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RHA MA350 Aluminium Noise Isolating In-Ear Earphones - 3 year warranty

by RHA
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (659 customer reviews)
Price: £29.95 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • 3 year warranty
  • High performance dynamic driver for richly detailed, well balanced sound
  • What Hi-Fi? 5 star award
  • Aircraft grade aluminium housing and 90° gold plated connection
  • Fabric woven cable for reduced tangling and durability
  • Designed and engineered in the UK

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 10.4 x 16.3 cm ; 9 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
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  • Item model number: MA350
  • ASIN: B0053R0WWG
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 14 May 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (659 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Product Description

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RHA MA350 — Aluminium noise isolating in-ear headphone

The award-winning British design features full aluminium construction, a fabric braided cable for reduced tangling and durability, gold plated connections and three pairs (S/M/L) of silicone tips which, together with the unique aerophonic shape of the earphone, allow the user to attain a secure and comfortable fit with maximum sound isolation.

RHA have engineered dynamic Mylar drivers which produce the astounding sound quality which has made the MA350 the critics' and customers' choice. The sound is well balanced and detailed throughout the spectrum whilst producing a rich, deep bass response and sparkling, crystal clear mids and treble.

Rear and profile view of MA350 in-ear headphones

MA350 in-ear headphone

Unique aerophonic design

Inspired by the aerophonic properties of a trumpet's bell, RHA's signature earphone design transfers sound naturally, allowing air to progress unobstructed and unforced from the speaker into the ear. The result is richly detailed, well balanced sound reproduction across the audio spectrum.

Durability

RHA headphones are designed to offer outstanding longevity; the MA350 is machined from solid, aircraft grade aluminium. A fabric braided cable reduces tangling to prolong product life.

Noise isolating design

Soft silicone tips, in combination with the discreet housing, ensures a comfortable, non-fatiguing fit for optimum noise-isolation.

3 year warranty

The MA350 has been designed and engineered to deliver the highest standard of build and audio quality, which is why it is covered by a comprehensive three year manufacturer's warranty.

Frequency chart for MA350 in-ear headphones

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The RHA MA350 has been designed to produce a linear frequency response; no part of the sound produced by the MA350 is emphasised over any other, ensuring richly detailed, well balanced sound.

Designed in the UK

RHA creates unique, high specification audio products, designed and engineered at their research and development centre in Glasgow, UK.

Features:
  • Dynamic driver
  • Machined from solid aluminium
  • 3 year warranty
  • Noise isolation
  • Gold plated connection
  • S/M/L size tips
  • Carry case

Box Contains

MA350 Aluminium Noise Isolating In-Ear Earphones
Selection of soft silicone tips
Carry case
User’s guide


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
60 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent headphone, even better support 23 Nov 2011
By William
I ordered these headphones back in September based on a review on "The Register" website. I have since been very impressed with their sound quality, design and ease of wearing.

However, recently, I dropped the headphones and, in a fluke hit, the ear bud separated. I contact Reid & Heath Acoustics to see if I could get them repaired. However, I was very pleasantly surprised when they offered to replace them under warranty (saying the headphones should have withstood a simple drop onto tiles). The replacements arrived yesterday and I now have both an excellent set of headphones and a very good impression of the company.

I will definitely buy more from Reid & Heath Acoustics and recommend them as a cut above the pack.
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69 of 70 people found the following review helpful
By Simon B
Having just misplaced my second set of Shure SE210s, I wanted to find a well-made pair of noise-isolating headphones that wouldn't break the bank. Based on the reviews, I narrowed my choice to the RHA MA-350s and Soundmagic's E10s, eventually plumping for the RHAs based on their closed-driver design (I like to keep my music to myself), the braided non-tangle cable, the volume of positive user reviews - and the fact they're British!

The build quality is excellent and coupled with the design it certainly suggests a pair of headphones costing much more than the £30 asking price. Straight out of the box, the sound appeared to be very bass heavy, dominating the mid and treble. I'm not sure whether burning in really does make any difference or if it's purely psychological, but after listening to music through them for the last six hours, my impression is of a very involving, warm, rich sound. The bass is prominent, but handled brilliantly and it's not to the detriment of the overall experience: there's a lot of detail in all the music I've been listening to today. And, unlike with my Shures, six hour of listening hasn't left me with aching ears!

Overall, a great pair of earbuds that delivers build quality, aesthetics and sound comparable to much more expensive headphones. Go on, treat yourself: you won't be disappointed.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice sound but cable noise is an issue 24 Dec 2012
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I don't normally write reviews, but I thought I should mention one issue with this product. The headphones work well and have a very clear and natural sound. However, the fabric wire cover - which works well to make the headphone easier to untangle - makes a scraping noise when the cables rub together that is transmitted into the headphones, drowning out whatever you are listening to. This is fine if you don't move much when you listen to your music. Unfortunately, when I used the headphones at the gym on the treadmill, the music was being blocked out rhythmically with every step. So nice product, but not if you move about a lot!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
By Lawlost
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These sound great and I really like them but after just over a month the left ear piece stopped working. Amazon were great and replaced them immediately. So I'll see how long the replacements last....

