Meze Empyrean is a high-quality audiophile open-back headphone, it is highly acclaimed and is considered to be one of the worlds best headphones.
A blend of premium materials, exquisite craftsmanship and detailing that’s unmistakably Meze, Empyrean is one of the most technologically innovative planar magnetic headphones in the world.
“Empyrean was born from passion, curiosity and innovation. As a business, we have allowed ourselves the freedom to experiment and take risks in search of the perfect sound. To generate something truly remarkable, one must dare to explore, and that’s what we did with Empyrean. We pushed and refined industry standards and achieved a true game changer for audiophiles.”
Antonio Meze, Lead designer and Founder Meze Audio
HYBRID ARRAY DRIVER ADVANTAGES
Combines two independently shaped voice coils within the same diaphragm delivering more selective acoustic performance to the various areas within the structure of the ear.
ACCURATE REPRODUCTION: Total harmonic distortion (THD) measures under 0.1% in the whole frequency range
LIGHTWEIGHT: Reduced driver weight designed to create a headphone that offers prolonged listening sessions
ERGONOMIC SHAPE: Ergonomically shaped driver structure with an increased active area
ULTRA-HIGH-RESOLUTION AUDIO: Upper-frequency limit audio reproduction 110,000 Hz
ULTRA EFFICIENT: 100db@1mw/1kHz High performance without needing amplification
PATENT PENDING ISODYNAMIC HYBRID ARRAY DRIVER: World’s first in planar magnetic headphones
Meze Empyrean Driver combines individual switchback and spiral-shaped voice coils, their unique shapes allowing sound to be targeted with more accuracy around the natural form of the ear. This unique combination generates an increased exposure of direct sound wave frequencies over the 10kHz range and improves imaging and localization by decreasing the impact of shortwave time delays caused by diffused field reflections.
To create an audiophile headphone that is powerful yet light the driver needed to maximize power output while reducing weight as much as possible.
Weight was minimised by optimising a magnet structure around an ovoid shape that fits the ear more closely. Power output was increased through the use of a completely bespoke coil and magnet array design that optimised the active usable area of the driver within its ovoid shape.
Suspension wings increase the leather headrest’s contact surface area with your head and relieve uncomfortable pressure points, offering additional comfort, even when used for a longer period of time.
This revolutionary patent pending concept sets a new standard in combining true natural sound with the enjoyment of wearing your favourite headphone for hours on end.
- Case: High-strength aluminum suitcase with foam inserts
- Two sets of earpads included: one real leather, one Alcantara
- Cable options:
– 2.5m OFC cable, 4pin mini XLR plugs ending with 6.3 jack connector
– 1.2m OFC cable, 4pin mini XLR plugs ending with 3.5 jack connector
– 2.5m OFC cable, 4pin mini XLR plugs ending with 4 pin XLR connector
*Vegan option available upon request.
MEZE EMPYREAN TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Driver Type: Rinaro Isodynamic Hybrid Array
Operating Principle: Open
Ear Coupling : Circumaural
Frequency Response: 4 – 110,000 Hz
Impedance: 31,6 Ω
Nominal SPL: 100 dB (1 mW / 1 kHz)
Maximum SPL: > 130 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):< 0.1%
Weight:~ 430 g
MZ3 DRIVER SPECIFICATIONS
- PHYSICAL •
Geometrical Shape: Ovoid
Size: 102 mm x 73 mm
Weight: 82 g
Casing: Fibreglass Infused ABS
- DIAPHRAGM •
Type: Rinaro ISOPLANAR®
Active Area: 4650 mm2
Weight: 0.16 g
Acoustic Mass: 10.7 kg/m4
Lower Frequency Limit: 4 Hz
Upper-Frequency Limit: 110.000 Hz
- MAGNET ARRAY •
Size: 75 mm x 49 mm
Magnetic Flux: 0.35 T
WARRANTY PERIOD: 2 YEARS