Lypertek MEVI; Good Sound for Small Price
Lypertek is a relative new audio gear company located in China. The Lypertek Mevi is the first In-Ear Monitor (IEM) of the company in the Hi-Fi audio market. Lypertek decided to join in to the market with a 7mm single dynamic driver IEM.
The Lypertek Mevi was provided to me by the Lypertek via Penon Audio for free of charge as a review sample. I am not affiliated with Lypertek or Penon Audiobeyond this review and these words reflect my true, unaltered, opinions about the product.
The MSRP price for the Lypertek Mevi is 29.90 USD.
Product Page : https://www.lypertek.com/mevi
Purchase Link : https://penonaudio.com/lypertek-mevi.html
4. Package and Accessories:
The Lypertek Mevi comes in a very small white card box.
This box includes the following contents;
1 x Lypertek Mevi
1 x Cable clip
1 x Hard Carrying Case
1 pair per size S, M, L Silicone Tips
The hard case that is included in the box is small but well made. They are 3 pairs of silicone ear tips that are quite soft and comfortable. There is also a shirt clip that is a nice addition.
- Driver : 7.0mm Dynamic
- Impedance : 32 Ohm
- Frequency Response : 20~20KHz
- Sensitivity : 95dB
- Plug : 3.5mm Stereo
- Cable : 1.2m
6. Design, Fit and Build Quality:
The Lypertek Mevi has very small and well crafted aluminum housing available in black & red colors. The housing of the Mevi has a compact design, is lightweight and comfortable to wear. There is a Lypertek logo on the back of the monitor housing and two vents on the bottom. The strain relief is red color for the right and blue for the left monitor.
The isolation in loud environments is mediocre, but in an acceptable level for such a small In-Ear Monitor.
The TPU-coated cable is not changeable but looks sturdy. It has a straight 3.5mm headphone jack with built-in microphone that has several functions, which are shown below.
The clarity of the voice transmission is above average. The Y Splitter is made of metal but there is no chin slider.
7. Albums & tracks used for this review:
- Opeth – Damnation (Tidal Hi-Fi)
- Megadeth – Sweating Bullets (Flac 16bit/44kHz)
- Saskia Bruin – The Look of Love (DSF)
- George Michael – Older Album (Apple Music)
- LP (Laura Pergolizzi) – Lost On You “Live at Harvard and Stone” (Tidal Hi-Fi)
- Dire Straits – Money For Nothing (DSF)
- Mile Davis – Kind of Blue Album (Tidal Hi-fi)
- Emmanuel Pahud (Claude Debussy) – Syrinx (Apple Music)
- Aretha Franklin – I Say a Little Prayer (Apple Music)
- Diana Krall – So Wonderful (DSF)
- Otto Liebert & Luna Negra – Up Close “Album” (DSF) – Binaural Recording
- Alboran Trio’s – Cinque Lunghissimi Minuti (Tidal Hi-Fi)
- Daft Punk – Get Lucky (Flac 24bit/192kHz)
- Michael Jackson – Billie Jean (DSF)
8. Sources used for this review:
- IEM : Lypertek Mevi, Dunu DN12, Xiaomi Hybrid Pro HD
- DAP/DAC : Cayin N5II, Aune M2Pro, Chord Mojo, Zishan Z2
9. The Sound:
This review is written after a burn-in process of apprx. 100-110 hours and I have used the stock silicone ear tips.
Please note that this is a entry level IEM and all my comments about the sound quality are in consideration of this price range.
The Lypertek Mevi is an IEM with a quite neutral tonality, a linear / flat bass response and a treble structure that expands well and doesn’t bother.
Lypertek Mevi has a well balanced and tight bass reproduction with a relative fast response.
The Lypertek Mevi’s sub-bass depth is at average levels and can’t reach very deep. It doesn’t have the bass rumble type that a basshead would love.
