First off we want to thank Meze for sending us these superb earbuds to test out and provide a fair review about the quality, looks and most importantly the sound they can offer. In this edition we will be reviewing the Meze 11 Deco Earbuds that we enjoyed using for about 2 weeks and we must say, they replaced our standard Apple earphones.
To provide a bit of a back story, the Romanian industrial designer Antonio Meze had a concept and a dream that he can create something so unique that would have so much passion and life, a product that would age through time and provide a great sound quality. His dream is really coming to reality as his products speak for themselves.
Described as “more than an electronic gadget… your next favourite accessory.”, the 11 Deco Earbuds are really a great product with high sound quality worthy of its price tag.
But before we talk about price we should go ahead and give the product a more in-depth look.
As you open up the packaging you will be pleasantly surprised to find not only the earbuds, but also a pretty cool case to carry and keep them stored in a safe place. Included in the box are 3 different sizes of silicon ear-tips and a carabiner for easy travel.
Getting the earbuds out of the “shell”, we notice the actual real beech wood used by Meze in their 11 Deco product. Also, worth mentioning is that the cord features a “non-tangle” system that is definitely a big plus.
They are comfortable in ear and don’t cause sore. We tested them throughout our review and we are happy to say that they stayed on even if we ran, jumped or danced.
From the design point of view, the earbuds are really impressive. You can observe the attention to details that Meze put into their product, and this is something you will appreciate especially when the wood will start ageing beautifully.
Talking about sound quality, this is something we were quite impressed. Are the earbuds worth the $79 USD? We really think they do. They feel really good, they sound good and they also provide a unique and awesome look.
2 little unique earbuds that managed to impress us feature some pretty good specs:
-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