Altec Lansing MuzX Extra MZX406 headphones review

Not so long ago, our resource published a review of the Altec Lansing MuzX Core headphone model, which is sold in Russia at a price of one and a half to two thousand rubles and at the same time provides high sound quality. Plus, it's also a headset that works with the Apple iPhone, and, as it turned out later, at least with the HTC Desire HD.

Today we will consider a more "adult" model, namely Altec Lansing MuzX Extra. The index of this model is MZX406, so it's easiest to find it somewhere on the net. The price is about two and a half thousand rubles, that is, a little higher than that of the 206th model. What is the difference between the 206th and 406th models in terms of sound and ergonomics - let's talk further (I think these are the most important questions), I will immediately note that the older model has a full-featured remote control for Apple technology - in addition to the button and microphone, there are volume keys. This is, so to speak, the main difference for most consumers

Packaging and accessories

A cardboard box, a blister inside, a couple of pieces of paper, three pairs of nozzles - everything is quite modest here. The packaging is slightly larger than that of MuzX Core, the style is the same. To be honest, there is nothing more to tell about.

Appearance and usability

Headphones look, frankly, discreetly. Black plastic (a little lighter, if I may say so, than the younger model), a little golden paint, a metal ring on the cambric and a metal mesh of the sound guide. The headphones are light, the wire comes out of the case at an angle, and I managed to wear them both with the wire “down” and “up”, throwing it behind the ear. On the left earpiece, the letter L is applied in golden paint, on the right, respectively, R.

Unlike MuzX Core, which comes in both black and white, MuzX Extra is only available in black.

The wire of the 406th model is the same as that of the 206th, the plug is straight, not very massive. Difference (and important) in the already mentioned console. Firstly, as I already wrote, it is fully functional - there are volume buttons. Secondly, the microphone built into it is much better than the remote control of the younger model, I tested the headset in a variety of conditions - almost always the interlocutors heard me normally. Otherwise, I repeat, there are no differences - the cable, in my opinion, will last a long time. A rather big plus - the wire almost does not tangle.

Complete nozzles are not bad if they don't suit something - thanks to the standard diameter of the sound guide, they are easy to change for almost any other. Since the headphones are lightweight, they do not fall out of the ears. The microphone effect from the wire is easily "quenched" by the behind-the-ear fit, and everything becomes fine.

The noise isolation of the headphones is not bad, but it is still not enough for the metro - you can listen to music, but the noise breaks through. The advantage is that the sensitivity of the older model is higher than that of the younger one, and there is a margin in volume (though not very large).

So, except for the not-so-cool-looking appearance, the 406 is fine so far.

The headphones were tested with a Hifiman HM-801 player with a Game Card amplifier, using the Prime Test CD1 test disc.

The low frequencies of MuzX Extra are worked out extremely well. Speed, depth - everything is very good, I could not compare them with Monster Pro Gold, but it is unlikely that the "monsters" will be ahead here. As for the mids, everything is cool here (that's right), there are no sibilances, and the voices are quite “alive”, which is rare for inexpensive headphones. There are no problems with high frequencies either, here it is already worth making a discount on the cost - but not very large, it seems to me that the detail and quality of working out this range is normal.

What is worth noting is the stereo panorama. It is actually large, there is a depth effect, all instruments (or almost all) are clearly distinguishable. Unlike the younger model, MuzX Core, the MuzX Extra reviewed in the review calmly pull out both heavy compositions and instrumental music - that is, they are extremely versatile. Yes, a typical "armature" will be faster and more accurate, but what to do with the mid-frequency range, which will lose in emotionality and "liveness"? The question remains open.

Now - fly in the ointment. All these things are well heard at home, and when compared in a calm environment MuzX /listing/toyota/premio/page3?listing_id=PnTq_mOjYoOzmhpu"> Extra is actually better than MuzX Core. But on the street, and even more so - in the subway, the difference is leveled. Here it is, I suppose, in the nozzles.

One way or another, in a calm environment, Extras sound much more “interesting”, more detailed, more natural than Core.

Compatibility

When listening on the iPhone 4, the difference between MuzX Core and MuzX Extra was somehow noticeable, you could notice the loss of detail relative to the Hifiman HM-801, but both models are not very demanding on the source - which is really good.

Output

Let's summarize.

