In this post I am looking at budget over ear headphones which have sound controls on the headphone itself which are easily accessible, and my budget is under $40. So my search resulted into top two sellers from Amazon which are Mpow 059 vs Sound Intone P6 Headphones and have elaborated the pros and cons, performance, quality, comfort parameters, please let me know which one you chose and why by commenting on the post.
Search & Compare the best sellers:
So while I searched for the best seller over ear headphones on Amazon with Sound volume controls on the disc I found best seller Mpow 059 … incidentally there is new model by Sound Intone named P6 which is lower in price and does have controls over disc as well as added facility of playing Micro-SD card or TF card ! and bonus is that this P6 also have a FM radio receiver in it .. wow .. just wow …
Shortlisted the Best & Compared with NEW low priced more feature model:
So here I will be comparing these two first Mpow 059 which is best seller (under $40) and second is Sound Intone P6.
Mpow 059 vs Sound Intone P6 Headphones
Let’s begin with common features which both Mpow 059 vs Sound Intone P6 Wireless Headphones have:
Compact & Portable : For Travel purpose
Yes, both the headphones are having foldable type design, ofcourse you just can’t fold and put them in your pocket, however its easy to get inside backpack during travel and trekking
Build and Weight goes together:
Mpow 059 has The stainless steel slider as against Sound Intone P6 are made from Zinc alloy casting providing light weight, sturdy & corrosion free design.
Ergonomic Design: Comfortable to wear and hours of listening comfort
Both headphones provide Inner earmuffs have protein leather and memory foam, which means they are designed to provide comfort for prolonged use. (Suggestion : after using for couple of hours, remove the headphones for 10 minutes to release pressure build over ears)Here I think both the headsets are made well .. having flexing, foldable and stretchable design, allows for different head and ear sizes … which means even a kid can use them alongwith Adults .. only WARNING here is that for kids these headphones do not have limiting dB levels (which is normally a feature for kid headphones) so be careful on MAX volume if you are going to give it to your kid.
I have tested Sound Intone P6 for wearing comfort and found that after couple of hours of use also its fine and I faced no issues of comfort levels …
Mpow provides 6 color options namely Black-Gray, Black-Red, Black-Blue, Black-Green, Black & Silver
Sound Intone provides 3 color options namely Black-Blue, Black-Gold, Black
Specially the Gold one provides rich feeling .. looks super to me … although its your personal choice for colors
HandsFREE : Receiving call during listening Music
Both headphones feature built-in microphone, I have not tested Mpower 059 so can’t comment on the call quaility.
However I have tested Sound Intone P6 and can vouch for high quality sound during calls .. no issues at all.
Also the inline remote makes it easy to operate / take calls … you can also play or pause music …
Acoustic features for headphones
Both feature 40 mm drivers and almost can deliver the same dB
Both have Passive noise cancellation means they depend upon the quality of ear isolation using over ear design ..
I have tested the Sound Intone P6 and it does provides noise isolation due to its design.
I have only tested Intone P6 and found well balance of Bass and delivers crispy sound .. I am happy with that .. not sure about the mpow though since not tested
Compatibility with Android and iPhones:
Both headphones are compatible with with all Android and iOS smart phones, computers, MP3 players and tablets having 3.5 mm audio jack.
I could test the Intone P6 and it works fine with my smartphone and computer 🙂
Whats better in Sound Intone P6 over Mpow 059? Save your Smartphone battery
Best thing is availability of FM Radio, which is a must during trekking and travel
Second best thing is Micro-SD card and TF card slots, which means you don’t need to waste battery of your mobile or even need a mobile phone to listen to your music, thereby saving valuable battery power of smartphone during trekking and travel
Whats better in Mpow 059 over Sound Intone P6
Yes, for Mpow its high Amp battery which will last longer than P6, this is the only point where it scores more … however if you see the price you are paying for I will still say that Intone P6 wins … due to its features and functions ..
Now all the above things are enlisted in a table for quick look .. so here it is
Mpow 059 vs Sound Intone P6 Wireless Headphones Comparison & Review table
|Mpow 059||Sound Intone P6|
|Best Buy Mpow 059||Best Buy Sound Intone P6|
|Color options||Black-Gray, Black-Red, Black-Blue, Black-Green, Black & Silver||Black-Blue, Black-Gold, Black|
|Foldable||Yes, Folding design is easy to carry and space saving for travel.|
|Soft Memory-Protein Earmuffs||Yes|
|Active noise cancellation(ANC)||No|
|Passive noise cancellation(PNC)||Yes||CVC 6.0 broadband noise reduction technology|
What is CVC 6.0 Noise Cancellation ? Read here
|TF card slot||No available||Yes, so you can listen music without connecting to mobile or other device|
|FM Radio receiver||Not available||Yes, Enjoy your favorite radio channel on the go|
|Hands free call||Yes||Yes|
|Compatibility||smartphones, Android phones,iPhone, iPad, Mac book, laptop,TV etc.|
|Battery||420 mAh battery||300MA explosion-proof polymer|
|full charge time||??||Only 1.5 hours|
|Music time||13-hr music time||6-hr music time|
|Talk time||15-hr talking time||??|
|Standby Time||??||30 hours|
|USB charging enabled||??||Yes|
|Warranty||45-day money back & 18-month warranty.||1 year warranty and 90 days money back guarantee|
|Over ear headphones under $40||Mpow 059||Sound Intone P6|
|Best Buy Mpow 059||Best Buy Sound Intone P6|
Photos of actual received headphones which I have evaluated .. Thanks to Sound Intone team to provide me FREE evaluation sample.
Final Recommendation Mpow 059 OR Sound Intone P6 Wireless Headphones ?
Main purpose of this post was to find out what best I can get under $40 mark .. with more facilities, good sound, acceptable battery life, aesthetics, ergonomics (controls over ear), ease of packing (foldable), both the headphones are good.
However Sound Intone P6 scores high due to its added features of FM radio, micro-SD card, TF card compatibility, which means you need not waste valuable mobile battery just to listen to music, but can save it for important tasks of making and taking calls 🙂 … also listening to Radio is my favorite during trekking and travel … so looking this most powerful feature .. I would like to recommend for Sound Intone P6 Wireless headphones to you.
Well do not forget to tell me which of these headphones you chose and why, simple comment below and let me know.
Hope this helps !!