With all the options available for Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, it’s tough finding one’s that are affordable, comfortable, and offer an overall good sound. At least ones that are good enough to stick with. I’ve used so many different ones such as the UMi Voix, Nixeus Earphones, MUNITIO Nines and many others along the way. So when I was given the opportunity to review Mixcder’s $30 Basso wireless Bluetooth headphones, I was a bit skeptical as to what I would expect. I mean after all, how good can a pair of $30 headphones be? After getting a chance to test these out for a couple of weeks, I found myself surprised by the experience I had with them. They’re certainly not the best Bluetooth headphones on the market, but definitely not the worst. For $30, it’s one of the best options to get you started if this is your first foray in wireless headphones territory. Let’s take a closer look.
One of the things that stuck out to me when I was taking the Mixcder Basso headphones out of its packaging is that they’re really lightweight. In total, they weigh about 18 grams. The headphones feature a rubber coating, which helps with friction and skin irritation, along with rotatable ear buds, which makes the headsets fit your ear snugly. Being that I normally don’t care for headphones that are over the ear, I was even more skeptical about the Mixcder Basso. All in all, they look like a regular pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones. But the true question: How do they sound?
Pairing The Headphones
Pairing the Mixcder Basso headphones is pretty simple, yet slightly different than most devices. Usually you hold down a button such as a Bluetooth button or the power button until the headphones go into pairing mode, then you connect them via your phones Bluetooth. With the Mixcder Basso you have to hold the power button for the entire process until you get them connected via Bluetooth with your mobile device. You’ll hear them tell you that they have been successfully paired and that’s when you know you can now connect to them via your device and start using them.
This took me a couple of tries because the instructions weren’t perfectly clear and I wasn’t used to holding the button down like that for such a long period of time to pair headphones.
Functionality And Features
One of the reasons why I’ve shied away from Bluetooth wireless headphones is that I can never find a comfortable pair. It’s not like they’re painful to wear or they’re heavy, it’s just I can never find anything that can stay put in my ears. Mixcder’s Basso headphones feature a 360 degree flip-boom design, and they’re able to extend up and down to fit any ear. These features are great and will benefit a lot of individuals. I however, wasn’t one of them as I often had problems keeping them firmly in my ears especially when walking or jogging. With that being said, it’s important to note that all ears are not the same, so this could have been just an issue for me personally and might be perfectly ok for you.
On top of playing music, the Mixcder Basso headphones also offers hands-free calling thanks to a built-in mic. You can pick up and hang up calls at your convenience. So if you get a call while you’re listening to your favorite track, just press the multi-function button to take the call.
When it came to battery life, I wasn’t impressed at all though I did have to consider the price and the weight of the product. At only 2 1/2 hours of actual play time on a full charge, you find yourself having to charge the Mixcder Basso quite often. If you use these while on the go such as on the bus or train or any commute to work, you’re going to find that you’ll need a portable battery charger if you have a long enough commute. Frustrating as well if you like to workout for 3 – 4 hours a day or anything similar.
Usually with bluetooth wireless headphones, sound is sacrificed because it’s traveling over the air, as opposed to being directly plugged in. But with Mixcder’s Basso headphones, the sound came through crystal clear. By far these aren’t the best wireless Bluetooth headphones on the market but I would say they are in the top 10 for those with a sub-par $75 price tag.
Depending on the type of music you listen to, sound can vary. In my testing, I found that the highs come out crystal clear and bass being on the average side. They don’t offer a deep thump, but they have enough that’s definitely distinguishable and noticeable for a decent listening experience.
The Mixcder Basso headphones are decent in my opinion. One thing to keep in mind that makes them better is that they are available only on Amazon at a current price of $25.99. Are they “cheap” headphones as in build and design? Absolutely not. They are very lightweight and that alone is a huge benefit that makes them good. Sound quality is pretty decent, but certainly not top of the line.
Overall, I’d recommend these to anyone looking for a cheap(price wise) pair of headphones that they want to use for a short commute to work or even a short jog or workout. Another big advantage to the Mixcder Basso, especially for those wanting to use them during a workout, is that they are sweat proof. So you’ll have no worries about the sweat ruining the Mixcder Basso Bluetooth headphones.
You can pick a pair of the Mixcder Basso headphones via the link below in our scoring section for the product. Please let us know in the comments if you own a pair and what you think of them or if you’re going to be grabbing yourself a pair via our recommendations.