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Beyerdynamic MMX 150 Review

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The Beyerdynamic MMX 150 wired headphones offer a great soundstage, an impeccable boom mic, and effective noise-canceling features. The main drawback is comfortability for users with larger ears.

$79.00

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Product Snapshot

Overview

Released in 2021, the Beyerdynamic MMX 150 headphones are built for high-quality gaming and recording experiences, similar to many of the best gaming headsets on the market. The audio frequency range sits at 5 Hz to 30 KHz, and the detachable META voice boom microphone is designed with a cardioid condenser to eliminate background noises.

The headphones have a wide compatibility range, connecting via USB-C to PC, Playstation, and Switch and via an analog cable to Xbox. The headphones are closed-back with a dynamic transducer, 40 mm driver, and a 32 ohm impedance for multiple connection possibilities. They also have a dedicated noise-canceling feature.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Beyerdynamic MMX 150 is built to enhance high-quality gaming experiences. The soundstage is broad with a 5 Hz – 30,000 Hz frequency range and delivers accurate bass, mids, and treble. Additionally, they feature a closed-back design, which significantly eliminates outside noise, which is boosted by the dedicated noise canceling feature. The detachable meta voice microphone has a dynamic frequency range of 5 Hz to 18 KHz, which produces a very natural sound, making it great for recordings and streaming.

The headphones do have comfort issues, mainly for those with larger ears. The earcups are small and can constrict the ears, causing discomfort after several hours of use. However, the headphone design is durable and has a handful of intuitive volume controls.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Superb audio quality
    • These headphones are fantastic for gaming, with a rich, wide audio sound for high-quality gaming. The 5 Hz – 30,000 Hz frequency range provides accurate low sounds, clear dialogue and mids, and balanced highs.

    • Frequency response is above average, placing it in the top 25% of the category. Additionally, the closed-back design blocks out outside noise and has a dedicated noise-canceling function that’s highly effective.

  • Excellent mic quality
    • The mic is great for communicating during gameplay. The detachable mic picks up sound clearly and naturally and has an impressive frequency range of 5 Hz to 18 KHz, putting it in the top third of gaming headsets.

    • It also eliminates outside noises and has a signal-to-noise ratio of 67 dB, putting it in the top 5% of the gaming headset category.

  • Impressive build quality and design
    • The headphones are designed with faux leather and memory foam cushion to help enhance sound-canceling. The frame is also sturdy and made from high-quality aluminum.

  • Intuitive user experience
    • The headphones have robust controls, including a highly accurate volume dial, mute function, and augmented mode.

Reason to Avoid

  • Comfortability issues
    • The earcups can cause pain and fatigue during long listening sessions of several hours, given they are small and the headphones themselves clamp fairly tightly. Also, the round shape presses against the ears

  • No software
    • The headphones don’t have customization profiles or EQ options, given that they lack dedicated software.

  • Wired only connectivity
    • The headphones can’t be used more than 8 ft from the console, given it’s a wired-only connection.

Beyerdynamic MMX 150 Specs

Adjustable HeadbandAdjustable HeadbandYes
Auto-Adjusting HeadbandAuto-Adjusting HeadbandNo
Battery Charge TimeBattery Charge TimeWired
Battery LifeBattery LifeWired
Built In MicrophoneBuilt In MicrophoneYes
Compatible PlatformsCompatible PlatformsNintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X
Connector SizeConnector Size3.5mm
Detachable MicDetachable MicYes
Driver SizeDriver Size40mm
Earcup Foam MaterialEarcup Foam MaterialLeatherette, Memory Foam
Headphone FitHeadphone FitOver-ear
Max Frequency ResponseMax Frequency Response30,000Hz
Min Frequency ResponseMin Frequency Response5Hz
Noise CancelingNoise CancelingNo
Product WeightProduct Weight1 lbs
Programmable ButtonsProgrammable ButtonsYes
Transparency ModeYes
True WirelessNo
Voice AssistantVoice Assistantna
WirelessWirelessUSB
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityNo

All Specs

Test Results

Max Volume (dB)0
Microphone Sound Quality Rating (out of 10.0)8.2
Speech To Noise Ratio (dB)0
BT Latency (ms)0
Non-BT Latency (ms)0
Low End Roll Off (Hz)0
High End Roll Off (Hz)0

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Market Context

Released in 2021, the Beyerdynamic MMX 150 headphones are built for high-quality gaming and recording experiences, similar to many of the best gaming headsets on…

Released in 2021, the Beyerdynamic MMX 150 headphones are built for high-quality gaming and recording experiences, similar to many of the best gaming headsets on the market. The audio frequency range sits at 5 Hz to 30 KHz, and the detachable META voice boom microphone is designed with a cardioid condenser to eliminate background noises.

