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Thanks for the feedback, sounds like a decent buy, I tend to damage the cable all the time, so a replaceable option is great

Yeh, these all use the same cable, so you can interchange them at-will.

My QC15s, though, when I misplaced the cable or something (forgot why I had to do it in the first place, or maybe I was just being proactive), I had to wire up my own plug on one end, because the “pinout” was intentionally non-standard. Ground was like at the tip vs at the sleeve, and L/R were reversed, something retarded like that.

Just got’n‘replaced new earpads for ‘em, too, before that hateful little alkaleak took a dump down that hole. No way to get at it without completely disassembling the earmuffs.

So… rechargeable Li cell vs alkaleak? standard TRS-to-TRS cable vs mangled pinout? Ain’t looking back.

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Steve Bose sounds like wall street hookers. No highs no lows, just the price tag Smile

Totally agree. Only buy for ANC.

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No highs no lows, must be a Bose.

Great marketing company, engineering, ehhh not so much. Always been that way but they make money so not likely to change.

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The H10 that I ordered should be here on Friday.

My sister actually prefers on-ear headphones, but for $10, my sister (or my niece) might like the over-ear H10.

My sister has an inexpensive on-ear Mpow that she loves.

She wanted to buy another pair of it, but it's not on Amazon anymore, so I guess it got discontinued.

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Those mPows look good. Did anyone order the H12 for a little more? I am wondering if its any better than H10.

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Those mPows look good. Did anyone order the H12 for a little more? I am wondering if its any better than H10.

I did but it’s still coming. I’m wondering too.

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I received the H12s today— they are very similiar to the H10 —- They look a little more refined—blacked out
They could very well be the same headphones with a different look
I didn’t realize the ANC worked even if the headphones weren’t on

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Coming Sunday.

I ordered 3, 1 delivered (H18s). Gonna gift at least one to the gf, her choice (sound, fit, etc.).

Will try A/B/C tests when I have ‘em all.

 

I did notice on the 18s that when the battery voltage starts running low, there’s no beep, no warning, etc., but they just start breaking up at random, more and more. Was listening to a not-very-stressing “Behind Blue Eyes” when it started cracking up, smooth bass guitar but no thumping percussion or anything. Gave ‘em a quick charge, fixed right up, so let ‘em top off whilst I listened via my purely-passive B3s.

And trying to listen to ‘em while charging, is a no-go. Plugged into a laptop port, weird angry buzzing. Plugged into a powerbank, slow weird “fwoop, fwoop, fwoop…”.

So charging + listening doesn’t work too well, even with everything turned off.

 

And the 18s are rather wide, too. Noticed when I saw my reflection in a laptop screen (off) that I looked like one of the Cybermen. LOL

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chops728 wrote:
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I received the H12s today— they are very similiar to the H10 —- They look a little more refined—blacked out
They could very well be the same headphones with a different look
I didn’t realize the ANC worked even if the headphones weren’t on

Thanks, I missed that update. So the H12 and H10 are the same sound and just different frames? Whats with these mPow versions, there are so many of them! I see one H12 with USB C charging which is much better specs.

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cyclops wrote:
Those mPows look good. Did anyone order the H12 for a little more? I am wondering if its any better than H10.

Here are my impressions of H12, from another thread on BLF:
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1615699#comment-1615699
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I’m amazed what people are expecting from a $40-$50 set of headphones — Let alone a $10-$14 set—-I think they sound dam good for what we are paying for them
These MPOW keep up with or in lots of ways sound better than the $250 Bose set I have from a casino giveaway

I have several sets of higher end headphones — they all do something good but none are perfect — plus are amp and cable dependent to get the sound I like

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cyclops wrote:
Those mPows look good. Did anyone order the H12 for a little more? I am wondering if its any better than H10.

How did they come up with that brand? What country are they from Vietnam? Korea?
Maybe a POW is associate with a cash cow?

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Whenever The Bat Man punches The Joker, the screen goes “MPOW!!” for a few seconds.

Maybe they saw that and liked it?

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I did a little Googling, and could not find out much about Mpow and which country they are headquartered in.

Maybe someone else can enlighten us.

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I like to upgrade the earpads of headphones, and I don't think that's an option with Mpow.

If I could put Brainwavz pads on Mpow headphones, I would probably get some Mpow for myself.

