M6 PRO 2nd Generation Noise-Isolating Musician’s In-Ear Monitors with Detachable Cables
With their modular construction, comfortable fit, and great sound, the M6 PRO in-ear monitors have been a hit with musicians all around the world. The new 2nd-generation model features upgraded sound and build quality and introduces MEE audio’s first-ever optional personalization with available custom-engraved faceplates.
The M6 PRO can be purchased as a made-to-order item on the standalone MEE Professional website by clicking the Customize button above.
Note: meeaudio.com accounts do not carry over to the new website, so you will need to create a new account during checkout when using it for the first time. You can also register here.
Designed for the Stage, Built for the Road
With their modular construction, comfortable fit, and great sound, the M6 PRO in-ear monitors have been a hit with musicians all around the world. The new 2nd-generation model features upgraded sound and build quality and introduces MEE audio’s first-ever optional personalization with available custom-engraved faceplates
An ultrathin 5µm driver diaphragm and aluminum voice coil are capable of more precise movement than conventional drivers, delivering clear, full-range audio. The highly acclaimed sound of the M6 PRO gets further refined for the second generation with revised tuning above 2 kHz for an even more accurate midrange and smoother, more natural treble.
The sealed in-ear design of the M6 PRO and included Comply™ T-Series memory foam eartips reduce outside noise, enabling safer listening volumes and improving sound quality for a superior audio experience.
Exceptional Fit & Comfort
Designed for extended listening sessions, the lightweight, low-profile M6 PRO utilizes flexible over-the-ear memory wire and seven pairs of eartips to provide a secure, personalized fit for all ears, eliminating the need to re-adjust your earphones.
Built To Last
Engineered for real-world reliability, the M6 PRO features a sweat-resistant design and detachable, replaceable cables, with both a regular stereo cable and headset cable included in the box. Connection points and other hardware have been redesigned for the 2nd generation model to improve toughness under harsh conditions.
Things don't always go according to plan the real world. If your headphones get crushed, shredded, fried, or simply left behind at a venue we’ve got you covered. Just tell us what happened and we’ll give you a new pair at half price, no questions asked. Visit MEEaudio.com/LRP for more information.
What's in the Box
M6 PRO In-Ear Monitors
What's in the Box
The M6 PRO is covered by a 1 year warranty. If you are not satisfied with your product, contact MEE audio to help resolve your issues. A lifetime warranty program is available for this product. Visit MEEaudio.com/LRP for more information or to request a replacement.
M6 PRO Product Manual
For information on troubleshooting, maintenance, and more please refer to the included M6 PRO user manual.
Things don't always go according to plan the real world. If your headphones get crushed, shredded, fried, or simply left behind at a venue we've got you covered. Just tell us what happened and we'll give you a new pair at half price, no questions asked. Visit MEEaudio.com/LRP for more information or to request a replacement.
Fit Video: How to Wear the M6 PRO
Watch the fit video below, which demonstrates how easy it is to wear the M6 PRO IEMs and achieve the perfect seal in easy to follow steps.
Great quality and noise isolation; not thrilled with the sound
Posted by Austin A
I am a lifelong guitarist - amateur-ish (some gigs for money when I was younger, but mostly for fun). I've always used wedges, but I've also had many pairs of headphones for practice, including some audio-technica in-ears which I loved until a recent cable-related accident rendered them inoperable.
The best thing about these is the build quality - I especially like the two cables after the abovementioned incident with my previous earbuds. The fit is also great, as is the look. The noise isolation is also better than my audio-technica buds, and possibly even my beyerdynamic headphones.
Where it falls down for me a bit is the sound - it sounds okay live, but listening to it at home I feel like the bass and vocals are too subdued and the highs are too sharp and strident. I am missing about 50Hz at the bottom of the mix and I need to tone down 6-7k to get them where I want them. This is fine at home but not something I can do on the go, and I am not sure what the issue is. Maybe I am expecting too much from a set of earbuds by comparing them to $150 studio headphones, but I feel like the highs are too glaring to overlook. I might even try for the custom-fit eartips to see if the sound is a fit issue, because I really do like the build quality and the value these provide.
Great for the price
Posted by Jasmin
Excellent sound quality and value, have been a fan since I first bought these at the 2015 NAMM show. 7 years later and they're still holding the same price - that's a win in 2022!
