Once you dip below the $50 mark in the portable headphone market, you're generally going to be looking at a noticeable drop-off in construction and sound quality. That's why we've been pleasantly surprised lately at the offerings in the budget price range. One example is the MEElectronics M6 earphones, a $40 set that offers a shockingly durable design that looks good and fits well. Better yet, they provide plenty of bass and generally good audio quality--if you're willing to make a small sacrifice in clarity and balance.
The Good The MEElectronics M6 earphones are inexpensive, and they offer plenty of bass and generally solid audio quality. The design is attractive, durable, and comfortable. A nice array of extras is included in the package.
The Bad The MEElectronics M6 earphones can be too bass-heavy at times; audio isn't the cleanest or the most balanced we've heard.
The Bottom Line The MEElectronics M6 earphones are a great value for bass-addicts, thanks to solid sound quality, a rugged design, and plenty of features.