"The staging is excellent, much more open than I expected with a neutral to natural vibrant quality to its tonality but still retaining all the traditional hallmarks of typical Audeze planar bass response. The design is vastly more mature than my original LCD-2 Rev 2 with a very comfortable support system and thicker pads to mitigate lateral pressure and that above-average weight. "
"These headphones may be relatively pricey, but they earn every penny between the build quality and performance. I view it as an investment in mental health, great sound and great music soothe the soul. For delivering uncompromised sound in a package that allows you to enjoy music without disturbing other, the Audeze LCD-2 Closed Back is a Top Choice selection, no doubt about it."
We awarded the AUDEZE LCD2Cs an Editor's Choice award when we reviewed them: they take the original LCD-2's rich bass and unbelievable depth, and wrap it in a wallet-friendly package. Sure, you lose the wood cups and the hard travel case, but who cares? These are absolutely out of this world.