Review: MEElectronics Air-Fi Matrix AF62 Stereo Bluetooth Wireless Headphones

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Introduction

A few weeks ago I took a look at MEElectronic’s NoiseShield headphones.  If you missed that review you can check it out here.  The NoiseShields were great, but what about headphones for those individuals who want to go truly wireless?  MEElectronic’s Air-Fi Matrix AF62 Bluetooth Headphones are just that.  The wireless, over the ear headphones use Bluetooth technology to allow you to make and receive phone calls as well as listen to music without cords.  The Matrix have a beautiful carbon fiber finish and come in a sturdy protective case.  Ready to see more?  Read on through for my full review of the MEElectronics Air-Fi Matrix AF62 Stereo Bluetooth Wireless Headphones and be sure to catch my video at the end for a more up close and personal look.

Read on through for my full review.

Design

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Inside the packaging you’ll find the headphones inside a protective carrying case along an instruction manual, USB charging cable and a 3.5mm to 3.5mm audio cable.

Here’s what MEElectronics has to say about the Air-Fi Matrix AF62 Stereo Bluetooth Wireless Headphones.

Bluetooth Wireless Fidelity
Lose the wires but keep the sound quality with the Air-Fi Matrix, which offers true wireless fidelity. With advanced full range 40 mm drivers, the Matrix provides plenty of rich, deep bass that doesn’t overpower the rest of your music, satisfying even the most discerning listeners.

Advanced Technology
Utilizing Bluetooth 3.0 with integrated NFC connectivity, voice prompts, Multipoint technology, and an optional wired audio mode, the Matrix will keep you connected with your devices regardless of the situation.

Headset Functionality with Multipoint
With a built-in high quality microphone, phone controls, and Multipoint technology, the Matrix allows you to take charge of your multimedia and phone experience across multiple devices. Manage calls from two different phones simultaneously or effortlessly take calls from your phone while listening to media on another device.

Outstanding Battery Life
Providing up to 18 hours of talk and/or media playback time and 250 hours of standby time, the Matrix is capable of going all day without a single charge. The Matrix can be used while charging, so when the battery gets low simply plug it into any USB port for uninterrupted use.

Refined Style & Comfort
Articulating ear cups with ComfortTouch pads and an adjustable headband provide all-day comfort while the exquisite carbon fiber style makes a distinct statement.

Easy Storage and Transport
When it is time to put the Matrix away, the ear cups fold flat for storage in the matching case, protecting your investment.

  • Rich wireless audio experience with deep bass, crystal clear vocals, and silky smooth treble
  • Advanced Bluetooth technology with multipoint, voice prompts, and NFC
  • Built in microphone for headset functionality with controls for media and phone calls
  • Up to 18 hours of battery life for both talk and audio playback
  • Carbon fiber style with soft ComfortTouch ear pads

Function

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The Matrix headphones come inside a protective carrying pouch.  The case is finished in a carbon fiber looking material, which matches the design of the headphones themselves.  The carrying case is crazy thin, thanks in part to the folding design of the Matrix headphones.

For storage the Matrix headphones have ear cups which fold in, making them super sleek.  I’ve always shied away from large, over the ear style headphones, in part because they’re bulky.  Not the Matrix however.  These things are crazy thin when folded up.

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Before using the Matrix headphones you’ll need to charge them up.  You do so by using the included Mini USB cable and an available USB port on your computer.  Or you can do as I did and plug the cable into a compatible USB wall adapter.  There’s a rubber covering, or gasket, located over the charging port on the headphones.  I did find removing it difficult the first time.  Simply plug the charger in and let it go.  A LED glows solid red while charging is taking place.  A full charge takes about 4 hours and is indicated by the LED turning off.  Once fully charged the Matrix headphones offer up to 18 hours of usage.  Matrix says that you’re also able to use the headphones while charging, although the instruction manual doesn’t recommend it.

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You’ll need to complete a one time pairing of your Bluetooth device and the Matrix headphones.  Just head to the Bluetooth area of your device’s settings to do so.  Press and hold the single power button for 6 seconds, you’ll hear a confirmation “ready to pair” when you’re ready to begin.  Out the box the headphones will automatically go into pairing mode the first time you power them up.  At that point you can head to the Bluetooth settings area of your mobile device, find the AF62 and pair them.  No code is required.

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The headphones are powered on by pressing and holding the single power button for about 3 seconds.  You’ll hear a “power on” confirmation message and the LED will begin to flash blue.

