Chvrches

Chvrches

Chvrches

Chvrches

A lot has changed for CHVRCHES in the past few years. When the Glaswegian trio wrote and recorded their debut, The Bones Of What You Believe (2013), no one had heard of them. The three members (Iain Cook, Martin Doherty and Lauren Mayberry) came together with the idea of working on a writing project together, unsure of what path that would take other than one which belied their previous musical projects and foregrounded melody and classic songwriting styles before everything else. There were no pre-existing ideas of what the record would or should be like, no pre-conceptions and nothing to live upto–just three people in a basement studio in Glasgow making music they believed in. The Bones of What You Believe went on to sell over 500,000 albums worldwide. The band enjoyed critical success, with accoladed coming from Pitchfork, Spin, Rolling Stone, Q, NME and many more. They made their debut US TV performance on Jimmy Fallon and then went on Kimmel, Letterman and Carson Daly.They’ve clocked in 364 shows in 2 years, selling out venues across the world and making signature appearances at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Sasquatch, Lollapalooza, Australasia's Laneway Festival, Reading & Leeds, Summer Sonic in Japan and myriad others before retiring back into the studio for another go. Approaching the new album, one could argue that everything is different for the band but they tried not to treat it that way.

The Meze 99 Classics are very impressive headphones. The build feels very high quality and sturdy yet surprisingly light and comfortable to wear for long periods. The sound is warm but tight in the low end and crisp and detailed in the high end. They feel like they belong in a higher price bracket.

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CHVRCHES returned to the same hometown studio that had housed them during the recording of their first LP, their basic goal to shut off the outside world and get back to what they know best: writing. Made in CHVRCHES’Alucard Studios –a converted three-bedroom flat on the south side of Glasgow –Every Open Eye offers an alternative approach in a climate of music written by committee or the same handful of well-known songwriters, going back to the idea that a band can write, record and produce their work entirely by themselves. Using some ideas the band had recorded in venues during their time on the road as a starting point, the band found riffs, loops, and melodies they wanted to develop or started from scratch on the synths, pads, and machines they had been gathering in their basement to create the instrumentals of the songs. Vocal melodies were developed as the songs took shape with the lyrics added last, developed from words and sentences from notebooks Mayberry had kept on tour. Musically, Every Open Eye seeks to do more with less. To make big sounds without racking up endless tracks within Cubase sessions. To make something intense and urgent and visceral, using the basic tools of melody, rhythm, and arrangement rather than the mentality that ‘more is more’. Sonically, Every Open Eye develops CHVRCHES’signature style, juxtaposing the light and the dark, creating their own brand of twisted pop music that uniquely merges the organic with the electronic, molding sounds and ideas forged over two years on the road into an electronic-pop record with a heart. Lyrically, Every Open Eye is not a break-up album. It is a record about past heartbreaks and getting over them (‘Leave A Trace’). About perspective and the benefit of hindsight. About being unapologetic and not being told what to do or who to be (‘Bury It’, ‘Never Ending Circles’, ‘Playing Dead’). About moving onto better things, holding onto the good and letting go of the bad (‘Down Side OfMe’, ‘Clearest Blue’, ‘Afterglow’).
Mixed by Spike Stent and mastered by Bob Ludwig, Every Open Eye will be released on September 25, 2015, via Glassnote / Virgin. Lead single ‘Leave A Trace’is out on September 18, 2015.

 

Adam Ben Ezra

Adam Ben Ezra

Adam Ben Ezra

Adam Ben Ezra

Double-Bass phenomenon, multi-instrumentalist and online sensation Adam Ben Ezra. A man seemingly on a mission to bring his instrument from its status as a background note to the dominant front-presence it deserves. For the past few years, Adam has been pushing his craft in new, exciting directions and carving out a unique spot for himself in today’s international musical landscape, with both his virtuosity and musicianship earning him great success along the way. With more than ten million hits on YouTube and a strong following on all social media platforms, it is clear Adam is a bonafide star in the internet world. However, his success is certainly not limited to the web, having performed around the globe and shared stages with some of the world’s fusion giants – including Pat Metheny, Victor Wooten, and Richard Bona – over the last few years.

The new Meze 99 Classics may just be the smartest looking headphones to date. Their sophisticated look complements the deeply pronounced bass that can be so perfectly heard. By closing one's eyes it almost feels like the music is live as each note vibrates crisply and clearly. Excellent sound quality delivered in an especially unique case whose design is also ideal for the traveler.

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The Dillinger Escape Plan

The Dillinger Escape Plan

The Dillinger Escape Plan

The Dillinger Escape Plan

After six studio albums and countless tours around the globe, the Dillinger Escape Plan has earned much respect among fans and critics worldwide. With accomplishments such as coverage in mass media from the Rolling Stone to the New York Times, Billboard chart status, and performances on network television such as Late night with Conan O’Brien, the Dillinger Escape Plan is often named one of the most important bands to have emerged over the last two decade. The band received this year's AIM award for "Outstanding Contribution to Music." Judge and Metal Hammer editor Merlin Alderslade said “The Dillinger Escape Plan aren't only one of the most influential heavy bands of the last 20 years, but one of the single most important forces to ever grace our scene. From their genre-shredding albums that have gone on to inspire legions of bands to their now legendary live shows, they have trail-blazed their way through an incredible career that has united alternative music fans from all walks of life. The AIM awards are about recognizing music crafted in the true spirit of independence and I couldn't think of a more fitting band to walk on stage to accept this award than Dillinger.

These headphones not sound great, but they are the most comfortable cans you could ever put on your ears. I can wear them for hours on end without my ears getting fatigued. That is a huge huge plus.

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Nouvelle Vague

Nouvelle Vague

Nouvelle Vague

Nouvelle Vague

Nouvelle Vague is a French band led by musicians Olivier Libaux and Marc Collin. Their name means "new wave" in French, and refers simultaneously to the French New Wave cinema movement of the 1960s, to the new wave music movement of the 1970s and 1980s, which provides many of the songs that the band cover, and to bossa nova (Portuguese for "new wave"), a musical style that the band frequently uses in its arrangements. Marc Collin is a Parisian musician and producer, he has released a lot of music since 90’s putting his touch in a different style like electro, soundtracks, disco, jazz including his worldwide success Nouvelle Vague. The group's recordings and live performances have featured a large rotating cast of mostly female vocalists. Several of the artists who have performed with the band have also had successful solo careers, including Camille, Phoebe Killdeer, Mélanie Pain, and Nadéah Miranda.

As a musician,producer and music lover,to have a good headphone is very important,especially when you are touring a lot.
I had a very pleasant experience testing the Meze audio,warm,good level,great trebble and bass definition
exactly what you need to hear music properly. I must say that I like also the design,reminds me of the vintage synths I'm using with wood. by Marc Collin of Nouvelle Vague

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Internationally acclaimed Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela are back on the road again in 2013, bringing their unique instrumental blend of metal, jazz and world music to audiences all over the US. Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero have been playing together for more than fifteen years. First as young thrash metal fans in their native Mexico City, then as innocents abroad and street musicians in Dublin, Ireland at the turn of the millennium, and finally as the globe-straddling, film-scoring, record-breaking artists they are today. Known for exhilarating live shows, Rodrigo y Gabriela have won the hearts of music lovers from the haciendas of Cuba to the Hollywood Bowl and festival fields of Europe, as they continue to weave their unique six-string magic. The extraordinary interplay between Sanchez's fiery lead lines and Quintero's phenomenal rhythmic battery is truly universal.Having recently released their most ambitious album to date, 2012’s “Area 52,” which was recorded in Havana with a thirteen-piece Cuban orchestra, as well the 2011 soundtracks to “Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” and “Puss In Boots,” Rodrigo y Gabriela are getting ready to rewrite the script again. With career sales in excess of 1.2 million albums, blockbuster movie scores, and sold out tours worldwide, Rodrigo y Gabriela have certainly made their mark. Their appeal is boundless, their scope limitless, and the music timeless; clearly, we have only begun to see what this duo is capable of.

