I'm a long time lurker who spends way too much time around here when I'm looking for a new set of headphones, which seems to be every 3-6 months for some reason :) Every time I've wanted some information on a set of headphones no matter how obscure I've been able to find at leave a couple of mentions on it on Head-Fi without fail. At least it has been without fail until today.
I saw the MEElectronics sale over at Tech Woot and clicked on the link thinking some M6's might be a nice cheap replacement for the Westone UM1's my cat destroyed. While browsing the selection I saw a set of MEE Bluetooth headphones I had never seen before, the Air-Fi Metro AF71's. I have a pair of AF32's I like to use untethered around the house to listen to audiobooks and sometimes music when I'm feeling too lazy to break out something with a cord with better sound. Problem with the AF32's is that the ear pads are hot as Hades and IMHO they are bigger, uglier, and more attention grabbing than I want when I walk around in public. I've been wanting a set of bluetooth IEM's but I've quite frankly haven't been impressed with the offerings like the Jaybirds, backbeats, LG Tones, etc. But the AF71's seem to check off several of the features I've been looking for in a new bluetooth IEM.
-Apt-X!!! Yes! I've been wanting to try this with my Apt-X capable Note 2
-Bluetooth 4.0 with Multipoint
-Very small and light IEM style
-Price! $67 from Woot.
Of course everything isn't all kittens and rainbows. There are some negatives I see:
-4 hours of music playback. Honestly will probably be just fine for day to day usage but will need to remember to charge every night after I use it.
-Proprietary charging cable always seems to be a target for my cat to eat.
-Tip selection. Only comes with a couple of basic silicone domes. Wonder if the tips from my M6p's will fit? I prefer the bi-flange with the M6's or better yet Shure Olives (my most favorite tip ever thanks to Head-Fi).
After searching all over Head-Fi I was shocked to see there hasn't been a single mention of these headphones yet. Since no one on here has posted any reviews or comments on these headphones yet I decided to just buy there site unseen without ant real information on them and give them a shot. This is quite a rarity for me as I normally won't buy anything unless there is an avalanche of positive reviews on the product. Interesting enough after about 40 minutes I'm still listed as the last wooter to woot this so there must not be a lot of demand for this style of bluetooth headphone.