Meze Audio Elite is the company's most advanced planar magnetic headphones yet

High-end Romanian headphone outfit Meze Audio (which recently celebrated 10 years in the business with a suite of hand-painted, limited edition over-ears) is continuing its collaboration with acoustic engineering firm Rinaro Isodynamics for the liberate of the new Elite Isodynamic Hybrid Array headphones. 

And the Meze Elite is not only any high-end set of cans: each companies claim this new flagship style is their most advanced planar magnetic set of headphones thus far.

Elite is reportedly the result of 3 years of research and building. Powering the headphones is a custom-developed MZ3SE Isodynamic Hybrid Array driving force created through Rinaro, which utilises a mix of individual switchback and spiral formed voice coils in its one driver, thus promising to target soundwaves with more accuracy round the herbal form of the ear.

Said driving force options Rinaro Parus, a brand new diaphragm material that has been developed in particular for the Elite. This low mass acoustic diaphragm is produced with "bespoke sequential biaxial lengthening technology", a process that involves stretching the material in transverse directions at elevated temperatures to fortify structural performance.

On the out of doors, the putting, otherworldly chassis combines aluminium, carbon fibre and leather-based to boast most convenience and sturdiness. Another new addition developed especially for the Elite is the 25mm-deep hybrid ear cushions, an answer which targets to marry the qualities of Alcantara (a top rate artificial, suede-like microfibre famous for its sturdiness) and leather-based into a unmarried design.

Besides convenience, the combination promises to decrease the bass drive and ship an airy sound signature "in which sound waves appear to transcend the space around to create an immersive experience".

In an admirable nod to long-term sustainability, the Elites also are absolutely serviceable: from the replaceable earpads to the high-performance materials used, each and every part on the headphone chassis may also be simply disassembled and serviced.

From seems to generation, Meze Audio assures patrons these headphones have been designed to last a lifetime – and bearing in mind the asking charge, that is just right information.

Meze Audio Elite is now available for pre-order worldwide, retailing for £3699 / $4000 / AU$6500 / €4000 at MezeAudio and choose UK and US shops.


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