Its not the first of its kind, but the new MA390 wireless IEM from RHA is one of the least expensive from an audiophile-oriented company to sport bluetooth tech for easy workouts and on-the-go listening. At $69.95 USD the MA390 falls yet another $30 from the next step up the chain (MA650, $100) which currently tops out with the wireless version of the Glasgow-based company’s MA750 ($170).
As with many other efforts in this arena, the MA390 utilizes an around-the-neck design which gives the earphone system a bit more space to pack in things like antennas, batteries and all sorts of real estate hungry tech. The entire setup has clear intentions for work out and outdoor implications with a water-resistant IPX4 rating to ward off any unwanted sweat or unforeseen rain.
The in line remote charges via USB C and is rated for 8 hours of playback and the bluetooth can pair to two different sources. The actual sound quality is derived from a single dynamic driver housed in an aluminum case. More details available in the official PR release below.
“THE NEW RHA MA390 WIRELESS HEADPHONE
● Packed with premium features, the MA390 Wireless is ready for any adventure
● Lightweight, understated design delivers maximum functionality and freedom
● 8-hour battery life, 10m range and ability to sync with two devices at once
● Switch between music, calls and digital assistant functions at the touch of a button
● The MA390 Wireless is available for Amazon pre-order on June 25 and online and in-store on June 28 for £59.95/€69.95/$69.95
GLASGOW, UK: RHA has released the all-new MA390 Wireless headphone. It is designed with adventure in mind, combining great sound and performance with a new, lightweight feel. It is the latest in the award-winning MA range, and RHA’s fourth wireless headphone.
Not a statement
The MA390 has an understated aesthetic that lets the individual shine through and express themselves in their own way.
“We designed the MA390 Wireless using quality materials and technology. We packed all our desired functionality into a flexible, robust headphone. It can be taken on adventures without users worrying about battery life or the headphone being too delicate.” Kyle Hutchison, Head of Product Design – RHA
It’s what’s on the inside that counts
Behind the MA390 Wireless’ discreet appearance lies a wealth of technology.
The MA390 Wireless is aptX and AAC enabled, ensuring rich, high-fidelity audio for all Android and iOS devices. Eight-hour battery life provides the MA390 with the energy to power a personal soundtrack from dawn to dusk.
The three-button universal remote allows users to switch between music, calls and digital assistant functions at the touch of a button. Listeners can interact with apps on their device without touching it. This function is perfect for those times when a phone is safely tucked in a pocket or bag.
Water and sweat resistant to IPX4 rating, the MA390 Wireless can party in a downpour or go the distance in a marathon gym session.
Noise isolating, interchangeable ear tips ensure that the MA390 Wireless sound is only interrupted when customers choose, and a connection range of 10 metres creates another level of freedom from paired devices.
The MA390 Wireless comes with a three-year guarantee and is available online and in-store for £59.95/€69.95/$69.95.
Technical Information MA390 Wireless Weight 24g Metal 6063 aluminium Bluetooth® version 4.1 Range 10m (unobstructed) Bluetooth codecs SBC, AAC, aptX™ Frequency range 16Hz – 22,000 Hz Driver Custom dynamic (130.8) Battery Lithium polymer rechargeable Battery life 8 hours (60%) Charging USB C: 1.5 hours from 0% Sweat and splash resistance IPX4 Remote & mic 3-button, universal
RHA is an independent audio company based in Glasgow, UK. Our mission is to transform the way people interact with sound, technology and each other. A commitment to style and substance has seen RHA honoured with many awards since the company was founded in 2011.
In 2017 alone, the flagship CL1 Ceramic in-ear headphone was named as a CES 2017 Best of Innovation Honouree, RHA was named 10 of 100 on the Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100 list, 54 of the 100 fastest-growing private companies on the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100, and CEO Andrew Reid was honoured by Ernst & Young with the 2017 Disruptor Entrepreneur Award for Scotland.”