The young company Mifo showed us excellent earbuds, both for example with the Mifo O5, and terrible with the model Mifo O2. Today we will talk about a new generation called Mifo O7.
In this review, I will share my impressions about the sound quality, the microphone and find out whether they will be a bestseller.
Currently, the price for the new generation of Mifo O7 is quite large and amounts to $130 and $145 for one balanced driver and for double balanced drivers.
In my test, I have the maximum version with dual balanced drivers, the O7 model also received a compact and ergonomic design, Qualcomm QCC3020 chipset, aptX support, and IPX7 standard water protection.
I am very interested in testing the earbuds in detail and I suggest starting our full review with unpacking.
Mifo O7: Specifications
|Driver unit:||Dual Balanced Armature Driver|
|Bluetooth protocol:||aptX, AA, and SBC|
|Charging Time:||100 min|
Mifo O7: Unboxing
I got a rather large white box, where on the front part you can see a multi-colored circle and the number seven. The backside of the box had the main technical features.
The box opens like a chest and this is very unusual, but inside all the elements are beautifully folded and it looks like it’s premium.
Here I found a case with earbuds, a separate box with three pairs of earpads, a green Type-C charging cable and instructions.
In addition, I received a case for carrying the case itself. It certainly looks bulky, but for some users, it might be nice.
I am very pleased with the equipment from Mifo, it is quite rich and looks luxurious. Even the kit comes with quality ear pads, which is a very rare occurrence.
Mifo O7: Design
The wireless earbuds have a very elegant look. Mifo O7 is made of matte plastic in black on the inside, and the front has a metallic tint.
I have no complaints about the build quality, they are well assembled and I did not find any extraneous squeaks during testing.
The compact and lightweight earbuds fit perfectly in the ear canal, they also do not bulge and are very comfortable to wear for a long time. In addition, I did not feel any discomfort when wearing them under a hat.
The front part received touch control and has an LED indicator.
There is a microphone hole in the lower bulging part. Inside the case, I found a two-pin charging port and channel designation.
I would like to note that the sound guide has the correct anatomy shape as in the ear canal and there is a red mesh on its base from the ingress of dust or dirt inside the body.
Also, the new generation O7 wireless earbuds received IPX7 water protection. You can take a shower in them without any problems, and rain and snow will not be an obstacle.
The charging case is made entirely of metal, of course, it is quite massive and weighs about 93 grams.
The lid received a similar opening mechanism as the previous Mifo O5 model. As practice showed, there were no problems with it, but I noticed a slight backlash of the mechanism itself.
Inside the case, there are seats for magnetically mounted earbuds and between them, there are three charge level indicators.
The right side of the box body got a Type-C port for charging and this is not surprising, given its price.
In general, I am satisfied with the assembly and materials of execution, but I have some remarks on the mechanism for opening the charging case.
Mifo O7: Connection and Control
Naturally, the new Mifo O7 model received a Bluetooth wireless connection with version 5.0. The Qualcomm chipset called QCC3020 is also used inside the case. If you’re interested, aptX support is also present.
I was very pleased that the earbuds go into pairing mode immediately after opening the case cover and they do not have to be taken out of the seats immediately. Next, you need to go to the Bluetooth menu on your smartphone or other device and connect to the Mifo_O7.
But the control is very scarce and I think that this is the most terrible multi-functional touch control in its capabilities. For example, if you want to pause a track, then you can’t do this and the left channel of the earphone is not functional at all.
If the music is paused, you can double-click to turn on the play, and the next double press will switch the track forward. A triple tap calls the voice assistant on your mobile device.
In addition, a double press performs the function of accepting or hanging up. Here, you will not find the volume control and switch to the previous track also does not work.
Mifo O7: Sound
As I already wrote, I ordered the maximum version with two balanced drivers for my test. You can also order with one driver, but I assume that the sound quality will be much worse.
In my case, the low frequencies are tuned correctly and without any questions, they have a good and clear sound. Each element of the sound is well readable and has a pleasant sound. The character of the sound on the bass turned out to be almost identical to that of his older brother Mifo O5 Pro.
The bass is also present, but they are not as strong as in the Sabbat E12 Ultra. If you need strong and tight bass, then the O7 will not be your best friend.
The mid and high frequencies have a bright and detailed sound. They sound good in these ranges and I did not find any big complaints when testing Mifo O7.
The sound quality correctly and well-tuned, surround and clear sound will be guaranteed, but there will not be as many speakers and bass as on other models.
The microphone quality is average, but even in noisy places, the interlocutor will hear you clearly and clearly.
Mifo O7: Battery
The battery life from one charge at maximum volume was approximately 4.5 hours. This is slightly higher than the average for most wireless earbuds, so I would like to get a little better time.
The manufacturer installed a 40 mAh battery capacity inside the earbud case and 350 mAh battery capacity in the charging case. The total battery life of the earbuds using recharge in the case will be up to about 20 hours.
The charging time through a Type-C connection will be approximately 1.5 hours.
Mifo O7: Conclusions and Reviews
It is difficult for me to draw conclusions on the Mifo O7 wireless earbuds since they have both good advantages and disadvantages.
For example, the main drawback for me has become – the lack of great touch control functionality. For some users, this can be a big problem.
In terms of sound quality, I liked the O7 earbuds, they got the correct and clear sound, which is nice to listen to in its entire range. But if you need strong and surround bass and good dynamics, then it is better to consider the Sabbat E12 Ultra.
For the convenience of wearing, I really liked them, the earbuds are light and have the correct shape. They are also well suited for sports, as they are protected against IPX7 water or for everyday use.
Mifo O7: Price and Where to buy cheaper?
Now you can order a new generation of Mifo O7 at a good price for only $129.99 or $144.99 with one or dual drivers, respectively.
Is it worth it to overpay for such an expensive model? I think the price is justified, but if you have a limited budget, then the Sabbat E12 Ultra will be a good choice.