Meze Audio

Meze Audio Empyrean II Open Back Headphones


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The Reimagined Hybrid Array Mastery of Meze Empyrean II

The Meze Empyrean II marks a thoughtful evolution of its beloved predecessor, offering audiophiles a refined open-back listening experience. This second-generation model enhances the renowned Isodynamic® technology, balancing powerful neodymium magnets in perfect symmetry to engage the diaphragm uniformly. The result is a headphone that responds more intuitively to the complex structure of your ear, delivering sound with pinpoint accuracy and depth.

Sonic mastery redefined

For their second-generation model, Meze Audio’s specialists have further refined the exceptional Isodynamic Hybrid Array driver design from Rinaro Isodynamics. Their 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. Using ingenious tuning methods, their team revealed new possibilities in terms of resolution and detail retrieval, achieving a cleaner and more accurate representation of audio.


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.

A canvas of sound and style

Crafted with precision via CNC milling, the Empyrean II’s aluminum frame features a sleek black matte finish, and a redesigned grill, that draws inspiration from the bold and timeless art deco patterns. In the center of the all-black frame, a silver accent casts a radiant glow.

Isoplanar® diaphragm material

The switchback coil is more efficient at reproducing lower frequencies and is positioned in the upper part of the driver. The spiral coil 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® earcup to earpad 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.

Tailor your sound

The Empyrean II comes with two sets of earpads: Duo and Angled Alcantara. Crafted from a precise blend of premium leather and Alcantara, the Duo Earpads introduce a contemporary dimension to the signature sound profile of Empyrean II. With leather forming the base half and Alcantara covering the rest, these earpads deliver a harmonious tonal balance that resonates across all music genres.

Unbounded 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 highly acclaimed synergy of ergonomics and premium materials guarantees more than just exceptional sound – it allows you to enjoy uninterrupted hours of music, without any discomfort.

Fully serviceable

We believe in creating products that last. Empyrean II is no different: every part of the headphone chassis can be disassembled and serviced with ease, if ever needed.

Handcrafted with a personal touch

This open-back masterpiece celebrates individual craftsmanship. Each headphone is a result of hours of precise assembly by hand, ensuring that if your Empyrean II ever needs attention, it can be fully serviced. This personal touch extends to every curve, component, and connector—making it uniquely yours.

Product highlights

  • Driver type: Rinaro Isodynamic Hybrid Array Driver®
  • Operating Principle: Open
  • Ear Coupling: Circumaural
  • Aluminium CNC frame
  • Carbon fiber headband
  • Patent-pending pressure distribution wings
  • Isomagnetic earpads coupling technology
  • Anthropometric earcup shape


  • Diaphragm type: Rinaro Isoplanar® [MZ3] 
  • Frequency response: 8 – 110.000 Hz 
  • Impedance: 32 Ohm
  • Sensitivity: 105 dB SPL ® 1 V, 1 kHz 
  • Maximum SPL: > 130 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): <%0.5 (in the whole frequency range) 
  • Headphone termination: 2x4 pin mini-XLR
    Weight: ~385 gr (13.6 oz) without earpads

What’s included

  • Case: High-strength ABS plastic suitcase with foam inserts and leather handle 
    • Corrugated brown outer box
    • Package total weight: 81.1oz
    • 32 x 25 x 15.5cm
  • Two sets of earpads included
    • Duo Earpads
    • Angled Alcantara®
  • Stock cable*: Premium silver-plated or copper PCUHD.
  • Termination options: balanced 2.5 mm/3.5 mm/balanced 4.4 mm/6.3 mm/balanced 4 pin XLR

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