Relatively flat monitors
Posted by GuitarTech
I was looking for a pair of flat/reference in ear monitors for music production that don't break the bank. I like bass as much as the next guy but not having a ton of bass added into the mix was vital here, which is the problem with most consumer earbuds. I also wanted good noise isolation because I often work in loud environments, sometimes even on planes while traveling.
These fit the bill on both counts - the sound is close enough to flat to be usable for light mixing, and the isolation (with the memory foam ear tips) is good enough to be used on flights. I wish they came with several pairs of the foam buds because buying replacements will eventually exceed the cost of the monitors themselves, but it is what it is.
Posted by Miguel Jimenez
They sound good and parts are cheap and easy to reply. Perfect on the road monitors!
Posted by Fret 21
Bought an extension cable to plug them in, then I realized there is a 72 inch cable available. Doh!
best motorcycle buds I've tried
Posted by FireBlade
Using these with a full-face bike helmet that normally lets a lot of road and wind noise through most earbuds.
These work great with the included memory foam earplugs - np ringing, no drone, barely any distractions up to highway speeds. For me this is a pro, maybe for others it could be a con.
Sound is totally serviceable, maybe not audiophile quality but definitely better than ""ok"". Fit is great.
Most importantly, I feel that my ears are moderately protected, plus the added safety aspect of staying engaged with music or lectures on long rides - great to stave off fatigue.
Speaking of long rides, the longest I've done so far is around 210mi (4 hours) of mixed roads, and didn't even have a problem with sweat getting in and blocking the sound (has happend with some previous earbuds)
Overall, these are well worth the $$
Didnt buy them new
Posted by Ron
i bought a used one because it was the cheapest thing i could find with fast shipping. i dont know how old they are but hope they last
Good for Everyday Use
Posted by Jason W
I originally purchased the M6 PRO to use at the gym but now I use them for studying, gaming, and traveling. Comes in a nice case so they’ve been easy for me to carry around everywhere and throw into my backpack. I opted for the personalized faceplates and have gotten positive comments on them/people asking where I got them from. I’ve had the clear model for about 5 months now but will probably want to try out a different color once these break, if ever.
inexpensive pick for professionals
Posted by 6Drummer
I am a live sound musicians and bought these for in ear monitoring. I like the wide range of earbuds included and had to try quite a few of them before I found one that matched my ears. Suond is decent, the fit is good and the memory wire works okay - not very soft but also not overly stiff.
Not bad at all in terms of value for money, to get something better you would be spending well north of $100 (probably in the $200-400 range).
Sound great and fit.
Posted by Billy G
I use the M6 for my pdcast so I can hear my cohost, they are comfortable enough and stay in my ears for the duration. I need to get a longer cable but otherwise woudnt change a thing!
Invisible buds for videoconferencing
Posted by Maine
Bought these for to use as a headset for Zoom calls because I wanted something clear and hard to see in the ear. I normally use studio headphones but those are bulky. With these, I can run the cable up the back of my shirt and put just one earbud in my ear and it's nearly impossible to see that I'm wearing a headset. The other earbud I just leave hanging down my back or tuck into my shirt.
Highly recommended for this purpose! I might upgrade to the mono cable in the future- that way I won't have to tuck one of the earbuds!
The first gen were smaller
Posted by Rob
The first generation of these was smaller which fit better for me, but I realize fit is a subjective thing. I wear headgear sometimes while performing so the lower profile earpieces were a godsend.
Sound quality is as good or better on these and the durability (especially cables) is much better.
Wish I could have the quality of the new model in the earpieces of the old model, but I suppose
Not bad at all
Posted by Cruise Singer
Using these for live perofrmances so I could hear and hopefully stay on the correct time. They are not exactly JH Audio quality but they work fine for this purpose
Great sound for first pair of monitors
Posted by Jessie
Good as my first pair of in-ears. Using them with a e-kit during rehearsals and also live. Don't have a lot to compare them to, but used to use borrowed Sure earbuds and I like them just as much. Thanks to @davidcoladrums for the recommendation.
Tip: Use the included stereo cable for any live/monitoring use, as the jack on the cable with the mic can cause problems. I'll be picking up a couple of spare stereo cables in different lengths, and saving the cable with the mic for use while traveling.
Value for musicians
Posted by Shany
This is my first set of in ear monitors. I've spent time in music studios primarily using various Sony, AKG, and Beyer models, so I know a bit about high end audio gear. These are a really good value. They will not replace my studio headphones, but the sound is definitely not miles off, either.
