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Meze Empyrean & Rai Penta Hands-on: Audio Excellence at Different Price Points

Updated: Aug 19, 2021

Written by Cheryl Tan


I’ve been reviewing true wireless audio and some in-ears, but reviewing high-end audio is a whole different ballgame. You need a high-resolution source, amplifiers, DACs and all sorts of other equipment to truly get the best out of the expensive new headphone or earphone.

So I was lucky enough to be able to have a listen to the Meze Empyrean and Meze Rai Penta thanks to AV One, where I had access to some excellent equipment to ensure my experience was a good one. I only had about 25 to 30 minutes each with the Empyrean and Rai Penta, but here are what stood out most for me.