Every third of us knows a Chinese manufacturer called Meizu, which produces budget smartphones. Of course, the company is not as progressive as Xiaomi and Huawei, but in small batches, the products diverge from store shelves. Today I wanted to talk about the new over-the-ear headphones called Meizu HD60.
The previous generation of the Meizu HD50 was introduced back in 2015, about three years ago. Therefore, in this article, I will tell you what changes the wireless over-the-ear headphones received, as well as the main pros and cons.
Now you can order the new generation Meizu HD60 headphones at an attractive price for $77.99.
Given its low price, I was surprised by the technical characteristics, for example, the presence of Bluetooth 5.0 and Qualcomm chip, also aptX codec, touch control, and many other chips.
Recently, I tested only compact wireless headphones in the form of earbuds, but I would like to know about the sound from over-the-ear wireless headphones too.
Meizu HD60: Specifications
|Driver unit:||40mm drivers|
|Bluetooth protocol:||aptX, ACC|
|Charging Time:||120 min|
Meizu HD60: Unboxing
A very solid and well-designed box that hit the table did not look like a budget device. On the front part, I see a picture of over-the-ear headphones with the name of the model and company, you can also see the Hi-Res Audio logo.
The back of the box received technical specifications, but everything is in Chinese. You can figure out the goals and I don’t think that this will be a strong problem for many users.
Inside the box, I found a protective carrying case in which the headphones themselves lay, a charging Type-C cable, an AUX cable from 3.5 mm to 3.5 mm and instructions.
In general, I was very pleased with the quality of the materials used, especially the cables themselves, which received a nice silicone material and it is quite durable, so breaks should not be expected.
Meizu HD60: Design
Since these are over-the-ear headphones, their wearing comfort is an important indicator. And I want to say that for my head, Meizu HD60 headphones fit very well and I could listen to music or watch movies for a whole day without any questions.
The same applies to wear on the outside, since I have winter and the temperature is about zero degrees, I wore them on a hat. After one hour of wearing, I did not feel any discomfort or other problems.
As for the sizes, the headphone cup itself is 80 x 90 mm, so the ears are completely closed. The weight of the headphones is about 245 grams and on the head, I did not feel strong pressure from the Meizu HD60.
The base of the over-the-ear headphones is made of stainless steel and it is very well assembled. The upper part is made of cow leather, but as you can outline, it does not look very presentable. According to the manufacturer, they made such a decision not without reason, since now such a view is in trend. Personally, my opinion is that I don’t see anything especially in this but just looks a little awkward.
The inside is made of mesh fabric and is quite pleasant to the touch.
The cups are made of matte plastic, where touch control is located on the right side. The earbuds of the Meizu HD60 headphones are very soft and pleasant to the touch. Noise isolation is excellent, as I said, the ears are completely closed.
Under the touch control on the right side is the on and off switch, 3.5 mm jack for the AUX cable, a hole for the microphone.
On the other side of the headphone, at the bottom, there is a Type-C port for charging the built-in battery and an additional hole for the noise-canceling microphone.
It is also worth saying that the full-size Meizu HD60 headphones do not have any protection against water. But the manufacturer does not indicate them as active headphones for sports. They are well suited for office purposes or regular travel to work or school.
In general, I liked the appearance and build quality of the full-size Meizu HD60 over-the-ear wireless headphones. But some elements in the design look a bit strange, namely a leather insert on the top that has raw edges. The remaining elements look stylish and most importantly reliably because of the stainless steel case.
Meizu HD60: Connection and Control
The over-the-ear headphones can be connected either via a 3.5 mm wire or wirelessly via Bluetooth 5.0. It is also worth noting that inside the headphone housing there is support for the Qualcomm chip and aptX codec. Therefore, during testing, I did not notice any connection problems and the connection was stable and there were no breaks.
The connection is quite simple and intuitive, the first thing is to turn on the headphones with the switch to ON mode. Next, go to the Bluetooth menu on the smartphone and connect the device.
The control via the touch panel on the right bowl copes very well with its task. I had no accidental clicks and I did not find any flaws.
The over-the-ear headphones are controlled by means of swipes, for example, up or down – increase or decrease the volume. If right or left – previous or next track. Also double tap – play/pause or accept/hang up. Holding for about 2 seconds calls the voice assistant.
Meizu HD60: Sound
In each channel of over-the-ear headphones, a 40mm driver is installed, which does the job perfectly, given the low cost.
The low frequencies have a pleasant sound with the right character and clear sound. I especially liked the very strong and voluminous bass. It is rare to find headphones in this range with good and dense bass.
The mids and highs frequencies are well designed and the clarity of sound and speaker feel very good when listening to even different genres of music. The sounds themselves are not clamped and the frequencies sound correctly and harmoniously. Of course, for audiophiles, Meizu HD60 headphones will not work, but for the average user just right.
The quality of the microphone is not the best and if you like to talk for a long time, then they will not suit you. I would like to get a little better quality microphones.
Meizu HD60: Battery
The headphones have a 500 mAh built-in battery and at maximum volume, the headphones can last about 25 hours.
In my case, I could not listen at maximum volume and the volume level was about 75-80%. After several days of use, the headphones showed a result of about 30 hours. If your headphones are exhausted, it doesn’t matter, you can use the AUX cable for extreme purposes.
The charging the battery through the Type-C port will take about 2 hours.
Meizu HD60: Conclusion and Reviews
After testing for several days, I was pleasantly surprised by the good sound of the Meizu HD60 over-the-ear wireless headphones.
Of course, there were some cons, but they are, for example, I don’t quite understand the element of the unfinished upper leather insert. Also of the minuses, I can note – this is the lack of protection against water and you can not talk through the AUX cable.
But the pros compared to the minuses are much nicer, for example, very soft ear pads, so wearing does not cause discomfort. The sound quality is at a high level, and battery life has not forced you to charge your headphones every day.
Meizu HD60: Price and Where to buy cheaper?
Now you can buy Meizu HD60 over-the-ear headphones at a low price for just $77.99 in black and $80.33 in orange with a 22% discount.
Given its low price for over-the-ear wireless headphones, Meizu introduced very interesting headphones. Although they have been produced for three years, I believe that the efforts were not wasted.