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Meze Audio

Meze Empyrean II Flagship Planar Headphones

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Updated April 8, 2024

Your gateway to sonic paradise. Building upon the legacy of its predecessor, Meze's Empyrean II emerges as a symphony of artistry, innovation, and craftmanship.

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"When we first talked about creating the second generation of Empyrean, I knew it would be far from easy. With many ideas in mind, I reached out to our community, eager to gather their feedback in any way I could. I wanted to dive into their hearts and minds, to understand their expectations, and so their input is what shaped the path toward Empyrean II. What followed was a test of patience and precision. At first, the possibilities seemed endless, but reality showed us that only a few of our plans were feasible. We made a lot of revisions to discover the right proportions and materials that would deliver the sound signature we aimed for."

Alex Girgoras, Acoustic Engineer

Artistry & Craftsmanship

Beautiful in both form and texture, Empyrean II is an experience for the senses. A natural step forward from Meze's first ever planar magnetic headphone, Empyrean II retains all the beloved elements of its iconic predecessor, with an added touch of sonic and sculptural elegance. Crafted with precision via CNC milling, Empyrean II’s aluminum frame features a sleek black matte finish and a redesigned grill that draws inspiration from the bold and timeless art deco patterns. In the center of the all-black frame, a silver accent casts a radiant glow.

Meze x Rinaro

Empyrean II emerges as the fruitful collaboration of two passionate companies that set out to explore uncharted territories. Meze's engineering team has masterfully harnessed the power of Rinaro's Isodynamic Hyprid Array Driver to reach a new world of sound.

Sonic Mastery Reimagined

 For the second-generation model, Meze Audio’s specialists have further refined the exceptional Isodynamic Hybrid Array driver design from Rinaro Isodynamics, delivering a step-change performance. The goal was to enhance the headphones’ ability to reproduce fine details and achieve a more neutral sound signature, all the while preserving the original Empyrean's “easy to listen to” character. Using ingenious tuning methods, Meze's team revealed new possibilities in terms of resolution and detail retrieval, achieving a cleaner and more accurate representation of audio.

Unbounded Comfort

With Empyrean II, your music takes center stage. Following Meze's highest standard for comfort, with a purpose-built structure that minimizes weight and pressure, this headphone instantly adapts to the shape of your head. This highly acclaimed synergy of ergonomics and premium materials guarantees more than just exceptional sound - it allows you to enjoy uninterrupted hours of music, without any discomfort.

Your Sound, Your Choice

Empyrean II comes with two sets of earpads, included for the ultimate sound customization, Duo and Angled Alcantara: 

-Crafted from a precise blend of premium leather and Alcantara, the Duo Earpads introduce a contemporary dimension to the signature sound profile of Empyrean II. With leather forming the base half and Alcantara covering the rest, these earpads deliver a harmonious tonal balance that resonates across all music genres.

-Made of soft foam coated with Alcantara, with a fine protective mesh on the grill, the angled earpads excel at rendering intricate details and nuances in your recordings. The angled shape creates more space inside the earpad, which translates to an airier sound signature, with cleaner bass and improved presence in the mid-range frequency.

Change Your Sound

Rinaro’s Isomagnetic® coupling technology makes switching earpads a breeze. It utilizes the demagnetizing field generated by the driver to secure the earcup in place, while simultaneously redirecting the magnetic field back into the driver, thereby enhancing efficiency.

Fully Serviceable

Meze believes in creating products that last. Empyrean II is no different: every part of the headphone chassis can be disassembled and serviced with ease, if ever needed.

What's in the Box

• Meze Empyrean II

• Case: High-strength ABS plastic suitcase with foam inserts and leather handle

• One Pair Angled Alcantara® Earpads

• One Pair Duo Earpads

• Cable type: Premium Silver-Plated or Copper PCUHD

• Connector type: 2.5 mm, 3.5 mm (1/8 in), 4.4 mm, 6.3 mm (1/4 in), 4 pin XLR

Technical Specs

• Driver Type: Rinaro Isodynamic Hybrid Array®

• Frequency Response: 8 – 110,000 Hz

• Impedance 32Ω

• Sensitivity: 105 dB SPL @ 1 V, 1 kHz

• Maximum SPL - >130 dB

• Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) <%0.5 (in the whole frequency range)

• Weight: ~385 g (without earpads)



About Meze Audio

Antonio Meze and his company have taken the headphone world by storm with their flagship Empyrean, one of the most anticipated headphones in years, and their walnut 99 Classic series are appreciated even by casual listeners.