Price: $20 (MSRP $49.99)
Wear style: Over the ear
Key features: In-line microphone (M6P version only), memory wire for secure fit
In Short: A highly recommended, energetic earphone that is great for the gym but achieving a good fit can be hassle.
The MEElectronics M6 and Sport-Fi S6 are THE do-it-all headphones at this price. They are well-built, offer decent isolation, are comfortable and very secure once properly fit, and come bundled with all the accessories you might need. The included memory wire near the housings help secure it in place which is especially useful when working out, but some might find it annoying. If so, you can simply remove it with a knife.
The Sports-Fi S6 is essentially the same headphone as the M6 but it comes with a couple extra accessories: a sports armband to hold your music player and a modular cable to shorten the length. It also uses a red/black color scheme.
The M6 is no slouch in terms of sound quality either. The bass extends well and is very impactful although it does not quite reach bass-head status. Mids are a touch forward but this is evened out by smoothness and warmth. Treble is clear and sparkly but some might find it sibilant at times. Voices can sound slightly distanced but most people will not see this as a weakness unless the majority of their music is centered around the vocals. Overall the frequency response is slightly V-shaped, and the M6 shines with electronic music. Those who highly value spaciousness and soundstage might want to take a look at the similar-sounding M9 although the M6 edges it out in almost all other aspects.
It is very hard to be disappointed in the M6 / S6. It is suitable for any environment and does not have any glaring flaws which is impressive for a ~$20 earphone. The only situation where I would advise against the M6 is if you are constantly taking your earphones in and out.
|Color options||Black, Clear, Black/Red|
|Sensitivity||98 dB (1mW @ 1KHz)|
|Frequency Response||20-20k Hz|
|Cable||4.6ft (1.4m) with L-plug and memory wire near housings|
|Included accessories||Carrying case, shirt clip, 6 pairs of silicone tips (S/M/L single-flange, bi-flange, M/L tri-flange, cable organizer, airplane adapter|
|Recommended tips||Sony Hybrids, De-Cored Shure Olives, Comply T-500|