It's hard to come across good inexpensive headphones these days. The market is flooded with all sorts of in-ear earphones in all price ranges, but headphones, especially good ones, are still a pricey affair. The headphones that we are reviewing today are an exception though. Not only are they inexpensive, as we found out in our tests, they also sound quite good.
The HT-21 from MEElectronics are a pair of lightweight headphones. The speakers are supra-aural, which means they sit on your ears rather than covering it. The speakers aren't completely flat though and have a thin ring of cushion around them like circum-aural headphones. The headbands are adjustable for height and the speakers are foldable, which means you can fold them flat and then tuck them in so you can slip them inside the supplied carry case. The cable is single-sided and ends in an L-type plug four feet away.
The build quality of the headphones is good and they are also very light. Their design isn't very flattering though, and they look very basic.
To test the audio quality of the HT-21, we connected it to several sources, including a Cowon X7, MacBook Pro and a Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio soundcard. Initial impressions about the audio quality were very favorable. The sound had good amount of clarity to it and the bass had a decent punch.