Mu6 Space 2 Active Noise Cancelling Headphone initial review

This is an initial review of the Mu6 Space 2 Triple Digital Active Noise Cancelling Headphones and as such is not complete. I will be using these in active service for the next month or so and post a follow up at which point we’ll complete the review.

TL;DR – Great ANC, confusing controls initially, continuing music tests to next review.

The Mu6 Space 2 are loud, quiet, and comfy. Loud in that they achieve a volume higher than most headphones I’ve heard, quiet in that the active noise cancelling is really noticeable (they claim -40db cancelled,) and comfy as my ears fit in ’em, the headband is padded, and it doesn’t feel like someone with a big head was an afterthought.

The Mu6 Space 2 also holds a place as one of the few headsets that it feels ok to talk on the phone with. For me this is kind of a big deal. The noise cancellation plus microphone quality combined to make it possible to be in the same house with my two quarantined kids and be on a conference call.

Thank you active noise cancellation for allowing me to not have to hit mute and scream “quiet psychos!” for the umpteenth time that day.

Testing the Mu6 Space 2

My normal testing does not involve calling just due to the inherent issues that I’ve had lo these past 20 years with Sprint, however a recent non-beta VoLTE and Sprint’s T-Mobile merger seems to have made the phone capable of making phone calls. Yay.

So I’ve had multiple phone calls on this now. Lemme tell you, active noise cancelling two kids screaming “I’m gonna poop on you,” from a floor away should be the number one selling point of these in Covid-19 times.

My personal opinion of the audio was up there with higher end Jabra office headsets I’ve tried, with ANC thrown in and, not to my liking, a 3D touch control.

There’s nothing wrong with the 3d touch control, it’s just not something I like, and when I was attempting to play with it I kept inadvertently activating, pausing, etc. I believe as I go on that’ll be less of a thing.

Music sounds… ok. I think when ANC is running it’s flatter. I don’t particularly feel it excels while that’s on, but then again it sounds better than trying to listen to music while hearing a 4yo screaming “Maggie give it back!!!”. I’m trying to think if there have been any headphones I’ve liked with ANC that I liked how the music played with it on and I’m drawing blanks.

ANC while mowing was mostly good. I did however manage to hit a perfect storm of exterior noise in which whatever algorithm they use for ANC was overloaded and started thumping in my ear in an attempt to cancel out the exterior noise. That was strange and harkened back to the early days of ANC for me.