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Reviewed on Dec 26, 2017

MEE audio M6 PRO HEADPHONES REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 1.2
6.6
Mixed Usage
6.8
Critical Listening
6.6
Commute/Travel
7.4
Sports/Fitness
6.4
Office
5.9
TV
6.6
Gaming
Type : In-ear
Enclosure : Closed-Back
Wireless : No
Noise-Cancelling : No
Mic : Yes
Transducer : Dynamic

The Mee M6 Pro are a more durable and better-built upgrade to the M6. They come with two cables and the transparent casing on the earbuds and the in-line remote makes them look and feel more premium. They're stable enough to exercise with, and thanks to their decently isolating and portable design they're an adequate choice for commuting. Unfortunately, they tend to sound a bit sharp and they won't be ideal for very noisy environments.

Test Results
Design 7.7
Sound 6.6
Isolation 7.1
Microphone 6.8
Active Features 0
Connectivity 5.5
Pros
  • Portable and stable design.
  • Durable design, comes with two cables.
Cons
  • Slightly bright audio reproduction.
  1. Update 2/16/2018: Converted to Test Bench 1.2.

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7.7

Design

The Mee audio M6 Pro are an improved version of the M6 with a more premium build quality. They come with two cables that make them a lot more durable than the original M6. They also have a transparent design that makes them stand out and look more high end. They're portable, although their case is a little large. They're also stable enough to exercise and work out with. They have a decent control scheme, but the transparent inline controls make it a bit hard to distinguish the buttons.

Style

The MEE M6 Pro look somewhat similar to the regular M6 but with a detachable cable and transparent casing for the earbuds. This makes them stand out and look more premium than their price would suggest. They also have an ear-hook design with angled earbuds that better fit the contours of your ears. The Pro cable is also a bit thicker and more rubberized than the M6.

7.0 Comfort
Weight : 0.05 lbs
Clamping Force
:
0 lbs

The Mee audio M6 Pro are slightly more comfortable than the M6 thanks to the additional memory foam tips. Their ear hook design is also less flimsy than on the original M6 which makes them fit your ears a bit more securely. However, they do not quite fit as snugly as some of the pricier in-ear headphones we've reviewed like the Westone W40. Also if you're not a fan of the in-ear fit, they may still get a bit fatiguing after wearing them for a while.

7.1 Controls
Ease of use : Decent
Feedback : Okay
Call/Music Control : Yes
Volume Control : Yes
Microphone Control : No
Channel Mixing
:
N/A
Noise Canceling Control : N/A
Talk-Through
:
N/A
Additional Buttons : No

These headphones have a simple and easy-to-use control scheme that's a bit difficult to see due to the transparent casing of the in-line remote. They provide the basic functions for call/music track skipping and volume control. The buttons are also relatively responsive although the slider could use a more discrete input with notches.

9.2 Breathability
Avg.Temp.Difference : 0.8 C
9.0 Portability
L : 2 "
W : 2 "
H : 1 "
Volume : 4 Cu. Inches
Transmitter required : N/A

The Mee audio M6 Pro like most in-ears are easy to carry around on your person. They will fit into most pockets and come with a good case that's a little large but still quite portable. This makes them practical and convenient to have on you at all times.

7.5 Case
Type : Soft case
L : 6 "
W : 3.4 "
H : 1.5 "
Volume : 30.6 Cu. Inches

Comes with a decent soft case that will protect the headphones from drops and impacts but adds quite a bit of bulk.

7.5 Build Quality

The Mee M6 Pro feel a lot more premium than the M6. They have an additional cable in the box with no in-line controls. The cables are decently thick and the earbuds are dense yet lightweight enough that they won't get damaged by a few accidental drops. The ear hook on both cables feel a bit more rigid than on the M6 but they are still a bit flimsy when compared to more sports-oriented headphones. The cables though improved, do not feel as premium as those of more expensive headphones like the Shure SE425 or the Westone W40.

7.5 Stability

The Mee M6 Pro have a decently stable design. The ear hooks prevent them from easily falling from your ears, but the lack of stiffness means they won't be as stable as more sports-oriented in-ears like the Q9A or the Powerbeats. On the upside, they're still great headphones to run with and will rarely fall out of your ears unless the cable gets hooked or tangled on something.

Cable
Detachable : Yes
Length : 4.2 ft
Connection : 1/8" TRRS

Comes with a detachable audio 1/8 TRRS cable.

