Audeze LCD-1 Review

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Quick Points

  • Fit: Over Ear
  • Enclosure: Open Back
  • Connectivity: Wired
  • Best For: iOS & Android
  • Noise Canceling: No
  • Microphone: No

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What Comes Inside The Box

  • Audeze LCD-1 Headphones
  • Audio Cable
  • Carrying Case
  • 3.5mm to 6.35mm Adapter
  • User Manual

Our Score

  • 8

Reasons Why You Should Buy Them

  • LCD-1 are one of the least expensive Audeze models, an excellent choice for someone who wants to try a pair of open-back planar magnetic over-ear headphones
  • Well-designed, modern-looking over-ears with great fit and finish. Sleek exterior, matte black plastic construction, and synthetic leather-coated ear cushions and headband that feels durable and high quality
  • The ear cups fold down to make Audeze LCD-1 Headphones more portable in their supplied hard carrying case
  • LCD-1 are neutral-sounding pair of headphones that offer a flat-response sound signature for audiophiles with a clean and clear bass, as well as a voice-friendly midrange for accurate audio
  • The lightweight design, memory foam ear cushions and comfortable construction of these headphones are perfect for extended listening sessions
  • Battery-free design provides unlimited playback, just plug in and listen
  • The low impedance of 16 ohms compared to other reference-grade headphones makes them compatible with portable audio sources such as phones and mp3 players
  • Due to wired connection, there is no latency when watching video or game content

Reasons Why You Should Avoid Them

  • Due to the open design, Audeze LCD-1 Headphones have very poor noise isolation and are not good for crowded environments
  • Even at a moderate volume, the sound leaks considerably, which can bother the people around you
  • No on-board or in-line microphone to make phone calls
  • No dedicated app to control music, volume or create a personal listening experience
  • There are no on-board controls, you need to take out your phone or music player to adjust the volume or skip tracks
  • Bass lacks a bit compared to other top-level models; Audeze LCD-1 open back headphones are not for those who like a bit of boom
  • The ear cups are a little smaller than the regular over-ear headphones and may not be very comfortable for people with large ears

Highlights

  • Open Circumaural design for enhanced transparency and sound stage
  • 90mm Over-Ear Planar drivers deliver wide dynamic range
  • Ultra-thin Uniforce Diaphragms for unparalleled sonic detail and accuracy
  • Powerful sound and efficiency with Fluxor Magnets
  • Fazor waveguides for deep rich bass with low audible distortion
  • Light-weight construction with memory foam ear cushions and faux-leather wrapped headband provides extended comfort during long listening sessions
  • Foldable design is perfect for mixing/listening on the go
  • 3.5mm premium cable with reversible headphone connectors for ease of setup
  • 1/4'' adapter and travel case included
  • Designed and built in the US with parts imported and manufactured in the US

The Specs That Matter

Dimensions

  • Headphone Fit : OverEar
  • Enclosure : Open Back
  • Size In/Cm : 12.28 in (31 cm)
  • Weight Gm/Oz : 250 g (8.8 oz)
  • Foldable Design : Yes

Connectivity

  • Connectivity : Wired
  • Connect Multiple Devices : No
  • On Device Controls : No
  • In Line Mic & Controls : No
  • Voice Assistant : No
  • Companion App : No

Audio

  • Noise Cancelation Type : No
  • Sound Isolation : No
  • Echo Reduction : No
  • Sound Mode : Stereo

Features

  • Water/Sweat Resistant : No
  • Waterproof : No
  • Heart Rate Monitor : No
  • Step Tracking : No

Battery

  • Battery Life : N/A
  • Auto Pause & Play : No
  • Auto Shut-Off : No

Technical Data

  • Driver Size : 90 mm
  • Driver Type : Planar
  • Magnet : Neodymium
  • Impedance (OHM) : 16 Ohm
  • Frequency Response : 10 Hz - 50000 Hz
  • Sensitivity (dB/mW) : 99 dB/mW
  • Total Harmonic Distortion @ 90 dB : Less than 0.1%
  • Total Harmonic Distortion @ 100 dB : Less than 0.1%
  • Supported Codecs : SBC

Wireless

  • Bluetooth Version : N/A
  • NFC : No

Noise Canceling

  • Noise Canceling Adjustment : N/A
  • Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing : No
  • Ambient Sound Mode : No

Audio Cable

  • Audio Cable Length : 2 m
  • Detachable Audio Cable : Yes

Microphone

  • Microphone Feature : No

Power

  • Battery : No
  • Charge Time : --
  • Case Charge Time : --
  • Charging Cable : --
  • Battery Indicator : --

iOS

  • Connection : Wired
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

Android

  • Connection : Wired
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

Windows

  • Connection : Wired
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

Xbox

  • Connection : Wired
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

Playstation

  • Connection : Wired
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

TV & Home Theater

  • Connection : Wired
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

User Manuals


Service & Support Info

  • Manufacturer's Warranty on Parts : 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Manufacturer's Warranty on Labour : 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Helpline : +1 (714) 581-8010
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