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Good response, thank you.
Which is exactly why I'm having such a hard time choosing between the two. They're both excellent
But now that I've spent a lot more time comparing the two today...I think I'm now starting to lean towards the H6; I think their tonal balance is more even, which I feel works better for all genres. They sound closer to how I would think a recording is supposed to sound. I've come across a lot of cases where the bass of the 99 Noir is a little too much. The mids are better on the 99N, but they're not THAT much better. They sound fuller, but they also don't sound a smooth. I suppose the 99 isn't stuffy really, I think now that I've gotten used to them that's gone away, but they still sound less clear than the H6.
I also don't think the new original pads that come with the Noir are the same as the pads of the original 99C. They don't line up with Tyll's original measurements and they sound almost as bassy as the current Classics pads. From my understanding, the original 99C only has a slight bass emphasis.
Anyway, they're both excellent, it's just that I can only pick one to bring to work with me on the daily lol
Try these EQ settings before you part ways with them
Also - I only increased the 16 khz by 4 dbs. Start with that and see what you think
Actually, these are my exact settings. Sorry for multiple posts.
Hence "new original" and not just "original"
No worries thanks! This might sound strange but I’m one of those that doesn’t like using EQ, I’d rather leave the headphone tuned the way it should and listen that way; no compromises. Even then I could just EQ the H6 to bring up that low mids dip and still not need to keep the Meze. But I do appreciate you sharing your EQ settings, many other new Noir owners might enjoy tinkering around with it
Head's up to any interested parties: The Meze 99 balanced cables popped up as back in stock on amazon. Only a couple left!
Oh man...I was considering selling these to fund the DT177X but now this makes the decision harder. Headphone manufacturers pls stop making such enticing products lol
Haha. I suspect the purchase is only worth it if you have a superior balanced out somewhere in your collection. For me, it's my DAP. I got the Noir for transportable use, so I definitely got the cable. My EQ settings are also pretty minor compared to yours.
Lol. My Fiio has balanced out which is supposed to be superior to the SE on the AMP/DAC.
Not sure if anyone has said this before in the thread, but the new small pads are on the site now.
Small 61 mm height x 44 mm width x 21 mm depth: ±1mm
So, are the same as the originals or the new small noir ones?
"The first batch of Meze 99 Classics had an interior earpad size of 40mm X 55mm ± 1mm.
As of April 2016, the Meze 99 Classics, all color variations, come with an interior earpad size of 50mm X 60mm ± 1mm.
Third version: 64 mm height x 45 mm width x 23 mm depth: ±1mm"
Stock 99 (Noir & Classics) Meze Pad: 60mm, 50mm (H,W,) Backing Material: Black Mesh
New “Original” Meze Pad: 67.5mm, 50mm (H,W,) Backing Material: Black Mesh with foam.
So, I'm sooooooo confused right now.
If you guys just stop comparing the sound signature of the latest earpads iteration of this headphone with its previous 'better' one, how much would the sound worth at its current price? Under? Over?