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MEE audio M6 PRO Headphones Review

Tested using Methodology v1.3.1
Updated Dec 26, 2017 at 01:06 pm
MEE audio M6 PRO Picture
6.7
Mixed Usage
6.9
Neutral Sound
6.7
Commute/Travel
7.3
Sports/Fitness
6.4
Office
5.3
Wireless Gaming
7.0
Wired Gaming
6.5
Phone Call
Type In-ear
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless No
Noise Cancelling No
Mic Yes
Transducer Dynamic

The MEE audio M6 Pro are a more durable and better-built upgrade to the MEE audio Sport-Fi 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.

Our Verdict

6.7 Mixed Usage

The MEE audio M6 Pro are decently versatile in-ears. They 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's decent for sports. Unfortunately, they may not be the ideal headphones for more critical listeners.

Pros
  • Portable and stable design.
  • Durable design, comes with two cables.
Cons
  • Slightly bright audio reproduction.
6.9 Neutral Sound

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

6.7 Commute/Travel

The MEE audio M6 Pro are 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 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 don't leak much.

7.3 Sports/Fitness

The MEE audio M6 Pro are above-average for sports. They have an ear-hook design that's stable enough to run with and they're decently comfortable for in-ears. 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

The MEE audio M6 Pro are 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 they don't perform as well as dedicated noise cancelling headphones.

7.0 Wired Gaming

The MEE audio M6 Pro are average for gaming. They have practically no latency since they're wired. Unfortunately, they don't have the best microphone for gaming, and they don't have any customization features.

6.5 Phone Call
  • 6.7 Mixed Usage
  • 6.9 Neutral Sound
  • 6.7 Commute/Travel
  • 7.3 Sports/Fitness
  • 6.4 Office
  • 5.3 Wireless Gaming
  • 7.0 Wired Gaming
  • 6.5 Phone Call
  1. Updated Nov 21, 2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.1.
  2. Updated Nov 21, 2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.
  3. Updated Feb 16, 2018: Converted to Test Bench 1.2.
  4. Updated Dec 26, 2017: Review published.
  5. Updated Dec 24, 2017: Early access published.

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Test Results

Design
Design
Style

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

7.0
Design
Comfort
Weight 0.05 lbs
Clamping Force
0 lbs

The MEE audio M6 Pro are slightly more comfortable than the MEE audio Sport-Fi M6 thanks to their memory foam tips. Their ear hook design is also less flimsy than the original, 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
Design
Controls
OS Compatibility
Not OS specific
Ease Of Use Decent
Feedback Okay
Call/Music Control Yes
Volume Control Yes
Microphone Control No
Channel Mixing
N/A
Noise Cancelling Control N/A
Talk-Through
N/A
Additional Buttons No

The MEE audio M6 Pro 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
Design
Breathability
Avg.Temp.Difference 0.8 ยฐC
9.0
Design
Portability
L 2"
W 2"
H 1"
Volume 4 inยณ
Transmitter Required N/A

The MEE audio M6 Pro are incredibly portable. They 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
Design
Case
Type Soft case
L 6"
W 3.4"
H 1.5"
Volume 30.6 inยณ

The MEE audio M6 Pro come with a decent soft case that can help protect them from drops and impacts but adds quite a bit of bulk.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

The MEE audio M6 Pro have a good build quality. 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 feels a bit more rigid than on the MEE audio Sport-Fi M6, but they're still a bit flimsy when compared to more sports-oriented headphones. The cables improved, but don't feel as premium as those of more expensive models like the Shure SE425 or the Westone W40.

7.5
Design
Stability

The MEE audio M6 Pro have a decently stable design. Their 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 SoundPeats Q9A Wireless or the Beats Powerbeats3 Wireless. On the upside, they're still great headphones to run with and shouldn't fall out of your ears unless the cable gets hooked or tangled on something.

Design
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In The Box

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

Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
-1.3 dB
Treble Amount
0.78 dB
8.5
Sound
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
0.3 dB

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

Sound
Raw Frequency Response
9.1
Sound
Bass Accuracy
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
Sound
Mid Accuracy
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
Sound
Treble Accuracy
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.

6.8
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
2.08 dB
Dips
1.7 dB
7.7
Sound
Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
0.14
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
0.71
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
2.47
Weighted Phase Mismatch
17.82
1.2
Sound
Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
N/A
PRTF Size (Avg.)
N/A
PRTF Distance
N/A
Openness
3.9
Acoustic Space Excitation
2.3
8.7
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
0.107
WHD @ 100
0.067
Isolation
5.9
Isolation
Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
Overall Attenuation
-15.66 dB
Bass
1.21 dB
Mid
-13.26 dB
Treble
-36.23 dB

Average isolation. They don't isolate a lot of bass-range noises, 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
Isolation
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.

Microphone
Microphone
Microphone Style
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.

7.2
Microphone
Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
LFE
20 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
8.19 dB
HFE
20,777.89 Hz
Weighted THD
11.889
Gain
3.94 dB

The MEE audio M6 Pro have a good recording quality. LFE is at 20Hz, but high-frequency extension basically cuts off at 5kHz. Additionally, there's a big bump in the bass range. This results in recorded speech that sounds full, but boomy in the bass and rather airless and muffled in the higher frequencies.

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

Sub-par noise handling. The microphone achieved a speech-to-noise ratio of 10dB, meaning they aren't good at separating speech from ambient noise.

Active Features
N/A
Active Features
Battery
Battery Type
N/A
Continuous Battery Life
N/A
Additional Charges
N/A
Total Battery Life
N/A
Charge Time
N/A
Power Saving Feature
N/A
Audio While Charging
N/A
Passive Playback
N/A
Charging Port N/A
0
Active Features
App Support
App Name N/A
iOS N/A
Android N/A
macOS 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.

Connectivity
0
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
N/A
Multi-Device Pairing
N/A
NFC Pairing
N/A
Line of Sight Range
N/A
Default Latency
N/A
aptX Latency
N/A
aptX(LL) Latency
N/A
0
Connectivity
Non-Bluetooth Wireless
Non-BT Line of Sight Range
N/A
Non-BT Latency
N/A
9.5
Connectivity
Wired
Analog Audio
Yes
USB Audio
No
Detachable Yes
Length 4.2 ft
Connection 1/8" TRRS
Wired Latency
0 ms
Connectivity
PC / PS4 Compatibility
PC / PS4 Analog
Audio + Microphone
PC / PS4 Wired USB
No
PC / PS4 Non-BT Wireless
No
Connectivity
Xbox One Compatibility
Xbox One Analog
Audio + Microphone
Xbox One Wired USB
No
Xbox One Wireless
No
0
Connectivity
Base/Dock
Type
N/A
USB Input
N/A
Line In
N/A
Line Out
N/A
Optical Input
N/A
RCA Input
N/A
Dock Charging
N/A
Power Supply
N/A

Compared To Other Headphones

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

Shure SE215

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 MEE, but won’t be as sharp. On the other hand, the MEE have an in-line remote and an in-line microphone, which the Shure are lacking. However, our MEE unit seemed to have a mismatch in phase.

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