“Having spent enough time with both headphones with a wide variety of sources, and headphone amplifiers, I do feel that the ELITE is a better sounding headphone than the Empyrean — but that doesn’t diminish how great the more affordable headphone is in the grand scheme of things. The Empyrean sits in the top tier of all headphones currently available and I can understand why a lot of people still want to own one. The ELITE is a legitimate improvement on it but it should be considering the difference in price."
“The Meze Elite is just incredible. The build quality and attention to detail are just above anything else on the market, making for a sublime and luxurious feeling of actually using them. When it comes to the sound quality, the Elite has that beautiful timbre that is just a true joy to listen to, paired with great detail retrieval, spectacular resolution, and soundstage."