EMPYREAN II

Gateway to sonic paradise

ARTISTRY MEETS CRAFTSMANSHIP

Following our purposeful design philosophy, Empyrean II emerges as a symphony of artistry, sound innovation and craftsmanship.

“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 Grigoras, Acoustic Engineer

“As good as the initial design looked, the headphones we thought were final proved to be fragile. The aluminum grill wasn’t turning out that great, there was an unexpected structural failure, and we were changing the colors almost daily, struggling to decide upon the perfect combination. A lot of determination, a few more iterations and we finally nailed it – Empyrean II.”

Vladimir Brezovszki, Product Designer

IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS

Frame

Crafted with precision via CNC milling, the frame features a sleek matte black finish with silver accents.

Redesigned grill

A redesigned grill that draws inspiration from the bold and timeless art deco patterns.

Duo Ear Pads

Crafted from a precise blend of premium leather and Alcantara®

PATIENCE IS KEY

GOOD THINGS TAKE TIME

We believe that good things take time, so we spent months trying and testing out different tuning techniques, until we finally had it.

Our goal was to enhance the headphones’ ability to reproduce fine details and achieve a more neutral sound signature, all the while preserving the original “easy to listen to” character.

MEZE AUDIO X RINARO ISODYNAMICS

A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP

OVER THIRTY YEARS OF AUDIO INNOVATION

Rinaro Isodynamics was founded in Ukraine to research acoustic technology and has been innovating in planar magnetics for 30 years. They expanded with new R&D and manufacturing facilities in Ukraine and Poland, which were instrumental in developing Isodynamic Hybrid Array technology used in Empyrean and Elite headphones.

RINARO ISODYNAMIC HYBRID ARRAY DRIVER®

SONIC MASTERY REIMAGINED

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

Our efforts revealed new possibilities in terms of resolution and detail retrieval, achieving a cleaner and more accurate representation of sound, when compared to the original Empyrean.

EXPERIENCE MORE OF WHAT YOU LOVE. MORE CLARITY. MORE DEPTH. MORE FUN.

ARCHITECTURE OF THE ISODYNAMIC HYBRID ARRAY DRIVER©

ACCURATE REPRODUCTION
Total harmonic distortion (THD) measures under 0.05% throughout the audible frequency range.

LIGHTWEIGHT
Reduced driver weight designed to create a headphone that offers prolonged listening sessions.

ERGONOMIC SHAPE
Anatomically designed driver structure.

ULTRA-HIGH-RESOLUTION AUDIO
Upper-frequency limit of audio reproduction is 110,000 Hz.

[MZ3] HYBRID MAGNET ARRAY
Symmetrically placed on each side of the diaphragm, the neodymium magnets are specifically arranged into a Hybrid Array to create the efficient Isodynamic magnetic field required for a uniform activation across the whole diaphragm surface. 

RINARO ISOPLANAR® DIAPHRAGM
Weighing only 0.16 g while having 4650 mm2 of active area. 


[MZ3] FRAME
Fiberglass-infused ABS.

ARCHITECTURE OF THE ISODYNAMIC HYBRID ARRAY DRIVER©

ACCURATE REPRODUCTION
Total harmonic distortion (THD) measures under 0.05% throughout the audible frequency range.

LIGHTWEIGHT
Reduced driver weight designed to create a headphone that offers prolonged listening sessions.

ERGONOMIC SHAPE
Anatomically designed driver structure.

ULTRA-HIGH-RESOLUTION AUDIO
Upper-frequency limit of audio reproduction is 110,000 Hz.

[MZ3] HYBRID MAGNET ARRAY
Symmetrically placed on each side of the diaphragm, the neodymium magnets are specifically arranged into a Hybrid Array to create the efficient Isodynamic magnetic field required for a uniform activation across the whole diaphragm surface. 

RINARO ISOPLANAR® DIAPHRAGM
Weighing only 0.16 g while having 4650 mm2 of active area. 


[MZ3] FRAME
Fiberglass-infused ABS.

ISOPLANAR® DIAPHRAGM

DUAL-SHAPED VOICE COIL ARRAY

The switchback coil of the diaphragm is more efficient at reproducing lower frequencies and is positioned in the upper part of the driver.

The spiral coil of the diaphragm is more efficient at reproducing middle-high frequencies and is positioned directly over the ear canal enabling more direct sound waves to enter the ear without any time delays

ISOMAGNETIC® EAR CUP TO EAR PAD COUPLING TECHNOLOGY

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.

YOUR SOUND. YOUR CHOICE.

Elevate your listening experience to new heights – Empyrean II comes with two sets of ear pads included, allowing the ultimate sound customisation. Switch between our Duo and Angled ear pads for an auditory journey that is entirely your own.

Duo ear pads

Our Duo ear pads are specifically tailored to match Empyrean II. Crafted from a precise blend of premium leather and Alcantara®, they introduce a contemporary dimension to the signature sound profile of Empyrean II.

We researched and tested various material ratios to achieve the best there is to offer. The outcome is a flawless fusion: well-sustained bass frequencies owed to the leather, with beautiful refinement and spatiality from Alcantara®

Angled Alcantara ear pads

Made of soft foam coated with Alcantara®, with a fine protective mesh on the grill, the Angled ear pads excel at rendering intricate details and nuances in your recordings. The angled shape creates more space inside the ear pad, which translates to an airier sound signature, with cleaner bass and improved presence in the mid-range frequency, when paired with Empyrean II. The result is a detailed and accurate listening experience, for the classic audiophile.

UNBOUND COMFORT

With Empyrean II, your music takes center stage. Following our 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 synergy of ergonomics and premium materials guarantees more than just exceptional sound – it allows you to enjoy uninterrupted hours of music with increased comfort.

SPECIFICATIONS

OVERVIEW

MZ3v2 DRIVER

Driver Type

Rinaro Isodynamic Hybrid Array®

Geometrical Shape

Ovoid

Operating Principle

Open

Size

102 mm x 73 mm

Ear Coupling

Circumaural

Driver Weight

82 g

Frequency Response

8 – 110,000 Hz

Casing

Fiberglass infused ABS

I hear all the instruments, specifically, and where they're located. I had a track come on that was a live recording, and it just picked me up and boom, now you're here!

Z Reviews

Instrument separation is fantastic on this. Clarity for trailing ends of tones is also excellent. It's a very spacious and open-sounding headphone.

Resolve Reviews

This is a seriously well-designed and thoroughly executed product which gives an absolutely top-tier rendition of recorded music. As such, if you're in the market for a dream headphone design, these are well worth auditioning.

Simon Lucas, StereoNET

With the Empyrean II, Meze Audio is walking into a new direction. In this new tuning, neutrality, clarity, speed and spaciousness are keywords.

Lieven Vranken, Headfonia

The comfort, the ergonomics, the build. It's all beyond top notch. Meze has set an extremely high bar for what a fun headphone can be.

DMS

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