Well constructed, comfy, and a pleasing sound.
I've been following Meze 99 headphones for a while now, and saw this drop as a good opportunity to get a pair with the wood cups at a cheaper price. Overall, I enjoy the customizations for this version. The black hardware is understated and clean looking, and the switch to a single cable with mic is useful for my WFH setup.
The Meze 99's have a clean, pleasing sound with good low end support. While not as bright and "sparkly" as my Grado 125i's, these have a good overall response, and it is nice to have the added privacy from sound leaks with them being a closed back design.
The Meze 99's are also VERY comfortable. I will wear these for 3-4 hours straight while working (listening to music, conference calls, etc), and even until the very end they feel light and well supported on my head.
Lastly, I will impart one word of warning, be careful when moving around in these headphones. The "double metal band" design of the headphones is striking and gives off a very '70s vibe, BUT it is easy to forget that they stick up a ways past your head, and as such can be snagged when reaching for things, moving around, etc. The loud sound you'll hear when you scrape up against a door frame is quite unpleasant, so just be aware of your surroundings.
Would recommend to a friend.