I've found myself going back to my 99 Classics again and again since I've got them. I'm often listening to metal music, acoustic music, rock music - all genres with a lot of dynamics. I find they handle guitars excellently and provide lots of depth to the sound. And they're really comfortable.

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Alice Phoebe Lou

Alice Phoebe Lou

Alice Phoebe Lou

Alice Phoebe Lou

Alice Phoebe Lou’s fiercely independent approach to her music has given the singer-songwriter a creative confidence that shines through in her captivating vocals and stripped back music. Having developed her bluesy, folk sound busking on the streets of Berlin, Alice has caught the ears of a community of music lovers the world over with her honest storytelling and raw, beautiful voice. She self-released her first full-length studio album in April 2016. "Orbit" comprises nine jazz-influenced, eclectic tracks recorded between Cape Town and Berlin that encapsulate the freshness of her lifestyle, vagabond spirit and showcase her distinctive, soprano voice. Produced by Matteo and Kyson, the album is a testament to Alice’s collaborative way of writing and features musicians from South Africa and Europe lending their musical skills and different visual artists producing artworks to match each track. The result is an intricately woven pattern of the soul, blues, and jazz: scattered with retro, beatnik melodies; soothing vocal harmonies and sleazy brass flourishes.

Lightweight and soft like clouds on my ears, the meze headphones are an immersive and very satisfying listening experience, both professionally and for day to day use.

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Low Roar

Low Roar

Low Roar

Low Roar

Born in the Bay Area to a mother of Mexican descent and a Lithuanian father, Low Roar frontman, Ryan Karazija, spent his formative years playing in bands around Northern California before hopping a plane to Iceland where he relocated in 2010. That same year, he recorded Low Roar’s self-titled debut in his Reykjavik kitchen. Quietly building buzz, he cut the critically acclaimed follow-up, 0, in a converted garage during 2014 before going on to grace the stages of Eurosonic, Airwaves France, The Great Escape, ATP, Lowlands, Iceland Airwaves, and beyond. Along the way, iconic Japanese video game creator Hideo Kojima [Metal Gear] heard Low Roar’s 0 playing while visiting a record store in Reykjavik. Smitten with the sounds, the video game legend requested a personal meeting with Ryan in Los Angeles as LowRoar’s “ I’ll Keep Coming” and“ Easy Way Out” soundtracked the two high-profile 2016 trailers for Kojima’s Death Stranding video game starring Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, and director Guillermo del Toro. Between everything, Ryan spent most of 2016 by himself—traveling everywhere from Iceland, Sweden, and Poland to the Bay Area and Mexico before settling permanently in Warsaw. During this time, he carefully assembled what would become his third full-length record, Once In A Long Long While, out now via Nevado Music.

The Meze 99s are exceptional headphones. The highs are pristine, the mid-range perfectly balanced, and the low end present without being overbearing. They look and feel great, and the tight isolation makes listening wonderfully immersive.

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Vlad Dobrescu

Vlad Dobrescu

Vlad Dobrescu

Vlad Dobrescu

Founding member of CTC, one of the biggest hip-hop groups in Romania. Founder of Facem Records, the first independent hip-hop label in Romania. As an MC he released 1 EP and 2 critically acclaimed albums: CTC & Cedry2k EP in 2001, Dificultati Tehnice with CTC in 2005 and his solo album, În Sfârsit in 2013. Producer, DJ, and host for MIC Check, the #1 Romanian hip-hop show. As a DJ opened up for various artists such as Grandmaster Flash, Sadat X, Onyx, La Coka Nostra, DJ Premier, Bumpy Knuckles, DJ Jazzy Jeff and many others. Producing the "Illest of" yearly mix series since 2010. The label he started, Facem Records, is responsible for launching many classic albums from some of the most respected MC's from Romania (DOC, Deliric, Cedry2k, Carbon, Nwanda, raku, 2012). As a promoter, he has brought groups such as Jedi Mind Tricks, Masta Ace & EMC, Dilated Peoples, Grand Wizzard Theodore, DJ Revolution and many others for their first shows in Romania.

I love using the Meze 99 headphones for my live radio show. The sound gets everybody hyped when it's time to freestyle! When I later edit the audio there's absolutely no noise bleeding from the headphones no matter how loud we turn up the sound when recording!

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Ariana Delawari

Ariana Delawari

Ariana Delawari

Ariana Delawari

Ariana Delawari is an Afghan American filmmaker, musician, and activist.  Delawari recorded her debut album Lion of Panjshir in Kabul working with Afghan elder Ustads and her American bandmates. She finished the album with filmmaker David Lynch producing a track and releasing the album on his label. Delawari also directed an award-winning documentary feature film about the making of this album, her family story, and her documentation of Afghanistan since 9/11. The film is called We Came Home and will be released soon. Most recently, Delawari released a double album called Entelechy I & II and wrote and directed an accompanying surreal docu-musical short film by the same name (Entelechy). One version of the new album, Entelechy I, is an experimental pop journey produced by electronic producer and DJ Butchy Fuego, and the other version, Entelechy II, is a stripped down acoustic version of the same songs featuring Afghan tabla virtuoso Salar Nader. Delawari is also an activist. She gave a TEDx talk and performance at the inaugural TEDx Kabul, and also started a peace campaign in Afghanistan called Inspire Peace.

I really love my 99 classics. They are visually so beautiful, I love the walnut with gold and black touches. The balance of wood and metal creates a combination of strength with a more delicate looking finish. I love that they don't look like anything else out there. They come with different options of chord lengths, which is also awesome, and the chords are covered in beautifully woven material with gold touches. Most importantly, they sound clear and vibrant. The ear pads are the most comfortable I've ever experienced with headphones. My 99 classics arrived just in time to write new music with them, and I am so excited to use them.

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Jaya The Cat

Jaya The Cat

Jaya The Cat

Jaya The Cat

Geoff Lagadec is a songwriter as well as the frontman for the band Jaya the cat. He was born in Boston and based in Amsterdam, he's spent a good part of the last 15 years in and out of studios, festivals and clubs around the globe.

I got my 99 neo's in the mail on a thursday night, the shipping company came late and i was on my way out so threw i them in my front door, then went to a bar with some friends and totally forgot the whole thing. i came home half drunk and saw them laying there, opened the box and listened to the smith's 'there is a light and it never goes out' with a spliff on the couch. look. if you can make that song sound even better than you got me baby. and they sounded just as good the next morning. i love these things. totally amazing product. i'll for sure be using them as my go to headphones both personally and professionally.

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Ryan Connolly

Ryan Connolly

Ryan Connolly

Ryan Connolly

Ryan is a writer, director, and filmmaker who is best known for his web series Film Riot, a how-to filmmaking show that reveals the effects and techniques behind Hollywood films. He written and directed several short films, including Ghost House, Tell, PROXiMITY, Portal Combat, and U.F.Oh Yeah. Outside of these stand-alone shorts. 

The 12 Classics and the 99 Classics are my two go to headphones. Between the two of them, I’m covered for every possible scenario. Whether I’m on set or a flight with the 12 Classics or in Post Production with the 99 Classics - I know I can rely on the truthful sound reproduction I’m getting from Meze products.

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Meytal Cohen

Meytal Cohen

Meytal Cohen

Meytal Cohen

Meytal Cohen (born August 9, 1983) is an Israeli-American drummer and one of the founding members of the American heavy metal band Meytal. She was born in Ramat Gan, Israel and is the youngest of seven children with four sisters and two brothers. Her online video project, which began in 2010, saw Cohen performing drum covers of popular rock and heavy metal songs, and amassing a huge fan base that has resulted in more than 100 million total views. In August 2015, Meytal's first studio album Alchemy was released. Co-produced by Cohen and Sahaj Ticotin, the album peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart, No. 5 on the Hard Rock Albums Chart and No. 7 on the Independent Albums chart.

I still use my in-ears monitors when I drum, but for listening to music the Meze 99’s are probably the most comfortable headphones I've ever used, In addition to an amazingly clean and powerful sound. Highly recommend!

