The Monixibi HDM1 is a very new product from an unknown Chinese brand for most of us. That’s the reason why I set my expectation level pretty low when reviewing this product. Surprisingly, the headphones deliver more than I expected.
Design & Features
My first surprise came from the unboxing experience. The box is put neatly inside a white paper bag and I really enjoyed opening it because they use magnets to secure the box. The headphones are placed in a unique storage band, instead of a closed carrying case like most other headphones. I didn’t think a budget pair of headphones could be packed so carefully.
The headphones don’t look bad as well. They are available in 3 colors, which are blue, green and purple. My review unit is the blue one. All of them are made of plastic with soft-touch finish. The material is not something to boast about but it’s totally acceptable. I’m impressed the most with the beautiful cutout logo on the outside of the earcups.
The earpads and headband are covered in leatherette. The cheap material is used on most low-priced headphones, it looks good but I hate that it doesn’t feel soft on my ears and often causes more heat. Therefore, my ears often get sweat in just about 20 minutes. You will absolutely don’t want to wear them on a hot summer day.
There is an in-line control with the play/pause button and volume control. It works very well on both Android and iOS.
Although the Monixibi HDM1 does not feature the active noise-cancelling feature, I’m astonished at how it could block the noises in the outside world. But that’s not the best thing.
The Monixibi headphones manage to deliver a clear sound while the distortion is undetectable at the average volume level. Many headphones at this price produce noticeable distortion but it is not the case with these headphones.
In terms of sonic characteristics, I believe most average consumers will love the headphones because of the huge boost in low responses. The headphones probably have the heaviest bass in all recent headphones I’ve reviewed recently. The sound is more enjoyable and fortunately, it is not muddy as I still can hear the slightly recessed mids and highs.
The drivers are also very sensitive, so you can plug the headphones to any audio source without the use of a separate amplifier. When I use them on my laptop or smartphone, I often set the volume level at less than 40% and it’s already very loud.
- Affordable price
- Nice packaging
- Deep bass
- Great noise isolation
- Slightly muddy sound
- Not so comfortable for long listening sessions
Monixibi HDM1 headphones are not the best option at this price range but it is a competitive one with its attractive design and huge bass boost. If you don’t mind the new brand, the product is totally worth it.