"The $4,500 Audeze LCD-5 join a very short list of flagship headphones actually worth the money." Read More
"Big expectations and a high pedigree. It is always exciting to see what Audeze will produce next due to their ongoing march towards advancing tech and user experience, while not just simply relying on the next product cycle to sell their latest shiny thing. The changes here are real, and pretty outstanding. The level headed response and uber high resolution makes these headphones great for monitoring and well as pleasure seeking playback. The new lighter design and ear pads make for a higher degree of comfort than any other LCD before it. And for those who care, the case is really nice as well. Highly recommended." Read More
"The LCD-5 is the type of headphone that grows on you and once it has gotten to you, it’s impossible not to like its precision, clarity, transparency and energy. It for sure is one of Audeze’s most neutral and precisely tuned headphones, but they have managed to do it in the most exciting and musical way." Read More
"The new cans also feature sloped leather earpads that actually improved the midrange. The headband is now made of carbon fiber, which makes them significantly lighter and more comfortable to wear. And there's even a new "high-purity" copper cable to ensure you're getting the cleanest possible signal."
Not only is the midrange well nuanced and textured, but it benefits from the fantastic speed of the new driver and you really get a feel for just how cleanly instruments are separated and transients are resolved when you feed the LCD-5 a piece of music other headphones stumble on... If you’re looking to build a state-of-the-art headphone system, the LCD-5 is a mandatory audition for sure. Read More
It for sure is one of Audeze’s most neutral and precisely tuned headphones, but they have managed to do it in the most exciting and musical way. What I also like about the new Audeze LCD-5, is that it isn’t just for studios and professionals, but it is musically strong enough and very engaging to please the most discerning audiophile at home.
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. Read More
"Overall clarity was simply the best I’ve heard from Audeze. They have been able to raise the already high bar from the LCD-4 and LCD-4z to a whole new level and I would very easily put these headphones among the very best that I’ve ever experienced... I can very easily and wholeheartedly recommend the LCD-5s for anyone looking for the very best headphones around – they are that spectacular!" Read More
As longtime LCD-X and LCD-4z user, Carlos has a good basis for comparison on the LCD-5. Read More
Here's Jude's review, measurements, and discussion of the tech with our CEO Sankar. Read More
Ghian has been using LCD-Xs in his work for a long time. He tells about his impression of the LCD-5. Read More
Hannes is a longtime LCD-4 user, and he made this video for us about the LCD-5. Read More