Reviewed on Jan 02, 2018

MEE audio Sport-Fi M6 HEADPHONES REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 1.3
5.9
Mixed Usage
6.0
Neutral Listening
6.0
Commute/Travel
6.6
Sports/Fitness
6.0
Office
3.9
Wireless Gaming
5.6
Wired Gaming
2.1
Phone Call
Type : In-ear
Enclosure : Closed-Back
Wireless : No
Noise-Cancelling : No
Mic : No
Transducer : Dynamic

The MEE M6 have a typical in-ear design with ear hooks that make them a bit more stable for sports. They have very low leakage, they block a fair amount of noise, and they're very portable, which makes them decent for commuting. However their average-at-best build quality and poorly balanced sound will be a deal breaker for some.

Test Results
Design 6.9
Isolation 6.7
Microphone 0
Active Features 0
Connectivity 3.6
Pros
  • Lightweight and compact design.
  • Stable for sports.
Cons
  • Poor audio reproduction.
  • Weak build quality.
  1. Update 11/6/2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.
  2. Update 2/16/2018: Converted to Test Bench 1.2.

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6.9

Design

The Mee Audio Sport-Fi M6 are simple and straightforward in-ear headphones with an ear hook design. They're decently comfortable, with multiple tips to help you find the right fit. They're also lightweight and stable enough to exercise with, but their cheap and slightly flimsy ear hook design won't be as stable as more sports-oriented in-ear headphones. They also do not have the most durable design and have no control scheme which is a little disappointing.

Style

The Mee Audio Sport-Fi M6 are straightforward in-ear headphones. They have an ear-hook design that gives them a more sporty appeal but an understated color scheme that won't stand out in a crowd. Unfortunately, they look and feel a little cheap and the hooks are not the most rigid which won't be as stable as the Q9A or Powerbeats 2 Wireless.

7.0 Comfort
Weight : 0.05 lbs
Clamping Force
:
0 lbs

The Mee Audio Sport-Fi M6 a typical in-ear fit with an ear hook design. The audio cable goes behind your ears, but it's very thin and does not affect the comfort level. However, the tips will put a little pressure in the ear canal, which can get bothersome during long listening sessions. On the upside, they come with a couple of different tips to help you find the right fit.

0 Controls
OS Compatibility
:
Not OS specific
Ease of use : N/A
Feedback : N/A
Call/Music Control : No
Volume Control : No
Microphone Control : N/A
Channel Mixing
:
N/A
Noise Canceling Control : N/A
Talk-Through
:
N/A
Additional Buttons : No
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 Sport-Fi M6 like most in-ears are very portable headphones. They will easily fit in most pockets and they're small enough to carry on your person without hassle.

7.0 Case
Type : Soft case
L : 3 "
W : 3 "
H : 1.2 "
Volume : 10.8 Cu. Inches

The Mee Audio Sport-Fi M6 come with a decent soft case that will prevent your headphones from getting tangled in your bag or pocket. It will also protect them from falls and impacts but not water damage.

6.0 Build Quality

The build quality of the MEE M6 is average-at-best. They're lightweight and the earbuds dense enough to handle a couple of drops without getting damaged. However, the audio cable is relatively thin, which may not be as durable as some of the rubberized or flat cables of more premium in-ears. Unfortunately, they also do not have a replaceable cable like the M6 Pro edition and their ear-hook design feels very thin and cheap.

7.5 Stability

The Mee Audio Sport-Fi M6 are stable enough to run and work-out with. They have an ear-hook design that provides a bit more stability than standard in-ear models. However, the hooks are as thin as the cable, which may not be sturdy enough to keep the headphones attached to your ears during high-intensity exercises at the gym.

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Sound

They have a deep, powerful and consistent bass, a good mid-range, and good imaging. However, their bass is hyped and boomy, their mid-range is slightly recessed, and their treble is overly bright and could sound harsh at times. Additionally, they have elevated amounts of harmonic distortion, and like other in-ears, don't have a spacious soundstage.

Sound Profile
Neutral
:
6.1
Bass-Heavy
:
9.5
Warm
:
8.1
Bright
:
4.2
5.9 Peaks/Dips
Peaks
:
2.85 db
Dips
:
2.12 db
8.9 Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
:
0.23 dB

Excellent frequency response consistency for the Mee Audio Sport-Fi M6. Like most other in-ear headphones, in the user is able to achieve an air-tight fit with the headphones, then they should be achieving consistent results almost every time.

