There are many Bluetooth headsets with noise reduction function in the market, but the price is relatively expensive. For example, the prices of products such as Sony and BOSE are basically around 2,000 CNY. But now, we have a better choice, because MEIZU has launched a price-effective wireless noise canceling headphones - MEIZU EP63NC.
The packaging design of MEIZU EP63NC is not very luxurious, but it is also the mainstream design of the same level of products, the deep black makes the product look very high-end. And we can see that the overall design is relatively simple from the rendering of this headset at the front of the box. The bottom right corner of the box is the product model. The back is some highlights, features and parameters of the product etc.
It is worth mentioning that this headset also supports apt-X technology, which can achieve lossless transmission of audio. This is a very useful feature for those who like to listen to songs. Of course, this should also be one of the necessary functions for a headset that pursue sound quality.
After opening the box, we can see that the earphone with neckband design, which is a popular style in recent years. And its size is large enough to accommodate more batteries, which means that the battery life is quite well. Moreover, compared with other common styles of in-ear headphones, the earphones are also relatively strong to wear, especially suitable for use during sports or commuting.
Firstly, let’s take a look at the accessories. The package comes with a headphone storage bag made of silicone material and the hand feeling is quite comfortable. The storage bag is quite unique because the sealing part with magnetic design, but it is also easy to be contaminated by dust because of material problems. In addition, the package also including two sets of earmuffs with different sizes to meet the needs of different users, and the charging cable is still the traditional Micro USB interface like before.
Next, we will focus on this headset. Although it adopts neckband design, MEIZU still has reduced the size of this headset as the lightweight and compact body can greatly enhance the wearing comfort. Some people have said that the realization of non-inductive wear is the most important thing for Bluetooth headsets. To a certain extent, MEIZU EP63NC headset meets this demand.
The U-shaped neckband of MEIZU EP63NC wireless noise canceling headphones has a built-in nickel-titanium memory alloy, not only can be bent when used, but also can be restored to the default state when opened, so it is convenient to storage and fit the neck better when wearing. In fact, this headset supports IPX5 waterproof which makes it more suitable for daily weather wear.
The design of the earphone cavity portion is common, but it is very stable to wear because there are earmuffs with different sizes for choosing. In addition, this headset uses the Bluetooth 5.0 transmission protocol, with 10mm composite diaphragm unit, clear and balanced three-frequency for all around sound effect.
As MEIZU's first wireless active noise canceling headphones , now we mainly talk about the noise reduction function. After power-on, it will enter the noise reduction mode by default. It uses the Austrian AMS microelectronic intelligent noise reduction chip, and there are two noise reduction microphones, which can intelligently identify the surrounding noise and emit reverse sound waves for noise cancellation.
The difference between the effect of turning on noise reduction and turning off noise reduction is very obvious, especially when the ambient sound is noisy. And it supports the ambient sound mode, which means that you can keep a part of the ambient sound (such as horn sound) to ensure your commute safety when you are out. MEIZU also set a dedicated noise reduction switch on the headset to switch modes quickly.
For example, when taking the bus, the noise reduction effect is very obvious because the car's engine roar is successfully weakened, so the instantaneous music sound can fill the ears. However, when taking the subway, the noise reduction effect is not very good due to the ambient noise (the whistling sound due to the very fast speed) is too large, but this can be understood. And the effect is quite obvious compared to when the noise reduction function is turned off.
The sound quality and noise reduction of MEIZU EP63NC fully satisfy my daily needs, and the battery life is quite excellent. The official statement is that MEIZU EP63NC can achieve 11 hours of long battery life without turning on noise reduction, and its battery life can still reach more than 8 hours even if it is turned on noise reduction. From my actual using experience, the MEIZU EP63NC can achieve more than 9 hours of battery life after turn on the noise reduction. In addition, MEIZU EP63NC also supports Meizu's fast charging technology, which can be used for three hours after charging for 15 minutes, so that we will feel very relieved when we go out.
It is also worth mentioning that this headset can connect two devices at the same time, and can switch freely between the two devices in one pairing. It is very convenient for those people who have multiple mobile phones. And we can wake up the voice assistant by clicking the multi-function button, which also should be a very important and necessary function of the current headset.
After solving the noise problem, the voice call effect of MEIZU EP63NC wireless noise canceling headphones is also very good. Because it has a separate microphone for receiving sound, the call is very clear when using Meizu EP63NC. And we can also wear this Meizu EP63NC Bluetooth headset directly when playing games, because Bluetooth 5.0 has almost a little delay, basically can achieve real-time synchronization of pictures and sounds. I wore this earphone to play PUBG and found the effect is very good. I thought we can completely abandon the wired headset from now on.
In general, MEIZU EP63NC Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones are perfect, with excellent noise reduction and good sound quality. What’s more valuable is that when the price of all major brands of noise cancelling Bluetooth headsets is about 1000-2000CNY, the price of MEIZU EP63NC is less than half of them. The only regret may be that the MEIZU EP63NC does not use the Type-C interface, but this is acceptable.