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For those who know us and have followed our journey in the past 10 years, it is no secret that, to us, design is just as important as performance when it comes to our headphones.
Our founder himself, Antonio Meze, is an industrial designer who, one day, decided to build a pair of headphones that would rise up to his standards, in both aesthetics and technology. Headphones are not really perceived as works of art and, most of the time, functionality and performance are viewed as more important than design. At Meze, we think that these three go hand in hand, so our products are meant to shift the paradigm and prove that great sound can look extraordinary, too.
With this in mind, we create headphones and in-ear monitors from pure passion for great aesthetics, good craftsmanship and breakthrough engineering. Products that are meant to persist through years and years of industry changes, bringing long-lasting value to those who have them. From looks to technology, they are designed to surpass all short-living trends and become heirlooms, rather than just headphones.
Probably the most emblematic, the 99 Classics was our first headphone embodying all of these values. It is precisely this vision that turned the 99 Classics into an affordable benchmark for sound, design and comfort. Six years after their launch, they still receive the praise and recognition of audiophiles and design lovers alike, which can only stand as testament to their timelessness.
And since we’re talking design, we’ve gathered for you the latest features that highlight the 99 Classics, from some of the world’s most renowned design publications. Take a look:
A global authority on design since 1996, Wallpaper* magazine provides a monthly look into the realm of architecture, interior design, fashion, travel, entertainment and contemporary lifestyle. Spot the 99 Classics in this year’s Innovation Issue, a celebration of fresh perspectives and bold ideas. A must read for anyone with an eye for cutting-edge consumer tech that can be discovered here.
Since 2006, Design Milk has been fixated on making modern living effortless and accessible, by discovering and highlighting emerging talent. Dedicated to modern and innovative design, the magazine features highly curated and hand-picked designs for their millions of readers from all over the world. A staple in its industry, Design Milk has recently reviewed our 99 Classics, saying:
“Walnut-veneered closed-back earcups with gold metal detailing infuse a classical warmth suggestive of mid-century hi-fi systems. Whether listening to classical, indie, electronic or hip-hop, every listening session left us warmed by the sound, as if the harshest elements of any song was softened and everything desirable expanded outward.”
Read the entire article here.
Founded in 2001, in New York, Dexigner is a leading platform for designers, architects, illustrators. Named one of the top five sites for creatives by Forbes, Dexigner is an ever-growing source of design news, events, competitions, and resources. The 99 Classics are now featured on Dexigner.com, in their Industrial Design section. Enjoy the story here.