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  • Creating the Phoenix

    Creating the Phoenix

    Back in 2015, when Antonio Meze founded Meze Audio, he had no idea of the things that lay ahead. It all started from a deep belief that design should enrich life and inspire people in the right way, that headphones should be more than just functional. When he first started tinkering with headphones, he would play around with existing products and spare parts, until he turned them into something else. Now, we’re always looking to build something innovative, whether we’re ta...

  • The story of the wooden classics

    The story of the wooden classics

    An ancient heritage Growing up in Maramures, Romania, you’re surrounded by forests so old, so dense, where secular treetops work like a natural fortress to shelter over 10,000 species, from plants to bugs to wolves and bears. Ancient, magical places where human touch is almost nonexistent.The history, philosophy of life and the culture of the villagers are intertwined with the forests. High churches with hand-sculpted heavy fir or oak poles and shingle roofs, traditional h...

  • Innovation lies in the smallest details - Empyrean's pressure distribution wings are now PATENT PENDING

    Innovation lies in the smallest details - Empyrean's pressure distribution wings are now PATENT PENDING

     For those who’ve known us for a long time, it’s no secret that Meze Audio is constantly fueled with passion for sound, for art and innovation. In the beginning, it was all about wanting to build a pair of headphones that people could connect to emotionally, that would inspire people in the right way without having to compromise sound, comfort or looks.Now more than ever, we aim to raise the bar in terms of audio quality, design and durability.When we launched our first pl...

  • The story of Meze Audio and 3000 Ubisoft Talents

    The story of Meze Audio and 3000 Ubisoft Talents

    Sometime last year, the team at Ubisoft Romania challenged us to create some anniversary gifts for them, and we simply couldn’t say no.Ubisoft is well-known as a global leader in video-game production and publishing. Headquartered in France, they are creators of the original worlds of Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, The Crew or Watch Dogs. In their own words, Ubisoft is “committed to enriching people’s lives with original and memorable entertainment experiences”. Sharing the sa...

  • …for the love of music…

    …for the love of music…

    It’s no secret that 2020 was a hard one, and our desire to experience in-person interactions is honestly already through the roof. Lockdown has us missing all the opportunities we had to hang out, to share insightful experiences and get inspired by your love for good audio.It’s been a bit dull, not gonna lie, so this august, when McIntosh made its way into our inbox and asked if we would like to showcase our headphones inside of World of McIntosh Townhouse, we were frenzie...

  • RECORDING EMOTIONS

    RECORDING EMOTIONS

    Music has always brought people together, in more ways than one.The road from creation to enjoying the final product is filled with opportunities for likeminded individuals to connect, collaborate and share. So, of course we were delighted when we realized our headphones were chosen to be part of some truly cool and inspiring recording projects with beautiful stories behind.Sometime this year, we received a package at our headquarters in Baia Mare, containing a CD with the...

  • Tradeshows in pandemic times

    Tradeshows in pandemic times

    We’re so tired from all the traveling and tradeshows we attended these last couple of months.Right! Just kidding. We’ve been here stuck around our offices since February.And just when we were on the brink of desperately photoshopping ourselves in airplanes and at tradeshows, in the middle of the audiophile community whom we haven’t seen in a while, the folks from Axpona came up with an awesome idea to make up for the lost time…in 15 minutes.June 18-19, 2020! We buckled up ...

  • Antonio Meze For The Russian Audiophile Community

    Antonio Meze For The Russian Audiophile Community

    “As you are a pretty young man, how did you come to the idea to produce headphones?” – one of the opening questions in an interview for Pult.ru, the largest online store for Hi-Fi & High End-technology in Russia.“I really wanted to make some headphones the way I thought they should be made” – it’s Antonio Meze’s simple answer leading to the development of not so simple headphones.Vlad Babakin, representing Blade, Meze’s distributor in Russia, helped translate a series ...

  • OVER A CHAT WITH JAZZIZ MAGAZINE

    OVER A CHAT WITH JAZZIZ MAGAZINE

    May 4th, Star Wars Day! Fictional alien species from across the Galaxy, Empire or Resistance alike, together with their respective fans, find a reason to celebrate. An excellent day to catch up with our friends from JAZZIZ Magazine and talk about what drives the innovation force in our company here in Baia Mare, Romania.JAZZIZ Magazine is an authoritative voice of jazz culture. 35 years on the market and media veterans on audio gear related topics, they currently print a q...

  • REMEMBER THE LAST SHOWS BEFORE LOCKDOWN?

    REMEMBER THE LAST SHOWS BEFORE LOCKDOWN?

    We’ve been off the blogging grid for a while and now that we’re back, from our socially distanced selves, we can’t help but immerse in a bit of nostalgia.Can you remember the last audio tradeshows you’ve been at before the whole world got put on a halt?The last we’ve been around at hi-fi tradeshows is February, and it already seems so long ago in the past…Spring kept us stranded, but winter has brought our headphones to tradeshows in China, Japan, US and UK! Literally arou...

  • AUTUMN TRADESHOW VIBES

    AUTUMN TRADESHOW VIBES

    We had a beautiful, sunny and colorful autumn here in Baia Mare, the city where our team is imagining, creating and assembling day by day the headphones you love.However, we are fortunate enough to have traveled around the globe and see all seasons this fall.The autumn tradeshow season started for us in Colorado, by attending the 16th Annual Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest (RMAF), the largest consumer audio and home entertainment show in the US.  September was also...

  • I know where you’ve been last summer

    I know where you’ve been last summer

    Looking back at warm summer days, we’re counting our achievements and fun tradeshow times accompanied by curious audiophiles from all around the world. Let’s remember Munich first! May has been a busy month, with Europe’s largest trade fair for high-end entertainment around the corner. Our Meze Audio team from Romania took part in High-End Munich trade show, successfully showcasing Empyrean and Rai Penta, our TOTL headphones.Paris Sound Days came next, where we joined Elit...

  • Honest Design - How the Meze 99 Classics evolved

    Honest Design - How the Meze 99 Classics evolved

    It’s been two years since Meze Audio released the already iconic Meze 99 Classics. Our goal? To reach a sort of listening experience that would open gates for the newcomer audio enthusiasts, to introduce more people to the world of audiophilia through a premium headphone at a decent cost. But most of all, it was to create a headphone with soul.So how does a headphone get a “soul”? Below, we’ll discuss the particularities of the design process of the Meze 99 Classics. How a...

  • Wishblindness

    Wishblindness

    Wanting something feels coherent, but it’s anything like that: it is dynamic, messy, comes bundled with hundreds of other implicit desires. Like most human concepts, a cloud with blurry contours is a better analogy than a mathematical object. It is, as most of our mental life, hard to formalize. The recognition of this fact may have gave rise to the game with the evil genie that fulfills your wish in the worst possible way. About ten years ago, somewhere on an internet for...

  • 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...

  • 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. You won’...