to keep them snug. Retracting the band is easy as it locks into position without any added strain.
Additionally, the earcups provide a large diameter, meaning your ears are completely surrounded by soft foam. This not only adds an element of comfort but will isolate sound and restrict outside noise from becoming a distraction.
Battery and Charging
Internally, the Mpow H17 ANC Headphones are equipped with a 650 mAh capacity rechargeable battery. This offers a supposed 30-hour battery life; much more battery life than your average pair of wireless headphones.
While the previous Mpow H12 had a 500 mAh capacity it claimed the same 30-hour estimate which we originally thought was a bit exaggerated.
Likely the most important factor, right up there with comfort is sound quality. After all, a comfortable pair of headphones are useless without decent sound. Firing up the H17’s for the first time was an exhilarating experience. We were absolutely impressed with the sound-stage that they provide.
Equipped with 40mm drivers, it’s immediately apparent that Mpow went above and beyond to make certain they sound exceptional. We turned on Spotify and put on our favorite playlist.
Needless to say, we loved the amount of depth and vibrance that the music had. Bass was on-point with deep and resonating “thumps” and “booms”. That, in conjunction with the clear, balanced treble seemed to be the perfect blend of sound.
While you can’t individually adjust the sound through an equalizer or special setting, we have to take our hats off to Mpow and applaud them for providing the perfect balance.
Although it’s quite difficult to tell, there’s a tiny pinhole-sized microphone located at the front of the right-outside earcup. While a lot of people will never use it, it’s nice to have it included. This small microphone is used to make phone calls easy and effortless.
Whether you have an incoming call or you’d like to make an outgoing call, it seems to pick up voice without issue and keeps out unwanted background noise as well.
With improved aesthetics and added battery capacity over the ever-popular H12 headphones, the Mpow H17 ANC Headphones provide everything we could ask for (and more) at this price range.
Their lightweight and streamlined designed bode well with daily music-listeners and entry-level audiophiles. They feel good in your hands and even better after wearing them for continuous hours on end.
The comfort comes naturally and without any fuss. Extra bells and whistles aren’t necessary as they surely provide an exceptional experience immediately out of the box.