RHA MA450i Overview
The thing that really stood out to me when I was researching the MA450i was that the earphones were machined from solid aluminum. It is not often we see aluminum earphones for under $50, as most at this price point are made of plastic. The buds have a bell-type shape to them and have RHA logos on each. RHA also labels each earbud left or right so you know which ear to put them in.
Moving down the right cable there is an in-line controller that allows you to turn the volume up or down, play / pause music and pick up and hang up calls. It matches the white on the earbuds and the center button has a dip in it for easy operation. There is also a microphone on the backside of the controller, which is of course for use with an iPhone.
Moving down the two cables come together and form a single cable. There is actually a small rubber piece that allows you to adjust the length of the “Y”. All of the cables on the MA450i are fabric braided, which I do prefer over the rubber cables that always seem to rip. The entire length of the cable is 1.5m, which is pretty long.
The MA450i uses the normal 3.5mm connector, although it is gold plated. There are a total of seven ear-tips included with the MA450i, six of which come in a little accessory box. I like that RHA has included all of these as different people have different sized ears. The ear-tips are a little harder to install than some, but keep in mind you really are only going to have to do this once.