Meze Audio Empyrean II Planar Headphone

Empyrean II from Meze Audio
Empyrean II's newly redesigned cup shell
Front view of Empyrean II with ergonomic headband assembly
Meze Empyrean II Planar Headphone

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

£2749.00 inc VAT
EAN 0698596028289

  • Rinaro Isodynamic Hybrid Array Driver
  • Open-back enclosure
  • Circumaural ear coupling
  • Duo + angled Alcantara earpad sets included
  • Premium Silver-plated or Copper PCUHD cabling
  • High-strength ABS plastic suitcase
StereoNET Applause Award

"Decidedly special. This is a seriously well-designed and thoroughly executed product which gives an absolutely top-tier rendition of recorded music"

Trust Reviews – 5 stars, Highly Recommended

"Pander to them just a little and the Meze Audio Empyrean II prove smarter than your average audiophile-orientated passive hard-wired over-ear headphones"

Trusted Reviews
Headfonia - HFN Recommended

"Meze still fully delivers and you get what you expect at this price point, a top-level headphone in all possible ways"


"Improved tonal accuracy, a more spacious and revealing soundstage, and excellent extension into the highs"


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.

All-New Duo Ear Pads
All new Empyrean II duo ear pads

After multiple rounds of testing material ratios, Meze discovered the ultimate combination of leather for sustained bass and Alcantara for spatiality which allows the Empyrean II headphone to perform at its very best.

Ergonomic Head Band Design
Empyrean II's ergonomic headband design

Empyrean II's purpose-built headband assembly strives to offer unparalleled comfort, adapting tried and tested ergonomics to minimise weight and pressure and provide numerous hours of uninterrupted enjoyment.

Meze Empyrean II with optional silver braided cabling

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)