RHA MA450i Noise Isolating, Aluminium, In-Ear Headphone with Remote and Microphone
- 3 year warranty
- High performance dynamic driver for richly detailed, well balanced sound
- 7 interchangeable dual density ear tips for a comfortable fit and effective noise isolation
- iPhone/iPod/iPad remote and microphone, smart button design for easy use
- Fabric braided cable for reduced tangling and prolonged cable life
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Dynamic driver (model 130.5)
The highly capable dynamic driver (model 130.5) has been developed to offer clear, high quality bass, mid and treble reproduction.
Noise isolating, aluminium in-ear headphone with remote and microphone
Featuring RHA's unique Aerophonic design in machined, aircraft grade aluminium, the MA450i produces richly detailed, well balanced sound and provides effective noise isolation against background noise.
Aircraft grade aluminium
Each MA450i driver housing has been machined from high quality, aircraft grade aluminium. The polished metal offers both sonic and build quality benefits to ensure high quality audio performance and durability.
Made for iPhone
A three-button remote and microphone is included on the MA450i cable to offer complete control over calls, music and volume with compatible Apple devices. Some remote and mic functions may be supported by Android and other smartphone devices, dependent on model, generation, applications and software versions.
RHA's unique Aerophonic design is engineered to efficiently channel sound from the high performance dynamic drivers into the ear. The shape is inspired by the airflow properties of a trumpet's bell, allowing MA Series products to deliver full frequency, authentic sound reproduction.
Included with the MA450i are six sets of RHA's dual density ear tips for a comfortable, noise isolating fit. The ear tips feature a soft silicone outer layer for comfort and blocking against exterior noise and a firmer silicone inner, to ensure a tight seal. Also included are one set of double flange ear tips.
Two wearing styles
The RHA MA450i can be worn conventionally or using an over-ear fit, looping the cable over and behind the ears. Conventional fit places the remote and mic in the optimum position for control over music and calls, while the over-ear fit offers greater stability and reduced cable friction during active use.
Fabric braided cable
The 1.5 meter cable used on the MA450i is reinforced with a fabric braided outer layer designed to offer high level durability and resist tangling compared to conventional cable materials.
3 year warranty
The MA450i has been designed and engineered to deliver the highest standard of build and audio quality, which is why it is covered by a comprehensive three year manufacturer's warranty.
MA450i in-ear headphone. 6 pairs dual density ear tips (S / M / L). 1 pair, double flange ear tips (S). Ear tip storage box. Fabric carry bag. Clothing clip. User guide.
|MA350 / MA450i||S500||MA600 / MA600i||MA750 / MA750i||T10 / T10i||T20 / T20i|
|Sound||Richly detailed, well balanced sound||Immersive and vibrant sound||Precise and balanced sound reproduction||Precise, balanced and articulate sound reproduction with a great depth of soundstage||Engaging and powerful sound signature with highly detailed, full range audio reproduction.||Refined, high resolution sound reproduction with a neutral tonal balance|
|Driver||Dynamic (model 130.5)||Micro dynamic (model 140.1)||Custom dynamic (model 320.1)||Handmade dynamic (model 560.1)||Handmade, high fidelity dynamic (model 770.1)||DualCoil Dynamic|
|Construction||Aircraft grade aluminium||Lightweight aluminium alloy||Aircraft grade aluminium||303F grade stainless steel||Injection moulded stainless steel||Injection moulded stainless steel|
|Remote / microphone||3-button for use with compatible Apple devices (MA450i only)||3-button for use with compatible Apple devices (MA600i only)||3-button for use with compatible Apple devices (MA750i only)||3-button for use with compatible Apple devices (T10i only)||3-button for use with compatible Apple devices (T20i only)|
|Cable||Fabric braided cable with shielding. 1.35m (MA350) / 1.5m (MA450i)||1.35m, two part material cable||Dual insulated, 1.35m, oxygen-free copper cable with shielding||Reinforced, 1.35m, oxygen-free copper cable with shielding||Reinforced, 1.35m, oxygen-free copper cable with shielding||Reinforced, 1.35m, oxygen-free copper cable with shielding|
|Tips||3 pairs - dual density (MA350). 7 pairs - dual density / double flange silicone (MA450i)||7 pairs – 6 dual density / 1 double flange||8 pairs - dual density / double flange silicone||10 pairs - 8 silicone (dual density / double flange) and 2 memory foam||10 pairs - 8 silicone (dual density / double flange) and 2 memory foam||10 pairs - 8 silicone (dual density / double flange) and 2 memory foam|
|Accessories||3 pairs - dual density (MA350). 7 pairs - dual density / double flange silicone (MA450i)||Clothing clip, patent-pending ear tip holder, carry pouch||Clothing clip, hard case, stainless steel ear tip holder||Clothing clip, premium storage case, stainless steel ear tip holder||Clothing clip, premium storage case, stainless steel ear tip holder||Clothing clip, premium storage case, stainless steel ear tip holder, stainless steel tuning filter holder|
|Warranty||3 years||3 years||3 years||3 years||3 years||3 years|
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|Sold By||—||R H A||R H A||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||OptimuS|
|Color||Black||Black||Grey||Black||Single Driver IEM (Clear)||Black|
|Item Dimensions||3 x 55 x 3 in||4.7 x 8.3 x 8.3 in||0.79 x 1.97 x 53.15 in||3.7 x 8 x 1.5 in||1.75 x 4.2 x 6.6 in||1.75 x 4.6 x 6.9 in|
|Additional Features||ios-phone-control, tangle-free-cord, volume-control||lightweight||Noise-Isolation, ios-phone-control, universal-phone-control, stereo, ultra compact, lightweight||tangle-free-cord||volume-control||tangle-free-cord|
MA450i - Noise isolating aluminum in-ear headphone with remote and microphone The MA450i is a high spec earphone that combines RHA's renowned sound quality with an in-line remote and microphone for seamless control of your music library and calls. Machined from solid aluminum and housing a dynamic, Mylar driver, the MA450i offers music-lovers effortless control without compromising on acoustics. Dynamic speaker for high definition sound with full bass Machined from solid aluminum A choice of seven pairs of soft silicone ear tip for a secure, comfortable fit Fabric braided cable for reduced tangling and prolonged cable life iPhone/iPod/iPad remote and microphone3.5mm gold plated connection Carry case and ear tip storage box
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These replacement headphones are on the blip just like my previous pair. Only one side works unless I depress the jack. Once again they did not last very long, although longer than my first pair, even though I made sure to baby these ones, always storing them in the case and everything. Currently I am filling out a warranty form for RHA's 3 year warranty which was superb last visit, hopefully they will come through this time again.
