Zipbuds SLIDE Earbuds Hardware Review

Zipbuds SLIDE Earbuds Hardware Review

Aug 25, 2015

The more mobile I get, the more I appreciate a good set of headphones.

As the kids get older, there’s only so much Taylor Swift I can listen to; the house sometimes feels like one crazy karaoke machine.

So, retiring to the quietest part of the house can be quite rewarding. The pure joy of it makes me smile. Get me an e-book (or mind-bending game), some sweet tea and some headphones with which to listen to accompanying music, and that quiet spot becomes mine.

Y’all feel me? That’s why cool stuff like the Zipbuds No-tangle Slide Earbuds are just what the doctor ordered.

The review unit the manufacturer sent us highlights the set in retail form; one gets the unit itself, extra eargels, and documentation. Specific to the headphones, we got the snazzy “p.o.p.” color, which is a colorful combination of orange and black with purple and chrome highlights (three other color combos are available). The construction does get interesting, comprising of a defined black cable and an orange one; the unit has a merging clip that allows the two to “zipped” or “unzipped” seamlessly, such that the space between the ear pieces can be adjusted. Down its length, it adds in a microphone, and the standard 3.5 mm input jack is angled for ease of use.

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The design of the cable also discourages tangling, which is an important claim to fame for this set.

With the expandable ear gels, this set ends up feeling very comfortable; the ends fit into the ear nicely, creating a pretty good seal that helps enhance the sound fidelity even further.

The sound quality is pretty nice indeed, and head-to-head, the unit compared well to some premium units I was able to compare it to. Any tinniness is well hidden, which is somewhat surprising, and on calls, and the microphone works well.

An included case would be nice, but I do admit to feeling greedy just thinking about extras.

All in all, these things are easy to enjoy. At $49.99, it is so easy to feel like one is getting over.

Perfect for my quiet time.

MEElectronics M9P Headphones Hardware Review

MEElectronics M9P Headphones Hardware Review

Sep 13, 2013

M9P Headphones are off the shelf of MEEleoctronics, and I was looking forward to getting these in to review.

This presentation of these accessories is unusual… in a good way. They are described as flat cable, and the cable on these are indeed flat, which is an interesting testament to the craftmanship involved. The light plastic coating feels tough without being uncomfortably unyielding; the cable itself it black on one side, and tamed red on the other The end pin is angled, which makes it usable with cased hardware, and on the other end, the cable split is capped with tipped, labeled ear pieces. here is also a black remote control on the right line, and a lapel clip further down.m9p1

I liked the handy case as well; it matches the colors of the headphones, and is stamped with company logo and website information. It’s small, pocketable and perfect for storing the headphones and the extra tips the maker was smart enough to include. The officials specs include 97 dBm sensitivity and impedance of 16 ohms.

These are described by the manufactures as being the second iteration of this piece, and to have “engaged bass and superior clarity” with regards to sound output. I like to test headphones with “natural” activities: kids playing in the background, sitting in a motionless car and with different types of music. Dre instrumentals reflected well; it didn’t blow out the bass meter, but it handled itself quite respectably, even with a disgruntled lawn mower roaring in the foreground. I found myself enjoying the bass tweak a good deal, as it was not overcooked. The plastic coating comes into play again outdoors, as it helps the headphones to be impervious to sweat and moisture, and I did not experience them retain the heat. They are not advertised as having a noise canceling feature, but I was suitably enamored of its ability to block out tertiary sounds.

The control buttons worked well, too, though I did not much care for its placement as high up on the right side.

When it’s all said and done, The M9P’s biggest weapon just might be the price. Pound for pound, is feels like a relative steal at its sub-$50 price range, and the projected durability is another plus.

Compelling hardware, inviting price and great pedigree. It usually equates to little risk of disappointment. Such is the case here, no doubt.

The M9P headphones are available at the MEEleectronics and Amazon websites for (at the time of this review) for $39.99.