Mpow Antelope Bluetooth headset review

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Are you in need of a Bluetooth headset to take on a jog or to simply go cord-free for your music listening? Mpow thinks its Antelope Bluetooth headset is one of the best out there for going cordless. And you know what? They might be right.

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The Mpow Antelope headset looks like your standard Bluetooth headset. There’s a cord that attaches the two earbuds together. The cord sits behind your ears when the earbuds are in your ears. This actually does a lot to keep the earbuds from falling out.

You’ve got the Mp\ow logo on both earbuds. On the bottom frame of the left earbud is a volume down button, power button, and volume up button. As you can tell, it’s a pretty minimalist design, but the earbuds still look pretty nice.

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On the side of the frame is a standard micro-USB port for charging the wireless headset. It’s pretty out of the way and hardly noticeable, so it doesn’t look out of the place or anything.

As far as Bluetooth headsets go, there isn’t a whole lot you can do with them in the design department. They’re just like smartphones—there’s only so much you can do to make them look unique and differentiate them from other. That said, MPow’s earbuds really do look nice for what they are.

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As far as actual real-life use goes, the Mpow headphones work phenomenally. I took them on a couple of half hour runs over the past few weeks, and they were very comfortable and never came lose at all. They fit firmly in your ear and provide some above average sound quality. I was actually quite impressed with the sound quality, as I’ve never had great luck with wireless units in the past. But, Mpow has really stepped up to the plate with their Antelope headset.

There’s also a built-in microphone if you need to talk on the phone with the headset. I tried it out once and the connection was pretty stellar.

Battery life is just as impressive. As I mentioned above, I’ve taken them on a quite a few runs over the past few weeks. In those few weeks I’ve actually never had to charge the headphones from Mpow. Battery life is rated for up to 8 hours of music time, so it’s entirely possible I haven’t hit that threshold yet.

All in all, I’m very impressed with Mpow’s Antelope Bluetooth headset. They work phenomenally for what I need them to do. If you go on frequent jogs or run marathons, they’ll definitely serve you well.

At just $25 on Amazon (or $43 directly from Mpow), these headphones are hard to pass up. Between how long the battery lasts, how good the wireless Bluetooth signal is, and just how good the sound lasts, it’d be a crime to not pick up Mpow’s Antelope headset, especially if you go on regular jogs and runs. Mpow has definitely stepped up to the plate here with a solid and comfortable pair of headphones.

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About the Author: Brad Ward

Brad is a tech enthusiast, writing and tinkering with all things technology since 2011. He currently bounces between the LG G3 and his beloved Moto X! His interests include reading, entrepreneurship, the gym, and of course, queso.