Meze 99 Classics

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Meze 99 Classics Review Facts

Meze is a new brand when it comes to headphones, but the quality of their headphones proved that they are not a brand that is meant to be doubted. The Meze 99 Classics are an example of this. They are made with high-quality wood and metal and the company itself said that the headphones were meant to last for a long time. The sound quality is great, and many people claimed that the headphones are comfortable to wear. In this review, we will discuss all that these headphones have to offer and what people had to say about them.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • The headphones have an attractive and unique design
  • The sound quality of these headphones is comparable to that of name brand headphones
  • The headphones are very comfortable to wear
  • The headphones are made to last and are made out of high-quality materials
Cons
  • Some people believe that these headphones are too pricey when compared to what they have to offer
Activites for Use

Activites for Use

These are a standard pair of headphones that you would use while listening to any sort of audio, and that you could even use while in a studio. They aren’t really meant to use while you are doing sports, but they also are made out of good quality materials, so you have plenty of choices when it comes to where and how you want to use the headphones.

Basic Features

Basic Features

One of the more basic features of these headphones comes with the smaller cable, which is meant to be used when you use the headphones with a portable device such as your smartphone or tablet. The cable has a playback controller, which will allow you to control the volume of the audio that you are listening to. Not only that, but you can also play or pause your audio or music, answer phone calls, skip songs or go back to another song, replay the song, or activate Siri or Google Assist. These headphones are compatible with any device, so these features will work the same no matter what brand device you will be using. Other than that, these headphones work just like a basic pair of headphones.
Accessories

Accessories

When you purchase these headphones, other than the headphones themselves, you will receive a hard shell case meant for transportation, a pouch which contains audio cables- one meant for use while sitting at a desk or in the studio, and one meant for use with a portable device- two adapters, and pamphlets containing information on how to use the headphones and their warranty.
Sound Quality

Sound Quality

A lot of people were surprisingly pleased with the sound quality that these headphones provided. The reason why we say “surprisingly” is because people don’t usually associate Romania with making higher quality headphones; we usually think of other brands when we think of the better headphones. But people said that they did not feel as though there was an imbalance in anything that they listened to, and that the bass sounded nice in the background. A lot of people reviewed these headphones as having one of the most interesting sound qualities that they have come across on a pair of headphones. They provide an accurate sound. The only areas where there might have been some issues was with the mids and the highs. The highs do sound a little bit harsh, and some people felt as though they needed to turn down the volume a bit, but it was not anything that someone might feel the need to label as being bad quality or a negative characteristic of these headphones. The mids sounded somewhat muddy, but again, it was nothing that anyone really considered to be bad.
Connectivity

Connectivity

If you are someone who was looking for a wireless pair of headphones that will allow you to connect using WiFi or Bluetooth, then these are definitely not for you. That is because these headphones operate entirely through using a cable and will not be compatible with any form of a wireless connection. But that could be a plus because it means that you still will be able to use these headphones no matter what the connection is like where you are. Something else that you need to keep in mind is that these headphones need to be plugged in with both ear cups separately, and not just with one cord that is attached to one of the headphones. Some people said that they did not mind that the headphones are not wireless because it means that they are a lot lighter and smaller than a pair of wireless headphones would have been; these headphones are rather small and lightweight in comparison to other wireless headphones on the market.

When you purchase these headphones, they will come with two separate wires. One of these cables is a 3m one, which you will be able to use should you take the headphones into the studio or if you’re sitting at a computer, and the other cable will be perfect if you will be using a portable device, such as a smartphone or iPod. The cable which is meant for use at a computer or studio does not come with any controls, so you will only be able to listen to audio with it. However, the cable that is compatible with smartphones and other portable devices does have a playback controller- but something that is important to mention is that it is a lot higher up on the cable than a lot of people might be used to. It’s right underneath the left ear cup. It’s nice because no matter what type of device you plan to use these headphones with, they will function exactly the same, and you will be able to control the volume in exactly the same manner.

Comfort

Comfort

Since these headphones are very lightweight, you won’t have to worry about them feeling like a heavy weight on your head. And despite the fact that they are so lightweight, they are still made out of high-quality materials, so you won’t feel as though you are using something cheap and flimsy. The headphones have an adjustable headband, so you will be able to fix them to sit on your head in a way that is comfortable for you. Plus, they are made with a soft cushioning, so they will be comfortable on your ears and your head. The ear cups, while sitting flatly against your ears, still do provide airflow to your ears, so you won’t get too tired of wearing these headphones after a short period of time. A lot of people said that these headphones had the comfort of brand name headphones, which says a lot about the quality of this Meze product.

