MEZE 99 CLASSICS HEADPHONES
The Meze 99 Classics - Something so Right.
It's not always easy to describe the sound of great headphones. That's why we always encourage you to come listen for yourself! But we know not all of you are near enough to do that, so we try to give you a sense of what we're hearing with every model.
With the 99 Classic, there is a pure, natural flow that just sounds right. Every portion of the frequency spectrum is superb. The bass is plentiful and solid. Midrange is a vocal-lover's dream. Treble is clear and delicate.
You can tell these were tuned by ear by a music-lover with impeccable taste. The 99 Classic is one of those pairs of headphones that makes you want to just keep listening. You know those late-night listening sessions when you keep saying to yourself, "Well, maybe just one more song..." over and over.
Comfort is among the best we have experienced. The self-adjusting spring-loaded headband is complemented by a plush leather and memory foam ear pads.
And the looks? You judge for yourself, but to us, the hand-oiled walnut ear cups are far more beautiful than we expected at this price point.
Sound, comfort and beauty beyond its price class, the Meze 99 Classic is indeed a Classic.
From the manufacturer:
ONE OF A KIND HEADPHONES -
Just like finger prints, wood grain is as unique, thus making each pair of Meze Headphone a one of a kind. You will love how they feel in your hands. Sturdy built and precise assembly. The ear cups are made with a satin finished wood grain. Put them on, sit back, and enjoy your favorite sound of plucked strings, upbeat grooves or thumping beats while still looking classy.
Transducer size: 40mm
Frequency response: 15Hz - 25KHz
Sensitivity: 103dB at 1KHz, 1mW
Rated input power: 30mW
Maximum input power: 50mW
Detachable Kevlar OFC cable
Plug: 3.5mm gold plated
Weight: 260 gr (9.2 ounces) without cables
Ear-cups: walnut wood
We aimed for perfection in every component we designed. CNC carved wood ear cups, cast zinc alloy hardware with electroplated coating, stamped manganese spring steel headband, memory foam and soft PU leather are the materials your hands and eyes will get to enjoy. No plastic here for you to see.
Besides the usual warranty everybody is offering, we guarantee that the 99's are endlessly serviceable if any parts would ever need to be replaced, because we did not build these headphones to break after just 2 years so you can go buy new ones. No glue, just nuts and bolts.
PREMIUM SOUND DESIGNED FOR THOSE WHO KNOW -
We're taking headphone design to a new level by combining modern with hand crafted design, using natural materials and focusing on delivering the best premium sound.
Our aim is to change the perception of headphones as technical devices or as cheap plastic accessories and create a mature product to fall in love with.
Headphones with a technical hint that are very elegant and wearable at the same time.
Headphones for those who already have a good sense of self, know what they want and expect to be treated accordingly.
You will love the feeling of listening to music while showing off these modern classics.
CRAFTED WITH LOVE
Each wooden ear-cup of the 99 Classics is precision carved on a CNC machine and then hand finished and polished. It takes about 45 days to get one perfect, just for you.
PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS
In terms of functionality, Meze identified the top 3 issues users face with headphones in the long term:
Discomfort: Meze's solution - A headband that delivers even pressure for any head size.
Artificially tweaked frequencies: Meze's solution - Tuning a balanced natural sound.
Sound isolation: Meze's solution - using medium density memory foam in ear-pads.
DESIGNED TO LAST
You will love how they feel in your hands. Sturdy build and precise assembly.
There are no parts in this assembly that serve as decoration only.
They are all functional structural elements that are then styled. So we did our own headphones teardown for you to see:.
The soft parts that come in contact with you are memory foam covered in soft PU leather.
The metal hardware is cast zinc and manganese spring steel.
The ear cups have a satin finished wood grain.
Internal components are made of durable ABS and silicone parts.
We had the IFA show in Berlin where we got amazing feedback from hifi-ers and general public alike.
Precious items handed down from generation to generation are the objects you fall in love with. Why should electronics be any different?
They can also be high quality, beautifully crafted objects that acquire personal meaning for the user over time.
Besides the usual warranty everybody is offering we guarantee that the 99's are endlessly serviceable if any parts would ever need to be replaced because we built these headphones to last. No glue, just nuts and bolts.
No plastic here for you to see or touch: It was a real challenge to produce the headphones just the way it was designed and without any compromises.
We did exhaustive research in order to find the right material and technology for each component and to get a precise and durable assembly between wood, zinc and spring steel.
Meze aimed for perfection in every component it designed. CNC carved wood ear cups, cast zinc alloy hardware with electroplated coating, stamped manganese spring steel headband, memory foam, soft PU leather are the materials your hands and eyes will get to enjoy.
- WHAT IS THE SOUND QUALITY LIKE?
The sound quality of the 99 Classics has been described as crisp and clear. Non distorted and balanced sound
- DO THEY COME WITH A CASE?
Yes, the headphones come in a beautiful EVA hardcase specially designed to fit the 99 Classics
- ARE THEY NOISE CANCELING HEADPHONES?
The 99 Classics' earcups offer very good passive noise cancellation but no ANC (active noise cancellation)
- IS THERE A MIC INCLUDED?
Yes, a microphone is incorporated in the fabric cable of the 99 Classics together with a play/pause button
- WHAT IS THE TYPE OF WOOD USED?
We use real walnut wood and maple wood machined on a 5 axxis CNC machine which is then hand finished to perfection. All wood comes from sustainable sources
- WHAT'S THE WEIGHT? DO THEY FEEL HEAVY?
Although the 99 Classics use real wood and are sturdy, they are not heavy. The headphones weigh 290 grams (approx. 10.3 ounces) with cables. This is an average weight between full sized headphones
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