Rarely do you find the pleasures of sound quality and convenience in one headphone. The LCD-24 requires only 15Ω to drive, making them both an everyday headphone and a hi-fi reference headphone. They have a robust and refined sound quality, with vibrant midrange, powerful bass, and lofty treble extension.
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 (that’s 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.
Fluxor Magnetic Array
The Fluxor Magnetic Array is Audeze’s proprietary magnetic structure. It’s both lighter and more powerful than the traditional magnet array found in other planar magnetic headphones, resulting in an overall lighter build and increased control over the diaphragm. It’s capable of rendering frequencies from 10 - 50,000Hz with pinpoint accuracy.
Fully assembled in Audeze’s Orange County factory, the LCD-24 bears the fruit of hand-crafted attention in every stitch. The ear pads are thinner than other LCD models without feeling thin or uncomfortable. The leather headband is adjustable, accommodating many headsizes. Plus, the open back planar magnetic design dissipates heat better than closed-back designs, so your ears won’t get too toasty.
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
Transducer size: 106mm
Maximum power handling: 5W RMS
Maximum SPL: >130dB
Frequency response: 5 - 50,000Hz
THD: <0.1% @ 100dB
Sensitivity: 96 dB/1mW (at Drum Reference Point)
Minimum power requirement: >100mW
Recommended power level: >250mW
Weight: 1.19lbs (540g)
1.9m cable: 1/4" to dual 4-pin mini-XLR
User guide and warranty card