Audeze LCD-5 Headphones
Audeze LCD-5 Headphones
Audeze LCD-5 Headphones
Audeze LCD-5 Headphones
Audeze LCD-5 Headphones

LCD-5 Headphones

Audeze’s latest flagship headphone. Transparency, resolution and speed at only 420g.

2 Years




For the past decade, Audeze’s LCD series has set the standard for planar magnetic headphone performance. Starting with the LCD-2 that ushered in a new era of planar technology in 2009, Audeze then introduced the LCD-3 in 2011 and LCD-4 in 2015. With the LCD-5, everything has been improved – drivers, earpads, frame design – to set a new standard for performance and comfort.

The LCD-5 sets a new standard for accuracy. Its drivers are engineered with Audeze’s award-winning Fluxor magnets and updated Fazor waveguides along with their new Patent-pending Parallel Uniforce™ voice coils, which employ varying width parallel traces to keep the impedance low and provide increased voltage headroom by altering the current density within each trace. The uniform force created by this optimization lowers distortion and provides better control over diaphragm movement, resulting in improved sonic resolution.

Audeze have optimised every aspect of the LCD-5’s acoustic chamber to achieve pinpoint imaging and an extremely clean and clear soundstage. The new sculpted earpads and acoustically transparent mesh are designed to minimise reflections and resonance, while the Parallel Uniforce™ voice coil allows increased space between magnets for improved frequency response and a more open soundstage. LCD-5 also features newly designed low-profile Fazor waveguides to further reduce diffractions and interactions with the ear.

Weighing in at only 420 grams, the LCD-5 offers hours of listening pleasure. Every part has been re-engineered, using materials such as magnesium, aluminium and acetate which offer light weight and high rigidity. When you put on a pair of LCD-5s, your head and ears are cradled in materials of the finest quality. Supple premium leather and carbon-fibre pull all the elements together into a package of the finest craftsmanship, which is hand-assembled in Audeze’s California workshop.

The new sculpted, internally sloped earpad architecture reduces unwanted resonances and interior reflections. The ergonomic design cradles your cranium, and helps naturally place the headphone in the optimal listening position. The pads have less contact surface area than standard designs to reduce fatigue while providing a superior seal for all shapes and sizes.

Over-ear, open-back

Transducer type
Planar Magnetic

Magnetic structure
Fluxor™ magnet array

Phase management

Magnet type
Neodymium N50

Diaphragm type
Nano-Scale Parallel Uniforce™

Transducer size
90 mm

Maximum SPL

Frequency response
5Hz – 50kHz

<0.1% @ 100 dB SPL

90 dB/1mW (at Drum Reference Point)

14 ohms

Max power handling

Min recommended power
> 100mW

Recommended power level

Blazingly low weight