The Mpow Flame Pro are a very good pair of sports truly wireless headphones. Their comfortable ear-hook design ensures a stable fit that'll keep these headphones snug in your ears regardless of how strenuous the workout. Their nearly 12-hour single-charge battery life should easily last a full day, and you get nearly 50 hours when you count their charging case. Their bass-heavy sound profile may not be the best choice for fans of all genres, but it will help keep you pumped up when listening to dubstep or hip-hop at the gym. Unfortunately, they do a bad job of blocking out background noise, so they may not be ideal for your daily commute or to help keep you concentrated in the office.
The Mpow Flame Pro are mediocre mixed usage headphones. They do a bad job at blocking out background noise, and their bass-heavy and dark sound profile means they aren't well-suited for a very wide range of genres. On the bright side, their 12-hour battery life is good, especially for a pair of truly wireless headphones. They're also comfortable and feel very stable in the ear, making them a good choice for taking to the gym.
The Mpow Flame Pro aren't recommended for neutral sound listening. Their bass-heavy and veiled sound profile is very inaccurate and extremely lacking in treble. They also don't come with a dedicated companion app, so you can't change their EQ. While they should please fans of EDM or hip-hop, they aren't well-suited for genres like classic rock or even some pop.
The Mpow Flame Pro are alright headphones for commuting or travel. They're comfortable enough to wear for extended periods, and their battery should easily last through even the longest of flights, especially with the extra three charges from their case. Unfortunately, their noise isolation is bad, so they won't help block out the rumble of bus engines or the chatty person next to you on the plane.
The Mpow Flame Pro are very good truly wireless headphones for sports. Their ear-hook design makes them very stable, and they should stay comfortably in your ear during even the most strenuous of workouts. Their bass-heavy sound profile is well suited for songs with a lot of kick that will help you stay motivated in the gym, and their easy-to-use controls make it easy to skip tracks or adjust the volume. They're also rated IPX5 for water resistance, though this isn't something we currently test for.
The Mpow Flame Pro are mediocre headphones for office use. While they should be comfortable enough for most people to use all day, their bad noise isolation means they won't help block out chatty coworkers. Their battery performance is decent overall, and they should easily last an entire work day without needing a charge.
The Mpow Flame Pro aren't recommended for wireless gaming. They aren't compatible with either PS4 or Xbox and while you can connect them to a Bluetooth-enabled PC, their latency is likely too high for gaming.
The Mpow Flame Pro are Bluetooth-only headphones that can't be used wired.
The Mpow Flame Pro are sub-par headphones for phone calls. While they have an integrated microphone to allow you to take phone calls while on-the-go or at the gym, your voice will sound thin and lacking in detail. It'll also be hard for the person on the other end of the line to hear you in even moderately loud environments.
The Mpow Flame Pro have an identical design aesthetic as the Beats Powerbeats Pro Truly Wireless. The entire headphones are covered in a matte black plastic that's prone to smudging. They look very non-descript and could easily be confused for the Beats if it wasn't for the small "Mpow" branding on the side.
The Mpow Flame Pro are comfortable in-ears that most people should be able to wear for long periods comfortably. They're a bit bulkier than the Beats Powerbeats Pro Truly Wireless, and their ear hooks are a bit tighter and may pinch people's ears a tiny bit more. Overall, however, this isn't too noticeable, even when doing a side-by-side comparison.
The control scheme is decent overall. The controls are very intuitive and easy to use thanks to having two buttons on either earbud. Their physical, clicky buttons also give good feedback.
Due to their ear hook design, these headphones are a bit bulkier than most truly wireless in-ears, though they're still quite portable overall. You can easily toss them into any bag or purse, though they may be a bit too bulky for some pockets.
The case for the Mpow Flame Pro is good but quite bulky. It's a similar size to the case for the Beats Powerbeats Pro Truly Wireless, but is slightly narrower and taller, making it even more difficult to put into pants pockets. The matte finish is worse than the finish on the Powerbeats, as it's much more prone to smudges and fingerprints.
The build quality of these headphones is good. The headphones and the case are both made of solid and dense plastic that feels quite robust. They should be able to withstand a few accidental drops and bumps without sustaining any damage. The earbuds are rated IPX5 for water resistance, though this isn't something we currently test for.