But some good things happening; the sub-bass control of the Mevi is in a very good level for such a budget IEM. The bass response is accurate, fast and natural, which is a good benefit for genres with real instrumental like classic or acoustic tracks.
The mid-bass of the Lypertek Mevi are very controlled and don’t mess into the mids. This makes the Lypertek Mevi to a good choice for metal music that need speed and control for drum performances.
The midrange of the Lypertek Mevi has a flat / smooth character and neutral tonality. The midrange has the same positioning as the other frequencies.
The Lypertek Mevi has also a clean, crisp and energetic midrange, which is a rarely found feature, is this price category.
Both female and male vocals have the same success with a clean and transparent presentation. I did not observe any overshadowing of the midrange, that is quite spacious, airy and very pleasant to listen to.
The midrange doesn’t sound thin or very full, there is a nice balance with a pretty musical presentation.
The Lypertek Mevi doesn’t sound dry or cold; On the contrary, it has an alive, dynamic and energetic presentation.
The Lypertek Mevi performs very well with instruments such as acoustic guitar, percussion instruments and viola. The instrument representation is pretty good in terms of the nature, clarity and separation of each note.
The Lypertek Mevi has a treble texture that extends well for its price, without to be sibilant or harsh. Instruments like cymbals, bells, etc. don’t sounding metallic or unnatural and the overall treble presentation is well controlled.
The upper treble range is missing some definition, but we should note that this is an IEM under 30 USD.
The Lypertek Mevi has an average soundstage presentation that is not very wide, but vocal positioning and instrument placements sounding quite natural. There is nothing special about the soundstage depth, but we should remember that this is a entry level IEM.
Vs. Dunu DN12:
Dn12 has more bass quantities and sub-bass depth than the Lypertek Mevi. But bass performance of the Dunu DN12 is behind the Mevi in terms of speed, tightness and balance
Dunu DN12 has a more forward midrange presentation. The midrange of the Lypertek Mevi on the other hand, sounds more natural and has relative flat presentation.
The Lypertek Mavi sound transparent and smooth compared to the grainier and overshadowed sounding Dunu DN12.
The Lypertek Mevi has also the better performance for instrument representation.
The midrange of the Dunu DN12 is loosing the control very faster in higher volume levels and starts to shine, that makes the sound uncomfortable, while the Lypertek Mevi has the better control in same volume levels.
The Lypertek Mevi has a more forward treble presentation with a better extension and overall resolution. The treble presentation of the DN12 is not fast enough for genres that need a fast treble response, such as metal music etc.
The Lypertek Mevi has the wider and deeper soundstage presentation. The difference is not marginal but noticeable. There is also more air and space between instruments compared to the presentation of the DN12.
Vs. Xiaomi Hybrid Pro HD
The first noticeable difference is the lower frequency region. The Hybrid Pro HD has more sub-bass and bass quantity then the Mevi. But the bass of the Mevi is tighter and has the better overall control. The bass speed of both IEM’s is nearly the same but the Mevi has a touch more micro detail.
The midrange of the Hybrid Pro HD sounds more recessed compared to the more balanced tuned Lypertek Mevi. The Hybrid Pro HD sounds smoother and brighter in the midrange, but the Lypertek Mevi has more the upper hand for definition.
The Hybrid Pro HD sounds a bit brighter in the treble range and is more prone to sibilance then Lypertek Mevi, especially with instrument like cymbals or bells.
The Lypertek Mevi sounds more balanced at the upper treble register and has additional control, but less micro detail in comparison to the Hybrid Pro HD.
Both IEMs have nearly the same soundstage performance but the Hybrid Pro HD has a little more depth, while both have nearly identical soundstage wideness.
The Lypertek Mevi is a nice sounding entry level IEM with a quite balanced sound signature, a pretty good fit that is packed in small but solid housing.
12. Summary (plus and minus):
+ Nice balanced sound signature
+ Good detail level for the price
+ Comfortable fit
+ Build quality
– No detectable cable