RHA MA650 Wireless In-Ear Headphones Review

RHA MA650 Wireless Headphones Review

Man, there are a ton of reviews on the RHA MA650 Wireless. Should I even bother? I’ll admit that MajorHifi is late to test this one out. Sorry, folks. But it just goes to show you how popular these buds are. What makes them so sellable? Let’s find out in this RHA MA650 Wireless In-Ear Headphones Review.

RHA MA650 Wireless In-Ear Headphones Review

IN the BOX

6 silicone tips (various sizes)

Foam tips

Double flange tips (small, large)

RHA MA650 Wireless Headphones Review

DESIGN

A few things set this headphone apart from others in this price range. The first is sound quality, which we’ll discuss below. (Yes, it has aptX)

The second is battery life; 12 hours is longer than any other wireless in-ear headphone that I’ve tested in recent memory.

Also, I repeat this every time I review an RHA headphone (sorry to bore you, mom), but they offer a 3 year warranty, which is unusually long for in-ear buds. All the RHA’s I’ve tested have a really durable looking design. And the RHA MA650 is no exception. Thick cables, strong aluminum buds and solid remote.

But I’ve never understood the purpose of that thick band that goes around the neck. Stability while running? Extra room for battery? Well, whatever the reason, the MA650 has one. But it’s softer and more flexible than other earphones with this design. So, it’s not particularly bothersome.

The remote has the usual functions: play, pause, skip, call answering and voice control for runners making business calls at mile 5.

Speaking of running, the RHA MA650 are sweat proof. But are these buds ideal for sports? They don’t have a sports fit with ergonomic tips, and they probably won’t work as well as the JBL Reflect Contour or Reflect Mini, for example. But they sound better than any  sports models I’ve tried at $100, and the sweat resistance makes them somewhat versatile.

RHA MA650 Wireless Headphones Review

SOUND

Wow. For 100 bucks, these earphones sound pretty, pretty, pretty good. In fact, if you blindfolded me and told me the price, I wouldn’t have guessed that they were wireless. They’re just that crisp and clean. In true RHA fashion, the MA650 Wireless have that fast, punchy feel that them so fun to listen to. Perhaps, they’re less bassy than some of their other models, but unless you’re a serious bass-head, the lows shouldn’t disappoint. The only complaint I have is the brightness. The high frequencies are a little over-emphasized, making percussion instruments a bit too sharp on certain tracks.

SUMMARY

If you’re okay with the neckband, and your priority is great sound, durability and versatility, then there’s not much to think about. Besides the JBL Reflect Contour (which doesn’t sound as good) and the Sennheiser CX Sport (which is 30 bucks more expensive), nothing I’ve tried can compete in this price range.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Frequency Range: 16 – 22,000 Hz

Battery: 12 Hours

Sweatproof: IPX4

Compatible Codecs: aptX, SBC, AAC

Weight: 33g

Remote and Mic: 3 button universal

Warranty: 3 Years