EMPYREAN II

Following our purposeful design philosophy, Empyrean II emerges as a symphony of artistry, sound innovation and craftsmanship. 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. Learn more>
Sale price2.999€
Cable type: Silver-Plated PCUHD Premium Cable

Cable type

Connector Type: Mini XLR to 6.3 mm (1/4 in) - 2.5 m (8.2 ft)

Connector Type

Kindly note that slight visual variations may occur in our products, reflecting the unique craftsmanship behind each item.

SPECIFICATIONS

OVERVIEW

MZ3 DRIVER

Driver Type

Rinaro Isodynamic Hybrid Array®

Geometrical Shape

Ovoid

Operating Principle

Open

Size

102 mm x 73 mm

Ear Coupling

Circumaural

Driver Weight

82 g

Frequency Response

8 – 110,000 Hz

Casing

Fiberglass infused ABS

WHAT COMES WITH YOUR HEADPHONES

Duo Ear Pads

Angled Alcantara Ear Pads

Silver-Plated PCUHD or Copper PCUHD

High-strength ABS plastic suitcase with foam inserts and leather handle

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Customer Reviews

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Armin Pfeiffer
Top of the line Headphone

The Empyrean II is certainly a TOTL headphone and is hyped around the globe ... and I truly follow this hype.

In 2023, I did not go for the original Empyrean. I had the chance to test it at the High End in Munich but I was not willing to put my cash on the table.
This year I did the same: same location but this time trying the Empyrean II ... and I was more than convinced and ordered one right away. And just saying, these guys are 100% Meze and very proud of what they are doing.

You can read a lot of professional reviews out there and I am sure you will get the clou about the Empyrean II. However, if I compare both cans (old vs new Empyrean) and if I need to discribe the difference, the Empyrean II delivers music in a more "enthusiastic" way. Yes, the sound signature differs and I prefer the more energetic way of the Empyrean II compared to the more maybe relaxed way the original Empyrean reproduces the music. It is true, both versions are cans you put on your head, start listening and easily 5-6 hours are just gone. This is what I would call "easy listening".

However, there are some more aspects besides the pure (more or less) "accurate" way to deliver music which are important to me.
First of all: the cans must be at least 'good' for all music genres. Classical, Opera, Jazz, Bluegrass, House, Pop, Rock ... and ... some people at the High End turned around their heads when I was listening to AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" and I did it loud, actually very loud ... and I was just smiling (yeah, we are at the High End, yeah, always listening to High End Tracks in minimum 24/96 Hi-Res quality, yeah, okay - smile) ... but in case the cans cannot reproduce it, I certainly wouldn't buy them ... but they can! I truly believe, this is the real "magic" around these headphones.
The second thing is built quality and comfort. Even they are pretty heavy (not really heavy) and the size is certainly not small, they are really comfy. The built quality is excellent and every part can be replaced. This is a big plus when you throw some money in the game and all of a sudden something breaks.

A wish list or downsides? Not really but yes, the Empyrean II could deliver with even more punch, the soundstage could be even deeper and I could imagine a slighty better sorted orchestra playing Beethoven "all in".

Overall these cans is a 9.5/10 but if you consider its price, especially if you don't forget the second pair of earpads and the excellent silver plated cable then I must admit the Empyrean II is nothing else than an excellent performer and an outstanding offer which is hard to beat.

Hello, Armin!
My, oh, my, this review most certainly left us flabbergasted!
Most unexpectedly, it is surgically documented and we must thank you for taking the time to share the experience you've had with the headphone at Munich.
We are proud for being able to deliver THAT audio feeling to you and we thank you for choosing the Empyrean II.
Best,
The Meze Audio Team.

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