These headphones are very stable, provided you achieve a proper fit. Thanks to their ear-hooks, they shouldn't move at all, even during intense workouts or heavy head movements.
The sound profile of these headphones is very bass-heavy. Overall they sound quite dark and veiled. While they're suitable for genres like EDM and hip-hop, instrument-driven or vocal-driven genres will be lacking in brightness and detail.
Like most in-ear headphones, these headphones have excellent frequency response consistency. Assuming you achieve a proper fit and an air-tight seal using the assortment of tips that come with the headphones, you should get consistent bass and treble delivery every time you use the headphones.
The Mpow Flame Pro's bass accuracy is great. It's only slightly overemphasized throughout the entire range. However, while the bass range itself isn't too overemphasized, the recessed mid and treble ranges will make their sound profile come across as very bass-heavy and boomy.
The mid accuracy of these headphones is decent. The recessed mid-mid and high-mid ranges mean that vocals and instruments will sound distant and pushed back in the mix. On tracks with a lot of bass, instruments and vocals will likely be overpowered.
The treble accuracy of the Mpow Flame Pro is awful. The entire range is recessed, and some frequencies are lost completely. Music will be lacking in brightness and detail, and some instruments, like cymbals, will be overpowered by the bass and get lost in the mix.
The peaks and dips performance of these headphones is very good. There are barely any major spikes or dips, other than a major dip in mid-treble, which will result in a lack of detail and brightness. It's worth noting that only our left driver saw a dip in the mid-treble range, while the right driver of our test unit actually had a peak. This will likely vary from unit to unit, and yours may perform differently.
The imaging of these headphones is great. The GD graph also shows that the group delay response never crosses the audibility threshold, suggesting a tight bass and a transparent treble reproduction. While the L/R drivers of our test unit were well-matched in amplitude and phase response, we did some deviation between the drivers in frequency response. This means that while localization of objects (like voices and video game effects) will be good, you may notice different frequency reproduction in each ear. Note that these results are only valid for our unit, and yours may perform differently.
The soundstage is poor. Since creating a large and speaker-like soundstage is partially dependent on having a speaker-like pinna activation, and in-ear headphones bypass the pinna and don't interact with it, their soundstage will be perceived to be small and located inside the listener's head. Their closed-back design also means that their soundstage won't feel as open as open-back earbuds like the Apple AirPods 2 Truly Wireless 2019 and the Bose SoundSport Free Truly Wireless.
The Mpow Flame Pro have no virtual soundstage feature.
The weighted harmonic distortion of these headphones is decent. While they perform well at higher volumes, and you shouldn't notice any distortion. They don't perform as well at moderate volumes and you may notice some slight distortion, particularly in the treble range. Overall, however, it's likely that most people won't notice this.
These are the settings used to test these headphones. Our results are only valid when the Mpow Flame Pro are used with these settings.
The noise isolation performance of these headphones is poor. Even with a good fit and seal from the provided ear tips they won't do anything to block out the low rumble of engine sounds, and will only slightly help with background chatter. On the bright side, they do a decent job at blocking out higher-end frequencies, like the sound from an AC unit.
The leakage performance of these headphones is great. You should be able to play your music fairly loud without bothering those around you.
These headphones have an integrated microphone in the earbuds.
The recording quality of the microphone is only okay. Your voice will sound noticeably thin and lacking in detail, like with most Bluetooth in-ears.
The noise handling of the microphone is mediocre. While the person on the other end of the line will hear you if you're in a quiet environment, your voice will get lost in even moderately noisy situations.
The battery performance of the Mpow Flame Pro is decent. Their single-charge battery life of almost 12 hours is great for a pair of truly wireless headphones and among the highest we've measured, even beating out the Beats Powerbeats Pro Truly Wireless by about 30 minutes. The Mpow Flame Pro also fully charge within an hour, so you can top up their battery very quickly. Their case holds three additional charges, giving them a total of nearly 50 hours of battery life, which is outstanding. Unfortunately, they don't have any power-saving features, so you'll have to make sure to remember to put the headphones away in their case so you don't drain their battery accidentally.
There's no dedicated companion app for the Mpow Flame Pro, so you can't adjust their EQ or customize the headphones in any way.
The Mpow Flame Pro use Bluetooth 5.0 but unfortunately don't support multi-device or NFC pairing. Their PC latency is high, but on both Android and iOS it'll likely be low enough that you shouldn't notice too much delay when watching videos.
