MEIZU EP52 Lite – Review

MEIZU EP52 LITE


MEIZU EP52 Lite

| Bluetooth | 10mm Driver | IPX5 |



🎧 We are reviewing the MEIZU EP52 Lite, the latest neckband from MEIZU with a super affordable price.

The MEIZU EP52 Lite features a neckband/neckbud design, 10mm bio-cellulose dynamic drivers and an IPX5 waterproof rating.

The MEIZU EP52 Lite is the budget-friendly new model of the MEIZU EP52 line (model released after the MEIZU EP51). This new model has a thinner, lighter and overall smaller footprint than previous models from the brand.

The housings of the MEIZU EP52 Lite are constructed in plastic but with magnetic, metal back plates.

The cable of the neckband is flat and rubberized while the cable that connects the neckband to the earpieces is rounded (also rubberized)

Neckband holds 3 buttons, a MEMS microphone, the Bluetooth chip/module and a 100mAh lithium polymer battery capable of offering 8 hours of continuous use.

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MEIZU EP52 Lite Review

Tests & Scores

AF

Advanced Features

The MEIZU EP52 Lite features some advanced options, like:

  • IPX5 Waterproof Rating: rating that ensure sweat resistance
  • Magnetic back housings: each earpiece attaches to each other from the magnetic back plates

OC

Operation & Control

The MEIZU EP52 Lite has mic and a remote on the right module of the neckband that allows you to do the following:

Middle Button:

  • Press and hold: Power On and set to pairing mode
  • A single press: Play, Pause music
  • Press and hold while turned ON: Power off

Volume UP Button:

  • A single press: Volume up by 1 level
  • Press and hold: Skip to next song

Volume Down Button:

  • A single press: Volume down by 1 level
  • Press and hold: Previous song

Calls Commands:

  • Press of Middle Button: Answer/End call
  • Press and hold of Middle Button: During incoming call, reject call

LED Status Light: The module where the buttons and microphone reside, also hold a light that indicates the status of the unit.

Charging: The MEIZU EP52 Lite can be charged by plugging the USB cable (included) to the port on the right-sided module of the neckband. This charging port is covered by a rubber gasket, which is protecting it from water.

MEIZU says that the unit should provide 8 hours of continuous playback and 200 hours of standby time. A full charge takes 1.5 hours, approximately.


W

Weight

MEIZU EP52 Lite weight in Ounces and MEIZU EP52 Lite weight in grams.

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A

Accessories & Packaging

The MEIZU EP52 Lite unboxing results in 3 pair of eartips and an USB charging cable. All the contents come inside a simple and clean designed packaging.

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B

Bass & Sub Bass

The MEIZU EP52 Lite bass is very energetic with an important amount of mid-bass punch and deep sound.

Their lower frequencies are able to cover nearly any music genre without falling short of neither mid-bass nor sub-bass.

These Bluetooth headphones are clearly tuned for a fun and alive sound that will help users motivate their gym and sport training sessions.

Applying an EQ, there is a crazy amount of added punch while also reveals a very deep response.

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M

Mids & Vocals

The MEIZU EP52 Lite mids are very warm with noticeable mid-bass bleeding into low and mid midrange frequencies, which consequently adds some congestion to this range. On the other hand, male vocals sound alive and never distant.

Higher mids offer sufficient crispness without getting forward nor harsh.

Listeners looking for mid with a decisively warm sound and who prioritize no harshness over analytical mids, could find a nice match with the MEIZU EP52 Lite.

With an EQ, their lower mids can be cleaned up a bit by a reduction of their mid-bass bleed, still this bleeding will always be present. Higher mids can be boosted for a crisper and more alive response without getting harsh.

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H

Highs & Treble

The MEIZU EP52 Lite highs provide some detail and brightness but have a darkish tint and an upper end that tends to be rolled-off.

Despite this, their tuning results in smooth highs peaks that never get piercing nor very sibilant while their overall highs are not excessively dark.

