An Audiophile's Guide to the luxury of sound (Part2)

Updated: Dec 4, 2020

We know we have already featured a list of high-end headphones but our list become a little longer and we couldn’t stop ourselves from sharing with you these commendable products. We did not want to stop you from exploring the pure magic of sound. Read on…


Empyrean by Meze

Empyrean is the product of two passionate companies coming together to explore what is possible beyond their individual capabilities. The result is a no-compromise headphone embodying Meze’s daring aesthetic and user-centered design approach and Rinaro’s experience in research and development within the field of planar magnetics.

A blend of premium materials, exquisite craftsmanship and detailing that’s unmistakably Meze, Empyrean is one of the most technologically innovative planar magnetic headphones in the world.



Andromeda 2020 by Campfire Audio

A single printed body now houses all of Andromeda 2020’s internal components. The interior and exterior spaces and the relationships between them are precisely sculpted to improved sonic performance. And the bonus of having the engineering doing the heavy lifting is fewer moving parts, and fewer moving parts mean reliable reference performance for the life of the earphone.

A new spout design keeps its distinctive short collar, but adds our signature grill pattern to keep your earphone debris free. Zirconium blasted aluminum shells are finished in classic emerald green anodizing; specially made for Andromeda.



Utopia by Focal

Utopia are unique: they are the world’s first audiophile headphones featured totally open-backed full-range speaker drivers with pure Beryllium ’M’-shaped domes. The acoustic quality of this exclusive solution allowed Focal to avoid the use of any crossover or passive filtering process to achieve a frequency response from 5Hz to 50kHz! They meet all the requirements expected of high-end headphones due to their sophisticated and elegant design and to purposeful materiality, such as the carbon fibre yoke and true lambskin leather ear cushions.

The listening experience is outstanding in terms of realism, natural sound reproduction, dynamics and clarity. When listening to them, the headphones virtually disappear and the audio signal is revealed with a level of precision never achieved until Utopia.



Vérité by ZMF

Vérité [veri’tā] is a term often used in film and television as a style that emphasizes reality, naturalism, and a sense of truth.

The Vérité cup has an angled, and non-congruent radiused edge, which positions its roundest point at the back of the cup, and its sharpest point at the front of the cup. This creates a flowing, unique design that is pleasing to hold and to see.

Vérité uses a stiffer, lighter, 300 ohm voice coil and a N50 (50 gauss) magnet. This combination allows the driver to project the fastest most nimble sound we have yet been able to create.



Khan by Noble

The Khan features 6 drivers in each black SLA housing. Consisting of 4 Balanced armature drivers, 1 dynamic driver and 1 piezoelectric driver. Stainless steel nozzle ensures durability and comfort.

Industry first, Wizard selected handcrafted M3 composite "Mokume Gane" faceplate, which results in a unique pattern for every IEM. Note that for certain smart phone users, we have found that some smartphones are insufficiently shielded for the khan. If you intend to listen to the khan using a smartphone, you must use noble's 3.5mm adapter included free with each khan. Additional adapters may be purchased in the accessories section of noble's website.

Hand-assembled and matched Detachable cable with industry standard 2-pin configuration (0.78 mm diameter)



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