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 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
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.
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
Total harmonic distortion (THD) measures under 0.1% in the whole frequency range
Reduced driver weight designed to create a headphone that offers prolonged listening sessions
Ergonomically shaped driver structure with an increased active area
Upper-frequency limit of audio reproduction is 110,000 Hz
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.
The switchback coil is more efficient at reproducing lower frequencies and is positioned in the upper part of the driver.
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.
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.
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.
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
Casing – Fibreglass infused ABS
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 •
Type – Isodynamic
Size – 75mm x 49mm
Magnetic Flux – 0.35T
WARRANTY PERIOD: 2 YEARS