Audeze LCD-2 Open Back Headphone
Every Odyssey Has a Beginning
Since the release of the LCD-2 in 2009, Audeze has gone from an unknown California headphone manufacturer to a leading manufacturer of planar magnetic headphones. Although itâs seen improvements over the years, the LCD-2 retains the iconic warmth and tonal balance that have made it a customer favorite since its original release. If youâre looking for a high-end headphone for at-home listening that exemplifies the Audeze experience and tradition, look no further than the LCD-2.
The LCD-2 have a tight, extended bass response, smooth midrange, and warm high frequencies. Although a headphone amp isnât strictly required to run them, you wonât experience their full dynamic range without one.
Fazor Phase Management
While planar magnetic headphones offer a lot of advantages over dynamic drivers, they also present their own problems. Diffraction of sound off the magnets can cause different frequencies to arrive at different times, resulting in changes of phase. And when sound waves created by multiple magnets collide, wave interference occurs (thatâs a bad thing).
Audeze has attempted to solve these problems with a proprietary technology called Fazor Phase Management. Fazors are triangular elements that cap each magnet. They act as guides for the sound, maneuvering waves from the drivers and preventing them from interfering with each other. The result is cleaner sound, greater resolution, and better imaging.
Fully assembled in Audezeâs Orange County factory, the LCD-2 bears the fruit of hand-crafted attention in every stitch. The ear cups are made of sustainable shedua wood--a material most often used in high-end acoustic guitars. The memory foam pads are deep and wide enough to accommodate nearly any ear size and shape.
The suspension headband, while not too tight, provides enough clamping force to keep the headphones snugly on your head. And because these are open-back headphones, they dissipate enough heat to keep your ears from getting too toasty.
Style: Over-ear, open-back
Transducer type: Planar Magnetic
Magnetic structure: Proprietary magnet array
Phase management: Fazor
Magnet type: Neodymium N50
Diaphragm type: Ultra-thin
Transducer size: 106mm
Maximum power handling: 5W RMS
Maximum SPL: >130dB
Frequency response: 10 - 50,000Hz
THD: <0.1% @ 100dB
Sensitivity: 101 dB/1mW (at Drum Reference Point)
Minimum power requirement: >100mW
Recommended power level: >250mW
Weight: 1.31lbs (595g) (Rosewood), 1.27lbs (580g) (Shedua/Bamboo)
LCD-2 planar magnetic headphone
1.9m 1/4'' to dual 4-pin mini-XLR cable
Professional travel case
User guide and warranty card