The MEZE AUDIO ALBA bring so much awesomeness for so little money



Treating your years shouldn’t always require you to pay an arm and a leg. There are far too many IEMs (in-ear monitors) that cost hundreds of dollars. Some go over $1,000! What if you want to have a high-quality pair of IEMs without needing to take out a second mortgage on your house? This is where the MEZE AUDIO ALBA come in. This is a set of IEMs with quality that far outweighs the price.

There are several IEMs on the market that will cost you a pretty penny. A good example would be the newly-launched Campfire Audio Fathom. This is a set of IEMs that have quality pouring out of every microphone hole. They’re for people who are on the more premium end of the IEM audiophile spectrum. These retail for $1,049, and they’re worth the money.

However, if you’re a newcomer to the audiophile scene, and you want to get a taste, you probably shouldn’t drop a grand on a pair of monitors. This is where products like the ALBA come in. They bring quality to a price point that’s not quite so scary.

The MEZE AUDIO ALBA are a set of premium (and not pricey) IEMs

Coming in at $159, the ALBA undercut much of the audiophile equipment market. While they’re more expensive than your typical store-shelf headphones, they’re worth so much more than their price. So, what makes these IEMs suitable to be your audiophile onramp? Let’s dive in!

Let’s talk design

Before you get an earful, you’re getting an eyeful. The ALBA are a very pretty set of IEMs. From a distance, it looks like they’re white, but when you look closer, you’ll see this beautiful glittery texture. This texture pervades the entire body of the monitors. They almost look pearlescent.

The design of the actual IEMs is pretty sleek with a unique rounded design. The silver microphone hole gives each IEM character. The same goes for the ring around the plug. It’s a design you can appreciate.

Even at their affordable price, the MEZE AUDIO ALBA IEMs have anodized aluminum components rather than plastic parts. This gives them a premium feeling in the hand and makes them sturdy.

Now, the sound

When it comes to the actual sound, you’re going to be getting some high-quality audio. These IEMs come with a set of drivers custom-tuned to deliver highly detailed sound. What’s neat about the drivers is that they’re designed to give you an all-around neutral sound profile with just a bit of added warmth. This way, you’ll be able to listen to a wide range of content without any issues. The audio will sound natural.

The MEZE AUDIO ALBA are designed to deliver top-notch noise isolation to give you the best possible listening experience. They’ll give you power when you need it along with incredible details.

The sound will be even better if you use the included 3.5mm to USB-C adaptor. The adaptor has a DAC included that pushes a high-quality audio signal to the monitors. Whether you’re using the headphone jack or the USB-C port, you’re going to be getting immersive audio.


Moving onto the specs, these IEMs come with 10.8mm dynamic drivers. They have an SPL of 109 dB SPL/V at 1 kHz, a Frequency Range of 15 Hz – 25 kHz, Distortion of <0.1% at 1 kHz, and an impedance of 32 Ω at 1kHz.

When you order your IEMs, you’ll get a braided 1.2m cable with a 3.5mm headphone tip, a USB-C adaptor, four ear tip sizes (Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large), and a carrying case.

If you’re looking to start your journey to be an audiophile, you’re going to want to start with these IEMs. Your ears (and especially your wallet) will thank you!