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Audeze LCD-3 Planar Magnetic Audiophile Headphones (Zebrano Wood, Microsuede)

The Audeze LCD-3 is a time machine that puts you in the room with your favourite artists and musicians. It’s luxuriously spacious, with powerful bass, a rich and engaging midrange, and a top-end that draws you into the music. Its rich, vibrant sound has scale and authority derived from a deep, ambient soundstage with exciting detail and dynamics. The LCD-3 is said to be the best in the world and its natural timbre, especially through the midrange, has been described as a thing of beauty.

“In design, build, and performance, they’re the epitome of high-end.” – Forbes

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Absolute Sound Fidelity. Nothing Less.

The Audeze LCD-3 Planar Magnetic Headphones are designed for personal Hi-Fi listening and professional studio use when connected to an external headphone amplifier or integrated amplifier. Instead of utilizing traditional dynamic cone drivers, these headphones implement a Neodymium magnetic planar transducer design to deliver a frequency response of 5 Hz to 50 kHz with a THD (total harmonic distortion) of less than 1%, an impedance of 110 Ohm, an efficiency of 93 dB per 1 mW, and a total output SPL of over 130 dB when driven by 15 Watts.

Audeze LCD-2 Planar Magnetic Design

Exclusive LCD-3 planar magnetic technology

Acoustically engineered for beautiful sound

Audeze’s innovative planar magnetic technology delivers an astonishingly lifelike sound.

Diaphragms thinner than a human hair

Audeze uses space-age materials in a near weightless diaphragm that’s four times larger than typical headphones for fast response times, dramatically reduced distortion, higher resolution and improved imaging.

Near zero distortion

Double-sided magnet arrays deliver a uniform driving force across the entire diaphragm for near zero distortion.

Internal soundwaves

Patented Fazor™ Elements guide internal headphone soundwaves to avoid resonance producing a more accurate waveform.

What is a Planar Magnetic Driver?

Planar Magnetic technology differs from traditional dynamic cone driver designs by suspending a thin lightweight diaphragm within a parallel magnetic plane comprised of an array of magnets. The diaphragm is much lighter when compared to a traditional dynamic cone and has a printed circuit spread across a thin-film substrate on the surface of the diaphragm, as opposed to a cone attached to a voice coil. When the audio signal from the amplifier reaches the circuit, it magnetizes the diaphragm within the field and produces sound.

Planar Magnetic Technology Bring the Music to Life

The benefits of a magnetic planar design include faster transient response due to the lighter diaphragm, a wide frequency with low distortion, better heat dissipation, fewer moving parts for greater durability without the kind of sonic degradation that cones are susceptible to, and better amplifier compatibility because the circuit functions as an almost entirely restive load.

The planar magnetic driver and Fazor Technology give the Audeze LCD-3 its renowned extended bass response, smooth, inviting midrange, and warm high frequencies that creates a listening experience that makes believers out of even casual music listeners.

Designed, Engineered and Handcrafted in the USA

The LCD-3 is thoroughly engineered for long-term comfort and spacious, realistic sound. Audeze closely matches their planar transducers by sound signature and the beautiful factory-made wood rings by grain and colour. They use tropical West African Zebrano hardwood – known as Zebrawood – not listed in the CITES Appendices. The new LCD steel & microsuede suspension headband provides comfort for hours of listening pleasure. The comfortable microsuede earpads are filled with carefully selected acoustical foam for best fit and sound. Pair the LCD-3 with a quality headphone amplifier or integrated amp for best sound.

Audeze LCD-3 Planar Magnetic Audiophile Headphones (Zebrano Wood, Lambskin Leather)

Patented Fazor Technology

The headphones also implement the Audeze’s patent-pending Fazor technology to guide and manage the flow of sound for better clarity, phasing, 3-D imaging, and frequency response. The magnetic structure creates a uniform magnetic field across the diaphragm, without the need for additional ferromagnetic material traditionally found in other planar headphones to remove magnetic interference, reduce harmonic distortion, and lower overall weight.

Audeze LCD-3 Planar Magnetic Audiophile Headphones (Zebrano Wood, Lambskin Leather)

Industrial design by Audeze

You’ll be proud of how the LCD-3 sounds and it’s also imbued with sophisticated looks and beautiful hand-made rings. The quality of the entire structure guarantees years of trouble-free listening. Audeze’s cutting-edge designs and circuit technologies have created an astonishingly beautiful sounding headphone.

Beautifully Handcrafted with Attention to Detail

Acoustic Seal

Open Back

Detachable Cable

Yes

Driver Type

Planar Magnetic

Frequency Response

5 Hz – 50 kHz

Headphone Type

Circumaural (around ear)

Impedance

110 Ohm

Noise Attenuation

Not Disclosed By Manufacturer

Nominal SPL

130 dB

Weight

600 g