In this review, we’re taking a look at the Mixcder 872 Bluetooth Headphones. The first thing you’ll notice with these headphones is how professional and premium the packaging looks. Whilst most of the lesser-known brands available on Amazon just throw their products in some plastic and cardboard, Mixcer have really gone and made the effort with the packaging for their 872s, and it pays off.
Before we proceed, here are a few bits of information provided by the manufacturer.
– 40mm drivers for clear mids and solid bass.
– 10m range
– 40mm driver
– Play time: 18 hours
– Built-in microphone for making and receiving calls
– Bluetooth 4.0
– Works with any Bluetooth-enabled device
– 3.5mm AUX jack
– Foldable and flexible
– Real, real comfortable ear pads
– Package includes: USB to micro-USB charging cable, 3.5mm to 3.5mm color-matched cable and user manual
In headphones, one of the most important aspects of the design is the comfort. Mixcder advertise their 872 ear pads as being made from ‘Artificial Protein Leather’. Whilst I’m not sure anyone knows exactly what that is, it sure is comfortable to wear. Maybe it’s just that the cups are exactly the right size for my ears, or perhaps it’s because the frame of the headphones doesn’t feel like it’s crushing my skull as some headphones do. I suppose the fact that there are so many different potential reasons why they feel so comfortable goes to say something for the product.
One thing that struck me as soon as I picked up these headphones was how light they are. Their weight is nearly unnoticeable when in use, which really does start to make a difference once you’ve had a pair of headphones on for several hours. Once you’re done listening to your music, you can really easily fold them up and tuck them away, they take up hardly any room when collapsed.
One of the standout design features of these headphones is their ear-mounted control system. All of the audio control is done by swiping up, down, left and right on the ear cups. The series of gestures can change volume, mute, skip tracks, and pair via Bluetooth, making them really easy to use on the go.
Whilst they may not be the flashiest headphones on the market, they sound REALLY good. Throughout my soundtest playlist, they did really well. A lot of these types of devices blast the bass out really high and then neglect the rest of the range. Not these, the highs, bass and neutral notes are all well represented, with the headphones performing better than expected throughout.
One thing I think these do especially well is vocals. No matter what sort of track it is, vocals are always extremely crisp and clear, which isn’t always the easiest thing when surrounded by roaring bass.
Importantly, there was no noticeable difference in audio quality between wired and Bluetooth modes, as there often is. The fact that these headphones can offer wired quality audio wirelessly is brilliant, especially considering the price point.
As you can probably tell, I am indeed now a fan of these Mixcder 872 Bluetooth headphones. The on-ear controls take a little getting used to, but once you have them down, they’re really quick and easy to use. The quality of the sound is the real selling point for these headphones, but the build-quality doesn’t let it down either.
If you can manage on-ear headphones rather than in-ear, you’ll notice the huge leap in quality offered by the Mixcder 872. I really do recommend these headphones.
You can find this product on Amazon here.