MEIZU, which started with audio products, has already incorporated its music attributes into the brand's genes, so the consumers certainly have higher expectations for audio products produced by MEIZU company. This time, in addition to the release of the latest flagship smart phone model MEIZU 16s, MEIZU also released the MEIZU EP63NC Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones.
MEIZU-Style " Artisan Spirit" as always
The “exquisite sense” of MEIZU products was first seen from the MEIZU M6 player (produced 12 years ago). Today, we can still feel MEIZU’s persistence from the MEIZU EP63NC Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones. No matter it's packaging or the product itself, this product brings a sense of ritual to consumers, and it can even be said that the packaging materials of this earphone are slightly “over-packaged”.
MEIZU EP63NC Wireless Noise Canceling Headphone follow the minimalist style of the EP series headphones, not only the appearance does not have any cumbersome design, but also the main color chooses low-key gray. There is no red color wire like the EP52 Bluetooth headset, and there is no flamboyant of the HALO laser Bluetooth headset. Low-key, is the first impression of MEIZU EP63NC design gave me.
In order to ensure the wearing comfort, MEIZU EP63NC use a soft skin-friendly memory neckband, which will not be deformed even if it is bent many times, and the body weights of MEIZU EP63NC only 29g. Even if we wear headphones for more than 3 hours, there will be no obvious discomfort. In addition, users can choose the ear hooks size according to the structure of the ear, it should be noted that the ear hooks and ear caps are designed with integrated silicone, and cannot be separately replaced.
Although MEIZU EP63NC headphones are comfortable to wear, but compared to the real wireless headphones, it still has a stronger sense of wearing. For example, it is easy to press the neckband to cause the headphones fall off when lying on a bed；the neckbands are accompanied by synchronous shaking when running or doing most of the intense exercise, which is the biggest difference between MEIZU EP63NC and the true wireless earphones, and it is also a disadvantage of MEIZU EP63NC.
Compared with the real wireless headphones, the stability advantage of the neckband MEIZU EP63NC wireless headphones is highlighted, and the battery life of MEIZU EP63NC is also better. In fact, most of the true wireless headphones in the market can last for about 3 hours, while the MEIZU EP63NC can break through 10 hours easily, plus its own fast-charge technology, so we can listen for 3 hours while only charging for 15 minutes. However, it should be noted that through the actual measurement, it is found that the battery life will be weakened after the noise reduction is turned on, which can reduce the battery life about 2 to 3 hours.
In order to facilitate daily storage, MEIZU designed a special silicone storage bag. However, the size of storage bag is compact, and the earphones need to be carefully folded each time to be fully stored, and the pick-and-place experience is not as convenient as a true wireless earphone.
In order to realize the call function, MEIZU EP63NC with an independent wire-controlled microphone, which can guarantee the basic voice call quality. In addition, a physical button is designed at the microphone, which can quickly call the voice assistant and long press to broadcast the battery status.
MEIZU EP63NC with five function buttons totally. In addition to the microphone function buttons, another two are the power button and the noise reduction switch. Long press the power button to pair the device, short press the power button for music playback and pause, and volume + - button controls the volume of the headset, while the other side is the noise reduction function. In addition, long press the voice assistant button and volume button to switch voice prompts between Chinese and English.
The magnetic attraction function of the MEIZU EP63NC body hasn't power switch property, which can't turn off the power of the body after the adsorption. This design can prevent the user from forgetting to turn off the power of the earphone to cause the exhaustion of power. For this, the MEIZU EP63NC wireless noise canceling headphones really need to be optimized.
Add a soundproof wall to the noise
I found that this headset will broadcast the battery status when it connects to the phone, and the Android 8.0 system version can check the remaining power of the headset directly in the Bluetooth configuration interface. When the power is insufficient, MEIZU EP63NC will broadcast every five minutes to remind us. In order to keep the health of the body battery, the user should charge the earphone in timely, rather than charging after the power is completely exhausted.
Compared with MEIZU EP52 Bluetooth headset, this time MEIZU EP63NC wireless noise canceling headphone has obviously improved in sound quality performance, the tri-band layering is clearer, and the low-frequency effect is better after the addition of the Apt-X HD sound quality mode. The above-mentioned hearing test was auditioned by MEIZU 16s and Xiaomi Mi2s respectively, and there was no significant difference in the performance of the two terminals.
When dealing with some relatively regular ambient noise, the MEIZU EP63NC's noise reduction function is acceptable, but it can't isolate the outside noise completely. According to my experience, it is unrealistic to say goodbye fully to noise with its current level of noise reduction. Although the noise reduction performance of MEIZU EP63NC can't achieve the effect of high-end headphone products, but considering that it is limited by volume and product pricing, its noise reduction performance is enough to satisfy me.
Not only that, in order to ensure the safety of outdoor use, the user can double-click the noise reduction switch button to turn on the ambient sound mode to ensure that the external sound can be received normally when crossing the road or driving. In fact, the noise reduction of MEIZU EP63NC headphones can not completely achieve the effect of isolating the sound outside of the headphones. For example, when the headphones are turned on at a medium volume, I can still hear the conversations of my colleagues next to me if they increase the volume of the conversation.
In terms of delay testing, I used MEIZU EP63NC to play two mainstream games, "PUBG" and "Srike of Kings". The results showed that everything went smoothly, and there was no situation of stagnation or un-synchronization. Compared with the TWS true wireless headset, this is another obvious advantage of the lined wireless headset in addition to the endurance performance.
Even though MEIZU EP63NC wireless noise canceling headphones are not perfect, it is also a product with “rebellious” gene of MEIZU. People will be attracted by its low-key appearance, active noise reduction and long battery life. And with the addition of noise reduction, it can rely on this feature to seize the market.