The headphones have a wide compatibility range, connecting via USB-C to PC, Playstation, and Switch and via an analog cable to Xbox. The headphones are closed-back with a dynamic transducer, 40 mm driver, and a 32 ohm impedance for multiple connection possibilities. They also have a dedicated noise-canceling feature.

The Logitech comes with Logitech G Hub software, allowing users to control audio and boom mic sound customization settings. However, the Beyerdynamic detachable boom mic…

The Logitech comes with Logitech G Hub software, allowing users to control audio and boom mic sound customization settings. However, the Beyerdynamic detachable boom mic is more dynamic, with a frequency ranging from 5-18,000Hz, while the Logitech has a frequency range of 88-12,700Hz. We also have another great Corsair HS65 Surround review for anyone looking for a great surround sound and microphone option.

The Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT produces more dynamic highs but doesn’t reach as low as the Beyerdynamic MMX 150. The Corsair has a frequency…

The Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT produces more dynamic highs but doesn’t reach as low as the Beyerdynamic MMX 150. The Corsair has a frequency range of 20-40,000Hz, while the Beyerdynamic model stretches from 5-30,000Hz. The Corsair also has a larger, more powerful 50mm driver compared to the Beyerdynamic’s 40mm driver. Connection-wise, the Corsais uses a Bluetooth wireless experience that reaches 60 ft, while the MMX 150 is wired-only and comes with an 8 ft chord. For a model with an even higher frequency range, check out our Audeze LCD-GX review.

Soundwise, the Beyerdynamic DT 700 Pro X is superior to the Beyerdynamic MMX 150. The DT 700 Pro X has a frequency range of 5-40,000Hz,…

Soundwise, the Beyerdynamic DT 700 Pro X is superior to the Beyerdynamic MMX 150. The DT 700 Pro X has a frequency range of 5-40,000Hz, while the MMX 150’s range is 5-30,000Hz. As a result, the DT 700 Pro X has a more immersive, accurate sound. Additionally, the DT 700 Pro X is more comfortable without diminishing its noise-canceling ability, given it uses velour cloth earpads, as opposed to the faux leather of the MMX 150.

Adjustable Headband

Yes

Yes

Yes

Auto-Adjusting Headband

No

No

No

Battery Charge Time

Wired

Wired

Battery Life

Wired

Wired

15 hrs

Built In Microphone

Yes

Yes

Compatible Platforms

Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X

Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows

Android, iOS, Mac, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch – OLED Model, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X

Connector Size

3.5mm

3.5mm

3.5mm, USB

Detachable Mic

Yes

No

Yes

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Score Card

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Expert Score

76

*.75

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Customer Score

81

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

75

Expert Scores

  • Sound Guys
    67.47

    Category Trust Rating

    78
    The Beyerdynamic MMX 150 is a solidly made, if a little pricey, gaming headset with… Read More

    By:

    Riley Ballantyne
  • Pocket Lint
    51.88

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The Beyerdynamic MMX 150 headset is a fantastic piece of kit. It delivers rich-sounding audio… Read More

    By:

    Adrian Willings
  • The Gadgeteer
    44.96

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    Overall, despite being a wired set of headphones, the Beyerdynamic MMX 150 gaming headset gave… Read More

    By:

    Ryan Chapman
  • iMore
    43.36

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    With its noise-canceling earphones, wide range of tones, and sound clarity, the MMX 150 is… Read More

    By:

    Rebecca Spear
  • Finder
    0

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    A very good mid-range wired headset as long as you’re using USB. Read More

    By:

    Alice Clarke

Customer Scores