- Copper-Clad aluminium voice coil
- Titanium coated driver membrane
- Aluminum and wood enclosure with titanium coated 8mm Mylar driver
- Copper-clad aluminum voice coil
- Construction Quality
What is it?
The latest in the Classics series, the Meze 12 doesn’t reveal itself immediately. The walnut wood housing changes, slightly, over time in tone and contrast. Its mystery isn’t quick to vanish. The signature sound of a Meze, on the other hand, is and will be unchanged. The Meze 12 Classics are conceived to hide the high-end audio tech beneath a sense of style. Design should be like a great performance: you have to make it look easy! No matter the effort, the paths that lead to nowhere, the iterations. Time will judge only the end result.
As we create headphones, we emphasize hearing among the senses. And make no mistake, the Meze unforgiving standards of fun are here! But most perceptions involve simultaneously more than one sense: so we needed the comfort, the visuals and even the subdued smell to match the mark of the object. For an artifact to really feel organic, each part of it needs to be designed as if it coevolved; as if nature and time kept sculpting and optimising every aspect. The presence of wood enhances that message: the slight variation needed for individuality.
How does it work?
The driver housings are built from wood and aluminum. These two materials are fitted well against each-other, with no visually abrasive seems. The cable is visually quite nice and has a good thickness to it. There’s a generous amount of stress relief on all the relevant portions of the cable, including the 3.5mm jack, the Y-splitter, the inline remote, and the driver housing connections.
The Meze 12 Classics features an 8mm diameter single driver with a titanium coated driver membrane which has a copper-clad aluminum voice coil. The Meze 12 Classics is a musical sounding IEM with a warmer then neutral tonality which is a result of the mildly boosted mid-bass area.
The bass presentation of the Meze 12 Classics is mainly focused on the mid-bass area. The sub-bass between 20 – 50 Hz are missing some depth, but sounds otherwise controlled and have also some nice texture. The bass response of the Meze 12 Classics is accurate and fast for a single dynamic driver and sounds also pretty natural, which is a good ability for genres with real instrumental like acoustic or jazz music.
What’s in the box?
- Meze Audio 12 Classics
- Semi-hard round carrying case
- Pair of Comply memory foam eartips
- Pair of double-flange eartips
- 3x Pairs of silicone eartips