8.5 Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
:
0.12
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
:
1.24
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
:
1.77
Weighted Phase Mismatch
:
3.66
1.1 Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
:
N/A
PRTF Size (Avg.)
:
N/A
PRTF Distance
:
N/A
Openness
:
4.4
Acoustic Space Excitation
:
1.2
6.1 Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
:
0.355
WHD @ 100
:
1.278
6.7

Isolation

The Mee Audio Sport-Fi M6 create a decent seal within the ear that's able to block a good amount of high-frequency noise. You will still be able to hear the hustle and bustle of a busy commute but they should perform fairly well in moderately loud environments as long as you have a bit of audio playing. On the upside, they have remarkably low leakage so you won't distract anyone, even at high volumes.

5.5 Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
:
Overall Attenuation
:
-14.18 dB
Bass
:
2.71 dB
Mid
:
-10.45 dB
Treble
:
-35.9 dB

Mediocre isolation performance. The Mee Audio Sport-Fi M6, unlike Jaybird X2 and BeatsX, don't isolate in the bass range. However, they achieved 11dB of isolation in the mid-range which is decent, and 36dB in the treble range, which is above-average.

9.0 Leakage
Leakage Audio
:
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
:
27.51 dB

Excellent leakage performance. The Mee audio M6, like most other closed-back in-ear headphones, barely leaks. The significant portion of the leakage sits between 3KHz and 6KHz, which is a narrow range, and the overall level of leakage is very low.

0

Microphone

Integrated
:
N/A
In-line
:
N/A
Boom
:
N/A
Detachable Boom
:
N/A

No microphone

0 Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
:
N/A
LFE
:
N/A
FR Std. Dev.
:
N/A
HFE
:
N/A
Weighted THD
:
N/A
Gain
:
N/A
0 Noise Handling
Speech + Pink Noise : N/A
Speech + Subway Noise : N/A
SpNR
:
N/A
0

Active Features

No active features

N/A 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 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 app.

3.6

Connectivity

0 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

Wired design negligible latency.

0 Non-Bluetooth Wireless
Non-BT Line of Sight Range
:
N/A
Non-BT Latency
:
N/A
9.0 Wired
Analog Audio
:
Yes
USB Audio
:
No
Detachable : No
Length : 4.2 ft
Connection : 1/8" TRS
Wired Latency
:
0 ms
PC / PS4 Compatibility
PC / PS4 Analog
:
Audio Only
PC / PS4 Wired USB
:
No
PC / PS4 Non-BT Wireless
:
No
Xbox One Compatibility
Xbox Analog
:
Audio Only
Xbox Wired USB
:
No
Xbox Wireless
:
No
0 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

In the box

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

Compared to other Headphones

5.9 Mixed Usage

The Mee Audio Sport-Fi M6 are average-at-best for mixed usage. They have a poorly balanced sound and lack a lot of basic features like an inline remote or a mic. On the upside, they're a lightweight and compact in-ear that's stable enough to use at the gym and they block enough noise passively to use while on public transit.

6.0 Neutral Listening

Mediocre for neutral listening. They have a poorly balanced sound quality, with an overwhelming amount of bass and sharp reproduction of the treble range that will be a deal breaker for some. They're also a closed in-ear design so they do not have a wide and open soundstage that would be ideal for neutral listening.

6.0 Commute/Travel

Average for commuting. The Mee Audio Sport-Fi M6 don't block as much noise as some other in-ear headphones but depending on the volume at which you play your audio the passive isolation could be sufficient.

6.6 Sports/Fitness

The Mee Audio Sport-Fi M6 are decent, budget sports headphones. They lack a decent control scheme but they're small and easy to carry around on your person, wherever you go. They're also stable enough to run or exercise with.

6.0 Office

Average for office use. They will block some of the office chatter but since they barely leak you can mask some of the ambient noise by playing your audio at higher volumes.

3.9 Wireless Gaming

Average for gaming. The Mee Audio Sport-Fi M6 have a no latency wired connection but lack a microphone and many of the features that make a good gaming headset.

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