Summary: The MEElectronics A161P holds its own in many ways against higher-end products from the likes of JVC, ACS, and VSonic. Aside from the smallish headstage and average dynamics, it is easily a top-tier performer. What detracts from its value are the surrounding bits such as the stringy cable.
Pros: Clean and versatile BA sound, good isolation
Summary: Note: this is more of an impression-style review, since I ultimately did not keep this set. I listened to it intensively, however, and feel confident enough to put together a few thoughts. At the end I mention some things I'd like to see from MEElec's next flagship.
Summary: MEElectronics A161P
The A161P is a new single balanced armature from MEElectronics. Meelec markets their new flagship as:
“Relentlessly accurate to the source, the A161P delivers precisely what is in your music - nothing more and nothing less.
Conclusion: MEElectronics’ A161P earphones have a beautiful sound, look good and are very comfortable. At the price of $109 we reckon they’re the best bargain on the market. They lost half a mouse for the microphonics, but still get an ‘Ed’s Pick’ button because they’re officially our new favourite earphones.