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MEElectronics M6-BK In-Ear Headphones (Black)

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Posted

Pros: Incredible value,Punchy bass, Fun sound signature, cable quality, comfortable , wide assortment of tips

Cons: Can be a pain to fit properly with the memory wire

 

Introduction:
 
MEElectronics is a name which most of the people interested in IEMs are already quite familiar with because of their great bang for the buck IEMs range and this one is one of them. 
 
Specifications :
 
Driver: 9mm high performance drivers with neodymium magnets
Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20,000Hz
Sensitivity: 98 dB (1mW @ 1,000Hz)
Impedance: 16 ohms
Connector: 3.5mm gold plated, right angle connector
Cable: Designer 1.4m cord (4.59 ft) with attached shirt clip
Memory Wire: Stainless steel
Dimension: 0.65” H X 0.75” W x 1” L
 
Accessories : 
 
1) 1 Shirt clip
2) 6 pairs of silicon ear tips (3 sizes Single Flanges, 1 Double Flange and 2 sizes of Triple Flanges)
3) Hard clamshell carrying case
 
Build Quality :
 
Packaging : Along with your headphones, the MEElectronics M6s ship with a carrying case, and six total sets of removable sleeves. The packaging looks sleek and simple. 
 
IEM:  At first glance, the MEElectronics M6 look much more expensive than their 30$ price tag. Most budget earphones opt for a reserved, simple look, but not here. The M6 earphones are very comfortably shaped, with large bodies that fit snugly into most ears and tips that go securely into the ear canal. To make them more secure, there are also flexible ear hooks built into the cables. The housings are made of plastic that feels rather durable
 
Cable:  The cable measures 1.4m and has the usual 3.5mm stereo plug on the end. A shirt clip features on the cable, which will reduce microphonic noise. The over-ear cables has a 2 inches of memory wire.
 
Microphonics: None unless you really really try. Excellent cable.
 
Comfort: Due to the housing and the memory cable, getting it to fit and seal properly is a pain. It needs some time to experiment with tips and insertion technique. Comply T400 is an expensive alternative, but comfort would be vastly improved.
 
Isolation: Perfect fit makes it a major noise isolating IEM. Triple Flanges improves the isolation considerably
 
Sound Quality:
 
Amped / unamped: Not much of a difference, these are drived easily by even low power sources
 
Bass: Lows are M6's Strong points. Good deep low bass but not several tons of it. These feel so much lighter to listen toIt’s there deep and low but no great hump of it rising toward the midbass range. This mid-bass hump gives a good overall balance, has great impact and body
 
Mids: Mids are much cleaner with a slight V shape. They are very evenly balanced in quantity to the highs and lows. Not too dry, not too wet. They sometimes get too sibilant at first. Burn-in compensates it somehow.
 
Highs: Many complain that M6's Highs are unbearable and too harsh. This is completely due to the fit. They arent that bad even though its their weakness.  They are pretty much spot on in the quantity that should be here and they are detailed nicely
 
Soundstage: As usual for a dynamic it’s pretty good. I’d place these as better than average with decent airyness.
 
Final Conclusion :  
 
In short words, they are fun, cheap and sound great for the money. They are Great performers on trance and electronic music. Works great with gym and running. They are perfect for a budget bass head. Taken as an entire package, M6 is just a bang-for-buck at its price with good accessories for the price.

Posted

Pros: Punchy bass, fun sound signature, cable quality, comfort

Cons: none really

Build quality is average but the strain reliefs on the jack are good and the cable quality is very good but slightly tacky.  They don't have much memory and carry very little microphonics and have given me very little problems so far.  Isolation is average and they are comfortable.  I find the memory wire to be quite troublesome (both the copper and steel version) so I removed them, no big deal.

 

They come with a case, a cable organiser, 3 sizes of single flange tips and 1 pair of triple flanges and a 2-prong flight adaptor.  The accessory list is quite impressive for the price but I use them with Comply's as I preferred more isolation.

 

Bass is punchy and contributes to the fun and warm sound signature.  It is plenty in volume without overwhelming the midrange which is quite an achievement in this price range.  Midrange is slightly recessed and the treble is a bit harsh but doesn't stand out from the other frequencies so I don't find this to be a huge issue.  After all the hype surrounding them, I was a bit disappointed by the separation and detail but there is really nothing wrong with them, it just didn't quite live up to my expectations.  They are well suited to almost any kind of music but excel in rock/metal.

 

I got my first pair for ~56 including delivery but they went through the washer and I got my replacement under promotion for 26.  At the price I originally paid they were very good for the money and at 26 they are a steal!

Posted

Pros: Ergonomic design, Well controlled and detailed bass, Pleasing for a wide range of genres

Cons: Slight harshness/sibilance in the treble, Can be a pain to fit properly with the memory wire,

Prelude


Before late February, I didn’t know anything about MEElectronics. When I finally heard about the company and purchased my M9Ps, I realized that they were a company that I should keep my eye on. In the time since, I’ve had the chance to review their lower end IEM models, the SX-31 and M2s and I’ve been impressed by the both of them, in different ways. Now, I’m here with a review of the first generation M6 models, one of MEElectronics’ higher end IEMs. These apparently share the same drivers as the M9s and M9Ps and if that’s true, then I should be in for a pleasant experience. So, did the M6 IEMs live up to my expectations? Read on to find out.