The Matrix headphones utilize multipoint technology, which means you can connect 2 devices to them at the same time.  For example, you might connect them to your computer for listening to music and your cell phone for making or receiving calls.  The first device that you connect to the Matrix headphones will be able to stream audio and use headset functionality, while the second, only headset.  Just make sure you connect your devices in the order that makes the most sense to you.

To control the volume inside the Matrix headphones you simply press the V+ or V- buttons.  A single press increases or decreases the volume by one level, while pressing and holding does so continuously until the maximum or minimum volume level is reached.

You can also use the Matrix headphones to control phones calls and music playback.  This is done mostly using the single power button.  When the headphones are on you can answer a call by pressing the power button a single time or reject one by pressing and holding it for 2 seconds.  While in a call if you press the power button a single time you’ll end the call.  A built in microphone allows you to make and receive phone calls truly handsfree.  Pressing the play/pause button controls music playback and there are fast forward and rewind buttons for moving forwards or backwards through your songs as well.

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One of the really cool things about the Martix headphones is the fact that they also ship with a standard 3.5mm audio cable.  If the battery in the headphones needs charging, or you’re in an area where Bluetooth isn’t allowed, you can plug in the cable and use the headphones in a traditional wired mode.  This is a wonderful addition for those individuals who normally stayed away from Bluetooth headphones for fear of forgetting to charge them and rendering them useless.  Even if you forger to plug them in one night you’ll always be able to use the Matrix headphones.

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On to perhaps the most important feature of the Matrix headphones, or any headphones for that matter.  Fit and sound.  The Matrix headphones are light weight and comfortable to wear.  The headband is nicely padded as are the ear cups and I had no issue wearing them for long periods, while watching a movie etc.  The headphones are adjustable and should fit any sized head.  Music playback sounds great with a decent amount of bass and crisp sounding mids.

Video

Check out my full video review below…


Summary

The Matrix Headphones have just become my permanent headphones.  These things do it all.  I’ve shied away from over the ear headphones in the past because they are often bulky to travel with.  Not so with the Matrix.  Thanks to a folding design and handy carrying case they slip easily into my gear bag.  I’ve shied away from Bluetooth earphones for fear I’d forget to charge them and be left with headphones that are not usable when I needed to.  Not so with the Matrix.  With a killer 18 hours of battery life and the ability to use them wired if you blow through that the Matrix headphones can be used 24/7/365.  That’s just what I plan to do with them too.

You can learn more about the MEElectronics Air-Fi Matrix AF62 Stereo Bluetooth Wireless Headphones by visiting this page on the company’s web site.

MSRP:

PROS:  Can be used wireless or wired.  Long battery life.

CONS:  Charging cover difficult to remove.  Doesn’t come with wall charger.

Four

 

 

 

Larry

Larry has always had a passion for gear and gadgets. It all started for him with the release of the very first Palm Pilot. He has always had an interest in handheld electronics. From handheld PDAs, to cell phones, Mp3 players, watches and other products, Larry is the first person his friends, family and colleagues call when they need advice on tech.

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  • ungaree

    These are very nice headsets. Kinda reminds me of the Honda Cars. Not super flashy but dependable and excellent value to cost. These sound just as good as my son’s $$$ Beats, in fact I can buy three of these for one set of beats. Now the sound to me is excellent to me! And with all day battery life, well all day for me I am very happy.
    I don’t get the 4 starts, because when you put together the entire package, cables, charge while listening, Blue Tooth easy sync, weight, looks, controls, price and sound. This is a five start product! I think the only thing I can complain about is that they don’t have aptX software. But neither does my mp3 player.

  • ungaree

    By the way which do you prefer the AF52 or AF62s. Some people can’t live without NC.

  • Frederick Malouf

    Hi, I bought the Matrix2 which, I am told, does not support multipoint. Either way, if I pair my computer first, it can play music only from that, and on pairing my phone next, it will not play music from it, but will take calls. Correct?

    So, if I pair my phone first for both music and telephony, I will not be able to connect my computer to listen to anything. I will need to disconnect the phone to connect the computer, correct?

    I do not need to listen to 2 devices at the same time, I just want the phones to know which is plying music, but I guess that would be impossible if both are paired at the same time.

    Ah. well. it happens. Look like great headphones. I actually returned my Parrot Ziks to get these. I know they’ll be different, but how well they do … I am expecting some great things.