Packaging for the MOONDROP Sparks should not surprise anyone familiar with the brand, but what will perhaps surprise is knowing that the three available color options—purple, pink, and black—have different ear bud designs, and different associated characters. This international version gets blessed by a witch, it being Halloween as I write up this review, and the box comes wrapped in plastic to begin with. It is on the larger size for TWS earphones, with the back having a frequency response graph in addition to technical specifications and MOONDROP's contact information. MOONDROP is using a two-piece packaging, with the outer sleeve simply sliding off the inner box from the side.
The inner box is far more subtle and all white; there is the logo on front, with an arrow on the side indicating that this is where you lift it up to access the contents inside. Open the box and you see a QC card with the full name of the company listed in case you forgot where these came from. There is also a handy quick start guide in both English and Mandarin that goes over charging, pairing, and the pre-programmed touch controls. I did like the illustration clearly showing the extent of the touch sensor, which can be a plague of confusion and frustration if left unoptimized. Below these cards is a foam sheet with cutouts that snugly hold and protect the earphones and charging/carry case. Small notches help remove them without any tools or undue force.
We'll get to those components on the next page, but there is more to see here first. The rest of the contents are found in the bottom layer, including more paperwork in multiple languages. There is a reminder to use the mobile app developed for the international version too, with the Chinese version supported by HiBy's Music app instead. There are yet more cards—the amount of included paperwork is more than for many high-end headphones. But we also get more useful accessories—namely, four sets of individually packed ear tips in a mix of silicone and foam of different sizes and the expected USB Type-C to Type-A charging cable. I do like that the MOONDROP logo is present on the connector housing, and purple accents used for the plastic inside add further to the personalized touch.
HiFiGo had chosen the color for me, thinking I might better appreciate the black set. The company was also kind enough to include an optional protective leather case, which can be had for an additional $5 when purchased with the Sparks. This add-on ships in a thin plastic box with a seal all that keeps you from it. It's a lot more substantial and heavier in duty than expected, especially for the price, to where it seems more of a faux leather in a rougher, tougher composition. The MOONDROP logo is present on the top, surrounded by yellow stitching, with an elastic hinge on the back to lift the lid up and around to easier fit the Sparks case inside.