For the audiophiles who want to hear how 30 years of progression sound like, the new Meze Empyrean Elite pairs the advances in audio reproduction with a headphone chassis that delivers extended hours of listening pleasure.
Building on the immense success of the Empyrean model of 2018, Meze Audio introduce a brand new isodynamic hybrid array model to their high-end headphone range.
Rinaro at heart
ELITE is the product of a continued partnership with Ukrainian planar magnetic driver manufacturer Rinaro Isodynamics. Each ELITE model features a newly designed MZ3SE hybrid array driver featuring Rinario's trademarked Parus diaphragm material.
Parus is unique polymer film strengthened by a semi-crystalline microstructure. When harnessed within a Rinaro driver, the material exhibits remarkable traits of stiffness and stability, producing a natural sound transparency along with a wide and articulate soundstage.
The MZ3SE driver builds on the pioneering technology of the flagship MZ3 driver found in the Empyrean headphone. The innovative Isodynamic Hybrid Array technology delivers a more selective acoustic performance to the various areas within the structure of the ear. Advances in diaphragm materials have opened the doors to even higher resolution and accuracy of the sound reproduction, setting a new benchmark in headphone design.
Dual coil technology
ELITE utilises two separate coil technologies, switchback for lower frequencies and spiral for mid and upper frequencies. This specific configuration enables improved frequency targeting for individual parts of the aural canal, presenting a clearer soundstage and superior balance.
Personalise your soundstage
Each ELITE headphone ships with two distinct ear pad options which attach to the earcup assembly purely through the demagnetised field of the hybrid array drivers. 30mm Alacantara pads are supplied for an experience similar to suede, along with a newly developed 25mm 'hybrid' pads for real leather feel as well as the internal flexibility of Alacantara
Driver type: Rinaro Isodynamic Hybrid Array Driver®
Open-back, Circumaural headphones
Aluminum CNC frame
Carbon fiber headband
Patent Pending pressure distribution wings
Revolutionary isomagnetic ear pads
Anthropometric ear cup shape
TECH SPECS: -
Diaphragm Type– Rinaro Parus® [MZ3SE]
Frequency response 3 - 112,000 Hz
Impedance 32 Ω
Nominal SPL 101 dB (1mW/1kHz)
Maximum SPL >130dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): <0.05% (in the whole frequency range)
Weight: ~ 420g
ACCESSORIES : -
Case: High-strength silver-colored aluminum suitcase with foam inserts
Cable options: 2.5m OFC cable, ending with 6.3 jack
1.2m OFC cable, ending with 3.5 jack
2.5m OFC cable, ending with XLR connection
Headphone termination: 2x4pin Mini -XLR
Two sets of earpads included: - one Hybrid (perforated Alcantara interior+Leather exterior) - one Alcantara
*Vegan option available by request: vegan earpads and/or vegan headband