Meze Audio Liric 2nd Generation


Macassar ebony wood adorns the ear cups, extending an invitation to connect with the feeling of warmth that only Mother Nature can provide

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Meze Audio Liric 2nd Generation

Meze Audio Liric 2nd Generation

As time flows, change is always accompanying it.

The only permanent element in this universe is impermanence.

Within it is the opportunity to grow and change for the better.

This is the evolution of the LIRIC headphones.


Transcending in time is an art form embraced by few, an art of patience and thoughtfulness.

LIRIC, their closed-back isodynamic headphone is turning the page on a new chapter, enhancing its essence while introducing a richer sound and refined tuning.

Macassar ebony wood adorns the ear cups, extending an invitation to connect with the feeling of warmth that only Mother Nature can provide.

Merging form with function, the ear pads have been re-engineered for effortless maintenance, now adopting a detachable magnetic design.

The art of evolution means to change with a familiar note.


“We knew from the very beginning that there is great potential for evolution sound-wise.

It was a long process to determine the exact areas of improvement, but we had an ace up our sleeve – our faithful community’s feedback. 

Looks like we’re starting to develop a symbiotic relationship here, which, to be completely honest, feels like the right thing to do.”

– Alex Grigoraș, Acoustic Engineer


The sound of the LIRIC has been refined with the help of their community’s feedback, and it now falls in between a balanced and a warm profile.

This means you get a mix of clear and accurate audio, with a touch of warmth for added depth.


Tuned for life

The Quarter Wavelength Resonator Mask is a precision-crafted metal component that strategically covers select openings in the driver frame, to effectively attenuate high-frequency peaks above 7kHz for a less fatiguing listening experience.


Coming from a tradition of Maramures craftsmanship, Meze decided to preserve the design language of the first generation of LIRIC, but warm it up with the introduction of wood.

This journey they embarked on led them to discover the most potent fit in Macassar ebony – a heavy, dense, aesthetically pleasing hardwood known for its deep, rich brown coloration punctuated by intricate golden-brown stripes


Designed for life

In the spirit of natural evolution, LIRIC joins the Meze Audio family of products with detachable magnetic ear pads.

This design choice ultimately translates into enhanced reliability and serviceability, characteristics that audiophiles and music enthusiasts worldwide have grown accustomed to.


Meze Premium cable

Their premium hand-braided copper cable now serves as the stock cable for LIRIC.

They have focused their efforts towards enhancing the listening experience, offering a 4.4 mm termination premium cable suitable for most portable headphone amplifiers, as well as a 3 m soft TPE cable with a 3.5 mm jack, ideal for home headphone setups.


To allow for optimal ear cup chamber pressure and better airflow control, their finely tuned Pressure Equalisation System is present on the LIRIC.

It has also been upgraded to achieve a smoother transition from the bass frequency region into the low midrange.


Comfortable Headphones

To the already optimal blend of materials came the striped ebony wood, solidifying LIRIC’s role in the world as a refined work of art in the chapter of material choices alone.

Gradual development was the key to achieving this formidable fusion of leather, wood, and metal.

Staying true to their ‘no-compromise’ mindset, this new build is just as flexible and resistant to shock, wear, and oxidation.

The effect of this premium selection echoes across multiple sensory dimensions: a lightweight, lovely-to-the-touch, easily adjustable headphone that will stand the test of time for generations.


Rinaro Isodynamics was founded in Ukraine during the Cold War to research acoustic technology and has been innovating in planar magnetics for over 30 years.

They expanded with new R&D and manufacturing facilities in Ukraine and Poland, which were instrumental in developing Isodynamic Hybrid Array technology used in Empyrean, Elite and Liric headphones.


LIRIC features the state-of-the-art technology developed by Rinaro, re-engineered for day-to-day use.

The MZ4 Isodynamic Hybrid Array driver was purposefully scaled down and tuned to deliver a similar audio experience with its larger counterparts found in the Empyrean II and Elite.

Combined with the closed-back design, it helps preserve the original clarity and emotion of your favourite music through enhanced sound and minimised external noise.

Each driver is entirely hand-assembled and tested by in Rinaro’s industrial facility in Ukraine.

Specifications; Meze Audio Liric 2nd Generation

Specifications; Meze Audio Liric 2nd Generation



Driver Type

Rinaro Isodynamic Hybrid Array® MZ4

Geometrical Shape


Operating Principle



92 mm x 63 mm

Ear Coupling


Driver Weight

71 g

Frequency Response

4 – 92.000 Hz


Fibreglass reinforced polymer


61 Ω

Diaphragm Type

Rinaro Isoplanar®[MZ4]


100 dB (1 mW / 1 kHz)

Active Area

3.507 mm2

Maximum SPL

> 130 dB

Diaphragm Weight

0.08 g

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)

< 0,15%

Acoustic Mass

6.5 kg/m4


427 g

Lower Frequency Limit

4 Hz

Upper Frequency Limit

92,000 Hz

Liric 2 Audio Venue


Meze Audio

Meze Audio It all started when Antonio was searching for a pair of headphones that he could relate to, in the same way he felt connected to his Fender Stratocaster guitar. An object to pour his passion for music in. An object full of personality and life, which also incorporates the attributes of a high-end technology. Meze Audio was founded in 2011 in Baia Mare, Romania. They started small, acquiring knowledge by experimenting with parts already on the market, searching and researching for the right materials and engineering solutions in the quest for the perfect sound and feel. Their breakthrough year was 2015, when, after many years of development, the 99 Classics were launched. They keep receiving awards and nominations that are beyond anyone’s expectations and are placing the 99 at the top of its category. Today all their models, headphones and earphones, are developed in-house from the ground up, in the spirit of our original 'no-compromise' vision. OBSESSING WITH QUALITY IN SOUND AND BUILD, They create high-end headphones, so they obsess about sound quality. Every aspect counts. The engineering, choice of materials, the precision of craftsmanship, the reliability are all equally important. We also make parts easily replaceable. All of these to ensure that a feeling of trust will accompany your every interaction with a Meze Meze Audio - VIVID AND IMMERSIVE. The sound signature is tuned for long listening sessions same as the ergonomics: clarity without harshness, freshness without fatigue. Meze Audio know a headphone is complete when it makes you forget about the outside world and takes you for a dive into the universe of your own feelings.


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