Disclaimer: I bought this pair of headphones out of my own pocket. I have been using these as my only pair of headphones for 12 days.
It’s been a while since I did my last review, so I thought that I would go ahead and fix that. This time round I have the Sennheiser MM30G in-ear headphones. We know that sennheiser are well known for producing high quality audio, but does this model live up to the reputation? Let’s find out!
One of the things that you notice straight away is that they look very sleek. The build quality of these headphones is very solid and looks like they could definitely withstand a bit of abuse. There is an inline remote control pad which has a volume up button, a play/pause button for pausing a song or answering phone calls and a volume down button. In addition to all of that you have a built-in microphone on the control pad as well.
Whilst the keys on the control pad have a bit of travel in them I find the pause button kind of hard to press down (even more so when you wear gloves). Speaking of which if you have large hands then you may (or may not) find it a little bit harder to use the control pad. In terms of compatibility the control pad and microphone will work with most Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets starting with the Samsung Galaxy S2. In my testing the control pad works with the Galaxy S4 and the Google Play Music app on Android.
Of course one of the most important parts of buying any pair of headphones is how they sound. Rather than talk about the jargon I will talk about the various usage scenarios. In this case, I threw a wide variety of audio at them. I could hear my phone calls really well, they could hear me without an issue. I tend to listen to a lot of radio as well and I can definitely report that this pair of headphones will handle spoken word without an issue.
Onto music and for those of you who know me well enough, I really like my rock music as well as rock covers of music from various computer games. Needless to say the MM30G earphones are able to handle this type of music well. They will also handle rap music, pop, country and many other types of music with no issue. This is also the case with music where there is a lot of bass.
How about games? Whilst they are not designed for gaming, there is enough firepower in these headphones that they can handle most games well enough to hear what’s going on. I have played some Ultra Street Fighter IV with these headphones and I will say that you will able to hear things well. I have also played games such as Trials Fusion and Unreal Tournament where there are sounds coming from various directions and I was able to hear those sounds as well.
As far as movies and Youtube video go, these will definitely do the job. If you are streaming a movie from Netflix, you will definitely want to ensure that you can stream in High definition to get the best out of these headphones. If you are watching Youtube videos you will want to ensure that the quality is set to at least 720p.
- Solid build
- Sleek design
- Great sound for a pair of budget headphones
- The keys on the control pad are small
The Sennheiser MM30G in-ear headphones get a very solid 8 out of 10. Would I buy these headphones? The answer is yes! You can throw a wide variety of audio at them and they still sound good. A lot of people kept telling me that you will not find a pair of budget headphones inside of £30 but they were dead wrong! I would have awarded more if the buttons on the control pad were a little bit larger and they had more travel on them. At the time of publishing you can find the Sennheiser MM30G
If you have an iPhone or iPad then I would highly recommend checking out the MM30I in-ear headphones. The MM30I are exactly the same set of headphones, but they were made for the iPhone and iPad.
Would you buy one of these?
If you’ve already picked up a pair, what did you think of them?