For anyone trying to figure out whether or not in ear monitors will work for you, these would be a solid place to start. The audio is well balanced and there is enough definition and not an overwhelming amount of bass. I imagine higher-end models provide a higher dynamic range and maybe smoother overall performance, but compared to other listening options I've tried - expensive studio headphones notwithstanding - these are much better.
Good, could be better for the price
Posted by James
Good monitors but I have now gone through both cables within 18 months. Granted, I am hard on my gear and I did get the first cable replaced under warranty without issue, but I still think that for 50 bucks I should be getting at least 2 years out of a piece of tech with no battery. 5/5 for the sound, 3/5 for the cable, 4/5 overall.
Posted by Anthony G
In ear monitor reviews are a little difficult because using them comes with so many variables that a review becomes at least partly subjective. Therefore, any opinion I express here is completely my own, based on my potentially imperfect hearing and the fit of the earbuds in my ears.
The monitors are small and comfortable. I found the large silicone tips the most comfortable in my ears, and the large "Christmas tree" silicone tips - and the memory foam tips - to provide the best and second-best noise isolation, respectively. Even with the Christmas-tree shaped buds, I was able to use them for 2 hours without any real issue, but I could definitely feel them more while wearing them. With the large standard silicone tips, there is no irritation or discomfort whatsoever even after 3+ hours
They fare better than other earbuds when it comes to staying in place when things get sweaty. I have had some experiences in the past where earbuds would simply work their way out of my ear completely over the course of an hour, but with these they at least stay in my ear canal.
The cable is a good length regardless of whether you use them with an iPhone/iPod or with a belt-mounted wireless pack. I also received several sets of silicone tips, a pair of memory foam tips, a nice hard carrying case, and a 1/4” adapter.
Next - audio and performance. I've been left pleasantly surprised with the sound quality, clarity, and noise protection. I tried them while playing, and also listening to recordings of my own playing via my recording gear. I used the memory foam tips for these as they seem to have the best "compromise" of noise isolation and comfort. I also listened to a number of tracks and drum playthroughs that I am familiar with and have heard countless times using other gear.
I found the clarity and bass response to be good, the highs to be present without being overly harsh, and the monitors to respond reasonably well to EQ before "farting out". Certainly there are more capable headphones and in-ear monitors - my own trusty Sennheiser HD280s have a significantly more "robust" sound to them
Since everyone’s hearing and personal preferences are different, your mileage may vary here. You might find the bass response to be lacking if your tastes lean more towards consumer audio (though in that case you can tweak it via EQ, to an extent). You may also find the highs to be overly present, especially if your hearing is better than mine on account of not being exposed to tons of poorly mastered, overdriven dive bar shows in your teens and twenties.
The sound quality is certainly sufficient if these are your first IEMs. Moreover, the price point is low enough that even if you have a higher-end, better-performing set already, these are worth picking up just to keep in your stick bag as a backup. Small nitpicks aside, there is a lot of value for money here.
Posted by KukoCL
I bought these form amazon, the blue ones (limited edition) and i love them. The sound is a bit V-shaped (just a bit) and it makes them really fun to enjoy your daily music. They are very comfortable, i can wear them for hours with the comply earbuds, and the fit is very good. I daily travel with them on the metro with lots of people and i never had any trouble with someone pulling my cables or removing the headphones from my ear.
Overall, for the price this is an awesome product that compares to other more expensive in ear monitors.
UPDATE ON MY INITIAL IMPRESSIONS
Posted by Theo
Continuing on from my initial impressions, I've allowed these to burn in for roughly 2 days, and I'm happy to report that I simply couldn't be happier with them. The highs have been tamed, and the bass smoothed out. It still doesn't have a flat frequency response, but it is awfully close. At my listening levels I don't hear any distortions or anything else that stands out to me as a considerable flaw. I'm seriously still astounded at the bang-for-buck value of these.
What I particularly like about these is that I popped them in when I went cycling, and I experienced no discomfort, nor did their seal get broken at all. I previously mentioned that I didn't end up using any of the included tips and instead opted to use the Sony Hybrids; however, I've actually found that the "double bubble" tips included worked best for me in terms of maintaining a perfect seal. As mentioned, they don't have a perfectly flat response, it does have a slight v-curve sound (and I do mean VERY slight)...which, as it turns out, is spot on perfect for what I need. I've got a whole bunch of "beast mode, cycling, fitness tempo" compilations, of which all tend to have an emphasis on rather powerful bass, and the slight v-curve sound pairs perfectly for this. The only thing I noticed is that, while cycling, I do tend to pick up a bit of wind noise, and as such, bass response is reduced. My best guess is that this happens because the housings aren't completely sealed (due to the dynamic drivers). But, in all honesty, this is probably a good thing in terms of safety whilst cycling.
