Our Latest Flagship, 1/3 Less Weight!

For the past decade, Audeze’s LCD series has set the standard for planar magnetic headphone performance. Starting with the LCD-2 that ushered in a new era of planar technology in 2009, we then introduced the LCD-3 in 2011 and LCD-4 in 2015. With the LCD-5, everything has been improved – drivers, earpads, frame design - to set a new standard for performance and comfort.

Our Latest Flagship, 1/3 Less Weight!

For the past decade, Audeze’s LCD series has set the standard for planar magnetic headphone performance. Starting with the LCD-2 that ushered in a new era of planar technology in 2009, we then introduced the LCD-3 in 2011 and LCD-4 in 2015. With the LCD-5, everything has been improved – drivers, earpads, frame design - to set a new standard for performance and comfort.

LCD-5 Flagship Headphones

SKU:100-L5-1025-02

  • New planar driver and magnet structure extends frequency response
  • 1/3 less weight than the LCD-4!
  • New sculpted earpad design improves upper midrange response
  • Improved structural design incorporating magnesium, acetate and carbon-fiber
  • Each LCD-5 comes with a balanced 4-pin XLR cable with single-ended adapter.

Transparency, Resolution, and Speed

The LCD-5 sets a new standard for accuracy. Its drivers are engineered with our award-winning Fluxor magnets and updated Fazor waveguides along with our new Patent-pending Parallel Uniforce™ voice coils, which employ varying width parallel traces to keep the impedance low and provide increased voltage headroom by altering the current density within each trace. The uniform force created by this optimization lowers distortion and provides better control over diaphragm movement, resulting in improved sonic resolution.

Clarity and Imaging

We’ve optimized every aspect of the LCD-5’s acoustic chamber to achieve pinpoint imaging and an extremely clean and clear soundstage. The new sculpted earpads and acoustically transparent mesh are designed to minimize reflections and resonance, while the Parallel Uniforce™ voice coil allows increased space between magnets for improved frequency response and a more open soundstage. LCD-5 also features newly designed low-profile Fazor waveguides to further reduce diffractions and interactions with the ear.

"It feels like a new level... even more invisible, in the sense that there was any kind of artifact on my head."
Julian Lage - Guitarist, Composer

"It feels like a new level... even more invisible, in the sense that there was any kind of artifact on my head."
Julian Lage - Guitarist, Composer

Elegant Comfortable Design

Weighing in at only 420 grams, the LCD-5 offers hours of listening pleasure. Every part has been re-engineered, using materials such as magnesium, aluminum and acetate which offer light weight and high rigidity. When you put on a pair of LCD-5s, your head and ears are cradled in materials of the finest quality. Supple premium leather and carbon-fiber pull all the elements together into a package of the finest craftsmanship, which we hand-assemble in our California workshop.

Sculpted Earpads

Our new sculpted, internally sloped earpad architecture reduces unwanted resonances and interior reflections. The ergonomic design cradles your cranium, and helps naturally place the headphone in the optimal listening position. The pads have less contact surface area than standard designs to reduce fatigue while providing a superior seal for all shapes and sizes.

Ultra High Purity Adaptable Balanced Cable

The LCD-5 cable is specially tuned with directional OCC high-purity copper strands that provide a low capacitance and low resistance path for the signal to travel from your amp to the drivers, maintaining unsurpassed clarity and precision. It comes standard with an XLR teminated cable for a balanced system or use it with the single ended adapter.

What Sound Engineers and Musicians Say About LCD-5

Gavin Lurssen
Mastering Engineer

“The LCD-5 in particular lets me sit all day and sometimes all night too without any level of fatigue. I use the LCD-X as well but my go to is the LCD-5 for its ability to leave me in this place after very long term listening and the way its ergonomic design sometimes even lets me forget I have headphones on.”

Alan Meyerson
Audio Engineer

“These are the “Goldilocks” of headphones. Just right. Clear open top end, warm lows, clarity. I can really hear inside my mix. The weight and the cushions are perfect. They’re also awesome just to sit around and listen to vinyl on.”

Bill Frisell
Guitarist and Composer

“The joy and thrill of hearing new music for the very first time. Being transported into another world. Mind blown. That is the place where I want to be. I long for it. Listening now to Audeze LCD-5 headphones through a Linear Tube Audio MZ3 amplifier brings me right back to those wonderful moments.”

Julian Lage
Guitarist and Composer

“In addition to offering a mind-bogglingly intimate and musical experience of listening to recordings, the LCD-5s constantly teach me what to listen for as a player when I’m not wearing them! Additionally, their physical form is so comfortable that they really feel like an extension of me. The LCD-5s are truly transcendent.”

Hannes Bieger
Music Producer

“Between the LCD-4 and LCD-5, Audeze have a flagship product that has proven a gamechanger in my creative work as an engineer and producer. I view both headphones as two sides of the same coin, and, most importantly, it’s a pure joy to listen to music with them.“

Federico Chiesa
Music Producer

“As a music producer who doesn't have a treated room, I rely massively on my headphones. With them I feel even more comfortable mixing, knowing that my mixes will translate well in other systems. They are also smaller and lighter, making long sessions more sustainable. To me the LCD-5s are the best headphones you can buy.”

Chris Lightcap
Bassist and Composer

“Don’t get me wrong… I LOVE my LCD-Xs and they’re not going anywhere. But the LCD-5s add another level of presence, especially in the upper mids and top end. The soundstage is so vivid that I often find myself looking around, as if what I’m hearing is in the room with me.”

Johann Scheerer
Music Producer and Engineer

“It took me a while until I realized how much I love the LCD-5. It‘s so different to my former favorite the MX-4. But now that I‘ve worked on a couple of recordings using the LCD-5 a lot I will take them anywhere! The weight, the natural spectrum – definitely my go-to headphones for any situation.”

Paul Wells
Drummer and Educator

“The LCD-5s prove that accuracy, musicality, and fun can all exist on the same plane. The size and weight of the older LCD models never bothered me, but the 5s are feather light and can easily be worn all day. You’ll want to listen all day, too!”

Miles Okazaki
Guitarist and Composer

“Well, I guess this is the last pair of headphones I'll ever need. It's like a Cinderella slipper for the fit, and a Bruce Lee punch for accuracy and power. The LCD-5s have jumped to the front of the line, and I plan to put them to work full time in 2022.”

Nate Wood
Musician and Mastering Engineer

"I feel as comfortable working on the LCD-5 as I do my studio monitors, and I don’t feel the need for any eq correction for mastering work. They just sound amazing and honest right out of the box. By FAR the best headphones I’ve heard."

Includes: LCD-5 Headphone | Premium Braided 2.5m Cable 4-Pin XLR Balanced cable | 4-Pin XLR to 1/4" adapter | Aluminum Travel Case | Certificate of Authenticity and Warranty Cards |See also -User Guides

Specifications

Style

Over-ear, open-back

Transducer type

Planar Magnetic

Magnetic structure

Fluxor™ magnet array

Phase management

Fazor™

Magnet type

Neodymium N50

Diaphragm type

Nano-Scale Parallel Uniforce™

Transducer size

90 mm

Maximum SPL

>130dB

Frequency response

5Hz - 50kHz

THD

<0.1% @ 100 dB SPL

Sensitivity

90 dB/1mW (at Drum Reference Point)

Impedance

14 ohms

Max power handling

5W RMS

Min recommended power

> 100mW

Recommended power level

>500mW

Blazingly low weight

420g

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