The microphone specialist Blue Microphones is entering the market of hi-fi headphones. The over-ear headphone has an integrated amplifier, which should raise the sound of the gadget to new heights no matter which device serves as a source for the audio material. Blue was kind enough to provide with great excellence so that it initiated me to present you the Gadget review of this wonderful Blue Microphone Mo-fi.
Blue Microphone Mo-fi Massive, Robust and Heavy
When the delivery man gave me the package with the Mo-Fi, I was surprised by the size of the carton. Inside is not only the comfortably stowed Mo-Fi, but also packed with numerous accessories, which quickly prove to be very useful. In addition to a 1.2-meter long 3.5mm MFI cable with remote control, a regular 3.5mm cable is also found in the box, which measures 3 meters in length. As already mentioned, the integrated amplifier is one of the highlights, which is powered by a 1020 mAh battery with juice. The battery is charged via a micro USB cable, which is also included with a USB power plug. Also an adapter from 3.5mm to 6.3mm, as well as a very useful aircraft adapter can be found in the carton. There is a matching bag for the transport of the Mo-Fi.
Taking the Mo-Fi and the accessories into your hand, it becomes clear that Blue Microphone places great emphasis on the processing of the product. Especially the headphone with its 466 grams makes a robust impression immediately and shows no trace of inadequate work in the production. Very beautiful indeed!
The Mo-Fi can be put into operation together with the amplifier, the Blue Microphone headphones must be charged once. After approximately three to four hours, the built-in battery is fully charged and you can use the headphones with active amplifiers up to 12 hours. But before you start, make sure the Mo-Fi is sitting comfortably on your head. To ensure this, Blue has developed a number of design features and you can know everything about it through this Gadget review. This will not only change the distance between the auricles and the temple, but also the pressure that the auricles will have on your head. For this purpose, a wheel is arranged in the center of the bracket which regulates said pressure by way of a spring construction inside the bracket. You have the choice between a rather loose seat and maximum sound insulation.
Also the cushions at the temple and the auricles are at first very comfortable. Unfortunately, the Blue Microphone Mo-fi is only really comfortable for sessions of a maximum of one hour, because at the beginning you get an unpleasant feeling of pressure on your head. This is probably due to the extremely high weight of the headphone and its massive design, which is not easy to carry compared to other models. Even with the easiest pressure setting for the auricles it became uncomfortable for me in the long run.
Another problem with the Blue Microphone Mo-Fi occurs during transportation. The headphone is definitely intended for the home use and accordingly you cannot fold. So you need a big bag to transport the headphones and should not disturb you with eye-catching glances that you will undoubtedly draw to you in the train and bus with these voluminous listeners.
Blue Microphone Mo-Fi, A real sturdy Breed
The Blue Microphone Mo-Fi is particularly bright thanks to its first-class sound with activated amplifier. This is connected via a small switch to the plug socket and amplifies the input signal, without producing conspicuous noise. With an active amp on “On”, the Blue Microphone Mo-Fi has a very large stage and a natural, almost analytical sound. Especially with quiescent pieces the instrument is very good and abstracted. The amp provides an increased dynamic range and a significantly increased volume level, so that you can listen correctly, rightly, loudly. Due to the good sound insulation of the leather upholstery, however, a low volume with activated amp is usually sufficient for a great musical enjoyment. If you turn the amplifier on “On +”, you get a proper boost of the depth, which may be desired depending on the musical itinerary, but somewhat the natural sound image is wasted.
An advantage of the Blue Microphone Mo-Fi headphone: If the battery is once empty, the Blue Microphone Mo-Fi can still play music – like a normal headphone. The “Off” mode is especially recommended for users of external amplifier solutions. Suddenly, the included MFI cable is very susceptible to touch and creates annoying noise – sometimes the sound on one ear is even completely out! I tested the whole thing on my MacBook Pro, that worked without problems with the Mo-Fi (with active amplifier) and my beloved B & W P5. Also otherwise, the sound without Amp compared to my P5 rather dull and shows only few details. You should always pay attention to the status LED of the headphone or use an external amplifier. This helps the amplifier switch off automatically when the headphone is not in use or is sitting on a head. The status LED on the left auricle is then off.
Technically, the Blue Microphone Mo-Fi of course is bit more powerful, however, blasts every frame of portable headphones. This first impression is relatively fortunate when you try it on for the first time. Blue is the headphones with all sorts of amenities. Both ear cushions are extremely softly padded. The same is true for the stirrup which rests comfortably on the head. In addition, the width can be adjusted via a wheel, whereby the headphones can be adapted to virtually for everyone.
The Blue Microphone Mo-Fi is more than neat for a debut headphone in the hi-fi class and convinces with a precise, natural sound with an active amplifier. Even as a layman and without an external amplifier can be from the Mo-Fi so small sound wonder. Less convenient is the wearing comfort and the transportability. The Blue Microphone Mo-Fi is simply too heavy and massive. Since the very good workmanship and the robust design consoles even over conditionally over it. I hope this Blue Microphone Mo-Fi Gadget review will provide with the valuable information about this Mo-fi and I hope most of you are thinking about buying a Blue Microphone Mo-Fi, or you should try to listen to it for a few hours with an active amplifier in order to get a clear picture.