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$995

LCD-2

The original high-performance planar magnetic headphone

Overview
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The Original

The LCD-2 is our original “game-changing” headphone and the one that propelled us into a world of rave reviews.

Beautiful Sound

The LCD-2 is the most forgiving of the LCD Collection due to a magnetic structure that provides extremely low distortion. Fast and dynamic with terrific bass, the midrange - where music lives - is superb as are the golden highs. Our proprietary technology eliminates breakup modes found in other designs and improves clarity.

Focus and Frequency Extension

Patent-pending Fazor elements guide and manage the flow of sound in the headphone for improved focus, greater frequency extension top and bottom and remarkable 3D holographic imaging. The LCD-2 must be driven by an external headphone amplifier or integrated amp.

Fazor Technology

Audeze’s patent-pending Fazor elements improve clarity, focus and the already spectacular holographic imaging. Two Fazor elements are placed just outside the two magnet structures that surround the diaphragm. They guide and manage the flow of sound around the magnets and are standard on all LCD headphones. Read more

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Features and Specifications

Style Open circumaural 
Transducer type Planar magnetic
Magnetic structure Proprietary self-closing design
Magnet type High-grade Neodymium
Diaphragm area 39.8sq cm (6.17sq in)
Maximum power 15W (for 200 ms)
Optimal power 1-4W
SPL > 130dB with 15W
Frequency response 5Hz - 20kHz extension to 50kHz
THD < 1%
Impedance 70 ohms
Efficiency 93dB / 1mW
Weight 600g
Cable length 2.5m (8.2 ft)

Package Includes

2.5m (8.2ft) 6.35mm (1/4in) to dual 4-pin mini-XLR cable
6.35mm (1/4in) to 3.5mm (1/8in) stereo adapter
Ruggedized travel case
Warranty documents
Personalized frequency response graph available through support@audeze.com

 

“This headphone somehow produces extraordinary clarity, openness, and articulation, but without exaggerated detail or annoyingly overdone treble ... The LCD-2's vivid presentation can only be matched by the very best, and vastly more expensive speaker systems.”
– Steve Guttenberg, CNET
 
“The LCD-2's are a champion of low-level detail ... The mono recordings have such an abundance of depth; they feel like stereo ... I will be using them as my main reference standard against which I'll judge all other headphones.”
– Jeff Dorgay, TONE Audio
 
“Spectacularly yummy ... The bass on these headphones is as good as it gets ... In a number of ways the LCD-2 was the best headphone I'd ever measured.”
– Tyll Hertsens, InnerFidelity.com
 
“They present the music to you rather than shoving it at you, and their way of handling ambience creates a deeply immersive listening experience ... They also rendered much of the ambience that’s captured on the best recordings.”
– Andrea Sundaram, SoundStageExperience.com