Brand-name premium quality without the brand-name price.
Design / Build
These are hands down, my favorite looking earphones! The company spent lots of time in designing these and it shows — the satin-chrome look, the way the shape sits perfectly in the ear, and the tiny form factor, and IPX7 waterproofing (tested several times in my shower). The case is nice and sleek with nice proportions, good finish, and a very sturdy construction. The case is a little bulky, but not overly so — will be pocketable in the front pocket of pants that aren’t very tight. And when you consider the case contains over 100 hours listening time, you might actually call it svelte. The only thing bringing down the case is the lack of USB Type-C — I know it’s not as important for everyone, but when even Apple is switching to Type-C, it’s definitely a negative for me. Odd quirk, though may be just my unit — when the earphones charge in the case, there is an audible high-pitched buzzing coming from the case.
The other part I got really excited with these is the eartips — best eartips I’ve ever had! They are soft and very pliable, easily conforming to the shape of my ear. And the way they’re designed, means you can have a very deep fit when using with earphones with longer tips. That said, the earphones have a rather shallow fitment in the ear, but thanks to the great eartips, they have a great seal and good isolation. And with the number of tips included, you’re sure to find the right one for you.
One thing that is a little polarizing about these is the tiny buttons. At first I found then finnicky and difficult to use, but I got used to them very quickly and found the very quick volume adjustment a feature that I missed very much in my other TWS earphones. As a bonus, you won’t be pressing the buttons by accident. That said, one thing that was really strange for me: the buttons are flipped from ear to ear — so play/pause is at the top on the right, but on the bottom on the left (see photo). This isn’t something you can’t get used to, I just don’t understand mifo’s thinking when they did it this way.
Balanced Armature Driver
The sound from these is warm, very clear and detailed, but not very bassy. I cannot overstate the level of clarity — you hear every instrument. The high’s and mid’s have a ton of detail and allow to distinguish between all the instruments. The vocals sound crisp and natural — Fleetwood Mac sounds warm and welcoming, instruments in Small World Project’s Chipmunk on Acid-Grass are extremely detailed. The lows are somewhat recessed and definitely won’t be rattling your ears, but they’re definitely there and with very good detail — Diana Krall’s voice and accompanying piano and cello have enough supporting lows to sound fantastic. If you’re used to how BA drivers sound, you’ll really appreciate the sound quality of these. Nice bonus — these sound great even at low volumes, so you don’t need to damage your hearing just to hear all the details.
The soundstage is very wide, with good separation between the instruments.
These are quite neutral and natural sounding and make for very easy listening. If you listen to music without a heavy bass line, you’ll be very happy.
I found these to have a few connection drop-outs (about once every 10–20 minutes or so) even when the phone is on the desk in front of me, and I can cause a connection drop out by placing my phone in my front pocket and crouching down. And while I wouldn’t find the connectivity issues, however small, acceptable at this price point, I still reach for these earphones on a regular basis.
On the bright side, there is no perceptable lag in YouTube and Netflix.
There is about a 1 second delay during phone conversations, which is fine for short conversations, but I found longer conversations with this kind of delay can get annoying.
The mic on these is sub-par in my opinion — picking up more surrounding sounds than my own voice, and even then it doesn’t sound natural. That said, I wouldn’t recommend anyone buy TWS IEM’s for making phone calls anyway.
This is a fantastic true wireless earphone and one that I would highly recommend albeit with a few caveats. They look great and sound even beter, but keep in mind you won’t be getting ear-rattling bass (get the standard version if you want more bass, but you’ll lose a little of the detail and clarity). They fit the ear really well and won’t fatigue when wearing them for long periods of time. They’re easy to use, especially with those two buttons, but can have occasional connection drop-outs. I regularly reach for these when listening at home, but they’re not my go to for working in the garage or during commute.