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Mpow Pro Trucker Bluetooth Headset Headphones Review

Tested using Methodology v1.4
Reviewed Sep 30, 2020 at 07:57 am
Mpow Pro Trucker Bluetooth Headset Picture
5.4
Mixed Usage
4.5
Neutral Sound
5.4
Commute/Travel
6.7
Sports/Fitness
5.5
Office
4.6
Wireless Gaming
4.4
Wired Gaming
5.8
Phone Calls
Type Mono On-ear
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless Yes
Noise Cancelling No
Mic Yes
Transducer Dynamic

The Mpow Pro Trucker Bluetooth Headset is a mono on-ear designed for taking phone calls on-the-go. This well-built, comfortable headset has an over 17-hour continuous battery life that's ideal for long days on the go, and its standby mode helps conserve battery when it's not in use. Its boom microphone transmits your voice clearly, and it's flippable, so you can wear it on either ear. However, this headset isn't very versatile, and the manufacturer doesn't recommend it for listening to music. That said, if you're looking for a portable Bluetooth headset, it's a solid choice.

Our Verdict

5.4 Mixed Usage

The Mpow Pro Trucker Bluetooth Headset is inadequate for mixed usage. This mono on-ear is designed for taking phone calls, and the manufacturer doesn't recommend it for listening to music. Its mono design lets you hear your voice while you take calls, but it also lets in a lot of background noise, making it less than ideal to use while you're commuting or in a noisy office. However, it has a long continuous battery life, a comfortable fit, and its microphone has a decent recording quality, so it's suitable for on-the-go phone calls.

Pros
  • Comfortable fit.
  • Decent recording quality.
Cons
  • Not intended for music.
  • Not stable enough for exercise.
  • Mono design doesn't block out background noise.
4.5 Neutral Sound

The Mpow Pro Trucker Bluetooth Headset is poor for neutral sound. It isn't intended for listening to music, and it has a very unbalanced sound profile. Fortunately, its mid-range is quite balanced, so it reproduces voices from phone calls clearly and accurately.

Pros
  • Balanced mid-range.
Cons
  • Not intended for music.
  • Inconsistent audio delivery.
5.4 Commute/Travel

The Mpow Pro Trucker Bluetooth Headset is disappointing for commuting and traveling. It's very comfortable and its long continuous battery life should be more than enough to get you through your commute. However, it isn't the most portable, and its mono design lets in a lot of background noise, which may make it difficult to take calls in noisier settings like a busy train station.

Pros
  • Comfortable fit.
Cons
  • Mono design doesn't block out background noise.
  • Not very portable.
6.7 Sports/Fitness

The Mpow Pro Trucker Bluetooth Headset is okay for taking calls while out on a run because it's light and comfortable. However, it doesn't have the most stable fit, so it'll likely fall off your head while working out. Also, its mono on-ear design isn't the most portable.

Pros
  • Comfortable fit.
Cons
  • Not stable enough for exercise.
  • Not very portable.
5.5 Office

The Mpow Pro Trucker Bluetooth Headset is sub-par for office use. Its continuous battery life is over 17 hours, which is more than enough to get you through your workday. Also, it can be comfortably worn for long periods without a lot of fatigue. It doesn't leak a lot of noise, so you can turn up the volume without disturbing your coworkers. That said, this mono on-ear doesn't block out background noise by design, which may not be ideal for taking calls in a noisy office environment.

Pros
  • Comfortable fit.
Cons
  • Mono design doesn't block out background noise.
  • Not very portable.
4.6 Wireless Gaming

The Mpow Pro Trucker Bluetooth Headset isn't compatible with PS4 or Xbox One. It can be used with Bluetooth-enabled PCs, but its latency is likely too high to be suitable for wireless gaming.

4.4 Wired Gaming

The Mpow Pro Trucker Bluetooth Headset is wireless-only, so it isn't suitable for wired gaming.

5.8 Phone Calls

The Mpow Pro Trucker Bluetooth Headset is middling for taking phone calls in a noisy environment due to its mono design, but its decent recording quality is suitable for phone calls. Its boom microphone can reproduce your voice clearly, though it may also sound a bit thin. It also has a standby mode to help conserve the battery when it's not in use. However, it's designed so that you can hear your voice during calls, so it's best-suited for quiet settings.

