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Together in perfect harmony

TheZEN CAN Signature MZ99and theMeze 99 Classicsare the perfect pair for those just starting their audiophile journey. The ZEN CAN Signature MZ99 has a carefully calibrated EQ curve to compliment the Meze 99 Classics. It adjusts the treble for more ‘vivaciousness’ and enhances the mid-low bass to extract the last drop of sonic goodness from these already musical headphones.

TheMeze 99 Classicsdelivers perfect natural sound even to the pickiest of audio lovers. The walnut wood earcups, soft earpads, and spring steel headband make the 99 Classics an heirloom rather than just a pair of headphones.

The majestic Mezes

The original ZEN CAN, our all-analogue headphone amplifier, had the ability to drive tough headphone loads with a balanced circuit design, vanishingly low levels of distortion and exceptional sonics. However, there was one more headphone we thought deserved the ActiveEQ treatment – the Meze 99 Classics.

We love this headphone and know it works well with our gear but we just wanted to push its performance as far as we could.

iFi’s ActivEQ

Our ActivEQ feature combines active and passive components to create a specific EQ curve to suit a particular pair of headphones. This is performed in the analogue domain without adding any additional noise or distortion.

The Meze 99 Classics are revered the world over for their exceptional tonality and dynamic expression – they are loved by artists and audio enthusiasts alike. The ZEN CAN Signature MZ99, with the perfectly matched ActivEQ mode, adjusts the treble for more ‘vivaciousness’, and the enhanced mid-low bass extracts the last drop of sonic goodness from the Meze 99 Classics.

The Meze 99 Classics & ZEN CAN Signature MZ99 performance is simply magnificent.

99 is the magic number

Selecting the MZ99 button on the ZEN CAN Signature MZ99 calibrates its signal to complement the headphone’s response characteristics right across the frequency range. This then tunes its performance to work with Meze 99 headphones.

The ZEN CAN Signature MZ99 does not only work with the Meze 99 Classics, but also with the Meze 99 Neo and the Meze 99 by Drop.

As with our previous ZEN CAN Signature models, this feature can be switched on or off. Without ActivEQ engaged, the ZEN CAN Signature MZ99’s performance will bring out the best in all other headphones and in-ear monitors.

Gain, set, match

The ZEN CAN Signature MZ99 has four gain settings in six dB steps – 0dB, 6dB, 12dB and 18db. We’ve called this PowerMatch.

This enables the amp to precisely suit the connected headphones. Unity gain (0dB) is useful to ensure low noise with sensitive in-ear monitors, while the higher gain settings make the most of tougher headphone loads, delivering excellent dynamic headroom.

XSpace

This analogue processing mode compensates for the ‘in-head localisation’ effect that can occur when using headphones to listen to music that was mixed using a pair of speakers.

It widens the headphone soundstage to deliver a more spacious and speaker-like experience.

Balanced is better

The ZEN CAN Signature MZ99’s circuitry is a balanced, symmetrical dual-mono design – a topology usually reserved for high-end headphone amps – with a number of key elements trickled down from the discrete Class A circuitry developed for iFi’s flagship headphone amplifier, the Pro iCAN.

Key components have been upgraded to enhance performance in line with the improvements made to the ZEN CAN Signature MZ99, including the use of Panasonic OS-CON and Elna Silmic II capacitors.

A ‘meze’ ing

The amp provides magnificent drive capability, delivering 1600mW (7.2V) into 32 ohms from the single-ended output, with 15V+ available to loads of 600 ohms or more through the balanced output.

The ZEN CAN Signature MZ99 delivers monumentally low distortion, rich sonic detail, and mesmerising dynamics and the ability to drive all manner of headphones with ease.

Stay connected

The ZEN CAN Signature MZ99 offers stereo RCA and 3.5mm single-ended inputs, plus a balanced 4.4mm Balanced input. There is also a 4.4mm balanced output so you can connect to power amps equipped with a balanced input.

It features a pair of headphone outputs – a 6.3mm output for headphones that have a standard single-ended connector (compatible with all headphones) and a 4.4mm Balanced output for headphones offering balanced connection.

An increasing number of high-quality headphones and in-ear monitors either come so equipped or give the option of detaching the cable and upgrading to a 4.4mm Balanced connector, and this output makes the most of them (it is particularly recommended for high-impedance headphones).

99 CLASSICS

The Meze 99 Classics delivers perfect natural sound even to the pickiest of audio lovers. The walnut wood earcups, soft earpads, and the spring steel headband will make the 99 Classics an heirloom rather than just a pair of headphones. 

ONE OF A KIND HEADPHONES

Just like fingerprints, wood grain is as unique, thus making each pair of Meze Headphone a one of a kind. You will love how they feel in your hands. Sturdy built and precise assembly. The ear cups are made with a satin finished wood grain. Put them on, sit back, and enjoy your favorite sound of plucked strings, upbeat grooves or thumping beats while still looking classy.

