6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: Moshi Mythro earphones: quality sound, budget price

About Video Transcript

First Look: Moshi Mythro earphones: quality sound, budget price

1:55 /

The well-designed Moshi Mythros feature decent sound and a comfortable fit for $30.

Hi. I'm David Carnoy, Executive Editor for CNET.com and I'm here with the Moshi Mythro in-ear headphones. Now the name is inspired by an element in the Tolkien novels Mithril that's lighter than metal and yet a lot stronger than metal, and there's a bit of aluminum in the housing here so it's not an all-plastic in-ear headphone, but it is rather inexpensive earphone at around $30. What's nice about it is that it is lightweight and comfortable. It also sounds very good for the money. It does have an integrated microphone with a 1-button remote; that remote is a call answer/end button as well as a skip track forward and back button. You tap it twice to skip a track forward and tap it 3 times to skip back. It won't work with all phones, but it is designed to work with iOS devices. Couple other small things worth mentioning, this does come with 3 silicone eartips, and the nice thing about these eartips is that there are color-coded. There's a little bit of red on the inside of one that allows you to tell the difference between right and left without having to look for those little letters. While these earphones seem well-built, I can't say how durable they are. They do come with a standard straight plug, not an L-shaped plug, but in the 2 weeks that i used them I didn't have a problem with them. That said, they don't come with any sort of carrying case. As far as their sound goes, what's impressive about them is they do have a lot of bass, good detail as well, so it's a pretty aggressive earphone, not necessarily for everyone but for a lot of today's listeners and a lot of today's music, it is a good earphone. It's also a good value at $30. I'm David Carnoy and that's the Tolkien-inspired Moshi Mythro in-ear headphone. Thanks for watching.

New releases

6 Spotify tips and tricks
1:15 March 2, 2015
Learn some new tricks to make the most of Spotify desktop and mobile apps.
Play video
Samsung Galaxy S6's missing features, split-personality problem
2:55 March 2, 2015
Is Samsung afraid to commit to one Galaxy S6? The two new models are the same, except for the screen -- and both remove features fans...
Play video
Top 5: Car tech game-changers
3:05 March 2, 2015
Brian Cooley lists the top five ways electronics have made your car better.
Play video
Blackphone+ is an encrypted tablet
1:25 March 2, 2015
We get to grips with Silent Circle's Blackphone+, a tablet built to foil hackers and spies.
Play video
Blackphone security-conscious smartphone gets a sequel
1:17 March 2, 2015
Silent Circle is showing off its 5.5-inch Blackphone 2, which offers encrypted texts and video calls.
Play video
Huawei's MediaPad X2 is a vast phablet
0:54 March 2, 2015
A 7-inch display and octa-core processor lurk in this huge, beautiful tablet. Or is it a phone? It's both!
Play video
Ford has built two electric bikes
1:29 March 2, 2015
Two wheels good? Car-maker Ford is experimenting with electric bicycles you control with your smartphone. Hit play now.
Play video
Honor's cheap, 5.5-inch Android phone
1:44 March 2, 2015
We take a look at the Honor 4X, a 5.5-inch Android phone with an octa-core processor that's set to come with a very affordable price...
Play video