Meze Audio announces flagship ELITE planar magnetic headphone

Meze Audio announces flagship ELITE planar magnetic headphone

Meze Audio ELITE

Meze Audio Elite headband looks similar to the Empyrean sibling

News today of a new headphone from Meze Audio called  Elite.  The Meze Audio Elite are planar magnetic headphones that promise to offer a unique and accurate headphone experience.  Related to the stunning Empyrean, reviewed here and the Meze RAI Penta and Solo, these are sure to be a wonderful experience for anyone at this price point.  The Meze Audio Elite is the result of 3 years worth of research by both Meze and Rinaro, an R&D company based in Ukraine.  They have combined to deliver new materials and technologies in the drivers.

Antonio Meze says:

With Elite we’ve created something that transcends all barriers of headphone design and engineering and moves to a new, artistic, graceful level. Following in the footsteps of a successful partnership with Rinaro Isodynamics, we managed to exceed our expectations once again and create something for the ages. This is not mass production; it’s the craftsmanship that sparks the magic and wonder in Elite, what makes it exciting, and these are values that we choose over any shortcuts

Pavlo Shymanovych, Founder of Rinaro Isodynamics says:

Rinaro Parus® is the result of 3 years of exploration into material sciences by the team at Rinaro. The semi-crystalline microstructure exhibits remarkable strength, stiffness, and stability, combined with an extremely low acoustic mass. This brings a new level of performance to Isodynamic Hybrid Array drivers

Meze Audio ELITE

Meze Audio Elite, driver detail

Elite is now available for pre-order worldwide, retailing for £3,699 / €4,000 / $4,000 at MezeAudio and select UK and US retailers.


Founded in 2011 in Baia Mare, Romania, Meze Audio is renowned for timeless design, pure comfort and engaging vivid sound. Winner of multiple audiophile industry awards, Meze’s current product range includes 99 series headphones (99 Classics, 99 NEO), Rai series IEMs (Rai Penta, Rai Solo) and the first isodynamic hybrid array headphone, Empyrean.


Rinaro, a progressive Ukrainian audio company, has been at the forefront of planar magnetic development since the 1980s. From its Cold War origins to today’s state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing facilities, Rinaro has continued to innovate for the last 30 years, creating the revolutionary Isodynamic Hybrid Array technology found exclusively in Meze Empyrean and Elite headphones.

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