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Igor Presnyakov

Igor Presnyakov

Igor Presnyakov

Igor Presnyakov

Born in Moscow, Russia, Igor Presnyakov studied classical music at a nearby academy and would eventually graduate as both a guitarist and a conductor for ensembles. He relocated to the Netherlands to further his career, which has now spanned over 35 years. His unique acoustic guitar-style is influenced by various musical genres from Reggae, Rock and Roll, R&B, Country-western, Jazz and Heavy Metal. His most noticeable attribute is his creative style of "beating" the percussion of the song, onto the body of his acoustic guitar while playing. This replicates the sound of multiple musicians, while only Igor is playing. Igor also rarely sings any of the lyrics to any kind of song that he covers, and instead skillfully translates them into a guitar melody, having his instrument sing the words.

What I like about them in particular is how they are built - very solid, yet very light and comfortable. They sound very professional and I've tried many different types of headphones throughout the years yet these are definitely standing out. I can hear every little detail clearly, the bass is amazingly strong. Highly recommended!

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Leo Moracchioli

Leo Moracchioli

Leo Moracchioli

Leo Moracchioli

"Hi there, my name is Leo! I'm born in 1978 and live on the west coast of Norway. I've been playing music for over 20 years and I run Frog Leap Studios, where I have been recording bands, playing live shows and doing video work for the last several years now. At the moment I'm fully concentrated on the whole youtube adventure since it has really taken off lately. On my YouTube channel I try to release a new cover every Friday, as well as doing other videos like vlogs, gear stuff and everything in between. " by Leo Morachelli

The moment I tried the Meze 99 Classics, they became my main headset in the studio. The sound was great, especially the bass respons, their really comfortable to wear and the design/color was something a little out of the ordinary.

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Keith Merrow

Keith Merrow

Keith Merrow

Keith Merrow

Keith Merrow is a studio guitar player, songwriter, producer, engineer, gear demonstrator, student, and teacher. Keith hails from Portland, Oregon- USA. Keith has a sound that is true to his traditional metal roots but with an original and modern execution. Keith’s music hobby quickly (and unexpectedly) became a promising career in the music industry after he began sharing his music on the internet. Keith, a once reclusive hobbyist, was convinced by his close friends and family to share his music with the world. Through YouTube and social media outlets, his music has now been heard by millions of people since 2008

My Meze Classic 99's are my go-to headphones. They're balanced and detailed enough to use for studio work, and are warm and pleasing sounding when you just want to kick back and listen to your favorite music. They're comfortable to have on your head for several hours at a time while engulfing your ears in pristine sound.

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Mark

Mark "The Hammer" Arata

Mark

Mark "The Hammer" Arata

Marco Arata - aka Mark The Hammer - is an Italian multi-instrumentalist. He started playing piano at the age of 8, and during 5 years he started playing drums, electric and bass guitar too. He started to upload several music videos on YouTube that made him gather almost 200,000 subscribers and more than 15,000,000 views, most of all thanks to his newest series "How to create a song", an ironic view of the producer's life. Thanks to one of his videos, he was noticed by J-ax, multi-platinum Italian rapper, and became his official guitarist/pianist from 2015.

I was stunned by the quality of Meze's 99 Classics. As soon as I tried them, I immediately stopped using any other pair of headphones.

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THePETEBOX

THePETEBOX

THePETEBOX

THePETEBOX

THePETEBOX is a solo performer, musician, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist whose pioneering live show has ignited audiences across the world. Breaking out as an award-winning beatboxer he soon redefined the genre through the use of his loop pedal, guitar, and an otherworldly, multi-phonic voicebox. Witnessing a THePETEBOX live show is an immersive experience as he creates songs sound by sound, layer by layer, reveal on reveal, loop on loop, one man building tracks that are as sonically massive as any full band setup or DJ set. He possesses a primal talent and has transformed it into music that captures the imagination of people from all walks of life and from every corner of the world.THePETEBOX is a singular artist untouched by trends or fads, someone who is genuinely and fiercely independent who has tapped into an art form of true expression that connects directly with the hearts of a rapidly growing fan base.

The Meze Audio headphone experience is one of class and refined quality from the moment you open the box to plugging them into your player and playing your favorite tunes. The design is stunning and goes to compliment how crazy comfortable they are to wear. The sound is detailed and seems to be designed to bring the top end Hi-Fi experience direct to your ears. Very powerful, rich bass while the high mids and top end deliver a wonderful clarity. I love these things!

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Stefano Cabrera

Stefano Cabrera

Stefano Cabrera

Stefano Cabrera

Cellist Stefano Cabrera is the musical mind behind the GnuS Cello YouTube Channel. He arranges and performs beautiful, moving cello covers of popular songs. In October 2016 he shared his first cello cover on YouTube. Since then, he's released over 110 videos on his channel, which soon reached over 43 million views and 430 thousand subscribers. In little more than two years, his music has gained over 2,5 million streams on Spotify. Artists like Tyler Joseph, leader of Twenty One Pilots, and Muse noticed his videos and tweeted about them, sharing GnuS Cello's music with their fans. In 2018 he was awarded as one of the 20 Best Cello YouTube Channels on the Planet by "Feedspot" blog. So far he has released a complete album, three EPs and thirty-one singles on all the major online platforms. Stefano Cabrera is an Italian cellist, composer, and arranger. After graduating in 1992 from the "Conservatorio Niccolò Paganini" of Genoa, he further studied with Mario Brunello, Yo-Yo Ma, Amedeo Baldovino, Emil Kline. He also studied jazz and composition, as well as orchestration and arrangement at the Berklee School of Music. His compositions have been awarded in important national and international competitions, and they've been performed in international festivals and prestigious locations in Italy and abroad. From 1994 to 2009 he worked as a section cello, composer and arranger at the 'Carlo Felice' Theater in Genoa. Since 2006 he is the cellist and arranger of the GnuQuartet, with whom he has collaborated with many of the most famous Italian artists, like Gino Paoli, Francesco De Gregori, and Negramaro. Stefano and the GnuQuartet have played on hundreds of prestigious stages, from Italy to California, from South Korea to Mexico.

I feel absolutely comfortable in recommending 99 Classics! In addition to being beautiful and really well finished in each small detail, they made me discover a really unexpected range of sonority. They've totally become my best friends for mixing and recording. GnuS Cello

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Jared Drumeo

Jared Drumeo

Jared Drumeo

Jared Drumeo

Jared Falk is a professional drummer, teacher, and businessman from Vancouver, British Columbia. Falk was born in 1981 in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. He is the founder and CEO of Drumeo. Falk started playing drums at age 15 and teaching his first student at age 16.He has played with artists such as Riley Armstrong and Cory Alstad. In 2012, he founded Drumeo, an online drumming tutorial site offering video lessons with a number of instructors.Drumeo has also hosted guest lessons from well-known drummers including Benny Greb, Anika Nilles, and Bernard Purdie. Drumeo was first runner-up for the Drum Magazine Drummie award for Education Site in 2013 before winning in 2014 and 2015. Jared Falk endorses Paiste cymbals and Evans Drumheads.

I never use to like over-the-ear headphones until I got to try out the Meze Headphones - they are extremely comfortable. I am now hearing subtleties in music that I never heard before wearing these headphones. I keep a pair at my desk and a pair beside my drum-set. Thank you Meze for creating this amazing product!

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White Reaper

White Reaper

White Reaper

White Reaper

From the increasingly fertile Louisville, KY, DIY scene emerges White Reaper – an incandescent four-piece who is ready and willing to blow out eardrums far and wide. After signing to Polyvinyl in early 2014 and releasing a self-titled EP that blasts through six tracks in a breakneck 15 minutes, the Reapers — guitarist Tony Esposito, keyboardist Ryan Hater, bassist Sam Wilkerson, and drummer Nick Wilkerson — followed suit in 2015 with their debut full-length, White Reaper Does It Again. With national tours supporting Deerhoof, Twin Peaks, together PANGEA and others under their belts, it's safe to say the Reapers aren't slowing down anytime soon.

