Meze – Empyrean Elite
The Meze Empyrean Elite is the best new arrival coming up in 2021. This Empyrean is the king of kings. It does everything just as good as the original Empyrean, and some things even better.
Upgrade the Empyrean Elite – and get a great discount on upgrade cables (balanced and unbalanced).
The partnership between Meze Audio and Rinaro Isodynamics continues with the launching of the new ELITE Isodynamic Hybrid Array headphone. ELITE is coming to set a new benchmark in top-of-the-line headphone performance, 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 with state-of-the-art engineering.
Meze Audio created a one-of-a-kind headset with revolutionary designs and technology that perfectly complement each other to generate pure feeling with a no-compromise philosophy, inspired by love for art and sound.
Maximum durability and a stunning appearance
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.
Designed to last a lifetime
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 was created to outlast all passing fads and become a true treasure.
Elite is entirely serviceable, 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.
Enormous time commitment for world-class drivers
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 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 invented by Rinaro 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.
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)
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.
Driver TypeRinaro Isodynamic Hybrid Array® [MZ3SE]
Operating Principle Open
Ear Coupling Circumaural
Frequency Response3 – 112,000 Hz
Impedance 32 Ω
Nominal SPL 101 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
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
If you want to get the most out of your over-ears, you should consider better cables – and even more the option of having a balanced cable (especially when you have a high-end audio player from Astell & Kern etc.). At the headphone.shop, you get a great discount on selected upgrade cables when bundled with high-class headphones. Find upgrade cables here.