No cables, no limits: we try the Mifo O5 wireless bluetooth earbuds
MIFO O5 Plus Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds
£99.99 | Tester: Holly
With more play-time than Apple AirPods and for a fraction of the price, I was eager to give these Mifo earbuds a go – and they didn’t disappoint.
It’s immediately apparent that Mifo don’t cut corners when it comes to the quality of their designs – the smart, streamlined packaging is, in itself, something to behold, but the charging case within is stunning. Made from durable aluminium, the case looks sleek and feels well-made. Unboxing these earbuds is a luxurious experience that, despite their lower price, makes them instantly feel comparable to high-end competitors.
Nestled inside the case are the ear pieces themselves, which are also made from aluminium that won’t conduct heat or cold. I put this to the test with a chilly evening run – it’s 3°C and I’m certainly feeling it, but not as a result of the metal in my ears – success.
The sound quality is good, but they’re not completely noise-cancelling, so I feel safe on the roads and am still able to hear a podcast. The connection is strong, too – with up to 12 metres of bluetooth distance, they don’t distort the sound or cut out once during my run. They also have a built-in microphone for answering calls and using voice-activated commands, as well as a tap-to-activate system that lets you skip songs without having to touch your phone.
It takes me a little while to get comfortable with them, but once they’re secure I’m able to run without fear of them being dislodged. If you struggle with earbuds, you might benefit from trying out the seven interchangeable ear tips that Mifo supply you with. I found that the standard felt the most comfortable once they were in place. I had no compatibility issues with my iPhone 7, either, which found the earbuds and connected to them immediately.
Altogether, the Mifo wireless earbuds are a really impressive piece of kit for such a reasonable price. With 7 hours of play-time they’ll keep you company on even the longest of runs – and if you’re heading out for a lengthy ultra, bringing the charging case takes that up to a massive 100 hours. Earbuds that feel high-quality without the hefty price tag.