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Meze Audio Introduces LIRIC 2nd Generation Headphones

New model features performance enhancements, a new striped ebony wood finish, and more modularity for easier upgrades.

Meze Audio has introduced the LIRIC 2nd Generation, an evolution of its LIRIC closed-back headphones with performance enhancements, a new striped ebony wood finish, and more modularity for easier upgrades and a long life of listening pleasure. LIRIC 2nd Generation’s sound profile has been tuned up to offer a compelling blend of clear, accurate audio performance with a touch of warmth for added depth. A new QWRM (Quarter Wavelength Resonator Mask — a precision-crafted metal plate that strategically covers select openings in the driver frame) effectively attenuates high-frequency peaks above 7 kHz for a smoother listening experience.

Meze Audio LIRIC 2nd Generation Headphones - Lifestyle

The LIRIC 2nd Generation design has also been warmed up with the replacement of LIRIC’s leather-clad earcups with ones dressed in striped ebony. These combine wood grain and a luxury feel with the durability hardwood delivers.


LIRIC 2nd Generation features state-of-the-art planar magnetic technology re-engineered for day-to-day use. The Isodynamic Hybrid Array driver was scaled down and tuned to deliver an audio experience in line with its larger counterparts found in Meze Audio’s Empyrean and Elite.

Combined with the closed-back design, the LIRIC 2 helps preserve the original clarity and emotion of music through enhanced sound and minimized external noise. Each driver is entirely hand-assembled and tested in specialist workshops in Ukraine.

The LIRIC 2nd Generation headphones also follow Meze Audio’s mission for both enhanced sustainability and choice, featuring detachable magnetic earpads that can be easily repaired and replaced.

Meze Audio LIRIC 2nd Generation Headphones - Full Package

Further performance and flexibility benefits are offered by the cable choices. LIRIC 2nd Generation now comes with Meze Audio’s premium hand-braided copper cable as standard; plus a 4.4mm design ideal for portable players and headphone amps and a 3m TPE cable for home listening. The LIRIC 2nd Generation’s modular design allows for easy cable upgrades and replacements as desired.

Tech Specs:

Driver Type Rinaro Isodynamic Hybrid Array
Enclosure Closed-back
Ear Coupling Circumaural
Frequency Response 4-92,000 Hz
Impedance 61 Ohms
Sensitivity 100 dB SPL @ 1 kHz, 1 mW
Maximum SPL > 130 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) <0.15%
Weight 427 g

LIRIC 2nd Generation is available now on,, and in selected retailers worldwide, with a suggested retail price of $2000/€2000/£1850.

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