PREMIUM SOUND DESIGNED FOR THOSE WHO KNOW

We're taking headphone design to a new level by combining modern with hand crafted design, using natural materials and focusing on delivering the best premium sound. Our aim is to change the perception of headphones as technical devices or as cheap plastic accessories and create a mature product to fall in love with.

WOOD TECHNOLOGY

The choice of wood is an inherently difficult one. The rich colors of walnut require the use of air drying, a long and expensive procedure. The process of shaping just a single pair of earcups takes up to 8 hours. The whole process of sanding, lacquering, and finishing lasts 45 days. The wooden components are carefully inspected and no flaws are permitted to reach the final assembly.

FULLY SERVICEABLE

We aimed for perfection in every component we designed. CNC carved wood ear cups, cast zinc alloy hardware with electroplated coating, stamped manganese spring steel headband, memory foam and soft PU leather are the materials your hands and eyes will get to enjoy. No plastic here for you to see. Besides the usual warranty everybody is offering, we guarantee that the 99s are serviceable if any parts would ever need to be replaced because we built these headphones to last.
99 Classics adjustable headband

Discomfort:
Meze's solution - A headband that delivers even pressure for any head size

Sound isolation:
Meze's solution - using medium density memory foam ear-pads

No glue, just nuts and bolts The metal hardware is cast zinc and manganese spring steel

Each wooden ear-cup of the 99 Classics is precision carved on a CNC machine and then hand finished and polished.

Features & Specs Line Circle

ACTIVE EQ
Adjusts the treble for more vivaciousness
HIGH END CIRUIT DEISGN
Class A output stage from the Pro range Drives 15V / 385mW @ 600 Ohm
XSPACE
This opens up your music to give you the spaciousness of a live-concert atmosphere
GAIN
0dB, 6dB, 12dB and 18dB
CABLES
1.2m thread Kevlar OFC with Mic and remote
3m thread Kevlar OFC
CASE
Hard EVA carrying pouch
Cable pouch
ACTIVE EQ
Adjusts the treble for more vivaciousness
HIGH END CIRUIT DEISGN
Class A output stage from the Pro range Drives 15V / 385mW @ 600 Ohm
XSPACE
This opens up your music to give you the spaciousness of a live-concert atmosphere
GAIN
0dB, 6dB, 12dB and 18dB
CABLES
1.2m thread Kevlar OFC with Mic and remote
3m thread Kevlar OFC
CASE
Hard EVA carrying pouch
Cable pouch

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Line Circle

Together in perfect harmony

TheZEN CAN Signature MZ99and theMeze 99 Classicsare the perfect pair for those just starting their audiophile journey. The ZEN CAN Signature MZ99 has a carefully calibrated EQ curve to compliment the Meze 99 Classics. It adjusts the treble for more ‘vivaciousness’ and enhances the mid-low bass to extract the last drop of sonic goodness from these already musical headphones.

TheMeze 99 Classicsdelivers perfect natural sound even to the pickiest of audio lovers. The walnut wood earcups, soft earpads, and spring steel headband make the 99 Classics an heirloom rather than just a pair of headphones.

The majestic Mezes

The original ZEN CAN, our all-analogue headphone amplifier, had the ability to drive tough headphone loads with a balanced circuit design, vanishingly low levels of distortion and exceptional sonics. However, there was one more headphone we thought deserved the ActiveEQ treatment – the Meze 99 Classics.

We love this headphone and know it works well with our gear but we just wanted to push its performance as far as we could.

iFi’s ActivEQ

Our ActivEQ feature combines active and passive components to create a specific EQ curve to suit a particular pair of headphones. This is performed in the analogue domain without adding any additional noise or distortion.

The Meze 99 Classics are revered the world over for their exceptional tonality and dynamic expression – they are loved by artists and audio enthusiasts alike. The ZEN CAN Signature MZ99, with the perfectly matched ActivEQ mode, adjusts the treble for more ‘vivaciousness’, and the enhanced mid-low bass extracts the last drop of sonic goodness from the Meze 99 Classics.

The Meze 99 Classics & ZEN CAN Signature MZ99 performance is simply magnificent.

99 is the magic number

Selecting the MZ99 button on the ZEN CAN Signature MZ99 calibrates its signal to complement the headphone’s response characteristics right across the frequency range. This then tunes its performance to work with Meze 99 headphones.

The ZEN CAN Signature MZ99 does not only work with the Meze 99 Classics, but also with the Meze 99 Neo and the Meze 99 by Drop.

As with our previous ZEN CAN Signature models, this feature can be switched on or off. Without ActivEQ engaged, the ZEN CAN Signature MZ99’s performance will bring out the best in all other headphones and in-ear monitors.

Gain, set, match

The ZEN CAN Signature MZ99 has four gain settings in six dB steps – 0dB, 6dB, 12dB and 18db. We’ve called this PowerMatch.

This enables the amp to precisely suit the connected headphones. Unity gain (0dB) is useful to ensure low noise with sensitive in-ear monitors, while the higher gain settings make the most of tougher headphone loads, delivering excellent dynamic headroom.

