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Meze Audio LIRIC 2nd Generation are here with new refinements, same $2,000 price

The LIRIC 2nd Gen promises audiophiles enhanced sound and style, but it comes with a high cost.

Published onMarch 7, 2024

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Meze Audio
  • Today, Meze Audio announced its second Generation of LIRIC closed-back headphones.
  • The new model features a striped ebony wood finish and a new Quarter Wavelength Resonator Mask, which aims to offer smoother highs.
  • The LIRIC 2nd Generation headphones are available now for $2,000.

Meze Audio has announced the release of the LIRIC 2nd Generation headphones, an update to their LIRIC series. The new model includes various enhancements and a notable aesthetic update with a striped ebony wood finish.

The LIRIC 2nd Generation promises an improved sound profile thanks to the leather-clad earcups, designed to offer a warmth that adds depth, and a newly implemented Quarter Wavelength Resonator Mask (QWRM), which the company claims will smooth out high-frequency peaks above 7 kHz. They also utilize planar magnetic technology, developed in partnership with Rinaro, with the Isodynamic Hybrid Array driver scaled down and tuned to deliver an audio experience that they say aligns with Meze Audio’s larger counterparts found in the Empyrean and Elite.

The LIRIC 2nd Generation also features detachable magnetic earpads for easy replacement and comes with a braided copper cable and a longer TPE cable for varied listening setups. Priced at $2,000, the LIRIC 2nd Generation is now available for purchase.

Meze Audio LIRIC 2nd GenerationMeze Audio LIRIC 2nd Generation
Meze Audio LIRIC 2nd Generation
Warmer, balanced sound • Premium wood design • Improved comfort
MSRP: $2,000.00

Tech Specs

Driver TypeRinaro Isodynamic Hybrid Array
Ear Coupling

Frequency Response
4-92,000 Hz
61 Ω
100 dB SPL @ 1 kHz, 1 mW
Maximum SPL
> 130 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
427 g

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