| 6 mm MicroDriver |
🎧 We are reviewing the tiny MEMT X5 which hold a tiny 6 mm microdriver inside their metallic housings. Probably MEMT is not a brand that you might have heard too often or even ever but they have manufactured a very sturdy product with the MEMT X5.
With a size similar to the Somic MH403, JBL T110 and the Sennheiser CX200 the MEMT X5 are almost as small as their eartips. As we just mentioned, the MEMT X5 are packed with a 6 mm DD that will take care of reproducing all the audio frequencies. The housings are very robust and constructed in metal, the back section of the housings has a narrowing shape, the overall design highly resembles to the Sennheiser CX200 but the Sennheiser are made of plastic. The rear part of the housings also have a magnetic system that makes them magnetically “attach” to each other by approximating them, this is also something that we have seen in other earphones that we have reviewed, the basshead Plextone X41M.
The cable is solidly built and look like they could last long. Through out the cable you will find the cable bifurcation, a 90 degree angled stereo plug and an inline microphone with a 1-button control; every section just mentioned is made of metal as the housings.
You can buy the MEMT X5 in 3 different colors: Golden, Silver or Pink.
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Accessories & Packaging
The MEMT X5 come packed inside a nice hard box packaging with a magnetic closure system (system that we have seen in the past in our reviews of the Vots QT100 and the UiiSii GT800). Inside you will find 2 pairs of deep fit (double flange) eartips, 3 pair of normal shape eartips and a stereo jack plug cap.
Many times a very small dynamic driver, like the MEMT X5’s 6 mm microdriver could limit the bass capabilities but in this case their microdriver is able to provide a strong amount of bass with punchy mid-bass and very deep sub-bass. Certainly they do not lack energy or fun sounding bass, you will have a hard job trying to find a song or genre that will demand more bass than what the MEMT X5 can deliver.
After an EQ, their mid-bass got a even stronger punch and depth increased noticeably too but risking to fall into boomy bass.
We ran the MEMT X5 through our standardized extreme bass tests with a custom basshead EQ and plugged into a Fiio E12 portable amplifier (high gain, bass boost on) and the X5 handled up to 45% of the Fiio’s maximum power responding with a gigantic increment of their punch and achieving a crazy level of sub-bass depth. The resulting empowering allowed them to reach a basshead impact and rumble level inline with the KZ ATE and even a slightly bit above it.
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Mids of the MEMT X5 are very warm but do not suffer of the very common issue of muddy or distant lower vocals, instead their lower mids and lower vocals sound clear enough and are present. Despite this, due to their powerful bass they also exhibit mid-bass bleeding onto lower mids. Higher mids are well resolved and still not harsh at all. With an EQ, lower mids open up noticeably and mid-bass bleed is slightly reduced (almost disappearing), lower vocals sound much clearer and vivid, the higher end of the mids frequencies start to show a slight level of harshness but not too strong nor too frequent.
The highs of the MEMT X5 have enough brightness and resolve a fair amount of detail. Usually their highs are not piercing unless a very extreme high note peak is present, regarding sibilance there is a very mild presence that is not disturbing and fairly controlled but it can be slightly perceived with some sibilant-prone songs. Using an EQ, there is a very noticeable addition of brightness and detail level, sibilance remains equally controlled but piercing highs become very strong and very frequent.
The sound that leaks out of MEMT X5 is substantially subdued, making them inaudible by nearby people in normal situations and while using moderate volume levels.
The MEMT X5, despite their tiny housings, provide an excellent level of sound isolation without needing to crank up the volume too high to block the surrounding noises.
With ultra small sized earpieces, secure and almost flush fit the MEMT X5 can provide hours long listening sessions with great ease and comfort. The ergonomically shaped back housings are supposed to be designed to offer an easier grabbing and handling experience but sharing the same form factor that we have seen in the past in our Sennheiser CX200 Review we have experienced that the design makes it a bit slippery to grab.
Response to Equalization
With every EQ that we applied the MEMT X5 showed very substantial improvements with small added issues cons. Bass got highly punchier and deeper but risking to touch boomy territory. Mids and vocals drastically cleared up, mid-bass bleed got cancelled and everything sounded much more open. Highs became much brighter and detailed while piercing highs frequently started to show up.
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MEMT X5 Frequency Response
|Driver Unit||6mm Driver|
|Cord||Y-type, round cord|
|Plug||Stereo mini plug|
|Supplied Accessories||3x Deep Earphone tips; 2 normal eartips, plug cap|
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