Headphones have many advantages:

  • High sound quality close to the limit for dynamic models
  • Good looks and good ergonomics
  • Full-featured remote, quality microphone

But there are also disadvantages:

  • Not the most comfortable headphones to wear wired down
  • Low noise isolation (and indeed - the nozzles should be changed)
  • Traditional inaccessibility in Russia (although at the time of the review they could be bought in Moscow)

Well, for 2.5 thousand rubles - an excellent choice for both the iPhone and other devices (the main thing is that there are no problems due to the fourth contact in the plug). Of course, the "monsters" for twice and three times as much money have a normal kit and nozzles, to put it mildly, more interesting, not to mention the exterior, but MuzX Extra is an extremely practical choice. Personally, for a large part of my time that I spend on the street, I now walk with these headphones and do not experience any complexes about this. I recommend to buy.

For those who are thinking whether to take the 206th model instead of the 406th (or vice versa) - think about the fact that in the 206th model the remote control is much simpler, this is both poor voice quality and the absence of adjustment buttons volume. It is clear that not everyone is ready to overpay 500-1,000 rubles for such "bonuses", but if you take a headset for the Apple iPhone, then you can pay a little extra. Moreover, in not very noisy places, it will not be difficult to evaluate the sound quality.

Altec Lansing MuzX Extra MZX406 headphones review

Not so long ago, our resource published a review of the Altec Lansing MuzX Core headphone model, which is sold in Russia at a price of one and a half to two thousand rubles and at the same time provides high sound quality. Plus, it's also a headset that works with the Apple iPhone, and, as it turned out later, at least with the HTC Desire HD.

Today we will consider a more "adult" model, namely Altec Lansing MuzX Extra. The index of this model is MZX406, so it's easiest to find it somewhere on the net. The price is about two and a half thousand rubles, that is, a little higher than that of the 206th model. What is the difference between the 206th and 406th models in terms of sound and ergonomics - let's talk further (I think these are the most important questions), I will immediately note that the older model has a full-featured remote control for Apple technology - in addition to the button and microphone, there are volume keys. This is, so to speak, the main difference for most consumers

Packaging and accessories

A cardboard box, a blister inside, a couple of pieces of paper, three pairs of nozzles - everything is quite modest here. The packaging is slightly larger than that of MuzX Core, the style is the same. To be honest, there is nothing more to tell about.

Appearance and usability

Headphones look, frankly, discreetly. Black plastic (a little lighter, if I may say so, than the younger model), a little golden paint, a metal ring on the cambric and a metal mesh of the sound guide. The headphones are light, the wire comes out of the case at an angle, and I managed to wear them both with the wire “down” and “up”, throwing it behind the ear. On the left earphone, the letter L is applied in golden paint, on the right, respectively, R.

Unlike MuzX Core, which comes in both black and white, MuzX Extra is only available in black.

The wire of the 406th model is the same as that of the 206th, the plug is straight, not very massive. Difference (and important) in the already mentioned console. Firstly, as I already wrote, it is fully functional - there are volume buttons. Secondly, the microphone built into it is much better than the remote control of the younger model, I tested the headset in a variety of conditions - almost always the interlocutors heard me normally. Otherwise, I repeat, there are no differences - the cable, in my opinion, will last a long time. A rather big plus - the wire almost does not tangle.

Complete nozzles are not bad if they don't suit something - thanks to the standard diameter of the sound guide, they are easy to change for almost any other. Since the headphones are lightweight, they do not fall out of the ears. The microphone effect from the wire is easily "quenched" by the behind-the-ear fit, and everything becomes fine.

The noise isolation of the headphones is not bad, but it is still not enough for the metro - you can listen to music, but the noise breaks through. The advantage is that the sensitivity of the older model is higher than that of the younger one, and there is a margin in volume (though not very large).

So, except for the not-so-cool-looking appearance, the 406 is fine so far.

The headphones were tested with a Hifiman HM-801 player with a Game Card amplifier, using the Prime Test CD1 test disc.

The low frequencies of MuzX Extra are worked out extremely well. Speed, depth - everything is very good, I could not compare them with Monster Pro Gold, but it is unlikely that the "monsters" will be ahead here. As for the mids, everything is cool here (that's right), there are no sibilances, and the voices are quite “alive”, which is rare for inexpensive headphones. There are no problems with high frequencies either, here it is already worth making a discount on the cost - but not very large, it seems to me that the detail and quality of working out this range is normal.

