Meze Audio Launch 99 Neo

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.

What’s New?


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 Audio's 99 Neo Headphones with new ABS Plastic cup materials


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.

Neo 99 Overear Headphones feature deeper pads than Meze Audio's Classics model


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.

Frequency response graph of Meze Audio's 99 Neo headphones

Carry Case

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.

Nato-style material case included as standard with the 99 Neo Meze Audio headphones


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!

  • Posted on 26 April 2017 by Roy