Most of the new headphones I see released nowadays, (ignoring the heinously priced name brands) reach out for sales through some gimmick, whether it’s Bluetooth, or voice command, etc. Meze tries a different approach. They attempted to make a good ol’ pair of headphones that are notable in their quality as opposed to their features. And they succeeded. If you’re looking for a quality pair of headphones with a price that isn’t inflated due to the brand name, Meze’s got your back. Started in 2011, Meze is a headphone company you probably haven’t heard of before, devoted to making “timeless, classic devices to fall in love with.”
The Meze 11 Classics Earphones come in a small, padded, zip-up case, with a mesh pocket on the inside to hold the additional earpieces. It comes with three, different sized, interchangable earpieces. At first glance, what stands out about the earphones is the distinct wood housing. These earphones are classy. They come with a paracord encased cable, which give them a nicer feel and help with durability. Attached to the cord is a play/pause button with a mic built-in. The jack is cased in a flexible rubber, and I don’t see it shorting out anytime soon. In fact, unlike some buds that break after a few months, I could see these lasting much longer, which helps lessen the blow of the $80 price.
Solid Earbuds that Pack a Punch
In the spectrum of earbuds, these pack a punch. They’re crystal clear, the highs and lows are clean as well as everything in between. Not only are these earphones visually pleasing, but they sound great as well. The bass is strong, and these headphones are loud. With the standard iPod headphones, I wouldn’t be able to reach a comfortable volume until my iPod was turned up 80% or so; with Meze’s, I only needed 60%. The earbuds work great with phone calls as well. They’re compatible with almost every smartphone on the market, and the play/pause button can be used to answer calls.
Impressive sound quality
Built to last
A little pricey
If you’re looking for a pair of earbuds that sound good and last for more than two weeks, then Meze’s earbuds are worth the money. I would recommend them to any audio connoisseur. You can find them for $79.99 only on their website here.