The Mpow Flame Pro are Bluetooth-only headphones.
The Mpow Flame Pro can't be used wired, like most truly wireless headphones.
The Mpow Flame Pro aren't compatible with the PS4. While you can connect them to a Bluetooth-enabled PC, the latency will likely be too high to recommend them for gaming.
The Mpow Flame Pro aren't compatible with Xbox One.
The Mpow Flame Pro are a good pair of sports truly wireless headphones with an ear-hook design. They look and feel almost identical to the Beats Powerbeats Pro Truly Wireless and have an even longer battery life. Unfortunately, their bass-heavy sound profile is very dark and better suited to genres like EDM and hip-hop. Check out our recommendations for the best true wireless earbuds, the best Bluetooth earbuds, and the best wireless headphones for working out.
The Beats Powerbeats Pro Truly Wireless are slightly better sports headphones than the Mpow Flame Pro Truly Wireless. The Powerbeats have a better-balanced and more accurate sound profile that's suited for a wider range of genres. They also have better overall battery performance thanks to their standby mode and ability to use while they're charging. On the other hand, the Mpow have a slightly longer single-charge battery life, and the case holds three additional charges, as opposed to only one with the Beats.
The Apple AirPods Pro Truly Wireless are better truly wireless headphones than the Mpow Flame Pro Truly Wireless. The Apple feel much more premium, have a smaller and more portable case, and feel practically just as stable, despite not having an ear-hook design. The Apple also have a much more accurate sound profile, ANC for significantly better noise isolation, and their case features wireless charging. On the other hand, the Mpow have a much better battery life and may represent better value for people just looking for a pair of wireless headphones to take to the gym.
The Mpow Flame Pro Truly Wireless and the EarFun Free Truly Wireless are both very good pairs of headphones for sports. The Mpow are more comfortable, have better controls, are more stable in the ear, feel more premium, and have a much better battery. On the other hand, the EarFun have a better-balanced sound profile, block out more background noise, and are more portable.
The Anker SoundBuds Curve Upgraded 2019 Headphones are slightly better sports headphones than the Mpow Flame Pro Truly Wireless. The Anker have a better-balanced sound profile, isolate sound much better, have a slightly better microphone, and last longer off a single charge. On the other hand, the Mpow are truly wireless so they don't have a wire connecting the two earbuds. They also have a longer overall battery life, thanks to their charging case with three additional charges.
The Mpow Flame Pro Truly Wireless and the TOZO T6 Truly Wireless are both very good headphones for sports. The Flame Pro feature an ear-hook design that will be more stable in the ear, they're also more comfortable and have a much better battery life overall. On the other hand, the T6 have a better-balanced sound profile, block out background noise significantly better, and have a much smaller and more portable case.
The Mpow Flame Pro Truly Wireless are better than the Skullcandy Push Ultra Truly Wireless in terms of mixed usage. They have a more comfortable, stable fit, much better noise isolation performance, and last more than twice as long off of a single charge. On the other hand, the Skullcandy sound slightly more open and charge substantially faster, which is handy if you need to get out the door in a rush.
The Jaybird Tarah Pro Wireless are better sports headphones than the Mpow Flame Pro Truly Wireless. The Jaybird feel better built, have a better-balanced and more versatile sound profile, much better noise isolation, a longer single-charge battery life, and a dedicated companion app with customizable EQ settings. On the other hand, the Mpow charge faster, have a longer overall battery life thanks to their charging case, are more comfortable, and have a better carrying case.
The Mpow Flame Pro Truly Wireless and the Bose QuietComfort 35 II/QC35 II Wireless 2018 are very different pairs of wireless headphones. The Mpow are truly wireless headphones with ear-hooks that are much more portable, and feel much more stable, making them a better option for taking to the gym. On the other hand, the Bose are wireless over-ears that are much more comfortable, have ANC to block out background noise, have a much more neutral sound profile out-of-the-box, and a longer battery off a single charge.
The Jaybird Vista Truly Wireless are better sports headphones than the Mpow Flame Pro Truly Wireless. The Jaybird have better controls, are smaller and more portable, have a better case, feel better built, have a more accurate sound profile, isolate background noise better, and have a dedicated companion app with EQ settings. On the other hand, the Mpow have a much longer battery life and a better microphone.