Why is it so hard to find a decent review for Bluetooth headphones? Yeah I know you audiophiles need the AUX wire. But sometimes people just want to meet somewhere in the middle of quality and wireless. So here comes MEElectrionics to the rescue. Time for another pro/con list.
· Lightweight (7.5 oz)
· Uses Bluetooth 4.0 (better connection than 3.0, and saves battery)
· Uses aptX and AAC technology for awesome Bluetooth streaming quality (for all yall audiophiles)
· 350 hours standby time
· 22 hours of playback time (music OR talking)
· Optional AUX cable If you run out of batteries
· Comes with durable carrying case
· Can’t use buttons when using AUX cable without any battery
· Ear cushion is a bit small (I modded it. See below)
· Microphone could be better
The MEElectronics Air-Fi Matrix2 AF62 is the second iteration if the Matrix headphone. It’s improved a lot since the first one, including upgrading Bluetooth firmware, using aptX and AAC technology, and improving NFC range and battery life. Yeah I just threw a whole bunch of terms at you that may or may not mean anything to you. Let me clarify some of this with quotes:
aptX® technology powers the pure, wireless sound behind many of the world’s finest smartphones, speakers, soundbars, headphones and tablets.
aptX® has been the best kept secret of the professional audio industry for many years. Now music lovers can enjoy the rich listening experience that only aptX® can deliver: pure wireless sound that doesn’t compromise on audio quality.
Okay never mind with quotes, that meant nothing to me. Basically aptX is a type of codex that works well with Bluetooth. It can send the music over in a way that is optimized by Bluetooth and reproduce CD-like quality without the wires. AAC is a standard for audio compression, which again makes you music sound better. NFC is a type of technology for Android phones to enable pairing by placing the android phone on the headphones and clicking confirm to pair. Phew… Good we got that over with. I actually use an iPhone, so I wasn’t able to test the NFC, but there are a few YouTube videos out there that test it.
Before I get to the headphones, I wanted to mention that I did upgrade the ear cushions, because I have huge ears and I don’t like anything touching them. With these upgraded cushions, they completely surround my ears and are really comfortable. The sound quality actually sounds better to me. Here are the cushions I used:
How’s the sound quality? FREAKING AMAZING holy crap, these babies sound so good. I mean I’m no audiophile, but I have been through a lot of earphones and headphones in the past (all wired by the way), and the Matrix2 is far more superior. Even powered by a tiny battery, the Matrix2 has these really boom-like bass and crisp trebles. I hear using these with an equalizer would greatly improve the headphones, but I have never tried it.
So upgrading the cushions have made these the perfect headphones for me. I use them daily on my commute to work. Wires are getting outdated quickly. It’s time to move on to Bluetooth.
Hit me with your questions folks
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