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MEElectronics HT-21 Travel Lightweight Headphone with Swivel Cups, Adjustable Foldable Headband (Black)

50% Positive Reviews
Rated #395 in Over-Ear

Posted

Pros: 1) Comfortable and Lightweight 2) Great Value for the price 3) Good balanced sound

Cons: 1) Mediocre Isolation 2) Slight Sibilance at higher volumes

 

Introduction:
 
HT-21 is meelectronics First Portable Headphone. They are already quite famous for their great price/performance ratio with their current IEM's lineup.
 
Meelectronics describes HT-21 as "Enjoy powerful bass along with class leading clarity and a spacious presentation, extreme comfort, and the convenience of a single cable and folding headband" 
 
Specifications :
 
Driver: 40mm dynamic transducer
Impedance: 32 ohm
Sensitivity: 114 dB
Frequency Response: 20Hz~20kHz
Cable length: 1.2m (Left sided), single-sided; 45º plug
 
Accessories/Packaging: The HT-21 arrives in a fairly standard cardboard box with a plastic window, allowing buyers to see the headphones. Inside, a plastic insert holds the headphones in place and and comes with a bundled drawstring bag, although made from crummy textured plastic it’s a cheap addition that shouldn't figure in your buying decision.
 
Build Quality : The HT-21 is a closed-back supraaural headphone which can be folded flat and collapsed to save space during transport. The overall feel of the headphone is quite light, which is aided by the plastic material used for the majority of the construction. The ear cups are padded with leather like material. The headbands are flexible for height and the ear cups are also foldable which can be folded flat and could be carried easily in the carry bag included
 
Cable: The cable is thick and flexible and is well relieved with a hockey stick shaped L-plug
 
Comfort: These IEMs are very comfortable to wear,being an oval shaped insertion design that allows these to pretty much disappear in ones ears. Deep insertion levels as well as wearing them over the ear are not possible due to the oval shape.
 
Isolation:  Noise isolation is nearly nonexistent despite their closed-backed design
 
Sound Quality: 
 
Burn-in: Its been burned to 100+ hours before the evaluation.
 
Amped / unamped: Not much of a difference, these are drived easily by even low power sources
 
Lows: The bass is a bit punchy but it’s not very deep, they do sound tight and well controlled
 
Mids: There is an overall smooth presentation of the mids and clarity is an obvious strong point that stands out with these headphones.It is crisp, clear and blend well with the highs and tend to lean very slightly towards the cool side of the spectrum on the whole
 
Highs: They perform the same way as the mids- crisp, clear with decent extension. Though a bit of sibilance can be observed with bad recordings more at high volumes
 
Soundstage: Sound stage is airy and good for a closed set, definitely ones of its pros, the 3D layering and differentiating is quite good particularly in clarity and control
 
Final Conclusion : The HT-21s are a great choice for anyone looking for a comfortable and portable set of headphones that won’t break the bank. While not overly proficient in any one aspect, they are certainly competent in all areas. Sound quality is highlighted by excellent clarity with no glaring weaknesses, and the comfort and portability factors round out a nice package

Posted

Pros: Portable, Lightweight, Powerful Mids, Crisp Bass

Cons: Ear Pressure, Painful Highs, Plasticky

I bought these on Cyber Monday for $15.  I read a lot of reviews and thought they might be a good inexpensive portable pair.

 

My problem, is I think I expected too much from the HT-21.

 

The best way to describe the sound is "Echoey/Clear".  The sound is slightly recessed, but at the same time, there are some sounds that come through powerful and clear.  It is the strangest thing.

 

The Highs are HIGH.  Painfully so.  An EQ is needed on any device you plan on playing these through, to subdue these tones.

 

The Mids are Powerful.  You can hear vocals come through in songs very well.  And in this respect, I actually enjoy using the HT-21 when I am watching a TV Show / Movie.  Dialog comes through perfectly clear.

 

The Bass is light, but very accurate.  And in this, the best part of the HT-21 is the light bass.

 

These are the least comfortable headphones I have ever worn.  The weird size of the pads places a lot of pressure on my ears.  I think this could be fixed slightly by stretching out the headband, but not by much.

 

I don't want to give up on the HT-21.  My less than par review is not going to stop me from listening to them.  I keep wanting to give these little cans "one more chance". 

 

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MEElectronics HT-21 Travel Lightweight Headphone with Swivel Cups, Adjustable Foldable Headband (Black)
Description:

Details:
DetailValue
BindingElectronics
BrandMEElectonics
EAN0705105943244
FeatureSingle cable (on the left ear cup) eliminates tangling
Height5.5 inches
Length6 inches
Weight0.75 pounds
Width1.4 inches
LabelS2E Inc
List Price$39.99
ManufacturerS2E Inc
ModelHT-21-BK
MPNHT-21-BK
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
Product Type NameHEADPHONES
PublisherS2E Inc
StudioS2E Inc
TitleMEElectronics HT-21 Travel Lightweight Headphone with Swivel Cups, Adjustable Foldable Headband (Black)
UPC705105943244
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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