Packaging and Accessories


The first generation M6s ship in a black paper box that shows off the IEMs themselves through a transparent plastic window on the front. In terms of accessories, the M6s include an accessory pack that’s incredibly similar to that shipped with the M9Ps, which is a very good thing. Inside the box, you’ll find a clamshell hard case, three pairs of silicone single flange eartips, a pair of generic black foam tips (similar to Shure "olives”), an airplane adapter and a cable winder.

 

Design and Build Quality


The M6s are made of plastic that feels rather durable. The cable is somewhat thick and rubbery feeling but doesn’t feel as though it would cause problems if not abused routinely. Inside the cable that leads out of the earpieces, there is a built in memory wire which helps route the cable over one’s ears and stay in place once the earpieces have been inserted. I’ve heard complaints that the wire is too stiff but it was relatively soft and pliable in my experience. The cable terminates in a heat-shrink covered gold-plated straight plug and doesn’t inspire confidence because of its lack of a proper strain relief.


It’s worth noting that the newer and more expensive M6s are equipped with a much better cable that features a properly relieved L-plug.


Comfort and Fit


Getting these fitted can be a bit of a pain sometimes because of their over the ear design and the memory wire that’s embedded within the cable near the earpieces themselves. The memory wire is soft and pliable but because of it being there, these aren’t well suited to situations in which you’ll constantly be taking them out of your ears. Once they are in your ears, they disappear. Using the included foam tips or Sony hybrids, I was able to get an effortless and comfortable seal. The earpieces sit flush with your ears and I found that it was easy to lie down on my side with my head against a pillow without sacrificing comfort. These are easily some of the most comfortable IEMs I’ve used. Isolation is rather decent as well with the right eartips but it’s nothing spectacular.


Sound Quality


Burn in: As per my usual, these IEMs were given 25+ hours of burn in prior to review.


Once again, MEElectronics has managed to impress me and even straight out of the box, I was enjoying the M6s. I will say that they sounded a bit hollow straight out of the box but after burning in for a few hours, it filled in nicely. In terms of bass, the low end is smooth, detailed and refined. That’s a lot of adjectives but they all apply in some way, some more so than others. It’s certainly a highlight of the presentation with more than enough boom and punch to make Hip-Hop and Electronic music stand out. That’s not to say the bass is boomy, far from it. Bass is well controlled and doesn’t overwhelm the rest of sound signature and rarely creeps up on the lower mids. The low end lacks the speed and extension of my RE0s but is certainly better in terms of quantity.


Mids are smooth and full sounding, if recessed slightly. The detail and clarity in the midrange is impressive for the price with full bodied and natural vocals and a nice sense of space and airiness. Treble is slightly emphasized as well, like the bass, and treble extension and detail are both quite good for IEMs in this price range. It’s worth noting as well that these boast marginally smoother and better refined highs than the M9s but slight harshness and sibilance can be heard on some higher notes.


The sound signature is warm, full, and smooth with a very nice and dynamic tonal balance throughout the sonic spectrum. The soundstage is nearly as large as that of the M9s but not quite as airy and positioning and separation are both very good for the price. These work incredibly well with a wide range of genres, including the aforementioned Hip-Hop and Electronic and also Jazz, Classical and Alternative/Rock. While these can’t match my RE0s in terms of overall quality, transparency and clarity, especially when it comes to the quality of the treble and neutrality, the M6s are very impressive in their own right, especially when you consider how inexpensive they are.


Value and Conclusion


The maroon versions of the M6s are available for $30 on MEElectronics’ website. The current generation model retails for $50 on the website but can be found for approximately $40 on websites such as Amazon and Overstock. At $30 for the first generation M6s, they are an absolute steal and you wouldn’t be remiss in buying the more expensive versions for the improvements to the build quality either. Despite apparently sharing the same drivers as the M9s, they are definitely superior in every way besides airiness. The M6s deliver one of the most entertaining sound signatures I’ve heard in a while and are easily the most competent performers that I’ve heard in the sub $50 price range and even outside of that range, these perform well enough to be worth a look.

 

Re-Posted from my site Musical Musings
 

MEElectronics M6-BK In-Ear Headphones (Black)
Description:

Acoustically advanced MEElectronics M6 series earphones deliver clear, accurate sound from any portable music or DVD player. Over-the-ear design leaves the wires behind your body, best for your sports activities. Lightweight, in-ear design blocks out ambient noise better than many bulky battery-powered noise-canceling earphones. Enjoy full dynamic range of your favorite music and movies without cranking up the volume to unnatural, or even unsafe listening levels. 9mm drivers with neodymium magnets. Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz. Impedance: 16 ohms. Our earphones require proper seal to achieve best sound quality, please choose from provided tip sets that best fits your ears

Details:
DetailValue
BindingElectronics
BrandMEElectonics
ColorBlack
EAN0689076682787
Feature9mm drivers with neodymium magnets
Height6.75 inches
Length54.6 inches
Weight0.25 pounds
Width3.75 inches
LabelS2E Inc
List Price$49.99
ManufacturerS2E Inc
Material TypePlastic
Material Type Set ElementPlastic
ModelM6-BK
MPNM6-BK
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
Product Type NameHEADPHONES
PublisherS2E Inc
StudioS2E Inc
TitleMEElectronics M6-BK In-Ear Headphones (Black)
UPC689076682787
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