We have partnered up with the clever folks from Meze Audio to bring you an exciting competition for a chance to win a pair Empyrean planar magnetic headphones worth €2,999.
Our Editorial Director, Chris Martens reviewed the Empryean in Hi-Fi+ issue #171 where he wrote, “As I began evaluating the Empryean, I quickly learned two things.
First, the headphone initially sounds good, but perhaps a little softly focussed and dynamically reserved. It needs substantial run‑in time ( >100 hours) before it opens up to achieve optimal resolution, transient speed, and dynamic acuity. Second, the Empyrean proved very sensitive to the quality of ancillary amps and DACs; plan on using top-shelf electronics to hear the Meze at its best.”
He went on to say, “At its best, the Empyrean offers neutral (yet never austere) tonal balance, extremely fine levels of resolution for both textural and transient sounds, expressive dynamics, and an almost casual-sounding, offhand quality of sonic naturalness.”
He concluded by saying, “If you give the Empyrean time, it will reward you with a rare combination of balance, finesse, and all-round expressiveness. It is only with extreme reluctance that I must force myself to give these back to Meze.“
How long a run-in time does Chris Martens recommend you give the Empyrean?
A. <10 hours
B. <=50 hours
C. >100 hours
To answer, please visit Meze’s dedicated competition page at mezeaudio.com/pages/hifi-plus-competition Alternatively, send your answer on a postcard (including your name, address, and contact details) to Empyrean Competition, Meze Audio, Str. Independentei 12/3, Baia Mare, 430071, Romania.
The competition will run from June 6th 2019 until August 1st 2019. The competition is open to everyone, but multiple, automated, or bulk entries will be disqualified. The winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries, will be contacted via email (where possible), and their name will be published in the magazine. The Editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Absolute Multimedia (UK) Ltd. is compliant with the Data Protection Act and UK laws apply. Our policy is such that we will not pass on your details to any third party without your prior consent.