Audeze LCD-4

The LCD-4, Audeze’s new reference headphone, is the result of dedicated research and development and advancements in materials science. It features our amazingly thin nano-grade diaphragms and unique Double Fluxor magnet arrays for the most powerful magnetic flux density in existence, an incredible 1.5 Tesla! It also features a new comfortable suspension-type carbon fiber and leather headband and delivers breathtaking high resolution sound, imaging and transparency, with exciting dynamics.

 

 

It sounds incredibly open in the mid-range and treble, and coupled with Audeze’s powerful bass removes the boundaries between artist and listener. It outperforms any other in its class like electrostatics or dynamic driver headphones. The LCD-4 is the most advanced planar magnetic technology to date. (N.B you can use the table contents to skip to the video reviews, images and best prices sections).

 

Body

The construction is, of course, very accurate, with a carbon bow, described as similar to an elastic suspension. The arch is covered in soft leather, to ensure optimal comfort, even during long listening sessions. The 106 mm transducers  use an ultra-thin nano aperture, with double magnet Fluxor, able to ensure a magnetic flux of 1.5 Tesla.

Audeze LCD-4

Design

A tweaked design, complete with a new headband, the LCD-4s have "amazingly thin nano-grade diaphragms" and use "Double Fluxor magnetic arrays", a variation on the Fluxor technology first seen in the Audeze EL-8 headphones. This Fluxor technology aims to increase the magnetic power for a more efficient driver from a reduced weight.

The headphones come with:

  • 1/4in to dual 4-pin mini-XLR Premium LCD Headphone Cable
  • Professional travel case

Images

See pictures of the Audeze LCD-4 below. Notice the premium look of the headphones. This is a premium headphone and the aesthetic aspect of the LCD-4 is very much appealing. It's hard to believe that these are actually headphones but much care was put into their overall design.

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Intro Video

AudioHead: This is an unboxing of the new Audeze LCD-4 audiophile planar magnetic headphone. It retails for $3,995 in the US.

Reviews

As promised, here are all the Audeze LCD-4 Headphone reviews that we can find. We think that video reviews provide more insight and as such you can  watch as many of the videos as you need to before making the important decision of purchasing any device/accessory. You can also check out other Audeze Headphones.

Audeze LCD4 auricular headphones

Novomusica Tienda de Sonido: Short video showing you the different aspects of the LCD-4 from different angles.

Audeze LCD-4 Headphones: Jonathan Scull interview - Meniscus Magazine

Meniscus Magazine: Former Stereophile journalist Jonathan Scull talks to Meniscus Magazine at Stereo Exchange in New York about the Audeze LCD-4 Headphones.

Price

The premium headset sits on the high end of the price spectrum. The Audeze LCD-4 sells for $3995 a pair.

Package Includes

  • 1/4in to dual 4-pin mini-XLR Premium LCD Headphone Cable
  • Professional travel case

Technology

  • Flux density 1.5 Tesla
  • Large ultra-thin nano grade Uniforce diaphragms
  • Double Fluxor magnetic arrays
  • Fazor elements
Audeze LCD-4

Specs

StyleOpen circumaural
Transducer typePlanar magnetic
Magnetic arraysDouble Fluxor magnets
Magnet typeNeodymium
Transducer size106 mm
Maximum power handling15W (for 200ms)
Sound pressure level>130dB with 15W
Frequency response5Hz – 20kHz extended out to 50kHz
Total harmonic distortion<1% through entire frequency range
Impedance100 ohms
Efficiency100dB / 1mW
Optimal power requirement1 – 4W
Audeze LCD-4

Audeze Audeze LCD-4 Headphone User Maunal

You can gain access to the  Audeze LCD-4 Headphone User Maunal - NA and you can find the overall product guide here = Product Guide Download

Resources

If you like reading, then these are some useful links for the latest Audeze LCD-4 reviews and information.

AUDEZE EL-8 HANDS-ON REVIEW | OVER-EAR | WHAT HI-FI?

We get hands-on with the entry-level planar magnetic EL-8 headphones from Audeze, as unveiled at CES 2015 and due for release this February | What Hi-Fi?

AUDEZE LAUNCHES FLAGSHIP LCD-4 HEADPHONES AND KING AMP ...

The $3995 LCD-4 headphones aim to set a new benchmark for high-end headphones, while the King claims to be the "best headphone amp available"

AUDEZE LCD-4 - PAGE 4 - HEAD-FI.ORG

Quote: Originally Posted by Music Alchemist Not to get even more derailed here, but in which ways are the Odin superior to the HE6? (Assuming the HE6 is modified...

THE NEW AUDEZE LCD-4 AND KING – RMAF 2015

by Dan Browdy Whether they are bucking the current trends of modern headphone design or trying to create one all their own, no one can deny that Audeze has their […]

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