MEElectronics A151 (Black) review: MEElectronics A151 (Black)

6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
  •  
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

CNET Editors' Rating

4 stars Excellent
  • Overall: 8.0
  • Design: 7.0
  • Features: 7.0
  • Performance: 8.0
  • Value: 9.0

Average User Rating

5 stars 4 user reviews
Review Date:
Updated on:

The Good The MEElectronics A151 earphones offer comfortable fit and very detailed sound for an affordable price. They also come with a carrying case.

The Bad No integrated microphone for making cell phone calls; bass-lovers will probably find the bass a little too thin for their tastes.

The Bottom Line At around $50 online, the MEElectronics A151s are among the most affordable balanced-armature earphones out there and deliver very good sound for the money.

Editors' Top PicksSee All

We've reviewed several MEElectronics headphones and generally have been impressed with their value proposition. They tend to deliver good bang for the buck and the company's A151 balanced-armature in-ear headphone is one of the better sounding earphones in its price range of around $50 online.

The first thing you'll notice about it is that it has 47-inch-long braided cable that looks like the wires used on expensive custom in-ear models from Ultimate Ears and JH Audio. No, you don't get the build quality of higher-end models, but it's decent enough for a $50 headphone and I found them comfortable to wear and it was easy to get a tight seal.

The A151 comes with five sets of eartips (small/medium/large silicon; double flange; large triple flange) and a clamshell carrying case, which is nice, but I could have done without the big MEElectronics logo (it screams "Made in China"). One other small gripe: while the cord is very flexible it does have a tendency to get twisted up easily.

I was impressed with the A151s' sound -- they offer very detailed, transparent sound and can dig pretty deep on the low end, though I felt the bass could have been a little punchier. I also didn't think they were quite as open or dynamic as more expensive earphones from Shure and Audeo, but those models cost more than twice the price (and in some cases, three times as much or more).

The A151's braided cord looks like the wires used on expensive custom in-ear models. Sarah Tew/CNET

Editors' Top PicksSee All

 

Join the discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Where to Buy

MEElectronics A151 (Black)

Part Number: EP-A151-BK-MEE
Pricing is currently unavailable.

Quick Specifications See All

  • Regional specs shown for US. UK specs are unavailable.

  • Color black
  • Sound Output Mode stereo
  • Additional Features gold-plated plug
  • Type headphones
  • Headphones Form Factor Ear-bud
  • Connector Type mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm