MEE Audio M9 Classic In-Ear Headphones Review

Editor rating

3.8/5 on November 2, 2015 Reviewed by: Peter Alexander

User's rating

245 reviews

PROS

  • Great noise isolation
  • Excellent bass and lower frequencies in general
  • High-quality cord

CONS

  • Problems with audio connector

VERDICT

MEElectronics M9 Classic Hi-Fi Sound-Isolating In-Ear Headphones are an amazing choice in their price category. You will love their rich sound and vibrant bass. They are a joy to listen to and work great with most music genres. Sadly, the problematic L-shaped plug makes them ideal only for home use. If you want to use these headphones outside, you will want to make sure that there is no stress on the plug. The more drastic solution is to completely replace it with a straight plug.

Not many brands get as much love as MEElectronics (MEE Audio). Customers appreciate their honest approach and great warranty that lets you buy a second pair of headphones for half the price of your original pair in case you accidentally damage your earbuds. M9 promise to be as good as any other MEE Audio model, if not even better.

Design

MEE Audio M9 are well-known for their excellent design that enhances sound isolation and provides a truly amazing fit. The replaceable ear-tip have a special dual construction, which accommodates all ear shapes and sizes. You can easily use these earbuds for a long listening session without experiencing any discomfort or pain.

They are 30% smaller than their previous version and the part that protrudes out of ears is only 0.35in long, which means that they look very good in ears and are resistant to distortions caused by the wind or sudden movement.

Build quality

Durable metal construction houses a pair of high-performance drivers and provides a sufficient level of protection even when you just toss these earbuds in your backpack or pocket. The only weak point is the L-shaped plug that you use for connecting your earbuds to any audio source.

Many users experience problems with connection loss and permanent damage to the cable. This happens because the cable gets bend inside a pocket and the wire cannot conform to such extreme abuse for a long time. You can, of course, easily fix it by replacing the damaged plug or even the entire cable. However, considering their low price, it would probably be more cost-effective to buy a new pair.

Sound quality

MEE Audio M9 are closed headphones with highly accentuated lower frequencies and good performance in the rest of sound spectrum. The bass is very boomy and has a great amount of energy behind it. You will feel the sound pressure as it hits your eardrums.

Needless to say that electronic music, hip-hop, and other bass-heavy genres sound fantastic. As far as other genres go, M9 do a pretty good job. Highs are cut off a little bit too short but it is nothing that you would notice during outside use.

We really like how the noise-cancelling functionality enables us to play our music at lower volumes and thus keeps our ears healthy and safe.

What is in the box?

The best thing about MEE Audio M9 Classic Hi-Fi Noise-Isolating In-Ear Headphones is actually the box itself. The company understands that nobody likes the cheap and ecologically unfriendly clamshell packaging. That’s why M9 are shipped in a carton box that is very easy to open and is fully recyclable. Inside the box are 4 sets of replaceable ear tips, shirt clip, the earbuds themselves, and 1-year manufacturer’s warranty.

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