Cooler Master MH630 VS MH650 Comparison and Review

Today, we’re going to do an unboxing, review and comparison of the latest gaming headphones from Cooler Master, they’ve actually been doing great recently when it comes to their audio gears especially with the MH751 and MH752 and I’m interested to see if they can continue that with the new MH630 and MH650 that we’re talking a look at today. What’s good about these headsets is that they produce a somehow balanced sound signature that is good for casual music listening, productivity, and gaming. Not only that, but they are also relatively comfortable and features one of the best microphones in a gaming headset that I’ve tried so far. The only thing you need to find out now is which of these awesome headsets are suitable for you. With that being said, let’s get into it.

MY EARLY BREAKDOWN

Pros: Affordable, Comfortable, Good build quality, Decent sound quality, Has one of the best microphones on a gaming headset

Cons: Unnecessary rubber cover on the microphone port, Poor color reproduction for the RGB illumination of MH650

SPECIFICATIONS

PRODUCT NUMBER: MH-630
HEADPHONE DRIVER DIAMETER: 50mm
HEADPHONE FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 15-25,000Hz
HEADPHONE IMPEDANCE: 32Ω
HEADPHONE SENSITIVITIES (@1KHZ): 107dB ± 3dB
HEADPHONE INPUT: Maximum 180mW
HEADPHONE CABLE LENGTH: 1.5m 3.5mm connector, 0.3m 3.5m to dual 3.5mm cable
HEADBAND MATERIAL: Steel and plastic headband, Mesh fabric and foam cushion
HEADPHONE EAR CUSHION MATERIAL: Mesh fabric and foam cushion
MICROPHONE PICK-UP PATTERN: Omni-Directional
MICROPHONE FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 50 – 18,000Hz
MICROPHONE SENSITIVITIES: -40 ± 3dB (@ 1KHz)
MICROPHONE SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO: 50dB or more
MICROPHONE TYPE: Detachable flexible microphone
DIMENSIONS (L X W X H): 192 x 85.5 x 191.5 mm / 7.59 x 3.37 x 7.54 inches
WEIGHT: 304g / 0.67 lbs (Including Cable), 278g / 0.61 lbs (without Cable)
WARRANTY: 2 years

PRODUCT NUMBER: MH-650
HEADPHONE DRIVER DIAMETER: 50mm
HEADPHONE FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 20-20,000Hz
HEADPHONE IMPEDANCE: 32Ω
HEADPHONE SENSITIVITIES (@1KHZ): 107dB ± 3dB
HEADPHONE INPUT: Maximum 80mW
HEADPHONE CABLE LENGTH: 2.2m USB cable
HEADBAND MATERIAL: Steel and plastic headband, Mesh fabric and foam cushion
HEADPHONE EAR CUSHION MATERIAL: Mesh fabric and foam cushion
MICROPHONE PICK-UP PATTERN: Omni-Directional
MICROPHONE FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 50 – 18,000Hz
MICROPHONE SENSITIVITIES: -40 ± 3dB (@ 1KHz)
MICROPHONE SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO: 50dB or more
MICROPHONE TYPE: Detachable flexible microphone
VOLUME CONTROL: Up/Down Buttons (on Headset control)
MICROPHONE CONTROL: mute switch
VIRTUAL 7.1 SURROUND SOUND: On/off switch button
POWER MODE CONTROL: On/off switch button
DIMENSIONS (L X W X H): 192 x 85.5 x 191.5 mm / 7.59 x 3.37 x 7.54 inches
WEIGHT: 322.5g / 0.71lbs (Inclusion Cable), 282g / 0.62 lbs (Without Cable)
WARRANTY: 2 years

WHAT’S IN THE PACKAGE – MH630

Alright guys, right here I have the packaging for the Cooler Master MH650 and the MH630.

So let’s start the unboxing with the MH630 first, essentially, the main difference of this compared to the MH650 is the interface, this one uses the traditional 3.5mm interface and is multiplatform compatible with other devices such as smartphones, tablets, consoles and basically all devices with a 3.5mm jack.

