Meze 99 Classics – Review

MEZE 99 CLASSICS


Meze 99 Classics

| Over-Ear | Walnut Wood | 40 mm Driver | Neodymium Magnet |



 


🎧 We are reviewing the Meze 99 Classics, a wooden headphone with durable construction and appealing design.

The Meze 99 Classics features an over-ear, closed-back design with wood cups, 40mm dynamic neodymium Mylar drivers, cast zinc alloy details and detachable cables.

To be more precise, the Meze 99 Classics has CNC carved wood ear cups with real Walnut wood that is hand finished and polished. Each earcup goes through a 45 days process that involves shaping, sanding, lacquering and finishing – Walnut is one of the wood types chosen by modern luthiers for the construction of instruments.

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The Meze 99 Classics durability feels superb thanks to their all metal and wood construction materials, you will never find a single piece in the Meze 99 Classics made of plastic.

The cables are detachable with straight 3.5mm connectors and and make use of metal for the construction of their structure while the connector itself is a gold-plated one. Two sets of cables are included: one of is a 1.2m Kevlar OFC cable with an inline remote/mic and the other one is a 3m OFC cable.

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Meze 99 Classics Review

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Weight

Meze 99 Classics weight in Ounces and Meze 99 Classics weight in grams.

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Accessories & Packaging

The Meze 99 Classics unboxing results in an airplane adapter, a 6.3mm adapter, a 1.2m Kevlar OFC cable with an inline remote/mic, a 3m OFC cable, a pair of Meze Audio stickers, a soft case for the accessories and a very nice hard clamshell-like case for the headphones.

Everything comes inside a large and well-protected packaging with magnetic closure and book-like opening.

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Bass & Sub Bass

The Meze 99 Classics bass is punchy and very deep but does not become boomy. Their lower frequency’s response is able to cover any music genre’s bass  requirements without issues and, at the same time, adds warmth and a cozy general feel to it’s sound style.

Expect a full-bodied and energetic lower frequencies response that still manages to remain fairly controlled without stepping over the whole sound signature.

Applying a custom EQ, their bass can be EQ’ed for a super punchy and extremely deep style with, even, a mild rumble.

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Mids & Vocals

The mids of the Meze 99 Classics are warm but not too congested, making their male vocals alive and never distant. Higher mids offer crispness and sound clear while not falling into forward nor harsh peaks.

Overall, their mids are very pleasant to listen providing a nicely balanced sound with a gentle approach and charming warmth.

Using an EQ, their lower mids and male vocals can be cleared up, gaining much more presence and removing any trace of congestion. Higher mids can be pushed for some extra crispness without getting harsh.

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Highs & Treble

Highs of the Meze 99 Classics have the right quantity of brightness and resolve a noticeable amount of detail for relaxed, pleasing listening sessions yet offering a sparkly and entertaining sound.

Their highs follow the style of their mids with an agreeable, non-fatiguing sound yet not recessed.

With an EQ, a phenomenal amount of brightness is incorporated while noticeable extra detail is revealed and a general, distinct, opening up of their highs shows up.

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Sound Leak

The sound leaking out of the Meze 99 Classics is substantially lower than on most average over-ear headphones.

Yet, if you are planning to use it in libraries you should keep you volume listening levels within moderate or they will be heard by nearby people.

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Sound Isolation

The sound isolation provided by the Meze 99 Classics is prominent allowing listeners a strong isolation even while listening to music at a moderate volume.

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C

Comfort

The clamping force of the Meze 99 Classics is stable and secure while while not being neither too tight as to become uncomfortable.

The PU leather cushions are well-padded and offer a pleasant experience with their inner memory foam, the cups size and depth allows a fully over-ear fit while the self-adjusting headband grants a soft contact of the head with the PU leather band. Additionally, the two-axis swivel system of their cups provide a dynamic fit for any head’s size and form.

Moreover, despite the robust metal and wood construction, the Meze 99 Classics are remarkably light weighted.

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EQ

Response to Equalization

The response to EQ of the Meze 99 Classics was highly efficient providing crispier higher mids, cleaner lower mids and male vocals, much brighter, open and detailed highs.

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Size & Fit

Meze 99 Classics size and Meze 99 Classics fit.

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Scores Scores

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Frequency Response (raw)

Meze 99 Classics Frequency Response Curve

MEZE 99 CLASSICS Frequency Response Curve
MEZE 99 CLASSICS Frequency Response Curve

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Meze 99 Classics Technical Specifications

Specifications

Type Closed / Over Ear
Driver Unit 40mm Dynamic Driver
Sensitivity 103dB/mW
Power Capacity 50mW
Impedance 32 ohms
Frequency Response 15-25,000Hz
Diaphragm Mylar
Magnet Neodymium
Cord Y-type, round cord
Cord Length 1.2m + 3m
Plug Stereo mini plug
Weight Approx. 2600g
Supplied Accessories 1.2m Kevlar OFC cable with remote mic; 3m OFC cable; 6.3mm adapter; hard case; airplane adapter

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FAQ

Meze 99 Classics FAQ

How many drivers does the Meze 99 Classics have?

The Meze 99 Classics is a single driver headphone. Which means that the Meze 99 Classics has 1 driver per side.

What type of headphone is the Meze 99 Classics?

The Meze 99 Classics is an over-ear headphone.

The Meze 99 Classics is an open, semi-open or closed back headphone?

The Meze 99 Classics is a closed back headphone.

 Does the Meze 99 Classics have a microphone?

The Meze 99 Classics have a microphone and a remote.

What is the price of the Meze 99 Classics?

You can check the most up-to-date price of the Meze 99 Classics: SEE PRICE.

Where can I buy the Meze 99 Classics?

You can buy the Meze 99 Classics HERE

Which Meze 99 Classics colors are available?

The colors available for the Meze 99 Classics are: silver, gold

What cable do the Meze 99 Classics have?

The Meze 99 Classics have a detachable, Y-type, round cable.

What cable connection does the Meze 99 Classics have?

The Meze 99 Classics cable connection has a 3.5mm mini stereo plug.

Are there replacement cables for the Meze 99 Classics ?

The Meze 99 Classics cables can be replaced with compatible 3.5mm replacement cables.

Are there upgrade cables for the Meze 99 Classics ?

The Meze 99 Classics uses 3.5mm cables which are very popular standard cables. You can buy any cable with a double 3.5mm  mono connector to upgrade the cable.

Does the Meze 99 Classics have Bluetooth / The Meze 99 Classics is a wireless headphone?

The Meze 99 Classics does not have Bluetooth.

Is the Meze 99 Classics compatible with Apple devices?

The Meze 99 Classics is fully compatible with Apple devices.

Is the Meze 99 Classics compatible with Android devices?

The Meze 99 Classics is fully compatible with Android devices.

Which is the name of the brand of the Meze 99 Classics?

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DISCLAIMER
We highly discourage anyone from trying to apply our testings to your own earphones, the risk of damaging or permanently breaking your iems is absolutely probable to happen. With our standardized equalization and amplification tests we push the limits of the earphones to the extreme. If anyway you decide to do so, we cannot be held responsible of the damage done to your equipment. Do it at your own risk.

Meze 99 Classics

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SCORE

9.1/10


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