Pros
  • Decent recording quality.
Cons
  • Mono design doesn't block out background noise.
  • 5.4 Mixed Usage
  • 4.5 Neutral Sound
  • 5.4 Commute/Travel
  • 6.7 Sports/Fitness
  • 5.5 Office
  • 4.6 Wireless Gaming
  • 4.4 Wired Gaming
  • 5.8 Phone Calls

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style

The Mpow BH015B is a mono headset with a plain look. It has an asymmetrical headband that sticks out on one side more than the other. Its flippable boom microphone has a sleeker, more premium look than the BlueParrott B450-XT Bluetooth Headset, and you can even get it in a Blue variant.

7.5
Design
Comfort
Weight 0.10 lbs
Clamping Force
0.3 lbs

The Mpow Pro Trucker Bluetooth Headset is very comfortable. It's lightweight, and it doesn't put a lot of clamping pressure on the head. If you start to feel a bit of fatigue, you can rotate the microphone and switch it to your other ear, which is convenient.

6.9
Design
Controls
OS Compatibility
Not OS specific
Ease Of Use Good
Feedback Okay
Call/Music Control Yes
Volume Control Yes
Microphone Control Mute/Unmute
Channel Mixing
No
Noise Cancelling Control No
Talk-Through
No
Additional Controls No

It has fair controls. The multi-function button controls the power, Bluetooth pairing, play/pause, microphone muting, answer/end call, and reject/redial. There are also two buttons to control the volume. The controls are easy to use, and the commands are quite intuitive. While the buttons are clicky, there isn't a lot of feedback aside from beeps when you power on/off or pair the headset.

6.2
Design
Portability
L 6.5 "
W 6.7 "
H 2.0 "
Volume 87 Cu. Inches
Transmitter Required No

The Mpow Pro Trucker Bluetooth Headset has mediocre portability. While it isn't as big or bulky as a pair of over-ear headphones, its headband doesn't fold down and its ear cup doesn't swivel into a more compact size. Also, the microphone isn't detachable, so it could easily snag on something if you put them into your bag.

0
Design
Case
Type No case
L N/A
W N/A
H N/A
Volume N/A

The Mpow Pro Trucker Bluetooth Headset doesn't come with a case or a pouch.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

This headset has a good build quality. It's mostly made of metal and plastic, which feels solid and durable. The ear cup is made of faux-leather. Overall, it feels like it could take a couple of drops.

6.5
Design
Stability

This headset is adequately stable. It should stay on your head while you make calls from your desk; however, it isn't intended to be used while working out. Intense head movements make the ear cup fall off your ear easily.

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In The Box

  • Mpow Pro Trucker Bluetooth Headset
  • Micro-USB charging cable
  • Manuals

Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
-23.81 db
Treble Amount
-7.18 db

The Mpow Pro Trucker Bluetooth Headset has an unbalanced sound profile. It isn't designed for listening to music, as it's only meant for taking phone calls. While it lacks a lot of bass and treble, its balanced mid-range makes voices sound clear, but also a bit dull and lispy.

5.3
Sound
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
1.45 dB

This headset's frequency response consistency is disappointing. Its bass and treble delivery varies depending on its fit, seal, and positioning on your head, so you may perceive sound differently each time you use it.

Sound
Raw Frequency Response
1.0
Sound
Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
26.27 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
269.09 Hz
Low-Bass
-46.22 dB
Mid-Bass
-23.92 dB
High-Bass
-9.57 dB

This headset has terrible bass accuracy. The entire range is extremely underemphasized; however, this likely won't be noticeable when taking phone calls. That said, bass delivery is inconsistent, so your experience may vary.

8.4
Sound
Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
2.08 dB
Low-Mid
-1.02 dB
Mid-Mid
1.2 dB
High-Mid
2.03 dB

This headset's mid accuracy is impressive. The entire range is quite well-balanced, so voices sound clear and accurate.

1.0
Sound
Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
14.82 dB
Low-Treble
-11.69 dB
Mid-Treble
-18.92 dB
High-Treble
-14.62 dB

This headset has terrible treble accuracy. The entire range in underemphasized, so voices can be dull and lacking detail. That said, the treble delivery is inconsistent, so your experience may vary.