On the side, we just have the model name and Cooler Master’s website in different languages,

And on the other side, some branding,

And at the bottom, some certifications, address, and contact numbers of Cooler Master which may come in handy for support.

And then at the back of the box, we have the specifications and key features that we’re going to tackle in-depth in this article.

As for the MH650, the packaging is pretty much the same, and the other difference of this compared to the MH630 aside from the interface is that this one has RGB illumination, has 7.1 virtual surround sound, and of course, has software support.

Other than that, pretty much identical but we’ll see later exactly how they differ. As for the details around the packaging, again it’s almost identical with just minor differences in their specifications and some of their key features.

Alright, so let’s unbox the Cooler Master MH630 first, and since this is more on the budget category compared to the CoolerMaster MH751, we don’t have a hard box packaging inside and we only have a plastic platform here. Not a big deal but a difference nonetheless.

So we have the detachable microphone here which looks almost the same as what the MH751 has which is actually a good sign.

And then we have the Cooler Master MH630 itself but underneath the platform, we have a few more items here, we have the user manual in different languages, a guarantee certificate, and a nice velvet pouch.

So the packaging might not be as premium as the MH751 but the contents are certainly not lacking.

At first, I had a hard time looking for the cables, but apparently, it is here on the center, underneath this cover, I actually missed that instruction right there.

But yeah, we have the 3.5mm cable which has a gold plated TRRS to TRRS plugs.

The cable is actually quite soft and flexible but durable thanks to the braided construction.

And lastly, we also have an audio splitter to split both the input and output signals.

FULL REVIEW – MH630

Design, Construction, and Parts Overview

Ok, so at first look and touch, although it looks bulky, it’s actually quite lightweight. The construction is made mostly of plastic materials but it doesn’t feel that flimsy at all and is extremely flexible as you can see here, even at first touch, I feel like I have the confidence that I can stretch and flex it as much as I want without it breaking which is a good sign when it comes to build quality especially considering the fact that this is mostly made out of plastic.

Of course, anything has its limit so you still have to be easy with your gears, but this is a good sign that this headset can take some beating and of course, will help with the overall comfort factor as well.

Now, flipping it on its front side, we have a purple lining here which represents the Cooler Master branding, a subtle modern Cooler Master logo, and a nice textured finish on the earcup itself.

Flipping it on its side, we have a different smooth texture here and we also have the controls. So we have a dedicated volume wheel, a microphone mute button, the 3.5mm jack for output, and the 3.5mm jack for the microphone input covered with a rubber flap.

Now flipping it all over at the other side, we have nice and soft earpads with this sort of fabric material that I actually like. And I also like the oblong shape that should fit most ear sizes like mine which is relatively big so this is a good sign for me.

Like I said, the earpads are extremely soft and it also has an adequate size partnered with another soft padding inside for the driver wall and we also have a rather large “Left” sign here so there’s no excuse for you to miss which way you should wear these headphones.

Now, In terms of the headband, of course, it is adjustable with strong and defined notches to it and the headband itself is made of a combination of aluminum and flexible plastic allowing for a decent amount of adjustment.

On the other side earcups, it is pretty much the same design but without any buttons and ports.

Again as you can see, the CoolerMaster MH630 is quite flexible and it’s actually very satisfying to play around.

And lastly, I almost forget, we also have a substantial amount of cushion on the headband itself with the same cloth type material.

Overall, in terms of design, construction, and adjustment options, I really like what Cooler Master did with this one. And since it uses the 3.5mm interface and also comes with a nice velvet pouch, you can also use this for traveling if you’re into that.

WHAT’S IN THE PACKAGE – MH650

 

Now, let’s take a look at the Cooler Master MH650, and like I said, the packaging is essentially the same, so let’s see what comes in the package.

So the package contents as expected is almost the same as well with a detachable microphone, a user manual, and the same velvet pouch.

