Today we are reviewing the M9 from MEELectronics, a pair of in-ear earphones aimed at the budget conscious consumer. The earphones are decked in black and have a simple yet attractive design. The earphone shells are made out of metal with a flexible cable coming out of their bottom and a bass reflex port at the back. The cable has a snazzy translucent look to it and feels sturdy. It is a Y-Type cable and has a length adjusted near the junction. The 3.5mm jack on the other end has a slightly bent design that is somewhat between an L-Type jack and a straight jack. The cable also has a clip for attaching it to your clothes.
The M9 come with a very comprehensive bundle. There are the standard eartips in three sizes and two pairs of double flange eartips, the black ones being optimized for a bass heavy sound like the standard ear tips, while the gray ones are optimized for a more balanced sound. To be honest though, we did not notice much difference between them. Then you also get something to wind your earphones around, an airplane adaptor and of course a carry case.
Now getting to the important part and that is the audio quality. The first thing you notice (provided you are wearing the right sized eartips) is that the bass is punchy and powerful but without being overwhelmingly so. The treble is pretty decent too although we have heard better. The mid-range is pretty weak and sounds terribly muffled. Genres such as Trance and Hip-Hop sound good, but Pop and rap don't.
Overall, the M9 are pretty decent sounding earphones for the money. The best part about them is that they come with a very comprehensive bundle. For Rs. 1,250 with a one-year warranty, we think they are decent value for money.