Back in September, Moshi announced their Mythro Air and Vortex Air, two bluetooth headphones that showed their ability to branch away from Moshi’s history of making cases and accessories for smartphones.
They sent us over a pair of the Mythro Air headphones to check out and after testing the past few weeks, it’s safe to say, Moshi is on the path of being one of those companies that are just at everything they put their minds to. The Mythro Air are similar to the Jaybird headphones you might’ve seen in a Best Buy but at a way cheaper price. At only $69, they are a great pair of headphones that not only look great but sound even better. The Mythro Air after unboxing comes with the typical micro USB cable for charging, the headphones themselves, and a nifty but magnetic clip that you can attach to your shirt for walking around, working out or just your day-to-day usage.
For starters, the Mythro Air might be some of the most comfortable earphones that I’ve put into my ears. Since the earphones are corded, you won’t have to worry about connectivity issues from completely wireless earphones (probably an issue that Apple’s been dealing with their own EarPods, causing numerous delays to their release). The Mythro Air however just look like they belong. After wrapping around the back of your neck, they seem to just fit comfortably. You can also wear them the opposite way if that’s your thing, but I prefer to wear them where they will not dangle while on a run outside. This is where the magnetic clip comes into play.
Since the Mythro Air’s main source of battery comes in the middle of the device, that is also the heaviest portion of the earphones causing it to bounce up and down if you are moving about. The magnetic clip you can attach to the collar of your shirt and the Mythro Air will not budge at all. This is perfect if you are in the workplace and want to be discreet with your listening, all while maintaining them from falling into your shirt if you are listening with just one ear in. If you have an iPhone 7 and are without a 3.5mm jack, you’ll appreciate the wireless nature of these, but even be more impressed by the audio quality.
Moshi added a nifty feature called the “DJ4Two” with their companion Moshi app that allows you to listen to your music on two or more devices simultaneously. This means of course that the two users have to both have a Mythro Air. But at $69, if you can get two, this is a perfect couples gift if you want to watch a movie or listen to an album on a flight without having to struggle over who gets the left versus right ear. Pairing the Mythro was just as easy, there’s no complicated process of setting up or some highly convoluted method to it at all. But once paired, listening to music is a great experience. For $70, you’d expect some muddy tunes, but I’ve listened to podcasts, as well as J Cole’s latest album over and over, and they sound good. Dare I say the more I listen the better they sound?
At the end of the day, the Mythro Air by Moshi are not only an affordable pair of Bluetooth headphones that you can just throw in your bag after a day at the gym but can easily get you through the day with over 7 hours of battery life. Available in black, red and silver, you can head over to Moshi and purchase yourself a pair (or two) today.
Source: Manufacturer supplied review unit
What I Like: The ability to tuck under a collared shirt completely, and will not fall through
What Needs Improvement: Ear tips still manage to get pretty gunky after sweating at the gym