Motorola is known for great designs both in phones, as well as the accessories that it designs. However, in the bottom end entry level category of devices, Moto’s design is fairly mediocre. But that is for individual perceptions. I for one always thought that their entry-level designs are bland in comparison to the competition.
But I guess that changed a little with the Chinese major, Lenovo acquiring it from Google. We saw great entry-level devices with minimalistic design languages from Motorola. For example, the Moto G Series, Moto M or the Moto E are all good stuff for the entry to mid-level users.
This post, however, is not about Motorola Phones, though, but a sleek headphone available for ₹999 or roughly $14 USD in India. Yes, we are talking about the Motorola Pulse Max.
We have been using this headphone for a while, and in this post, we do a Motorola Pulse Max Wired Headset with Microphone Review.
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Motorola Pulse Max Wired Headset with Microphone Review
Let’s get things one thing straight first. The headphones are manufactured by a Hong Kong-based O.E.M manufacturer, Binatone Electronics. They also happen to be the importers and responsible for taking care of after sales support in India as well.
Binatone is an authorized licensee for manufacturing headphones under the Moto brand, at least here in India.
That being said, the hardware is well built and fits on your head nicely. The large 40mm drivers delivered deep bass. However, the treble quality is a bit off, especially while playing mp3 music on the sample that we tested. The headphones are very comfortable to wear for extended usage, and I found it better than the Creative Rage Tactic 3D headphones that I own.
The built quality is plastic, which is of high-quality hard polycarbonate which looks durable. There is a detachable 3.5 mm cord with a microphone which I find very handy to use. Finally, I loved the looks, and at this price point, there are hardly any contenders.
Here are the quick specifications below:
|Price||Check Price & Availability on Marketplace|
|Design||Over the ear|
|Frequency Response||18 Hz – 23 kHz|
|Driver Size||40 mm|
|Cord Length||1.2 meter(s)|
Here are the product images of our Motorola Pulse Max Wired Headset with Microphone Review sample:
The Moto Pulse Max also has a smaller sibling called the Moto Pulse 2 and is available at a lower price. Here is a quick comparison between the Moto Pulse Max and the Moto Pulse 2:
|Moto Pulse Max||Moto Pulse 2|
|Price||₹ 999||₹ 799.00|
|Design||Over the ear||Over the Ear|
|Frequency Response||18 Hz – 23 kHz||18 Hz – 23 kHz|
|Sensitivity||100 dB/mW||100 dB/mW|
|Driver Size||40 mm||36 mm|
|Impedance||32 Ohm||32 Ohm|
|Cord Length||1.2 meter(s)||1.2 meter(s)|
|Warranty||1 year||1 year|
Except for the drivers (40mm vs. 36mm), all other specifications are the same. However, there is a difference in built quality, and the bass is not as much on the Moto Pulse 2 as much as you would get on the Moto Pulse Max.
What you will Like
- Excellent built Quality
- Deep Bass and sound reproduction
- Good value for money
- Microphone with Sound Controls
What you will Not Like
- The headphone wires are proprietary and difficult to get it replaced if damaged
- Treble reproduction could have been better
- The Moto Pulse 2 is a better value, but less powerful by design
To conclude, the Moto Pulse Max is a great value and one of the recommended headphones in India under 1000 rupees. The superior design aesthetics and an unbeatable pricing make it the most robust set of headphones in its category. If you are in the market for one, do not hesitate to grab it.
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