MEEaudio X7 Plus Quick Review
Thanks to MEEaudio for the sample
Brief: Uhura’s audiophile earphones.
Price: US$100 which is about £70 before HMRC and Parcel Farce get involved.
Specifications: driver size 6 mm, frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, impedance 16 Ohms at 1K, sensitivity 100±3 dB (1mW at 1KHZ), battery type 2x built-in rechargeable Li-Poly battery, music playback time 7.5 hours, talk time 8 hours, standby time 300 hours, charging time 2 hours, charging connector micro-USB, Bluetooth version 4.1, Bluetooth profiles supported A2DP, HSP, HFP, AVRCP, audio codecs supported SBC, aptX®, AAC, operating range 30 ft (10 m), Microphone Specifications, directivity omnidirectional, frequency response 100 Hz to 8 kHz, Product Details, ear coupling, intraaural (in-ear), cable length 12 inches (31 cm), detachable, weight 0.5oz (14g), water resistance technology Liquipel Watersafe™ nano-coating
Accessories: Micro-USB charging cable, 3 sets of ear tips, Carrying case, User manual
Build Quality: They all looked and felt fine. All a bit plastic but its plastic. Interestingly it has “Liquipel” to make it water / sweat resistant. I wasn’t going to run them under a tap to find out but they ought to be safe no matter how sweaty you get at the gym.
Isolation: Despite being a dynamic it’s sealed and thusly it isolates rather well. I’d be happy to use out and about or on a bus, even for the Tube or a flight in a pinch. Obviously that correspondingly means you won’t hear wheeled death chariots if you fail to use your eyes when near traffic.
Comfort/Fit: Aside from the very short cable, which meant it was a little snig if I wanted to wear under my chin, they were great. Absolutely not a jot of an issue with them in my ears, happy to wear all day.
Aesthetics: They, well they look fine. I’d be lying if I said they were lookers but they look perfectly benign. So what you’re not buying them to look at them are you.
Sound: Excellent. Easily by a damn good margin they are the best Bluetooth earphone I’ve played with. They may only have a little 6mm driver but the bass is glorious, the mids are great and the treble is sumptuously refined. Their balance may not be perfect for more mainstream listeners but these are aiming for a more serious, more discerning, more audiophile listener. With a gently sloping back slash sound signature, the bass while elevated and forceful it may not be as over blown as something’s. Sadly too many people think more bass is the defining attribute of “better.” These are big yes but not silly big. The mids are a bit behind but retain ample clarity and quality. They shine not as brightly as I might want but nevertheless they shine beautifully. Then the treble, there is a little spike in the lower ranges but overall they are excellent. So much refinement and a faintly gentle rounding, softening of any brutality, I’m so impressed. Now some may want a more hard edged, brutalistic treble but I am loving them. I honestly really cannot in any way find any aspect or attribute of the X7 PLUS that is deficient. These are not just “good for a Bluetooth earphone” but plain and simply good Scratch that, not just good but fantastic.
Kudos to the designers at MEEaudio, bravo good sirs, bravo.
Value: Squeee!!! Shut up and buy a pair.
Pro’s: Sound quality. They sound glorious. Sound quality.
Con’s: Erm, I couldn’t find an UK retailers selling it. Cable is a bit short for my liking.