The first thing you will notice about them is that they are massive. They combine wood and polished metal, coupled with leather and carbon-fiber, resulting in a modern, unusual design. Every material in this amalgam has been chosen for its properties and features, rather than for how it looks.
The Audeze Mobius doesn't look like a gaming headphone at first glance, but oh boy it sure is!
Audeze is professional Made in U.S.A. recording studio equipment, not to be confused with consumer rubbish dragged-in from the Orient. When you consider this, the ultra-low price of the LCD-1 is even more shocking. These are the least expensive headphones Audeze makes; you're taking advantage of everything they've learned through years of innovations and patents in planar magnetic headphones. Other people fall all over themselves paying $4,000 for Audeze's LCD-4. It's like getting a more-durable Ferrari brand-new for just $15,000; these are all designed by the same engineer and made in the same California factory as the LCD-4 — and these LCD-1 fold for travel. Read More
Headfonics says the Audeze LCD-1 "is the whole cake this time and at $399 it tastes rather good." Find a link to the full review here! Read More
"The Audeze LCD-1s represent the new gold standard for entry level planar headphones, if such a thing can be said about a category which "slums" it at $400, but can top out in the $1000's"
We won’t lie, £400 for a gaming headset is pretty extortionate. But, if you can afford it, the Audeze Mobius
more than justifies its upfront cost. The Mobius
features a wealth of custom hardware you won’t find on any other gaming headset.
The Mobius makes fantastic use of the detailed planar magnetic drivers to produce game audio that is up there with anything on the market today. Forget the dubious 3D audio and head tracking gimmicks, the actual aural experience is what makes these cans great. Read More
The best audiophile headphones are operate on the open-back principle. That makes for a less fatiguing experience and delivers the best sound as it’s not bouncing around inside a closed ear-cup creating strange reverberations. It also means you get broad, expansive soundscapes perfect for open-world gaming. Read More
The Audeze LCD-X
is a headphone that's been around for some time now, however I'm told there was a recent revision near the end of last year that makes it worth evaluating in 2020. For a long time, the LCD-X was considered the first step up into true flagship territory, taking notable steps forward in terms of technical performance over the LCD-2
. But now, with the HiFiMAN Ananda
regularly on sale at $700, the LCD-X
has some stiff competition at its $1200 price tag. I had considered the Ananda a bit of a benchmark at its lower price tag, so it's worth asking if the LCD-X
in 2020 is worth the price increase over the HiFiMAN Ananda
With memory foam pads, and super-flexible band, these headphones are a joy to use. They have no issue blocking out most at-home sounds you’d run into, and the memory phone molds to your head over time. Plus the headset supports just about every connection method possible, with a 3.5mm cord, USB compatibility, and Bluetooth 5. Read More
These headphones sound unreal. Audeze has quite a few different models including in-ear monitoring, so research their line of products before buying. These are pretty much the best sounding headphones I’ve ever heard. Read More
If what you care about most of all is audio quality and you don't mind paying for it, the Audeze Mobius headphones are the top of the pile. Their price tag is extreme and there are more comfortable headsets out there. Build quality could be a little better too, but for the absolute best in audio quality, whether it's in-game action or your own personal music collection, this is the headset to get. Read More