Mee Audio is not a model that lots of people can have heard of, however this headphone and earphone maker has been round for some time now. A fast have a look at the corporate’s web site additionally tells us that the corporate’s merchandise can be found internationally. We final reviewed one thing from Mee Audio – the M9B wi-fi earphones – again in 2016, and since then have not heard a lot from this model. Till now.
The corporate is again in India with a brand new distributor, and three of its inexpensive merchandise can be found already. Certainly one of these is what we’re reviewing immediately: the Mee Audio X10 true wi-fi earphones. Priced at Rs. 4,999, that is the corporate’s first pair of true wi-fi earphones, and the set seems nice at first look. We evaluation these new earphones from Mee Audio to seek out out in the event that they’re well worth the worth.
Mee Audio X10 design and specs
Most inexpensive true wi-fi earphones keep on with the fundamentals in relation to design, however not the Mee Audio X10. The earphones appear to be one thing out of a science fiction film. The earpieces have clear plastic outer shells with two LEDs on every one that gentle up, making them appear to be two creatures staring again at you. The higher a part of every earpiece is opaque, with a Mee Audio brand which doubles up as a button on every one.
Apparently, the clear parts seem shiny black when the lights aren’t illuminated. The earphones are bigger than competing choices within the finances section, however sat comfortably in our ears with a safe match. Passive noise isolation wasn’t ultimate, however wasn’t too dangerous both for us.
The earphones can be found in two colors – black and blue. Whereas we had the black headset for evaluation, we really feel the blue ones look a bit higher. The buttons on the earphones management playback, quantity, and the voice assistant in your paired smartphone. A single press on both aspect performs or pauses music and solutions or disconnects calls; a double-press adjusts the amount; a triple-press skips to the earlier or subsequent monitor; and a long-press prompts the default voice assistant in your smartphone. The Mee Audio X10 is IPX5-rated for water resistance, making it appropriate for fundamental health use.
The charging case of the Mee Audio X10 is neither too large nor too small, and it will get the fundamentals proper. It has a magnetic lid, 4 indicator lights to let you know the battery stage of the case, and a USB Sort-C port for charging on the precise aspect. It is pocketable and will get the job carried out, holding the earphones securely in place when not in use due to rubber padding and a magnetic clamping mechanism.
The Mee Audio X10 makes use of Bluetooth 5 for connectivity, with assist for the SBC and AAC Bluetooth codecs. Powering the sound are 5mm HD micro dynamic drivers, and the earphones have a frequency response vary of 20-20,000Hz. The gross sales bundle features a quick USB Sort-C cable for charging, and three pairs of silicone ear suggestions.
Throughout our time with this headset, the Mee Audio X10 ran for round 4 hours on a single cost, with the case providing an extra 4 expenses for a complete of 20 hours of use per cost cycle. That is consistent with what we have seen on competing choices on this section.
Mee Audio X10 efficiency
After we began utilizing the Mee Audio X10, we discovered the sound a bit boring and unexciting. A good quantity of burn-in and a little bit of time with the earphones made the sound develop on us a bit. Whereas not fairly as thrilling and pushed because the 1More Fashionable True Wi-fi earphones – our present favorite inexpensive true wi-fi headset – the Mee Audio X10 supplied a whole lot of element and character within the music we listened to.
We used a OnePlus 7T Professional (Evaluation) because the supply gadget with the Mee Audio X10, with Spotify, YouTube Music, and our assortment of high-resolution audio tracks serving as music sources. We used the AAC codec for a lot of our listening, but additionally sometimes switched to SBC to check the distinction in sound high quality.
Beginning out with some retro Italian electro pop, we listened to Okay Okay by Pino D’Angio. We had been impressed with the extent of element on supply with the Mee Audio X10, with faint components of this peppy dance monitor audible even by way of the synthesiser components at its fore. The soundstage was spectacular and spacious for a pair of earphones priced at underneath Rs. 5,000. That mentioned, we did discover the sonic signature to be a bit boring and confused.
Listening to Loopy Perhaps by Feed Me, the everyday aggression and uncooked bass assault that we might anticipate was missing on the Mee Audio X10 earphones. There’s positively some thump within the low-end, however it did not fairly really feel as calculated or highly effective as we have heard on different headphones within the section. As an alternative, the X10 is robust within the mid-range and upper-mids, providing a sound that feels extra refined, however is certainly missing within the edge that almost all customers on this worth section are searching for.
Whereas the sound is excellent for the value, we did really feel that the AAC Bluetooth codec was holding again the wonderful drivers on the Mee Audio X10. The faint particulars, whereas distinct and current, weren’t fairly as clear or crisp as we’ve got skilled on the 1More Fashionable True Wi-fi earphones. We did benefit from the stage of element produced and we positively appreciated our expertise with the earphones, however the sonic signature did not fairly go the gap.
For calls, the Mee Audio X10 affords an appropriate sufficient expertise in comparatively quiet environments, though background sound did are likely to get picked up a bit extra aggressively than on a few of the barely costlier choices within the section.
The finances true wi-fi area in India is so huge and crowded that it is typically onerous for particular person choices to actually set themselves aside. The Mee Audio X10 does handle to face out for its distinctive seems, consideration to element within the sound, and good battery life. Nonetheless, it is from ultimate even for the value, with a sonic signature that’s missing in pleasure and drive.
We did like our expertise with the Mee Audio X10, and it is positively price taking a look at in case you have a inflexible finances of Rs. 5,000 – no extra and no much less. When you can stretch that spending restrict a bit, the 1More Fashionable True Wi-fi Earphones are a greater possibility, and in the event you’re trying to save a bit, the JVC HA-A10T affords virtually the identical sound high quality for Rs. 1,000 much less.
Value: Rs. 4,999
- Distinctive, trendy design
- Detailed sound
- First rate battery life
- IPX5 water resistance
- Unexciting sonic signature
- Passive noise isolation is not ultimate
Rankings (out of 5)
- Design/ consolation: 4
- Audio high quality: 3.5
- Battery life: 4
- Worth for cash: 3.5
- Total: 3.5