An EQ can help the MEIZU EP52 Lite to brighten up their highs and attenuate their darkish tint. At the same time, noticeable additional detail will be resolved but sibilance might start to show up.

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MEIZU EP52 LITE
MEIZU EP52 LITE

SL

Sound Leak

The sound leaking out of the MEIZU EP52 Lite is slightly lower than on most average earphones.

Their sound will blend in during normal everyday situations but might be hearable if used in very quiet environments (and if volume is set very high)

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SI

Sound Isolation

The sound isolation provided by the MEIZU EP52 Lite is noticeable but not absolute, listeners will have a partial amount of awareness of their environment while wearing them – this makes sense being that MEIZU promotes this model as an earphone for sports.

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MEIZU EP52 LITE

C

Comfort

The small size of the earpieces + the classic bullet-like form factor and the angles nozzles result in a very comfortable and secure fit.

Moreover, the rubberized neckband finish and the overall light weight of the unit add up to their comfort level and well-featured specs for active use and sports activities.

The neckband of the MEIZU EP52 Lite is much thinner than other neckbands like the Xiaomi Mi Bluetooth Neckband Earphones, Bluedio T Energy TN ANC, 1MORE Triple Driver Bluetooth, MacaW TX-80 and more inline with the cable width of the TRN AS10.

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EQ

Response to Equalization

The response to EQ showed a strong empowerment of their bass, noticeable cleaning up of their midrange and a fair brightening up of their highs – yet no major issues showed in any range.

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Frequency Response (raw)

MEIZU EP52 Lite Frequency Response Curve

MEIZU EP52 Lite frequency response curve
MEIZU EP52 Lite frequency response curve

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MEIZU EP52 Lite Technical Specifications

Specifications

Type Dynamic
Driver Unit 10mm
Sensitivity 106dB/mW
Power Capacity 10mW
Impedance 32 ohms
Frequency Response 20-20,000Hz
Battery life 8 hours
Battery capacity 100mAh
Cord Flat + round
Cord Length 1.2m
Waterproof Yes, IPX5 rating
Weight 16g
Bluetooth Yes, v4.2

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FAQ

MEIZU EP52 Lite FAQ

How many drivers does the MEIZU EP52 Lite have?

The MEIZU EP52 Lite is a single driver headphone.

What type of headphone is the MEIZU EP52 Lite?

The MEIZU EP52 Lite is an in-ear headphone.

The MEIZU EP52 Lite is an open, semi-open or closed back headphone?

The MEIZU EP52 Lite is a closed back headphone.

 Does the MEIZU EP52 Lite have a microphone?

The MEIZU EP52 Lite have a microphone and a remote.

What is the price of the MEIZU EP52 Lite?

You can check the most up-to-date price of the MEIZU EP52 Lite by following THIS LINK.

Where can I buy the MEIZU EP52 Lite?

You can buy the MEIZU EP52 Lite HERE

Which MEIZU EP52 Lite colors are available?

The colors available for the MEIZU EP52 Lite are: blue, white, gray

Are there replacement cables for the MEIZU EP52 Lite ?

The MEIZU EP52 Lite cables cannot be replaced.

Does the MEIZU EP52 Lite have Bluetooth / The MEIZU EP52 Lite is a wireless headphone?

The MEIZU EP52 Lite is a Bluetooth wireless headphone.

Is the MEIZU EP52 Lite compatible with Apple devices?

The MEIZU EP52 Lite is compatible with Apple devices.

Is the MEIZU EP52 Lite compatible with Android devices?

The MEIZU EP52 Lite is compatible with Android devices.

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DISCLAIMER
We highly discourage anyone from trying to apply our testings to your own earphones, the risk of damaging or permanently breaking your iems is absolutely probable to happen. With our standardized equalization and amplification tests we push the limits of the earphones to the extreme. If anyway you decide to do so, we cannot be held responsible of the damage done to your equipment. Do it at your own risk.

MEIZU EP52 Lite

7.9

SCORE

7.9/10

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