The headphones do a great job of isolating your ears and filling your eardrums with music and sound.

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Rabea Massaad

Rabea Massaad

Rabea Massaad

Rabea Massaad

Rabea (pronounced ra-bee-ah – “Bea” for short) was saturated with music from a very early age. As soon as he could walk, Rabea was smashing away on a drum kit. At primary school he formed his first band, playing drums, aged 7. He has since taught himself several instruments and has found that his real passion lies in guitar. He has been playing guitar for 8 years and has packed many years of composing, studio and gigging experience in this short time.

The most impressive element of about the Meze headphone range having tried a lot of them, is thT there is no compromise to the sound. Whichever models I use, I can get clear sound, precise highs, warm and supported low end response. This is hugely important to me personally, and to top it off, the products themselves look amazing. My 99 classics go everywhere with me now, and I feel comfortable wearing them, along with really hi fidelity sound. Thanks Meze for supporting musicians with great quality sound products!

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From playing drums, Rabea has adopted a strong sense of rhythm and uses this skill to execute his tight funk driven style. Influenced by many great musicians including Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme, Joe Satriani, and Dimebag Darrell of Pantera, alongside smaller influences such as John Petrucci and Steve Vai, Rabea’s eclectic taste shines through when playing his guitar.

Rabea has now embarked on a new approach to the music industry by attending the Academy Of Contemporary Music to push his musical and creative output as far as possible alongside his fellow bandmates. Through this, he has gotten involved in several big projects. Alongside working with Rob Chapman to form the band Dorje, who have entered into the rock/metal music scene with a punch, Rabea is also working with 2-time superbike world champion James Toseland who is about to record his debut album.

Rabea has made a promise to himself to never work in an office again, and it looks like he won’t have to with his musical ventures ahead!

 

Vök

Vök

Vök

Vök

Vök (Icelandic word for "polynya") are an electronic dream-pop band based in Reykjavik. Vök first gained recognition within months of forming when they won Iceland's prestigious MusÌktilraunir (e: Music Experiments), a battle of the bands' contest where past alumni winners include Mammút, Of Monsters And Men and Samaris. Their triumph soon led to the recording and release of their debut EP Tension through Icelandic label Record Records - to a slew of positive and glowing reviews. Soon after they became a four-piece they began to further mark themselves out as rising innovators of smart, atmospheric jams on their second EP Circles. Hailed by Noisey as "channeling the Beach soundtrack via 1980s synth pop and the modern sexiness of The Knife", the Circles EP won them even more positive praise and key tastemaker support. After playing shows and festivals in Europe, winning many new fans along the way with their brand of dreamy electronics with melodic vocals, the band soon caught the attention of Nettwerk Music Group, who instantly signed them for an international record deal. April 2017 saw the release of their highly anticipated debut LP Figure to critical acclaim. Produced by Jack Garrett collaborator Brett Cox, The Line of Best Fit hailed it a "brilliant debut album

                  Amazing sound quality with a unique and beautiful design!

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Sotomayor

Sotomayor

Sotomayor

Sotomayor

Sotomayor is the electronic music project with Latin American influence by siblings Raul and Paulina Sotomayor. It is a dance music project that rescues rhythms like cumbia, afrobeat and Peruvian "chicha" and fuses them with cutting-edge beats. Their first LP is called "Salvaje" and it was published in March 2015 by the Mexican NetLabel "Tropic -All ", and the UK label "New Hispanic Music".

The album has 11 original tracks and was produced by Edi Kistler (bassist of the legendary Mexican rock band "Liquits").

Raul is best known as one half of “Beat Buffet”, a band that in 2013 published his debut album "Juegue", selected as the "Best Funk/Jazz/Fusion album of the Year" by IMAS (Independent Music Awards). He is also the creator of “DayOff", a Sunday afternoon party that took place in Mexico City that presented “Global bass” acts like Dengue Dengue Dengue (Peru), Schlachthofbornx (Germany), Uproot Andy (USA) and Frikstailers (Argentina) to name a few.

99 Classics are an outstanding product, they sound amazing and they are the most gorgeous thing in my studio. I love how they look, how they feel and how they sound.

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Paulina is also the drummer of the rock/folk band "Jefes del Desierto".

Despite the short lifetime of the project, the innovative sound of the band allowed them to debut in the 2015 edition of "Vive Latino", and perform several festivals around the globe in countries like England, the US, and Colombia.

Their second album “Conquistador” was released in May 2017.

 


Santa Flow

Santa Flow

Santa Flow

Santa Flow

Spanish MC and the true definition of a multidisciplinary XXI century artist: composer, producer, singer, musician, showman … Santaflow put the words and the rhythm to concepts many don’t dare to say. After more than 10 years of career, and after a period with one of the biggest labels, he decided that is better to be alone that in a bad company. And the trick goes well: his albums are between the most downloaded on spanish speaking underground rap, he has more than 1 million likes on Facebook and 190 million views on his music videos. With 8 albums and several overseas tours he is and idol in Latinoamérica.

I love to hear my productions on my MEZE 99 CLASSICS before the final touch up on the studio. Also, to enjoy acoustic music, they are delightful.

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Fémina

Fémina

Fémina

Fémina

Fémina is a trio of female Patagonian singer-songwriters whose diverse songs are characterized by show-stopping harmonies and a magical on-stage chemistry. Fémina hails from the tiny mountain town of San Martin de Los Andes in Southern Argentina and is made up of sisters Sofia “Toti” Trucco (vocals, guitar, ronroco) and Clara "Wewi" Trucco (vocals, percussion), and childhood best friend Clara Miglioli (vocals, guitar). Their live shows are often theatrical in nature and mix a variety of Latin genres such as cumbia, candombe, rumba and boleros with international rhythms alike such as rap and funk. A unique and thrilling combo, the trio has toured internationally in the US, Mexico, Europe, released two albums and are currently working away at their third full-length LP produced by acclaimed British producer Quantic.

The in-ear headphones are very comfortable and great for traveling. I also love to use them for walking in the woods in my hometown of San Martin de Los Andes in Patagonia and always bring them with me. The clarity of the sound is incredible and transports you to another place.

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Ryan Bruce

Ryan Bruce

Ryan Bruce

Ryan Bruce

Ryan ‘Fluff’ Bruce is a man of many talents, but is really good at, well, none of them. Nevertheless, Fluff has managed to build an online following with his guitar Riffs, Beards & Gear channel on YouTube, be an active audio engineer, videographer, producer, artist rep for several notable music industry companies and be the guitarist in Rest, Repose..... all while growing a majestic beard in the process.

The Meze Classic 99's are great for both mixing and casual listening. When traveling they take up little room in my backpack so I can edit video, mix a tune or just kick back and listen to a podcast easily and effortlessly!

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Vika

Vika

Vika

Vika

Viktoriya Yermolyeva was born in Kiev in 1978. When her parents were told that Vika– at kindergarten age – had perfect pitch and a talent for music, there was no going back: “My parents took it seriously, and the natural consequence seemed to be continued studies at a special music school. That included competitions, exams, and concert performances requiring utmost commitment and all the other expectations that go along with that.

I've been using your headphones for work since months and I'm very much enjoying the sound and the quality of it, as well as the look. I wish I could have a second pair in black :) They feel and sit very nice, I can concentrate on my task and not worry about anything else.

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Graham Marsh

Graham Marsh

Graham Marsh

Graham Marsh

Graham Marsh is an American record producer, mix engineer and multi-instrumentalist from Atlanta, Georgia. Of sixteen Grammy Award nominations for the records he’s worked on, he has won four. Past clients include Bruno Mars, Gnarls Barkley, Kid Cudi, and WHY?. Graham’s lush, world-music inspired production style has garnered positive praise from outlets like Paste (“well-produced, nimble and occasionally brilliant”) Earmilk and Noisey, while his mixes have often landed at the top of the Billboard charts. Graham is also half of the alt-pop duo CLAVVS with vocalist and lyricist Amber Renee. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

As a producer/engineer what struck me first about the 99 Classics was the flat, accurate frequency response. It’s important I’m monitoring my production or mix as true as possible, without any frequencies behind hyped. I really feel the 99 Classics achieved this while keeping the transients super punchy and aggressive, and at the same time feeling great to wear for hours.