UPDATE, amazon replaced the faulty pair very quickly, but the replacement pair broke after a week! Again one of the ear pieces stopped working, refund this time.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 27 Feb 2012
Very happy with these chaps as my day-to-day headphones. Will buy again if I lose these ones.

Tip: leave them plugged into a radio for 2 days and they "open up" a bit.
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible Value for money 2 July 2011
By RobinPG
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wow! I've used quite a lot of earbud style earphones in the last few years, from Bose to Goldring and a few different Shure ones, all have had their advantages and disadvantages.

However, I decided to take a punt with these from RHA, a company I'd not had any products off before. The science looked sound so I was sold.

First impressions of the product were great, really neat packaging, a nice little carry case, braided cabling and quality finishes on the metal elements (which is, pretty much all the non cable parts!). I had a few other buds I have lined up to do some comparisons and the thing that struck me first was how comfortable they are compared to the relative hardness of the shures and sennheiser 300s. The acid test was how they sound, and I'm pleased to report they blew the competition away.

Without putting too finer point on things, these are single-handedly the best earphones I've used for ages. Hats off to RHA, they have an incredible product here, and at a relatively incredible price.

Update - Jan 2014, still have these, used every day since I purchased them and still delivering crisp perfect sound.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic earphones and service 24 Dec 2011
By J. Frew
Firstly the delivery speed of these earphones was superb, I ordered them on the 23rd of December and they arrived the next day! While I only live 15 miles from RHA's headquarters in Glasgow they must be working efficiently to get things dispatched on the Christmas post . The sound quality is great and far exceeded my expectation of ear buds at this price point. The only small complaint is the bass is a little strong on them, I've set my iPhone EQ to Bass Reducer and that has sorted the problem. Very well built and that braided cable does exactly what it says it will, no tangles at all. All in all I'm very happy with my purchase.
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49 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Lovely Listening Experience 19 Sep 2011
By Adam K.
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I picked a pair of these up when my Sennheiser CX 400-IIs gave up the ghost after not even a year (they have since been speedily replaced by the Amazon Market vendors). At first, I wasn't too sure: they felt uncomfortable in my ear, and the upper registers felt harsh and jangly. But, after a period of settling in (I always wondered if this worked for earphones, and I'm now willing to believe it does)I absolutely love them. The sound is so good, so warm and clear and pure, that I'm picking up details I've never heard before, and -- like someone else who's posted a review -- I've gone back and am listening to almost all my music collection again just to hear the difference.

I'm not too sure how isolating they are, but that doesn't matter so much to me, and the fabric covering feels great and distinctive, but I'm not convinced that they prevent tangling. The true test for me is longevity: I've gone through a variety of Creative and Sennheiser earphones in a bewilderingly short space of time, and I'd love these to last (this is a lot of money for me, the most I've ever spent on earphones). Meanwhile, while I have my Sennheiser X400s back, they're relegated to spares and I'm sticking with the RHA! Buy these and give them a chance -- you won't be disappointed.

UPDATE: Last week, one of the earbud tips fell off, all my own fault. I looked on Amazon for spares but couldn't find any, then contacted RHA via their website to ask where I could buy some. They offered to send me a set, gratis, through the post, and these arrived just a couple of days later. What service! What support! Top marks, RHA.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars These have good sound but I have had to have 5 replacements ...
These have good sound but I have had to have 5 replacements in under a year. The service to replace them is excellent but feel they should not be faulty after a few uses!!
Published 4 days ago by Aquajan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
amazing for the price, very comfortable, great freq response range
Published 4 days ago by S. J. Matthews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
As advertised.
Published 6 days ago by Silvo Katalenic
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Good
Published 7 days ago by glinbo
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Perfect
Published 7 days ago by Gareth Jones
4.0 out of 5 stars Could be more comfortable
Previously purchased RHA MA450i earphones for use with iPod Touch and found them to be superb for the price, and also very reliable. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Cumbria
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbeatable for price and quality
I would buy these earphones time and time again. They are great build quality and feel like a great product as soon as you unpack them. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Mark H
2.0 out of 5 stars The audio quality of these headphones is undeniably good. However
The audio quality of these headphones is undeniably good. However, since receiving them as a Christmas present in 2013, I have had to return two pairs to Amazon due to failure of... Read more
Published 13 days ago by Mr. O
2.0 out of 5 stars disappointing
Not what I expected from reviews. Sound is hard metallic and bass absent.
Published 15 days ago by Orla Sørensen
1.0 out of 5 stars AVOID!!
Seemed very good quality and well made but they developed a fault after a couple of months,they sent me a new replacement pair quickly which was good but now after another couple... Read more
Published 17 days ago by G. Brennan
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