In the wake of the wireless wave is the era of customized audio. MEE Audio is the latest company to release their own take on perfectly personalized audio in a wireless earbud. Meet MEE Audio EarBoost EB1.
MEE Audio EarBoost EB1, Affordable Customized Hearing Earphones
EarBoost is designed to act as more than just an earphone. It doesn’t just play audio back to you, but shapes the treble, bass, mids, and more so your music is tailored to your ear. Basically, it’ll sound bomb to you and probably terrible for your friend (as in the case for my coworker and me testing Nura).
Here’s how it works. With the earphones along with the EarBoost companion app, users take a hearing test. The app then records your results graphically. You then have the opportunity to fine tweak the results and playback the differences using the app. Once saved, MEE Audio’s intuitive algorithm uses those results to then playback your music adapted to your individual hearing preferences.
The EarBoost earphones are Bluetooth-enabled and feature a sport hook to better secure the buds in your ears when working out or doing day-to-day activities. Thanks to Qualcomm aptX Low Latency technology, the buds seem ideal for streaming as this technology improves lip-syncing with compatible Bluetooth devices. It provides about a 7 hour battery life when it comes to talk time and 6 when it comes to continuous playback. The average run time is about 8 hours so this isn’t too bad. The buds take about 2 hours to fully recharge.
MEE Audio EarBoost EB1 joins the likes of other customized hearing headphones (or earphones, rather) like EVEN and the over-ear headphone phenomenon Nura.
EarBoost is available for $99.99 from MEE Audio.
Driver Size: 6mm
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz
Impedance: 16 Ohms
Sensitivity: 99±3 dB (1 mW at 1kHz)
Run Time: 7Hrs
Charging Time: 2Hrs
Bluetooth Profiles Supported: A2DP, HSP, HFP, AVRCP
Additional Audio Codecs Supported: SBC, Qualcomm aptX, Qualcomm aptX Low Latency