Pros: Great sound to price ratio, deep bass
Cons: YMMV fit, driver flex
Packaging – As you’d expect from Meelec, you get multiple tips (normal SML single, M double, SL triple flange), preattached shirt clip (not a fan), and clamshell case.
Build – Plastic body but very solid. Good strain reliefs on a great tangle and noise resistant cable. Top portion has about two inches of memory wire that you’ll either love or hate. Depending on the tip, I found the drivers to exhibit some flex during insertion which sometimes affect the balance between the left and right channel. No nozzle filter also so may require frequent cleaning. Remote/mic is great but chunky.
Comfort – Due to the housing and the memory cable, getting it to fit and seal properly is a pain. Once in though, comfort and isolation is top notch.
Soundstage – There is a really good sense of space considering these are closed AND cheap. Stage isn’t super large per se but there were times where notes took me by surprise. Overall it’s quite impressive considering they are both small and closed.
Lows – Bass is deep and powerful. Quantity wise it should be more than adequate for all but bassheads. Lows isn’t boomy nor does it ever step out of line.
Mids – Mids are very smooth and warm because of the lows. Vocals sounds a bit distant but still manages to make its point and is never overpowered by the bass.
Highs – Treble is clear with decent sparkle but can be harsh at times. I found the amount to be VERY slightly north of neutral.
The MEElectronics M6 serves as a budget benchmark and for good reasons. At $15 (or less), they represent a fantastic value with good sound across the board. Be warned the fit is very YMMV!