Most electronics break down or become obsolete after a few years of use, making them unsuitable to be passed down from generation to generation. Unless we’re talking about the Meze 99 Classics Headphones ($340).
Designed with durability in mind, these headphones skip the usual plastic found in traditional models, using instead high-quality materials, like carved walnut wood for the ear cups, hardware made of cast zinc alloy with electroplated coating, a stamped manganese spring steel headband, and memory foam pads covered in soft PU leather. Each hand-finished & polished pair features a unique grain, meaning no two 99 Classics will look the same, while the absence of glue (just nuts and bolts) makes the headphones “endlessly serviceable,” in case any parts would ever need to be replaced over time.
In addition, the sleek 99’s come with a protective hardcase plus a detachable Kevlar OFC cable, and promise a naturally balanced and crisp audio, free of distortion. This might very well be the only pair of headphones you’ll ever need. If you dig this style, of course.