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Paul Davids

Paul Davids

Paul Davids

Paul Davids

Born in 1986, and playing guitar since the age of 12, Paul Davids is a Rotterdam based guitar player, producer, and teacher. After attending the College of Music he started working as a professional musician in a variety of bands. Right now he has his own guitar related YouTube channel where he posts inspirational music videos and tutorials.

The Meze 99 Classics is the ideal hybrid between sound quality, comfort, and looks. A headphone is a very important part my the recording process. When you're working on a new track, or recording guitars, you want the best you can get to make your performance as good as possible. Sometimes that means you're wearing the headphones for many hours in a row. No problem here: the 'over-ear' walnut earcups with the soft earpads are super comfortable! For some of my videos I just need to wear headphones for monitoring my recorded sound, luckily there is absolutely no reason to hide these beautiful Meze's; they are so stylish, it's just like a piece of art! All in all a big allrounder for me, a winner in all fields, and given the solid build quality they will be around for a long, long time!

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Anna Sentina

Anna Sentina

Anna Sentina

Anna Sentina

Anna Sentina is an American musician, multi-instrumentalist, best known for her work as a session bass guitarist, live performer, and YouTube celebrity. She has performed around the U.S. at venues such as the world famous Whisky A Go Go, the Viper Room, the Mint, SOMA San Diego, the Hard Rock Cafe and the House of Blues. In 2012, Sentina started a YouTube music channel that as of October 2015 has over 21 million views

Something I really appreciate about these Meze Headphones is how great they are for musicians, who have to be able to hear every note and nuance in their music. The Meze headphones allow for this to be done successfully. They're also very comfortable, and stylish on top! Love the wood finish.

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Gina Luciani

Gina Luciani

Gina Luciani

Gina Luciani

Flutist Gina Luciani has a diverse career in music that includes recording for film and television soundtracks, live performances, as well as international sponsorships through her prominent social media following. She has collaborated with legendary artists such as Paul Coletti, James Newton Howard, Ronald Leonard, David Newman, and John Williams. Gina has recorded on many projects including BBC’s Planet Earth II, Warner Bros. Straight Outta Compton, ABC’s The Middle, world famous video game League of Legends, and Emmy nominated soundtracks for Netflix’s Chef’s Table, and Showtime’s Penny Dreadful. Most recently she was the flute soloist on the upcoming feature films, Birth of the Dragon and The Ballad of Lefty Brown. She performed with the Wu-Tang Clan at the Coachella Music Festival and the flute solo on Land Down Under with Colin Hay of Men At Work for ABC’s nationally televised Greatest Hits. She has released two albums — her self-titled debut album and Hyperion Duo: Music for Flute and Harp. She is the piccoloist of the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra and is an International Artist for Miyazawa Flutes, Trevor James Flutes, and Beaumont Music.

After a long search, I finally found a pair of headphones that not only sound and look incredible but are also lightweight and don’t give me a headache, even after a long day in the studio. The balance of style and performance is exactly what I was looking for. I can’t stress enough how great the audio quality is. Now my Meze 99 Classics come with me everywhere I go and I never want to take them off.

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Vlad Toca

Vlad Toca

Vlad Toca

Vlad Toca

I've been playing drums for over 25 years, I’m playing with my band Dirty Shirt for 20 years now.

I've spent many years searching for the ultimate headphones that delivers both musicality, comfort and now I've found it! Meze 99 Classics series redefines the word headphones - I don't need to look anywhere else

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Razvan Horge

Razvan Horge

Razvan Horge

Razvan Horge

He started to learn the first steps of playing guitar in 2009, after many hours of practice per day Razvan Horge became the founder of the well known pop-punk band "Ska-nk" which debuted in 2010. The band is still rocking all the Romanian stages and promising a lot for the future. After 8 years in the music industry, he began learning the process of mixing/mastering with his newly formed metal band " Before I Die". In the future, he wants to rock the world stages and help others musicians find their way.

Since I started to work here at Meze Audio , I learned all the steps involved in creating a great pair of headphones. I tried before many pairs but nothing compares to the 99Classics

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Lorand Czibere

Lorand Czibere

Lorand Czibere

Lorand Czibere

Lorand's contribution in Riot Monk: smashing his only bass one week before an important gig, drinking too many energy drinks and ranting about "moar merch", and taking too much time to tune his bass guitar. "I heard many people telling me that I will never achieve anything with my playing style and my carelessness when it comes to acting a certain way on stage. The way I see it, I excel at my own thing and I don't need to brag about it.

I enjoy headphones as much as the next person but I like mine to sound fun, you know? When I get the chance to listen to my favorite albums, I like sit back and really let them take me away. For me, listening to music is like a ritual, I focus just on that when I do it. With the 99 Neo I can do just that, rediscover all my favorite albums for a second and even third time.

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Stephanie Schroter

Stephanie Schroter

Stephanie Schroter

Stephanie Schroter

Kevin Creekman is a social media influencer known for modeling, tattooing and fitness lifestyle. But before everything started, his deepest root has been in the music... Over the years he has played as a guitarist and bassist for many bands. Accordingly, he was on tour with Arch Enemy, Kreator, and Gil Ofarim. More musical projects are already planned!

The 99 Classics headphones fullfilled my expectations and high standards in every aspect ... best audio performance and wearing comfort and a beautiful high quality modern vintage look (as I love it with all my Instruments) are making me perfectly happy!

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Microwave

Microwave

Microwave

Microwave

Blending elements of hardcore, emo, and indie rock in a melodic cocktail unmatched by scene contemporaries, Atlanta four-piece Microwave balances frankness with a penchant for wit, allowing personal confessions to make a striking impact. Owning the best of the punk continuum, lead vocalist Nathan Hardy will sing, scream and yelp amidst snarling guitar work. While often tipping into the heavier side of resonant punk, the band shines brightest in the soft reservation. Their debut record Stovallis simultaneously dynamic and emotionally powerful while still maintaining a poetic edge. Its somber but optimistic mood is flawlessly encapsulated by the lyrics, “you should have known this day would come/I guess if you’re gonna be stupid, then you gotta be tough.

These headphones work great and are built like little tanks. On tour, mine have been through everything from being stepped on to being run through the washing machine and they still sound awesome. They’re a great choice for the irresponsible audiophile.

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Marlon Gibbons

Marlon Gibbons

Marlon Gibbons

Marlon Gibbons

Marlon Gibbons is a Production Music Composer and has spent the past decade, amassing music placements in TV shows, Documentaries, Trailers, and Ads. His credits span across networks such as ABC, NBC, MTV, FOX, A&E, BBC and more. In 2006, Marlon had an orchestral cue placed on a video game release, “SpaceStation SIM”. Since then, he’s had hundreds of placements on show’s like American Idol, Dancing With The Stars, The Bachelor and countless more.

I’m honored to be a part of the Meze Audio family. The quality of my work depends greatly on the quality of the tools I use. From tracking or as an alternative referencing source, to the comfort provided during long sessions in the studio, the Classics 99 deliver and exceed.

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Slava Presnyakov

Slava Presnyakov

Slava Presnyakov

Slava Presnyakov

Slava (Svjatoslav Presnyakov) was born in Ukraine but grew up in The Netherlands. He started to play the piano at the age of 10 and quickly realized his musical talents as 2 years later he was admitted to the Young Talents department at the Conservatory of Rotterdam. After winning several 1st prizes at competitions between the age of 13 until 18 his international career as a pianist took off and he traveled the world (Europe, United States, Canada, North- and South Africa, India a.o.) performing concerts and receiving scholarships for masterclasses. Eventually, he graduated his Bachelors at only 20 years old and obtained his Master's Degree at the Conservatory of Amsterdam in 2010. Since then he has been exploring many different sounds and music genres and In 2011 he started his audiovisual production company Presnyakov Music Productions where he mainly created as a photographer, videographer and audiographer. Together with his father Igor Presnyakov, who is a renowned guitarist, he is running a successful youtube channel which has over 1.5 Million subscribers and 400 Million views. Slava discovered Psytrance in 2011 and was inspired to start producing this genre in 2016 and just one year later his debut EP Beethoven Reloaded Reached #7 in top100 releases on Beatport!

