It all started when Antonio was searching for a pair of headphones that he could relate to, in the same way he felt connected to his Fender Stratocaster guitar. An object to pour his passion for music in. An object full of personality and life, which also incorporates the attributes of a high-end technology.
Meze Audio was founded in 2011 in Baia Mare, Romania. We started small, acquiring knowledge by experimenting with parts already on the market, searching and researching for the right materials and engineering solutions in the quest for the perfect sound and feel. Our breakthrough year was 2015, when, after many years of development, the 99 Classics were launched. They keep receiving awards and nominations that are beyond anyone’s expectations and are placing the 99 at the top of its category. Today all our models, headphones and earphones, are developed in-house from the ground up, in the spirit of our original ‘no-compromise’ vision.
WE DON’T FOLLOW TRENDS or let them influence the audio quality or design of our products. We develop our own aesthetic language thus creating timeless design. Style must always be a by-product of high functionality and ergonomics. As classics have to outlive seasonal fashions, we design with long product life in mind.
Meze Audio headphones embody the classical values of clarity, balance and harmony. This is not a trend and it’s not intended to last for just a season. These are Classics. These are devices to fall in love with. We achieve this standard by combining high-end technology and style with quality materials and good craftsmanship. To all this we add the most important ingredient: our passion.
OBSESSING WITH QUALITY IN SOUND AND BUILD, We create high-end headphones, so we obsess about sound quality. Every aspect counts. The engineering, choice of materials, the precision of craftsmanship, the reliability are all equally important. We also make parts easily replaceable. All of these to ensure that a feeling of trust will accompany your every interaction with a Meze.
VIVID AND IMMERSIVE. The sound signature is tuned for long listening sessions same as the ergonomics: clarity without harshness, freshness without fatigue. We know a headphone is complete when it makes you forget about the outside world.
AS LONG AS IT TAKES TO GET THE RIGHT RESULT. Our headphones undergo a meticulous development process whereby every possible aspect is refined. We engineer with durability in mind. We create many iterations of sound tuning and frame until we reach the perfect balance; we prefer to go through as many trials as humanly possible. We don’t push products to the market due to deadline, but only when the product is fully matured. Our priority is the design and development of a good product with great sound. All business decisions are secondary to the quality of our products. We will never release a product because of marketing or management deadlines. But only when the product is perfect by our standards.
PASSIONATE AND DIVERSE. Antonio Meze is a product designer with a long worldwide experience. We – the Meze team – are engineers, musicians and artists. Headphones are the intersection, the common ground where everybody’s interests meet. We are fortunate as our work really is our passion and we develop each model as if making it for ourselves.