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Meze Empyrean II Planar Headphone

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Meze Empyrean II Planar Headphone

Meze Empyrean II Planar Headphone

MEZE Premium Silver 4.4mm Balanced (1.4m)

Doug Brady HiFi

Pickup also available, usually ready in 1 hour

Kingsway Studios
Kingsway North
Warrington WA1 3NU
United Kingdom


Doug Brady HiFi (Warehouse)

Pickup also available, usually ready in 2-4 days

Kingsway Studios - Warehouse
Kingsway North
Warrington WA1 3NU
United Kingdom


Meze Audio's hugely popular flagship planar magnetic headphone is back and better than ever, Empyrean II Planar Headphones, drawing from years of research and development and allowing avid listeners to experience 'even more of what they love.

Building on the prestigious legacy of the Empyrean (I), Empyrean II achieves a unique harmony of craftsmanship, audio innovation and artistry. Its precision CNC milled assembly features silver accents and a fully redesigned grill inspired by bold art deco ornamentation.

Empyrean II's hybrid array driver has once again been designed in collaboration with Rinaro Isodynamics, featuring a switchback and spiral shaped voice coil all within one driver for agile targeting around the natural form of the ear. Switchback coils are most adept at low-end frequencies and are situated at the upper part of the driver, while spiral coils are most at home with mid-to-high frequencies are are positioned directly atop the ear canal for direct aural delivery without any delay.

Multiple possibilities were meticulously researched to achieve a tuning balance which achieves both clean and accurate representation of sound, as well as elevated resolution and detail.

The Empyrean II's all-new Duo ear pads have been wholly redesigned from the ground up to match the headphone's best qualities. Harnessing a precise blend of both premium leather and Alcantara for the base half and covering respectively, Duo ear pads enable a new contemporary dimension to the sound signature which blends and resonates perfectly across all genres of music.

Artistry meets craftsmanship

A natural step forward from our first ever planar magnetic headphone, Empyrean II retains all the beloved elements of its iconic predecessor, with an added touch of sculptural elegance. 

Crafted with precision via CNC milling, the frame features a sleek matte black finish with silver accents, and a redesigned grill that draws inspiration from the bold and timeless art deco patterns.

Meze X Rinaro

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.

Sonic mastery reimagined

The result of years of research and development, Empyrean II lets you experience more of what you love:

  • more clarity;
  • more depth;
  • more fun.

Our 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, we revealed new possibilities in terms of resolution and detail retrieval, achieving a cleaner and more accurate representation of audio. The reliability and resistance of the membrane inside the driver was also improved, ensuring exceptional performance even in challenging acoustic environments.

Architecture of the isodynamic hybrid Array driver

The Isodynamic Hybrid Array Driver combines individual switchback and spiral shaped voice coils in one driver, allowing sound to be targeted with more accuracy around the natural form of the ear.

Patented in U.S., EU and China

Accurate reproduction

Total harmonic distortion (THD) measures under 0.1% in the whole frequency range.


Reduced driver weight designed to create a headphone that offers prolonged listening sessions.

Ergonomic shape

Ergonomically shaped driver structure with an increased active area.

Ultra-high-resolution audio

Upper-frequency limit of audio reproduction is 110,000 Hz.

Hybrid Magnet Array

Symmetrically placed on each side of the diaphragm, the neodymium magnets are specifically arranged into a Hybrid Array to create the efficient Isodynamic magnetic field required for a uniform activation across the whole diaphragm surface.

Rinaro Isoplanar Diaphragm

Weighing only 0.16 g while having 4650 mm2 of active area.


Fiberglass infused ABS.

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.

Your sound, your choice

Elevate your listening experience to new heights – Empyrean II comes with two sets of earpads included, allowing the ultimate sound customization. Switch between our Duo and Angled earpads for an auditory journey that is entirely your own.

  • Duo Earpads

Our all-new Duo earpads are specifically tailored to match Empyrean II.  

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.

We researched and tested various material ratios to achieve the best there is to offer. The outcome is a flawless fusion: well-sustained bass frequencies owed to the leather, with beautiful refinement and spatiality from Alcantara.

  • Angled Alcantara Earpads

Made of soft foam coated with Alcantara, with a fine protective mesh on the grill, the angled earpads excel at rendering intricate details and nuances in your recordings. The angled shape creates more space inside the earpad, which translates to an airier sound signature, with cleaner bass and improved presence in the mid-range frequency.

Paired with Empyrean II, they create a detailed, airy and accurate listening experience, for the classic audiophile.

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.


Frequency Response 8 – 110,000 Hz
Impedance 32 Ω
Sensitivity 105 dB SPL @ 1 kHz, 1 V
Max SPL >130 dB
THD <0.05% @ 1 kHz, 1 V
Connectors 2.5 mm, 3.5 mm (1/8 in), 4.4 mm, 6.3 mm (1/4 in), 4 pin XLR
Weight 385g (exc earpads)
Meze Empyrean II Planar Headphone
Meze Empyrean II Planar Headphone Sale price£2,749.00