Meze Audio

Meze Audio Empyrean Open Back Headphone

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The Meze Audio Empyrean is an open-back Isodynamic® hybrid planar magnetic headphone. Symmetrically placed on each side of the diaphragm, the neodymium magnets are specifically arranged into a Hybrid Array to create an efficient Isodynamic magnetic field required for a uniform activation across the whole diaphragm surface. This results in combining two independently shaped voice coils within the same diaphragm that deliver more selective acoustic performance to the various areas within the structure of the ear.

Each Empyrean is hand-assembled and is fully serviceable - from the replaceable earpads to the high-performance materials used, every part on the headphone chassis is available to be serviced and disassembled by Meze's team.


  • Driver Type: Rinaro Isodynamic Hybrid Array
  • Operating Principle: Open
  • Ear Coupling: Circumaural
  • Frequency Response: 4 - 110,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 31.6 Ω
  • Nominal SPL: 100 dB (1 mW / 1 kHz)
  • Maximum SPL: > 130 dB
  • THD: < 0.1%
  • Weight: 430g
  • Driver
    • Shape: Ovoid
    • Size: 102 mm x 73 mm
    • Weight: 82g
    • Casing: Fiberglass Infused ABS
  • Diaphragm
    • Type: Rinaro ISOPLANAR®
    • Active Area: 4650 mm2
    • Weight: 0.16g
    • Acoustic Mass: 10.7 kg/m4
    • Lower Frequency Limit: 4 Hz
    • Upper Frequency Limit: 110.000 Hz
  • Magnet Array
    • Type: Isodynamic
    • Size: 75 mm x 49 mm
    • Magnetic Flux: 0.35 T

What’s included

  • High-strength aluminum suitcase case with foam inserts
  • Two sets of earpads included: one real leather, one Alcantara
  • Cable (three options):
    • 3m OFC cable, 4pin mini XLR plugs ending with 6.3 jack connector
    • 1.3m OFC cable, 4pin mini XLR plugs ending with 3.5 jack connector
    • 3m OFC cable, 4pin mini XLR plugs ending with 4 pin XLR connector

Featured reviews

"I've found what I was looking for. The Meze Empyrean is the last headphone I'll ever review." -The Honest Audiophile

"One of the best, if not the best, headphones for electronic music." -Marcello Rostagni

"The world's prettiest headphones...The Brad Pitt of headphones." -Z Reviews

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