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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. tskeng
    Hey there!

    New owner of a pair of Meze 99 Classics. Love it!

    Oh, I don't suppose the 1.2m thread Kevlar OFC cable is balanced?
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  2. MisterMudd
    Curious. Was this an upgrade, side grade, or first headphone for you? Please provide detail. I am still on the fence about buying these.
  3. KLJ1992
    So I ran into an issue where thanks to my dpx1(and its issues with the headphone sockets) I have a small bent in my headphone jack. They still work well thankfully

    So now I'm on the look for a new DAP that's better built and works well with the meze 99 balenced. Any suggestions and recommendations?
  4. tskeng
    Considered first proper headphone.
    Was using 1more triple driver as my EDC, popped by the local stereo store and the fella recommended the 99 classics since I like the sound of my 1more triple driver.

    Tried it on, straight from my LG V20. Instantly fell in love with it.
    I also tried the vmoda M-100. Didn't really like the tight bass. (I'm not saying its bad, I just prefer bass that is not-so-tight.).

    So if you're in for something warm, neutral sound, I believe the 99 classics is the one for you.

    And I really like the comfort. I'm wearing spectacles.

    (Pardon the inaccurate use of words. I'm still learning.)
  5. sauronmordor756
    How are the mids and vocals?
  6. mbwilson111
    If you have been on the fence this long, maybe you should consider the 1More Triple Over Ear H1707.
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  7. Lurk650
    It's not, the copper balanced is $150 and the silver balanced its $200. Both straight from Meze. The 1.2 has 4 poles bc it has a mic.

    I have a custom Silver Balanced cable from Triton Audio. I had to buy the Meze mono plugs and while my cable guy was able to get it done he said it was a bit of a pain. said their real value should be $5 (not the $20 I paid). It's "missing" a sleeving/coupler to make a tight connection, he had to use a good amount of heat shrink and hot glue, he did very well but I'm sure he won't wanna go through that again lol. It was really worth it for me to just go through him for the Silver cable as I got it for a discount since another customer cancelled their silver cable order so he just had to swap on the Meze plugs.

    Silver Balanced and Brainwavz Sheepskin Ovals is really the way to go for the 99C IMO. The Sheepskin pads provide better comfort & isolation as well as moving the driver farther away so the bass has a bit more time to develop and is less boomy, the silver balanced provides better imaging, clarity and separation.
    Last edited: May 20, 2018
  8. JediMa70
    I ordered Brainwavz Sheepskin Ovals because the only thing I don't like of Meze Classics are the original pads
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  9. MisterMudd
    Oh MB I live on the fence and it hurts! Lol. Seriously though, I will be posting some stuff for sale to get the 99's. Recently started working for myself and need to exercise a smidgen of restraint for a while. In the meanwhile I live vicariously through your journey. Keep it going!!!
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  10. tskeng
    Honestly speaking, I'm not too familiar with the technicals. I'll look up what "mids" refer to and perhaps re-examine the sound and get back to you.

    Vocals wise, I think the female singers sound natural. Doesn't feel as if they are right infront of you and let the rest of the sound sit far behind. Nor are their voices being overshadowed by the music. Kind of like just at the right place. I don't have much male singing songs. Childish Gambino sounded alright to me. :dt880smile:

    I'm really happy and excited about having this pair of headphones!:v:
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  11. tskeng
    I was about to say that the isolation isn't quite there (imho). Great tip on the sheepskin pads. Going to get them to try!
    The original pads are pretty alright to me though.
  12. sauronmordor756
    Try the Dekoni Sheepskin pads. Apparently they’re a lot better
  13. Lurk650
    Also $20-30 more lol
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  14. Mightygrey
    Last edited: May 21, 2018
  15. tskeng
    Care to share where to purchase the specific Dekoni sheepskin pads?
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