What is worth noting is the stereo panorama. It is actually large, there is a depth effect, all instruments (or almost all) are clearly distinguishable. Unlike the younger model, MuzX Core, the MuzX Extra reviewed in the review calmly pull out both heavy compositions and instrumental music - that is, they are extremely versatile. Yes, a typical "armature" will be faster and more accurate, but what to do with the mid-frequency range, which will lose in emotionality and "liveness"? The question remains open.

Now - fly in the ointment. All these things are well heard at home, and when compared in a calm environment MuzX /listing/toyota/premio/page3?listing_id=PnTq_mOjYoOzmhpu"> Extra is actually better than MuzX Core. But on the street, and even more so - in the subway, the difference is leveled. Here it is, I suppose, in the nozzles.

One way or another, in a calm environment, Extras sound much more “interesting”, more detailed, more natural than Core.

Compatibility

When listening on the iPhone 4, the difference between MuzX Core and MuzX Extra was somehow noticeable, you could notice the loss of detail relative to the Hifiman HM-801, but both models are not very demanding on the source - which is really good.

Output

Let's summarize.

Headphones have many advantages:

  • High sound quality close to the limit for dynamic models
  • Good looks and good ergonomics
  • Full-featured remote, high-quality microphone

But there are also disadvantages:

  • Not the most comfortable headphones to wear wired down
  • Low noise isolation (and indeed - the nozzles should be changed)
  • Traditional inaccessibility in Russia (although at the time of the review they could be bought in Moscow)

Well, for 2.5 thousand rubles - an excellent choice for both the iPhone and other devices (the main thing is that there are no problems due to the fourth contact in the plug). Of course, the "monsters" for twice and three times as much money have a normal kit and nozzles, to put it mildly, more interesting, not to mention the exterior, but MuzX Extra is an extremely practical choice. Personally, for a large part of my time that I spend on the street, I now walk with these headphones and do not experience any complexes about this. I recommend to buy.

For those who are thinking whether to take the 206th model instead of the 406th (or vice versa) - think about the fact that in the 206th model the remote control is much simpler, this is both poor voice quality and the absence of adjustment buttons volume. It is clear that not everyone is ready to overpay 500-1,000 rubles for such "bonuses", but if you take a headset for the Apple iPhone, then you can pay a little extra. Moreover, in not very noisy places, it will not be difficult to evaluate the sound quality.

Altec Lansing MuzX Extra MZX406 headphones review

Not so long ago, our resource published a review of the Altec Lansing MuzX Core headphone model, which is sold in Russia at a price of one and a half to two thousand rubles and at the same time provides high sound quality. Plus, it's also a headset that works with the Apple iPhone, and, as it turned out later, at least with the HTC Desire HD.

Today we will consider a more "adult" model, namely Altec Lansing MuzX Extra. The index of this model is MZX406, so it's easiest to find it somewhere on the net. The price is about two and a half thousand rubles, that is, a little higher than that of the 206th model. What is the difference between the 206th and 406th models in terms of sound and ergonomics - let's talk further (I think these are the most important questions), I will immediately note that the older model has a full-featured remote control for Apple technology - in addition to the button and microphone, there are volume keys. This is, so to speak, the main difference for most consumers

Packaging and accessories

A cardboard box, a blister inside, a couple of pieces of paper, three pairs of nozzles - everything is quite modest here. The packaging is slightly larger than that of MuzX Core, the style is the same. To be honest, there is nothing more to tell about.

Appearance and usability

Headphones look, frankly, discreetly. Black plastic (a little lighter, if I may say so, than the younger model), a little golden paint, a metal ring on the cambric and a metal mesh of the sound guide. The headphones are light, the wire comes out of the case at an angle, and I managed to wear them both with the wire “down” and “up”, throwing it behind the ear. On the left earphone, the letter L is applied in golden paint, on the right, respectively, R.

Unlike MuzX Core, which comes in both black and white, MuzX Extra is only available in black.

The wire of the 406th model is the same as that of the 206th, the plug is straight, not very massive. Difference (and important) in the already mentioned console. Firstly, as I already wrote, it is fully functional - there are volume buttons. Secondly, the microphone built into it is much better than the remote control of the younger model, I tested the headset in a variety of conditions - almost always the interlocutors heard me normally. Otherwise, I repeat, there are no differences - the cable, in my opinion, will last a long time. A rather big plus - the wire almost does not tangle.

Complete nozzles are not bad if they don't suit something - thanks to the standard diameter of the sound guide, they are easy to change for almost any other. Since the headphones are lightweight, they do not fall out of the ears. The microphone effect from the wire is easily "quenched" by the behind-the-ear fit, and everything becomes fine.

