Meeture MT3 Review

Alec
Alec
Nov 22, 2018 · 5 min read

Introduction/Disclaimer:

The Meeture MT3 is an IEM with a single 10mm dynamic driver that normally retails for $75.99. Meeture is a sub-brand of Simgot. The IEM was provided by Simgot for the purpose of promotion. My thoughts about the MT3 are my own and I strive to be objective in my reviews.

Sources:

I have used the Meeture MT3 with the following sources:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Global > Meeture MT3

Windows 10 PC > JDS Labs The Element > Meeture MT3

Windows 10 PC > Hidizs AP60II > Meeture MT3 (using both Bluetooth and USB DAC functionality)

I have tested these IEMs with Spotify Premium high-quality streaming, Google Play Music streaming at 320kbps, and local FLAC.

Packaging and accessories:

The Meeture MT3 comes in a square white paper box with the manufacturer’s logo in black on the front. The package includes the IEMs, a branded black fabric mesh carry bag, a black braided cable, and the eartip selection. For the price I would have liked to have seen a soft neoprene zippered carry case. The Meeture MT3 comes with two sets of silicone eartips, one labelled as being mid-focused and the other labelled as bass-enhanced silicone. Each set includes small, medium, and large eartips.

Build quality and design:

The MT3’s housings are plastic with metal nozzles. The nozzles are covered by metal mesh and have a sizable lip to prevent eartips from coming off. The housing plastic is mostly clear to reveal the IEMs’ internal components. The 2-pin cable port protrudes from the housing but is covered by the cable connector. The cable is flexible and non-microphonic, and uses clear plastic shrink wrap for ear-guides. There is a choker above the Y-split for cinching up the cable. The cable uses a straight 3.5mm jack. There is no mic. Each housing has two vents for the dynamic drivers, one on the forward-facing surface and one on the ear-facing surface. I did sometimes experience mild driver flex when inserting the earpieces but it is easily ignored, unlike with some IEMs.

Quality control:

On my first pair of MT3s, measurements revealed a sizable channel imbalance in the bass region. I requested a replacement pair which did not exhibit this issue.

Fit, comfort, and isolation:

The MT3 is designed to only be worn cable-up. The housings have no sharp edges and are relatively small, making the MT3 very comfortable. The included eartips produce a good seal.
Isolation is good but not stellar.

Sound:

The MT3 has a V-shaped sound signature with a lifted upper midrange.
The MT3 has a lively bass response with good sub-bass extension. Bass is textured, and there is a good amount of slam with fast decay. Bass definition could be better.
Lower mids are slightly recessed compared to the bass but male vocals are clear despite some bass bleed. There is a rise in the upper midrange that adds presence and makes female vocals sound livelier.
The lower treble is rolled off, but there is a peak just past 10k that keeps gives the MT3 sparkle without being sibilant or fatiguing.
Overall detail and resolution are good for the price point but the MT3 is understandably outperformed by more expensive options. Soundstage width and depth are above average. Instrument separation is average for this price point.

Measurements:

My measurements were conducted with a Dayton iMM-6 microphone using a vinyl tubing coupler and a calibrated USB sound interface at a resonance point between 7.5 and 8k. The measurements are presented with 1/24th smoothing and without compensation. Measurements above 10k are not reliable.

Amplification requirements and source pairing:

At an impedance of 18 ohms and a sensitivity of 101dB, the MT3 can be adequately driven by a smartphone. I do not feel that they benefit noticeably from having more power on tap. I did not notice any hiss with the MT3 using a smartphone.

Conclusion:

The Meeture MT3 is an IEM which comfortably justifies its asking price. The biggest strength of the MT3 is its deliberate tuning. The MT3’s upper midrange lift pushes the limits of presence without being overly aggressive or harsh, and the rolled-off lower treble combined with the upper treble peak delivers detail without being fatiguing. However, instrument separation and bass definition are merely adequate for the price point, preventing the MT3 from representing a truly killer value. Still recommended, especially at its current sale price.

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