$1,945

LCD-3

High-performance planar magnetic headphone

Overview
Specifications
Reviews
Accessories

The Best in the World

Our flagship headphone has literally been called the best in the world. At the pinnacle of our LCD Collection, the LCD-3 delivers the highest resolution music experience Audeze offers. The LCD-3 must be driven by an external headphone amplifier or integrated amp.

Strongest Driving Force

The LCD-3 has the longest voice coil and the strongest diaphragm driving force yielding the fastest transient response of all the LCD Collection.

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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All Audeze products are handcrafted in the USA. We offer free standard shipping on orders within the continential United States.

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 110 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
2.5m (8.2ft) 4-pin XLR 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

 

“A joy for those seeking clarity, detail and an intimate relationship with the music.”
– Por Emilio, Old & New sound
 
“The LCD-3's natural timbre, especially throughout the midrange, was a thing of beauty and one that is hard to go without once experienced.”
– Andrew Robinson, HomeTheaterReview.com
 
“Speaking of über-performance, the Audeze LCD-3 is quite possibly the best headphone ever ... Starting with the bass, the impact and detail is simply otherworldly ... Midrange performance is similarly stellar, with hints of bloom, but never unnatural, never exaggerated ... We were both simply floored by the LCD-3's physicality”
– Jude Mansilla, Headfi.org
 
“They don’t really look like other headphones, and in many ways, they don’t sound like other headphones. No, they sound much, much better ... The word that comes to mind as I listen to the LCD-3s is 'realism.' ... There are some cases where spending more gets you more, and LCD-3s are an example of that.”
– Geoffrey Morrison, Forbes
 
“I have never heard a set of headphones that got even remotely close to the sound of live music the way this one does and ...if you want the very best, get the LCD-3s.”
– Steve Guttenberg, CNET
 
“From the butter-soft leather, to the gorgeous wood earcups, they exude luxury in a way most headphones don’t ... The Audeze LCD-XC’s are exquisitely well built and offer incredible performance ... Those two things define a good luxury item.”
– MANTRACK: THE BEST OF EVERYTHING, PLAYBOY MAGAZINE