Meizu EP51 Review: Well Balanced Wireless Earbuds

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Meizu EP51

Good wireless earbuds can often cost an arm and a leg and cheap ones are often… well… cheap. The Meizu EP51 wireless earbuds are surprisingly well built, well balanced, and priced just right. Find out more in our Meizu EP51 wireless earbuds review.

Meizu EP51 Specifications

  • Charging interface: Micro USB
  • Frequency response: 20-20000Hz
  • Impedance: 16ohms
  • Sensitivity: 87dB±3dB
  • Input Power: 10mW
  • Talk time: 6h
  • Music Time: 6h
  • Standby time: 400h
  • Charging Time (h): 2h
  • Microphone Sensitivity: -42db±3db
  • Bluetooth: V4.0
  • Bluetooth distance: W/O obstacles 10m
  • Bluetooth protocol: A2DP,AVRCP,HFP
  • Battery Capacity(mAh): 60mAh
  • aptX/CSR supported

What’s In The Box

  • Meizu EP51 wireless earbuds
  • Carrying case
  • MicroUSB charging cable
  • Various size earbud tips
  • Documentation

Meizu EP51Design

I wasn’t surprised at the design of the Meizu EP51 wireless earbuds, Meizu makes some very nice smartphones and this design is no exception. First off, the build quality is out of this world for the price point these are set at. Made from high quality aluminium and plastics these things feel more than solid. A very slick design with nice subtle Meizu EP51 branding on the side. The cable is nice though I would have liked to have seen a braided cable instead. Though the price point does justify the cable used, it’s not a bad cable by any means, I just prefer braided. Overall these earbuds compete very well in the design department with much bigger brands like Beats.

Ease Of Use

Bluetooth devices are getting easier and easier to use and the Meizu EP51 earbuds are dead simple to use. Be sure you plug them in before first use and charge the battery fully for best performance. It took about 30 minutes, out of the box, to top them off. Meizu says it takes 2 hours to fully charge them from a dead state, I found it took about 1.5 hours. The cable houses the independent volume control (a feature I love) as well as the mic and microUSB charging port. The aluminum ends of the earbuds also house magnets which keep the earbuds locked together when stored in the very nice case.


The Meizu EP51 sound quality is really amazing, considering the price point here. The sound is balanced well with a slight favoring toward the high end of the spectrum. The lows are there but they’re not booming like some other earbuds. This may not be your cup of tea, I enjoy some music with a bit more bass boost and some without it, if you’re a bass lover you might look elsewhere. But overall for the $32.10 you’re paying, the sound quality is extremely nice and noise isolation is phenomenal. I also found no sign of cracking or distortion at max volume on both the earbud control and the HTC 10 volume control.

Reception/Call Quality

I say this in all my earbud/headphone reviews. I don’t often use these devices for phone calls, I generally switch to the speaker when taking a call. The Meizu EP51 call quality is fine, it’s not amazing but most earbud/headphone products that do phone calls are weak in call quality. As far as Bluetooth reception, these are Bluetooth 4.0 and have a range of 10m from the source device and that stands about true. I could get about 11m away before the signal starting fading in and out.

Battery Life

Advertised 6 hours of music time, which is dependent on volume as well, I got just over 6 hours average. Given the battery is tiny, 60mAh, I found that acceptable but would love to see it improve.


Priced at $32.10 these are really a great value for the price.

Wrap Up

Worth picking up if you want a decent sounding, well built pair of wireless earbuds.

Meizu EP51 Earbuds
4.8 Out of 5
Nailed it
Build quality, quality materials, balanced sound, nice fit, sweat proof and high quality carrying case included.
Needs Work
Call quality could be better but I find most head/earphones not the best. Wish the cable was braided.
Bottom Line
At this price point Meizu has outdone themselves. These are high quality and well built with balanced sound.
Ease of Use5.00
Reception/Call Quality4.50
Battery Life4.75
*We were sent a review sample of the Meizu EP51 wireless earbuds for the purposes of this review.
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