Over the past three years, I’ve reviewed more headphones than I can count. There have been some really great ones, some good ones, and some amazing ones. I have to admit that I’ve been sitting on the BEEM UNITED BeMe D200 review for longer than I should have been. After awhile it gets to where you can’t think of new things to say about headphones. Just a few weeks ago, I finally opened the BeMe D200 box to begin testing and evaluating them. I was more than pleasantly surprised at what I discovered, as a matter of fact, I was seriously impressed. Keep reading for the full review of the BEEM UNITED BeMe D200 headphones and find out why these wired iPhone headphones are taking home a Techaeris Top Pick Award for 2017.
The BEEM UNITED BeMe D200 headphones have the following features and specifications:
- Driver/Dynamic: 10.66mm
- Diaphragm: Peek+PU
- Impedance: 22Ω
- Frequency Response: 20Hz~20KHz
- Max Input Power: 10mW
- Connector: Lightning
- HD Audio: 24 bit, 48KHz
- Cord: 1.2M
- Weight: 20g
- Active Noise Cancelling (ANC)
What’s In The Box
- BEEM UNITED BeMe D200 headphones
- 4 sizes of ergonomic ear tips
- Wire Clip
- Hard shell carrying case
- Quick start guide/User’s manual
The design of the BeMe D200 headphones is modern and subtle. They are available in a variety of colors: Flash Green, Rose Gold, Rebel Purple, and Black. The cables coming out of the headphones are flat cables which helps them not tangle as much. The cables are also fairly thick and feel very robust and well made. At the end of the flat wired cables is the inline remote which is a nice size with clearly marked buttons. Many inline remotes are small with hard to discern markings, this one is perfect. The inline remote serves as a multi-function control center and handles the following actions:
- Play/Pause: Press and release the Play button.
- Skip track: Quickly press and release the Play button twice.
- Previous track: Quickly press and release the Play button three times.
- Fast forward: Press the Play button twice and hold on the second press.
- Rewind: Press the Play button three times and hold on the third press.
- Answer or end a call: Press and release the Play button once.
- Decline an incoming call: Press and hold the Play button.
- Use voice control: Press and hold the Play button until voice activation begins.
- Select EQ settings: Press the bottom button to rotate through the EQ setting options.
- Activate ANC: Press the bottom button to activate ANC and then quickly press the bottom button twice to rotate through your preferred level.
Once you get past the inline remote the cable turns into a traditional round cable. I do wish they would have continued the flat cable design. The round cable is still robust and well built, I just prefer the flat design as it tangles less. The BeMe D200 headphones also did an excellent job of staying in my ears. This is a problem I have with a lot of in ear headphones, thankfully these stayed put. Of course, these headphones are for Apple products with Lightning connectors and that’s what is on the end. Overall the design is well done, it’s not over the top, modern and subtle with a robust and premium build quality.
Ease of Use
The BeMe D200 headphones are plug and play headphones. As a matter of fact, you don’t even have to use the included app. If you like the way they sound out of the box with the iPhone’s EQ then you’re good to go. The app is super simple to use and we cover that in the next section.
Many times users get nervous about a having to navigate a separate app with their new headphones. The BEEM UNITED app is super simple to use with just a few screens to deal with. There are four screens total but you’ll only be dealing with two of them on a daily basis. The EQ Mode Selection screen and the ANC Mode Selection screen. The EQ screen is where you’ll choose the iPhone EQ or BEEM EQ settings. The BEEM settings give you full control over your music and I highly recommend using this. Even if you’re unfamiliar with EQ settings, just play with it and find what sounds best to you.
The ANC screen is where you’ll set the awareness level of the ANC. The other two screens are your Home screen and Firmware update screen, these are informational and you won’t be using these on a daily basis. It is important to note, you’ll have to open the app each time you plug your headphones in to take advantage of the EQ and ANC. Once you open the app and turn on your EQ and ANC, you can hit the iPhone home button and go to your favorite music app. Very simple interface on this app and the EQ is really a huge part of the sound, which we cover next. Active Noise Cancellation works really well on these headphones. There are better ones on the market in terms of over ear headphones, but for in ear headphones, the ANC here works really well.
To say I was impressed is an understatement. The BeMe D200’s sound really really nice out of the box. Once you fire up the app and the EQ though, that’s where the sound really gains points. The out-of-the-box sound is fairly even, I did find it hinted to the bass side slightly but not overly done. The EQ gives you that nice granular control over the mids, highs, and lows. I like my mids and highs just about level and just a bit more bass in the EQ. Once I had my settings locked, my tunes were sounding spot on just as I prefer.
I was pretty amazed at the sound quality in these headphones as I prefer over ears and not in ears. Listening to Pink Floyd I could pick up the subtleties of Dark Side of the Moon as well as The Wall with no problem. I’ve reviewed plenty of headphones that sound really amazing out of the box. I have to say that I really enjoyed the added control the BEEM UNITED app gave to my listening experience. I do wish the app had a way to save multiple EQ profiles, maybe in a future update?
Call Quality/Voice Control
Call quality was excellent, the mic was perfect. Siri voice control worked every time I called her up and asked a question, no complaints there at all.
The BeMe D200 headphones are priced at $139.99USD and I think they’re competitively priced with other headphones of this caliber. I think the BEEM UNITED app adds a lot of value here as well as the modern design and robust build quality.
If you’re looking for Lightning cable in ear headphones for your iPhone, the BeMe D200 headphones from BEEM UNITED are one of our Top Picks for 2017!
*We were sent a sample of the BEEM UNITED BeMe D200 headphones for the purposes of this review.
BEEM UNITED BeMe D200$139.99USD
Ease of Use10.0/10
Call Quality/Voice Control9.5/10
- Solid build quality
- Amazing sound for earbuds
- Great app with EQ gives versatility
- Really clear, concise and well done instruction manual
- Multiple EQ profiles would be nice