MEE audio X7 Wireless Headphones Review

Updated Dec 19, 2017 at 12:22 pm
MEE audio X7 Wireless Picture
Usage Ratings - Version 1.3.1
6.7
Mixed Usage
6.8
Neutral Sound
7.0
Commute/Travel
7.9
Sports/Fitness
6.4
Office
5.2
Wireless Gaming
5.1
Wired Gaming
6.3
Phone Call
Type In-ear
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless Yes
Noise Cancelling No
Mic Yes
Transducer Dynamic

The MEE Audio X7 are budget wireless in-ears with a decently comfortable fit but a piercing sound quality that won't be for everyone. They won't be the best headphones for critical listeners, but they're a suitable option for sports and casual use. They're easy-to-use and super portable, they're also stable enough to exercise with. Unfortunately, they do not fare as well in loud environments and noisy commutes.

Our Verdict

6.7 Mixed Usage

The Mee X7 are best-used for sports, but they're versatile and compact enough to use as casual headphones that you can carry with you at all times. They have a decent audio reproduction although they may sound a bit too sharp for some. Unfortunately, they do not block a lot of noise so you may struggle a bit to hear what you're listening to in noisy environments or while commuting.

6.8 Neutral Sound

Average for neutral listening. They have a decent audio reproduction but the peaks in the high frequencies will sound a bit piercing, especially with tracks that are already a little bright. They also have closed-back, in-ear buds, which can't create a spacious soundstage. This means they won't be ideal for neutral listening but are sufficiently adequate for more casual use.

See our Neutral Sound recommendations
7.0 Commute/Travel

Average for commuting. They do not isolate much, which makes them less suitable for noisy environments. However, they're compact and fit into most pockets.

See our Commute/Travel recommendations
7.9 Sports/Fitness

The Mee audio X7 are good headphones for sports. They have a stable in-ear fit with an ear hook design. They're wireless and small enough to carry around on your person wherever you go. However, they're not comfortable for everyone, and their control scheme could be improved.

See our Sports/Fitness recommendations
6.4 Office

Decent for office use. They don't leak much but won't block the chatter of a loud office unless you listen to audio at high than average volumes.

See our Office recommendations
5.2 Wireless Gaming

Subpar for gaming. They have a mediocre-at-best mic, lack customisation options and have a bit too much latency to be suitable for gaming.

See our Wireless Gaming recommendations
5.1 Wired Gaming
6.3 Phone Call
  • 6.7 Mixed Usage
  • 6.8 Neutral Sound
  • 7.0 Commute/Travel
  • 7.9 Sports/Fitness
  • 6.4 Office
  • 5.2 Wireless Gaming
  • 5.1 Wired Gaming
  • 6.3 Phone Call
Pros
  • Portable and stable design.
  • Very low leakage.
Cons
  • Bulkier than most in-ears.
  • Poor noise isolation.
  • Overly bright sound quality.
  1. Update 11/21/2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.1.
  2. Update 11/6/2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.
  3. Update 2/16/2018: Converted to Test Bench 1.2.

Test Results

Design
Design
Style

The Mee audio X7 are decent-looking wireless in-ears. They have angled earbuds and a simple design that will work for most. Unfortunately, they do not have a lot of color schemes that you can choose from to better suit your tastes and preferences. The earbuds are also a lot larger than typical in-ears and somewhat protrude out of your ears so they won't be ideal for all users. The plastic in their build quality also looks and feels a bit cheap upon closer inspection but shouldn't be very noticeable at a distance.

7.0
Design
Comfort
Weight 0.07 lbs
Clamping Force
0 lbs

The Mee X7 are decently comfortable. They have an ear hook design that threads the audio cable securely behind your ears. The earbuds are also angled to better fit the contours of your ears but their size may not be ideal for everyone. They also still have an in-ear fit so if you do not find in-ears comfortable you will have some of the same issues with the X7s.

6.8
Design
Controls
OS Compatibility
N/A
Ease Of Use Okay
Feedback Mediocre
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 X7 have an okay control scheme that provides call/music, track skipping, and volume controls. The buttons are well spaced out but have a mediocre-at-best feedback due to the heavily rubberized coating.

8.8
Design
Breathability
Avg.Temp.Difference 1.2 C
8.4
Design
Portability
L 2.6 "
W 2 "
H 1.4 "
Volume 7.3 Cu. Inches
Transmitter Required N/A

The Mee Audio X7 are very portable headphones. Their earbuds are a little larger than typical in-ears, however, they're still compact enough to comfortably fit into most pockets, bags or purse.

5.5
Design
Case
Type Pouch
L N/A
W N/A
H N/A
Volume N/A
6.5
Design
Build Quality

The build quality of the X7 is decent. The earbuds are lightweight and dense enough to handle a couple of drops without damage. The cable is also moderately thick. However, the plastic used throughout the build quality of the X7 feels low grade. The in-line remote has cheap rubber buttons that do not feel durable, and nothing is replaceable on this model so if the earbuds or the cable gets damaged you will most likely need to get a new pair.

8.0
Design
Stability

The Mee X7 are stable sports headphones. They won't easily fall out of your ears thanks to their lightweight and wireless ear hook design. They're stable enough to run and exercise with and are a good option to take to the gym.

