Meze Audio Empyrean II Headphones | Announcements

New flagship headphones are on the way from Meze Audio — say hello to the new Empyrean!

Many of you are aware that the first-gen Empyrean were among the very best-received headphones your $3,000 could buy. They rated up there with flagship offerings from all the top-line brands, and in most cases, exceeded those headphones along several metrics, including build quality, user comfort, and overall sound.

Well, guess what. They just got leveled up.

They look fantastic. My hope is that we’ll get a pair or two passing through some hands at the soonest opportunity. In the meantime, feel free to indulge in the photos we’ve gotten, courtesy of Meze Audio and Sue Toscano. Just click on an image for the full-page blowout.

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Some interesting and relevant information here:


Ordering will be turned on today. Retail price: $2999 / €2999 / £2749.

For more information, check out Meze Audio HERE, and the Empyrean II HERE.

Here’s the announcement:

Meze Audio is introducing Empyrean II – innovative planar magnetic headphones that mark the brand’s continuous pursuit of audio perfection. Building on the acclaim of the original Empyrean – already one of the most technologically advanced designs – this new generation emerges as a symphony of artistry, innovation and craftsmanship.

For their second-generation model, Meze Audio’s specialists have further refined the exceptional Isodynamic Hybrid Array driver design from Rinaro Isodynamics, delivering a step-change performance. “When creating Empyrean II, 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. With this in mind, our engineers have masterfully harnessed the driver’s power to reveal new possibilities in terms of responsiveness and accuracy and even make the driver more reliable in challenging acoustic environments.” explains Meze Audio’s Managing Director, Mircea Fanatan.

Artistry meets impeccable comfort

Crafted with precision via CNC milling, Empyrean II’s frame features a sleek black matte finish with silver accents, and a redesigned aluminium grille inspired by art deco artistry. With a nod to the past and a vision for the future, the new headphone is a testament to Meze Audio’s passion for blending classic aesthetics with modern sophistication.

You will want to listen to the Empyrean II for hours. Following the same comfort standards as the entire Meze portfolio, these headphones are deliberately structured to minimise weight and pressure and instantly adapt to the shape of your head.

New Duo earpads for a tailored experience

Empyrean II also comes with two sets of earpads included, each designed for a different experience.

Our most advanced earpads in the Empyrean series to date, the all-new Duo Earpads are bespoke to Empyrean II. Crafted from a precise blend of premium leather and Alcantara, they introduce a contemporary look and tone. With leather forming the base half and Alcantara covering the rest, these earpads deliver a harmonious tonal balance that resonates across all music genres.

For a classic audiophile experience, the Angled Alcantara Earpads excel at rendering intricate details and nuances in your recordings. The angled shape creates more space inside the earpad, which translates to an airier sound signature, with cleaner bass and improved midrange presence.

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