MEE Audio Pinnacle P1 Review: High-Fidelity Reference In-Ear Headphones for Audiophiles

MEE Audio Pinnacle P1 Review: High-Fidelity Reference In-Ear Headphones for Audiophiles

The German company MEE Audio has been manufacturing for almost five years a pair of high-fidelity reference in-ear headphones for audiophiles. The hi-fi headphones are recognized for their strong body made entirely of metal, silver-colored finish with well-polished texture, high-grade MMCX silver-plated copper cable, impressive linearity, neutral soundstage, and brilliant sound restitution overflowing with details.

Similarly to what Theo from Samma3a.com said: “Pinnacle P1 is probably the most value-packed product I have ever purchased”. I was thus all the more shocked by the fact the company was selling it for about $200. I had never felt so intrigued. For the price, MEE Audio Pinnacle P1 is unrivaled, especially in terms of sound.

MEE Audio Pinnacle P1 Review

1. Overview

Type: Over-the-ear In-Ear Monitors | Drivers: Dynamic with copper-clad aluminum voice coil | Drivers Size: 10 mm | Weight: 13 g (29 g with cable) | Microphones: Integrated | Cable type‎: MMCX | Frequency Response‎: 20 – 20000 Hz | Impedance‎: 50 Ohms | Sensitivity: 96 dB

Pros

  • High-quality workmanship
  • Balanced & natural sound response
  • Impressive scope of delivery
  • Best IEMs price/performance
  • Two separate cables (OFC cable & regular cable)

Cons

  • Over-the-ear wearing might be a dislike for others
  • Stereophony a bit narrow

2. MEE Audio Pinnacle P1 Review

The IEMs could only be challenged by Shure SE425-CL, which is a high-end in-ear monitor close to $300. They’re comparable in regards to sound because, in any other aspect, Pinnacle P1 wins effortlessly. More comfortable, far sturdier, with a thorough scope of delivery, and 10 mm high-precision dynamic drivers with a copper-clad aluminum voice coil.

The package consists of: MEE Audio Pinnacle P1, a leather case, two cables, 6 Pairs of silicone ear tips, 3 Pairs of Comply T-200 memory foam ear tips, gold-plated 6.3 mm stereo adapter, shirt clip, and documentation. An unbelievable assortment, especially since the MMCX silver-plated OFC copper cable alone is worth $30.

On the outset, MEEaudio Pinnacle P1 inspired me and ever more attracted with its marked sound signature and natural tuning. It is a $200 IEM with top-tier processing and high precision. The music is beautifully conveyed, impressing audio engineers as much as audiophiles.

3. Ergonomy

Overall 4.9/5
4.9/5

The Pinnacle P1 body is built completely of metal. At surface level, the in-ear headphones are neatly polished with a silver-colored metallic gloss of exceptional quality. The craft is refined, inspiring durability and style.

A slightly simplified wired cable with a microphone and remote control is provided, in addition to the high-quality braided audio cables made of 99.99% pure copper (OFC).

Similarly to Shure SE425-CL, P1 is then worn with the cord down or over the ear. The latter version with the cable over-the-ear is obviously superior since it provides a much firmer grip and better comfort.

P1 resembles every over-the-ear earphone’s; consequently, they’re comparatively more comfortable, sit particularly tight, and stable wearing them this way.

The silicone ear tips have an impressive seal quality and reduce the ambient noise and vibration passively. For an ever better passive noise reduction, suit yourself with any Comply memory foam ear tips.

4. Sound Quality

5/5
5/5

The Pinnacle P1 plays meticulously, with great consideration to detail, clean, with clarity and neutrality. A finely balanced, precise reproduction that also features an immaculate, very detailed, instrumental separation. The whole is masterfully reproduced, of which spatiality performed in full depth.

In terms of accuracy and clarity, strictly pure dynamic drivers don’t usually attain such high performance. On the other hand, in terms of precision and clarity. MEE Audio explicitly confirms these rare values with the Pinnacle P1.

MEE Audio Pinnacle P1 embodies values that result in a beautiful, timeless sound in tandem with the organic sound signature and natural trademark of dynamic drivers that are both thrilling and unique.

The bass throughout the whole range is consistent and well-balanced—full-bodied, linear, and definitely not weak. On the playback, it is expressed vividly and organic, performing with tremendous energy and focus. MEE Audio Pinnacle P1 is extremely realistic with respect to basses, from deep bass to the upper-end. Its natural, clear, and crisp hit is well-textured and accurately reproduced in almost any type of music.

The vocals, guitar riffs, drums, violins, mandolins, and clarinet are similarly well reproduced, easily separated, and structured in the auditory scene. The mid-range of the P1 connects the lows and trebles flawlessly in a skillful manner. The musical notes in this range maintain the authenticity and natural reproduction begun in the bass segment.

The P1 is already well balanced in the treble area. With properly contained highs, the end result is a perfectly balanced and linear sound response that won’t spoil your listening experience with annoying sibilants or hissing. In conclusion, Pinnacle P1 is always rich in detail and resolute.

It is thus so much easier to delve into music and explore the various nuances.

5. Conclusion

Overall 4.8/5
4.8/5

Assuming that you’re not too short on budget, you should absolutely get these Hi-Fi IEMs. They play at peak performance with incredible accuracy, fantastic playback, comfort and are the most valuable audiophile in-ear headphones that one could get for $200. Many—us included—have been blown away by the generous scope of delivery and audio quality. Undoubtedly, an underpriced set of in-ear monitors that could easily sell for $300.

Pros

  • High-quality workmanship
  • Balanced & natural sound response
  • Impressive scope of delivery
  • Best IEMs price/performance
  • Two separate cables (OFC cable & regular cable)

Cons

  • Over-the-ear wearing might be a dislike for others
  • Stereophony a bit narrow

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