The LCD-3 has astonishingly dynamic enveloping sound with powerful bass, an attractive, inviting midrange and open extended highs!
When Audeze started designing the LCD-3 professional reference headphone, the goal was very clear: it must be the absolute best.
The LCD-3 has astonishingly dynamic enveloping sound with powerful bass, an attractive, inviting midrange and open extended highs. Audeze's research and development team took the popular LCD-2 headphones and created the Audeze LCD-3 with a thinner planar magnetic diaphragm controlled by an even more efficient magnetic structure.
The ear cups of the LCD-3 are made from precision-crafted hand-selected Zebrano wood with sloped ear pads of premium lambskin leather. The ear pads are designed with specially-crafted foam offering the best firmness and acoustical balance.
"They feel the way the interior of a Rolls-Royce looks - sumptuous." - AVGuide
"A joy for those seeking clarity, detail and an intimate relationship with the music." - Por Emilio, Old & New Sound
"The LCD-3's natural timbre, especially throughout the midrange, was a thing of beauty and one that is hard to go without once experienced." - Andrew Robinson, HomeTheaterReview.com
"Speaking of über-performance, the Audeze LCD-3 is quite possibly the best headphone ever ... Starting with the bass, the impact and detail is simply otherworldly ... Midrange performance is similarly stellar, with hints of bloom, but never unnatural, never exaggerated ... We were both simply floored by the LCD-3's physicality" - Jude Mansilla, Headfi.org
"They dont really look like other headphones, and in many ways, they dont sound like other headphones. No, they sound much, much better ... The word that comes to mind as I listen to the LCD-3s is 'realism.' ... There are some cases where spending more gets you more, and LCD-3s are an example of that." - Geoffrey Morrison, Forbes
"I have never heard a set of headphones that got even remotely close to the sound of live music the way this one does and ...if you want the very best, get the LCD-3s." - Steve Guttenberg, CNET
"From the butter-soft leather, to the gorgeous wood earcups, they exude luxury in a way most headphones dont ... The Audeze LCD-XCs are exquisitely well built and offer incredible performance ... Those two things define a good luxury item." - Mantrack: The Best Of Everything, Playboy Magazine
LCD-3 Ultra High-Performance Planar Magnetic Headphones (Zebrano)
8.2 Foot Length, 1/4" to dual 4-pin mini-XLR cable
8.2 Foot Length, 4-pin XLR to dual 4-pin mini-XLR cable
1/4" to 1/8" stereo adapter
Wood care kit
Lambskin headband and earpads
Ruggedized travel case
Style: Circumaural - open
Transducer type: Planar magnetic
Magnetic structure: Proprietary self-closing design, acoustically transparent
Magnet type: High-grade Neodymium
Diaphragm excursion: 2.5 mm peak to peak
Transducer active diaphragm area: 6.17 sq in
Sound pressure level (SPL): 130 db (maximum)
Ear pads: Specially designed acoustically shaped foam inserts with premium lambskin cover
Frequency response: 5 Hz - 20 KHz, usable high-frequency extension of 50 KHz
Total harmonic distortion (THD): Less than 1% throughout entire frequency range
Impedance: 45 Ohms, purely resistive
Efficiency: 91 dB/1 mW
Maximum power handling: 15 W (for 200 ms)
Optimal power requirement: 1-4 W
Weight: 1.2 lbs