I've also just ordered the Fiio M3 and the arm band for the M3, which I think will give me a fantastic budget friendly exercise audio setup.
Overall, I couldn't be happier with these. They sound absolutely fantastic, they're super comfortable, they maintain their seal whilst exercising, they look great (which is the least of my concern), and they're super budget friendly. If I absolutely had to mention a single downside, I'd say that I'd want them cheaper (heck, who wouldn't?)...but that's just being greedy.
For me, these are perfect for exercise and the occasional travel use.
Absolutely, unequivocally, without a doubt, HIGHLY recommended.
Astonish value for money
Posted by Theo
As of writing this review, I've only listened to the M6 Pros for about an hour, and I'm happy to report that I'm completely blown away by the value of this product.
About me: I don't own a huge collection of audio products, but that is simply because I am extremely diligent with my purchases. I always do weeks of research before I buy any sort of gadget so that I can be confident that I'm spending my money wisely. For that very reason, my only other set of headphones are the ATH-M40X, which have, for me, become the gold standard by which I compare all other headphones due to their exceptionally flat and accurate sound. Oh that's another thing, I'm one of those guys....I want my headphones to have as little impact on my listening experience as possible. By that I mean, I don't want them to change the music, but rather to produce it as faithfully as possible (within financial reason). And the M40X has proven to me that you honestly don't need to spend a small fortune to achieve precisely that.
My reason for wanting a set of buds simply comes down to travelling. The M40Xs are full sized cans, so they take up a lot more space than what a set of buds do.
M6 Pro Initial Impressions: Taking into account what I said above about wanting accurate audio products whilst keeping absolute value in mind, I have become a huge Audio Technica fan, which is why I was initially planning on getting the ATH-IM02. From all of the reviews I've read and watched, the collective feedback is that they are balanced and accurate, which sounded perfect to me. My only concern was the price. Let's face it, compared to the cost of other in-ears, $150-200 isn't a lot of money for a great performing set....but that is still quite a bit of money to be spending on such a tiny product. So I was concerned about whether or not I'm spending my money wisely. Would the ATH-IM02 fit the bill perfectly in terms of getting the best value for money? The M6 Pros are shouting: NO!
Seriously, how could a $50 set of buds be this good? I can't stress this enough...$50!!! I genuinely don't have an answer for you...it must be witchcraft. Granted, I haven't had a chance to listen to the ATM-IM02, but that's not the point. The point is that I trust the M40X, and will compare any headphones to them alone. So that being said, the M6 Pros really make me (and my wallet) smile.
Do they sound every bit as flat and true as the M40X? No, not yet anyways. It is for this reason that I'm leaving this review as merely an impression for now, rather than drawing any concrete conclusions for now. Most reviews seem to say that they get better with burn in. Now, you might be a believer or non-believer with regards to burn in, but personally I have not seen any concrete evidence to say that burn in absolutely does or doesn't work. So I've set them aside and I'll be playing the Frybaby track through them over the next 2 days or so.
So, how did they sound within the first hour? Honestly, even though I read and watched a ton of reviews, they still surprised me. Yes, they can be a bit sibilant (again, perhaps just for now) and it does seem to have an ever so slight v-shape sound, but the detail and clarity is fantastic. And keep in mind this is from a single dynamic driver, yet there was not a single sound missing. I previously had a set of FXZ200s (a $190 set), which was a dual BA + single dynamic setup, but they couldn't hope to provide as much clarity and detail as the M6 Pros. I also wonder if those who have complained about the highs have simply done so because they aren't accustomed to a relatively flat response. Because while I do (initially) hear a bit of sibilance, it's nowhere near as bad as others have reported.
Other things I like: I really, really like the form factor. That (other than the price) was the main thing that put me off of the ATH-IM02. I much prefer how the M6 Pro has a negative profile. I also like the fact that you get so many added bits and pieces with it. This shows that MEE really thought about giving customers a total package, to cram as much value into it as possible.
Things I don't like: I've never liked Comply tips, but that's simply because I've never found them to be comfortable for me. I tried the Comply ones that came with the M6 Pros, but unfortunately they ripped when I tried to take them off again. So if you're gonna test out the tips, make sure to test the Comply ones last. None of the other tips gave me both a comfortable feel and perfect seal, so I ended up using my trusty Sony Hybrids. The M6 Pros also have a fair amount of microphonics going on with the standard cable (the one without the mic and remote).
