The LCD-4 represents 40 years of advancements in planar magnetic technology and our own research and development from 2009 onward when we debuted our first product. Our new flagship headphone features game-changing technology, like its first-of-the-kind nano-scale diaphragm with Double Fluxor™ Magnet Arrays that nearly double the driving power. Designed, engineered and handcrafted in our California factory The LCD-4 headphone is thoroughly engineered and meticulously hand-built using the finest, most luxurious materials combined with cutting-edge planar magnetic technology. It takes four weeks to finish the beautifully-finished 30-year-old Macassar Ebony wood rings, a dense finely-textured hardwood with a very smooth finish when polished. We closely match transducers, then match our rings by grain and color. We match earpads by leather texture and color. The new LCD steel & leather suspension headband provides comfort for hours of listening pleasure. The earpads are filled with carefully chosen acoustical foam. Pair the LCD-4 with our King Headphone Amplifier for a breathtaking experience.
Audeze’s origins go back to 2008 when founders Sankar Thiagasamudram and Alexander Rosson met engineer Pete Uka who developed specialized flexible circuit materials for NASA. They quickly realized the material might be perfect for headphones. That’s when Dragoslav Colich, who has 30+ years’ experience in designing planar drivers, joined the team as CTO to create the LCD-1 headphone.
Then we created the legendary, award-winning LCD-2 and LCD-3 headphones, and the higher-efficiency LCD-X and XC models. More recently, we made planar magnetic technology accessible to a wider audience with the EL-8, SINE and iSINE series headphones. Audeze turned to their strategic partner Designworks, a BMW Group Subsidiary, for the cutting-edge industrial design for the new headphones as well as the Deckard DAC/Amplifier.
Audeze feature proprietary planar magnetic designs with extremely thin-film driver materials and powerful custom magnets. Planars overcome many limitations inherent in typical cone drivers; our lightweight diaphragms are, for example, faster and more responsive than heavier moving-coil or dome drivers. Planar magnetic diaphragm also have a voice-coil circuit spread across the diaphragm surface. The diaphragm’s voice-coil circuit interacts with the magnetic field to produce an electromagnetic force that moves the diaphragm back and forth creating the sound you hear when energized by an audio signal.
Exclusive LCD-4 planar magnetic technology
Acoustically engineered for accuracy
The LCD-4 is far and away Audeze’s most advanced headphone featuring innovative planar magnetic technology that delivers startling dynamics and incredibly open and spacious sound.
Near weightless nano-scale diaphragm
The LCD-4 features our most advanced diaphragm design; our exclusive nano-scale film actually weighs less than the air it displaces! Benefits include faster response times for better imaging, and the flattest, deepest, most accurate bass response of any headphone available.
Audeze nearly doubles the magnetic driving force
Double Fluxor™ Magnet Arrays focus the magnetic flux to a previously unheard of 1.5 Tesla, nearly doubling the power driving the diaphragm for improved transient response and far greater resolution.
Near zero distortion
Patented Fluxor™ Magnet Arrays focus the magnetic flux nearly doubling the power driving the diaphragm for even lower distortion and greater accuracy.
Patented Fazor™ Elements guide internal headphone soundwaves to avoid resonance for a more accurate waveform.
Planar magnetic drivers for better dynamics and frequency response
Premium leather for style and durability
Flux density 1.5 Tesla
Large ultra-thin nano grade Uniforce diaphragms
Double Fluxor™ magnetic arrays
1/4in to dual 4-pin mini-XLR Premium LCD Headphone Cable
Professional travel case
To avoid damage to your headphones and/or hearing, ensure the volume on your player is turned down before connecting your headphones. After placing headphones on your head, gradually turn up the volume until you reach a comfortable listening level. Exposure to excessive sound levels can cause gradual hearing loss and damage your headphones.
Excessive power levels can damage your headphones. Be sure to stay within the rated power levels of 5W RMS / 15W PEAK to minimize the risk of damage, which is not covered under warranty.
Note: The tensioned set screws in the sides of the headband's adjustment blocks are pre-set and glued in our factory, and are not adjustable. Do not attempt to adjust these screws, as damage may result that is not covered by warranty.
Style Over-ear, open-back
Transducer type Planar magnetic
Magnetic structure Double Fluxor™ magnet array
Phase management FAZOR
Magnet type Neodymium N50
Diaphragm type Nano-scale Uniforce™
Transducer size 106 mm
Maximum power handling 15W
Maximum SPL >130dB
Frequency response 5Hz – 50kHz
THD <0.1% @ 100dB
Impedance 200 ohms
Sensitivity 97 dB/1mW (at Drum Reference Point)
Voltage sensitivity 95 dB/1V
Minimum power requirement >100mW
Recommended power level 1 - 4W
"The LCD-4 embodies the state-of-the-art in planar magnetic headphone design and by far and wide is one of the most thrilling headphones I’ve ever heard."
"It's just you and the music with amazing detail, awesome dynamic range, and the best midrange I've ever heard"
"If you’re looking for the one of only a very select pair of headphones at the apex of personal audio, look no further than the LCD-4."