The MPOW 059 Bluetooth headphones are a budget over-ear design that pumps tunes with a minimum of fuss. The headphones are an Amazon best-seller so MPOW must be onto something. The 059 will set you back $35 USD ($45 AUD, £27, $46 CAD).
The 059 Bluetooth Headphones are a passive isolating design with both wired and wireless operation. The headphones are foldable and feature a memory foam earpads for comfort. You get to enjoy 20 hours of wireless operation and even once they run out of battery, they can still run in wired mode. There’s seven different colours on offer so there’s a look for everyone.
Big bass push
The MPOW 059 Bluetooth headphone’s most notable feature is the strong bass push, while the treble is also brought forward. The pushed bass response means that the 059 is right at home with electronic music, hip hop and pop. I’d like to see more detail in the mid-range, as the headphones struggle to reproduce guitar-based music with punch and clarity. The 059 is pretty consistent between wired and wireless operation, with the differences in quality being barely noticeable.
Tight fit for strong passive isolation
It’s easy to adjust the length of the 059 Bluetooth Headphone’s arms, although the horizontal movement is limited. The headphone has a pretty strong grip, which contributes to the strong passive noise isolation. The grip might be a bit much for some listeners though. I definitely prefer more of a loose feel as I find it more comfortable. The foam earcups are nice and soft but they can warm up a fair bit over long sessions.
Like everything else about the 059 Bluetooth Headphones, the accessories are very straight-forward. MPOW ship the headphones with a 50cm charging cable, 120cm headphone cable, soft fabric case and a manual. The case doesn’t provide much protection unfortunately. The cables are a good, comfortable length though.
The MPOW 059 Bluetooth Headphone is about as durable as you’d expect for the price. It’s made mostly of hard plastic, so it’s fine for daily use but I wouldn’t leave it at the bottom of your bag all day. If you think you’re likely to give it rough treatment, I’d probably buy a generic hardcase to give it a bit of protection. The cables and accessories are also about average in terms of quality and durability. They’re solid enough for regular use but I wouldn’t want to get too rough with them.
The MPOW 059 Bluetooth Headphones verdict
MPOW has presented a solid budget Bluetooth headphone with the 059. It ain’t fancy and it ain’t high-end, but it does exactly what it needs to do. Chart music fans are likely to get more enjoyment out of the headphone’s sound than rockers due to the recessed mids and big bass. The comfort could use some improvement, so if you’re sensitive in that area you may want to steer clear. Overall, the 059 is a no-frills design that does what you’d expect for the price-range.