- Driver: 9mm drivers with neodymium magnets
- Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20KHz
- Sensitivity: 95 dB (1mW @ 1KHz)
- Impedance: 16 ohms
- Connector: 3.5mm gold plated, 45 degree connector
- Cable: Designer 1.4m cord (4.6 ft) with attached shirt clip
- Accessories: 4 sets of eartips (small/medium/large/double-flange), 1 carrying pouch, 1 wire organizer
- Compatible Accessories: Comply T-400 eartips (link when available)
- Dimension: 1.0 in. H x 0.5 in. W x 0.5 in. L
- Ship Weight: 0.5 lb
Considering the price of these babies, the packaging is awesome. We have tested out other earphones in a similar price range and needless to say they have come in ugly packaging, or cheap packaging, but we found that the M9’s arrive in a sturdy package that allows for re-use. A definite plus for those of us who like to keep the product packaging too!
The ear pieces themselves look very sleek. They feature a slimline, sleek design which force the earbuds to appear much more expensive then they really are. We compared the looks of these M9’s to those of the PUR-1000’s from PureSound and the aesthetics vote was higher for these earphones in comparison. Even with the ear bud connected to the unit itself, the buds are still low profile and look very sophisticated in and out of ear.
These earphones are extremely comfortable, this is due in a large to the inclusion of so many different ear bud options, that everyone can find one that suits their ear! Personally, i found comfort in the standard black smalls, but another member of the team found herself rocking out with the bass enhancing grey ear pieces. If for some reason you don’t find an ear bud that fits nicely in your ear ( who ever you are… you must have the worlds craziest ears…) the M9’s even fit ear tips from OTHER brands. So either way, you are completely set!
Now to the part of the review you all want to know about, the sound’s you hear from these little machines! It is important to analyse these in terms of their highs, mids, and lows.
Firstly, the highs were right on par, the only complaints any members of the team had, were when they were not using the correct ear bud. We can not stress enough the advantages of utilising the correct, form fitting ear bud. Because the bud expanded in our ears and created an isolation effect, the highs rang with crisp tones and were most impressive.
The mids were just as i had hoped, pretty much perfect. Providing we were using reasonable volume levels when listening to bass heavy songs, the highs mid’s and lows didn’t mush together and get muddied down, rather they stayed audible and separate from their counterparts.
The lows were impressive providing once again, the right volume levels were utilised. I found when listening to bass heavy songs like Missy Eliot or Lil Wayne occasionally the bass would muddy up, but as soon as i turned the volume down one it would rectify itself. In saying this however, my ears were not the right shape to accommodate the bass enhancing tips, but for those in the team who’s ears did accommodate those tips, they had nothing but positive things to say.
Guys, i would even buy these headphones JUST for the extras, they give you more tips then you could poke a stick at, a carrying case made of the softest and durable material, an aeroplane adaptor and a cable management system. Some of the earphones from double the price range have not offered this. MEElectronics clearly care about their customers and this shows through their products and their extras!
Overall, I have to say that i love these earphones. For the price range that they are in, they are outstanding. From the aesthetics to the sound quality, we believe that there is not a single person out there who will not gain some excitement or enjoyment from these earphones.
Wish list Approved.
Where to purchase?
These headphones are available from the MEElectronics website at http://www.meelec.com/M9_Series_earphones_s/244.htm . We all strongly recommend that you check them out.
(A BIG thank you to MEElectronics for providing this pair of earphones for review. Once again, it isnt common practice for large companies to be willing to provide products to start up blogs but the team over at MEElectronics , in particular Joe was an absolute pleasure to talk with. I would recommend the products purely based on the company themselves, however, the headphones speak for themselves! )