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
In the Box
- 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
Comfort with incredible sound.
I never realized I had treble anxiety on other cans. At certain points in songs I would subconsciously brace myself, but the Empyrean are so smooth it doesn't hurt. Yet they still have great detail.
There may be a better headphone in each category like detail, sound stage, etc, but this is my favorite pair that get near perfect in every category that is important to me.
Did i mention comfort? 8 hours straight comfort.
Great sounding cans: accurate, totally enjoyable. Andrew from Bloom was especially helpful. Highly recommended.
Meze Audio Empyrean | Open-Back Isodynamic Hybrid Planar Headphones