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Using Wood

Using Wood

We design headphones, we love it, and so we get to think a lot about these rather small objects that change people’s acoustic environments. Here, we’d like to share a bit about the part of the designing process that precedes everything else, the choice of materials. We kept choosing wood, a difficult and expensive medium; a broad, complex category of materials. Humanity co-evolved with this material. Our close primate tools are wooden spear-like weapons and ant-foraging kits, which suggests that...

Stop by

Stop by

Meze Headphones stops by at Simbio restaurant & bar in Bucharest. A modernised old building, part of the old city, that reminds us of the the patchwork of architectural styles that felicitously meet in Venice. The inside is both diverse and tactful. We sit in the Blue Room, on this quiet morning, field-testing a new pair. Simbio is usually lively, but there are hours, almost any day, when you can read, listen to your own thoughts or someone’s musical imagination....

Implicit and invisible

Implicit and invisible

Individuals and small startups are usually held to be lagging behind when it comes to the research resources that big companies enjoy. However, this disparity is greatly diminished in the domains that emphasize creativity, where one single novel idea is often enough to make a difference. No matter how big and rich a company you are, you just cannot plan in advance for a steady flow of innovation. At Meze, as in most small companies, the information flows seamlessly between...

IFA Berlin 2016, fresh memories

IFA Berlin 2016, fresh memories

We were - shortly - boarding the hype train at IFA! It’s hard not to. Our stand had the new lineup complete: we launched the Meze 12 Classics. Not paper-launch, but for real, as we started shipping during the show. People and businesses got to feel our creations, whereas us, the Meze team, also roamed the halls of the big exhibition. What’s best at such a show is the sheer amount of designs that spring to mind only by looking...

See you at IFA Berlin 2016

See you at IFA Berlin 2016

It’s time for a new edition of IFA Berlin, the electronics show where tendencies in new tech are entertained, dreamed and, yes, hyped. We were there for the first time last year, during the Indiegogo campaign for the elaborate 99 Classics. It has become a mature product since, the flagship. This year, Meze team will launch a new member of the Classics series, the little 12, a pair of earbuds. Think about it, if half of the new mobile tech...

The CanJam London 2016 experience

The CanJam London 2016 experience

CanJam London 2016 in a nutshell: two days of headphone extravaganza. We had the pleasure to meet many of our industry peers, share ideas and impressions. Most importantly, we got to shake hands - in many cases for the first time - with all our followers from the head-fi.org forums. From the wacky, funny, and ingenious nicknames emerged the faces of the passionate, the true acolytes of sound, some of the most involved and devout headphone listeners out there.  ...

The Meze 99 Classics - The first months recap

The Meze 99 Classics - The first months recap

It's been three months since the Meze 99 Classics Gold have started shipping, four months since one of the first reviews of the headphone surfaced, and seven months since the highly successful Indiegogo campaign for the 99 Classics was launched. In all this time we have seen the popularity of the Meze 99 Classics grow exponentially. We were convinced that the 99 Classics will be well received by the people who followed our crowdfunding journey, after all, the campaign reached...

Meet Meze Headphones at CanJam Singapore 2016

Meet Meze Headphones at CanJam Singapore 2016

UPDATE - All we can say about CanJam Singapore is "Wow!" We have participated at other trade shows in the past but never before at an event where cans were the main attraction. Seeing so many highly passionate people gathered in one place with one thing in mind - to test as many headphones related products as possible - gave us, yet again, the energy to aspire to new heights.  Majulah Singapura, Majulah CanJam!   Whomever dropped by our stand got...

Meze Headphones at CES Las Vegas 2016

Meze Headphones at CES Las Vegas 2016

Update January 20, 2016 - CES 2016 was an amazing experience for Meze Headphones. We are happy to announce that the response for the upcoming releases was highly positive. See you at CES 2017 where we will showcase all our 2016 releases and our upcoming models as well.    December 16, 2015 – Meze Headphones is happy to announce that the team will be present at CES 2016 between the 6th and 9th of January. We will be showcasing our latest model,...

The IFA Berlin 2015 confirmation

The IFA Berlin 2015 confirmation

Berlin, the city of artists, is where we revealed our latest creation, the results of our last two years of research and development, to the world: The 99 Classics headphones are a testament to our beliefs and values which go towards music lovers and hi-fi enthusiasts. (Together with the iFi Audio team) We put our hearts and minds into this project and pushed it forward without compromise so we really believed we had something special but the relief came when the hi-fi community, journalists,...

BIG IN JAPAN!

BIG IN JAPAN!

Meze Headphones has launched its first official Japanese website. With a minimalistic and classy design, emblematic for Japanese culture, the site was created to better serve our fans from the Land of the Rising Sun. We want our headphones to reach as many people as possible and we want our users to feel at home when ordering our products. This was the drive behind the creation of our Japanese website. It is visually friendly, simple, and it gives the people...

Japanese jazz singer Aoki Karen wearing Meze Headphones

Japanese jazz singer Aoki Karen wearing Meze Headphones

If you’re a jazz aficionado then you have surely heard of AOKI KAREN. One wold generally consider jazz an acquired taste but with Aoki Karen there is a difference. Her soothing voice and singing style can calm even the most savage breast. I am quite a jazz consumer, if I may say so myself, and I have to say, relaxing on a rainy day with Karen’s By My Side playing in the background has lately become one of my most...