Hisoundfi has a great review of the Meze 99 Neo on Head-Fi. This is the follow on to the original Meze 99 Classic. The primary difference between the two headphones is with the material used to make them. The Classic uses a wood cup versus plastic for the Neo. There are likely some tuning adjustments as well. From the few reviews of the Neo I have read there appears to be a slight tilt to the Classic with folks liking the original a bit over the Neo. Try them out at a meet and see for yourself.
Pros – Classics-like performance at a cheaper asking price, Black and chrome aesthetic looks sharp, Nice cable options and travel case, musical sound signature works with many genres
Cons – Not for those who want neutral and airy sound, Mid-bass can be overwhelming depending on the track that’s playing, Headband microphonics
Review of Meze 99 Neo
PinkyPowers posted a review of the Meze 99 Classics on Head-Fi. It is an interesting review and you need to travers the first sections where PinkyPowers goes off on IEMs.
Pros: Tuning that shines with every device. Comfort. Detachable Cable. What a looker!
Cons: Needs mods for custom cable, or a Meze proprietary plug.
Review of Meze 99 Classics
B9Scrambler posted a review of the Meze 12 on Head-Fi. They are a single dynamic driver IEM for around $79. Sounds like a nice IEM if you’re looking for something under $100. Meze also has a lower cost version called the Meze 11 Neo going for around $60. B9Scrambler thought they were nearly as good as the 12 Classics.
Pros: Design – Material Quality – Comforting Sound Signature
Cons: Cable Noise – Their Less Expensive Sibling
Review of the Meze 12 Classics
Cinder posted a review of the of the Meze 11 NEO IEM on Head-Fi.
Pros: Premium build, good cable, natural sound, comfortable, light, good eartips, Comply, visually attractive, cheap, good detail
Cons: Button is too slow to click
Review of Meze 11 Neo
Another review of the Meze 99 Classics has been posted on Head-Fi by Defiant00. This headphone is getting a number of postive reviews. I have actually seen it twice in the wild. Both were in airports.
Pros: Bass, impact, fun sound signature, great build quality.
Cons: Vocals a bit recessed, small earcups, microphonic cable.
Review of the Meze 99
Nmatheis has a review of the Meze 99 Classics over on Head-Fi. While nmatheis liked the headphones the shallow cup ended up being a deal breaker.
Pros: Very nice, smooth sound. Fancy-schmany design. Pretty comfy.
Cons: Small cups. Shallow pads. Microphonic cable.
Nmatheis Review of the Meze 99 Classics
Grizzlybeast has a review of the Meze 99 Classics on Head-Fi. They sound like a nice addition to anyone’s headphone collection.
Pros: Excellent attack, cohesive, easy listening, nice midrange, decent soundstage
Cons: looks may be a bit flashy w/ the gold version for some. Not fully over ear
Review of the 99 Classics