This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

RHA MA-450i Earphones Review: Good Price, Great Sound

by Range

The cords on headphones and earbuds tend to break, especially if you use yours everyday – so I’ve become accustomed to buying new ones pretty frequently. These from RHA are a welcome surprise, as they have a durable cord design and I wasn’t expecting this kind of sound quality for such a modestly-priced pair.

rha ma450i earphones photo

Build from machined aluminum, the RHA MA-450i earphones have 10mm drivers with a frequency response of 16 Hz to 22,000 Hz. The earbuds are sound insulating, but without any active noise-cancellation technology. This isn’t really necessary because the earbuds hold in your ears well enough to isolate you from most external noise. They come with a mic and a remote, which will allow you to control music and take calls on an iPhone.

rhama450i earphones black photo

The reinforced braided fabric cord is also a nice surprise, because if you’re careful enough, you can keep your cords tangle-free. The cord is quite long, at 5′ (150cm). It’s long enough to go from my ears to the iPhone in my pocket, and still be able to use the iPhone without opening my coat, as I usually pass headphone cords under my jacket. I found this convenient, but if you prefer shorter cords, then these earphones won’t fit the bill. The earphones also include a set of seven different silicone ear-tips to ensure a snug fit in your ears.

ma 450i rha ear tips photo

The one thing that I was missed was a hard case for the earphones. They come with a soft carrying pouch, but I would have liked something sturdier.

My setup with a salvage case from a pair of defunct Shure earphones

My setup with a salvaged case from a pair of defunct Shure earphones

The MA-450i earphones are a worthwhile consideration for anyone needing a decent pair of earbuds. The sound quality is quite surprising. I compared them with the Beats Tour, which retail for $149.95, and I preferred the RHAs.

The RHA MA-450i earphones are available in black or white for $49.95 from the Apple Store.

Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

More from Awesomer Media...

theawesomer logo
This is the Police Office Space Collar Stays Office Christmas Party (Trailer) Deal: Bone Conduction Headphones 95octane logo
Mazda Eyes Carbon Fiber for Next MX-5 SYNC 3 finds a Home in All the 2017 Fords Nissan Unveils 2017 Titan Single Cab Trucks Matech Ford GT1 Racecar Turns up on eBay mightymega logo
Alternate Versions of Harley Quinn Star Trek: Discovery Ship Teased DC Collectibles Batman: The Animated Series Batman Expression Pack Prime 1 Studio Premium Masterline Optimus Prime G1 Statue