Review: Mpow Swallow Bluetooth Sports Headphones

We have covered a wide assortment of Windows Phone accessories from Mpow over the years from back-up batteries to wireless headphones. The Swallow Bluetooth Sports Headphones is one of the company's sleekest offering in wireless headphones and one of their more popular offerings.

The headphones offer high-quality sound with apt-X Technology for full, high-definition sound, noise cancellation technology and Bluetooth 4.1 support. You also get the basic hands-free calling features.

After using the Swallow headphones for the past few days, they come across as a solid wireless option for our Windows Phones.

The design of the Mpow Swallow Bluetooth Headphones falls in line with your typical wireless headset. Two earpieces sit on either end of a wire with a control panel positioned a few inches away from the right earpiece.

Mpow Swallow

With the Mpow Swallow, the earpieces are more cylindrical in shape than other headphones. Where the earpieces for the Mpow Magneto are large and almost squared, the Swallows are more sleek and low-profile.

The right earpiece has your charging port and both earpieces are free of button controls. The control bar bears the volume rocker, the headset's microphone and a multi-function button that controls power, call features and playback features.

Mpow Swallow

Key features of the Mpow Swallow Bluetooth Headphones include:

  • CVC 6.0 Noise-cancelling technology that reduces external noises intelligently and efficiently to make phone calls more clear.
  • Bluetooth 4.1 technology with an effective working distance of up to ten meters.
  • Long-Lasting battery life with up to 7 hours of talk/ music time, 150 hours standby on a single charge.
  • Apt-X Technology to provide a full, high definition sound.
  • Call features include the basic answering, ending and rejecting calls.
  • Audio confirmation for key functions such as power-on, power-off, connected, etc.

Pairing the Mpow Swallow headphones wasn't very complicated. With the headphones powered off, press and hold the power button on the control panel for a few seconds until the LED lights start to flash red and blue. Then open your Bluetooth settings on your Windows Phone, find the Swallow headphones and complete the pairing.

Mpow Swallow

Audio playback was good, somewhat above average when compared to other Bluetooth headphones. Maybe a little high on the treble, but still a nice sounding set of headphones.

Answering a call can be done one of two ways. You can tap the answer bar on your Windows Phone or tap the multi-function button on the control bar. Call quality was good with the noise cancelling technology filtering a lot of the background noise out.

As far as fit and feel are concerned, the Swallow headphones are very comfortable. The fit was secure enough to survive the treadmill and it took listening to Pink Floyd's The Wall album (about 90 minutes) before I started to feel any fatigue in wearing the Swallow headphones.

Mpow Swallow

All in all, the Mpow Swallow Bluetooth Headphones are a solid option if you are looking for a wireless listening solution. They are perfect for your Windows Phone, as well as a Windows 10 laptop or tablet for the times you want a little listening privacy.

The headphones come packaged with an assortment of various sized rubber ear buds, hooks for a more secure fit and a USB charging cable. The Swallow headphones are currently running in the neighborhood of $40 and you can pick them up through the link below.

If you have tried the Mpow Swallow Bluetooth Headphones, let us know what you think of things in the comments below.

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George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.