XSpace

This analogue processing mode compensates for the ‘in-head localisation’ effect that can occur when using headphones to listen to music that was mixed using a pair of speakers.

It widens the headphone soundstage to deliver a more spacious and speaker-like experience.

Balanced is better

The ZEN CAN Signature MZ99’s circuitry is a balanced, symmetrical dual-mono design – a topology usually reserved for high-end headphone amps – with a number of key elements trickled down from the discrete Class A circuitry developed for iFi’s flagship headphone amplifier, the Pro iCAN.

Key components have been upgraded to enhance performance in line with the improvements made to the ZEN CAN Signature MZ99, including the use of Panasonic OS-CON and Elna Silmic II capacitors.

A ‘meze’ ing

The amp provides magnificent drive capability, delivering 1600mW (7.2V) into 32 ohms from the single-ended output, with 15V+ available to loads of 600 ohms or more through the balanced output.

The ZEN CAN Signature MZ99 delivers monumentally low distortion, rich sonic detail, and mesmerising dynamics and the ability to drive all manner of headphones with ease.

Stay connected

The ZEN CAN Signature MZ99 offers stereo RCA and 3.5mm single-ended inputs, plus a balanced 4.4mm Balanced input. There is also a 4.4mm balanced output so you can connect to power amps equipped with a balanced input.

It features a pair of headphone outputs – a 6.3mm output for headphones that have a standard single-ended connector (compatible with all headphones) and a 4.4mm Balanced output for headphones offering balanced connection.

An increasing number of high-quality headphones and in-ear monitors either come so equipped or give the option of detaching the cable and upgrading to a 4.4mm Balanced connector, and this output makes the most of them (it is particularly recommended for high-impedance headphones).

99 CLASSICS

The Meze 99 Classics delivers perfect natural sound even to the pickiest of audio lovers. The walnut wood earcups, soft earpads, and the spring steel headband will make the 99 Classics an heirloom rather than just a pair of headphones. 

ONE OF A KIND HEADPHONES

Just like fingerprints, wood grain is as unique, thus making each pair of Meze Headphone a one of a kind. You will love how they feel in your hands. Sturdy built and precise assembly. The ear cups are made with a satin finished wood grain. Put them on, sit back, and enjoy your favorite sound of plucked strings, upbeat grooves or thumping beats while still looking classy.

PREMIUM SOUND DESIGNED FOR THOSE WHO KNOW

We're taking headphone design to a new level by combining modern with hand crafted design, using natural materials and focusing on delivering the best premium sound. Our aim is to change the perception of headphones as technical devices or as cheap plastic accessories and create a mature product to fall in love with.

WOOD TECHNOLOGY

The choice of wood is an inherently difficult one. The rich colors of walnut require the use of air drying, a long and expensive procedure. The process of shaping just a single pair of earcups takes up to 8 hours. The whole process of sanding, lacquering, and finishing lasts 45 days. The wooden components are carefully inspected and no flaws are permitted to reach the final assembly.

FULLY SERVICEABLE

We aimed for perfection in every component we designed. CNC carved wood ear cups, cast zinc alloy hardware with electroplated coating, stamped manganese spring steel headband, memory foam and soft PU leather are the materials your hands and eyes will get to enjoy. No plastic here for you to see. Besides the usual warranty everybody is offering, we guarantee that the 99s are serviceable if any parts would ever need to be replaced because we built these headphones to last.
99 Classics adjustable headband

Discomfort:
Meze's solution - A headband that delivers even pressure for any head size

Sound isolation:
Meze's solution - using medium density memory foam ear-pads

No glue, just nuts and bolts The metal hardware is cast zinc and manganese spring steel

Each wooden ear-cup of the 99 Classics is precision carved on a CNC machine and then hand finished and polished.

Features & Specsdown arrow

Features & Specs Line Circle

ACTIVE EQ
Adjusts the treble for more vivaciousness
HIGH END CIRUIT DEISGN
Class A output stage from the Pro range Drives 15V / 385mW @ 600 Ohm
XSPACE
This opens up your music to give you the spaciousness of a live-concert atmosphere
GAIN
0dB, 6dB, 12dB and 18dB
CABLES
1.2m thread Kevlar OFC with Mic and remote
3m thread Kevlar OFC
CASE
Hard EVA carrying pouch
Cable pouch
ACTIVE EQ
Adjusts the treble for more vivaciousness
HIGH END CIRUIT DEISGN
Class A output stage from the Pro range Drives 15V / 385mW @ 600 Ohm
XSPACE
This opens up your music to give you the spaciousness of a live-concert atmosphere
GAIN
0dB, 6dB, 12dB and 18dB
CABLES
1.2m thread Kevlar OFC with Mic and remote
3m thread Kevlar OFC
CASE
Hard EVA carrying pouch
Cable pouch
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Expert Insight

Line Circle

Their appealing combination of natural warmth and good insight, all-day comfort and classic looks make them an appetising option.

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