The Meze Audio 109 Professional delivers open-back audiophile sound


There’s high-end audio, after which there’s Meze headphones. The Romanian model doesn’t know the which means of the phrase “restrained”, repeatedly going all-out in pursuit of sonic perfection. The brand new Meze Audio 109 Professional is the agency’s first ever pair of dynamic open-back on-ears, constructed to the identical exacting requirements as the remainder of the vary and utilizing equally top-tier supplies.

They slot in beneath the flagship Empyrean and Elite fashions, for which you’d have to seek the advice of a financial institution supervisor earlier than having the ability to add them to your assortment, and borrow a number of design cues from the 99 Classics.

The open-back ear cups use walnut wooden chambers, with a mixture of zinc and manganese metal components held collectively completely with nuts and bolts. That makes them extra simply serviceable, so ought to have an exceptionally lengthy lifespan when you deal with ’em proper. The ear cups use a mixture of reminiscence foam stuffing and breatable velour covers, which promise a snug match and optimum sound seal.

The 109 Execs are powered by 50mm drivers developed in-house, utilizing a twin composites diaphragm design that mixes beryllium, carbon fibre and copper-zinc alloy. The agency reckons maintaining weight to a minimal helps reduce out resonances that might trigger harmonic distortion – in different phrases, you’ll hear every part you’re imagined to, and nothing that you simply aren’t.

Meze says the 109 Execs had been engineered to ship “an distinctive soundstage” and “extremely detailed, enveloping sound”. Frequency response is pegged at 5Hz to 30KHz.

Every pair contains each a 1.5m and 3m cable, every with a 3.5mm headphone port, for extra moveable listening or for sitting again at dwelling. Simply remember the open again design isn’t going to make you significantly well-liked when listening in public. A 6.3mm jack adaptor can also be a part of the package deal, together with a tough EVA pouch to maintain the 109 Execs pristine while you’re not carrying them.

Audiophiles will have the ability to choose up a pair now, immediately from the Meze web site or from the same old hi-fi retailers. Costs begin from £749/$799/€799.