A short two days later, my replacement headphones arrived in the mail, complete with a box and everything. Very satisfied with RHA's customer service and warranty. They sound amazing. If these ones go out again, hopefully I can trust their warranty again
Just filed for warranty replacement via RHA's customer service line. After a few emails I was informed that RHA were shipping me replacement MA4050i's. Will update after they come through.
3/2/15 These don't last. Wonderful sound quality and perfect for listening to classical and jazz. Bass isn't very heavy. While they sound marvelous and svelte for this first 3 months, they deteriorate day-by-day with normal use. Only one side currently works on mine. Disappointing, but while they lasted they were fantastic.
In my opinion, these RHA M4A450i's are definitely NOT one of those finds.
Reviews seemed to indicate that these RHA M4A450i:
- are pretty to look at—which they are
- are sold by a company really honors their 3-year warranty
- have solid build quality and sturdy fabric cabling
These are all pluses for sure. Also, I've never seen so many tips come with a set of headphones. Sorta blown away by that.
At the end of the day though, I purchase headphones w/mics because
- I want my music to sound accurate to their original recordings in the most audibly pleasing and financially feasible way possible
- the ability to have phone conversations anywhere and any place is a blessing.
I won't judge a pair of headphones until I listen to a decent variety of music so I listened to Adele's "Hello," Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud," and some good ol' "2:20" rock by Colony House. The RHA MA450i's produced music that, in my opinion, sounded:
- way too peaky on the 1k-5k range, especially at 1 kHz. The snare on "Thinking Out Loud" was straight up piercing.
- middling in terms of the stereo field, making dual hard-panned L and R electrics from "2:20" somehow sound clashing
- pre-EQ-ed to thrust every voice way too forward in every track
- lame in representing the behind the lead sounds that make music fun to listen to, like the crunch of an electric or the splash of a snare
The RHA M4A450i's DO NOT deliver though on their promise of "immersive and vibrant," "richly detailed, well balanced sound." That's taken straight from their product details and this product misrepresentation was my main reason for return. It just so happened they didn't sound very good, too.
So, conclusion. Are they a serviceable pair of in-ear headphones? Yes. Are they worth the $50-ish price point? No, no, no. Save your money and find something else on Amazon.
Hope this review helps y'all fellow audiophiles out there.
Their return policy was excellent, the new ones are working well so far (about 1 month). updating review to 3 stars for now. will try to report more later.
Microphone already took a poop.
*Returning them now, will update again with a follow up review after Ive actually had a chance to use them. Geez Louise.
Going to give them one more shot. The sound is good, no DEEP bass like some of the reviewers mentioned .. but i like the functionality of the 3 buttons with mic. Hoping against hope that this one was just a lemon.
***UPDATE- RHA has responded to emails and is supposedly sending 2 replacement pairs. I will update accordingly.
EDIT: BUYER BEWARE. MULTIPLE REVIEWS SAME EXACT ISSUE. RIGHT SIDE NO SOUND OR SOUND ISSUES.
I just opened the 2nd one I specifically ordered for a road trip. The right bud's level is about 1/4 the level of the left. You can only hear out of it if you turn the source up almost all the way.
Because I ordered it a few months before using it I cannot return. Not a cheap item to get stuck with. Emailing the company has gotten me no response. I'd think a company with their reputation would want to see why these are the way they are.
I will keep trying and will update the review if it gets addressed. Because the other pair sounds amazing.
Only downside to the fabric is it induces a scratching noise from rubbing against clothing. When walking and listening to music, the clip helps and with practice you can work around this.
When making calls though be very careful of the chord. If a business call, recommend sitting and be careful not to let the chord brush against anything.
Still very happy though as I purchased this primary for music listening and have a history of destroying beloved Sony earbuds in jacket zippers.