I am very excited to report that I just received my M6Ps and tx-500s from amazon. This is my first post here and I just wanted to say thanks to all the Meelec fans here on head-fi: all the M6 reviews and commentary made me believe I could really upgrade my iPhone sound without breaking the bank.
Anyway, this is a short review. My first impression is these things are hard to fit at the start. I've been pushing and pulling and working on the memory wire. Now they are in and they are awesome!
Side note - I hate all the silicone tips, they hurt my ear canal. I am extremely happy that I purchased Comply tips in the multi pack - thought I needed large but right now I'm using the medium tips (tx-500 for M6). The comply tips are making earphones wearable for me.
So far as I am writing this I am enjoying the sound more and More!
So I like the M6P so far, but my question is - why is the sound gradually getting better?? The bass and midrange are getting warmer and more detailed as I am going song after song. My theory is that the Comply memory foam is still gradually expanding and shrinking with the heat in my ear canal. Seriously love the Comply tips.
So far, I would highly recommend the M6P; but only with the Comply tips :-)
UPDATE (September 11, 2012)
Box from amazon:
Bass- Mild to good. Seems the bass is very smooth and not punchy. It's just kinda there. However, compared to listening in the car or on stereo Bluetooth (Motorola), the bass is more accurate and well produced on the M6p- as in I can actually sense what kind of instrument is playing.
Midrange - the mids are great. The mids are similar to the bass regarding my experience. I feel there is a lot more clarity in these in-ear headphones. Guitar, piano, and vocals all have wonderful attack and decay. I can really hear the fret noise and the reverb of the piano and every breath the vocalist takes. I love it, even when the consonants are a little sibilant. It makes me feel like the instruments were accurately recorded. Vocal harmonies sound especially good. Acoustic guitars also sound really good.
Treble- good treble. The high notes are there and they can be heard bouncing back and forth in stereo. Very 2D.
Soundstage- the soundstage is really more of a "head stage", it sounds like a recording studio locked between my ears. It's accurate and intimate; but there isn't really a sense of space. Like the experience with the treble, everything seems 2-dimensional, right or left.
Conclusion- these are M6p's are great! They make my music sound good, and now I can feel like I'm part I'd the old iPod craze, because I have earphones in my ears! The presentation is up close and personal, which makes melodic and energetic songs seem euphoric inside my brain. If I was going to improve the sound though, I would want more bass and more soundstage.
New setting on Denon app:
All listening was on my iPhone 4s through the Denon app. No amp or other gear. Gungor is super awesome for testing and listening. I’ve been primarily listening to “Ghosts Upon the Earth” by Gungor. It’s a fantastic album. If you don’t know Gungor, I recommend the following tracks:
Wake Up Sleeper
This Is Not the End
You Are the Beauty
All the music is different and interesting. Gungor is like folk-rock with classical instruments and choirs added in for effect every once in awhile.
So as my screen name suggests, I like my iPhone. So now I have the iPhone 5 and guess what, the EarPods are great! Here is my quick review of the EarPods:
My wife and I absolutely love the EarPods so far. Why? Primarily because earbud style 'phones never fit either of us. The EarPods fit and stay in my ear! Not only do they fit but they sound great as well.
Quick comparison- the EarPods have better bass, mids, and highs compared to my Meelec M6 earphones. I would guess these EarPods also have a larger diameter driver because the main difference is a more natural attack and note decay across the frequency spectrum. Even on compressed audio, like Pandora, all the pianos and guitars sound natural and vibrant. I love it!!
Note- I will be using the Apple setup for now. The M6s will have to wait in the wings to see if these earpods are any good for running. Also, the sound through the new music app is better on the iPhone 5, so no more Denon App. Btw, the Denon App had a lot of hiss for some reason anyway.
Edited by iPhone IEM - 9/27/12 at 9:44am