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The Mpow H12 sure gets outstanding Youtube reviews as well as written reviews. It’s considered to be a really nice headphone for the $50 range. I don’t have mine yet but feeling really good about the $13 price tag.

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bushmaster wrote:
The Mpow H12 sure gets outstanding Youtube reviews as well as written reviews. It’s considered to be a really nice headphone for the $50 range. I don’t have mine yet but feeling really good about the $13 price tag.

Definitely a good deal at $13, but if we’re talking $50 range, then there are better options out there, IMO.
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Just got done mowing the lawn with the H10’s and some Monster Magnet and these things are awesome.
Best $10.50 spent in a long time.

Had to wait for the vibration to know the mower started up, could still hear the engine in the backround and tell when I hit a fallen branch so that is good to have some feedback for what is going on.

Afterwards celebrated on the back of the snowmobile trailer with a few cold beers and some Black Label Society and really dig the soundstage of these headphones.
Will try the H12’s tomorrow as they came late today, haven’t unboxed them yet.

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sochi111 wrote:
cyclops wrote:
Those mPows look good. Did anyone order the H12 for a little more? I am wondering if its any better than H10.

How did they come up with that brand? What country are they from Vietnam? Korea?
Maybe a POW is associate with a cash cow?


According to their FB page, it’s an abbreviation of Music POWer.

https://www.facebook.com/MPOWOfficial/

According to Linkedin, their primary location is Shenzhen, China, although I’ve seen other pages where they claim Santa Clara, CA to be their HQ.

https://www.zoominfo.com/c/mpow-store/358417265

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Thanks for that, Pete7874!

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Pete7874 wrote:
bushmaster wrote:
The Mpow H12 sure gets outstanding Youtube reviews as well as written reviews. It's considered to be a really nice headphone for the $50 range. I don't have mine yet but feeling really good about the $13 price tag.
Definitely a good deal at $13, but if we're talking $50 range, then there are better options out there, IMO.
My H12’s arrived yesterday. First foray into headphones so I did NOT want to spend much. They sound great with the ANC on. Hope they hold up!  Thanks for the alert on this great deal!
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Muto wrote:
Just got done mowing the lawn with the H10’s and some Monster Magnet and these things are awesome.
Best $10.50 spent in a long time.

Had to wait for the vibration to know the mower started up, could still hear the engine in the backround and tell when I hit a fallen branch so that is good to have some feedback for what is going on.

Afterwards celebrated on the back of the snowmobile trailer with a few cold beers and some Black Label Society and really dig the soundstage of these headphones.
Will try the H12’s tomorrow as they came late today, haven’t unboxed them yet.

Later
Keith

Here in Louisiana I don’t think I could wear over ear headphones to mow—I’d be changing pads all the time from the sweat—I wear some Gunning in ear buds—they quiet about half the noise with nothing playing

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Mpows are made in China. Years ago I bought iPhone charging cables made by Mpow that are Apple protocol-ready, though I forgot the term for this.

Edit: Now I remember, the Apple protocol-ready accessory like a compliant charging/data cable is termed MFi-certified (made for iPhone)

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tatasal wrote:
Mpows are made in China.

No eureka there. Everything is made in China. Smile
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Gee I am starting to feel left out. In the last 69 years I only owned 2 pair of headphones . The first pair my father brought back from WW2 and then next pair I bought in the early 70’s .

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I went for an MPow H10 too. For $10, couldn’t resist. They came today. Sound is pretty good, but I have a gripe (and this is not the first or only set of cans I’ve experienced this with recently): the headband seems to transmit sound directly into the ears. I want to wear these when walking, but with every step I hear a loud “thud”. If I move my head too quickly I hear the creak (rubbing) of the joints between the headband and the ear pieces. It’s really hard to enjoy music when it’s intruded upon by constant thud thud thud creak thud thud…. Same thing with my B&O H7, same thing with Monoprice cans… Is there any over-the-ears set that doesn’t do this now? Sad

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Anyone tried the H1? $10.50 currently with Vipon code.

Mpow has way too many headphone models to keep track of what is what. LOL!

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Make them stop Pete!!! I’m so confused Sick Sick

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Damn y’all. I bought the H10’s. I’m impressed. So bought the H12 and Hybrids. Doesn’t seem like the H17’s are in stock from the seller or I would have gotten them too

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