October 27, 2021
"We have been incredibly spoilt by the amount of quality flagship headphone performers released this year and the LCD-5 is no exception.
"The new driver and internal engineering inside the LCD-5 have allowed the team a bit of freedom from previous constraints to tackle some of the flaws from the LCD-4 but at the same time create an entirely new tonal profile."
"Certainly, it’s the most mature-sounding and cohesive high-end Audeze headphones to date. Importantly, it is their most likable tuning with plenty of verve and character and absolutely excellent levels of detail to go along with it."
"Not everything is perfect though. I love the new external design and my goodness the improved weight is just excellent. However, the current clamping and narrow surface contact area of the new pads might create a comfort issue for some. I suspect the future option to order a larger headband when buying the LCD-5 will remedy that for those that prefer it."