The personalized audio of MeQ’s Even earbuds is sweet, but there’s an obvious catch involved: you have to be a fan of in-ears to use them. What if you prefer the feel of headphone cups? Don’t worry, you’re set. MeQ is launching the Even H1, a set of wired over-ears that bring that same customized sound to a potentially more comfortable (not to mention more stylish) form. As before, the centerpiece is EarPrint tech that guides you through tailoring the output. You theoretically get music that accommodates your specific ear shapes, hearing loss and other factors that affect the listening experience.
The headphones still don’t require a mobile app to work, and you’ll get “over ten hours” of EarPrint-assisted audio on a charge. You’ll pay considerably more for the H1 at $179 versus the earbuds’ $99. However that’s definitely low enough to consider an H1 set if you’re worried that you’re missing all the nuances of your favorite tunes.