So that's it for the initial impressions.
Great sound, not so good audio jack
Posted by Unknown
I'm so impressed with the sound quality of this $50 earphones and I am very happy with it. However, the audio jack is a little loose on my iPhone and tends to unplug itself rather easily. Other than that, it's a great earphones!
MEE audio M6 Pro Quick Review by mark2410
Posted by mark2410
MEE audio M6 Pro Quick Review by mark2410
Brief: A bargain priced monitor
Price: US$50 or £35
Specifications: driver type moving coil (dynamic), driver size 10 mm, frequency response 20Hz to 20kHz, impedance 16 Ohms at 1K, sensitivity 100±3 dB (1mW at 1KHZ), maximum power input 30mW, Microphone Specifications directivity omnidirectional, frequency response 100 Hz to 10 kHz, sensitivity -42dB± 3dB, Product Details, ear coupling intraaural (in-ear), cable length 51 inches (1.3m), detachable, cable connector 3.5mm, right angle plug, weight 5.8oz (164g), water resistance rating IPX5.
Accessories: Protective carrying case, eartips, shirt clips, spare cable, ¼" adapter
Build Quality: Not just nice for the money but nice full stop. Sure it’s all plastic but the cable with the transparent outer sheath with its bright silvered mesh weave underneath, it is one of the best looking IEM’s anywhere and at any price. Its then all nicely put together and it’s all modular, the whole thing just exudes a quality level that is far in excess of its price.
Isolation: Pretty good. They may be dynamics but they are quite well sealed and thusly they isolate moderately well. Absolutely fine for most typical uses, out and about, on a bus. Tube and flights in a pinch but certainly not my first choice. Obviously more than enough to get yourself run over if you aren’t paying attention.
Comfort/Fit: Excellent. They must be worn up which not everyone love but I do and they fit me perfectly. They were perfectly comfortable to wear all day long too. First rate on both accounts.
Aesthetics: I love how these look. They are for me one of the best looking earphones out there. Not only are the buds fantastic looking but absolutely love that transparent sheath over that silvered mesh weave cable, stunningly good looking.
Sound: Normal consumers may not have their expectations met. I know I expected them to be very M6 like but other than visually they aren’t. Acoustically they have nothing in common with each other. The M6 Pro is a vastly more grown up, monitor like balanced IEM. It really is an In Ear Monitor too. The bass is competent and capable if a little boring. The mids are very nice, a little prominent and forward compared with what many will be used to. The treble is nicely refined, no edge, no brutality so some may find it not as in your face as they wish. It’s not attention seeking at all, very plain and easy on the ear. There is a bit of an upper vocal stridency but pair with something moderate, warm and don’t play silly buggers with the volume control and you’ll mostly be fine. They really aren’t an exciting thrill ride. They are grown up proper monitor like but for barely any money.
Not one for thrill seeking party people but if you’re a high school band, budding YouTube star, budding podcasting star, someone who wants an audio monitor but hasn’t tremendous wealth.
Value: Just silly, the look fantastic, they come with two cables, detachable cables, you can buy replacement cables, replacement single buds and even a single sided cable if you only wantto use one side. These should be pretty much at the top of the list for every budding audio based star starting out. They then come with a craze lifetime, will replace for half price if you kill them offer.
Pro’s: Looks stunningly good. Stupidly cheap real monitors. Crazy levels of modularity.
Con’s: Upper vocal tendency for stridency. Bass will be too polite for some.
Posted by Bob Amos
'd never heard of MEE until I heard an interview with MEE's founder. Curiosity led me to quite a few reviews written about these, and their prevailing opinion is that the M6 PRO represents a wonderful bargain.
aún por convencer
Posted by Oscar Pita
el material a mi parecer es de una calidad no muy convincente, en cuanto al sonido le doy una calificación de 8. llevo dos meses con estos auriculares y los dos cables han comenzado a fallar. puedo decir que estoy en un 70% satisfecho con este producto, esperaba más de él.
Posted by pintu nandi
i owned a pair of m6 pro...i am satisfied with the quaity and price....but i want mee audio to present a flagship in iems..added features like..balanced armature + dynamic drivers..like most of brand presenting this days..but the design should be in like m6 pro...and the specs and sond should blow us...kindly look forward to this suggestion..thank u.