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79 Global Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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After years of experience with microphones, Blue now turns its attention to headphones with the Mo-Fi. The Mo-Fi headphones have a unique look and they come with a built-in amplifier, making them a prime listening option for your mobile device. Unfortunately, they’re so big and heavy you'll probably never want to carry them out and about.

How heavy are the Mo-Fi headphones? Well, Gizmodo says they’re “a little cumbersome to port around” and “I'd never choose them for the train on my daily commute.” The Guardian calls the design “ostentatious” and says “you really feel the weight” when moving about. The trade-off is a better fit on the ol' noggin, thanks to a flexible design that “allows for a surprisingly customizable and comfortable fit,” according to Sound+Vision, who “didn’t have any issues” with comfort after a long listening session. PC Mag finds the Mo-Fi set “pleasant to wear for hours without discomfort” in spite of its “chunky, visually hypnotic design.”

However, all the heft and bulk is there for a reason. Blue builds an amp right into the Mo-Fi to give your phone or tablet some extra oomph while cranking out tunes. This is controlled with a switch simply labeled "On" and "On+." Naturally, the one you use will vary based on your musical choice, but The Next Web finds the sound “balanced, yet powerful” and Android Police says “they produce amazing audio.”

Blue’s first pair of headphones manages to deliver great sound from your portable devices, except that they’re so big you’ll never want to bring them with you. With a price tag $350, they’re a bit tricky to recommend when cheaper, more convenient-to-carry options are out there.

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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Over-ear
Channels
Stereo
Drivers per ear
1
Signal-to-noise ratio
10515
Connections
3 5mm, 6 25mm
Inline controls
Yes
Type
Channels
Drivers per ear
Signal-to-noise ratio
Connections
Inline controls
Over-ear
Stereo
1
10515
3 5mm, 6 25mm
Yes

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79 Global Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

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