Review of MA450i Earphones from RHA

RHA MA450i earphonesIf you are a big fan of listening to music on the go you might need some good earphones to enjoy your music. In this post I will give you a review of a high end set of earphones from RHA audio that I have been testing the last couple of days. These Earphones are designed for Apple products, but can also be used with other devices. However the volume and mute control might not work unless they are used with an Apple device. made-for-logo

When I think back on my first experiences with music on the go I think about my first Walkman (It was yellow Sony Sport Walkman by the way). It was really cool back then in the early 1990’s, but damn it has been a lot easier to bring music around these days. No tapes, no CD’s with anti-shake but just some mp3 on a flash drive loaded with music directly from your computer. There is a lot of hype about small compact music players in many different colors and designs, but many of these devices come with some pretty simple low quality earphones. It is kind of sad because good music needs good loudspeakers and for a digital music player the earphones are the loudspeaker delivering the good sound. That is why you might want to upgrade your earphones with a couple of high quality earphones like MA450i from RHA.

Ear tips for MA450i

First impression

My first impression of the MA450i earphones was pure quality all the way. Good quality ear tips, gold plated jack stick and solid wire. The package comes with a little carry case and extra ear tips in different sizes to give you the best fit when you put them in your ears.

Overall usage of MA450i

I have been using the MA450i in different situations: walking, running and at the Gym. One thing that I noticed right away is the way that the noise reduction is fantastic. In fact it is that fantastic that I don’t think that you should use them in traffic. If you are riding your bike or driving a car you will not be able to hear the other cars even you are playing very low. The MA45oi are letting out all noise and surrounding sound. All you can hear is your own music.

Specifications of MA450i

Drivers 10mm Mylar
Frequency range 16-22,000Hz
Impedance 16ohms
Sensitivity 103dB
Cable 1.5m Fabric braided
Connections 3.5mm Gold plated
Weight 11g
Color Black or white
Price $49.95 (Nov. 2012)

Conclusion of MA450i Earphones

Overall these earphones from RHA are top quality earphones. They are reducing all surrounding background noise to put the music in focus. The design and material are top quality and so is the sound. The only issue I have noticed is when I are wearing a high collar jacket the wire sometime produce noise when they bouncing against the collar. Other than that listening music with a couple of MA450i Earphone is a great feeling.

About the author:
I am an IT Professional that has this blog as a hobby project in my spare time. I have been in the IT business since 1996 and want to share some of the thing I have picked up over the years, with people who visit this blog.

>>Subscribe to my Newsletter<<

20 Responses to Review of MA450i Earphones from RHA

  1. Juan says:

    i don’t know why, i never like using earphones. I just using loud speaker even take a call but firstly i will ensure nobody near me, hahaha. Something for sure, if i buying new phone, i never mind if i give earphone to somebody with free… 🙂

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Juan
      I am not that crazy about putting things into my ears, but these earphones are actually not too bad. The standard earphones that come with a smartphone are often pretty bad quality in my opinion.

  2. Mushfique says:

    Sounds like you had fun with the headphones! It would have been great to see this good piece compatible with all the devices.

  3. Emilia says:

    Good to know, and thanks for sharing your review on the tech-savvy earphones. I personally own just a pair that comes with my mobile phone and I’m contented with it. But this review is very nice and useful too for people who are thinking of purchasing it.

  4. Kristine says:

    Thanks for sharing your review. This looks like a promising product.

  5. Parmar says:

    Thanks for providing out this review to us. This is somewhat very nice product.

  6. Cameron says:

    I was waiting for these to be out, since i bought the CA200 last christmas. RHA is not as big as most other manufacturer but trust

  7. Mark says:

    I was searching a lot for good earfones that also have some bass. In the range up to US-$ 20 i didnt find any device that fits my need. But i would never buy earphones for more because i would bite me in the ass when i loose them. Til now i lost all my earfones or they where broken due 2 false treatment 🙂

  8. Andrei says:

    I’m not the biggest fan of earphones, especially because you can’t hear anything else but music when you’re using them. As I tend to listen to my music when I’m walking on the street, I don’t think these are very safe. Anyway, I’m sure they’re way better than the headphone I have for my mobile phone.

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Andrei
      It might be a problem with earphones if you are moving around in traffic while you are listning to music. You can’t hear much else than your music with a couple of MA450i from RHA.

  9. Save Gas Electricity says:

    Great Review In my opinion earphones are great gadgets . Thanks

  10. Joy says:

    Great post you have there! I’m not a big fan of earphones because I tend to have tinnitus once in a while, but I might as well tell friends to try this brand.

  11. Harry says:

    My friend got one, and these earphones worked perfectly with his Iphone and Ipod, high quality sound, noise isolating. should-buy product with music-lover

  12. Ravinder Mehta says:

    I have read several good stuff here..
    nice review…i ll purchase soon

  13. That ear tips package/case looks so cool. It’s like having your own bullet case or something 🙂

  14. i have the same earphones. They ARE AWESOME!! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *