109 PRO

DEFINING DEEP AUDITIONING

A PERSONAL JOURNEY THROUGH SOUND

109 PRO is a demonstration of our commitment to go beyond the faithful reproduction of sound and deliver pure emotion.

It all started with a purpose – creating joy. It’s about letting yourself get lost in sound, about that intimate connection you have with your favorite artist, song or instrument, when all distractions are removed.

"At the core of it all, music is an expression of emotion, a celebration of life and a token of everlasting memories. Every part of the 109 PRO, from the premium materials we used to the intricate engineering, embodies that same emotion our favorite music makes us feel.”

Antonio Meze, Lead Designer and Founder of Meze Audio.

SUPERIOR BUILD EQUALS SUPERIOR EXPERIENCE

The 109 PRO follows our highest standards for comfort and ergonomics. Once placed on your head, the headphones become unnoticeable, leaving you with nothing but the music.

Walnut wood, cast zinc, manganese steel and vegan leather complete each other to create a comfortable, lightweight, yet highly durable structure.

EXPLORING NEW HORIZONS

STARTING WITH THE BASICS

DIAPHRAGM DESIGN

In a world of fast-paced technology, we bet on proven fundamentals. Our 50 mm dynamic driver, assembled and tuned with ultimate precision, allowed us to push the boundaries of speed, accuracy and dynamic range.

In order to meet the acoustic goals we set for the 109 PRO, we focused our R&D efforts on materials research for each of the driver’s components.

W-SHAPED DOME

Made of a carbon fiber enforced cellulose composite, the dome is able to reproduce high-frequencies with incredible detail, clarity and definition. More durable than conventional alternatives used in dynamic drivers, yet lightweight, this composite helps reduce resonances that may lead to harmonic distortion.

ULTRA-THIN TORUS

The torus surrounding the dome is composed of Beryllium-coated semicrystalline polymer, measuring 22 microns in thickness. By applying the Beryllium coating through Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD), we increased the stiffness and durability of the driver, while still keeping it light enough to achieve a fast transient response. These qualities are also enhanced through the corrugations on the torus, which are precisely carved at a 45.5° angle.

Beryllium’s high damping qualities also help suppress unwanted resonances, giving the 109 PRO its neutral, vivid and transparent character.

ALUMINIUM FRAME

The diaphragm is encased in a high-precision aluminum frame, together with the neodymium magnet. Manufactured using CNC machining, the frame offers superior rigidity, strength, and thermal stability to retain surface flatness.

COPPER-ZINC STABILIZER

The copper-zinc alloy stabilizer, positioned around the membrane, improves the absorption of vibrations to further reduce distortion.

DIAPHRAGM DESIGN

In a world of fast-paced technology, we bet on proven fundamentals. Our 50 mm dynamic driver, assembled and tuned with ultimate precision, allowed us to push the boundaries of speed, accuracy and dynamic range.

In order to meet the acoustic goals we set for the 109 PRO, we focused our R&D efforts on materials research for each of the driver’s components.

W-SHAPED DOME

Made of a carbon fiber enforced cellulose composite, the dome is able to reproduce high-frequencies with incredible detail, clarity and definition. More durable than conventional alternatives used in dynamic drivers, yet lightweight, this composite helps reduce resonances that may lead to harmonic distortion.

ULTRA-THIN TORUS

The torus surrounding the dome is composed of Beryllium-coated semicrystalline polymer, measuring 22 microns in thickness. By applying the Beryllium coating through Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD), we increased the stiffness and durability of the driver, while still keeping it light enough to achieve a fast transient response. These qualities are also enhanced through the corrugations on the torus, which are precisely carved at a 45.5° angle.

Beryllium’s high damping qualities also help suppress unwanted resonances, giving the 109 PRO its neutral, vivid and transparent character.

ALUMINIUM FRAME

The diaphragm is encased in a high-precision aluminum frame, together with the neodymium magnet. Manufactured using CNC machining, the frame offers superior rigidity, strength, and thermal stability to retain surface flatness.

COPPER-ZINC STABILIZER

The copper-zinc alloy stabilizer, positioned around the membrane, improves the absorption of vibrations to further reduce distortion.

ACOUSTIC DESIGN

Through its open-back design, we wanted the 109 PRO to be vivid and exciting, empowering the listener to connect with music on a deeper level.

Carefully tuned by our engineering team, 109 PRO offers emotionally engaging sound with great detail, clarity and just the right amount of punch. Its organic character, paired with superior dynamics, excellent imaging, and full-bodied vocals bring soul-stirring details to life. Besides, it’s easy to drive from most devices, whether we’re talking portable sources or intricate home setups.

The spider-shaped structure and the acoustically transparent grill inside the earcup expose the driver from both sides, creating our most open pattern to date.

Following the principles of anthropometrics, we positioned the driver at a precise angle and distance from the ear, to achieve an ideal anatomical fit.

Velour cushions comfortably surround the ears, providing the optimal seal to create natural sound. As velour is far softer and more breathable than leather, it also prevents sweat and overheating during lengthy listening sessions.

The self-adjusting headband spreads the weight out to deliver even pressure for any head shape and size.

SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH LONGEVITY

As our choices of today can have a great impact on the world of tomorrow, we design products that last. We believe that a longer product lifespan means a smaller footprint. Following this philosophy, the 109 PRO can be taken apart and serviced endlessly if ever needed, which can extend the life of the product beyond limit.

SPECIFICATIONS

Transducer Size

50 mm

Impedance

40 Ω

Frequency Response

5 Hz - 30 kHz

Weight

375 gr

Sensitivity

112 dB SPL at 1 KHz, 1 mW

Ear-Cups

Black Walnut Wood

I think it has a very good value and it’s in my opinion one of the best headphones you can get at this time. If you ever look out for a life-like, vibrant, musical, resolving and dynamic headphone under $1000, I strongly recommend it.

Headfonia

Conceived with timelessness in mind, the 109 PRO is meant to surpass short-lived trends and fast-changing industry fashions, rewarding the user with long-term, emotional value.

ecoustics

Though I expect the best from Meze, I’m nonetheless blown away with what they accomplished with the 109 PRO. Meze continues to set their own quality standards by instead focusing on overall balance and tasteful brightness, which I find harder to pull off and all-the-more impressive.

Headphone Dungeon

The new Meze 109 Pro open-back headphones are a triumph, in every respect. The sound quality is pitch-perfect. The openness of the soundstage and the sheer level of detail is astonishing. Listening to music with these unique headphones will have you falling in love with your favorite albums all over again.

Forbes

As for listening, these are headphones that excite, able to give that touch of personality that manages to make them stand out from the pack.

AF Digitale