Audeze LCD-2 Headphones
U.S.A.-Made Headphones Feature Fast Responsiveness, Exceptional Rhythm and Pacing, and Golden Tonal Balance: Super-Comfortable Audeze LCD-2 Plays Music With Incredible Detail, Smoothness
A planar magnetic design equipped with Fazor technology, the Audeze LCD-2 headphones are incredibly fast—with rhythm and pacing
no dynamic-driver headphone we've heard can
match. Tonal balance is warm and almost golden,
yet never rolled-off or syrupy.
Tune after tune, the music flows, your toes tap,
your head bobs, and the music sounds and
feels just like you always knew it should. Winner of The Absolute Sound's Editors' Choice Award, the U.S.A.-designed and -made LCD-2 is so incredibly addictive and the
leather padding so comfortable, you may
never take them off. And with Music Direct's Money-Back Guarantee, you're only real debate pertains to color. LCD-2 is available in gorgeous Rosewood or Shedua (please select from drop-down menu). Shedua is a non-endangered, very durable hardwood often used by guitar manufacturers for instruments' rears and sides. Its textured, subdued yellowish, reddish brown is marked with darker stripes, and can be polished to a beautiful glass-like shine.
"The sound: Full-bodied, very revealing, and yet almost shockingly
smooth. A true sonic 'chameleon,' the LCD-2 instantly and effortlessly
reveals even small differences between associated electronics..."
– Chris Martens, AVGuide
Traditional planar magnetic speakers are designed with conductive traces (voice coil) spread across the surface of a thin diaphragm. This diaphragm is in turn held in an even magnetic field by strong neodymium magnets. When current flows through the voice coil, the magnetic field causes the diaphragm to vibrate. Audeze's research in fundamental driver design improves the basic planar technology with several proprietary materials and process techniques that deliver remarkable improvements.
"...both looks and sounds gorgeous. The LCD-2 offers generally neutral tonal balance with a very slight hint of warmth, coupled with extremely high levels of resolution and detail."
– The Absolute Sound, Editors' Choice Award
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.
Not to be confused with the similarly named sci-fi stunner, the Audeze Fazor is a small waveguide attached to the magnetic structure of the headphones which focuses more of the driver’s energy towards the listener. The audible effect is a slight increase in perceived efficiency without compromising any other performance parameter.
- Custom-designed Shedua or Rosewood earcups
- Extremely comfortable premium lamb-skin leather earpads
- Self-closing, acoustically transparent magnetic structure with highest grade Neodymium magnets
- Large diaphragm area creates planar sound waves which enter ear canals the same way as in a real environment