Setting a New Reference for Premium In-Ear Headphones: U.S.A.-Made Audeze LDCi4 Features Pinpoint-Accurate Soundstages, Superb Transient Response, Deep Bass, and Stunning Coherency
Heavily borrowing from the technology invested in its award-winning and flagship LCD-4 over-ear model, Audeze's LCDi4 change what's possible when it comes to both performance and portability in the in-ear headphones category. Boasting extremely wide, pinpoint-accurate soundstages, incredible transient responsiveness, and bass flat from 900Hz down to 5Hz, the Absolute Sound and Stereophile Product of the Year Award-winning LCDi4 offers realistic sound like no other model in its field. Its single-driver design – bolstered by a 30mm planar-magnetic driver, the largest in its class – accounts for a coherency not possible in most multi-driver ‘phones. Audeze's exclusive Fluxor magnets and Uniforce diaphragms result in benchmark distortion levels that are less than 0.1% even at high volumes. LCD4 film (only 0.5 microns thin), vibration-damping magnesium housing, a high-grade 1.2m braided cable comprised of silver-plated OCC copper with Kevlar threads, and a leather travel case further complement a reference pair of ‘phones that weigh just 12g per side. In-ear headphones will never be the same again. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.
“The LCDi4 delivers high-performance audiophile-grade sound you can take anywhere, and with its friendly 105dB sensitivity, can be driven (to reasonable levels) by anything from a lowly smartphone on up to a top-tier headphone amp.”
—The Absolute Sound
“With Roon or REVEAL, the highest of high-end portable audio – the Audeze LCDi4 – sound quality goes higher still. In doing so, Audeze showcase the clear and present potency of DSP over and above a bit-perfect-or-die approach and leave the door open for further software-coded improvements down the track – no new headphones required.”
—John Darko, Darko.Audio, KnockOut Award
Patented Fluxor Magnets and Uniforce Voice Coils
Utilizing the same ultra-thin diaphragm used in LCD4, as well as patented technologies like the Fluxor magnets and Uniforce voice coil technology, LCDi4 ushers in a new benchmark for realism in in-ear headphones. The distortion (THD) is less than 0.1% overall even at high volumes, an amazing achievement for in-ear headphone designs. Weighing 12 grams per side, the headphones come with a new magnesium top housing and a premium, braided cable made of silver-plated OCC copper with Kevlar threads for additional strength.
Engineered and Handcrafted in California
Each LCDi4 is handcrafted at a facility in California. The sophisticated driver design features an ultra-thin film that delivers exceptional frequency response and excellent transient behavior. The thin-film is made using a specialized vacuum deposition process that slowly builds a malleable metal layer. Each unit is then individually assembled and matched within +/- 1dB of each other.
Great Sound Comes in Small Packages
To bring the sound of the award-winning LCD Collection to in-ear headphones, Audeze worked closely with Designworks, a BMW Group Company. Every part of LCDi4 is designed to bring the world-renowned Audeze sound to a global market in a smaller, lighter package. Great care and attention goes into the production of every LCDi4, from utilizing the finest most comfortable materials that minimize reflections, to the precision hand-craftsmanship in California. The result is a headphone that looks, feels, and sounds like no other.