Meze Audio LIRIC (2nd Generation) Portable Isodynamic Hybrid Array Headphones


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LIRIC (2nd Generation) Closed-Back Portable Isodynamic Hybrid Array Headphones, by Meze Audio.

Transcending in time is an art form embraced by few, an art of patience and thoughtfulness. LIRIC, Meze Audio's closed-back isodynamic headphone is turning the page on a new chapter, enhancing its essence while introducing a richer sound and refined tuning.

Macassar ebony wood adorns the earcups, extending an invitation to connect with the feeling of warmth that only Mother Nature can provide. Merging form with function, the earpads have been re-engineered for effortless maintenance, now adopting a detachable magnetic design. The art of evolution means to change with a familiar note.

Refined Sound

The sound of the LIRIC has been refined with the help of community feedback, and it now falls in between a balanced and warm profile. This means you get a mix of clear and accurate audio, with a touch of warmth for added depth.


The Quarter Wavelength Resonator Mask is a precision-crafted metal component that strategically covers select openings in the driver frame, to effectively attenuate high-frequency peaks above 7 kHz for a less fatiguing listening experience.

Macasser Ebony

Coming from a tradition of Maramures craftsmanship, Meze decided to preserve the design language of the first generation of LIRIC, but warm it up with the introduction of wood. This journey they embarked on led them to discover the most potent fit in Macassar ebony – a heavy, dense, aesthetically pleasing hardwood known for its deep, rich brown coloration punctuated by intricate golden-brown stripes.

Just as each ring within the grain of a tree encapsulates years of growth and development, the integration of this distinguished wood into the LIRIC symbolizes a new chapter in the Meze quest of evolution.

The distinctive nature of Macassar ebony means that each pair is inherently unique in its essence. This characteristic ensures that your headphones are not just a tool for experiencing music but a personal statement piece with its own story and character—no two pairs are exactly alike.

Every owner of this second generation of LIRIC experiences exclusivity, holding in their hands a piece of craftsmanship that is as individual as their taste in music.

Magentic Ear Pads

In the spirit of natural evolution, LIRIC joins the Meze Audio family of products with detachable magnetic earpads. This ultimately translates into enhanced reliability and serviceability, characteristics that audiophiles and music enthusiasts worldwide have grown accustomed to.

Portable + Home Cables

The premium hand-braided copper cable now serves as the stock cable for LIRIC. Meze have focused their efforts towards enhancing the listening experience, offering a 4.4 mm termination premium cable suitable for most portable headphone amplifiers, as well as a 3 m soft TPE cable with a 3.5 mm jack, ideal for home headphone setups.

High Technology

LIRIC features the state-of-the-art technology developed by Rinaro, re-engineered for day-to-day use. The MZ4 Isodynamic Hybrid Array driver was purposefully scaled down and tuned to deliver a similar audio experience with its larger counterparts found in the Empyrean II and Elite.

Combined with the closed-back design, it helps preserve the original clarity and emotion of your favorite music through enhanced sound and minimized external noise. Each driver is entirely hand-assembled and tested by in Rinaro’s industrial facility in Ukraine.


  • ULTRA LOW DISTORTION - Total harmonic distortion (THD) measures under 0.15 % across the whole frequency range.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT - 71 g combined driver weight designed to build a headphone that offers comfortable listening on the go.
  • PHASE-X™ SYSTEM - Improved ambience and spatial sound imaging through innovative technology.
  • ULTRA HIGH RESOLUTION AUDIO - Upper-frequency limit of audio reproduction is 92,000 Hz.
  • SCALED FLAGSHIP ISODYNAMIC HYBRID ARRAY TECHNOLOGY - One of the most sophisticated and advanced planar magnetic technologies in the world has been scaled down for portable use.


  • Driver: Rinaro Isodynamic Hybrid Array® MZ4
  • Driver Size: Ovoid, 92 x 63 mm
  • Driver Weight: 71 g
  • Enclosure: Closed-Back
  • Ear Coupling: Over-Ear / Circumaural
  • Frequency Response: 4 Hz - 92 kHz
  • Impedance: 61 Ω
  • Sensitivity: 100 dB SPL @ 1 kHz, 1 mW
  • Max SPL: > 130 dB
  • THD: < 0.15 %
  • Weight: 427 g


  • 1 x Hard EVA pouch case with velvet lining.
  • 1 x Magnetically attached ear pad set (2 pcs), PU leather + Alcantara hybrid.
  • 1 x 1.3 m braided Furukawa PCUHD copper cable with 4.4 mm jack.
  • 1 x 3 m soft TPE cable with 3.5 mm jack.
  • 1 x 6.3 mm jack adapter.
  • 1 x Airplane jack adapter.
  • 1 x Cable pouch.
  • 1 x Documentation.

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Headphone Features

Black / Wood
Headphone Type:
  • Hi-Fi Headphones
  • iPhone / iPod Headphones
  • Planar Magnetic Headphones
  • Smartphone Headphones
61.00 Ohms
Frequency Range:
4 - 92,000 Hz
Cable Length (m):
1.30 / 3.00 Metre
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