Meze Audio Founder Antonio Meze discusses the design choices for his 99 Classics headphone:

ONE OF A KIND HEADPHONES

Just like fingerprints, 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.

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.

WOOD TECHNOLOGY

The choice of wood is an inherently difficult one. The rich colors of walnut require the use of air drying, a long and expensive procedure. The process of shaping just a single pair of earcups takes up to 8 hours. The whole process of sanding, lacquering, and finishing lasts 45 days. The wooden components are carefully inspected and no flaws are permitted to reach the final assembly.

It is worth mentioning that all the wood that we use in our headphones is strictly harvested from sources with certificate of origin. That is, mature trees that have reached the end of their life cycle. This way, we are helping the environment and we’re giving the old trees a chance to shine one more time in the shape of Meze headphones.

SPECS

  • Transducer size: 40mm
  • Frequency response: 15Hz – 25KHz
  • Sensitivity: 103dB at 1KHz, 1mW
  • Impedance: 32 Ohm
  • 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

About Meze Headphones

Designer Antonio Meze started Meze Audio in 2009 with the goal of creating headphones that embodied his passion for music, and after an exhaustive design process, Meze launched their groundbreaking 99 Classics headphone in 2015.  A headphone that exudes unprecedented style and excellent sound quality an an affordable price point, the 99 Classics have introduced the world to the passion and creativity of Meze.

Meze Audio continues with their design-forward approach, recently releasing their first flagship-level headphone, the gorgeous Empyrean.  Showing a mastery of many different techniques, materials, and sound technologies, the future of Meze audio is very bright, indeed.

Our Take

The Meze 99 Classics are a sleek, stylish set of headphones, svelte enough to travel wherever you do, while offering a rich, lush sound to match their look.  One of the best values on the market, the 99 Classics include a carry case, and full set of cable adapters to fit a wide range of uses.