Review Of The Blue Mo-Fi Headphones
While i was at Winter NAMM 2016, I decided to drop by the Blue Microphones Booth. I've always been a fan of their Blue Bottle and Kiwi Condenser Microphones and I’ve used them on many an occasion. The Blue Mo-Fi Headphones have been about for a few years and I asked Blue if I could get a pair in for review. I recently sold my Audeze headphones as I felt the tone of them were a bit too dark for my tastes, and after recently purchasing a pair of Amphion Monitors I was finding the change to the Audeze headphones too much of a contrast.
First of all the Blue Mofi’s look great, They look like no other pair of headphones. As they are powered headphones, they come with a USB lead and wall plug, but you can use them in passive mode like a normal set of headphones if you want.
There is a switch on the right headphone that changes from Off which is passive, On+ which kicks in the amplifiers analog low frequency enhancement circuit and lastly on which just engages the Mo-Fi’s amplifier. There is no DSP in the circuit so the sound is all analog.
I must say I can really hear the benefits of the audiophile amplifier. It really comes into its own when using with a budget headphone circuit like say an Apple iPhone. In the studio i preferred the passive mode as the headphone circuit on my interface is already very good. I didn’t really feel the need to engage the on+ mode which switches in the bass boost, but it is fairly subtle so your not lightly to get that over hyped bottom end you get from say Beats headphones.
I've read other reviews of these headphones and I heard they were heavy, I didn’t find this at all, but then again I have been used to a pair of Audeze which after a couple of hours of having them on your head you really notice the weight. The Mo-Fi’s are very comfortable and the sound leakage is next to nothing even when using them at fairly high volume.
In the box as well as the USB charger and lead you get a 3 meter removable cable, a 1.2 meter cable with controls and a microphone for use with a mobile phone. A soft case for transporting and keeping them protected and a 3.5mm to 1/4” adaptor
I compared them to some other headphones that are in our studio here at DWB Music, and I’ve got to say they came out top on the listening tests. They are super revealing and the soundstage is fantastic. As I said, I used to own a very expensive £1,400 pair of headphones that were open backed because I’ve always felt that closed back headphones feel too boxy for me, but these Mo-Fis don’t. I would be more than happy using these for both tracking and mixing. These headphones are priced at £274.99 and I’ve seen them for a lot less in the UK, so if you are on the lookout for a great sounding pair of headphones I really suggest you check out the Blue Mo-Fi’s.