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Meze 99 Classics Walnut Gold Headphones (Gold & Black)

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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. SOUND quality is another time night and day, or let’s say, cold dry night with agressive neon street lamp and colourfull sunny day with fresh air from the Meze ocean. Now the bass is more controled, have a smooth texture and more transparency, mid bass is less agressive in attact but still weighty, mids are wide with good presence and tranparency, all layer are clearly separated and overall sound have more details and is more linear. Know then, that the Meze 99 Classics will provide bass across Hip-Hop, Rap, Stravinsky, Bruckner, the 1812 Overture (with cannons), etc. The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report.

However, they are warmed up a bit too much by the bass, especially when music provides a lot of "boomy" upper bass. It is worth mentioning that all the wood that we use in our headphones is strictly harvested from sources with certificate of origin. COMFORT of Meze is natural and form to your head while HE-300 is a squeaky torture device that is ultra heavy and uncomfortable with cheap earpads that do not form to your head. The soundstage potential is take to its paroxysm with synths pads coming from each side of your head, kick and snare in the middle and voice above it in a transparent way, sound presentation being very holographic and dense with all details being push fowards to give extra dynamic to Neo lush presentation. This positive impression continues onto the exemplary headband which is by far one of the best I have used among the usual thin, stiff or inadequately padded units; portable headphones just have bad headbands in general.

However, the 99 Neo’s have no issue with end to end extension and treble prominence imbues the sound with a little extra crispness over smoother portable headphones like the Oppo PM3. I won't say they are bass canons because they are not, but they provide the sufficient quantity to match almost any music genre. And that I know not a word of Icelandic does not diminish, at all, the poignancy or emotion or engagement. I can imagine basshead banger really enjoying this approach, for me, its the only drawback of the Neo, and its perhaps due to the plastic material used for earcups.

The Meze 99 Classics’ volumetric cube—its soundstage—is generous in regard to width and height and provides quite good depth as well. Case in point—Massive Attacks’ Angel (MEZZANINE, ) plays now via this combo and it is as tight as new drum skins, as notes reach down to stygian depths and rumble! I mention in the classic review that this is one of the best headphone designs of the past few years. There is an openness, generally, associated with far more costly audio equipment and a naturalness that owes itself to the analog old school. What they will not do is to trap you in the mind contemplating this mid-bass elevation or the shape of its frequency curve or midrange dips, etc.

The same lush musicality will happen with Madeleine Peroux if there not too foward sacoustic bass line, as it will sound more full bodied because of this perfect upper mid bass emphasis, but the bipolarity begin when you put boomy electronic or bass heavy pop, wich will stole some of resolution to lower mids. The 99 Neo differs in that regard, by employing a suspension system identical to that on the 99 Classics; it’s the type of basic convenience that makes a world of difference in daily use. So, let’s conclude that the Neo are as much enjoyable for basshead than audiophile, if we choose right music to pair it with. The unique headband mechanism also grants the headphones with a very low centre of gravity, making them far more stable on the head than even the Oppo PM3 and strongly clamping Denon MM-400; they are one of the only headphones that have stayed put on my head when lying down.

The 99 Classics are no slouches either, their crispness up top helping them sound balanced and snappy. They were also more sensitive than the planar magnetic Oppo PM3’s which I found to be one of the pickiest headphones among those I had on hand. The stage won't make you tip backwards from your chair, because it has more of a studio character than live event feeling.CONSTRUCTION of the HifiMan HE-300 isn’t that bad for durability with its thick industrial compenents, but its quite rough and squeaky too.

It’s one of nicest included cases I’ve seen in a while, perfectly fitting the headphones with a small zippered pouch for accessories/cables and a nice embossed metal meze logo up front.And I never enjoyed the way they lazily sat on my head and easily fell off, so I didn't enjoy wearing them as much as I could have. While we ultimately prefer the greater transparency and liveliness of the aforementioned Austrian Audios or our long-time favourites, the open-backed Grado SR325e, these Mezes are easy to find favour with. The ear pads could be a bit larger and deeper, but the padding is extraordinarily comfortable, even if it rests slightly on the (large) ear.

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