Hybrid Array Drivers: The First of Their Kind

Revolution starts with collaboration. The proof is in the Empyrean: a game-changing pair of planar magnetic headphones from Meze and Rinaro. Equipped with first-of-their-kind hybrid driver arrays featuring two independently shaped voice coils within the same diaphragm, the Empyrean optimizes sound distribution and drastically reduces the presence of mistimed reflected signals. Complementing each coil pair, a patent-pending Isoplanar diaphragm provides class-leading rigidity and conductivity in an ultra-lightweight design. Surrounding the coil and diaphragm, dual neodymium magnets deliver distortion-free sonic details with amply clarity and bass presence. Finally, patent-pending Isomagnetic technology uses the demagnetizing field generated by the driver to firmly hold the earcup in place and redirect the magnetic field back into the driver, improving efficiency.

Meze Empyrean Planar Magnetic Headphones
Meze Empyrean Planar Magnetic Headphones
Meze Empyrean Planar Magnetic Headphones

Meze Audio: Sound That Never Compromises

Meze Audio was born in 2011 in Baia Mare, Romania, when founder Antonio Meze wanted a pair of headphones he could feel as connected to as he did with his Fender Stratocaster guitar: a pair of headphones into which he could pour his passion for music. The company’s breakthrough came in 2015, when—after years of development—it launched the 99 Classics. The recipient of countless awards, nominations, and positive reviews, these headphones represent the company’s obsession with quality and its meticulous, no-compromises, as-long-as-it-takes approach. The goal is clarity without harshness, freshness without fatigue. Behind Meze Audio is a dedicated team of engineers, musicians, artists, and designers—and headphones are at the intersection: where everyone’s interests meet.

Meze Empyrean Planar Magnetic Headphones
Meze Empyrean Planar Magnetic Headphones
Meze Empyrean Planar Magnetic Headphones
Meze Empyrean Planar Magnetic Headphones

Model

Specs

General

  • Meze
  • Type: Open-back
  • Ear coupling: Circumaural
  • Drivers: Rinaro Isodynamic Hybrid Array (planar magnetic)
  • Frequency response: 4 - 110,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 31.6 ohms
  • Nominal SPL: 100 dB (1 mW / 1 kHz)
  • Maximum SPL: > 130 dB
  • THD: < 0.1%
  • Cable: OFC
  • Connectors: 4-pin mini XLR
  • Termination: 6.3 mm, 3.5 mm, or 4-pin XLR
  • Cable length (6.3 mm and 4-pin XLR terminations): 8.2 ft (2.5 m)
  • Cable length: (3.5 mm termination): 3.9 ft (1.2 m)
  • Weight: 15.2 oz (430 g)

MZ3 Driver

  • Geometrical shape: Ovoid
  • Casing: Fiberglass infused ABS
  • Dimensions: 4 x 2.9 in(10.2 x 7.3 cm)
  • Weight: 2.9 oz (82 g)

Diaphragm

  • Type: Rinaro Isoplanar
  • Lower frequency limit: 4 Hz
  • Upper-frequency limit: 110 kHz
  • Active area: 4,650 sq mm
  • Weight: 0.006 oz (0.16 g)
  • Acoustic mass: 10.7 kg/m⁴

Magnet array

  • Type: Isodynamic
  • Dimensions: 3 x 1.9 in (7.5 x 4.9 cm)
  • Magnetic flux: 0.35 T

Included

  • Aluminum suitcase with foam inserts
  • Leather earpads
  • Alcantara earpads
  • OFC cable with 4-pin mini XLR connector and a 6.3 mm, 3.5 mm, or 4-pin XLR termination

Shipping

Estimated ship date is Feb 23, 2022 PT.

Payment will be collected at checkout. Cancellations are accepted up to 2 hours after checkout, after which all sales final.

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Do these have a microphone, or are they strictly output devices?
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Have you EVER seen a $3k headphone with a microphone?Read More
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How does the Drop version of the Meze Empyrean differ from a regular pair of Meze Empyreans?
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No warranty apparently based on what I've been told by customer service. Any items that do not explicitly state warranty is included do not come with warranty. For a $3000 set, I'm gonna need a...Read More
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Do these come with the 2 year manufacturer's warranty? In other words, is Drop a Meze audio authorized dealer?
Mar 23, 2021
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racheski
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Ok apparently this has been addressed in the Discussion section. Meze says they come with the warranty. @Drop I don't understand why you wouldn't mention this in the details of this product.Read More
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