Mpow BH297B CH6S Review
The Mpow BH297B (CH6S) are foldable on-ear headphones with a 3.5mm jack and a microphone which are available in many different colours, perfect for kids. They are manufactured by Mpow, which is a relatively recent Chinese company.
Are they suitable for kids?
The Mpow BH297B (CH6S) is quite suitable for kids because despite the size and the weight they are foldable, so easy to carry. Additionally, they aren’t too expensive, and you can get them in many different colours. Your kids will love them.
The CH6S come with sharing built into them, allowing two devices simultaneously connected, removing the need for any extra wires. We found the CH6S to be a perfect option for kids, but any adults looking for headphones will equally be happy. They are available in 4 different colours (Black, Blue, Red and Gray). The ear cups are padded and soft, which makes them comfortable to wear for long periods.
The build quality is quite good, but we can’t say that they are robust or durable. In normal conditions, they probably will last for years. We found the material used quite good, but we can’t say it is high quality. They are made from plastics and textiles, and the plastic doesn’t look too cheap. The materials feel good in the hand, and the build quality is satisfying. We like the design and the finish of the product very much. All the elements fit together well, and they look good.
- ✓ Fit type: On-ear
- ✓ Back: Closed-back
- ✓ Connection: Wired
- ✓ Colors: Black, Blue, Red, White
- ✓ Opinion: Excellent construction, good sound quality, and very comfortable.
Noise cancellation is a common feature in headphones, but not all manufacturers advertise it on the box or the website. The Mpow BH297B (CH6S) do not have noise cancellation, but they do an excellent job at isolating the sound, so when your kids listen to music, they don’t get distracted by the outside noise.
The design is excellent; they look great and are available in 4 different colours. As mentioned earlier, they are foldable so you can take them with you wherever you go. They have an in-line remote and microphone for calls and music playback. They feel comfortable to wear for long periods, and they are lightweight. They do not have noise cancellation, but they do an excellent job at isolating the sound, so when you listen to music, you don’t get distracted by the outside noise. The ear cups are padded and soft, which makes them comfortable to wear for long periods.
The Mpow BH297B (CH6S) are quite comfortable to wear, even if you listen to music for hours. The ear cups are padded and soft, which makes them comfortable to wear for long periods. They don’t put pressure on your head, and the headband is padded as well, so it doesn’t hurt your head when wearing them.
The Mpow BH297B (CH6S) has an adjustable headband so they will fit most kids. The ear cups can also be rotated to fit your head size, and they are soft padded ear cups with a cloth cover, so they are comfortable for long periods of use. The ear cups can also rotate to lie flat for easy storage.
How do they sound?
They sound decent but don’t expect too much from them as far as sound quality is concerned. We recommend you only use them for listening to music or watching movies on your phone or tablet, but not for professional use; they are kids headphones after all. If you want a pair of headphones for professional use, we suggest buying a pair from a reputable brand like Sony or Sennheiser.
Do they have a microphone?
Yes, the Mpow BH297B (CH6S) has a built-in microphone that is located on one of the ear cups and can be used with smartphones or tablets. The microphone has good sensitivity and gives clear audio quality during calls. It also feels nice to be able to chat with friends on Skype without taking off your headphones or using a separate microphone.
What about wireless?
The Mpow BH297B (CH6S) are wired headphones with a 3.5mm jack plug which means that they do not have wireless capabilities like Bluetooth connectivity or NFC pairing capability. The 3.5mm jack plug is universal and can be used with any device supporting the standard headphone jack.
How good is the case?
The case is very well made and feels very durable. It is made from hard plastic and looks like it can withstand some rough handling. The case has enough room to store the headphones, the cable and the two ear cups separately so that all of them are protected when stored in the case. The case also has a zipper which makes it easy to open and close it.
What’s in the box?
The Mpow BH297B (CH6S) come in an excellent packaging which includes:
- ✓ CH6S foldable on-ear headphones with 3.5mm jack plug and microphone (Available in 4 colours: Black, Blue, Red or Gray)
- ✓ Carrying Case – Sufficient storage to carry CH6S with cable, two ear cups, and ear pads
- ✓ 3.5mm stereo audio cable – for music playback (in-line remote/microphone for calls)
- ✓ Micro USB charging cable – for charging CH6S (available at home/office/car)
- ✓ User’s Manual – User’s guide for the care and use of CH6S headphones
Are they compatible with games consoles?
The Mpow BH297B (CH6S) are not explicitly designed for games consoles, but they work with them as long as they support 3.5mm jack plugs. They do not have built-in Bluetooth so you will need a separate audio cable that has Bluetooth capability if you want to use them wirelessly with your PC or console.
Should I buy them?
If you are looking for a pair of headphones that are comfortable, good quality and have a microphone, but do not want to pay a fortune, then the Mpow BH297B (CH6S) is a good choice. They have volume control and a microphone on the cable, so you can control the volume of your music and use the microphone to chat via Skype or with your PC for work purposes. They are stylish, comfortable and fold flat for protection and easy storage when travelling.
If these don’t look right for your kids, take a look at our Best Headphones for Kids article.