MEElectronics Atlas: striking headphones, decent soundThe MEElectronics Atlas offer distinctive looks and a good suite of features but aren't as talented at sound isolation as some others.
[MUSIC]. Buying headphones these days is hard, most of them look the same and all of them invariably sound the same with boosted bass and highs. Hi, I'm Ty Pendlebury, and the MEElectronics Atlas, takes the ME and Atlas names to heart and tried to make a distinctive looking headphone, which is also good for use on the road. The headphones come in a number of different designs with all feature printed artwork. I'm not all that big a fan of the looks, but at least the angular lines don't have the width of beats or other street style headphones do. These headphones fold for easier storage in your bag, and the flat cable is also detachable, and pretty tangle free too. Remote control attached to it comes with it microphone and a universal volume control. It will work with any source, it's not IOS specific. Sound quality is good if you tend to watch rock or dance music, with a very modern and heavy presentation. There's also a slight notch in the upper register that gives vocals a little more presence. But compared against hi-fi headphones at the same price, they seem a little closed in. As these are closed headphones though, the noise isolation isn't as good as other models at the price. Both the trade off, is that some of the may not make your ears sweat as much. Likewise they might also be good for exercise, if you don't like in-ear models. This has been Ty Pendlebury for cnet.com.