I have tried many cheap earbuds, which sound good when listening to music, but came up short on calls – zoom, voice and otherwise. If this is a priority for you, consider this: for a limited time, and while making final supplies, Amazon seller MpowTech hasWhen you clip the $ 6-off coupon on-page and then apply the promo code MPOWM995 At checkout. The lowest price I have seen. (Note: As always, if you see a different seller listed, this code and / or coupon will not be available.)
Mpow? For once this is a brand I know. It has for years and makes some of the better low audio products I’ve tried. (CNET’s David Carnoy is a huge fan of the company’s X3, which made him a list.)
The M9 does not offer the traditional active noise-canceling feature, although you get passive noise reduction via the silicon ear tips (which, most of all, should sit quietly inside your ear canals). Rather, this four-microphone employs “environmental noise cancellation”, specifically designed to improve audio quality on calls. It does this by reducing background noise and improving voice recognition.
How well does it actually work? I did some informal tests, especially walking outside on a windy day. The people I talked to said that it seemed to me from the inside; They could not detect any wind noise. Your mileage may vary (see the comments section to see what some readers have thought of call quality), but I’ll just note that the M9 has an average user rating of 4.4 stars – over 17,000 (!) Buyers. Received from
Other notable features: USB-C charging case, IPX8 waterproof rating, support for touch-control and single-earbud mode. Better still, Mpow supports M9 with a two-Are warranty, which is very unusual. Just a requirement: You must register the product on its site within 15 days of purchase.
All told, this is what I classify as a stupid-good deal. $ 21. Boners.
First published last year. Updated to reflect new selling price. Removed Bonus Deals.
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