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6.6

Sound

The Mee audio M6 PRO is a mediocre sounding pair of closed-back in-ear headphones. They have an excellent, well-balanced and consistent bass, but a relatively recessed mid-range, and an overly bright treble that could sound distorted and harsh on certain tracks. Also, the L/R drivers of our test unit showed some mismatch that negatively affects their imaging. They also don't have an open or spacious soundstage like most other in-ears.

9.1 Bass
Std. Err.
:
1.27 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
:
22.13 Hz
Low-Bass
:
-1.77 dB
Mid-Bass
:
-0.67 dB
High-Bass
:
1.45 dB

Excellent bass range performance. Low frequency is extended down to 22Hz, which is excellent. Low-bass is also well reproduced and shows only 2dB of underemphasis compared to our target. Conversely, high-bass is over our target by about 1.5dB, adding slight boominess to the sound.

8.4 Mid
Std. Err.
:
2.13 dB
Low-Mid
:
-0.51 dB
Mid-Mid
:
-3.18 dB
High-Mid
:
0.23 dB

Very good mid-range performance. The overall response is pretty consistent, but the 4dB dip centered around 700Hz pushes vocals/leads slightly to the back of the mix.

6.2 Treble
Std. Err.
:
4.95 dB
Low-Treble
:
5.57 dB
Mid-Treble
:
2.6 dB
High-Treble
:
-4.57 dB

Mediocre treble range performance. Low-treble is overemphasized by more than 5dB, bringing excess brightness to vocals and lead instruments. The 10dB peak at 5KHz could make the treble to sound harsh on certain tracks.

8.5 Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
:
0.3 dB

Very good frequency response consistency. Like other in-ear headphones, if the user is able to achieve a proper fit, then they should be able to get consistent results each time.

7.8 Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
:
0.14
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
:
0.71
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
:
2.47
Weighted Phase Mismatch
:
17.82
1.4 Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
:
N/A
PRTF Size (Avg.)
:
N/A
PRTF Distance
:
N/A
Openness
:
3.5
Acoustic Space Excitation
:
2.0
Correlated Crosstalk
:
0.0 dB
6.6 Total Harmonic Distortion
Weighted THD @ 90
:
3.128
Weighted THD @ 100
:
27.764

Mediocre harmonic distortion performance. The overall amount of harmonic distortion is quite low, even in the bass range and regardless of level. However, the large peak at 1KHz, could make that frequency range noticeably harsh sounding.

7.1

Isolation

The Mee audio M6 Pro do not isolate as well as the regular M6. They do very well against high-frequency noise but barely block any low frequencies which means they may not be ideal for public transit and commuting. On the upside, they barely leak, which makes them great headphones to use in quiet settings, when you don't want to distract those around you.

6.5 Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
:
Overall Attenuation
:
-15.66 dB
Bass
:
1.21 dB
Mid
:
-13.26 dB
Treble
:
-36.23 dB
Self-Noise
:
0 dB

Average isolation. Unlike the X2 and the BeatsX, the Mee M6 Pro deson't isolate in the bass range, and they even show some resonance buildup around 200Hz. In the mid-range, they achieve about 13dB of isolation which is above-average. In the treble range they reduce ambient noise by more than 36dB, which is good.

8.2 Leakage
Leakage Audio
:
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
:
32.52 dB

Very good leakage performance. The significant portion of leakage sits between 4KHz and 6Khz, which is quite a narrow range and typical of most in-ears. The overall level of leakage is also low, and the leakage will consist of mostly S and T sounds.

6.8

Microphone

Integrated
:
No
In-line
:
No
Boom
:
No
Detachable Boom
:
N/A

Average microphone performance. Speech recorded with the microphone of the Mee Audio M6 PRO sounds full and easily understandable, but will be rather boomy and muffled. They don't fare well in noisy environments, and also won't be able to separate speech from ambient noise in relatively loud environments like a busy street.

7.6 Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
:
LFE
:
20 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
:
8.19 dB
HFE
:
20777.89 Hz
Weighted THD
:
11.889
Gain
:
3.94 dB

Good recording quality. LFE is at 20Hz, but high-frequency extension basically cuts off at 5KHz. Additionally, there is a big bump in the bass range. This results in a recorded speech that sounds full, but boomy in the bass and rather airless and muffled in the higher frequencies.

