- A Tradition of Excellence
- Engaging musical experience
- Engineered and Handcrafted in the USA
- Included professional travel case
- Planar Magnetic
- Over-ear, open-back
What is it?
The LCD-2 is Audeze’s original “game-changing” headphone and the one that propelled them into a world of rave reviews. The LCD-2 is the most forgiving of the LCD Collection due to a magnetic structure that provides extremely low distortion. Fast and dynamic with terrific bass, the midrange – where music lives – is superb as are the golden highs. Audeze’s proprietary technology eliminates breakup modes found in other designs and improves clarity.
The ear cups of the LCD-2 are made from shedua wood. The sloped ear pads are dual purpose and are designed for aesthetics and functionality. These have soft lambskin leather and the ear pads have been handcrafted to look great and offer the right amount of firmness for a comfortable fit that provides the proper amount of isolation and seal. Additionally, the sloped design provides a more stable fit while positioning the driver more directly towards your ear to ensure correct imaging and sound signature. These headphones benefit greatly from a dedicated headphone amp, we recommend the Audeze Deckard, Chord Hugo or Mojo combined DAC & Amps, or the Nuforce HA200 & SPL Phonitor Mini Analogue amplifiers for the LCD-2’s
How does it work?
A Tradition of Excellence: The lineage of the LCD Origins series can be traced back to the original LCD-2. Much has changed over the years, but these headphones still retain the iconic warmth and vibrant presentation that have captivated listeners for more than a decade.
Connect to the Music: The most forgiving of our LCD headphones, the LCD Origins series offers an engaging musical experience that features powerful bass and a rich midrange. Connect to the music as though you’re in the room with the musicians.
Engineered and Handcrafted in the USA: Audeze headphones are engineered and handcrafted in the USA to our exacting quality standards. Our beautiful wood rings are precisely matched by grain and color for a sophisticated look to match our premium audio quality.
Audeze had one goal in mind when designing the LCD range of headphones “To recreate sound precisely as the artist intended”. The LCD range produce incredibly accurate and detailed sound, which has won Audeze many awards in the Hi-Fi world and gained many professional studio users including Ken Andrews (Paramore, Nine Inch Nails), Rob Swire (Pendulum / Knife Party), Richie Hawtin, Andy C & Noisia, as well as many of the world’s leading mastering engineers.
Audeze Headphones utilise Planar Magnetic technology which overcome many of the limitations of cone-based drivers. Unlike conventional cones which are attached to a voice coil with a single magnet, Planar Magnetic drivers have two sets of magnets, with the diaphragm etched onto a wafer-thin film in between them with one set of magnets pushing as one set pulls. As the magnetic field is distributed across the entire diaphragm, it can move faster, reproducing the waves much more accurately and also reduces distortion. Other headphones and speakers often have square waves that look more like sawtooths, due to the cone not being able to move as fast as required. Planar magnetic drivers are also a lot more durable than dynamic drivers as only the diaphragm actually moves in the headphones, so the drivers wont degrade as they get older. Audeze made many changes to the basic planar magnetic design, with them being renowned for their extended low frequency response and exceptionally sharp transients.
The LCD-2 is thoroughly engineered for long-term comfort and beautiful sound. We closely match our planar transducers, and match our beautiful factory-made wood rings by grain and colour.
These include the new “Fazor” waveguides in each earphone assembly. The Fazor elements improve clarity, focus and the already spectacular holographic imaging. The two Fazor elements are placed just outside the two magnet structures that surround the diaphragm in each capsule. They guide and manage the flow of sound around the magnets.
What’s in the box?
- LCD-2 planar magnetic headphone
- 9m 1/4” to dual 4-pin mini-XLR cable
- Professional travel case
- User guide and warranty card