Model M6Pro released by MEEAudio several years ago, became a real hit. Inexpensive headphones with a removable cable, designed for stage monitoring, could not but become popular with budget-minded musicians. Recently, MEEAudio decided to update their hit, releasing a more advanced version, called M7Pro.
In the development of the new modification MEEAudio decided to take into account the feedback received from musicians actively using M6Pro, so there were several changes. First, the cable connectors were replaced with standard MMCX, because they are the most common option in monitoring systems. Secondly, the sound was ottyuningovan in the direction of increasing the bass and reducing the HF, because the main target audience of the model – drummers and bass players. To do this, the company decided to use a hybrid circuit with a large dynamic radiator and a single "armature". These changes affected the price, so the M7Pro sold for $ 150, which is 3 times more expensive than the M6Pro. Thus, we are not talking about an "upgrade" now, but about the appearance of a more expensive model that will co-exist with the "six."
- Emitters: 10 mm dynamic + with a balanced armature
- Frequency range: 10 Hz – 20 kHz
- Impedance: 16Ω @ 1 kHz
- Sensitivity: 93 ± 3 dB / mW @ 1 kHz
- The maximum power: 30 mW
- Cable: 1,3 m, interchangeable, with MMCX connectors, 3 pieces included
- Headset microphone: Omnidirectional, 100 Hz – 10 kHz, -42 ± 3 dB
- Plug: 3.5 mm TRS and TRRS
Package and delivery set
The headphone box is similar in design to the package of the younger model, but is made more strictly – with the opening flap on the front panel. Inside are the headphones themselves, a large case on the snake, a pair of wires (with and without a headset), two pairs of foam nozzles, 4 pairs of nozzles of different types, a clothes clip for fixing the cable on clothes, an adapter for 6.3 mm and various pieces of paper.
In general, the delivery kit is very good, and the packaging looks quite "on the level."
Design and wearing comfort
The appearance of the model is similar to the "younger brother" in the face of M6Pro. The same small ergonomic body, made of transparent plastic, through which you can admire the interior of the model. A small size and a reasonably selected shape allow you to comfortably put your headphones in almost any ears. The soundtrack is long enough to provide sound insulation above the middle, especially with multi-flange nozzles. The appearance of the headphones slightly spoil the internal seams and ribs of rigidity, but the build quality is quite good.
The complete wires are made quite simply: smooth silicone insulation does not harden in the cold, little microphone and is not prone to tangling. Near the connectors are made areas with the effect of memory, allowing you to adjust the "zaushiny" as you would be convenient. The splitter block and the connector are very reliable, in general, reliability is the main thing that developers wanted to achieve from the wire. Very interesting looks garnuturny cable, the unit with the microphone is made translucent, so you can see what's inside. Thanks to the use of MMCX connectors, you can easily choose a replacement for standard cable or vice versa – use the wire from this model with other headphones.
The following equipment was used for listening.
- Yulong DA9 and Resonessence Labs Concero HP as DAC and amplifier
- Apple MacBook Pro Retina 2016 as a source
- Fidelia in the role of player
- and iBasso DX200 and others in the role of portable players
- High-resolution records in Lossless-formats (Dr. Chesky The Ultimate Headphone Demonstration Disc and others)
Before listening to the headphones were heated for 48 hours, no noticeable changes in the sound was observed.
The "previous" model in the person of M6Pro was different monitor, partly bright sound, so during the finalization the company was faced with the task of adapting the new model to interesting main consumers – musicians, and mainly representatives of the rhythm section. Therefore, in the M7Pro added low-frequency and picked up the peak on the HF, obtaining a very V-shaped response.
The bass is the dominant in the sound of these headphones. Qualitatively it is not bad, there is also a normal speed that facilitates the transfer of textures, and the density that many like so much, but there are a lot of it. In many respects this is the "fault" of deep low frequencies, which this model does not attempt to hide (after all, they are important for the target audience), so there is a feeling that the bass is always present in any composition, which is not always appropriate. Although, of course, lovers of powerful LF, such a pitch can please.
The MF would be very good, if not turned out to be regularly blocked by bass. Regarding the "sixes", M7Pro takes a step forward in terms of the naturalness of the transfer of vocals and instruments (only it was necessary to remove the high-frequency peak). Not bad emotions and microns of recording are transmitted, but not always it turns out to hear, especially on the rich music. The imaginary scene is traditionally small, like most dark M7Pro models gravitate toward an intimate pitch.
The HF here is absolutely not tiresome, despite the small peak they are not sharp, and this is done by quantitative reduction, and by smoothing the attacks. Fortunately, in MEEAudio they did not move the HF somewhere very far, they still exist and balance the bass, but not enough to shift the pitch to the side of light.
I will not give comparisons, since the M7Pro headphones with a noticeable dark color of sound, so almost all the comparisons are reduced to "completely different."
By the way, the JVC's Spiral Dots are a bit of a bass, making the M7Pro slightly closer to the neutral.
Headphones can be listened to with any source, low impedance in them is compensated by low sensitivity, so with smartphones will be quite loud, and with powerful players background noise will not interfere. In general, a super-class source is not needed for these headphones, they will still play in their own style.
Genre headphones, naturally, tend to those styles where the prevalence of low frequencies is important. To the quality of the record, they are moderately critical, according to the traditional 10-point scale, somewhere around 6.
In general MEEAudio made another monitors for musicians. M7Pro are not intended for listening to music by audiophiles (however, they may like lovers of LF), so do not expect them to "typical" sound. The headphones that are made for the drummers and bassists sound exactly as it should be to the musicians themselves. And for music lovers MEEAudio has new Pinnacle P2, which I will soon tell about as well.