They have become my trustworthy companion for my mixes and I have always enjoyed their incredible sound.

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Kfir Ochaion

Kfir Ochaion

Kfir Ochaion

Kfir Ochaion

Electric guitar covers to popular songs. I use the guitar strings as vocal cords, capturing the human voice with my fingers.

This product screams quality. Just from the look of the package, you can see that a lot thought was put into every small detail of this product.The sound is just to die for. Every note is crystal clear and separated in high definition. I even discovered new sounds on songs that (I thought) I knew so well. Amazing! I sat and listened to music for few hours straight and couldn't take them off. I got addicted. The headphones are very light and feel comfortable on the head and that's really important to me. If you're looking for super high-quality headphones you should give them a try.

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Steel Orse

Steel Orse

Steel Orse

Steel Orse

My name is Steelorse, I am a French YouTuber from Quebec with more than 500,000 subscribers! My passions are video games and to entertain people to bring happiness into their heart!

One of my best headphone experience I've ever had! There are even sounds in my games that I had never heard before! The audio experience is perfectly balanced to enjoy expectional sound quality!

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Adrian Uritescu

Adrian Uritescu

Adrian Uritescu

Adrian Uritescu

My name is Adrian Uritescu know by friends by the nickname Bila I am 39 years old. I have started doing serious studio and live mixing 10 years a go. I am producer and guitarist in a band called TARG3T I am FOH and monitor engineer for DIRTY SHIRT, I also collaborate with some other bands, venues, and festivals across Romania. I own a recording studio called LOWBASS5.

When I got my first pair I started editing drums and monitor thru the MEZZE 99 Classic Walnut Silver headphone, I was able to hear every detail of the drummer interpretation, giving me the best decisions regarding quantization, I was amazed by the linearity and the intelligibility of these headphones I also like to hear reference tracks thru them, these headphones are the most comfortable headphones I ever wear. Basically, you can stay an entire day with them over the head and forgot about them.

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Camilla Guli

Camilla Guli

Camilla Guli

Camilla Guli

Camilla Gulì is an Italian DJ, producer and creative mind who in just one year and a half has made her mark on the Italian electronic dance music scene. Currently, Camilla is one of the youngest and MOST IN DEMAND ITALIAN FEMALE DJ. She already has a good experience in clubs and festivals, she joined the best Italian formats and events in Italy from the Holi Dance Festivals to a B2B with Bob Sinclar at Pacha IBIZA. With over 350k followers on Social Media and constantly growing, Camilla is a rising image on social media.

Being a DJ/Producer I always look for excellent sound, premium design and a comfortable fit. With MEZE Audio I've found them all: 99Classics are the perfect headphones both for live shows and studio sessions. 

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Gregor Fris

Gregor Fris

Gregor Fris

Gregor Fris

Originally working in a management position in instrument sales but after private life changes I started my own business and opened a studio. Now I'm working as a video producer in my studio, I’m producing bass gear demos and reviews and bassist performance videos collaborating with many different high profile bassists from all over the world. Also working as a writer for a German bass magazine and artist relations manager for a major German bass manufacturer.

When I tried Meze headphones for the first time I was immediately surprised. They’re not only natural and accurate sounding but also very VERY comfortable to wear, even in long recording/mixing sessions. The built quality is stunning and their definition and sound separation seems to be unchallenged in their price range. Long story short: I love them!

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David Wallimann

David Wallimann

David Wallimann

David Wallimann

David Wallimann is a musician, guitar educator, product demonstrator, and entrepreneur. Mostly known for my melodic intricate guitar driven composition, David also has a passion for teaching. Wallimann was born and raised in South France. In 2005 he moved to the United States to pursue a musical career. Shortly after he joined internationally acclaimed symphonic progressive rock band Glass Hammer with whom he recorded their concept album Culture Of Ascent in 2007. David also performed on their two live DVDs Live at Belmont and Live at the Tivoli. In 2013 Wallimann was invited by Dweezil Zappa to teach at his Dweezilla music camp in upstate New York.

Meze headphones bring out things that I never knew existed in my favorite albums. Listening to music is now more enjoyable than ever, I highly recommend them!

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Roberto Ortu

Roberto Ortu

Roberto Ortu

Roberto Ortu

Roberto Ortu musically born on June 2001 in Alghero (Italy) after a listen to “The Number of the Beast” song. He starts his musical career with local bands in the first years and he kept studyin’ guitar by himself. He created the band BROKEN MELODY. With this band, Roberto publishes 2 albums, 1 EP and 3 demos (actually not on the market), make 1 tour in the United Kingdom, win different regional prizes and the last album “Mirroring Identities” gain the position as one of the greatest Album of 2011 in Brazil. Today he's working for studio sessions and personal recordings, such Acoustic Signs (Youtube release).

One of the things I most liked was the care for the details. Starting from the packaging, going over the structure and then arriving to the sound. All is well-balanced and great for listening to the most disparate music. Great audio fidelity

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Josh Harris

Josh Harris

Josh Harris

Josh Harris

Josh Harris is an internationally known producer, songwriter, engineer, remixer and music industry educator. Classically trained as a pianist and composer, he has always focused on fusing different musical genres, resulting in memorable songs and productions that stay with you long after the first listen. Music was always a part of Josh’s childhood. He remembers both of his parents playing current and older music, ranging from classical to disco and pop to jazz. At age 7, his two best friends were already studying classical piano and violin, which inspired him to begin taking classical piano lessons. No stranger to working with major label recording artists, in 2008, Josh toured with Grammy award-winning artist, Seal, as his musical director and keyboardist. In both 2007 and 2008, Josh received nominations by the International Dance Music Association (IDMA) for best remixer. Some of his other artist credits include Madonna, Britney Spears, KoRn and The Killers. His corporate clients include MTV, VH-1, NBC, ABC, and Sea World. To date, Josh has authored four courses for Lynda.com and has served as adjunct faculty at Ex’treme Institute by Nelly, where he taught Entertainment and Media Business. 

I absolutely love my 99 Classics. Working as a full-time producer and mixing engineer, I look for alternative listening environments that I feel accurately capture the work that I've done in the studio. The 99 Classics give me that and so much more. On my first day using them, I happened to be mixing a song in an unfamiliar studio, and once I checked my mix on the 99's, I knew that my mix was in a very good place.

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Francois Carrier

Francois Carrier

Francois Carrier

Francois Carrier

Some could call it Improvised Music, but what François creates is Spontaneous Melodic Abstract Music upon the roots of Free Jazz. Montrealer FRANÇOIS CARRIER has traveled the world to meet other musicians and record sessions. In the last few years only, he has released records with Dewey Redman, Mat Maneri, Jean-Jacques Avenel, Paul Bley, Gary Peacock, Bobo Stenson, John Edwards, Steve Beresford, Rafal Mazur and Russian pianist Alexey Lapin. His rich, deep playing that blends lyricism with boldness and a sense of surpassing one’s self, has earned him the 13th spot on DownBeat’s 2013 Best Alto Sax Players List.

I have been using both the 99 Classics and the 12 Classics headphones from Meze for the last six months depending on the situation. For intense I love the 99 Classics for recording environment. First, they are closed headphones which make them very sweet. The most important though is the sound quality which makes them my favorite headphones for recording. I only use the 12 Classics on the road to listen to music, and also to listen to my mastering in High Resolution 24 bits 48kh. Honestly and without any pressure whatsoever I recommend these to everyone.

