Meze Audio Launches ALBA: Affordable, High-Quality In-Ear Headphones

Meze Audio Launches ALBA: Affordable, High-Quality In-Ear Headphones

By: CE Critic


Meze Audio, a renowned name in the world of high-quality headphones, today announced the launch of ALBA, a new addition to their expanding portfolio of headphones. True to its Romanian translation, ALBA signifies "first light," and aims to illuminate the path for those seeking a heightened audio experience. Designed as an accessible entry point into Meze's growing collection, ALBA beautifully embodies the brand's signature design language while prioritizing comfort, noise isolation, and an immersive listening experience.

Bridging the Gap Between Accessibility and Quality

ALBA serves as a bridge between the existing in-ear headphone market and Meze Audio's acclaimed collection. Its meticulously tuned sound profile boasts a neutral balance with a touch of warmth, reminding listeners of the timeless virtues of wired earphones. ALBA's resilient construction, achieved through the combination of zinc alloy and anodized aluminum parts, strikes a harmonious balance between durability and an elegant, lustrous pearl appearance.

Compatibility and Connectivity

ALBA is designed to be a versatile audio companion, seamlessly integrating with a wide array of music sources. Whether you're using the latest iPhone, a smartphone with USB-C connectivity, or a device with a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack, ALBA's gold-plated 3.5mm connector ensures compatibility. To enhance the listening experience on USB-C devices, ALBA includes a custom-made USB-C adapter with a built-in Digital to Analogue Converter (DAC), which boosts sound quality and guarantees an immersive audio journey.

A Product of Passion and Understanding

"ALBA came to fruition through a combination of factors," explains Vlad Toca, product manager at Meze Audio. "My musical background, daily interaction with our customers, and personal experience as an audiophile for over a decade have given me a deep understanding of what people expect from a truly immersive listening experience. ALBA is designed for those who march to the beat of their own drum, for the curious and the free-spirited. It's a perfectly accessible and qualitative introduction into the world of elevated audio enjoyment."

Technical Specifications and Design

ALBA's impressive sound profile is powered by a 10.8mm dynamic driver and boasts a frequency range of 15-25kHz. It delivers a robust sound pressure level (SPL) of 109dB, ensuring a punchy and engaging listening experience. To cater to individual preferences and ensure optimal comfort and portability, ALBA comes with specially designed silicone ear tips in four different sizes (S, M, L, XL).

Pricing and Availability

ALBA earphones will be available for order starting June 20, 2024, exclusively through mezeaudio.com. Priced at $159/€159/£139, ALBA presents a compelling entry point into the Meze Audio portfolio, offering exceptional value and an invitation to explore a world of elevated audio enjoyment. We look forward to the reviews and CE Critic Score.