The Mee Audio X6 Plus are simple, budget wireless in-ears suitable for sports. They do decently well for other use cases but have a short battery life, a mediocre-at-best build quality and poor noise isolation. On the upside, their portable design easily fits into your pocket so you can have them on you at all times.
The Mee X6 Plus are decently comfortable wireless in-ears with an ear-hook design. They're sufficiently stable to run with and their lightweight in-ear fit won't make your ears warm during more intense workouts. Unfortunately, they have a fairly bulky control scheme and their build quality feels a little cheap. They do not feel as durable or as premium as the M6 Pro but on the upside, they're a bit more compact than the X7.
The Mee audio X6 Plus look a little like the wireless version of the Mee audio M6 with transparent casings for the earbuds. They have an ear-hook design that gives them a more sporty vibe but unfortunately, they feel cheap, their inline remote is a little bulky, and the hooks are not as rigid as the Q9A or Powerbeats 2 Wireless. The X6 won't be as stable as those headphones but on the upside, their relatively low-profile design will work for most.
The Mee X6 Plus are decently comfortable headphones. They have an ear-hook design and the earbuds are slightly angled to better fit the contours of your ears. However, they still have a fairly typical an in-ear fit so if you do not find in-ears comfortable you will have some of the same issues with these headphones.
The Mee X6 Plus have a bulky but useful in-line remote. It provides the basics; track-skipping, call/music, and volume controls. The control scheme overall is fairly easy-to-use but doesn't have the best button feedback.
The Mee audio X6 Plus, like most wireless in-ears, are very portable. They will easily fit in most pockets and they're small enough to carry on your person at all times. Unfortunately, they do not come with a case or pouch which is a little disappointing.
The build quality of the MEE X6 Plus is average-at-best. They're lightweight and durable enough to withstand a couple accidental drops without breaking. However, the audio cable is relatively thin, which won't last as long as some of the rubberized or flat cables from the more premium in-ears. They also do not have a replaceable cable like the M6 Pro edition and their earbuds feel quite a bit cheaper and considerably less sturdy than the X7.
The Mee X6 Plus are stable enough for sports use. The ear hooks provide a bit more stable fit than standard in-ear models. However, the hooks are not as rigid as some of the other similarly designed headphones we've tested. This means they may not be sturdy enough to keep the headphones attached to your ears during higher intensity exercises at the gym.
The Mee audio X6 Plus is a decent sounding pair of closed-back in-ear headphones. They have a deep and extended bass, capable of producing low thumps and kicks. Their mid-range is also very good, but a tad recessed which could push vocals and lead instrument slightly to the back of the mix. Their treble, however, is only average since it's a bit too bright and could even sound harsh on overly bright tracks. Additionally, the mismatch measured between the L/R drivers could have a negative effect on the stereo balance of the X6. Also, like most other in-ear headphones, they don't have a spacious soundstage and the sound may be perceived to be coming from inside the listener's head as opposed to from a speaker in front.
The Mee audio X6 Plus has an excellent bass range performance. Low-frequency extension is at 14Hz, which is excellent. This means that the X6 won't have any problems producing low-end rumble and thumps. Mid-bass and high-bass are virtually flat and within 0.4dB of our target, resulting in a well-balanced reproduction of bass and kick instruments.
The mid-range of the Mee Audio X6 Plus is very good. The only remark here is the slight recess caused by the wide 5dB dip centered around 600Hz. This pushes the vocals and lead instruments slightly to the back of the mix, and gives more emphasis to bass/kick instruments as well as high frequency sounds such as cymbals and sibilances (S and T sounds).
The Mee Audio X6 Plus has an average sounding treble. Low-treble is over emphasized by about 5dB, adding excess presence and brightness to vocals/leads and higher frequency sounds like cymbals. The peaks in mid-treble could make sibilances (S and T sounds) a bit harsh and piercing on overly bright tracks.
The Mee audio X6 Plus has excellent frequency response consistency. This is, however, dependent on the user being able to achieve a good fit and air-tight seal using a proper sized tip. It should be noted that to reduce the wear and tear on our dummy head, some in-ear headphones have been measured less than five times. This shouldn't affect the test results since in-ears perform very consistently with every re-seat, if proper seal has been achieved.
The Mee audio X6 Plus have an average harmonic distortion performance. The overall amount of THD produced by the Mee audio X6 Plus is low and within good limits. Especially since the amount of THD produced doesn't seem to be increased by an increase in volume. However, the sharp peaks at 1KHz and above could make the sound at those frequencies a bit harsh and brittle.
The Mee X6 Plus lets a considerable amount of ambient noise seep into your music. They won't be ideal for noisy environments like being on a bus or train. But on the upside, since they don't leak much, you can listen to your audio at higher volumes and mask some of the noise.
The isolation of the Mee audio X6 is sub-par. Unlike the BeatsX, Jaybird X2, and X3, which provide passive isolation in the bass range, the X6 Plus does not isolate in the bass range, which covers the rumble of plane engines and buses. However, they achieve a decent 13dB of noise isolation in the mid-range which is mostly important for isolating speech. In the treble range, the X6 reduces outside noise by 26dB, which is also decent. Isolation in the treble range is mostly important for cutting high-frequency sounds like the noise of a fan or S and T sounds in speech.
The Mee Audio X6 Plus has a very good leakage performance. They do not leak in the bass or mid ranges, meaning very little bass and kick will leak from the X6, and the voice leakage will also be without body and very thin sounding. The significant portion of the leakage is in the treble range, between 3KHz and 6KHz. This region is occupied mostly by S and T sounds (sibilance) and cymbals. So at higher volumes, people around you may hear sibilances and cymbals leaking out of your headphones.
The microphone performance of the Mee Audio X6 Plus is sub-par. Speech recorded with this mic will sound relatively thin, but noticeably dark and muffled. However, it should still be decently comprehensible. In noisy environments, they also don't fare well, as they will have difficulty separating speech from background noise in moderately loud environments such as a busy street.
The mic of the Mee Audio X6 Plus has a sub-par recording quality. The LFE of 277Hz results in a speech that sounds thin and lacking body. The HFE of 2.1KHz means that speech captured with the X6 will lack brightness and air, and will sound muffled. However, since the area between LFE and HFE is captured well, speech recorded should be decently intelligible.
The microphone of Mee X6 Plus has sub-par noise handling capabilities. In our tests, the X6 achieved a speech-to-noise ratio of only 10dB, meaning they will struggle to separate speech from ambient noise in environments as loud or louder than a busy street.
The Mee Audio X6 Plus have an average wireless range but a sub-par battery life. They also won't be ideal for watching videos or gaming due to their relatively high latency. They don't have any software support so you can't customize or EQ them like some of the more recent in-ears form other headphones brands like Jaybird (see our recommendations for the best earbuds under $50).
The Mee Audio X6 Plus headphones have a sub-par battery life. They only lasted 2.5 hours and took about 1.6 hours to charge. This may be a deal breaker for some as they can only be used in short bursts and will quickly run out if you have long uninterrupted listening sessions throughout your day.
The Mee Audio X6 Plus have an average wireless range of 27ft when the Bluetooth source was obstructed. They reached about 80ft in direct line-of-sight which is decent for a wireless in-ear but won't be ideal for very large office spaces, especially if there are a lot of walls. Unfortunately, they don't support NFC pairing.