Meze 11 Deco In-Ear Headphones [Review]

meze-11-deco-4.jpg While researching Meze headphones on their site it states:

Meze is a luxury lifestyle audio brand that focuses on headphones and earphones. Meze 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 timeless, classic 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 thing: our passion for perfect sound.

Did Meze succeed in their mission? Meze headphones sent over a pair of their Meze 11 Deco’s at no cost for review –all thoughts and opinions are my own.

First Impressions

The first noticeable thing about the Meze 11 Deco’s is the smell, they are handcrafted with aluminum and beech wood into a very stylish pair of earphones. When you deal with a lot of plastic and the like type headphones real wood takes some getting used to.

Once I got over it I noticed the Meze 11 Deco’s are a classy looking pair of in-ear headphones that remind me of a pair of hand crafted drums- curvaceous and sexy.

Sound Quality

The sound is much better than I expected. The wood helps reproduce crisp natural sound. When testing out with the song Do You by Heather B the mids did sound a bit muffled or in other words sounded like it was holding back. Do You is a rap song with heavy bass and an in your face track that not most earphones of any kind can always truly relay.

In other songs like Bedroom Bully by Busy Signal, Rats by Rainy Milo and Higher Ground by TNGHT the 11 Deco’s didn’t disappoint. I will say that at any volume there was no distortion and the bass and treble was very clear. I did find that it’s safest to keep the volume at about 50% any higher feels like you’re killing your ear drums which I’m sure doesn’t bother some but it’s not safe *mom voice*

Tech Specs

For the people that need more techie specs here are a few:

  • Speaker size: 8mm Neodymium
  • Frequency response:17Hz-25KHz
  • Sensitivity: 101+/-2dB At 1KHz1mW
  • Impedance: 14 Ohm
  • Rated input power: 3mW.
  • Plug: 3.5mm gold-plated

Final Thoughts

“The Deco range is a synthesis of modern design and traditional elements featuring technical and aesthetic excellence.”

Couldn’t have said it better myself. These in-ears were a shock to me – not only did they fit perfectly with the smallest silicon ear tips (of the 3 provided) but the microphone on the cord was crystal clear when on calls.

The EVA case is simple as is the overall look of the Meze 11 Deco’s simple with a lot of attention to detail. Definitely not a pair that’s only good for a season but for a lifetime. Add in the fact that you can pick them up on their site for $79.