AT A GLANCE
Extraordinary build quality
Doesn’t fold for compact storage
It’s easy to be distracted by the Meze 99 Classics’ good looks, but they’re also great-sounding headphones.
Call me shallow, but I fell deeply in love with the Meze Classics 99 headphones even before I heard them. Those precision carved, hand-finished, solid wood earcups, stainless steel headband, self-adjusting headband strap, and sumptuous earpads all lend a luxury feel to the design, though the price is solidly affordable. No other headphones near the price look and feel like the 99 Classics.