"2019 Open Headphone of the Year. I have absolutely loved my time with the Meze Empyrean headphones! They worked phenomenally with any genre of music that I threw at them! With incredibly wide and deep sound staging and some of the very best clarity and overall transparency that I’ve come across, it is going to be very hard to let these headphones go! The build quality is among the very best I’ve ever come across and the attention to detail and care that went into their design and construction is simply off the charts. Throw in the fact that they are likely the most comfortable headphones I’ve had on my head and you have a serious contender for the best headphones out there. If you’re in the market for a top-flight pair of headphones that sound BIG and clean for many hours at a time, I strongly recommend you give the Meze Empyrean a strong audition…you will not be disappointed!"
"Best Headphone (Price no Object). The headphone of the year award maybe is the one people are looking forward to most and this year it goes to the Meze Audio Empyrean! What a headphone Meze Audio have come up with! A new King is born and this is a headphone everyone will still be talking about in 20 years. The Empyrean just is incredibly good and it checks all my boxes, and then some. We’re pretty spoiled when it comes to good gear and good headphones, but this is one is extra special. Just listen to it with a good amp at home or in your office and I bet a lot of you will join #TeamEmpyrean right away. What a masterpiece."