"The Audeze Penrose employs planar drivers, which means sound is filtered through a super-thin layer of conductive film, and that film is suspended between two permanent magnetic fields. Just floating in there! It's super cool. Technical details aside, what does that mean for sound? It means the Audeze Penrose produces unbelievably clear, detailed, rich sound. For gaming, that means an all-new level of immersion. Seriously. On top of all that, they work wired, wireless, and with Bluetooth—and the included (removable) boom mic sounds great."
"The question isn’t if you should buy the Audeze LCD-3; the real question is: can you afford to? See, while they’re technical marvels, acoustically sublime, and fan-freaking gorgeous, they do cost just a hair shy of two thousand dollars. That’s a lot of cash, but then you do get a lot of headphone for that, so it’s a fair trade-off."
"There’s a good reason the LCD-3 has been near the top of reviewers’ choice charts since its inception in 2011. Okay, I lied, there are a millionreasons why. If all the music you’ve ever listened to has been on dynamic headphones, do your ears a favor and at least sound test this set out, you won’t be disappointed."
"The price may be a bit steep for casual users at around $399. Battery life at around 4 hours is decent but not spectacular. While there are wireless modes, you lose out on any of the advanced gaming features. Onboard controls are convenient for switching modes and profiles, though it may become confusing which mode you’re in. Luckily, the headphones announce clearly what settings you’ve just changed, and the Audeze HQ app for PCs offers a visualization. Ultimately, the audiophile-quality performance and innovative spatial audio technology chisel the Mobius out as the best gaming headset that money can buy."
"If comfort is your top priority, you’re going to want to break these gaming headsets in, as they are notorious for clamping on users’ heads tight enough to trigger headaches. That’s certainly disappointing considering its exorbitant price tag. However, if you want the best of the best when it comes to sound, soundstage and mic performance, all of which definitely matter in gaming, it’s more than worth the effort.""If comfort is your top priority, you’re going to want to break these gaming headsets in, as they are notorious for clamping on users’ heads tight enough to trigger headaches. That’s certainly disappointing considering its exorbitant price tag. However, if you want the best of the best when it comes to sound, soundstage and mic performance, all of which definitely matter in gaming, it’s more than worth the effort."
"Audeze LCD-1 combine so many attractive features that even after our detailed and lengthy test they seem like something fantastic. This model simply has no direct competitors. All possible alternatives in any case loses by the totality of qualities: price, technology, sound quality. Audeze LCD-1 is a real gift for both professionals and audiophiles."
"The Audeze Euclid is a great first offering from Audeze in the realm of closed-back planar-magnetic IEMs. It features the ability to perform at the level of my full-size open back planars despite being a fraction of the sizeand is able to accurately replicate a wide soundstage. A decade on, and despite venturing into a completely new field and application. Audeze’s Euclid proves that they are still one of the ‘greats’ of the industry. Packing engineering innovation and the execution to pull it off the Euclid offers the versatility of owning a single product that is small and portable in size, adaptable thanks to its MMCX platform, and closed back for isolation, but with a world-class soundstage. I would like to see Audeze continue to develop this platform to where we may one day get an IEM with more low-frequency range reproduction. But for now, it’s a hell of a start.
"Should you buy an Audeze Mobius, good question, it is by far the best gaming headset I have ever had the opportunity to own and review. Offers head-tracking, the best audio experience, the biggest set of drivers and software to personally customise. Now here comes the headsets that I feel may not offer up all the bells and whistles but are good, Razer BlackShark V2, EPOS GPS 601 or 670, SteelSeries Arctis Range, each of these is great and cheaper. The HyperX Cloud Orbit S is a cheaper option, but you do lose Bluetooth connectivity, and I have no idea how it sounds. For console users, you might want to check out the Audeze Penrose, or any official headset from Sony and Microso
"As consumers, we have become accustomed to highly compressed audio on cheap devices, and it's easy to forget the quality and amount of work that goes into a lot of sound engineering. During the testing, one of my favorite renditions of Black Sabbath's "Changes," performed by Charles Bradley, started playing. Now, I’ve heard this song hundreds of times, but the first time I ever heard it, it really moved me, even making my eyes tear up a bit. Hearing it this time on these headphones was like hearing it again for the first time. The depth and clarity in Bradley's soulful voice reached me as if I had never heard it before. "
"The LCD-1 headphones come from Audeze's LCD Reference headphone range. They're built for audio engineers and sound professionals to deliver the best, most accurate representation of music—any genre, any style."
"The microphone, however, is not always as phenomenal. So, it attaches easily and intuitively as one would hope, however I found myself needing to do a great deal of fiddling with its position and volume settings to really get the sort of quality I was hoping for. Small changes can make big differences as far as quality and volume here. You certainly can get some high quality recording out of it, but it will take some patience, some practice, and a whole lot of fiddling."
"The Audeze LCD-1 is a superb model for those who value critical listening. It delivers the crisp, detailed, and rich sound that one comes to expect from high-end open-back headphones, but at a more attainable price point. The lightweight and compact design is also a sigh of relief from the heavy and bulky cans best associated with the category. Yes, you’ll have to live with certain exceptions like zero controls, special features, and noise neutralization. Are these dealbreakers? Maybe, but not for audio purists who want hi-fi sound on the cheap, which is what the LCD-1 offers you."
"The Audeze Penrose gives me perplex feelings.It’s a brilliant headphone, with superb presentation and the deep bass every planar lover craves, that you can virtually connect to any modern device, thanks to the wireless dongle. But, on the other hand, the sound signature doesn’t suit my taste, even more since I own the Mobius, which gives me that extra layer of definition I missed with the Penrose.On a daily basis, plugged into my console, the difference is negligible, but once you focus your attention, the Penrose feels like a cut-off version of the Mobius. A very good headphone, but overshadowed by its bigger sibling!"
"I found the LCD-X headphones to be the perfect “final arbiter.” They were useful well after I had finished a mix to my satisfaction on monitor speakers, or when I would later hear the mastered version. I would take a day off, then come back and play it on the LCD-X headphones. If there was something bothering me in the mix or mastering, then I investigated. But usually it was good and the LCD-X headphones were all I ever needed"