The Mpow 059 Plus is the successor to the Mpow 059. It is renowned as a fantastic headset that rivals the significantly more expensive Bose QC 35 II for sound quality, noise cancellation and design. With over 100 positive reviews on Amazon, it’s clear that the Mpow 059 Plus is a favorite for many people. At under $100, this headset is fantastic value for money.
The Mpow 059 Plus is a pair of Bluetooth headphones with active noise cancellation (ANC) and memory foam ear pads. The headphones are wireless, and battery life is around 30 hours, depending on the volume level. The manufacturer is Mpow, a Chinese electronics company based in Shenzhen, China.
The build quality is generally good. The earpads are adjustable in size for all head sizes, and the headband is also adjustable to fit most people without any discomfort. The buttons on the side use a tactile click when pressed and can be operated by feel in the dark if required.
There are magnets in the ear pads that hold them together when folded flat for storage or to reduce cable clutter when not in use. The ANC works very well, and there is no drop in sound quality when active.
The plastic used on the headband and ear cups is good, and there is no creaking or flexing in the plastic. The case is made from a similar plastic and has an elastic strap to hold it closed. The headphones are all black with blue accents.
- ✓ Fit type: Over-ear
- ✓ Back: Closed-back
- ✓ Connection: Wired
- ✓ Colors: Black
- ✓ Excellent construction, good sound quality.
The ANC is excellent and can be turned on or off with a switch on the left ear cup. When active, it does an outstanding job of cutting out background noise. The ANC works best when paired with quiet surroundings, as a noisy environment will leave the user wanting more from it. This is not uncommon for ANC technology, but the Mpow 059 Plus does a great job reducing background noise if there are not many ambient sounds.
The Mpow 059 Plus design is very sleek with an attractive piano black finish that feels good to the touch. The headband is thin but still provides adequate support for long listening sessions without discomfort. The ear cups are large enough to fit around most ears without being uncomfortable, and the memory foam earpads provide ample cushioning without being too tight or too loose.
The Mpow 059 Plus comes with an adjustable headband and interchangeable ear pads to ensure a secure fit for most people. The headphones fold inwards for storage in their carrying case and have magnets in the ear cups to hold them together when folded flat. They are stylish, lightweight and offer excellent value for money.
Bluetooth 5 also offers better signal strength and less interference from other wireless devices such as Wifi routers, Bluetooth speakers, etc., making it ideal for high-end headphones such as these.
Another advantage of Bluetooth 5 over Bluetooth 4.1 is that it allows up to two connected devices simultaneously so that you can switch between them by pressing the button on the left ear cup (or by using your phone).
The buttons on either side of the right ear cup can be used to play/pause music or answer/hang-up phone calls just by holding down one of them. The buttons can also be used to skip forward or backwards through your music by holding down a button and then tapping another one. This can be useful if you listen to music on your phone and want to skip a song without having to take it out of your pocket.
The power button is on the right ear cup, and a voice prompt will let you know when the headphones are powered on or off (or charging). The microphone is hidden in the right ear cup and can be used for making calls or for recording podcasts.
The Mpow 059 Plus comes with an aux cable and charging cable (micro USB) that connects to the port on the left ear cup. The port is covered by a rubber flap that also acts as a dust cover to protect the charging port from dust when not in use. It is very well sealed, but I still keep my headphones in their case when not in use so that they are not exposed to dust.
The Mpow 059 Plus is very comfortable to wear, and I have no issues wearing them for hours at a time, depending on my mood. They are relatively light at around 5 ounces (150 grams), making them easy to wear over long periods. The ear cups are large enough to fit around most ears without any discomfort, and the memory foam earpads provide ample cushioning without being too tight or too loose.
The Mpow 059 Plus comes with an adjustable headband and interchangeable ear pads to ensure a secure fit for most people. The headband is padded and doesn’t dig into the top of my head after prolonged use.
The Mpow 059 Plus has all of the features you would expect from a high-end pair of headphones: Bluetooth connectivity, active noise cancellation (ANC), up to 30-hour battery life, microphone for making calls or recording podcasts, aux cable for wired listening, LED battery indicator on both sides of the right ear cup, micro USB charging port (covered by rubber flap), voice prompts for power on/off and Bluetooth pairing/connected/disconnected, magnet in the left ear cup that holds it together when folded flat for storage or when folded flat for travel.
There is also a carrying case with an elastic strap that holds it closed under which you will find a micro USB cable for charging as well as an aux cable for wired listening (3.5mm jack). The carrying case has two elastic straps in each corner that ensure your headphones won’t move around and get damaged during travel.
How do they sound?
The sound quality is good, and the Mpow 059 Plus is an excellent choice for anyone who wants a pair of Bluetooth headphones with ANC that are stylish, feature-rich and will last all day on a single charge. The sound quality is very good for Bluetooth headphones and offers an expansive soundstage (what is soundstage) with good separation and depth.
The bass is deep but not overpowering, and the treble is clear without being harsh or sibilant. They are easy to drive and don’t require a lot of power to get loud enough to enjoy music. These are not the best audiophile headphones, but they perform well in their price category.
How do they compare to the Bose QC 35 II?
The Mpow 059 Plus has more features than the Bose QC 35 II: Aux cable for wired listening (3.5mm jack), microphone for making calls or recording podcasts, LED battery indicator on both sides of the right ear cup, micro USB charging port (covered by rubber flap), voice prompts for power on/off and Bluetooth pairing/connected/disconnected, magnet in the left ear cup that holds it together when folded flat for storage or when folded flat for travel.
The Bose QC 35 II has better noise cancellation than the Mpow 059 Plus: 20 hours vs 30 hours battery life, five noise cancellation levels vs 1 level of noise cancellation (ANC off). Both headphones offer similar connectivity (Bluetooth 5 vs Bluetooth 4.1) and use similar drivers (40mm vs 40mm).
The Bose QC 35 II has a microphone hidden within the left ear cup while the Mpow 059 Plus has its microphone in the right ear cup next to its power button. The Mpow 059 Plus differs from the Bose QC 35 II. It has memory foam earpads vs standard foam earpads and an aux cable instead of an aux cable adapter + regular audio cable + regular audio cable adapter (3-in-1).
Do they have a microphone
Yes, the Mpow 059 Plus has a microphone so you can take calls on your phone while you’re listening to music.
What about wireless
The Mpow 059 Plus is wireless and connects to Bluetooth devices. The battery is rechargeable via the included micro USB cable. The battery has around 30 hours of talk time and 50 hours of music playback.
The battery also charges quickly – you can get eight hours of playtime after just ten minutes of charging.
What’s in the box?
Included in the box you’ll get the headset, a micro USB charging cable, an Aux cable, user manual, 18-month warranty card, and a hard shell carrying case.
Are they compatible with games consoles?
You can use these headphones with consoles like the PS4 or Xbox One if you plug an AUX cable into them. Using an AUX cable will lower sound quality than using Bluetooth, but some people prefer it this way, as Bluetooth sound quality can be lacking on some devices.
Should I buy them?
If you want good value for money, these headphones are perfect for you. They have excellent sound quality, effective noise cancelling, and comfortable wear for long periods.
We hope you’ve learnt everything you need from our Mpow 059 Plus Review. If you’re looking for a slightly cheaper pair, take a look at our Mpow H10 Review.