All models come standard with 6.3mm cable. If you would like a 3.5mm or XLR cable instead, please let us know, we can swap that at no charge.
It's not often that you have one of those "wow, where has this been all my life" moments. Empyrean delivers that. Our office has been abuzz nonstop since the moment we received our demo pair. Beyond jaw-dropping sound, one thing we've come to love the most is the unsurpassed comfort. Meze's unique "suspension wings" increase the headrest’s contact surface area with your head and relieve uncomfortable pressure points exceptionally well. It's one of the very few headphones that can truly be comfortably worn all day.
Ultimately, at its price, despite its beautiful design and superb handmade craftsmanship, the Empyrean is not just a luxury headphone – it's a groundbreaking engineering masterpiece. Our highest recommendation.
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, we have allowed ourselves 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 we did with Empyrean. We pushed and refined industry’ standards and achieved a true game changer for audiophiles.” – Antonio Meze, Lead designer and Founder of Meze Audio
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.
Over 30 years of research and development have led to the creation of the first Isodynamic Hybrid Array driver. Meze Audio have collaborated with Rinaro to create a new standard in planar magnetic audio, the resulting technology being one of the lightest and most advanced planar magnetic drivers on the market.
- Open-back, Circumaural headphones
- Aluminum CNCframe
- Isodynamic Hybrid Array Driver
- Carbon fiber headband
- Pressure distribution wing
- Isomagnetic earpads
- Anthropometric earcup shape
- Driver Type - Isodynamic Hybrid Array -Operating Principle Open Back
- Ear Coupling Circumaural
- Frequency response 4 - 110,000 Hz -Impedance 31,6 Ω
- NominalSPL100 dB(1 mW/1kHz) -Maximum SPL>>130dB
- Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): <0.1% - Weight: ~ 430g
- High-strength aluminum suitcase with foam inserts
- 3m OFC cable, ending with 6.3 jack
- Headphone termination: 2x4pin Mini-XLR
- Two sets of earpads included: one real leather, one Alcantara
"Capable of ethereal highs, moody, passionate mids with superb playback of every subtle vocal inflection and nuance and a bassheads delight for getting heavy, the Empyrean offers something few other headphones at any price point can offer: a complete package in a set of over-ear ‘phones that will play it all without fuss, bottom-end goosing or hyperbole. They’re a dish that delivers on what the menu promises."
"It has a tuning that is both masterful in its subtleties to warrant being termed as a “connoisseurs’ choice’ yet pleasingly musical enough for just about anyone to pick it up and simply enjoy it with just about any genre. I honestly cannot fault its performance from a personal ‘vocal loving level’ and from an objective technical level."
"This is a headphone everyone will still be talking about in 20 years. The Empyrean just is incredibly good and it checks all my boxes, and then some. We’re pretty spoiled when it comes to good gear and good headphones, but this is one is extra special."
99.9% of orders placed before 4pm EDT go out the same day. We ship USPS and UPS. Everything we sell has a free shipping option available other than accessories under $50 and international shipping for the few products we sell outside the US.
For items under $300, free shipping takes 2-4 business days. For items over $300, free priority shipping takes 1-3 business days. For items over $1000, we pretty much always will get it to you within business 2 days. Signature is required upon delivery. We also offer a variety of expedited shipping options.
Tracking info is provided via email as soon as we ship.
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
Speechless. These are true endgame cans for music lovers. I cannot go back to "normal" headphones ever again. The build, quality, attention to detail, innovation, and technology far exceed and surpass the $3K price tag. Hands down no other headfi like this on the market, probably for years to come. Definitely like no other headphone to come in such a beautiful travel case. And the cans alone are a work of art, better spent here than a picture that hangs on a wall gathering dust. Pair these with the equally beautifully and premium crafted Eletech cables and one truly feels like they've reached Empyrean. Folks, it took my wife one song to confirm that I made the right decision and that it's worth every little penny I invested in these. Happy wife, Happy life. Aka even happier husband 🎃
P.S. Special-ordered the keys to the headphone case directly from Meze Audio because I wanted them to be secure while traveling. They don't come with the set. Handcuffs are my own added security option as well.
Meze Audio Empyrean | Open-Back Isodynamic Hybrid Planar Headphones