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Meze ADVAR | Dynamic Driver IEMs

Regular price$699.00
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Experience the Modern Antiquity of ADVAR, Meze Audio's new Dynamic Driver IEM

  • Features precisely tuned 10.2mm single Dynamic driver
  • Presents as warm and emotional with a natural-feeling attack and decay, excellent for rock and jazz
  • Stylish solid stainless-steel chassis, high-gloss black chrome plating via metal injection molding, CNC finished
  • Easy to drive, pairs well with any device (highly sensitive / low impedance)
  • Silhouette inspired by natural patterns, a rock-solid shape that ensures high stability
  • Extremely comfortable: housing rests lightly on the ear, adjustable ear hooks
  • Now includes Free premium Silver upgrade cable with purchase of a New unit

Meze Audio Advar free upgrade cable

Bloom's Take

ADVAR is an absolutely amazing IEM, and it really does capture aspects of the 99 Classics and Empyrean, distilled into an earphone. If you’re looking for an IEM that excels at pop, rock and jazz, with a warm, emotional presentation, ADVAR should absolutely be on your list, no matter what your budget is.

Read our full review here.


Timeless and Legendary

Reminiscent of a lustrous gem that transports you through a mystical folktale, ADVAR hides a powerful, detailed, lifelike sound behind a uniquely designed stainless steel chassis. A balanced blend of function and beauty, ADVAR is an audiophile-worthy IEM like no other.

“When we developed ADVAR, our goal was to create something meaningful. A piece of audio that’s artful, spiritual, and timeless. I think the result we achieved reflects the spirit of Meze Audio so well.”

- Antonio Meze, Lead Designer & Founder Meze Audio

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Inspired by Romanian Lore

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. Capturing that very essence, this IEM is ready to bring balance to the day-to-day life in the form of harmoniously tuned audio.

ADVAR is a piece of visual and sound art in its own rights, ready to unravel its mysteries piece by piece, with each listening.

Sound that Transcends the Ordinary

With an endearing sound quality that matches various listening preferences, ADVAR delivers audible finesse that leaves no room for compromise.

Inside the shell, a precisely tuned 10.2 mm single dynamic driver creates a warm, dynamic presentation that stays true to Meze Audio’s already established signature sound. The diaphragm offers impressive control all across the frequency range, leaving room to a smooth, velvet-like sound.

Detail wasn’t sacrificed – ADVAR will unveil particularities with incredible accuracy, giving life to new, surprising notes waiting to be discovered in your favorite songs.

ADVAR is easy to drive and pairs well with any device, thanks to its high sensitivity and low impedance. It provides accuracy and fidelity from 10hZ to 30kHz, offering you a mesmerizing listening experience.

Meze Audio Advar with portable digital audio player

A Silhouette Inspired by Natural Patterns

With a form inspired from the rounded surface of raw hematite and intricate curves sculpted with care, the stainless-steel shell features an ergonomically contoured design that allows the earphones to be inserted and removed with ease.

Our long-term search for the optimal fit has led to a rock-solid shape that ensures the highest stability. The housing rests lightly on the ear and, together with the over-ear hooks, reduces discomfort during longer listening sessions. The sinuous design helps enhance the noise isolating properties of the earphone.

Ear tips were carefully selected to provide an optimum, airtight fit and conform easily to your ear’s shape. Developed by Final Audio, the Type E model paired with Advar also brings an improvement to bass tones and reduces harsh tones in the high frequency range.

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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 w/ gold-plated 3.5mm termination
  • Materials: Solid stainless-steel chassis metal injection molding, CNC finished
  • Shell Finish: High-gloss Black Chrome plating

In the Box

  • Meze ADVAR
  • Meze Audio Silver Cable
  • Case
  • Final E-Series Tips (SS/S/M/L/XL)
  • Cleaning tool
  • MMCX Decoupler

Meze Audio Advar with packaging and accessories

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Customer Reviews

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Larbos
Really enjoy

I really enjoy these iem's. They have amazing deep tight bass. They are warm, byt the mids and highs are detailed. Fun iem's to listen to. They have become a favorite.

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M.L.
Infectious

I remember when I first tried the Campfire Andromeda (OG) years ago. I had long been into high end headphones, but was wading into better IEMs. I could've nitpicked, but they were so engaging overall. After a while, though, the fit for me just wasn't there and tonality wasn't what I was looking for long term. A gazillion attempts later at my brain wanting technicalities, but my heart wanting engagement, while my ears really didn't want hot spots after 12 minutes, I, a bit reluctantly, bought the Advar. Because I'd developed so much acuity on ranges, at first I felt like there was a bit of a gap in the upper mid to lower treble and then a tiny spike/splash in the treble. But then, something happened. Brain burn in, whatever. At any price range under $2k, the enjoyment to comfort factor has never been higher for me. It's just so dang fun and engaging. It has just enough dynamics / technicalities that I still appreciate acoustic and tight jazz. But its overall presentation is where this thing sings.

I do use the upgraded 4.4mm Meze cable, which is fantastic. I initially used the Questyle M15, which was first impression amazing. Then I plugged in desktop and it just opened up like crazy. So, I ended up with the Gryphon, because if you do A/B with the M15, you'll definitely notice a difference in soundstage. It truly makes the Advar sound more like headphones. In fact, I'd say they sound more like a better tuned LCD2 Closed (no wonky mids) when doing so. So, that's my $.02. I'm not dumb enough to say "end game", but this one will certainly "pause" my game longer than anything ever has due to sound and comfort, plain and simple.

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