Mee Audio is not a model that lots of people may 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 the world over. 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. Until now.
The firm is again in India with a brand new distributor, and three of its inexpensive merchandise can be found already. One of those is what we’re reviewing right this moment: 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 assessment these new earphones from Mee Audio to search out out in the event that they’re definitely worth the worth.
Mee Audio X10 design and specs
Most inexpensive true wi-fi earphones persist with the fundamentals in terms of 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 each that mild 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 emblem which doubles up as a button on each.
Interestingly, 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 ideally suited, however wasn’t too dangerous both for us.
The earphones can be found in two colors – black and blue. While we had the black headset for assessment, 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 facet performs or pauses music and solutions or disconnects calls; a double-press adjusts the quantity; 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 primary 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 degree of the case, and a USB Type-C port for charging on the appropriate facet. It’s pocketable and will get the job performed, holding the earphones securely in place when not in use because of rubber padding and a magnetic clamping mechanism.
The Mee Audio X10 makes use of Bluetooth 5 for connectivity, with help 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 Type-C cable for charging, and three pairs of silicone ear ideas.
During our time with this headset, the Mee Audio X10 ran for round 4 hours on a single cost, with the case providing a further 4 expenses for a complete of 20 hours of use per cost cycle. This is according to what we have seen on competing choices on this section.
Mee Audio X10 efficiency
When 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. While not fairly as thrilling and pushed because the 1More Stylish True Wireless earphones – our present favorite inexpensive true wi-fi headset – the Mee Audio X10 supplied plenty of element and character within the music we listened to.
We used a OnePlus 7T Pro (Review) because the supply system 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 in addition often switched to SBC to check the distinction in sound high quality.
Starting out with some retro Italian electro pop, we listened to Okay Okay by Pino D’Angio. We have been impressed with the extent of element on provide with the Mee Audio X10, with faint parts of this peppy dance monitor audible even via the synthesiser parts at its fore. The soundstage was spectacular and spacious for a pair of earphones priced at beneath Rs. 5,000. That stated, we did discover the sonic signature to be a bit boring and confused.
Listening to Crazy Maybe by Feed Me, the everyday aggression and uncooked bass assault that we would anticipate was missing on the Mee Audio X10 earphones. There’s undoubtedly some thump within the low-end, nevertheless it did not fairly really feel as calculated or highly effective as we have heard on different headphones within the section. Instead, the X10 is powerful within the mid-range and upper-mids, providing a sound that feels extra refined, however is unquestionably missing within the edge that the majority customers on this worth section are on the lookout for.
While the sound is excellent for the worth, 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 have now skilled on the 1More Stylish True Wireless earphones. We did benefit from the degree of element produced and we undoubtedly favored our expertise with the earphones, however the sonic signature did not fairly go the gap.
For calls, the Mee Audio X10 gives a suitable sufficient expertise in comparatively quiet environments, though background sound did are likely to get picked up a bit extra aggressively than on among the barely dearer choices within the section.
The finances true wi-fi area in India is so huge and crowded that it is generally onerous for particular person choices to essentially 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. However, it’s miles from ideally suited even for the worth, with a sonic signature that’s missing in pleasure and drive.
We did like our expertise with the Mee Audio X10, and it is undoubtedly value taking a look at when you have a inflexible finances of Rs. 5,000 – no extra and no much less. If you’ll be able to stretch that spending restrict a bit, the 1More Stylish True Wireless Earphones are a greater choice, and should you’re seeking to save a bit, the JVC HA-A10T gives virtually the identical sound high quality for Rs. 1,000 much less.
Price: Rs. 4,999
- Unique, fashionable design
- Detailed sound
- Decent battery life
- IPX5 water resistance
- Unexciting sonic signature
- Passive noise isolation is not ideally suited
Ratings (out of 5)
- Design/ consolation: 4
- Audio high quality: 3.5
- Battery life: 4
- Value for cash: 3.5
- Overall: 3.5
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