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David Raouf

David Raouf

David Raouf

David Raouf

David Raouf is the creator of the YouTube channel, rdavidr. His channel marries his love of percussion with his skills as a tradesman, by building, creating, and repurposing second hand percussion instruments. He gained popularity from posting videos featuring unique drum hacks he has picked up throughout his career. Though, his most popular videos involve him taking an old abused drum and modifying it into something fresh and new. He has a passionate focus to show that modifying music gear is easier than it look and not as scary as it may seem. In his spare time, he enjoys making hip-hop beats, play-along tracks, and creating sample libraries of the drums he has created/modified. Every year he releases a beat tape that showcases the drum sample libraries he has created. You can hear the analog influence in his tracks, which celebrate tape hiss and vinyl crackling. On top of that, when David is not recording himself, he can be found in his home studio recording local bands and rappers.

I have always been picky when choosing headphones. I would go back and forth and use multiple pairs for different listening environments, but as soon as I started to use the 99 Classics they have been my go to pair for just about everything. They are tuned perfectly for my needs. I can sit down and enjoy an album on them, or use them for playing along to a backing track while drumming. Their sound combined with their looks is the reason I continue to use Meze.

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Jinxy Von D'ers

Jinxy Von D'ers

Jinxy Von D'ers

Jinxy Von D'ers

JINXY VON D’ERS is an Alternative Rock band from Bucharest, Romania, founded in 2016. The band consists of Iris Danciu (vocals), Catalin Bolta?u (guitar), Drago? Popa (bass guitar) and Nestor Petru? (drums). Some of their major influences are Incubus, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains or Pearl Jam. In 2017, JINXY VON D’ERS released "Glow", a new single with lyrics video and official video. In 2016, they released other two singles, "So Alive" (debut single) and "Don't Fall in Love" with a former vocalist. They were invited to join several TV and radio shows and all their singles have been included within the playlists of the most important alternative radios in Romania. They are focusing on live performances, being already booked for a series of summer festivals in Romania, and also on writing the debut album. Their motto is: “The doctor says rock 'n' roll will do WONDERS for you. That's why we're here.

We’ve tried both Meze 99 Classics Walnut Gold and Meze 99 Neo and we really liked what we heard. The phones are incredible well balanced for live performances and studio work. Also, if you just want to listen to your music, the sound provided by Meze audio phones is very natural, without any digital additives. The lows are lows, the mids are very clear and the highs clear and warm. Basically, you hear the real mix of the songs you are listening to. Moreover, they are very comfortable to wear even for long sessions and they look very professional.

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E-an-na

E-an-na

E-an-na

E-an-na

The band was founded in 2014 when Andrei (vocals, traditional instruments) and Ovidiu (guitars) were involved in the black metal band Prohod as the main project, the two wishing to start a folk metal band. Shortly after, Drago? (bass), Alex (guitar – also bandmate in Prohod, WarChant) and Paul (drums) join. Recently, Edwin (accordion & backing vocals) from WarChant also joined. Sadly, starting June 2016, he is forced to leave the band, due to personal issues, unrelated to the band. As a consequence of this, the very talented Ioana Popescu (keyboards), who is a student at the Brasov Music Academy, joins the band. Roxana is the newest member, “part-time”, her appearance on the stage depending on her other band, Era Divina. She is in charge with the violin and backing vocals, making the band sound complete.

I've been a fan of a good sound quality ever since I've discovered music. Even in my band, I do my best to push the quality to a professional level with all the resources I have. At first, it was the design that attracted to the Meze Audio products, but the quality of the sound made me want to continue using them. No ear fatigue, no harsh frequences & everybody turns their head to check out your headphones like you're driving a lamborghini.

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Allochiria

Allochiria

Allochiria

Allochiria

Allochiria is a post-sludge band from Athens, Greece. They were formed in 2008, and
they released a self-titled EP in 2010. On January 2014, they released their first fulllength
album, entitled “Omonoia”.
On December 2016 Allochiria joined forces with the Art of Propaganda record label,
which released the band’s second album entitled “Throes” on March 2017.
Allochiria has shared the stage with Deafheaven, Year of No Light, Altar of Plagues
and more. The band has performed in Rockstadt Extreme Music Festival in Rasnov,
Romania on August 2014 and, together with Ryvulet from Berlin, had its first
European tour on March 2015.
Their music is often linked to Neurosis, ISIS, Amenra and Cult of Luna, and its theme
deals with man as a social being, the corruption that defines him in modern societies,
his vain struggles, painful routine and the effect this has in the world around him.

" After first listening music through Meze headphones, a need to re-listen everything i've ever enjoyed emerged, i knew i would enjoy it twice as much this time. They are by far the best piece of headphones I have ever used. "

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Nerub

Nerub

Nerub

Nerub

Adrian Hrihor, also known as Nerub, is a professional music producer, sound designer, sound engineer, DJ and video editor who also raps occasionally. Mostly known for his beat making activity, his work definitely reflects a profound preoccupation with how even the most subtle details affect the audio experience.

 My pair of 99 Neo had no problem replacing my old ATH A500X headphones, having a much nicer build quality. I always use them as reference alongside my studio monitors, but I also take them on the road, since the case easily ensures their safety. The headset is comfortable and delivers high quality audio for all purposes. I definitely recommend them to all professional sound-geeks and to regular music consumers alike.

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Vladimir Gheorghiu

Vladimir Gheorghiu

Vladimir Gheorghiu

Vladimir Gheorghiu

My name is Vladimir Gheorghiu and I’m a self-taught Romanian photographer and vocalist. I’m a late bloomer as I’ve been starting to develop my passions towards the end of high school/early college days. My primary field of work is concert photography which I began to shoot after moving in in Bucharest as a student. Starting from the local and intense underground scene to the more bigger names in music, I am now in my 4th year of concert photography and I can’t get enough. Alongside music, I also work in the fields of portrait, event and product photography.

When I come back late at night after a concert, I start editing the photos. What I always do when I’m editing is listening to the band that’s in my photos to enter the mood of their music and to transpose it into my pictures. Meze 99 Neo gave me that environment. The crisp sound, the good isolation and the comfortable wear keep me perfectly concentrated and pumped up so my photos can deliver at least a bit of the passion of the music I’m listening to.

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Amadeus Paulussen

Amadeus Paulussen

Amadeus Paulussen

Amadeus Paulussen

Amadeus was born on June 13. 1981 in Basel, as the son of Esther Paulussen and Willi Paul Paulussen and grew up with his three siblings, Jasmin Paulussen, Lilian Kuzuçular and Désirée Henggi in the same city. From age 6 to 13 (between 1987 and 1994) he learned and played the violin at the Rudolf Steiner School/Waldorf education in Pratteln and visited regularly the violin lessons at the music school Basel. At the age of 13 (In 1994), Amadeus came in contact with the then emerging Basler Techno movement, through his sister. To satisfy his newly developed interest in electronic music, he learned to play the keyboard at the Musikhaus & Musikschule Bonvicini in Basel, as an introduction to the use of synthesizers and studio technology. At that time (around 1995), he began to build a small pre-production studio in the basement of his family home. His former equipment included, among others, an Akai S1100, a Korg Prophecy, a Roland JV-90, a Yamaha QS-300 and some analog classics, e.g. a Roland TB-303 or Roland JX-3P. Starting in 1996, he began working on first contracts for events and multimedia applications, through the company of his father W.P.P. expo & event. In order to expand his knowledge, he completed an internship with Daniel Platisa in his Basel based Q-Lab Studio, in the same year.

I finally found my perfect set of everyday headphones. Sonically very well balanced and super fun to listen too. Plus, great build quality, awesome design and vegan! <3 I really like the 99 Classics a lot!

