Meze Empyrean

£2,699.00

What originally started as a state-funded initiative with a focus on innovation has now entered into a new chapter of audio progression

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Meze Empyrean

Meze Empyrean

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, they have allowed themselves 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 they did with Empyrean.

They pushed and refined industry standards and achieved a true game changer for audiophiles.”

Antonio Meze, Lead designer and Founder Meze Audio

Meze Empyrean Copper

Meze Empyrean is the product of two passionate companies coming together to explore what is possible beyond their individual capabilities.

The result is a no-compromise headphone embodying Meze’s daring aesthetic and user-centered design approach and Rinaro’s experience in research and development within the field of planar magnetics.

Rinaro, a progressive audio company, has at the heart of its technology an R&D team that has been at the forefront of planar magnetic development since the 1980’s.

What originally started as a state-funded initiative with a focus on innovation has now entered into a new chapter of audio progression with the opening of a cutting-edge industrial facility in Ukraine.

HYBRID MAGNET ARRAY

HYBRID MAGNET ARRAY 
Symmetrically placed on each side of the diaphragm, our neodymium magnets are specifically arranged into a Hybrid Array to create efficient Isodynamic magnetic field required for a uniform activation across the whole diaphragm surface.

FRAME
Fiberglass infused ABS

RINARO ISOPLANAR® DIAPHRAGM
Weighing only 0.16 g while
having 4650 mm² of active area.

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

Meze Empyrean Black

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 of audio reproduction is 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

AUDIBLE BENEFITS OF A DUAL DRIVEN SYSTEM

 

One of the problems with conventional planar magnetic arrays is coming from reflected signals entering the ear canal with different time delays, thereby worsening the focus of 3D sound imaging.

Combining different voice coil configurations makes it possible to create a better sound intensity distribution across the sound wavefront at high frequencies when directed at the auricle and ear canal.

ISOPLANAR® DIAPHRAGM MATERIAL
The diaphragm is manufactured from a custom developed isotropic thermally stabilized polymer with a conductive layer.

Through unique processing methods, an ultralight yet rigid diaphragm has been achieved.

SWITCHBACK COIL
The switchback coil is more efficient at reproducing lower frequencies and is positioned in the upper part of the driver.

SPIRAL COIL
The spiral coil is more efficient at reproducing middle-high frequencies and is positioned directly over the ear canal enabling more direct sound waves to enter the ear without any time delays.

AN ERGONOMIC APPROACH LEADS TO A NEW WAY OF THINKING

Anatomically designed ovate earcups
Anthropometric earpad design

ISOMAGNETIC® EARCUP TO EARPAD COUPLING TECHNOLOGY

An innovative feature is the Isomagnetic® ear cup attachment which utilises the demagnetizing field generated by the driver to hold the ear cup in place whilst also redirecting the magnetic field back into the driver and improving driver efficiency.

Magnetic field shielding

The ferromagnetic ear pads decrease the magnetic stray field affecting the listeners head.

Increase in driver efficiency

Patented ferromagnetic plates channel the magnetic field back into the driver, increasing output.

Invisible locking system

Innovative use of the magnetic field of the drivers to fix the earcups in place.

STRAY FIELD REDUCTION FROM ISOMAGNETIC® PLATE COUPLING

Patented ferromagnetic plates channel the demagnetizing field back into the driver increasing efficiency by 1db or 12% and deflect 95% of stray fields away from the head

ISODYNAMIC DRIVER MANUFACTURED BY RINARO

Each driver has been hand assembled and tested in an industrial facility in Ukraine.

FULLY SERVICEABLE

A core belief of Meze is to create products that last.

The Meze Empyrean is no different: from the replaceable earpads to the high-performance materials used, every part on the headphone chassis is available to be serviced and disassembled by their skilled team.

ACCESSORIES

Meze Empyrean Case

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
or
– 1.2m OFC cable, 4pin mini XLR plugs ending with 3.5 jack connector
or
– 2.5m OFC cable, 4pin mini XLR plugs ending with 4 pin XLR connector

*Vegan option available upon request.

SPECIFICATIONS Meze Empyrean

Driver – Rinaro Isodynamic Hybrid Array

Operating – 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 – 430g

 MZ3 DRIVER SPECIFICATIONS

 Geometrical Shape – Ovoid

Size – 102mm x 73mm

 Weight 82g

 Casing – Fibreglass infused ABS

 Diaphragm

 Type – Rinaro ISOPLANAR®

 Active Area – 4650 mm2

 Weight – 0.16g

 Acoustic Mass – 10.7kg/ m4

 Lower Frequency Limit – 4Hz

 Upper-Frequency Limit – 110.000Hz

 Magnet Array

 MAGNET ARRAY •

Type – Isodynamic

 Size – 75mm x 49mm

 Magnetic Flux – 0.35T

 WARRANTY PERIOD: 2 YEARS

 

Brand

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.

Additional information

Options

1.2m OFC Cable with 3.5mm jack, 2.5m OFC Cable with 6.3 Jack, 2.5m OFC cable with XLR Connector

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