5.0
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
3.26 db
Dips
3.68 db

The Mpow BH015B has disappointing peaks and dips performance. The dip in the low-bass means that you don't feel the deep thump and rumble in audio. The peak across the high-bass and entire mid-range makes audio sound muddy, and boxy. The dips in the low-treble and mid-treble can hurt the comprehensibility of voices, and make them sound a bit dull and lispy.

N/A
Sound
Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
N/A
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
N/A
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
N/A
Weighted Phase Mismatch
N/A

This mono headset has no stereo imaging capabilities.

6.5
Sound
Passive Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
3.32 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)
6.41 dB
PRTF Distance
14.32 dB
Openness
9.7
Acoustic Space Excitation
2.1

The Mpow Pro Trucker Bluetooth Headset has a reasonable passive soundstage. It isn't very natural or spacious, but audio seems likes it's coming from the area in front of you, rather than from inside your head.

0
Sound
Virtual Soundstage
Head Modeling
No
Speaker Modeling
No
Room Ambience
No
Head Tracking
No
Virtual Surround
No App

This headset doesn't have any virtual soundstage features.

5.8
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
1.431
WHD @ 100
0.439

This headset has a sub-par weighted harmonic distortion performance. At normal listening volumes, there's a bit of distortion in the bass and treble ranges, but it shouldn't be too noticeable for most people when taking calls.

Sound
Test Settings
Firmware
Unknown
Power
On
Connection
Bluetooth 4.2
Codec
SBC, 16-bit, 48kHz
EQ
No EQ
ANC
No ANC
Tip/Pad
Default
Microphone
Boom

These are the settings we used to test this headset. Our results are only valid when using these settings.

Isolation
0.9
Isolation
Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
Overall Attenuation
-1.41 dB
Bass
0.19 dB
Mid
0.87 dB
Treble
-5.1 dB

The Mpow Pro Trucker Bluetooth Headset has a terrible noise isolation performance, which is expected for mono headsets. It's designed so that you can hear your own voice as you speak. You can also hear background noises like bus and plane engines, voices, and higher-frequency sounds like the hum of AC units.

8.2
Isolation
Leakage
Leakage Audio
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
32.34 dB

This headset has an impressive leakage performance. If you're taking calls in a quiet office, your coworkers shouldn't hear your audio.

Microphone
Microphone
Microphone Style
Integrated
No
In-Line
No
Boom
Yes
Detachable Boom
No

This headset has a flippable boom microphone.

7.3
Microphone
Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
LFE
257.68 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
2.2 dB
HFE
6450.8 Hz
Weighted THD
1.994
Gain
16.95 dB

The microphone's recording quality is decent. Your voice sounds clear and understandable, but a bit thin.

6.6
Microphone
Noise Handling
Speech + Pink Noise
Speech + Subway Noise
SpNR
17.99 dB

The microphone has fair noise handling performance. It may struggle to separate your voice from background noises in noisy environments, but your voice should still be understandable.

Active Features
7.5
Active Features
Battery
Battery Type
Rechargable
Continuous Battery Life
17.3 hrs
Additional Charges
0.0
Total Battery Life
17.3 hrs
Charge Time
1.8 hrs
Power-Saving Feature
Standby mode
Audio While Charging
No
Passive Playback
No
Charging Port micro-USB

The Mpow Pro Trucker Bluetooth Headset has a good battery performance. We tested a continuous battery life of over 17 hours, which should be more than enough to get you through your work day. When it's not in use, it goes into standby mode, which helps you conserve the battery.

0
Active Features
App Support
App Name No App
iOS No
Android No
macOS No
Windows No
Equalizer
No
ANC Control
No
Mic Control No
Room Effects
No
Playback Control
No
Button Mapping No
Surround Support
No

This headset doesn't have a companion app.

