MEElectronics M6 Pro Review (Non-Basshead)
April 23, 2015 Luckbad 5
I’m a basshead. But, that doesn’t mean I don’t own or use other headphones and earphones that wouldn’t qualify. If something catches my eye, I’m likely to try it out.
The MEElectronics M6 Pro caught my eye.
Let’s cover what you get for $50:
- Universal-fit in-ear monitors (with plugs for detachable cables)
- Stereo cable with shirt clip and cable cinch and memory wire
- Headset cable with shirt clip, mic, remote, and truly universal volume control (integrated) and cable cinch and memory wire
- Gold-plated 1/4″ stereo adapter
- Carrying case large enough for included accessories and many portable amps
- 6 sets of silicone eartips and 1 set of Comply tips
- 1 year warranty + lifetime half-price replacement
That’s more features and accessories than anything I’ve seen at this price point. The bigger question is, how does the M6 Pro sound?
I already mentioned this is not a basshead earphone. I’m not going to be talking as much about bass depth and impact as I normally would.
That said, the MEElectronics M6 Pro is warm sounding earphone with very good bass depth and decent impact, as well solid clarity throughout the frequency range. The treble is not sibilant, but on some particularly sparkly songs, the M6 Pro can get a little fatiguing (though I’ve found this to be reducing with time–it seems these are benefiting from a bit of burn-in, or my brain stopped getting headaches from the frequency response with familiarity).
I haven’t found the sound to scale up much at all with amplification. These sound just as good out of my phone as they do from my four amps I had on hand. This isn’t a bad thing at all, because most people are going to use these straight from their phones, and the quality is solid that way. They respond decently to equalization, and you can pull out a fair amount of bass depth from them with EQ. I wasn’t able to get a lot of impact with them before they started to distort (more than most IEMs, just not to basshead level).
Isolation is par for the course with universal in-ear monitors. It’s good and doesn’t have a bunch of extra ports to let noise in and out, and with the Comply isolations tips included, you don’t hear a lot of the outside world.
Comfort is superb. I can wear these for hours on end, and I have slept with them in without issue (and I’m a side sleeper).
Build quality is very good overall. Everything seems sturdy. Minor qualms: My volume control was a bit sticky and hard to adjust in micro-increments, and it introduced some channel imbalanced. MEElectronics sent me a new cable with return shipping included. I’ve also started rubbing off the R and L indicators already, which means I’ll eventually have to guess which side is which if I keep swapping cables.
Note that 6.3mm adapter is specially sourced to work with 4-pin cables. It’s the only one I’ve ever had that works with headset cables properly. I asked if they would sell them separately and it sounds like they eventually will. I’ll buy a bunch; I’ve tried a dozen others that don’t work correctly.
The MEElectronics M6 Pro is an incredible value and is the best-sounding IEM I’ve heard at its price point. Despite owning in-ears at many times the price, I plan to use these when I’m looking for more balanced tonal character, when I’m sleeping, or when I’m talking on the phone for a long period of time.
MEElectronics M6 Pro Specifications
Speaker Specifications driver type moving coil (dynamic) driver size 10 mm frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz impedance 16 Ohms at 1K sensitivity 100±3 dB (1mW at 1KHZ) maximum power input 30mW
Microphone Specifications directivity omnidirectional frequency response 100 Hz to 10 kHz sensitivity -42dB± 3dB
Product Details ear coupling intraaural (in-ear) cable length 51 inches (1.3m), detachable cable connector 3.5mm, right angle plug weight 5.8oz (164g) water resistance rating IPX5 included accessories protective carrying case, eartips, shirt clips, spare cable, ¼” adapter