| 6mm Graphene Driver | True Wireless | Bluetooth | Touch Controls | IPX5 |
🎧 We are reviewing the MEIZU POP, the first true wireless earphones from the brand – also named MEIZU TW50.
The MEIZU POP features a true wireless design, Bluetooth v4.2, graphene dynamic drivers with a diameter of 6mm and touch controls.
According to the brand, the MEIZU POP are earphones made for sport and exercise and their tech specs match this use thanks to an IPX5 waterproof rating and special silicone eartips/sleeves for a more secure fit.
The housings of the MEIZU POP are made of plastic but with a very nice finish and quality materials that make them seem ceramics.
The charging box/battery pack shares the same clean and curvy design with the exact same ceramic-looking plastics.
The earpieces have a rounded design with curvy edges and smooth forms.
In addition to this, the MEIZU POP has touch sensitive controls on the back plate of each earpiece and a ring indicator light.
The MEIZU POP is also equipped with an incorporated microphone to allow phone calling and voice assistant access.
The MEIZU POP is compatible with Android and Apple devices.
You can buy the MEIZU POP in white color.
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The MEIZU POP features include advanced options such as:
- IPX5 waterproof rating: Sweat and rain resistant
- Touch Controls: main functions controlled by touch sensitive back plates – system seen in other true wireless headphones such as the QCY T1 PRO and the X3T
- Light Status Indicator: earpiece and charge box lights inform the status of the unit
- Wireless charging: can be charged wirelessly (buying the wireless charging base from MEIZU)
- Magnetic attaching system: earpieces attach magnetically to the charging case
- Firmware upgrades
Operation & Control
The MEIZU POP has touch sensitive controls on the back of the earpieces. The touch controls on each earpiece allows to do the following:
- A single tap: Play/pause
- Double tap: Previous song
- Touch and hold: Volume –
- A single tap: Play/pause
- Double tap: Skip to next song
- Touch and hold: Volume +
- Three tap: Launch voice assistant
- A single tap (either left or right earpiece): Answer/hang up call
- Touch and hold for 3 seconds (either left or right earpiece): Reject incoming call
- Three tap: Launch voice assistant
The rear section of the case has a button, pressing this button will turn on (on-demand) the lights on the front of the charging case to indicate the remaining battery charge.
Pairing: To pair the MEIZU POP you have to take out both earpieces at the same time, they will turn on and enter pairing mode automatically. When searching for Bluetooth devices, the MEIZU POP will show up as MEIZU TW50
LED Status Light: The MEIZU POP have an indicator light placed on the back of each earpieces as a ring light. The light will blink, change color or remain on depending on the status of the device.
Moreover, the charging case has 4 dot lights on the front of the unit to indicate the charging status and battery charge of both the case and the earpieces.
Earpieces blinking blue light= charging (will turn off when fully charged); Battery case lights: 4 lights= 75-100% charge; 3 lights= 50-75%; 2 lights= 25-50%; 1 light= 0-25%
Charging: The MEIZU POP are charged through the battery case/charging box, the earpieces get magnetically attached to the slots on the charging case.
The charging case needs to be connected to a power adapter through the USB Type-C cable provided or with MEIZU’s wireless charging base.
MEIZU estimates a battery life of 15 hours with the case (4 extra full charging cycles given by the case) and 3 hours without it – a full charge of the earpieces is reached in 1.5 hours while the battery pack/case takes 2.5 hours to be fully charged.
MEIZU POP weight in Ounces and MEIZU POP weight in grams.
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Accessories & Packaging
The MEIZU POP unboxing results in a battery pack/charging case, 3 pair of silicone eartips, 2 pair of special silicone sleeves with secure wings and a USB Type-C charging cable.
The unit comes inside a square box with a small and clean design – the size of the packaging is sort of inline with the Xiaomi Mi In-Ear Headphones Pro 2, LEZII X12 and larger than the Xiaomi Mi Dual Driver Earphones.
Bass & Sub Bass
The MEIZU POP bass is rich and full sounding but not overly bassy nor invasive. Being more incisive, their lower frequencies have a stronger mid-bass response than sub-bass but does not sound off nor unbalanced at all.
Instead, MEIZU achieved a fun tuning that does not fall into bass-only sound nor into a muffled/muddy mess.
Applying an EQ there is a huge empowerment of punch and noticeable added depth, making their sound much more bassy and less clean.
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Mids & Vocals
The MEIZU POP mids offer non-distant male vocals (but with slight congestion), higher mids and female vocals are clear but smooth with a balanced amount of crispness that is not forward nor recessed.
Overall, their mids result in a pleasant, warm and never harsh sound.
With an EQ their mids can be fine tuned for clearer lower mids and male vocals and pushed for some additional crispness, yet they will not turn into a harsh sounding earphone.
Highs & Treble
The MEIZU POP highs resolve an unexpectedly good amount of detail and will offer sufficient brightness for non-audiophile listeners that do not matter or prefer a darkish tint over higher frequencies.
Sibilance, piercing highs and fatiguing peaks are not issues present with the MEIZU POP.
An EQ adds brightness and detail to their highs making them nearly-free of their darkish tint and sound much more refined.
The sound leaking out of the MEIZU POP will blend in during normal sports activities but will be heard by nearby people in more quiet situations.
The leakage is not excessive, it will never be an issue in everyday city situations and daily commuting but they are not well-adapted for library usage.
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The sound isolation provided by the MEIZU POP can be chosen between a partial one with some awareness by listening to music at moderate-low volume settings; or it can offer a stronger isolation that can get nearly-absolute by dialing up the volume above moderate-high.
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The rounded form factor with no sharp edges offer a smooth and comfortable experience.
Despite being true wireless earphones, the MEIZU POP fit tight and securely enough for any normal activities with no risk of being dropped.
Moreover, the unit comes with special silicone sleeves that have secure wings to tighten up the fit and make them well-adapted for more intense activities and sports.
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Response to Equalization
The response to EQ of the MEIZU POP shown efficient results with noticeable improvement over mids and highs and a much stronger bass.
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MEIZU POP Technical Specifications
|Battery||85 mAh per earpiece|
|Battery type||lithium polymer|
|Weight with case||48g.|
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