MEElectronics Sport-Fi M3P In-Ear Headphones Hardware Review

MEElectronics Sport-Fi M3P In-Ear Headphones Hardware Review

Oct 13, 2014

When it says MEElectronics on the package, we mostly expect quality. For sports people, the Sport-Fi M3P Headphones are definitely worth taking a look at.

Yep.

It’s a relatively demure pair of wired headphones, even with the pink unit MEElectronics sent us to review. it has ample cable (51 inches of it); it sprouts from the L-shaped gold-plated standard 3.55mm audio jack, flowing and delta-ing into the expected two wires that end with earbuds. The cable ends right before the actual earbuds are coated in black rubber, and possess a firm curve that is relatively adjustable; this “memory wire” is stainless steel and affords the unit the ability to conform to natural ear shape. The earbuds themselves are pink, and possess that memory material that expand in the ear.

Along the cable is a black accented piece that has controls and a microphone. In addition to the headphones, the retail packaging also has 4 pairs of earbud tips, a shirt clip and documentation. The headphones also come in black, purple, blue, green and white.
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This piece is an unapologetic budget offering aimed at active folks, and as such, the big question is how it works in the wild. The combination of the memory wire featureset and the moldable ends works quite well to create a relaxed fit; jogging, headbanging and such didn’t dislodge it in my experience. The memory wire’ design ensures a disciplined fit that isn’t rigid enough to cause discomfort, and the seal created by the tips followed the same concept.

And the sound? Well, it is quite adequate. It didn’t blow me away in terms of fidelity or clarity, but it is decent enough to enjoy music on, and the bass is pretty good. I liked the unity of the sound output. Phone calls are handled well via the built-in mic, though the audio can be muddy if the mic isn’t held close to mouth.

With sweat resistance added to the mix, the price is what might really set these apart; at $19.99 ($14.99 via some online shopping portals), these headphones mostly outperform their supposed price-point station.

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.