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Meze Audio Empyrean | Open-Back Isodynamic Hybrid Planar Headphones

Regular price$2,999.00


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**DISCONTINUED: The original Meze Audio Empyrean is sold out and discontinued. Check out Meze's new Empyrean II!

Meze Audio's Empyrean are Flagship Headphones Meant to Capture the Emotion in Your Music

  • Open-back, Circumaural headphone design with Hybrid Isodynamic Planar drivers for a fast, dynamic presentation
  • Born from decades of research into driver technology
  • One of the most comfortable designs available in a flagship headphone with anthropometric earcup design and pressure distribution wing
  • Features Isomagnetic earpads
  • Visually stunning featuring Aluminum CNC frame and Carbon fiber headband

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Bloom's Take

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 luxurious headphone – it's a groundbreaking engineering masterpiece. Our highest recommendation.

Read Our Full Empyrean Review

The Exquisite, Artisan-inspired Empyrean

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, Founder of Meze Audio

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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.

Meze Empyrean


  • Driver: Isodynamic Hybrid Array
  • Operating Principle: Open Back
  • Ear Coupling: Circumaural
  • Headphone Termination: 4-pin Mini-XLR
  • Frequency Response: 4 - 110,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 31.6Ω
  • Nominal SPL100 dB: 1 mW/1kHz
  • Maximum SPL: > 130dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): < 0.1% - Weight: ~ 430g

In the Box

  • Meze Audio Empyrean headphone
  • High-strength aluminum suitcase with foam inserts
  • Your choice of FREE Meze Silver or Copper Premium upgrade cable
  • Two sets earpads: one genuine leather, one Alcantara

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Matt Bingham
An incredible, all-around enjoyable type of headphone

My journey with high end headphones started a few years ago. I started with an Audeze LCD-2 and since have collected a lot more headphones. Throughout my time listening, I've realized I've spent so much time analyzing the music or the gear I'm listening to. While that's been fun at times, it's taken some joy in simply enjoying listening to whatever headphones I've had on.

When I sat with that realization, I came to the conclusion that I wanted a headphone where I could enjoy listening to all types of music while still being technically good enough to where I wouldn't feel I took a huge step down in that department compared to what I'm used to getting with my other headphones (like Susvara, Utopia and LCD-4).

So, I went with the Empyrean. I thought I could exchange for an Elite if I really didn't like the tuning. Maybe it's partly due to my intention of enjoying music more, but I can say that they are incredibly good at allowing me to feel the music and enjoy it without analyzing it. The soundstage is particularly good and pulls you in, but not in an overdone way, as is the non-fatiguing tuning. I was worried I wouldn't like the tuning, particularly the mid-bass, but it doesn't bother me. Some headphones over-do that area and I end up feeling like I'm listening to singers with an added hand in front of their mouth, but this is different: a pleasing, warm-blanket kind of mid-bass. Everything sounds nice on this headphone. The comfort is also a huge plus, as is the inspired art-like design. I get it now. It's about refined enjoyment. And I've been thoroughly enjoying. Thank you Meze and Bloom! Always a pleasure ordering from Bloom.


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.

Gary Johnson
Meze Empyrean Headphones

Great sounding cans: accurate, totally enjoyable. Andrew from Bloom was especially helpful. Highly recommended.

James Bianchi

Meze Audio Empyrean | Open-Back Isodynamic Hybrid Planar Headphones

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