Avantone Mixphones MP-1

Studio Headphones

  • Closed
  • Circumaural
  • Large 50 mm driver
  • Impedance: 16 Ohm
  • Sound pressure level: 113 dB
  • Transmission range: 18 - 25,000 Hz
  • 2 detachable cables: 3 m straight cable, approx. 1 m coiled cable
  • Screw-on stereo adapter 3.5 / 6.3 mm
  • Weight: 550 g
  • Incl. Carrying bag

Further Information

Design Over-Ear
System Closed Back
Impedance 16 Ohms
Frequency range 18 Hz – 25000 Hz
Adapter Yes
Replaceable Cable Yes
Color Black/Gold
17 Customer Ratings
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Attractive looking and comfortable to wear but has issues and don't bring Mixcubes sound
vladg, 27.07.2017
As a happy owner of Avantone Mixcube I bought these headphones as I thought they give me the same mid-range focused sound, a kind of magnification glass over mid-range area.
The headphones look stylish and while they are big and they are very comfortable to wear for a long period. The headphones equipped with two cords: short one and long one. The cords have mini jacks on both ends and have a wrench on one side to tie them to headphones to avoid disconnection. The cords are very thin and when I stepped twice on the longer cord on the first day of usage, I damaged it. Therefore, I have to use shorter one now, which is actually too short to be used in any reasonable situation.
Now about the sound. I think it is due to their too low impedance, but these headphones sound different in each headphone amplifier I connected them into! I had the worst sound in hi-fi amplifiers, probably because they are usually optimized for high impedance headphones. I had average results with headphones outputs of different multichannel audio interfaces. Well, they sounded somehow but the sound was not good enough to use them for mixing, there was too much high-end roll-off and too few clarity. The best sound I had was when I plugged them into iPad and MacBook. Therefore, they sound good when plugged in consumer devices.
The headphones are able to reproduce very low frequencies, which is impressive. Nevertheless, they have very limited dynamic range especially for low end. The sound starts compressing first and then you have audible distortions.
The headphones have a switch, which allows changing mode to mid-range focused or to mono. I did not find much usage of mono switch (while I switch monitors to mono very often). It seems the mid-range focus mode changes the headphones impedance and this mode sounds different in each headphone amplifier too. The sound varies from unusable to very subtle differences from normal mode. But I was not able to reproduce original Avantone Mixcubes sound with any headphone amplifier I tried them with.
Finally, I use these headphones when play a guitar late night. They are comfortable to wear and their high-frequency roll-off and limited dynamic range suit good for the guitar sound.
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Super Preis für Super Kopfhörer
tfoal, 20.03.2017
Ich hatte die Chance, die Avantone Mixphones MP-1 mit den Beyerdynamic DT-880 Pro zu vergleichen.

Was als erstes auffällt, ist die Verpackungsgröße. Die Mixphones sind größer und etwas schwerer, daher auch wuchtiger verpackt. Stört mich allerdings nicht, da genau diese Verpackungsart durch den in Passform geschnittenen Schaumstoff weitaus sicherer ist, als die Verpackung der DT-880 Pro.

Der Tragekomfort der Avantone Mixphones MP-1 ist am Anfang etwas gewöhnungsbedürftig, da das Gewicht und der Anpressdruck deutlich höher als bei den Beyerdynamic DT-880 Pro ist. Nach kurzer Zeit habe ich mich aber daran gewöhnt und die Kopfhörer sind sehr komfortable, da die Polster auch das ganze Ohr umschließen. Auch in der Verarbeitung schließt Avamtome besser ab. Hier gibt es wenig Kunststoffteile und der Kopfhörer wirkt wirklich massiv.

Beim ersten Hören war das Erlebnis ähnlich. Die Avantone Mixphones MP-1 wirken am Anfang etwas flacher oder dumpfer als die Beyerdynamic DT-880 Pro. Hört man aber genauer hin und beginnt mit den Kopfhörern zu arbeiten, merkt man schnell, dass die Mixphones weitaus linearer arbeiten. Zudem ist die Positionierung einzelner Instrumente hier besser ersichtlich, was bei Beyerdynamic etwas verwaschener klang. Den Mono und Contured Mix Mode (Mixcube Emulation) nutze ich nur selten, ist aber zur Kontrolle des Mixes wirklich hilfreich.

Im Großen und Ganzen finde ich persönlich die Mixphones einfach besser. Ein weiterer Pluspunkt für Avantone ist auch das austauschbare Kabel in gerader 3 Meter und geringelter 1 Meter Variante.

Der einzige Minuspunkt sind die 16 Ohm Widerstand, die bei Beyerdynamic durch die verschiedenen Variationen einfach besser gelöst sind. Hier muss man den Pegel doch etwas zurücknehmen, sonst klingen die Höhen unsauber.
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Casque exceptionnel.
01.02.2017
Seul bémol, quand même quelques grammes de trop et serre un peu trop la tête après quelque temps, bon c'est surement que je dois avoir la grosse tête ;-)
Pour le reste, c'est un super casque original et et très confortable, de très belle fabrication, robuste, cossu, d'une qualité d'écoute qui me convient parfaitement et à un prix que je trouve très correct ; je m'en sers essentiellement pour jouer de la guitare et avec mon ordi quand je veux être au calme à la maison ; je l'ai aussi essayé en écoute musicale et je le trouve parfait.
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Boxen am Kopf :)
Onkel Rossi, 10.04.2018
Der MP-1 hat meinen bisherigen Lieblingskopfhörer (AKAI MPC-Headphones) abgelöst. Das Klangbild ist neutral und transparent. Der Output kann auch mal "Laut" ohne zu verzerren. Der Kopfhörer ist schon mächtig groß und Top Verarbeitet und man sieht damit aus als hätten einem die "Borg" aus Star Trek Boxen an den Kopf geschraubt. Trotzdem ist der Tragekomfort sehr gut und man kann das Teil ohne Probleme einige Stunden tragen. Die Mono-Schaltung ist meiner Meinung nach sehr nützlich. Das Teil würde ich jederzeit wieder kaufen.
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