Beyerdynamic MMX 150 review

Beyerdynamic MMX 150

Beyerdynamic recently introduced its latest mid-range Over-ear gaming headphone the Beyerdynamic MMX 150. It come with a Real-time monitoring of the environment thanks to the new Augmented Mode. Moreover, the headphone has features 44mm dynamic driver, replaceable wired, Natural vocal transmission with low ambient and more.

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good sound
  • Great microphone
  • Replaceable parts

Cons

  • A little expensive, given the features
  • Limited button function with 3.5mm adapter

Box Content

Beyerdynamic MMX 150
  • MMX 150 with detachable cable and microphone arm
  • 1.2 m analog cable for devices with 4-pin jack connector
  • 2.4 m USB cable for PC, pluggable.
  • User Guide

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Beyerdynamic MMX 150 : Design and comfort

Beyerdynamic MMX 150

The Beyerdynamic MMX 150 comes with a steel frame and the material used is plastic. Also, the headband and earbuds are made of memory foam cover in soft leather with protection. Synthetic leather ear pads filled with memory-foam ensure comfort for hours. They can be replace more quickly and easily due to the bayonet mechanism. It is easy to wear and comfortable. The pads are also so thick that you can’t even hear the sound of the environment around you.

Even with the metal body, it’s not just a heavy gaming headphone weighing 320g. Beyerdynamic MMX 150 offers solid construction and replaceable parts and straight design. Like the LucidSound LS10X, the MMX 150 also includes a USB cable, headphone jack and 3.5mm cable. Which means these headphones are compatible with computers, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X / S, Nintendo Switch and more.

In addition, it acts as a dial button, on top of the audio up and down. You can tap the button to toggle mic mute or hold it to enter augmented mode. Which amplifies some environmental noise through the headset to keep you aware of the environment around you. Moreover, when you plug in with 3.5mm, these button options also do not exist. What’s more, there is no software component of any kind, so you get what you see.

Additionally, when you plug in via USB, the volume dial lights up and offers a few additional functions. The MMX 150 comes with a new augmented mode. Which strikes a balance between the digital and the real world. Like V-MODA Crossfade 2, it does not provide any type of IP rating option.

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Beyerdynamic MMX 150 : Sound

The Beyerdynamic MMX 150 doesn’t sound as good as others like the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 and Sennheiser HD 450BT. It comes with 5HZ-30HZ frequency response with 116 dB sound pressure level. However, if you need an advanced consumer sound profile with boosted bass. Some sounds come with a little less omph than you can see. With the volume control wheel, you can adjust the volume without leaving your game.

The Beyerdynamic MMX 150 drivers are meta-picks in premium studio-quality sound. The high-resolution sound of the MMX 150 proves it a lot. The 40mm drivers built into the MMX have been specially optimize for gaming by acoustic engineers.

This results in a clearer and more accurate sound that can be heard in all genres: in FPS games you benefit from specific sound localization. Which gives you significant benefits in a variety of situations. RPGs sound more realistic because of the different sounds.

Looking for a microphone,

The Beyerdynamic MMX 150 microphone looks great for gaming headsets. This detachable microphone sits on a flexible wire, so it’s easy to make sure it’s in the right position for your needs. The mic seems accurate, lacks the typical lack of bass range output, and is loud enough. This is not suitable for most recording needs, but it will be done in a pinch, and is a great option if you are stuck on zoom calls all day for work. Listen for yourself.

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Conclusion

If you’re looking for something with more software features, options like the Bowers & Wilkins PX7 and the HIFIMAN Edition XS both offer tons of features, respectively. They’re also very good headsets in their own right, with comfortable builds, and good sound and microphones—the G Pro X even has just as many replaceable parts as the MMX 150.

If you’re in the market for something wireless, options like Puro Sound Labs BT2200 brings nearly the same level of multiplatform compatibility as the MMX 150, using a USB-C 2.4GHz RF dongle. Similarly, the Turtle Beach Recon 200 Gen2 offers a similar range of compatibility, in a super lightweight frame. Both of these wireless gaming headsets are also cheaper than the MMX 150.

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FAQ

When should I choose the MMX 100 and when should I choose the MMX 150?

The MMX 100 is the right choice if you play a lot on the gaming console and want to connect via the controller. If you have a very good sound card, we recommend the MMX 100. If the additional features of the MMX 150 (Augmented Mode, Mute LED) are very important to you, you should rather use this one.
The MMX 150 has its strength in the USB connection. In any case, you will enjoy the sound in optimal quality and benefit from the Augmented Mode. The MMX 150 is therefore particularly suitable for PC or for Switch and Playstation, if the respective USB socket can be reach accordingly.

Does the Augmented Mode also work on a console?

The Augmented Mode (as well as the control elements of the MMX 150) only works via USB, as this requires power. All devices and gaming consoles that use the USB standard also support augmented mode. Xbox is therefore excluded.

How do the MMX 100 and MMX 150 sound??

The MMX 100 and MMX 150 share the same acoustic design. The sound can be best described as vivid and detailed. You can expect a powerful bass and clear treble with very good spaciousness. No matter if it’s fast-paced action, atmospheric sounds or speech: the MMX 100 and MMX 150 bring the sound of your games to life.

Will the MMX 150 and MMX 100 work with PS5 or XBOX SERIES X?

The MMX 100 is best connected to the Xbox or Playstation controller. The MMX 150 can be connected to the Playstation via USB or the controller

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