If you’re looking for On-Ear wireless headphones can work via both Bluetooth and 3.5 mm cable, and who wants the purest and clearest reproduction of the source being played, along with the price is under $50 then your search has been complemented by Mixcder’s Drip Black Edition headphones. The focus here is on comfort and ease of use, while keeping the price down to levels that are affordable for most. We go into the details of the Mixcder Drip in our review.
Design and Comfort
This new Mixcder headphones looks fancy and expensive with a premium glossy finishes on the body that comes across as more premium than anything else we’ve seen at this price, but you can easily leave finger prints on it. Traditional design, I like that there are not much unnecessary detail, inside of the headband with the Mixcder logo.
From the ear cups to the headband, the Mixcder Drip is entirely plastic. The headband has a folding mechanism that allows the ear cups to twist inwards, into the headband. This makes the Drip a bit easier to store when not in use.
Headband length can be adjusted on both sides, and there is comfortable padding on the ear cups as well as on the headband. The around-ear fit ensures that the Drip is a pleasure to wear for hours at a time. Buttons and ports are lined up along the edge of the cups, and are easy to find and use. On the left ear cup, you have a volume Up/Next track, volume Down/Previous track and a switch to turn on/off, answer calls, has an inline omnidirectional mic., 3.5 mm audio jack and LED indicator. The right cup has a USB port for charging the headset.
The headphones are also available in Blue with White color variant, but the black edition of this headphone looks much nicer to us.
Apart from this, the Mixcder Drip has 50mm dynamic drivers, with a frequency response range of 20Hz-20KHz, 16Ohms impedance and a sensitivity rating of 102dB. The whole thing weighs a comfortable 203g. The cable has a standard 3.5mm stereo plug, and a mircoUSB 2.0 cable for charging along with user manual has also been included in the sales package, which is useful.
With the Mixcder Drip being an affordable on-ear headset, we did most of our testing using an Android smartphone. Focus tracks for the review were Mac Miller’s My Favorite Part, Sia’s Cheap Thrills, and DJ Bravo’s Champion.
Starting with the bass-heavy Mac Miller – “My Favorite Part” ft. Ariana Grande, we found that the Mixcder Drip had a sweet sound, bass not much overpowering, perfectly balanced sound. The Ariana signature has been tuned toward promoting the lows, and this makes for a very warm sound.
Next, we cued up Sia – “Cheap Thrills” feat Sean Paul, which despite being a pop track, has plenty to offer in terms of the mid-range and detail. While the Mixcder headset is impressive in low-end detail, it seems to trail off going up the range. The result is a sound that isn’t quite awesome, but acceptable at this price.
Finally, with DJ Bravo’s Champion, we just enjoyed and partying. While the Drip offers a full and loud presentation in the sound, no falls in terms of performance. The Champion feels full of energy and the Mixcer Drip certainly does its bit to make your music immersive and entertaining, especially if you like your headphones bassy and aggressive.
The Mixcder Drip wireless headset can connect to your smartphone, tablet or other devices over Bluetooth. To connect, just keep the power button pressed and LED will blink in red and blue tone means it becomes discoverable, and then you just select it on the other device.
In case your battery is running low, or you just don’t want to use Bluetooth, then there’s also 3.5 mm audio cable included in the box along with the microUSB cable for charging.
Claimed battery life about 18 hours, up to playback, 83 days of standby time, and charging time about 2 to 3 hours.
In fact, this Mixcder Bluetooth Headset operates around 15 to 16 hours less 5 to 6 hours compared to company’s own Mixcder Ghost Headphones (review), and aptX for Bluetooth, depending on what volume level you preferred. It can be fully charged in 2 and half hours, which is quite good, and you’ve got a pretty compelling package; assuming of course, that the glossy black edition appeals to you.
The Mixcder Drip is one of the good headsets in the Mixcder family, you can find more its mate on its official website or YouTube channel. This Mixcder headphones aren’t necessarily the best-sounding ones you can buy for the price, but they are extremely compact, comfortable and easy to use anywhere.
That being said, the comfort, durability, and battery life of this set are excellent, if you’re looking for a pair of on-ears with serious sound and groove at under $50, the Mixcder Drip should be on your wish list. You can grab it immediately from Amazon or company’s official webpage.
- Very comfortable and lightweight
- Durable build
- Excellent battery life
- Good value for money
- Bass heavy, but not muddy
- Glossy Black shows fingerprints