Gone are the days, when Meizu was known for their audio products. Nowadays we know Meizu for their phones, but may have forgotten that the company started in the year 2003 with MP3 players. The veteran company on the audio market, was highly praised for it’s sound quality and cheap prices. For a price of 60$ Meizu delivers with the HD50, an astonishing product.

What’s inside of the box

It’s a pleasure to unbox the HD50, you are greeted by the following quote:

For the lovely ones
Designed by Meizu

The headphones are safely placed inside a black Meizu branded back, perfectly fitting for the HD50 and all the accessories. I really like the minimalistic and practical design, it feels premium.### Materials

The HD50 follow the smartphone metal trend. The out outsides of the ear muffs and the headband are made of powder metal alloy. The ear muffs fit perfectly to the shape of your head, with the angled bearing hinges. Meizu put quite some love for detail, into this product,

What surprised me

It’s actually possible to hear classical music, it sounds quite realistic and original. There isn’t too much bass, like some headphones like to add.

Meizu HD50 vs Sony h.ear on MDR-100AAP

I chose to compare those two headphones, because I just had hands on both. Of course, the Sony headphones are better and deliver, better sound, but well they also cost 3 times as much. Yet the noise-reduction on the Meizu HD50 is better. The whole packaging and additional accessories on the Meizu headphones, impress more.
To find a worthy challenger for less than 100$, seems quite a task. Better headphones will cost you at least twice the money.

My Verdict

To be honest, I forgot that Meizu started with MP3 players, and is known as a veteran on the Chinese audio market, so I did expect much less. What a happy surprise.
With a distortion of ~0.5% the HD50 are far away from being high end (those have less than 0.1%), but well high end costs a lot of money, these things don’t.
Meizu really impressed me this time, it’s great sound and quality for a low price, of just 60$.