- "The Best Headphones in the World"
Rightly named, there is very little that the LCD-3 cannot do when it comes to sound performance. Having an open-back circumaural design, certainly these headphones weren't made for the outdoors as the leak sound enough to disturb the next person. That said, the pluses outrun the minuses and they possibly are the best headphones, yet.
Fazors are special acoustical elements positioned on either side of the magnetic structure. They enhance transparency by affecting the sound waves generated by large planar diaphragms. A few of the benefits include extended frequency response, improved high-frequency extension, and lowered distortion, with better imaging.
Large Ultra Thin-Film Diaphragms
Unlike a dynamic driver with a cone or dome attached to a round voice coil, Audeze's flat, thin-film diaphragm has a printed circuit across most of its surface. When the circuit is energized with an audio signal it interacts with magnets that move the diaphragm back and forth, creating sound.
Unique Magnetic Structure
The LCD-3 has an efficient push-pull magnetic structure that is specially designed and self-closing. This ensures an acoustically transparent music listening experience.
Prestigious LCD Collection
The award-winning LCD Collection, acknowledged by many as the best in the world, defined Audeze as the ultimate manufacturer of ultra-performance headphones. No competitor can match the powerful bass and flat response down to an astounding 20Hz. Each LCD is individually tested and measured and, upon product registration, users may request their frequency response chart.
Planar Magnetic Transducer
Rather than use standard headphone drivers that operate like miniature woofers or tweeters, the LCD-3s, like the LCD-2s, use a large, 6.17-square-inch thin-film planar magnetic driver to make sound.
Most Planar Magnetic speakers use Mylar (PET) diaphragm with aluminum traces. Audeze transducers use new materials that offer substantial improvements for both diaphragm and traces. Audeze's proprietary Lotus diaphragm is capable of handling maximum continuous operating temperatures of over 400° F. This gives the drivers a smooth, resonance-free frequency response, excellent internal damping, edge damping, very low distortion and extremely fast transient response. In addition, the Audeze transducers are very versatile and efficient, so they pair well with a wide variety of amplifiers.
Audeze’s hand-tooled manufacturing process combined with advanced materials and technology produces extremely accurate and incredible sounding headphones. The LCD Collection delivers the listener into a new world of music, full of rich detail, low end clarity and overall accuracy.
Ultimate Listening Experience
Employing unique design and advanced transducer technology, Audeze's headphones provide total comfort for hours on end. Combining legendary style with the world’s most advanced planar magnetic technology, delivering the ultimate listening experience.
Engineered to Sonic Perfection
Implementing unique designs and patented technologies, Audeze is widely recognized as the industry leader, offering planar magnetic headphones with unparalleled performance, visual appearance, and comfort in all price categories. They accomplish this by pushing the limits of technology, materials science and engineering, always striving for sonic perfection.
Best in Class Audio Accuracy
Audeze headphones’ best-in-class accuracy makes them an irreplaceable tool for those requiring the most transparent audio reproduction available. Besides being first discovered by audiophiles, now professional engineers and music producers are using these headphones as their new reference.
What's in the box:
- Audeze - LCD-3 Headphones
- 2.5m 1/4in to dual 4-pin mini-XLR cable
- 2.5m 4-pin XLR to dual 4-pin mini-XLR cable
- 3.5mm to 1/4in stereo adapter
- Ruggedized travel case
5Hz – 20kHz extended out to 50kHz
2.5m 1/4in to dual 4-pin mini-XLR cable
2.5m 4-pin XLR to dual 4-pin
3.5mm to 1/4in
<1% through entire
15W (for 200ms)
All LCD-3 and LCD-2 headphones purchased from Audeze directly or through any of their dealers will retroactively have a 3-year warranty from the date of purchase. Normal wear and tear of the product are not covered. All other natural materials and parts including accessories are covered under a 1-year warranty. This warranty covers all manufacturing defects in material or workmanship for a period of 3 years from the date of original purchase. Audeze will (1) replace or repair the product at no charge or (2) exchange the product with a product that is new.
For more details, check our Warranty
To claim warranty, please maintain a copy of your invoice and Contact Headphone Zone Care (authorised service center) at email@example.com or +91 750 664 6988.
"Rather than use standard headphone drivers that operate like miniature woofers or tweeters, the LCD-3s, like the LCD-2s, use a large, 6.17-square-inch thin-film planar magnetic driver to make sound. The Audeze circular flat diaphragm is sandwiched between rows of neodymium bar magnets. When audio signals pass through the diaphragm it moves in and out to produce sound, but thanks to its large size and superlow mass the planar magnetic drivers generate significantly lower distortion than conventional headphone designs."
"There's no getting around it -- there's one big downside to the LCD-3, and it's that the headphones are going to cost you, and cost you big. But it's a fantastic sounding piece of equipment; has beautiful fit and finish, is surprisingly comfortable given it's size, and -- if you're a headphone fanatic -- it's got that ineffable quality that marks the most desirable audiophile gear, a stew of technical achievement, design smarts, handcrafted quirkiness, and just plain voodoo that's going to make you want one despite your most reasonable inclinations."
"When the LCD3s first arrived, I plugged them in to make sure they survived the shipping. I ended up lying down right there on the floor and listening to music for over an hour. I can’t remember the last audio product that elicited that kind of reaction."
"I think the LCD-3, as a whole, is the best headphone I have heard. I have never owned any electrostats, but I have had several pairs for review, and have heard quite a few others, and I prefer the meatier sound of the LCD-3 to any of those. But again, that’s not a direct, detailed comparison. Someone else will have to offer that. However, the LCD-3 is a big improvement over the LCD-2, and handily beats the Beyer T1 (which is a headphone I like a lot)."
"The LCD-3s use an open-backed design. This means they leak sound into the room. A lot. So they’re not really ideal when you’re sitting in the same room as someone else, unless you don’t mind annoying them. These things apart, there’s little to complain about here. While the price may understandably be a big stumbling block for many, it’s worth considering that it would take tens of thousands of pounds to buy a pair of speakers that can even approach the LCD-3s’ level of sound quality."
"Words fail to describe the level of accuracy the LCD-3 are capable of, or the absolutely jaw-dropping level of detail with which they extract every nuance contained within music."