Design
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Design
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In The Box

  • MEE Audio X7 Headphones
  • Earbud tips (x3 sizes)
  • USB charging cable
  • Carrying pouch
  • Manual

Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
-2.73 db
Treble Amount
0.89 db
9.4
Sound
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
0.12 dB

Excellent frequency response consistency. If the user is able to achieve an air-tight seal with these in-ears, then they should be able to get very a consistent performance each time. It should be noted that in-ears usually perform very consistently and knowing that, we performed only two re-seats for these headphones in order to decrease wear and tear on our dummy head.

Sound
Raw Frequency Response
8.2
Sound
Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
2.43 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
40.0 Hz
Low-Bass
-4.16 dB
Mid-Bass
-0.69 dB
High-Bass
2.4 dB

Very good bass range performance. Low-frequency extension is at 40Hz, which is very good. However, low-bass, which is responsible for low-end thump and rumble is missing by 4dB. Additionally, high-bass is over our target by more than 2dB, adding a slight boominess to the bass.

8.8
Sound
Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
1.66 dB
Low-Mid
0.61 dB
Mid-Mid
-2.29 dB
High-Mid
-0.3 dB

Very good mid range performance. The response is quite consistent, but it has a wide 5dB dip centered around 700Hz. This pushes the vocals and lead instruments slightly to the back of the mix.

5.5
Sound
Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
5.47 dB
Low-Treble
6.38 dB
Mid-Treble
0.16 dB
High-Treble
-1.81 dB

Sub-par treble range performance. The 14dB peak around 4.6KHz adds excess emphasis to the brightness of sounds to the point of getting harsh. The rest of the range is decently produced.

6.2
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
2.52 db
Dips
2.12 db
8.8
Sound
Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
0.17
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
1.03
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
1.5
Weighted Phase Mismatch
1.77
1.1
Sound
Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
N/A
PRTF Size (Avg.)
N/A
PRTF Distance
N/A
Openness
4.0
Acoustic Space Excitation
1.3
8.3
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
0.147
WHD @ 100
0.087
Isolation
5.8
Isolation
Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
Overall Attenuation
-14.37 dB
Bass
-0.06 dB
Mid
-15.87 dB
Treble
-28.79 dB

Sub-par isolation. The Mee audio X7, unlike Jaybird X2 and X3, don't isolate in the bass range. However, they achieve more than 15dB of reduction in the mid-range, and about 29dB of reduction in the treble range, both values being good.

8.9
Isolation
Leakage
Leakage Audio
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
27.82 dB

Excellent leakage performance. Like most in-ears, the leakage of the X7 is concentrated in a narrow band in the treble range and is very quite.

Microphone
Microphone
Microphone Style
Integrated
Yes
In-line
No
Boom
No
Detachable Boom
N/A

Mediocre microphone performance. Speech recorded with the microphone of the Mee audio X7 will sound thin, muffled, but relatively easy to understand. In noisy environments though, they don't fare as well, and will most likely struggle to keep speech separate from ambient noise even on a busy street.

6.6
Microphone
Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
LFE
285.09 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
3.23 dB
HFE
3417.19 Hz
Weighted THD
2.913
Gain
39.72 dB

Mediocre recording quality. The dip in high-bass, centered around 150Hz, and the cut-off at 3.4KHz, results in a speech that sounds muffled and thin. Additionally, the region between LFE and HFE is captured inconsistently.

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

Sub-par noise handling. The Mee audio X7 achieves a speech-to-noise ratio of 10dB, meaning its microphone is not good at separating speech from ambient noise.

Active Features
5.3
Active Features
Battery
Battery Type
Rechargable
Continuous Battery Life
7 hrs
Additional Charges
0
Total Battery Life
7 hrs
Charge Time
1.8 hrs
Power Saving Feature
No
Audio While Charging
No
Passive Playback
No
Charging Port micro-USB

The Mee X7 have a mediocre battery life. They last longer than the other Mee in-ears we've tested but it won't be enough for heavy use throughout the day. They also take a bit of time to charge compared to other wireless in-ears and don't have an auto-off timer so they will run out relatively quickly if left connected to your Bluetooth device.

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 app.

Connectivity
6.9
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
4.1
Multi-Device Pairing
No
NFC Pairing
No
Line of Sight Range
85 ft
Default Latency
146 ms
aptX Latency
N/A
aptX(LL) Latency
N/A

Poor latency performance. The Mee audio X7 will not be the best headphones to watch videos and game since they have a substantial amount of latency that will slightly delay the audio with respect to the image.

0
Connectivity
Non-Bluetooth Wireless
Non-BT Line of Sight Range
N/A
Non-BT Latency
N/A
0
Connectivity
Wired
Analog Audio
N/A
USB Audio
N/A
Detachable No
Length N/A
Connection N/A
Wired Latency
N/A
Connectivity
PC / PS4 Compatibility
PC / PS4 Analog
No
PC / PS4 Wired USB
No
PC / PS4 Non-BT Wireless
No
Connectivity
Xbox One Compatibility
Xbox One Analog
No
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

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