MEE audio M9B Bluetooth Earphone Quick Review
Thanks to hifiheadphones for the sample.
Brief: The M9 went wireless.
Specifications: Driver size: 9mm, Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz, Impedance: 32Ω, Sensitivity: 105dB, Talk time: 4.5 hours, Music playback time: 4 hours, Standby time: 180 hours, Bluetooth version: 4.0, Operating range: 10m, Bluetooth profiles supported: A2DP, HSP, HFP, AVRCP, Bluetooth audio codecs supported: SBC, AAC, aptX
Accessories: Micro-USB charging cable, 4 sets of ear tips, User manual
Build Quality: It would seem fine, the mic things feels especially nice.
Isolation: Fine. They are dynamics so not the most isolating things ever but out and about is fine, on a bus is okay too. Not for Tube nor flights really though yet do remember to use your eyes when near traffic, or get killed.
Comfort/Fit: On both counts they were great. The biflange tips suited me perfectly and once in I could wear them for hours quite happily. No uses worn up or down, whatever you want.
Aesthetics: The buds are fine, I guess nothing special. I like the matte black mic bit thought with its button markers I looked quality.
Sound: A bit of a change from how I remember the old M9, it was a big old bassy beast but there were more evenly handed. Still bassy but not stupid bassy, mids were in a bit of a valley but only slightly and the treble, that was more reduced and refined that what I recall too. Did they acoustically mature over the years? Still it meant that for me they had a very middling sound. Happy to do anything you asked of it, with equal happiness, no issues regardless of what I threw at them. Seriously from one extreme to the other they handled it all pretty well. They are a bit bassy sure but that’s not exactly a problem and I really found them being a great little generalist. The down side to that is it’s not a master of anything but come on, its 30 quid you weren’t expecting them to be. These would be a great wireless pair for someone that want some earphones, doesn’t really know what sound signature is best suited to them, or what a bunch of random audio terms mean. They just want something that music sounds good on and they don’t care about the rest. That is what these do, they do everything pretty good and I really wouldn’t expect anyone to pick up a set and have a problem with any acoustic attributes of them. A good, solid sounding generalist that should be a big crowd pleaser. Great for a little Christmas stocking filler, you don’t have to know what music they listen to or what sound signature is them, these do everything well enough to please just about everyone.
Pro’s: Great little generalist crowd pleaser. Even handed capability. Jack of all trades.
Con’s: Master of none. Bland looks.