The noise isolation of the headphones is not bad, but it is still not enough for the metro - you can listen to music, but the noise breaks through. The advantage is that the sensitivity of the older model is higher than that of the younger one, and there is a margin in volume (though not very large).

So, except for the not-so-cool-looking appearance, the 406 is fine so far.

The headphones were tested with a Hifiman HM-801 player with a Game Card amplifier, using the Prime Test CD1 test disc.

The low frequencies of MuzX Extra are worked out extremely well. Speed, depth - everything is very good, I could not compare them with Monster Pro Gold, but it is unlikely that the "monsters" will be ahead here. As for the mids, everything is cool here (that's right), there are no sibilances, and the voices are quite “alive”, which is rare for inexpensive headphones. There are no problems with high frequencies either, here it is already worth making a discount on the cost - but not very large, it seems to me that the detail and quality of working out this range is normal.

What is worth noting is the stereo panorama. It is actually large, there is a depth effect, all instruments (or almost all) are clearly distinguishable. Unlike the younger model, MuzX Core, the MuzX Extra reviewed in the review calmly pull out both heavy compositions and instrumental music - that is, they are extremely versatile. Yes, a typical "armature" will be faster and more accurate, but what to do with the mid-frequency range, which will lose in emotionality and "liveness"? The question remains open.

Now - fly in the ointment. All these things are well heard at home, and when compared in a calm environment MuzX /listing/toyota/premio/page3?listing_id=PnTq_mOjYoOzmhpu"> Extra is actually better than MuzX Core. But on the street, and even more so - in the subway, the difference is leveled. Here it is, I suppose, in the nozzles.

One way or another, in a calm environment, Extras sound much more “interesting”, more detailed, more natural than Core.

Compatibility

When listening on the iPhone 4, the difference between MuzX Core and MuzX Extra was somehow noticeable, you could notice the loss of detail relative to the Hifiman HM-801, but both models are not very demanding on the source - which is really good.

Output

Let's summarize.

Headphones have many advantages:

  • High sound quality close to the limit for dynamic models
  • Good looks and good ergonomics
  • Full-featured remote, quality microphone

But there are also disadvantages:

  • Not the most comfortable headphones to wear wired down
  • Low noise isolation (and indeed - the nozzles should be changed)
  • Traditional inaccessibility in Russia (although at the time of the review they could be bought in Moscow)

Well, for 2.5 thousand rubles - an excellent choice for both the iPhone and other devices (the main thing is that there are no problems due to the fourth contact in the plug). Of course, the "monsters" for twice and three times as much money have a normal kit and nozzles, to put it mildly, more interesting, not to mention the exterior, but MuzX Extra is an extremely practical choice. Personally, for a large part of my time that I spend on the street, I now walk with these headphones and do not experience any complexes about this. I recommend to buy.

For those who are thinking whether to take the 206th model instead of the 406th (or vice versa) - think about the fact that in the 206th model the remote control is much simpler, this is both poor voice quality and the absence of adjustment buttons volume. It is clear that not everyone is ready to overpay 500-1,000 rubles for such "bonuses", but if you take a headset for the Apple iPhone, then you can pay a little extra. Moreover, in not very noisy places, it will not be difficult to evaluate the sound quality.

Altec Lansing MuzX Extra MZX406 headphones review

Not so long ago, our resource published a review of the Altec Lansing MuzX Core headphone model, which is sold in Russia at a price of one and a half to two thousand rubles and at the same time provides high sound quality. Plus, it's also a headset that works with the Apple iPhone, and, as it turned out later, at least with the HTC Desire HD.

Today we will consider a more "adult" model, namely Altec Lansing MuzX Extra. The index of this model is MZX406, so it's easiest to find it somewhere on the net. The price is about two and a half thousand rubles, that is, a little higher than that of the 206th model. What is the difference between the 206th and 406th models in terms of sound and ergonomics - let's talk further (I think these are the most important questions), I will immediately note that the older model has a full-featured remote control for Apple technology - in addition to the button and microphone, there are volume keys. This is, so to speak, the main difference for most consumers

Packaging and accessories

A cardboard box, a blister inside, a couple of pieces of paper, three pairs of nozzles - everything is quite modest here. The packaging is slightly larger than that of MuzX Core, the style is the same. To be honest, there is nothing more to tell about.