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At the age of 17 (in 1997), he founded his own company Amadeus Paulussen Sound design, which he later renamed Kubus Media. His desire to get a monitor system of Klein + Hummel for a trial period at his own studio required him to present a registered business and this was the reason to found his company at such tender age. The O 100 / O 800 - monitor system is still in operation today in Kubus Media Studio (2015). He published in 1999, together with Daniel Sgubin (DJ Mystery), a first production in a vinyl small series, on a sub-label of DJ Beat (a Swiss vinyl records-chain): Modular Records. Further vinyl releases did follow, with Tihomir Markovic under the pseudonym Pushing Elementz, under the Basel Label Limiter Records, among others. More vinyl and digital releases followed on with Francesco Cali, under the name Paulussen & Cali on DJ C-Rock’s Label Lo-Fi Stereo. Christian Rindermann (aka C-Rock) published on his label at the time artists like Ricardo Villalobos, Neville Attree, Steve Bug or Motorcitysoul. In the years 2002-2015, as managing director of kubus media, he could perform numerous jobs, along with his team, including Michael Studer among others, in the area of corporate sound for clients such as Swisscom, ALPA, David Klein and Basler Versicherungsgesellschaft. In 2011 he was introduced to the Bern based company PANArt and its instrument, the Hang, through his mother and wife. Today he plays the successor instrument together with his wife, the Gubal, and integrates it regularly in his still electronically-oriented Productions. Since 2014 he runs the kubus media studio in Basel together with Chris Air.


Andy Guitar

Andy Guitar

Andy Guitar

Andy Guitar

Andy was born and bred in Yorkshire, UK. After studying at Music College with members of the Arctic Monkeys, he has been giving private guitar lessons in Leeds since 2009. Andy now has one of the most popular guitar lesson channels on YouTube. His absolute beginner video has become the most watched guitar lesson on YouTube with over 15 million views to date. His 'Andy Guitar' YouTube channel has nearly 500,000 subscribers and over 55 million views in total to date. The website AndyGuitar.co.uk is now a learning hub for beginner to intermediate guitarists worldwide.

First things first, these headphones sound amazing! When I try any other in ear headphones and then come back to these, I always notice the difference. The look and build quality is also second to none. I also like that they come with a small, convenient carry case. And when I take them out, they rarely tangle - amazing!

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Colin Scott

Colin Scott

Colin Scott

Colin Scott

Scottish luthier, Colin Scott, creates educational guitar and music equipment related content on Youtube under the brand CSGuitars, which is the first stop for musicians seeking answers to often elusive technical questions. He has also gained experience in the music industry through his involvement with organizing and promoting Wildfire, Scotland's only outdoor rock, and metal festival.

With a sound that is detailed and balanced, my 99 Classics deliver effortlessly a pleasing, natural listening experience, overshadowed only by exceptional build quality and comfort. The robust, stylish construction assure that these will be my listening companions for years to come.

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Joanna Tse

Joanna Tse

Joanna Tse

Joanna Tse

Joanna Tse is known to over 25,000 subscribers as "JustAnotherFlutist" on YouTube, where she shares tips, tricks, and stories about being a typical classical musician in the modern day. She has partnered up with the largest flute dealer in the world, the Flute Center of New York, to bring monthly flute review videos for her viewers. She received her master's degree in flute performance from the San Francisco State University under the tutelage of Linda Lukas, Second Flutist of the San Francisco Symphony, and spends her days making videos for her channel, teaching students online via FaceTime and Skype, and playing 3rd flute and piccolo for the Ensign Symphony and Chorus, based in Seattle.

A delightful surprise from the moment I opened the box. Exquisitely made, so comfortable that you sometimes forget you even have them on, and the sound just can't be beat! I can hear all the middle and treble orchestral parts that I couldn't hear before I started using these headphones! I use them every day to edit my videos, game, and, of course, listen to music. One extremely happy classical musician here!

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Jonathan Östlund

Jonathan Östlund

Jonathan Östlund

Jonathan Östlund

Jonathan Ostlund studied Composition in Sweden - under the artistic guidance of Prof. Rolf Martinsson, Prof. Jan Sandstrom, and Prof. Sverker Jullander - and has so far completed approx. 90 works, including several orchestral pieces and a Piano Concerto.
His works are performed and appreciated worldwide. Recent highlights include the 'Public's Choice Award' during the Final of the Oslo Grieg Festival; First Prize in the Leicester Symphony Orchestra Composers' Composition; selection as Finalist in the Composers’ Competition of the Festival Mondial De L’Image Sous-Marine; selection in the 'Most Distinguished Musician' category & awarded a Special Mention for his Symphonic Poem 'Ethereal Night's Ascendance' during the IBLA Grand Prize - along with premieres of new works in: Austria, Germany, Greece, France, Norway, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK.
In 2016 he released the double CD 'Lunaris' [Divine Art] to critical acclaim. He has collaborations with top international musicians and is currently preparing the World Premiere of his Concerto for Piano & Symphony Orchestra, along with writing his Concerto for Violin & Symphony Orchestra, works which will be featured on an orchestral double CD release.

Discovering and experiencing the audiophile Meze 99 Classics headphones has been, and continues to be, very inspiring and exciting for me. Their artistry is unraveled each step of the way, via their crystal clear sound, lightness of wear, their elegant and timeless design - and I feel very fortunate to have them accompanying me, as they are facilitating a more efficient and rewarding creative process.

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Joshua Farnsworth

Joshua Farnsworth

Joshua Farnsworth

Joshua Farnsworth

Joshua lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife and three children. Following Thoreau’s advice to “Simplify, simplify” he sold most of his big power woodworking tools and invested in a workbench and traditional woodworking hand tools. He works in a simple small space in his basement. “ I’ve recently become wildly passionate about traditional woodworking with hand tools, and I want to spread the “good word”. This website facilitates my quest to learn traditional woodworking skills, then teach others what I’ve learned. This method reinforces my learning and also helps other people to discover this ancient and noble trade. I’ve found that quite often I learn best from someone who has recently learned about a subject. I suppose it’s because they’re just focused on the fundamentals, and can see the struggles of other “newbies”. I hope you enjoy my videos, photos, and articles. Please feel free to leave constructive comments! ” by Joshua Farnsworth 

As a craftsman, I can certainly appreciate the construction quality and the lovely hardwoods that allow woodworkers like me to show off our passion for wood. Every detail was carefully thought out down to the quality carrying case.

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Atomis

Atomis

Atomis

Atomis

ATOMIS is a band from Vancouver, Canada melding dark ambient with experimental Rock, Electronic, and Metal. With the release of their first official video, members experienced viral success when featured on vsauce2, and mentioned in buzz-worthy media magazines, MetalSucks and Ultimate Guitar. 8 years later, the band is ready to release their first full-length. ATOMIS are currently working with Grammy Award-winning mixer/producer, David Bottrill (King Crimson, Tool, Muse, Silverchair, Rush).

Meze's 99 Neo are sleek, sound phenomenal, and incredibly comfortable to wear; Monumental in both innovation and design. Extremely crisp and revealing mids, beautiful high-end and balanced lows. To top it off, the quality craftsmanship is unmatched. A true piece of Art.

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Tony Mckenzie

Tony Mckenzie

Tony Mckenzie

Tony Mckenzie

Tony Mckenzie originated from being a guitarist, but later, Tony recognized that there was an enormous gap for compelling unbiased reviews in the music sector. Tony started to write reviews in 2009 for his website tonymckenzie.com and later his very successful YouTube channel. Expect reviews of his work that you can completely trust from a musician for musicians.

Over the years I have reviewed loads of music related equipment. When I checked out MEZE headphones I could see immediately that the manufacturing quality was highly impressive. Having reviewed MEZE earphones and compared them to far more expensive brands I concluded that MEZE offered a brilliant design, great quality, incredible sound but importantly incredible value far outweighing those competitors in almost every way

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Darrell Braun

Darrell Braun

Darrell Braun

Darrell Braun

Darrell Braun is a Candian YouTuber, musician, and teacher. His channel specializes in guitar comparisons, gear demos, and guitar tutorials.

The 99 Classics are very much at home in my studio. A flat, non-fatiguing frequency response; accurate sound reproduction; and the fact that they are comfortable to wear add up to a great experience. They look really great too!

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