The Mifo 07, which I am reviewing here today, is the latest wireless earphones (TWS) model from relatively new company Mifo. They had a lot of success with their 05 models, which were praised for having good sound and a comfortable fit. Let’s see how the new flagship performs in our tests.
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Build Quality of the Mifo 07
Everything was very well put together, and while I wouldn’t class them as a premium build, they did seem pretty durable and taking a bit of punishment. Confidence should be given in the earphones having IPX7 waterproofing, which means they would be suitable for working out.
The housing is relatively small compared to other brands, which is likely down to them, having just a dual balanced armature inside driving the sound. Competitors’ earphones like the Creative Outlier are a bit bulkier due to using a dynamic driver unit.
The case is much smaller than the one on the 05 models, and it has a good build quality with my only concern overtime being the rather flimsy feeling hinge mechanism.
It must be noted, and it has been brought to my attention that many people experience issues with these earphones, and customer support is nonexistent if something goes wrong. Multiple sources have confirmed it is next to impossible to get a warranty issue cleared when purchases direct.
Are the Mifo 07 Comfortable?
Yes, these are incredibly comfortable earbuds. The combination of low weight, curved edges, and ergonomic tapering mean they will fit nicely in small to large ears. Once inserted, I found that these earphones required no further adjustment for the duration of my listening sessions.
The 07 comes with a few different sizes of tips, so you should find something that works for you. Insertion depth is a medium shallow, which again enhances the comfort, but it does sacrifice some performance when it comes to noise isolation.
The battery life was good. They are a bit higher than the industry standard, with 7 hours of playback out the case. The case is claimed to be suitable for 100 hours total playback, but we didn’t get anywhere near that.
The Mifo 07 have many different features, and they are listed below:
- touch controls
- Bluetooth 5.0
- IPX7 waterproofing
- Touch controls
- Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant compatible
These earphones don’t make clear in the marketing material the term CVC noise canceling. For the uninformed, this is a noise cancelation technology that works during calls to make voices more transparent but does not block out unwanted external noise—a bit of a legal scam in how it is portrayed.
They don’t have wireless charging, but they have a USB-C port for charging, which is now the standard.
Honestly, they are nothing special. I think where they get a reputation for good sound is many unfamiliar people with earphones, and the technologies are moving from a cheap set of dynamic driver earphones. It may be the first time they are heading a balanced armature, and the difference is quite stark.
Compared to other amazing wireless earphones I have tried in the past year, they don’t even come close. Something like the Sabbat E12 at half the price costs half as much as the Mifo 07. Earphones from KZ, Creative, and Anker are all on par and cheaper. Finally, you get the amazing Newmine R9-4, which will slaughter them sonically.
The sound is relatively consumerish. It does have the clarity associated with a balanced armature, and the highs have a decent extension but they lack a lot of low-end punch and aren’t competitive enough for me to waste time going into depth. Side by side, I preferred the sound of the Mifo 05 over this.
Mifo 07 Review: Final Thoughts and Conclusion
Should you buy the Mifo 07? I wouldn’t touch these with a barge pole after the horror stories I have heard lately. There are some incredibly shady things being written online about the way they have been operating and I have personally received emails from 3 separate buyers. My advice is to look elsewhere and avid the hassle while probably ending up with better sounding earphones.