Appearance and usability

Headphones look, frankly, discreetly. Black plastic (a little lighter, if I may say so, than the younger model), a little golden paint, a metal ring on the cambric and a metal mesh of the sound guide. The headphones are light, the wire comes out of the case at an angle, and I managed to wear them both with the wire “down” and “up”, throwing it behind the ear. On the left earphone, the letter L is applied in golden paint, on the right, respectively, R.

Unlike MuzX Core, which comes in both black and white, MuzX Extra is only available in black.

The wire of the 406th model is the same as that of the 206th, the plug is straight, not very massive. The difference (and not least) in the already mentioned remote control. Firstly, as I already wrote, it is fully functional - there are volume buttons. Secondly, the microphone built into it is much better than the remote control of the younger model, I tested the headset in a variety of conditions - almost always the interlocutors heard me normally. Otherwise, I repeat, there are no differences - the cable, in my opinion, will last a long time. A rather big plus - the wire almost does not tangle.

Complete nozzles are not bad if they don't suit something - thanks to the standard diameter of the sound guide, they are easy to change for almost any other. Since the headphones are lightweight, they do not fall out of the ears. The microphone effect from the wire is easily "quenched" by the behind-the-ear fit, and everything becomes fine.

The noise isolation of the headphones is not bad, but it is still not enough for the metro - you can listen to music, but the noise breaks through. The advantage is that the sensitivity of the older model is higher than that of the younger one, and there is a margin in volume (though not very large).

So, except for the not-so-cool-looking appearance, the 406 is fine so far.

The headphones were tested with a Hifiman HM-801 player with a Game Card amplifier, using the Prime Test CD1 test disc.

The low frequencies of MuzX Extra are worked out extremely well. Speed, depth - everything is very good, I could not compare them with Monster Pro Gold, but it is unlikely that the "monsters" will be ahead here. As for the mids, everything is cool here (that's right), there are no sibilances, and the voices are quite “alive”, which is rare for inexpensive headphones. There are no problems with high frequencies either, here it is already worth making a discount on the cost - but not very large, it seems to me that the detail and quality of working out this range is normal.

What is worth noting is the stereo panorama. It is actually large, there is a depth effect, all instruments (or almost all) are clearly distinguishable. Unlike the younger model, MuzX Core, the MuzX Extra reviewed in the review calmly pull out both heavy compositions and instrumental music - that is, they are extremely versatile. Yes, a typical "armature" will be faster and more accurate, but what to do with the mid-frequency range, which will lose in emotionality and "liveness"? The question remains open.

Now - fly in the ointment. All of these things are heard well at home, and when compared in a quiet environment, MuzX Extra is actually better than MuzX Core. But on the street, and even more so - in the subway, the difference is leveled. Here it is, I suppose, in the nozzles.

Now - a fly in the ointment. All these things are well heard at home, and when compared in a calm environment MuzX Extra is actually better than MuzX Core. But on the street, and even more so - in the subway, the difference is leveled. It's a matter of fittings, I guess.

One way or another, in a calm environment, Extras sound much more “interesting”, more detailed, more natural than Core.

Compatibility

When listening on the iPhone 4, the difference between MuzX Core and MuzX Extra was somehow noticeable, you could notice the loss of detail relative to the Hifiman HM-801, but both models are not very demanding on the source - which is really good.

Output

Let's summarize.

Headphones have many advantages:

  • High sound quality close to the limit for dynamic models
  • Good looks and good ergonomics
  • Full-featured remote, quality microphone

But there are also disadvantages:

  • Not the most comfortable headphones to wear wired down
  • Low noise isolation (and indeed - the nozzles should be changed)
  • Traditional inaccessibility in Russia (although at the time of the review they could be bought in Moscow)

Well, for 2.5 thousand rubles - an excellent choice for both the iPhone and other devices (the main thing is that there are no problems due to the fourth contact in the plug). Of course, the "monsters" for twice and three times as much money have a normal kit and nozzles, to put it mildly, more interesting, not to mention the exterior, but MuzX Extra is an extremely practical choice. Personally, for a large part of my time that I spend on the street, I now walk with these headphones and do not experience any complexes about this. I recommend to buy.

For those who are thinking whether to take the 206th model instead of the 406th (or vice versa) - think about the fact that in the 206th model the remote control is much simpler, this is both poor voice quality and the absence of adjustment buttons volume. It is clear that not everyone is ready to overpay 500-1,000 rubles for such "bonuses", but if you take a headset for the Apple iPhone, then you can pay a little extra. Moreover, in not very noisy places, it will not be difficult to evaluate the sound quality.