LCD-1 Headphones


InnerFidelity - Product Of The Year 2019

InnerFidelity - Product Of The Year 2019!

"This headphone is a great contender for anyone looking for a well-tuned, do-it-all open back under $500. If you’re an audio professional of any kind, this could be one of the only set of headphones you’ll ever need."

Headphone guru writers choice award

Headphone Guru - Writer's Choice Award 2019

"They continue in the brilliant tradition of Audeze’s previous releases and offer truly outstanding audiophile quality for a price point that is there for the average consumer."

LCD-1 Open-Back Foldable Headphones

The LCD-1 headphones have been meticulously engineered for comfort, convenience, and premium quality sound. Featuring some of Audeze’s most powerful planar magnetic technology in an open-back, foldable and light-weight design, the LCD-1 delivers masterfully tuned audio in a compact and travel-friendly package perfect for audiophile listening and mixing.


  • Enhanced transparency and sound stage - Open Circumaural Design
  • Wide dynamic range - 90mm Over-Ear Planar Drivers
  • Unparalleled sonic detail and accuracy - Ultra-thin Uniforce™ Diaphragms
  • Powerful sound and efficiency - Fluxor™ Magnets
  • Deep rich bass with low audible distortion - Fazor Waveguides
  • Light-weight construction with robust memory foam ear pads and headband for extended comfort during long listening sessions
  • Foldable headphone design-perfect for mixing/listening on the go
  • 3.5mm premium cable for tangle-free connection, with reversible headphone connectors for ease of setup
  • 1/4'' adapter included
  • Travel case included
  • Designed and built in the USA with imported and US made parts

Critical Acclaim from the Masters

""The Audeze LCD-1 foldable headphones blew my mind ... I've been waiting for a pair of [Audeze] planars in this price range ... This is a real first and I'm really pleased." "

- Bob Katz, 3x Grammy Award-winning Mastering Engineer

"The LCD-1’s by Audeze sound incredible and you will not be disappointed. The build is solid and the included hardshell carrying case makes them a perfect portable solution for the traveling engineer."

- By Philip Mantione, Sonarworks | Pro Audio Files

"Using these LCD-1’s has taken me to headphone heaven! They are extremely comfortable, light weight, and get frighteningly close to the sound of some of the flagship headphone models in [Audeze's] lineup. Best bang-for-the-buck headphones available anywhere, full stop!"

- Carlos de la Garza, Grammy Award-Winning Mix Engineer

"The LCD-1 is comfortable, light-weight, and easy to carry around with you. Easily the best portable reference headphones, especially well suited to up and coming producers looking for serious professional over-ear monitors."

- Manny Marroquin, 10x Grammy Award-Winning Mastering Engineer

"hey revel in music for music’s sake, and just because they can deliver Anna Meredith’s Nautilus more cleanly, and with straighter edges into and out of individual sounds, more effectively than any similarly priced rival."

- Simon Lucas, Tech Radar

"Wow. This has to be the most detail and most masterfully tuned treble in a high efficiency headphone I’ve heard at anywhere near this price."

- Metal571, YouTuber and Audiophile

"What the LCD-1 brings to the table aside from the affordability factor is a more compact design that folds for producers/audiophiles on the go. If you are a producer or music fanatic, you should be very excited about these."

- David Ireland, Magnetic Ireland

A Tradition In Music Creation

For decades, professional musicians and audio engineers all around the world have placed their trust in Audeze headphones. This legacy inspired us to create the LCD-1, a new benchmark for critical listening. Whether at home or in the studio, the LCD-1 honors our tradition in music creation by delivering music in its purest form, the way it was meant to be heard.  

Designed for Home and Studio

The LCD-1 blends Audeze's coveted LCD sound quality together with improved comfort and portability. Our 90mm Planar Magnetic drivers deliver frequency extension from 10Hz all the way to 50kHz with flawless precision and clarity, ideal both for audiophile listening and professional applications. Weighing only 250 grams and featuring a plush memory foam headband and ear pads, the LCD-1 is engineered for fatigue-free listening sessions both at home and in the studio. The specially designed cable has reversible connectors, so the LCD-1 will always deliver the correct left and right channel information.

LCD-1 with keybaord
A woman wearing LCD-1

Engineered for Critical Listening

Our open-back over-ear design produces an expanded soundstage that pulls the ear deeper into the music. Inside, our patented Fluxor™ magnets and Uniforce™ voice coil work together to articulate fine-tuned, distortion-free audio with visceral power and impact. From its musically engaging presence to its clear and transparent sound, the LCD-1 has been meticulously engineered for critical listening.

Designed and Handcrafted in Southern California

Each LCD-1 driver is precision crafted by hand in our Southern California facility. Using our patented engineering techniques and state of the art laser-etching technology, we put great care into each step of the manufacturing process to ensure our headphones meet the exacting audio and production quality standards that have made Audeze the world's best reviewed headphone brand. The LCD-1 is fully assembled in our Orange County factory with parts made in the USA and other countries.

LCD-1 driver diaphragm closeup

An Industry Standard for Mixing and Monitoring

From famous mastering studios to small home setups, Audeze is the most trusted name in headphone audio production

Larabee Studios

Larabee Studio USA

Metropolis Studios

Metropolis Studio UK

Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records USA


The LCD-1 is a critical tool for anyone who values pure, neutral, and accurate sound. Its soundstage and pinpoint stereo imaging reveal the full depth and detail of the music, empowering producers to fine-tune their mix with complete confidence. Its foldable light-weight design and easy drivability make the LCD-1 an accessible premium audio solution perfect for artists and listeners.

Bundle with Reveal+

You can now save $100 on Reveal+ when you purchase it together with any Audeze Reference headphone, including LCD-1, LCD-X, LCD-XC, and LCD-MX4. Simply add both items to your cart, and your discount will automatically be applied at checkout!

LCD-1 Reveal+ Plugin bundle

What's included?

  • 2m 3.5mm to dual 3.5mm cable with reversible connectors
  • 3.5mm to 6.35mm adapter
  • Zippered travel case
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • See also - User Guides
LCD-1 what's included


Over-ear, open-circumaural

Transducer type

Planar Magnetic

Magnetic structure

Single-sided Fluxor™ magnet array

Phase management


Magnet type

Neodymium N50

Diaphragm type

Ultra-thin Uniforce

Transducer size

90 mm

Maximum power handling


Maximum SPL


Frequency response

10Hz - 50KHz


<0.1% @ 100dB


16 ohms


99 dB/1mW (at Drum Reference Point)

Ear Pads

Memory foam, genuine lambskin leather