Music Radar Reviews the Audeze LCD-1

September 06, 2020

"Despite the drop in price though, these open back headphones still boast the company’s signature planar magnetic technology and such sci-fi sounding features as Uniforce Diaphragms, Fluxor Magnet and Fazor Waveguides."

"Sonically, the LCD-1s are absolutely excellent. There’s a huge amount of detail in the sound, making them an excellent choice for mixing and sound design duties. There’s plenty of power here too; even at high volume there’s no audible distortion to the sound, and there’s a pleasing amount of low end on offer too."

"Headphones that cross into the audiophile realm – at least at this price point – sometimes tend to flatter the music a little and artificially boost certain mid-range frequencies. The LCD-1s seemed very trustworthy though, and strike me as a good tool for mixing sessions."

"In all, these are certainly some of the best headphones I’ve used at this price point. The only real downside is the leakiness of their open-backed design, which limits their use away from the studio somewhat. That aside, for studio musicians on the hunt for trustworthy, quality headphones below the £500 mark, there are few options better than these."