Meze Audio has introduced the Empyrean II planar magnetic headphones. Building on the acclaim of the original Empyrean, Meze Audio’s specialists have further refined the 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,” says Meze Audio’s managing director, Mircea Fanatan. “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.”
Crafted with precision via CNC milling, Empyrean II’s frame features a sleek black matte finish with silver accents, and a redesigned aluminum grille inspired by art deco artistry. Following the same comfort standards as the entire Meze portfolio, these headphones are deliberately structured to minimize weight and pressure and instantly adapt to the shape of your head.
Empyrean II also comes with two sets of earpads included, each designed for a different experience. 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.
Empyrean II is available for pre-order now on mezeaudio.com with a retail price of $2999.
For more information, visit https://mezeaudio.com/products/empyrean2.