A huge soundstage, low prices and solid technology – though they keep your music at arm’s length.
- Low price
- Great wireless signal
- Very large soundstage
- Soundstage is diffuse
- Vocals sound too distant
- ANC not very effective
- Review Price: £41.99
- 20-hour battery life
- Aux input
- Active noise cancellation
What are the Mixcder E7?
The Mixeder E7 is the most featured headphone. They cost only $ 1.5, but they still offer Bluetooth, active sound cancellation and a full-size design that looks like three times the price of theirs.
Could the truth be too good? Okay, it’s possible to get more continuous-sounding wireless headphones for just a bit more money, but the Mixcoder E7 is surprisingly tough. Their Bluetooth performance is great, they are comfortable to wear, and while active word registration is fine, it has real effects.
Mixcder E7 – Design
The Mixder E7 looks like a pair of Sony headphones. But where you pay $ 249 for the Sony MDR-100 AFN, they cost less than £ 50.
You can see them listed at the $ 5 RRP, but I suspect I’m writing this review right after launch. Like many cut-price gadgets, don’t trust RRP.
That said, most people should initially assume that you spend more than the spend on the Mixeder E7. They mimic the £ 150-280 headphones and it doesn’t do any of it any worse.
Predictably, most parts of the Mixder E7 hold everything together from plastic, metal frames and screws inside the headband, to the more expensive pair of headphones you can get in an aluminum cup or headband stem.
At this price, there are some headphones that also use aluminum. Marley Positive Vibration Wireless 2 has a metal cup in its on-year house, and is a good purchase.
However, these do not have headphones in ear. They are a large over-the-counter model with enough room to close most people’s ears in the cup. The mixer E7 is easier than most on-ear pairs for long listening sessions, simply because they put little or no pressure on your sensitive cartilage.
I tested the Mixeder E7 on one of the rare heatwaves in the UK and sure enough the fake leather pads became sweaty after a while. But the same is true for most headphones of this style. Real leather is rarely used in headphones nowadays, and more perforated or breathable fabrics, such as velor, will have an impact on the noise separation.
Go with the Mixder E7 and there are certain parts of the headphones that look light or cheap and the cups do not fold on the interior. But what Mixxadar has done for this price, however, is quite impressive.
Mixcder E7 – Features
The Mixeder E7 is Bluetooth wireless headphones with active sound cancellation.
Like many recent budget wireless headphones, both Bluetooth reliability and battery life are great. With my phone in my pocket, I couldn’t hear a wireless blip while using the Mixcoder E7.
20 hours of battery life is great for real-world use, even if it doesn’t match the longest lasting full-size joints – for example, Beats Studio 3. You recharge the battery with a micro-USB socket exposed in a cup. You can only plug in one, though they don’t seem to work when the battery is completely dead.
When used wirelessly, the mixer is controlled in E7 cups using a series of buttons and a switch. These change the volume, toggle power, and play / pause your music. Buttons are oversized: not a subtle look. However, the style is minimalist and makes them a cinch to use.
The only indicator is the lack of a voice prompt or LED power indicator. When our Samsung Galaxy A8 test phone was used, there was no on-screen battery indicator. The technology inside the Mixder E7 is solid, but basic. No APTX or NFC.
You can rather get a good carry case. This is a semi-hard fabric case similar to the one included (if not easier) with the Bose Coyote-Classfort III.
Other important features of active word cancellation. You toggle it using a switch in the left cup and these headphones look like the same microphone that is receiving hands-free call charges.
You know well how the ANC works, a mic monitors ambient noise and drivers create sound waves that reverse to listen.
The effect here is subtle compared to the worldwide Nerd Bose QuietScotchory 35 II. They intensify some low-frequency sounds, but do not interrupt the silence that removes you from your surroundings.
Although the feature is not completely obsolete. I used the Mixeder E7 on a few train trips and the ANC engine sound was less apparent. Whenever you listen to music from the outside, your tunes have to compete with the noise of the world – and the ANC gives your music some upper hand.
If Mixder E7 were to be more expensive, I’d dismiss their word articles as frustrating. At this price, however, we cannot complain.
There is one more problem with the ANC. This causes a low-frequency sound wave – when a sudden spike in sound pressure comes it feels like bending a plastic sheet. You will hear a door knock near you, when the bus jerks over a poorly maintained road or when you get too tight with non-squashy shoes.
Mixcder E7 – Sound quality
Turning on ANC also improves the sound quality. Without employing it, the Mixeder E7 has quite dense, limited load mids and upper bass. It makes the audio seem a bit weak and lazy.
Turn on the ANC and anything else in it disappears. The mids get more touted, the lower half of the sound is less lumpen.
Mixeder E7 showcases some cool features. Most importantly, the soundstage is huge for a closed-back set of cheap, headphones. Your head has an idea of music around a 360-degree style, and is effective for music with lots of atmosphere. These headphones can play up to John Hopkins’ electronic soundscapes, like a few- £ 100 pairs.
These headphones very well do the epic. However, they do travel quite a bit when clearing soundstage imaging is required. The Mixeder E7 soundstage is large but quite scattered.
This is a problem when dealing with voice-driven systems. The central channel often seems to bleed more than most, in the long run. Like this, the vocals seem to be set too far back in the mix. The effect is a bit like Sonic Planetarium. Its scale is impressive, but it seems strangely flat and artificial with the wrong content.
I am often attracted to the Mixture E7 because I am sucking for a big soundstage. However, they are less and more unable to deliver an intimate close-up of Mike’s voice with conviction.
The bus doesn’t help here either. It doesn’t make the E7 sound bet or shoddy thanks to the free soundstage space, but it does slow down a bit and can’t be tightly controlled.
Tonally, the Mixder E7 is otherwise perfectly good, especially at the price. These are smooth-hearted, the trunk is not cut too short, and the mids have no gap texture or detailed holes. Although both the mids and the treble are on the soft side.
Why buy the Mixcder E7?
On the one hand, it’s hard to complain about the Mixder E7. The price is very low for a set of full-size headphones, including Bluetooth and active sound cancellation. The wireless signal is great, and the sound is decent for the price. And Active Word Registration is not spectacular, it’s not OKJO. This seems to be a strong result.
However, although rivals such as Urbanista Seattle, Marley Positive Vibration 2 and the Lindy BNX-60 appear to be smaller, they present more reliable – less flat-presence. So, what are you wearing? A larger soundscape, or a smaller soundscape with better dynamics? We’ll go later. Still, these are great buys when the budget is tight.
Trusted Score: ∗∗∗∗∗