Connectivity
8.0
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
5.0
Multi-Device Pairing
2 Devices
NFC Pairing
No
Line Of Sight Range
131 ft
PC Latency (SBC)
153 ms
PC Latency (aptX)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX HD)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX-LL)
N/A
iOS Latency
183 ms
Android Latency
98 ms

The Mpow Pro Trucker Bluetooth Headset has great Bluetooth connectivity. While it doesn't support NFC pairing, you can pair it with up to two devices at the same time, so you can easily switch between your laptop and your phone as the audio source. Its latency on PC and iOS may be too high for taking video calls, but it has a better performance with Android devices. That said, some apps compensate for latency, so your experience may vary.

0
Connectivity
Non-Bluetooth Wireless
Non-BT Line Of Sight Range
N/A
Non-BT Latency
N/A

This headset is Bluetooth-only.

0
Connectivity
Wired
Analog Audio
No
USB Audio
No
Detachable No
Length N/A
Connection No Wired Option
Analog/USB Audio Latency
N/A

This headset is wireless-only and can't be used with a wired connection. It comes with a micro-USB cable for charging.

Connectivity
PC / PS4 Compatibility
PC/PS4 Analog
No
PC/PS4 Wired USB
No
PC/PS4 Non-BT Wireless
No

While the Mpow Pro Trucker Bluetooth Headset can connect to Bluetooth-enabled PCs, it isn't compatible with PS4 consoles.

Connectivity
Xbox One Compatibility
Xbox One Analog
No
Xbox One Wired USB
No
Xbox One Non-BT Wireless
No

The Mpow Pro Trucker Bluetooth Headset isn't compatible with Xbox One consoles.

0
Connectivity
Base/Dock
Type
No Base/Dock
USB Input
No
Line In
No
Line Out
No
Optical Input
No
RCA Input
No
Dock Charging
No
Power Supply
No Base/Dock

This headset doesn't come with a base or dock.

Differences Between Sizes and Variants

The Mpow Pro Trucker Bluetooth Headset comes in two color variants: Black and Blue. We tested the Black model, but we expect the Blue model to perform similarly. You can see the label for the model we tested here. If you come across any other variants of this model, let us know in the discussions so we can update our review.

Compared to other headphones

The Mpow Pro Trucker Bluetooth Headset is ideal for taking phone calls while on-the-go. This comfortable, well-built mono on-ear comes with a flippable boom microphone that makes your voice easily understandable to whoever's on the other end of the line. Unfortunately, it doesn't have any customization options, and it doesn't have a companion app. It also isn't very versatile and isn't intended for listening to music. If you're looking for other headphones, see our recommendations for the best Bluetooth headsets for phone calls, the best wireless Bluetooth headphones, and the best earphones with a mic.

TaoTronics TT-BH041 Bluetooth Headset

The Mpow Pro Trucker Bluetooth Headset is a better mono on-ear headset than the TaoTronics TT-BH041 Bluetooth Headset. The Mpow is more comfortable, and its microphone has a better recording quality and noise handling performance. Unlike the TaoTronics, it supports multi-device pairing, too. However, the TaoTronics has a longer continuous battery life.

BlueParrott B450-XT Bluetooth Headset

The BlueParrott B450-XT Bluetooth Headset is a better mono on-ear headset than the Mpow Pro Trucker Bluetooth Headset. The BlueParrott has a more stable fit and a more balanced sound profile. Its continuous battery life is longer, and its microphone has a better recording quality and noise handling performance. That said, the Mpow is more comfortable and better-built.

Plantronics Voyager 5200 Bluetooth Headset

The Plantronics Voyager 5200 Bluetooth Headset and the Mpow Pro Trucker Bluetooth Headset are both solid choices for taking phone calls on-the-go. Some users may prefer the Plantronics' mono earbud design, which is more portable and more stable than the mono on-ear design of the Mpow. The Plantronics also comes with a companion app, and its microphone performs better in noisier environments. That said, the Mpow has a longer continuous battery life, and its microphone has a better recording quality.

Jabra Talk 45 Bluetooth Headset

The Jabra Talk 45 Bluetooth Headset and the Mpow Pro Trucker Bluetooth Headset are both solid options for taking phone calls. The Jabra's mono in-ear design is smaller, more portable, and more stable, and it also comes with an app that's well-suited to professionals on the go. However, the Mpow is better-built, more comfortable, and has a longer continuous battery life. Also, its microphone has a better recording quality and noise handling performance.

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