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January 27, 2015
NAMM 2015 first listen: Blue Mo-Fi high fidelity headphones
During last year’s winter NAMM show we reported Blue Mic’s tease of their then to-be-released Mo-Fi high fidelity headphones. Mo-Fi was being kept well under wraps but the suggestion and promise of sound unlike anything we’d heard before ensured we’d be back. This year we eagerly swung round to the Blue booth for a first look and, most importantly, our first listen. Impression: awesome. This is the audiophile’s dream headphone–good looks, great sound and affordable price point. We slipped on the phones and queued up samples of the entire suite of demo tracks. Be it rock, classical, jazz, pop or soul, the sound was jaw-droppingly encompassing, alive and rich.
The Mo-Fi headphone promises to deliver “real audiophile performance and sound quality on every device–from professional studio gear to laptops, tablets and even your phone.” The headphones are also designed with adjustable ear cups and a multi-jointed headband that allow the listener to adjust them to create a custom fit. To us, a full-sized headphone will always be a full-sized headphone–but they were light and we appreciated the ability to adjust Mo-Fi for comfortable wear.
Mo-Fi owes its dynamic sound clarity to a built-in audiophile amplifier and precision drivers. The ear cups completely isolate outside noise. Three amp modes let listeners adjust sound to their preference. The headphones automatically power on when opened and off when closed. Mo-Fi also provides approximately 12 hours of rechargeable battery life.
At present, Mo-Fi is available in a single model that retails for $349.