The Expert Imaging and Sound Association is the community of 60 technology magazines, websites and social media commentators from 29 countries, specialising in hi-fi, home theatre, photo and video, in-car and mobile electronics. Every year the EISA jury of experts rewards the best products in each class with a coveted EISA Award. For this 40th Anniversary Edition this year the Meze Audio Elite headphone won this prestigious award for “High-End Headphone”.
The independent jury of the Expert Imaging and Sound Association feedback: “Meze’s Elite leverages the breathtaking design of its earlier Empyrean headphone and betters it with new low-distortion drivers, once again provided by Ukraine’s Rinaro Isodynamics. These lightweight, ultra-thin, dual-coil drivers – an evolution of planar magnetic technology – ensure the open-back Elite captivates with its detailed bass performance and lifelike soundstaging, and unlike many other flagships this headphone is also easy to drive, making your choice of amplifier more straightforward. Completing a remarkable high-end package is the Meze’s superb build quality (including rugged aluminium carry case) and focus on listening comfort. Once you put this headphone on, you’ll never want to take it off…”
Meze Audio Elite MRSP €4000 incl VAT