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.
The Mee X7 are easy-to-use and practical wireless in-ears but the size of the earbuds may be an issue for some. They're decently comfortable and the angled shape of the earbuds fit well within the contour of your ears. They're compact enough to fit into most pockets and sufficiently stable to exercise with. This makes them suitable for sports and outdoor use but unfortunately, they do not have the most responsive of control schemes. Their build quality also feels a little cheap and due to the size of the earbuds, they won't be as comfortable as some of the other wireless in-ears we've tested (see our recommendations for the best earbuds under $50).
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Mee audio X7 is a mediocre sounding pair of closed-back in-ear headphones. They have a well-extended bass, a very good mid-range, and given the proper fit, a very consistent performance. However, their treble range is overly bright and distorted and tends to sound harsh on most material, which could be a deal breaker for most. Additionally, the bass is on the muddy side, their mid-range is slightly recessed, and their soundstage is not open or spacious sounding.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mediocre harmonic distortion performance. The overall amount of harmonic distortion is quite low, however, the sharp peak around 1KHz could make that frequency region noticeably harsh and brittle.
Although the Mee audio X7 have an in-ear design that should passively isolate a bit more than on or over-ear headphones, they do not always create a good seal within the ear canal due to their slightly bulky earbuds. This lets a lot of noise seep into your audio and means they won't be the ideal headphones for commuting or to use in loud environments. On the upside, they barely leak even at max volume, so in noisy conditions, you could always mask some of the ambient noise if you turn the volume up.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Mee X7 have a decent wireless range and an average-at-best battery life. However, they won't be the ideal headphones to watch videos and game with due to their latency. They also do not 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.
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.
No compatible app.
The Mee X7 have a decent wireless range. They maintained a stable connection up to 30ft when the Bluetooth source was placed in another room. They also have a decent line of sight range which makes them a good wireless option for moderately sized offices, as long as there are not too many obstructing walls between the headphones and the source. Unfortunately, they don't offer NFC and their hold to pair procedure is slightly tedious even if they do provide good auditory feedback when pairing.
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.