“The Meze 99 is an unexpected joy. It has a sensational musical performance, even when played with very humble audio equipment, and is comfortable enough to allow the listener to spend many hours at a stretch in the company of the Meze 99 without a care.”
"I have a very hard time thinking of a headphone I've had more fun listening to; the urge to bop my head and tap my toes was irresistible at time"
"The 99 Classics sound simply glorious – uncannily spacious, brimming with energy and vivacity and a cranked up sense of performance that’s genuinely surprising and frequently riveting. "
"It’s easy to be distracted by the Meze 99 Classics good looks, but they’re also great-sounding headphones."
"Siding with audiophiles and considering competition in our realm, I view the 99 Classics as very high value. And make no mistake, I'd much rather listen to them than the Focal Spirit One and Aëdle VK-1 in our collection"
"I have a very hard time thinking of a headphone I’ve had more fun listening to; the urge to bop my head and tap my toes was irresistible at time."
"For a sub-£300 pair of headphones to evoke such an emotional response is impressive. And that’s my point: the Meze ‘phones are for those who demand an emotional experience when listening to music."
“There’s something so inviting and addictive about these 99 Classics. I think the biggest surprise for me is its capability of resolving depth in the music … It is an amazingly fluid, articulate, fun, rich, and natural sounding headphone. - Finest Cuts Award”
“Not many headphones know how to exhibit the joyfulness and singing voice of music. With the MEZE 99 Classics you are immediatly seduced by very good rythmic abilities.” (Original review in French)
“Exquisite build and solid well thought out design makes the Meze 99 Classic a headphone for the ages.”
“The Meze 99 Classics are a perfect match between the world of audiophile purists and the consumer world, allowing a good portability.” (Original review in Italian)
“Sound quality is by far and away the stand out feature of the Meze 99 Classics. This is a seriously good sounding headphone that leaves you wanting to keep listening to the next track.”
“The Meze 99 Classics are simply superb. The body of the sound they transmit covers the frequency band in an almost magical way.” (Original review in Spanish)
"The Meze 99 Classic is a really easy to drive be it a reasonable smartphone, DAP or efficient portable amp, the choice is yours. This is also one of those few headphones that I can have no complaints about with regard to smartphone amping performance ..."
"They actually make me think of a smaller and closed version of Sennheiser HD800. Yes, I liked them that much"
"They look beautiful, sound great and are much more exclusive than other headphones of this type. For me it is one of the most interesting models in this price range. Highly recommended!"
"Here we get color variants, increased serviceability, and great build quality wrapped up in one with the Meze 99 Classics"
"The 99 Classics organic and natural sound is truly special. It’s admittedly relaxed at first listen, but as soon as you stop thinking about what you might be missing, you’ll start hearing just how immersive it is."
"To conclude, seductive in its classical presentation, the Meze 99 Classics helmet enjoys a very serious realization..."
"And, of course, the dynamics: 99 Classics sound very lively on moments even raw, without sounding flat and compressed."
"The new Meze 99 Classics should not only delight the eye, but the design described above also ensures that the headphone is extremely sturdy and robust and therefore a long life should be guaranteed."
“The Meze 99 Neo is more than just a good sounding headphone. The look and feel of it combined with the sound provided all add up to make it an experience that’s quite unique.”
“Overall, the differences aren’t huge. Meze 99 NEO is as much, if not more, 99 Classic as a twenty times washed Van Halen t-shirt is a Van Halen t-shirt. It should please those looking for a rougher, more tumbly listen that follows the original as closely as possible.”
“What really impressed me is the sound stage, considering that the 99 Neo are closed headphones. The soundstage is ample and deep.” (Original review in Italian)
“The 99 Neo is a great addition to Meze’s lineup. As Meze’s “entry-level” headphones, I find it to have a pretty great value, especially for those who don’t particularly want the extra luxury of wooden ear cups or fully-Kevlar cables. All in all, I can say I recommend the Meze 99 Neo.”
“But perhaps, most pertinent to this review, Meze have provided us with a great, natural, organic sound that demonstrates how linearity is just as impressive as neutrality.”
“I had them on by choice even more than the classics based on those reasons. Drums and percussion on the Neo’s sound engaging to me and when I go on my road trip I have a strong feeling the Classics will be the ones left in the trunk while I take another set with me besides the classics for other music.”
“We are talking about a handsome, absurdly well-finished, beautifully built, spectacularly comfortable handset that has some of the most musical midtones and treble that I have ever heard in the world of headphones."
"Meze Audio 99 Neo headphones represent the combination of breathtaking design, spectacular build quality, and exciting sound signature... Unique and attractive design, remarkable construction quality, great comfort, and a joyful sound signature at an affordable price – that’s what Meze Audio 99 Neo is all about."