MEE audio M6 Pro Quick Review
Thanks to MEE audio for the sample
Brief: A bargain priced monitor
Price: US$50 or £35
Specifications: driver type moving coil (dynamic), driver size 10 mm, frequency response 20Hz to 20kHz, 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.
Accessories: Protective carrying case, eartips, shirt clips, spare cable, ¼" adapter
Build Quality: Not just nice for the money but nice full stop. Sure it’s all plastic but the cable with the transparent outer sheath with its bright silvered mesh weave underneath, it is one of the best looking IEM’s anywhere and at any price. Its then all nicely put together and it’s all modular, the whole thing just exudes a quality level that is far in excess of its price.
Isolation: Pretty good. They may be dynamics but they are quite well sealed and thusly they isolate moderately well. Absolutely fine for most typical uses, out and about, on a bus. Tube and flights in a pinch but certainly not my first choice. Obviously more than enough to get yourself run over if you aren’t paying attention.
Comfort/Fit: Excellent. They must be worn up which not everyone love but I do and they fit me perfectly. They were perfectly comfortable to wear all day long too. First rate on both accounts.
Aesthetics: I love how these look. They are for me one of the best looking earphones out there. Not only are the buds fantastic looking but absolutely love that transparent sheath over that silvered mesh weave cable, stunningly good looking.
Sound: Normal consumers may not have their expectations met. I know I expected them to be very M6 like but other than visually they aren’t. Acoustically they have nothing in common with each other. The M6 Pro is a vastly more grown up, monitor like balanced IEM. It really is an In Ear Monitor too. The bass is competent and capable if a little boring. The mids are very nice, a little prominent and forward compared with what many will be used to. The treble is nicely refined, no edge, no brutality so some may find it not as in your face as they wish. It’s not attention seeking at all, very plain and easy on the ear. There is a bit of an upper vocal stridency but pair with something moderate, warm and don’t play silly buggers with the volume control and you’ll mostly be fine. They really aren’t an exciting thrill ride. They are grown up proper monitor like but for barely any money.
Not one for thrill seeking party people but if you’re a high school band, budding YouTube star, budding podcasting star, someone who wants an audio monitor but hasn’t tremendous wealth.
Value: Just silly, the look fantastic, they come with two cables, detachable cables, you can buy replacement cables, replacement single buds and even a single sided cable if you only wantto use one side. These should be pretty much at the top of the list for every budding audio based star starting out. They then come with a craze lifetime, will replace for half price if you kill them offer.
Pro’s: Looks stunningly good. Stupidly cheap real monitors. Crazy levels of modularity.
Con’s: Upper vocal tendency for stridency. Bass will be too polite for some.