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Meze 99 Classics Discussion + Impressions Thread

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by MezeTeam, Jan 13, 2016.
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  1. DatClampTho
    Does anybody have experience using the 99 with an iEMatch or Ear Buddy? I'm looking to lower hiss coming from my Project Sunrise and be able to have finer control with the volume knob on my RA+.

    Sure the amps aren't necessary with the 99C but they're fun, and could be more so.
     
  2. trellus
    Dang, just when I was getting ready to get the R70X :)

     
  3. Dobrescu George
    I tried iEMatch 2.5 briefly, if you amp has tons of power, and noise, then you can totally go for it. None of my sources didn't have enough power to make it more logic to use it, but you can totally go for it if yours has.

    It reduces the volume and filters hiss, that it can do really well :)
     
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  4. rafaelo
    I am currently use IEMatch with all my Meze phones. I do not nessessary needed but since Meze are quite sensitive it helps a bit. It smooths the sound and offer a bit of HD650 flavour to these cans. Also my Marantz amplifier works optimal under 12 o clock rather than 10 clock. If you want to extract every bit of Meze 99 I recommend IEMatch.

    My 6XX are on order they should arrive some time in 2076 so I can do a proper comparison by then how Meze 99 with iematch compare to 6xx directly in my home rig
     
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  5. mbwilson111
    Aren't you being a little optimistic?
     
  6. Sito Lupion
    I have EarBuddy for the Dunu 2000j and the SHURE 425, my phone (Xiaomi A1) has a lot of power amplifier.
    In Meze 99C the whistle is present to a lesser extent, but it is still a bit annoying, so I also use it with them. The result is fantastic.
     
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  7. rafaelo
    You are absolutely right. Sometimes ship early so it will be 2075 maybe...:)

    No complaints though the 4XX will come few years earlier and I will test IEMatch with those too...

    Is not about the prices I like the massdrop colours much more than the originals.

    I tried IEMatch with Meze and little bear b4 yesterday and IEMATCH was wonderful but it drained the battery so quickly that I thought I burned the tubes when it suddenly stoped. I will check again soon but I can envision scenarios that Meze and IEMatch do wonderful combinations.
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2018
  8. mbwilson111

    You aren't upset about the import fees? We have given up on Massdrop for that reason.
     
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  9. rafaelo
    Finer control you will have for sure this is what happening with my Marantz.

    And Meze is getting better with various Dac and Amps just does not scale so much like other cans.
     
  10. rafaelo
    I will be when I see them and if they are above my expectations .I expect a final price of 215£ for HD6XX ( plus 15 £ 3m cable from Amazon) and 185£ for HE4XX.

    If I pay more I will regret my choice. So the total is more than a new set of nightowls but at that time I thought the price was 600£ for the NO.

    For the 215 I would have bought the HD6XX anyway in a colour close to Black but I would not order the 4XX if I noticed earlier the price drop for NO OR the raving reviews of M1060.
     
  11. mbwilson111
    Starting from the pound value of the purchase itself, we have always had to add the 20% VAT plus a 3% import fee (if it is above a certain price... cannot remember the cut off point) PLUS an £11 fee imposed by DHL (or £8 if royal mail was used).
     
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  12. rafaelo
    I bought when the FX was 1.4 (paypal FX rate 1.35) so even if the £ drops at 1.25 for the calculation of vat and fees it still seems to be below my target final price.
     
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  13. DatClampTho
    Thanks for the insights on using the iEMatch. It sounds like they are a good match with the 99C. I forgot I was about to pull the trigger and spent the money on new music instead! But I'll be grabbing one of those or an Ear Buddy real soon.
     
  14. Phronesis
    Of course, it's just my opinion. If I had to pick one, I'd take the 99 Classics over the R70X, but there are still some tracks where I'd prefer the R70X. I've yet to run across a headphone which I'll always prefer over every other headphone for every track, since the variability between tracks is quite large.
     
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  15. trellus
    Excellent point. The Meze 99 Classics definitely have isolation and portability, as well as efficiency, over the R70X. They're also gorgeous!
     
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