- LCD-4 Film Technology, 0.5 Microns Thin
- Vibration-Dampening Magnesium Housing
- Fluxor Magnets and Uniforce Voice Coil
- 30mm Planar Magnetic Driver
- Wide and accurate soundstage
- Bass response flat from 900Hz down to 5Hz
What is it?
The LCDi4 represents the pinnacle of both audio quality and technological innovation. This groundbreaking in-ear headphone features the same Nano-Scale Uniforce diaphragm found in our LCD-4 and 4z, paired with our powerful Fluxor magnet array to offer one of the most responsive, detailed, engaging, and immersive listening experiences in the world. The i4 will transform everything you thought you knew about in-ear headphones as you hear your favorite music as though for the first time.
The LCDi4 In-Ear Headphones with Premium Cable from Audeze offer a wide and accurate soundstage, smooth transient response, and a flat bass response from 900 Hz down to 5 Hz. The headphones are built using Audeze’s LCD-4 design, which they scaled down to create an end-game, in-ear, portable headphone for MP3 players, smartphones, iPads, and other small devices. Featuring a single driver, the LCDi4s deliver a natural sound with plenty of detail.
Every part of the LCDi4 is designed to bring the large Audeze sound to a smaller, lighter package. Great care and attention goes into the production of every one of the LCDi4 headphones, from utilizing quality, comfortable materials that minimize reflections, to the handcrafted precision of each unit. The result is a pair of headphones that look, feel, and most importantly, sound natural.
While these headphones are way more efficient than Audeze’s large over-ear LCD models, they still require more power than most in-ears. After all, you purchase headphones like these to reveal nuances and dynamics in your favorite songs — without effort or distortion.
How does it work?
So how do planar magnetic headphones usually work? A large yet thin diaphragm is suspended within a magnetic field. It is covered with a flexible circuit. When the circuit receives an audio signal, the diaphragm moves back and forth to create sound. It starts and stops rapidly for clean and accurate sound across a wide frequency range. The LCDi4 headphones utilize an ultra-thin diaphragm with Fluxor magnets and Uniforce voice coil technology. Their distortion (THD) is less than 0.1% overall, even at high volumes. These headphones feature a magnesium top housing and a premium, braided cable made of silver-plated OCC copper with Kevlar threads for additional strength.
A special, super-powerful Fluxor magnet array. Audeze laid out the magnets in an asymmetrical pattern, so that they attract to each other at an angle. This results in a magnetic field that is nearly double the power of a traditional one, so those thin LCDi4 drivers can move and perform extra-efficiently. The braided, silver-plated cable will indeed connect to the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack found on many smartphones. But you’ll get the best results using a separate headphone amp/DAC or portable high-res music player.
Every single LCDi4 driver is hand-assembled at their Southern California headquarters — and goes through a battery of tests along the way. It’s a laborious process that involves great attention to detail, and ends with a series of measurements inside a sound-proof chamber. Audeze won’t let a pair of LCDi4 headphones leave the building without a proper match between the left and right driver.
What’s in the box?
- Audeze LCDi4 In-Ear Headphones
- 2m OCC silver-plated, premium braided cable
- CIPHER Lightning cable and Bluetooth module
- Nylon travel case
- Selection of ear hooks and ear tips for a customized fit
- User guide and warranty
- Certificate of authenticity