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mee-M6 painfully harsh sibilance?

post #1 of 7
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I mainly listen to metal and other various forms of prog related genres, which include distorted guitars and drums. For this, the meelectronics M6 that i bought just is not satisfactory. First off, their impedance is too great for a cheap IEM that i would just like to use at the gym or while biking to class. Secondly, my fit might not be right, but the treble almost sounds like it is being echoed back and forth from drum to eardrum and it really amplifies the sibilance to an unbearable degree. Also the infamously present bass just doesn't seem too great to me  unless i move the headphones a certain way, which then all sounds become muffled. I've already tried all the tips that came with the set...no luck. Should i let these burn in? Right now i have my EQ set on treble reducer. At least the phones have good seperation. I'm seriously considering the cx300II's.


Edited by jaqueh - 11/17/10 at 1:38am
post #2 of 7

I also have this problem with my M6. I usually turn down the volume of my PMP and drive the M6 solely with an amp. 

post #3 of 7

Sorry that you got a pair of M6's. I also made the same mistake. I had to mod my M6:

1.  On the triple-flanged tips, I cut off the smallest flange (the tip). This way the sound would no longer sound muffled.

2.  I stuck some headphone foam in each earpiece to damp the highs and the bass and bring the mids forward

 

Because the flanges are so soft on the triple flange tip, the seal breaks easily if I move my head. I am now using double flange tips from Ultimate Ears.

post #4 of 7

I really don't know why some like these, I tried the clear ones and after burning for over a week, they were STILL far too sibilant and lacked any type of reasonable bass, a double strike to me.

(They LOOK great though!) 

 

I am going to try the M11, but if they don't sound good I am going to stay away MeeElectronics.  

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

thanks guys, it's good to know that i'm not insane or anything. im going to be looking into some other pair of $20 headphones then.

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I personally don't find them harsh, but then again I prefer a brighter treble. But if you want to tame that harshness, as has been pointed out, try stuffing some low density foam into the nozzle. Additionally, you can EQ down a couple of decibels at 6kHz. Further, you can use the sony hybrid tips with the M6. They fit better, and the smaller nozzle opening further tames the treble.

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Thread Starter 

JxK thank you for the suggestions but i really don't want to go through so much trouble, but for those who are, i think that your suggestions are great.
 

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I personally don't find them harsh, but then again I prefer a brighter treble. But if you want to tame that harshness, as has been pointed out, try stuffing some low density foam into the nozzle. Additionally, you can EQ down a couple of decibels at 6kHz. Further, you can use the sony hybrid tips with the M6. They fit better, and the smaller nozzle opening further tames the treble.

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