Meze – Elite Chameleon Limited Edition
The Chameleon is a limited run of Meze’s Elite high-end headphones, launched at the Munich High-End Show in 2022. There is a Chameleon edition of the Meze Empyrean as well. We’ll only have 22 units of this gem plus one that was given to Alan Parsons, so the celebrity guest of the Munich Hogh-End show.
Technically, it is a pure Elite, but the grill lacquer is very special. It’s got a so-called Chameleon effect, which means it changes the color when you twist and turn it. Probably the rarest high-end headphones in the world.
The partnership between Meze Audio and Rinauro Isodynamics continues with the launching of the new MEZE – ELITE Isodynamic Hybrid Array headphones. ELITE is coming to set a new benchmark in top-of-the-line headphone performance, additionally combining Meze Audio’s superb mechanical design and ergonomics with Rinaro’s distinctive technology and acoustic engineering.
ELITE gives an accurate, realistic listening experience suited to exceed the highest standards of the accomplished audiophile by combining an elite aesthetic through state-of-the-art engineering.
Meze Audio created a one-of-a-kind headset with revolutionary designs and technology that usually perfectly complement each other to generate a pure feeling with a no-compromise philosophy, inspired by the love for art and sound.
Meze ELITE Maximum durability and a stunning appearance
Firstly, Materials were chosen not just for their raw texture’s thrilling sensory experience, but also for their comfort and longevity. A carbon fiber headband with a real leather headrest was added to the frame for an ultra-light feel, and the deep black grill with detailed carvings gives the Elite its stunning appearance.
Meze ELITE Designed to last a lifetime
Secondly, Meze Audio’s main idea is to produce products that will persist through years and years of industry changes, providing customers with long-term value.
Elite is no exception.
From its appearance to its technology, this headset created to outlast all passing fads and become a true treasure.
Elite is entirely serviceable, similarly taking long-term sustainability to a new level: from the replacement earpads to the high-performance materials utilized, every aspect of the headphone chassis can be readily disassembled and maintained.
The enormous time commitment of world-class drivers
Thirdly, Each driver unit made at Rinaro Isodynamics in Ukraine takes more than 100 hours to develop and test before being delivered to Meze Audio for the final assembly of the headphone.
Two different ear pads for optimum comfort and sound quality with innovative design
The Isomagnetic® earpad attachment is an innovative design feature invente by Rinaro because that leverages the driver’s demagnetizing field to secure the earpad in place while also redirecting the magnetic field back into the driver and enhancing driver efficiency.
Generally, The Rinaro-designed Meze ELITE headphone comes with two distinctively shaped earpads that allow for specific sound signature calibration.
The Alcantara earpad originally developed for the Empyrean headphone in 2018 is 30mm deep.
HYBRID (Perforated Alcantara® Interior + Real Leather Exterior)
Lastly, The 25mm deep Leather + Alcantara earpad, designed just for ELITE by Rinaro, is a new addition to the line-up that blends the best of two materials.
Meze – Elite Technical Specifications
- Driver Type Rinaro Isodynamic Hybrid Array® [MZ3SE]
- Operating Principle Open
- Ear Coupling Circumaural
- Frequency Response3 – 112,000 Hz
- Impedance 32 Ω
- Nominal SPL101 dB (1 mW / 1 kHz)
- Maximum SPL > 130 dB
- Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) <0.05% (in the whole frequency range)
- Geometrical Shape Ovoid
- Size 102 mm x 73 mm
- Weight 75 g
- Casing Fibreglass reinforced polymer
- MAGNET ARRAY
- Type Isodynamic
- Size 75 mm x 49 mm
- Magnetic Flux 0.35 T
- Type Rinaro Parus® [MZ3SE]
- Active Area 4650 mm2
- Weight 0.011 g
- Acoustic Mass 7.5 kg/m4
- Lower Frequency Limit 3 Hz
- Upper-Frequency Limit 112,000 Hz