Today, we review the Moondrop Little White Neckband Bluetooth DAC&, which is selling for $89.99 USD.
Disclaimer: HifiGO sent us the Moondrop Little White for this review. We thank them for the opportunity. As always, I am here to share my honest experience with the product.
Moondrop is a company specializing in the research and development of a wide range of audio equipment. The company has been in the industry since 2014, but the Moondrop brand was officially established in 2015. In the early years, the Moondrop team focused solely on earbud design, but later added a variety of other hardware, including DACs and AMPs, to its now quite vast product range.
Moondrop Little White Neckband Bluetooth 5.2 DAC – AMP Cable / Adapter
Moondrop’s Little White is the company’s new wireless neckband that boasts an array of impressive features for its price tag. It is equipped with CS43131 DAC chip from Cirrus Logics, which we’ve seen many times on various devices past couple of years. It is a reliable and high quality chipset that is highly battery-efficient. The device utilizes the Bluetooth V5.2 connectivity, thanks to the Qualcomm’s QCC5144 Bluetooth premium-tier chipset, providing a stable connection. It supports high-res Bluetooth codecs, including LHDC, AptX HD, AptX Adaptive, SBC, and ACC.
The Little White also features two MEMS microphones for superior voice transmission with ENC (Environment Noise Cancellation) technology. Furthermore, it comes with a built-in DSP profile that follows Moondrop’s famous VDSF target response curve, optimizing the performance of connected IEMs. Lastly, the device is fully integrated with the Moondrop Link application, allowing for wireless firmware updates, PEQ adjustments and more. It is priced at 89.99 USD from HifiGo.
At Headfonia, we’ve had the opportunity to review a variety of Moondrop products in the past. You can find those articles here.
Specs & Highlights
- Cirrus Logic CS43131 DAC Chipset
- Qualcomm QCC5144 Bluetooth 5.2 Chipset
- LHDC, AptX HD, AptX Adaptive, AAC & SBC Codecs
- Moondrop Link App Support + PEQ, OTA etc.
- Beamforming Two-Mic Layout + ENC
- 0.78mm 2-pin Universal Connectors
- USB Type-C Charging
- Up to 12H Battery
- 45.4 gr
Packaging & Accessories
The Moondrop Little White arrives in a unique, book-shaped box, a design choice that sets it apart from the norm. Adorning the cardboard sleeve around the packaging are Moondrop’s signature waifu anime characters, adding a touch of Moondrop’s signature. The front of the sleeve showcases these characters, while the back lists the device’s serial number and specifications.
Upon opening the book-themed box, you are greeted by the Little White cable adapter, nestled securely in a foam compartment and shielded by a plastic protector. Beneath this compartment, you’ll find a compact USB-C to USB-A charging cable, user manuals, and quality control cards.
However, it’s worth noting that the package doesn’t include any additional accessories. This unique and original packaging approach is a first for me, making the unboxing experience quite interesting!
Design & Comfort
The Moondrop Little White sports a minimalist design and looks elegant around the neck. Both the right and left panels are made from a robust metal alloy, lending the device a premium feel. The neckband, designed to rest gently on your neck, is constructed from soft silicone for comfort.
On the right control panel, you’ll find a charging port and three buttons. You can power on and off, and control the volume via here. The charging port is compatible with USB-C cables, ensuring convenient charging. The device’s wiring is another standout feature, composed of Moondrop’s SPC wires and terminated with 0.78mm 2-pin plugs.
I’ve had the opportunity to test numerous IEMs with the Moondrop Little White. The neckband, with its silicone surface, ensures a comfortable fit, free from itchiness, even during sweaty sessions.
The review continues on Page Two, after the click HERE or by using the jump below.
Page 1: Moondrop, Little White, Packaging & Accessories, Design & Comfort
Page 2: Stability, Moondrop Link App, Mic Quality, Sound & Performance, Last Words