The MEE Audio M6 PRO In-Ear monitors are universal-fit models designed in collaboration with touring musicians. They come in clear (tested here) and a new “Smoke” color (pictured) plus a complete set of M6 PRO cables and accessories. M6 PRO’s all come with both a stereo audio cable and a headset cable with an inline remote control button, volume control and cell phone microphone that works with most smart phones.
I like the way the 1.3M cables attach/detach from the M6 PRO earphones; they snap in place and are clearly marked L and R. The left and right ends of the cables are flexible to allow you to mold them into exact shape around your ears. The smart-looking zippered traveling accessory pouch holds everything you’ll need including: six sets of different sizes of silicon ear tips plus a set of Comply memory foam tips, two shirt clips to hold the cable in place and a 1⁄4-inch adapter. I found the sound of the MEE M6 PRO monitors to be forward in the mid-range frequencies—an asset for noisy stages. This allows you to hear your mix without using an excessive volume. With a tight fit, I had comfort with good sound isolation and feel. MEE Audio's M6 PRO In-Ear Monitors are $49.95 MSRP.
BARRY RUDOLPH is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com