Mee M6 Review a Distinct Absence of Bass

Although it works quite well with midrange and treble, the Mee M6 disappoints with its extremely deep bass performance. The audio transmission seems unbalanced, and even if you like flat and symmetrical Audio, you will clearly notice the lack of bass and rhythm in the Mee M6. The headphones are neat in terms of height and are very ergonomic and comfortable to wear. Overall, however, this does not interfere with our regular recommendations – the brainwavz Delta, the Beyerdynamic DTX-102ie and the Sennheiser CX-275.

Detailed TEST MEE M6

Mee Audio may not be as big a name in the audio field as Sennheiser or Shure, but they were very popular for their headphones. Recently, we tested the Mee M6 Pro and it met our expectations very well. The new generation Mee M6 is aimed here at buyers who roam the markets in search of an Inexpensive headset.

Does this match the audio performance of the Brainwavz Delta, Beyerdynamic DTX-102ie and Sennheiser CX275 models? Here’s what we found.

Audio Performance

We started our testing process by playing Hey You by Pink Floyd, our centerpiece to check the balance of the frequency response of each Audio product. The Mee M6 disappoints by a margin here, because the bass depth of Roger Waters is replaced by dominant highs. The deep bass without frets sound hollow and like sheet metal, and even the bass drum rolls sound very light and have no depth in their entirety. The overall balance is entirely oriented towards the highs, and even the mids are moderate.

With the switch to Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven, the Mee M6 performs better with higher frequency details than the overall bass power. The balance between Robert Plant’s voice and Jimmy Page’s 12-string rhythm seems well illustrated. However, the absence of low frequencies is quite surprisingly and, therefore, the touches of John Paul Jones in the track are very discreet, which takes away a lot from the Charm of the song. The mids are well pronounced, and The Mee M6 remains cool by going from slow tracks like Riders on the Storm by The Doors to fast and bass-dependent tracks like Virgil Donati (from Planet X) at the Stockholm concert or Drum Fest ‘09.

Then we moved on to Daft Punk’s Contact, which is a great mix of punchy bass paired with heavy mids and an illustrious range of higher frequencies. The Mee M6 handles the clarity of Giorgio Moroder’s synthesizer well, and all the notes sound clear and healthy. The synthesizer has a nice rich feeling, but the lack of emphasis on low frequencies takes away most of the charm of the acoustic Drums of the track. As the mixture darkens, the mediums lose a little of their freshness and details that existed before. The sound also seems a little too sharp and piercing, which, together with the mostly compromised low frequencies, somewhat ruins the listening experience here.

The Mee M6 performs significantly better at about 65% of its maximum volume, and the reduced volume interrupts some of the audio gain. This makes the songs a little more balanced but remains far from optimal. The Mee M6 offers a fairly clean sound and there is not much distortion to consider. It’s great if you have to like Dubstep, because I often find that the drums and bass are ruined by the occasional distortion. The problem here, however, lies in the performance of the drums and bass – the drum rolls tend to sound weak, the dull sound of the kick drum is completely absent and the low frequencies sound a little too shrill and tinny.

These two dominant factors ruin the good clarity and level of detail of the high frequencies, because the low frequencies form the stable backbone of the tracks and even the audio performance of the Mee M6 lacks them. The treble also seems a little too penetrating because the low frequencies are not balanced and the Audio Timbre does not allow the aftertaste of a high-end audio device produced by the Sennheiser CX275 and Beyerdynamic DTX-102ie. The sound recording isn’t great either, and songs like Caravan from the Whiplash soundtrack or Live performances by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra don’t sound as complete and healthy as other headphones. The Mee M6 also lacks the softness and heat up offered by all good headphones in this price range.

The Mee M6 cannot live up to the reputation of its previous products, such as the initial mee M6 or the M6 Pro, and simply offers very unbalanced audio performance. Since these are sports-oriented headphones, the focus can be on providing sufficient volume, but powerful bass performance is also important to maintain the rhythm, and The Mee M6 cannot deliver here.