But instead of an audio splitter, we have a USB Type-A to USB Type C adapter and the cable is apparently not removable which makes sense since it is using the USB interface.

FULL REVIEW – MH650

Design, Construction, and Parts Overview

Aside from that in terms of buttons and ports, we have the same volume wheel, a dedicated mute button, and the same 3.5mm port for the detachable microphone.

Another difference is that we have a dedicated 7.1 virtual surround sound button, an LED indicator, and a button for the LED illumination on the right side earcup.

Another notable difference is with the cable, the non-detachable cable that we have here for the MH650 is significantly stiffer than what we have with the MH630 which is quite flexible.

And since the MH650 is powered via USB, we also have LED illumination around the earcup compared to just a purple lining on the MH630.

And lastly, another key difference is that the Cooler Master MH650 has a grey colored legend inside the earcups while the MH630 has a purple one to match the purple lining on the other side.

But aside from those things that I’ve mentioned, it is pretty much identical with the MH630 when it comes to design, construction, and overall build quality.

Moving on let’s talk about the sound quality.

Sound Quality

Let’s start off with volume levels, the Cooler Master MH630 doesn’t get as loud as I would like when directly connected into a PC which I guess is the case with most people. It’s adequate but you won’t get its full potential unless you connect it to an amplifier, audio interface or a sound card to increase the volume levels. Your mileage may vary of course depending on the power delivery your motherboard can provide but yeah, ideally, it is better to use an external DAC with an amplifier or an audio interface for much cleaner audio as well as decent volume levels.

As for the Cooler Master MH650, it is good to go out of the box and is plug and play. It can get significantly loud thanks to its better power delivery via the USB Interface and you can also take advantage of the 7.1 virtual surround sound and further tweak the sound signature using the available equalizer on the Master plus software.

Speaking of sound signature, both the MH630 and MH650 has pretty much the same sound signature out of the box, with a somehow balanced sound with plenty of punch on the low end and decent kick on the highs without overpowering the mids. Vocals are adequate and clear and sit right in the middle of the sound stage. I’d say the audio quality coming from both of these headphones are really good, crispy clear and I find it very good for gaming as I tested both in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare for a few days now. You can definitely hear the footsteps, gunshots, and explosions with these without over fatiguing your ears with boosted bass and highs on other gaming headsets. And in my opinion, sound quality-wise, it is absolutely ideal for gaming, and for music listening too with it’s clear and somehow balanced sound signature out of the box.

Cooler Master MH650 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound

However, in terms of the 7.1 virtual surround sound, to be honest, I don’t think it is quite effective at its default settings like I can not seem to easily recognize each sound source unless I carefully listen to it which takes away to the whole idea of having a surround sound. And if you want to make it somehow usable, you can set the distance of the sound source using the master plus software to the farthest setting, with that, it makes the experience a little better with better audio positioning.

However, volume levels are significantly reduced when using the 7.1 virtual surround sound, and setting the sound source to the farthest distance makes the volume levels even lower. Overall, I don’t recommend using this feature if you want the best audio quality possible. You’re better off with the stereo mode.

And this actually brings me to the conclusion that virtual surround sound feature is really a hit or miss when it comes to these budget gaming headsets.

Now, when it comes to the microphone quality, both the Cooler Master MH630 and the MH650 did not disappoint and I somehow expected that given the fact that they are using the same microphone as the Cooler Master MH751 which is outstanding.

If you want to listen to some microphone test, you can watch the video version of this review at the end of this article and skip to the 9:13 mark.

Rubber Cover

Now, one thing that I don’t like about the design when it comes to the microphone is the rubber cover, I think it’s not necessary and it simply doesn’t look good and quite irritating to fiddle around.

Cooler Master MH751 VS MH630 VS MH650

Now, when it comes to comparing these two with my Cooler Master MH751, I’d say the audio quality is not too far away from each other, all of them are good and I can definitely recommend any of these three. And all you have to figure out now is the shape and interface that would fit your personal preference and use case scenarios.

