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Meze EMPYREAN - the First Isodynamic Hybrid Array Headphone

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by MezeTeam, Feb 9, 2018.
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  1. MacedonianHero Contributor
    The WA22 would be a better choice than the WA2 for orthos as it's not an OTL amp (typically better for HD800S or T1 V2).
  2. betula
    To me the Empyrean is the headphone that finally meets all my needs. Bass, resolution, detail, timbre, 3D space, tonal accuracy, comfort.

    I am glad to see the review community is also generally extremely impressed by these headphones.

    For these reasons it strikes me even more if I come across a very negative opinion.

    Not long ago for example someone shared his thoughts on the Empyrean: "under-performing for its price, mess in tone and frequency response, bass is less clean than LCD2C, Verum1 has better tonality'.

    I couldn't disagree more and almost shocked at a response like this. Can we really hear this differently? What is going on here?
    And as he states he used some acceptable gear apparently. (Yggy, Gumby, Ragnarok, WA6SE...)

    To be fair I always found his comments even on other headphones weird and disagreed in a strong way I hardly ever do. But still, I am left puzzled by these comments on the Empy.

    Not that I care much, I am one of the happiest Empy owners, but can someone explain how another human being is able to prefer Verum1 and LCD2C (both are phenomenal headphones for the price!) and value them much higher than the Empy?

    Is it something to do with hearing or I am just malicious to think this?

    Edit: Another strange thing about this dude is that he keeps listing headphones like the LCD4, Utopia and others in his signature which he admittedly sold months ago (but he said he didn't have the time to update his signature) as he preferred cheaper options like the HD650, Verum and LCD2C.

    I do think the LCD2C is the best option out there under £1000 if someone likes bass, but come on man...
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2019
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  3. endlesswaves
    I like my LCD2C more at the moment because I cannot afford the Empy. :ksc75smile:
    MadDane, betula and Rowethren like this.
  4. betula
    Great hp. It used to be my choice too when I wasn't able to afford the Empy.
    tradyblix likes this.
    The RH5 work very well with the Emp's. I have a TT2 and the RH5, so I can plug it in to either one according to my mood.
  6. Wraith.
    Thanks! PM sent
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  7. MadDane
    Me Too! :L3000: :L3000: :L3000:
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    I was listening to track one of this album while jumping back and forth between my Emp's and my newly purchased LCD2 Fazor 2018. The Emp's had better resolution, clarity, timbre, accuracy, bass and a more coherent center image. The LCD2 sounded like they were playing a different song while having a more wispy/diffuse center image. They LCD2 also had a wider soundstage and presented the song with a bigger scale with damn good imaging.

    The hearing in my left is is getting rather poor and I decided I would let the Emp's go and put the money toward some new speakers. The Emp's are some damn good HP's and are the "total package".
  9. betula
    'Total package' is a good description of the Empys. What else would one really need from a headphone that the Empy can't deliver? Not much. Perhaps none.
    I would like the sizing mechanism to have notches to show that each side is set evenly. My dumb ass would measure it to make sure it was even and from time to time check to see if it didn't move.
  11. Quadfather
    Chilling with Shure SRH1540 and Sennheiser HD650 for some time....
  12. betula
    I like the idea a lot but not as desperate as you. :)
  13. ken6217
    There’s medication for that. LOL
    akãjerovia, mixman and CRITICALSHOT like this.
    I bet you workout in the Emp's while listening to the Flashdance Soundtrack!
  15. MadDane
    :deadhorse: :L3000: :beerchug:
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