Wireless headsets are best used for people while traveling. Whether traveling to work on the bus or train or for morning jogs, it has to be wireless. While AirPods are the best overall choice, many prefer the old-school over-the-ear headphones for noise cancellation. This is why I decided to test out the MPOW H10 Wireless headset.
This wireless headset has good sound quality, comfort, and superb noise isolation. However, it is pretty subpar in other categories. Learn more about this wireless headset by reading this post till the end.
MPOW H10 Wireless Headset Specifications
The primary specifications and features of the MPOW H10 Wireless headphones are:
|Over the ear
|6.5” (Length) x 5.5” (Width) x 3.3” (Height)
|Volume Control, Noise Cancellation Control, Playback Control
|Smartphones, PC (Audio Only), PlayStation (Audio Only), Xbox (Audio Only)
MPOW H10 Wireless Headset Review
After using this headset for a couple of days, I got a clearer idea of how good this headphone is. Therefore, continue reading this section to learn more about my experiences using this wireless headset:
While MPOW is better known for its H5 wireless headset, which is slightly more expensive, the H10 wireless feels cheaper. I found the ear cups of the MPOW H10 wireless to be the only thing that is well made in terms of durability. Otherwise, the plastic body and rigid hinges give it a cheaper feel.
I got scared of the fact that I might have broken this headset when I tried to fold the headband and close its hinges. This is because every time I did so, I heard a cracking noise as if I had broken it. However, I later realized that this headset makes that noise whenever you try folding it.
Overall, it feels cheaper than other MPOW Bluetooth headphones. This headset is also pretty bulky. However, it’s made portable because of the fact that it can be folded and put inside the carry pouch (which you get with this headset in its box) pretty easily.
Regarding the looks and designs of the MPOW H10 Wireless headphone, it looks pretty generic. While it may not have the over-the-top styles of RGB gaming headsets, it seems rather bland.
This bland look is accentuated by its plastic body, which has a dull gloss. Additionally, it does not have a matte finish, which would have made this headset look significantly better. Plus, the way the MPOW logo is placed on the earcups gives it a cheap feel, with no additional designs like stripes making it look better.
It seems simple but misses out on looking smartly minimalistic, which is where the Steelseries Siberia 200 shines.
While the MPOW H10 Wireless headset has a pretty average design and quality, compromises haven’t been made regarding its comfortability.
The earcups are large and made with good-quality foam. Therefore, I could use this headset for hours and feel no pain in my ears at all. The headband is also padded extensively, which makes it rest comfortably on my head.
However, there is one thing that might be bothersome for many users. I let one of my friends use this headset for an hour. Surprisingly, he couldn’t use it all! He found the earcups and the headband to be a bit large for his head, which kept sliding off.
Therefore, this headset will perfectly fit larger heads but might not be a good choice if you have a smaller head.
Like other Bluetooth wireless headsets, the MPOW H10 Wireless has some basic controls on its earcups. The following controls are present:
- Playback controls: for pausing/playing music.
- Volume controls/ Track skipping: Adjust volume, along with playing the next or previous track by long pressing the keys.
- Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) control: Toggle noise cancellation on or off..
However, it needs to include two important controls for wireless headsets. Keys for these controls are present in most of the other wireless headsets I have seen. They are:
- Call controls: Pickup or hang calls.
- Mic controls: Toggle the microphone on or off.
Noise Cancellation and Leakage
Since the MPOW H10 Wireless headset has a dedicated button to toggle noise cancellation, I expect it to work like a charm. And it does so well.
Since I take a bus to work most days, the noise cancellation is pretty good, even if it’s crowded. Car honking noises and other sounds of the bustling streets were negated.
However, I later realized that the ANC drains the battery charge faster. Therefore, I used it only while outdoors. Since once I’m inside my home, there is less outside noise. So I turned it off to save the battery since I did not need it.
However, the sound leakage was slightly above average. My colleague sitting a meter beside me could figure out what track I was listening to (Kendrick Lamar – Humble). However, post 1 meter, and it’s silent.
Connectivity And Battery Life
I suffered no connectivity issues with the MPOW H10 wireless headset. It uses Bluetooth 4.1, which is the industry standard. The connectivity continued on all devices, be it my smartphone or my laptop.
This headset also has a 23-hour battery life, which is excellent. You just charge it once, and it will last an entire day or even a day and a half. However, this drops down to the 18 to 120-hour range if you have ANC on. Therefore, turn it off if there is less noise around you.
Since the MPOW H10 Wireless has an integrated mic, I had fewer expectations. And I was right to expect so.
Unlike a boom microphone seen in gaming headsets, this one has integrated mics inside the earcups. Therefore, when I used it for calls and voice/video chatting using Discord, many of my peers commented on how weak the mic sounded.
While the mic is not exactly bad, my voice sounded pretty muffled, with lesser clarity. In this regard, the Corsair HS70 Wireless has a significantly better mic, which is also integrated.
The sound quality of the MPOW H10 Wireless is decent. The treble and the bass were well-balanced, which is what I prefer. Therefore, if you love more bass from your headset, this may not be for you.
I recommend this wireless headset for watching movies and listening to music. If you are a gamer, I recommend not using this one. Its performance while gaming is subpar. However, if you turn ANC on, it’s perfect for outdoor use, where this headset shines.
Final Verdict: Is The MPOW H10 Wireless Worth Buying In 2023?
The MPOW H10 Wireless headset is good if you commute and travel a lot. It has great active noise cancellation, effectively blocking out all outside noise. Additionally, it does well regarding its comfortability. It’s also decently priced at $67.99.
However, its sound quality, mic quality, build quality and looks, and controls are pretty average. If you want high-quality headphones at this price, I recommend looking at other headphones. Even the older MPOW H5 wireless will be a decent buy in this price range.
|Great noise cancellation
|Sub-par Build Quality
|Well-Balanced Sound Quality
|Not Suitable For Smaller Heads