MEE Audio AF18 Bluetooth Sports Earbuds Review

Editor rating

/5 on February 14, 2016 Reviewed by: Peter Alexander

User's rating

224 reviews

PROS

  • Smooth and flawless pairing
  • Lightweight and comfortable
  • Amazing battery life
  • Great audio quality

CONS

  • Hard to remove USB charging cover

VERDICT

MEE Audio did it again. Everything about these Bluetooth earbuds screams quality. The combination of excellent sound quality with an easily accessible microphone and control for hands-free calling experience is simply hard to beat.

MEE Audio (MEElectornics) is a popular manufacturer of affordable high-quality earbuds that always deliver an extraordinary sound and rich accessories. Their new Bluetooth model continues this tradition and shows many competitors that quality doesn’t need to come with a high price.

Design

MEE Audio AF18 features a comfortable design with a tangle-free cord and ergonomic earpieces that come with three sizes of replaceable ear tips to accommodate for everybody from small kids to large men with elephant ears.

The as completely gray with the exception of shiny silver accents. This simple appearance makes them look much more expensive than they really are. It also means that they will look great no matter what you wear.

We really like the automated pairing process that connect your earbuds to your smartphone as soon as your turn both devices on. These earbuds are also able to automatically switch to a phone and then elegantly resume music playback. Perfect for using them during your daily commute.

Build quality

Build quality is 100% on par with many other fantastic Bluetooth earbuds on this list. The sweat-proof protection lets you put everything into your workouts without worrying about sound quality or earbuds themselves. The cable is coated with a sturdy layer of rubberized plastic material that prevents tangling and isn’t irritating when it touches your skin.

We appreciate how soft the built-in ear stabilizers are. They are made out of silicone, and easily comfort to any ear size or shape without requiring complicated adjustment to find the right fit.

Music playback control buttons are located on the left ear bud, where they are easily accessible. They lie flat with the ergonomic housing to prevent accidental pressing.

Sound

AF18 house 10mm large drivers that deliver crystal clarity, smooth treble, and impactful bass with the aptX codec. Just like other earbuds from MEE Audio, these are also characterized by their detailed sound and fantastic instrument separation. Bass is well-behaved and generally on the lower side. We have enjoyed listening to jazz, female vocals, and instrumental songs.

The built-in headset functionality uses a small, integrated microphone to provide users with fantastic voice clarity under all conditions, since it manages to reduce background noise to almost nothing. When used in tight places with bad acoustics, the echo-cancellation technology ensures that the other party will hear nothing but a crystal-clear reproduction of your sound. As such, the MEE Audio AF18 Bluetooth Wireless Sports Earphones can also be recommended for commuting.

What is in the box?

The packaging of MEE Audio AF18 Bluetooth Wireless Sports Earphones includes micro USB charging cable, 3 pairs of ear tips, a pair of ear fins, cable cinch, and user manual.

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