Massdrop paired with MEE Audio for a unique drop on the popular and exclusive shopping platform. Meet Massdrop MEE Audio Planamic IEMs.
Massdrop MEE Audio Planamic IEMs
Touting a “new kind of driver,” Massdrop and MEE Audio promise a “new kind of sound.” The Planamic IEMs are designed differently, with neither a hybrid or a multi-driver configuration, but rather a completely new system developed in-house by MEE Audio and tweaked with feedback from the Massdrop community. Planamic in-ear monitors feature 10 mm drivers with single-sided magnets that deliver a flatter wavefront of sound to your ears. MEE Audio The team also add that the flat impedance means the frequency response won’t vary wildly depending on the source. This means your mobile devices, tables, and the like are perfectly suitable to drive these earphones.
What does this mean for the sound? Well, combining the benefits of planar-magnetic and dynamic drivers, this design yields a warm, coherent, impactful, rich, sound signature with a different timbre than what you’d get from dynamic or balanced-armature IEMs.
As for the build, these earphones draw upon the characteristics of other MEE Audio’s IEMS showcasing a universal fit ear bud housing and includes both braided and mic equipped cables. Unfortunately, the units aren’t fit with MMCX connectors, but rather a classic 2-pin (0.78mm pins) connector.
If interested, head over to Massdrop and grab Massdrop MEE Audio Planamic IEMs for $149.99 in either blue or black. Be advised, Massdrop is more reputable than a crowdfunding platform, but the company explicitly states at this time the product is still being manufactured and is entering production, leading me to believe it’s basically a prototype at this point. However, to make you feel somewhat more comfortable customers receive Massdrop first-run production perks. In this case, those perks include a Q&A with MEE audio’s Mike Jones and $10 credit toward your next Massdrop purchase.
Orders are expected to be ship Oct 5, 2018 by Massdrop.
Massdrop MEE Audio Planamic IEM Specs
Massdrop x MEE audio
Ear coupling: Intraaural
Housing: Medical-grade 3D-printed resin, with black or dark blue earpieces
Finish: Painted surface finish
Driver: 10mm Planamic moving coil
Frequency response: 20 Hz~20 kHz
Impedance: 16 ohms at 1 kHz
Sensitivity: 91 dB +/- 3 dB (1 mW at 1 kHz)
Microphone directivity: Omnidirectional
Microphone frequency response: 100 Hz–5 kHz
Microphone sensitivity: -40 dB +/- 3 dB
Cable: 51 in (130 cm), detachable
Cable connectors: 2-pin, 0.78mm pins
Cable plug: 3.5mm, right angle
Wear styles: Over the ear
Weight without cable: 0.4 oz (10 g)
Weight with braided cable: 0.7 oz (20.4 g)
Weight with headset cable: 0.8 oz (22.2 g)
Detachable braided cable
Detachable headset cable with inline microphone and remote
4 pairs of silicone ear tips in different sizes
3 pairs of Comply T-200 memory foam ear tips in different sizes
Massdrop’s 1-year warranty