Excessive-end audio producer Audeze has simply introduced a brand new reference audio headphone, the Audeze LCD-5. As you may count on from Audeze’s celebrated LCD lineage, they’re over-ear, they’re open-back, they’re planar magnetic and, due to a flurry of latest design and tech options, they weigh simply 420g. That makes them one third lighter than the 2015-release LCD-4 mannequin and 23 per cent lighter than the LCD-3 – a product which gained a coveted five-star evaluate from this publication again in 2014.
The California-based headphone specialist says the LCD-5 units a brand new customary for accuracy, thanks partially to a brand new driver design with Audeze’s personal patent-pending Parallel Uniforce voice coils, plus a brand new Fluxor magnet meeting (sure, these are the true names).
Then, there’s the brand new acoustically designed, internally sloped leather-based earpads, the improved carbon fibre suspension headband, deep ‘tortoise shell’ acetate rings (no tortoises had been harmed), all-new absolutely redesigned magnesium housing, plus Audeze’s newest premium audio cable made with high-purity copper. Oh, and also you get an aluminium journey case too.
For those who’re capable of get to Orange County within the Golden State, Audeze might be demoing the brand new LCD-5 headphones at CanJam SoCal on September 25th-26th on the Irvine Marriott – and we’re extraordinarily jealous of you.
Audeze’s high-end LCD line of planar magnetic over-ear headphones – famend for its premium costs and, in our expertise, premium efficiency – had turn into extra accessible lately with the introduction of the LCD2 Classics (£600 / $800 / AU$1169) and a closed-back version (£700 / $900 / AU$1299).
The development continued with the 2019-release £399 / $399 / AU$629 LCD-1, which boasted planar magnetic know-how in a light-weight, foldable, inexpensive design. However the all-new LCD-5 marks a powerful return to high-end manufacture – Audeze’s newest set of cans is, ahem, a unique proposition totally.
Prepared for pricing then? The Audeze LCD-5 is now obtainable on Audeze’s web site and thru choose sellers, priced at $4500 / AU$6799 (roughly £3290, though official pricing for the UK has but to be introduced). Sure, they’re costly – though not as pricey as the gathering showcased in our 11 of the world’s most expensive headphones function. And in any case, Christmas is coming…
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