This is my first review here, i too was chosen to review an M9. I already owned one, But it seems that the M9 has been improved a little. Before starting, i'd like to excuse myself for not providing pictures, i can't find my camera! but there are enough pictures of this around the web. And secondo, i'm no expert audiophile! Music style - Trance/Dance/Pop/Rap/Classical .. i guess most style..
Tests done on Zune HD PMP, Laptop, Ipod Touch(avoid this piece of crap for your sake)
Out of the box items - Earphone, carry case (not so cute with the logo and all the writings on the front), some of the ear thingies,
1 thingy for use in airplanes and a big rubber that i still haven't figure out how to use!
MEE: a redesign of the case or logo would be a nice touch.
Sound quality - This thing provides freakishly clear sound! I tried all the buds that come along. You would want to use the default (double) one for some trance/techno. It's a very good noise isolation bud but not very comfortable. I do not use mine anymore.
The other buds are all regular ones and provide enough noise isolation.
Bass - Not so much. I tried on laptop, ipod(the worse btw) and the zune.. The bass is clear and smooth but you feel that it lacks a little punch.. just a little more would be awesome.
Build - Mine has been on severe use for around 4months now, and it's still alive. I'm used to killing earphones within weeks! This has been falling from my pockets soooo many times... hit the wall while swinging it.. everyday approx 4-5 hits.. still alive..
Now the annoying part:
The cord isn't good at all... it might be beautiful and avoids some entanglements BUT.. this thing is like a stethoscope.. every little hit on the cord is clearly heard and it really ruins the clear sound.
So this is good if you are not moving so much. Avoid jogging ^_^
I really hope MEE improves that part.
Another thing, i've been getting these rarely but around radio antenna, you hear that weird sound electronics make when aliens passes by (in movies!)... then the sound of every low end makes a pssssssssss noise.. which is very annoying.
The main + for this item:
The price to quality ratio
Clear sound - like full definition
Veryyyyy Solid !
Different tips allow you to enjoy the music the way you'd prefer. (They do make a difference!)
Best tip (double one) is not suitable for long term use.
These are actually the best earphones i've owned so far though. Never go for those all electronics brands like sony, philips etc...
Have your friends try them, they will all love it. These earphones are so clear that you will clearly distinguish the difference a device can sound.
Need more info, please do not hesitate. I am sure i missed lot of info.
Edited by exec- - 8/26/10 at 11:51am