Comfort

As for comfort, I’d say both the MH630 and MH650 are heavier than the MH751, so that’s one thing worth considering but in terms of padding and materials used, I prefer the cloth type padding on the MH630 and MH650 as it doesn’t heat up my ears as much as the MH751 with synthetic leather does.

Both the MH630 and MH650 also have more soft padding especially on the headband and they are both significantly flexible compared to the robust build construction of the MH751. Well, at the end of the day, they are all quite comfortable.

Interface Difference – Which one is for you?

Moving on, let’s discuss one important factor that you need to consider, which is the interface, so let’s talk about the interfaces of both of these headphones to give you an idea about the main differences and to help you decide which one you should consider depending on your preferences and use case scenarios.

Now, here’s the thing, if you’re planning on using the headphone with a DAC with an amplifier, or perhaps an audio interface or generally use it for your devices with a 3.5mm jack, then, of course, you should consider the MH630 or the MH751.

You just have to make sure you have a proper amplifier to power these so that you can get the best audio quality. The good thing about this is that of course, it is quite versatile and multiplatform compatible, which means you can use it with your PC, smartphones, tablets, and consoles.

On the other hand, if you’re planning on using this mainly with your PC and you want to experience the 7.1 virtual surround sound, or perhaps you want the flexibility of further tuning the sound signature, or if you simply want RGB illumination, then you can do all that with the MH650 since it is powered via USB and supported by the Master Plus software.

And lastly, audio and microphone quality is generally better out of the box with the Cooler Master MH650, so if I have to pick one, then I’ll go with the MH650.

However, If you have the budget, I strongly recommend going for the Cooler Master MH752 because you’ll have the best of both worlds of the 3.5mm interface as well as a USB sound card.

But of course, comfort should always be considered so check out my review of the Cooler Master MH751 which is basically the same as the MH752. All of these models are actually quite comfortable and I can easily recommend any of these.

Alright, so before we end this article, let’s check out the Master Plus software and discuss the features that you can take advantage of for the Cooler Master MH650.

Master Plus Software

Now, the good thing here is that the Cooler Master’s software is unified which means you’ll only need one software for all of your Cooler Master peripherals.

So inside the software, we have the lighting tab, wherein we can configure the lighting effects on the RGB lining around the earcup. However, it’s quite limited with just color cycle, static, breathing, and off. You can adjust the speed, brightness, and colors but unfortunately, color reproduction is quite poor outside the available preset colors. 

Like if you pick one from the color palette, sometimes it doesn’t reproduce the colors very well especially the light colors.

Another thing that I noticed is that the left side earcup warms up a bit but thankfully, it doesn’t translate on the earpads so it is not an issue but worth mentioning as part of the review.

Going back to the software, we also have the sound tab wherein you can further tweak the sound signature, volume levels, microphone gain and you can also save your own custom sound profiles.


And lastly, we have the 7.1 surround sound tab wherein you can configure the virtual surround sound feature, you can change the distance and the location of the sound sources but like I said earlier, In my opinion, this is not the best implementation I’ve experienced when it comes to virtual surround sound.

VERDICT

To conclude, both the Cooler Master MH630 and MH650 is a pretty decent option, they both have decent design and construction with tons of flexibility and adjustment options partnered with comfortable soft padding and breathable cloth material. Audio quality wise, they both sound good with the MH650 sounding a bit better out of the box thanks to its better power delivery via the USB interface while the MH630 having more flexibility when it comes to multiplatform compatibility via the 3.5mm interface. Both headsets feature the same good quality microphone and at the end of the day, like I said, you’ll just have to choose which interface best suits your needs.

 

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Cooler Master MH630 and MH650

Php 2450
4.6

Design

4.0/5

Construction

4.0/5

Features

5.0/5

Performance

5.0/5

Price

5.0/5

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Comfortable
  • Good build quality
  • Decent sound quality
  • Has one of the best microphones on a gaming headset

Cons

  • Unnecessary rubber cover on the microphone port
  • Poor color reproduction for the RGB illumination of MH650
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