Audio April 3, 2021
In a world where everything is becoming wireless it’s easy to assume that the less wires the better, this is still not the case when it comes audio equipment, to successfully transfer all the details music has to offer wires are still the way to go.
The Mera from Light Harmonic come in a surprisingly large box, the packaging looks smart, but we struggled to see past all the unnecessary foam and unused space. These IEM (in-ear monitors) come with three pairs of silicone ear tips, small, medium and large and three pairs of memory foam ear tips for sufficient seal to block out external noise. There is a little pouch to store everything in, but this could benefit from having a secure fastening as it has the potential of coming undone in a pocket or bag. The earbud housing is made with a copper alloy acoustic damping with sound tuned copper alloy, whilst the patent pending hexagon back sound chamber is shaped for zero resonance and clarity, ideal for singers and musicians. The earbuds are available in either Ocean Night Black or a beautiful Ocean Scarlett, the 3.5mm TRS single-ended silver plated 6N OFC copper wire is 1.2m and fully detachable (and replaceable when needed), the light colour compliments the earbuds and more importantly its premium construction reduces sound transmission less.
The earbuds are popped in the ear with the wire hooking over the ear to keep it out of the way, their small construction means they remain comfortable for long sessions especially in smaller ears. The noise isolating feature works well allowing you to continue to enjoy the depth of detail even in loud environments, the earbud housing is also waterproof making them safe to take to the gym. Audiophiles will want to know about the sound these IEMs produce, and they won’t be disappointed, the advanced diaphragm is constructed to avoid any distortion or interference and does this exceptionally well. The Mera perform wonderfully across the range of tones with beautifully detailed and immersive sound, some may miss additional modern features, call handling for example, but music fans will not be disappointed, especially in this price range. RRP $249
- Excellent sound
- Noise isolating
- Comfortable and secure
- Removeable, replaceable wire
- Sleek look
- Great value for money
- Packaging overkill
- Carry case could use a fastening