|RHA MA750i In Ear Headphones Review|
|Home Theater Accessories Accessories|
|Written by Andre Marc|
|Friday, 12 June 2015|
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For me, personally, the sweet spot is between $150 and $200. Since my earbud listening is generally done is compromised situations like in the gym, airports, trains, or busy public locations, there are other things to consider aside from absolute fidelity. Important factors are comfort, construction quality, and the ability to isolate outside noise. Another essential ingredient for me is style in relation to how they are worn -- I much prefer a mechanism where the earbuds are secured via a wrap around hook.
With all of this in mind, RHA Audio, based in the UK, recently came to my attention. The company has an impressive line of ear-buds, in ear monitors, as well as accessories. RHA sells direct from its web store, and via a variety of retailers like Apple and Amazon.
I counted ten products in RHA’s line up, starting at $40, and topping off at $240. I received a sample of the MA750i, which sells for $130. There is also an MA750, and the only distinction is the “i” version is iPhone-ready with in line microphone for phone calls. The MA750i could not have come at a better time. I had several trips planned during the review period which would allow me to test them in a variety of environments.
The MA750i had a number of design points that were right in line with what I was looking for. It offered over ear cabling for a secure fit, stainless steel construction, a noise isolating fit, and a purported neutral tonal balance. Other touted features include steel reinforced Oxygen Free Copper cable, handmade drivers, and a three-button in line remote control.
The ear-shaped cable loop fit like a dream, and the product was supplied with a handsome carrying case. A variety of ear tips shapes and sizes were supplied in a separate case. The feel of the MA750i inspire confidence, feeling rugged enough to withstand heavy use. The buds sealed off the ear canal to the point where virtually no outside sound leaked in. Note: these are not active “noise cancelling” buds, they just product an excellent natural seal.