5.9 Noise Handling
Speech + Pink Noise :
Speech + Subway Noise :
SpNR
:
9.73 dB

Sub-par noise handling. The microphone of the M6 achieved a speech-to-noise ratio of 10dB, meaning they are not good at separating speech from ambient noise.

0

Active Features

No active features.

N/A Battery
Battery Type
:
N/A
Battery Life
:
N/A
Charge Time
:
N/A
Power Saving Feature
:
N/A
Audio while charging
:
N/A
Passive Playback
:
N/A
0 App Support
App Name : N/A
iOS : N/A
Android : N/A
Mac OS : N/A
Windows : N/A
Equalizer
:
N/A
ANC control
:
N/A
Mic Control : N/A
Room effects
:
N/A
Playback control
:
N/A
Button Mapping : N/A
Surround Sound : N/A

No compatible features.

5.5

Connectivity

0 Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
:
N/A
Multi-Device Pairing
:
N/A
NFC Pairing
:
N/A
9.1 Wired
OS Compatibility
:
Not OS specific
Analog Audio
:
Yes
USB Audio
:
No
PS4 Compatible
:
Audio + Microphone
Xbox One Compatible
:
Audio + Microphone
PC Compatible
:
Audio + Microphone
0 Base/Dock
Type
:
N/A
Optical Input
:
N/A
Line In
:
N/A
Line Out
:
N/A
USB Input
:
N/A
RCA Input
:
N/A
PS4 Compatible
:
N/A
Xbox One Compatible
:
N/A
PC Compatible
:
N/A
Power Supply
:
N/A
Dock Charging
:
N/A
0 Wireless Range
Obstructed Range
:
N/A
Line of Sight Range
:
N/A
10 Latency
Default Latency
:
0 ms
aptX Latency
:
N/A
aptX(LL) Latency
:
N/A

In the box

  • MEE Audio M6 Pro Headphones
  • Earbud tips (x6 sizes)
  • Audio cable (x2)
  • Carrying case
  • Manual

Compared to other Headphones

See our recommendations for the best earbuds and in-ears, the best cheap wireless earbuds, and the best budget earbuds.

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The Shure SE215 are better critical listening in-ears than the MEE Audio M6 PRO. They are noticeably better-built and also feel more comfortable for long listening sessions. Additionally, their isolation performance is great and will allow you to concentrate on your audio content. Sound-wise, they’ll be boomier than the M6, but won’t be as sharp. On the other hand, the M6 PRO have an in-line remote and an in-line microphone, which the SE215 are lacking. However, our M6 unit seemed to have a mismatch in phase.

Conclusion

6.6 Mixed Usage

The Mee Audio M6 Pro are a decently versatile in-ears. They're better built than the M6 and deliver a moderately well-balanced audio response but may sound a bit too sharp for some critical listeners. They're easy to carry around on your person with a stable and durable design that would be decent for sports. Unfortunately their lack of controls, mediocre isolation and the below-average sound they may not be the ideal headphones for more critical listeners.

6.8 Critical Listening

Decent for critical listening. The M6 Pro have a moderately well balanced audio reproduction but may sound a bit too sharp for some. They also do not have a spacious soundstage due to their closed in-ear design. They won't be the ideal headphones for more critical listeners but they should sound decent enough for most casual listening.

6.6 Commute/Travel

Above-average for commuting and traveling. They're comfortable and easy to carry around with you at all times. However, they isolate a little less than the M6 and some of the other in-ear headphones we've reviewed. On the upside, you can always mask some of the noise by playing your music a little louder since they do not leak much.

7.4 Sports/Fitness

Above-average for sports. They have a good ear-hook design that's stable enough to run with and they're decently comfortable for an in-ear. Unfortunately, their controls can be a bit difficult to see due to the transparent casing and they may get tangled or hooked on something when exercising.

6.4 Office

Decent for office use. They barely leak even at very high volumes so they're a decent pair of headphones to use at the office. They block enough noise for most office environments but won't be the most isolating in-ears that we've tested.

5.9 TV

Average for home theater. They have a decent sound and a low latency wired connection that's ideal if you're watching videos on your PC or tablet. However, the lack of range, from the relatively short audio cable, means they won't be the best headphones for a home theater set up your couch unless you have an extension cord.

6.6 Gaming

Average for gaming. They have practically no latency since they're wired. Unfortunately, they do not have the best microphone for gaming and have no active features or customisation options which are typically some of the reasons to get a gaming headset.

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