LCD-2 Headphone
The LCD-2 is the legendary headphone that made Audeze an industry leader. Continuous evolution and the addition of Fazor technology have enhanced its transparency and overall performance. Known for their tight, extended bass response, smooth, inviting midrange, and warm high frequencies, the LCD-2 headphones offer a listening experience that makes believers out of even casual music listeners. For the best performance The LCD-2 requires an external headphone amplifier.


Style Open circumaural
Transducer type Planar magnetic
Magnetic structure Proprietary push-pull design
Magnet type Neodymium
Transducer active diaphragm area 39.8 cm2 (6.17 in2)
Maximum power handling 15W (for 200ms)
Sound pressure level >130dB with 15W
Frequency response 5Hz – 20kHz extended out to 50kHz
Total harmonic distortion <1% through entire frequency range
Impedance 70 ohms
Efficiency 101dB / 1mW
Optimal power requirement 1 – 4W



I next compared the LCD-2 with my Hifiman HE-5 headphones, and found the LCD-2 superior in every way. They’re both planar magnetic designs, but differ in design details, and the LCD-2 was richer in balance, more open, and lower in distortion. The LCD-2 is more expensive and a newer design. But I’m not counting Hifiman out just yet; it’s readying a higher-end model that will compete directly with the LCD-2, and I will review that set when it’s available early next year. Read More