Style

Style

Out of many of the headphones that are available on the market, the Meze 99 Classics easily have one of the most unique designs. They are made out of both metal and wood. But surprisingly, the headphones are extremely lightweight, which you might not have automatically associated with a pair of headphones made out of such materials. The ear cups themselves are made out of wood, and the headband is made out of metal; it is also self-adjusting, so you will be able to ensure that you have a comfortable fit. A lot of people liked the very attractive and appealing design of these headphones. The Meze branding is on the joints on the sides of the headphones. There are gold accents on the sides of the headphones, including in the headphone jacks on both ear cups. Besides the gold and black version, there is also a silver model of these headphones with a lighter color for the wood. No matter which color you choose, you will be getting a nice-looking pair of headphones out of the deal.
Out of many of the headphones that are available on the market, the Meze 99 Classics easily have one of the most unique designs. They are made out of both metal and wood. But surprisingly, the headphones are extremely lightweight, which you might not have automatically associated with a pair of headphones made out of such materials. The ear cups themselves are made out of wood, and the headband is made out of metal; it is also self-adjusting, so you will be able to ensure that you have a comfortable fit. A lot of people liked the very attractive and appealing design of these headphones. The Meze branding is on the joints on the sides of the headphones. There are gold accents on the sides of the headphones, including in the headphone jacks on both ear cups. Besides the gold and black version, there is also a silver model of these headphones with a lighter color for the wood. No matter which color you choose, you will be getting a nice-looking pair of headphones out of the deal.
Durability

Durability

Not much has been said about the actual durability of the headphones, but here’s one thing that many people did have to say: despite the fact that the headphones are lightweight and there is thin metal material on the headband, they are not flimsy at all and will survive being dropped accidentally. Of course, you want to make sure that you take good care of your headphones regardless of whether they are the most durable ones on the market or not, but if an accident does happen, you won’t have to worry too much about anything happening to these headphones. You also will be getting an endless warranty, and the brand itself claims that these headphones were designed to last for a long time, so it’s safe to say that you will be getting a durable product out of the deal.
Ease of Use

Ease of Use

These headphones are not wireless, nor are they compatible with any app or any wireless connection; therefore, using these headphones is a pretty straightforward process. You simply have to plug the cable into both of the ear cups instead of one in order to listen to the audio. The headphones come with two different cables, one that is meant to be used if you are sitting at a computer or if you’re in the studio, and one for use with a portable device such as your smartphone. The smaller cable for portable devices also has a playback controller, so you will be able to adjust the volume of the audio accordingly, skip songs or go backward, activate your device’s voice controller, and more. If you have ever used a pair of headphones with a controller (which you likely have), then this is extremely simple. The only thing that some people had difficulty getting used to in this regard was that the controller is a little higher up on the cable than it is for most headphones, but of course, this is by no means a dealbreaker.
Power Source

Power Source

Since these headphones are not compatible with any wireless connection, they do not need to be charged. Therefore, you won’t have to worry about these headphones dying or not working when you need them to. The headphones do not come with any type of power source because they do not need to be charged.

Price

Price

One of the things that a lot of people did not like about these headphones was the fact that they are rather expensive for a pair that is not wireless or compatible with any wireless connection. Their retail price is $309, and you will be able to purchase these headphones for that price on Amazon. There are plenty of headphones which provide more features than those that are around the same price range, so some people did not feel as though these Meze headphones were worth the price. However, considering the fact that not too many negative things were said about them, it may be worth spending that much. It ultimately will depend on you and what you want in a pair of headphones.

Key Features

Key Features

-These headphones have a completely unique design that sets them apart from many other headphones on the market
-The sound quality of these headphones has a nice balance and a lot of people were pleased with it
-The headphones come with two cables that are meant for different purposes, one of which has a controller
-The headphones also come with a carrying pouch, so you can safely transport them from place to place
-The headphones were made to last for a long time despite their lightweight, and you get an endless warranty out of the deal
-A lot of people were pleased with how comfortable the headphones are

Bottom Line

Bottom Line

If you are looking for a basic pair of headphones that has a very attractive design, then you don’t need to look any further. The Meze 99 Classics are a pair of headphones made with real walnut wood and metal, and they have soft cushioning on the ear cups and the headband. The headphones are available in two colors- black and silver. Other than the nice design, the headphones are pretty basic and they don’t come with some of the more advanced features that other headphones for the same price might come with. They aren’t wireless and can’t be used with any sort of connection, but this could be a good thing for some people because it means that you will easily be able to use the headphones no matter where you go or what you do. Not too many people had complaints about the sound quality, and they have mostly good reviews online. So, if you are willing to pay more than $300 for a pair of otherwise great headphones, then the Meze 99 Classics are a great option for you.