Marking Meze’s first model to incorporate hybrid array driver technology into a closed-back headphone design, portable audio fans are treated to a new benchmark of isodynamic performance with LIRIC.
Meze signature form & function
As with other high-end headphones from Meze Audio, LIRIC’s design is a perfectly executed balance of timeless aesthetics, cutting edge audio technology and the comfort to enable listening sessions as long as one could ask for.
And LIRIC delivers these qualities with remarkable confidence on each front.
LIRIC’s brand new MZ4 driver developed by Rinaro Isodynamics features premium materials, an iso-planar diaphragm with sizeable active area, and dual voice coils (switchback and spiral) configured for the perfect immersive experience.
MZ4 aims to recreate the detail enjoyed in Meze’s higher-end players, such as Empyrean and Elite, all in an expertly scaled compact portable headphone.
Another innovation of the MZ4 is Rinaro’s Phase-X system designed to reduce phase distortion – an issue often exhibited with many closed-back headphones.
Phase-X offers absolute linear phasing, achieving faster transient response decay, revealing the original spatial image and allowing listeners to enjoy material as if it were being recorded directly around them.
Lightweight breathable design
LIRIC features a lightweight magnesium frame perfect for headphones on the go, whilst its padded headband cushions are symmetrically configured with a cross-shaped cushion divider for ease of airflow which avoids overheating while the headphones are worn.
Features Meze Liric
- Closed-back isodynamic headphone
- Rinaro Isodynamics driver technology
- New MZ4 hybrid array driver
- Ultra high resolution / low distortion
- Lightweight driver design
- Easy to drive at 30 ohm impedance
- Phase-X™ linear phasing technology
- Ovoid earcups for maximum coverage and comfort
Specifications Meze Liric
Rinaro Isoynamic Hybrid Array MZ4
Operating Principle: Closed
Ear Coupling: Circumaural
Driver Size: 92 x 63mm
Active Area: 3507 mm2
Frequency Response: 4 Hz – 92 kHz
Impedance: 30 ohm
Nominal SPL: 100 dB (1 mW / 1 kHZ)
Max SPL: 130 dB
THD: < 0.15%
Weight: 390g approx
Driver Shape: Ovoid
Driver Weight: 71g
Casing: Fibreglass reinforced polymer