Meze Audio LIRIC 2nd Generation: New Sound, Design, & Features

Meze Audio announces the LIRIC 2nd Generation – updated sound profile, beautiful ebony wood, and increased modularity.

Romanian audio specialist Meze Audio continues its tradition of high-end audio products by announcing the LIRIC 2nd Generation. This updated model refines the original LIRIC closed-back headphones, incorporating community feedback for a warmer sound profile, luxurious striped ebony wood earcups, and a focus on longevity for extended enjoyment. In 2021, we named the original LIRIC our Headphone of the Year based on its high build quality, top-notch comfort, and open, natural sound.

Meze Audio has built a reputation for meticulously crafted headphones, and the LIRIC 2nd Generation seems to reflect this dedication. Key features include a redesigned sound profile with greater warmth and depth while maintaining clarity. Additionally, the new striped ebony earcups bring visual elegance and natural durability. Meze Audio has also incorporated a QWRM (Quarter Wavelength Resonator Mask) to smooth out high-frequency peaks, further contributing to a refined listening experience.

Like the original, the LIRIC 2nd generation features advanced planar magnetic technology from Rinaro, known for its spacious and detailed sound. The Isodynamic Hybrid Array drivers within these headphones are specifically tuned for everyday use. This technology, combined with the closed-back design, is said to provide excellent isolation and sound reproduction. Meze Audio has also listened carefully to the headphone enthusiast community; the easily replaceable magnetic earpads are a direct result of user feedback, ensuring these headphones can provide years of listening enjoyment.

Meze Audio LIRIC 2nd Generation

At the end of the day, the original LIRIC was one of the most elegant and refined portable headphones ever made. The only thing that held it back somewhat was a little bit of hardness in the upper midrange, which made it crucial to select the correct partnering electronics.

The Meze Audio LIRIC 2nd Generation will be available today, March 7th, from Meze Audio’s website and selected retailers worldwide, priced at $2000/€2000/£1850. For further information, please visit the Meze Audio website.

Tech Specs

Driver Type: Rinaro Isodynamic Hybrid Array®
Enclosure: Closed-back
Ear Coupling: Circumaural
Frequency Response: 4-92,000 Hz
Impedance: 61 Ω
Sensitivity: 100 dB SPL @ 1 kHz, 1 mW
Maximum SPL: > 130 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): <0.15%
Weight: 427 g

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