MEElectronics A151-BK Balanced Armature In-Ear Headphones for iPod, iPhone, MP3/CD/DVD Players (Black)




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  1. 50an6xy06r6n says:
    30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great, detailed earphones, March 23, 2011
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    First things first, if you’re the kind of person who’s always complaining that all your headphones don’t have enough bass, these headphones are not for you. That’s not to say that the A151s lack bass, but just that they’re not particularly bass-heavy headphones. Now that that’s out of the way, I’ll try to give an idea of how the A151s sound. I’m not a professional, so just bear with me here. First off, what these headphones really excel in is in detail. When you’re listening to a song with them, you can easily pick out individual instrument lines from the music. Especially on some songs from bands like Fleetwood Mac and Pink Floyd, the overlapping guitar parts can really easily be distinguished. If you listen hard enough, you can even hear details you never heard before. It’s really pretty cool. As for the sound, it’s generally pretty balanced, without any frequencies that overpower the others. As I mentioned before, the bass is not huge, and doesn’t go down to like the super rumbling frequencies you can’t really hear, but is adequate for most music. At first, the bass might sound a little grainy, but this goes away with usage. Another note is that some vocals may sound slightly muffled, but it’s only noticeable on certain tracks. However, because it’s not as good with super low bass, it might not be a good choice for electronic music like dubstep. The sound works well, however, with rock music, or any music that uses actual instruments… Now, a note about the fit: These headphones are meant to be worn with the cord looped over the ear, which accounts for the design. This eliminates pretty much all the noise that you get from the cord rubbing against clothing and stuff, so a big plus. Also, you might need to play around with the eartips a bit, because I had a bit of trouble getting a good seal with these. If you don’t, the music might sound a bit tinny. Also, in terms of build, the cord on the A151s is really solid. It looks a little weird at first, but it’s really flexible and doesn’t kink up or anything, and well-relieved at connector areas.
    All in all, a really solid pair of earphones.

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  2. Nick says:
    24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    If You Like Thumping Bass, Stay Away, October 25, 2011
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    Read alot of positive reviews about these but I don’t think the sound is for me. Speakers and headphones are very subjective. One persons pleasure is another’s poison. Some like alot of bass. Some alot of detail. Some folks prefer a more neutral sound. My other set of earphones are from Denon but I can’t remember the model. They’re no longer made but are the dynamic type and cost approx. $30.

    The MEElectronics A151’s are the first armature type earphones I’ve tried.

    First off, you have to get used to putting these in your ears properly. Once you get used to that it’s not a problem. Just takes a little bit more time. That being said they are pretty comfortable. They were even more so when I switched to the Sony Hybrid earbuds (Highly recommended). I can wear these for a long time without any irritation.

    Construction is well made. The wiring is great and the ear pieces look nice and sturdy. Unlike some people I like the straight jack a opposed to a right-angled one.

    Now for the sound. Definite difference in sound signature from the Denon dynamic types. If you’re a bass head don’t even think about these. You will find yourself playing with the EQ to get more bass. Yes, the bass is there and finely defined but not real deep. These are more detailed than the Denons but to my ears more on the bright side. Sort of like the music is being played in a room with lots of glass windows. I find I get listener fatigue pretty quickly and find myself turning the volume down lower and lower the longer I listen. I also found myself playing with the equalizer for a tad more bass even though I’m not a bass head but some music you just want to “feel” more rather than worrying about whether the bass is accurate or not. That would just take the fun out of listening to some types of music. That being said, I don’t like to have to fiddle with the equalizer.

    In conclusion, I find myself listening to my old Denon’s more often. They have a warmer tone with more bass although not as tight as the A151’s. I have to note that the Denon’s bass improved with the Sony Hybrids from the original stock buds that came with them. The sound didn’t change on the A151’s when using the Hybrids but were less irritating to the ear canal. I guess the bottom line is I like the warmer sound of the Denon’s as opposed to the colder more detailed sound of the A151’s. I hope this helps some make a buying decision.

    I know I used the words “find” and “found” alot in this review so sorry if some folks found that annoying. No pun intended there.

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