Romanian company Meze Audio has expanded its headphone catalogue with the Advar model. The manufacturer has categorized the new product as an IEM (in-ear monitors). Unlike Meze Audio’s full-size planar models, the Advar in-ear monitors are equipped with dynamic drivers. The diameter is quite large at 10.2mm.
The name of the novelty, Antonio Meze, the lead developer and founder of the company, explained it this way: “For the archaic civilizations of Romania, an ADVAR was similar to a talisman or amulet – believed to be all powerful, it was a symbol of the absolute, meant to bring blessing to those who wear it. As descendants of ancient civilizations, we made it our mission to preserve the essence of our culture and pass it on“.
Thus, by purchasing Meze Audio Advar earphones, their owner will also receive a kind of talisman-amulet in ancient Romanian traditions. This is supported by the design of the novelty. It combines black and gold finishes, and the shape and silhouette are inspired, according to Meze Audio, by natural lines.
The stainless steel case follows the natural form of minerals such as hematite. In addition, it is claimed that this shape will allow you to easily insert and remove the earphones, reducing discomfort during prolonged use.
Meze Audio Advar are capable of playing in the frequency range from 10Hz to 30kHz and are a fairly light load for amplifiers, with an impedance of 31ohms. The model comes with a braided silver-plated cable that connects to the earphones using MMCX connectors, and to the source – 3.5mm. Additionally, you can purchase balanced cables with 2.5 and 4.4mm plugs.
In European countries, the price of Meze Audio Advar IEM earphones was 700 euros.
Meze Audio Advar Specifications
- Driver: 10.2mm Dynamic driver
- Frequency Range: 10 Hz – 30 kHz
- Impedance: 31 Ω
- SPL: 111dB/mW
- Distortion: <1% at 1kHz
- Stock cables: MMCX silver-plated cable ending in gold plated 3.5mm
- Upgrade cables (available separately):
MMCX silver plated cable ending in 2.5 mm balanced
MMCX silver plated cable ending in 4.4 mm balanced
- Materials: Solid stainless-steel chassis produced by metal injection molding, with CNC finishing
- Finish: High-gloss Black Chrome plating on main shell