After a few chance sightings at tradeshows throughout early 2017, Meze’s most recent innovation – the eagerly awaited 99 Neo – will finally be hitting our UK shores and stores this May!
For those of you who have not yet had the pleasure of checking them out, 99 Neo is a fresh take on Meze’s popular 99 Classics headphone. The Neo variant features the same closed-back format, audio quality and physical robustness as its Classic counterpart, but also incorporates a few tuning and design tweaks, all at a pleasantly more affordable price point.
Visually maybe the most obvious difference: whilst the 99 Classics feature a wooden finish cup, the Neo’s cups have been moulded from a pure ABS plastic for a sleek and more industrial aesthetic.
Meze have opted for a slightly deeper memory-foam earpad with the Neo assembly for better comfort and isolation. The new pads have been deemed such a success that they have also been made available as an add-on accessory for the 99 Classics.
The 99 Neo is rated at 26 Ohm, a lower impedance compared to the 99 Classics (32 Ohm). This change results in lower gain being required to drive the cans and as such makes the 99 Neo a more portable-device-friendly headphone all-round.
In contrast to the leather case included with the 99 Classics for transportation, Meze have picked a textured NATO-style material case, better matching the Neo’s style.
Full Tech Specs
- Transducer size: 40mm
- Frequency response: 15Hz - 25KHz
- Sensitivity: 103dB at 1KHz, 1mW
- Impedance: 26 Ohm
- Rated input power: 30mW
- Maximum input power: 50mW
- Detachable Kevlar OFC cable
- Plug: 3.5mm gold plated
- Weight: 260 gr (9.2 ounces) without cables
- Ear-cups: ABS Plastic
True to Meze’s signature form, the 99 Neo has been developed with audio clarity and precision at the forefront of their agenda. Despite the lower price-tag, audio fans can rest assured that this is a true Meze headphone through and through.
Available from May 2017
For pricing, availability and UK-wide demo opportunities contact SCV Distribution to confirm your nearest dealer!