Meze Empyrean

Over Ear Headphones with Isodynamic Hybrid Array Driver and Open Back, 32 Ohms
Delivery Time
Please choose option
 

Do you have any questions about this article?
+49 30 253 753 0

A TIMELESS STATEMENT OF HI-FI

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 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.

ARCHITECTURE OF THE ISODYNAMIC® HYBRID ARRAY DRIVER

  • FRAME
    Fiberglass infused ABS
  • RINARO ISOPLANAR® DIAPHRAGM
    Weighing only 0.16 g while having 4650 mm² of active area.
  • 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.


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
  • 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.

AN ERGONOMIC APPROACH LEADS TO A NEW WAY OF THINKING
To create an audiophile headphone that is powerful yet light the driver needed to maximize power output while reducing weight as much as possible.

Weight was minimized by optimizing a magnet structure around an ovoid shape that fits the ear more closely. Power output was increased through the use of a completely bespoke coil and magnet array design that optimized the active usable area of the driver within its ovoid shape.

 

Daniel Dimitrov

We have a comprehensive selection of Meze headphones available for demonstration in our studios in Berlin-Kreuzberg. We look forward to your visit!

Model Meze Empyrean
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS  
Driver Type Rinaro Isodynamic Hybrid Array
Operating Principle Open
Ear Coupling Circumaural
Frequency response 4 - 110,000 Hz
Impedance 31,6 Ω
Nominal SPL 100 dB (1 mW/1kHz)
Maximum SPL >130 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) <0.1%
Weight 430 g
MZ3 DRIVER SPECIFICATIONS  
PHYSICAL  
Geometrical shape Ovoid
Size 102 mm x 73 mm
Weight 82 g
Casing Fiberglass Infused ABS
DIAPHRAGM   
Type Rinaro ISOPLANAR®
Active area 4650 mm²
Weight 0,16 g
Acoustic mass 10,7 kg/m4
Lower frequency limit 4 Hz
Upper-frequency limit 110.000 Hz
MAGNET ARRAY   
Type Isodynamic
Size 75 mm x 49 mm
Magnetic Flux 0,35 T
IN THE BOX • Case: High-strength aluminum suitcase with foam inserts
• Two sets of earpads included: one real leather, one Alcantara
• Cable options:
- 3m OFC cable, 4pin mini XLR plugs ending with 6.3 jack
or
- 1.3m OFC cable, 4pin mini XLR plugs ending with 3.5 jack
Your Rating
You're reviewing: Meze Empyrean Please note that customer opinions are unlocked only after examination and may not appear immediately.
Our Store In Berlin

Our Store In Berlin

HiFi im Hinterhof
Großbeerenstraße 65/66
10963 Berlin-Kreuzberg

+49 30 253 753 0
eshop@hifi-im-hinterhof.de

Opening Hours Mon - Fri: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Directions

Opening Hours Mon - Fri: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saxman

We Keep Up With The Latest

Visit Our HiFi & Friends Blog Now