Audeze LCD-1 Headphone Unboxing

Audeze LCD-1 Headphone for Mixing and Mastering

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The LCD-1 has been meticulously engineered for reference quality sound that will appeal to even the most discerning audiophile ear. Featuring Audeze’s renowned planar magnetic technology within an open-circumaural, foldable and light-weight design, the LCD-1 delivers premium audio in a comfortable and travel-friendly package perfect for mixing, mastering and audiophile listening.

Main Features

  • Enhanced transparency and sound stage - Open Circumaural Design
  • Incredibly wide dynamic range - 90mm Over-Ear Planar Drivers
  • Unparalleled sonic detail and accuracy - Ultra-thin Uniforce™ Diaphragms
  • Powerful sound and efficiency - Fluxor™ Magnets
  • Deep rich bass with low audible distortion - Fazor Wave Guides
  • Light-weight construction with robust memory foam earpads and headband for extended comfort during long listening sessions
  • Robust foldable design, perfect for mixing on the go
  • 3.5mm premium braided cable for tangle-free connection, with reversible headphone connectors for ease of setup
  • 1/4'' adapter included
  • Memory foam, genuine lambskin leather earpads
  • Designed and built in the USA with imported and US made parts
young woman wearing LCD-1 headphones at a mixing board

A Tradition In Music Creation

For decades, professional musicians and audio engineers all around the world have placed their trust in Audeze headphones. This legacy inspired us to create the LCD-1, a new benchmark in-studio and audiophile listening.

Designed for Home and Studio

The LCD-1 blends Audeze's coveted LCD sound quality together with improved comfort and portability. Our 90mm Planar Magnetic drivers deliver frequency extension from 10Hz all the way to 50kHz with flawless precision and clarity, ideal both for audiophile listening and professional applications. Weighing only 250 grams and featuring a plush memory foam headband and ear pads, the LCD-1 is engineered for fatigue-free listening sessions both at home and in the studio. The specially designed cable has reversible connectors, so the LCD-1 will always deliver the correct left and right channel information.

LCD-1 headphones on a keyboard
young woman wearing LCD-1 headphones on a couch

Engineered for Critical Listening

Our open-back over-ear design produces an expanded soundstage that pulls the ear deeper into the music. Inside, our patented Fluxor™ magnets and Uniforce™ voice coil work together to articulate fine-tuned, distortion-free audio with visceral power and impact. From its musically engaging presence to its clinical transparency, the LCD-1 has been meticulously engineered for critical listening.

Designed and Handcrafted in Southern California

Each LCD-1 driver is precision-crafted by hand in our Southern California facility. Using our patented engineering techniques and state of the art laser-etching technology, we put great care into each step of the manufacturing process to ensure our headphones meet the exacting audio and production quality standards that have made Audeze the world's best-reviewed headphone brand. The LCD-1 is fully assembled in our Orange County factory with parts made in the USA and other countries.

Audeze LCD-1 headphones being assembled

An Industry Standard for Mixing and Monitoring

From famous mastering studios to small home setups, Audeze is the most trusted name in headphone audio production

Larabee Studio mastering studio Larabee Studio USA
Metropolis Studio recording engineer at audio boardMetropolis Studio UK
Atlantic Records studio spaceAtlantic Records USA

Benchmark for Studio Sound

The LCD-1 is a critical tool for anyone who values pure, neutral, and accurate sound. Its soundstage and pinpoint stereo imaging reveal the full depth and detail of the music, empowering producers to fine-tune their mix with complete confidence. Its foldable light-weight design and easy drivability make the LCD-1 an accessible premium audio solution perfect for artists and listeners.

Audeze LCD-1 portable reference headphones

What’s in the box?

  • 2m 3.5mm to dual 3.5mm cable with reversible connectors
  • 3.5mm to 6.35mm adapter
  • Zippered travel case
  • Certificate of Authenticity


Inner Fidelity Product of the Year Award 2019
Headphone Guru 2019 Writers Award
Hifi News Outstanding Product Award
Hifi Trends 2020 Product of the Year Award
Headfonia 2020 Product of the Year Award
Headfonics 2020 Bang for the Buck Award

Press and Reviews

Audeze Headphone Guide

Headphone Guide
by Moon Audio

Audeze LCD-1 Review FStoppers

by Michael DeStefano
Apr. 2021

Audeze LCD-1 Review HiFi Next
HiFi Next

by Staff
Apr. 2021

Audeze LCD-1 Review Laptop Mag
Laptop Mag

by Alex Bracetti
Apr. 2021

Audeze LCD-1 Review Laptop Mag

by Grant Morgan
Mar. 2021

The Best Open-Back Headphones Under $500
Gear Patrol

by Tucker Bowe
Feb. 2021

What Hifi Review
What Hi-Fi?

by Staff
Jul. 2020

Gear Patrol Review
Gear Patrol

by Tucker Bowe
Jun. 2020

Hifi News Review
Hi-Fi News

by K. Howard
May 2020

Hifi News Review

by Marcus
May 2020

Audiophile Style Review
Audiophile Style

by Josh M.
Apr. 2020

Pro Audio Files Review
Pro Audio Files

by Philip Mantione
Mar. 2020

Audeze LCD-1 Headfonia Review

by Lieven
Feb. 2020

Headphone Guru Review

by Peter Pialis
Jan. 2020

Tech Radar Review

by Simon Lucas
Jan. 2020

Magnetic Magazine Review
Magnetic Magazine

by David Ireland
Jan. 2020

PC Games Review
PC Games

by Dave James
Dec. 2019

Soundstage Solo Review

by Brent Butterworth
Dec. 2019

Major HiFi Review
Major HiFi

by Gabby Bloch
Dec. 2019

Inner Fidelity Review
Inner Fidelity

by Grover Neville
Dec. 2019

Inner Fidelity News Release
Inner Fidelity

by Rafe Arnott
Oct. 2019

Part-time Audiophile Review
Part-Time Audiophile

by Eric Franklin Shook
Nov. 2020

Part Time Audiophile Best AMP 2021
Part Time Audiophile

by Editorial Staff
May. 2021


Technical Features

Over-ear, open-circumaural
Transducer type
Planar Magnetic
Magnetic structure
Single-sided Fluxor™ magnet array
Phase management
Magnet type
Neodymium N50
Diaphragm type
Ultra-thin Uniforce™
Transducer size
90 mm
Maximum power handling
Maximum SPL
Frequency response
10Hz - 50KHz
<0.1% @ 100dB
16 ohms
99 dB/1mW (at Drum Reference Point)
Ear Pads
Memory foam, genuine lambskin leather
.55lb (250g)

*Warranty is 1 year for parts, 3 years for drivers from date of purchase. Warranty is ONLY valid if product is purchased from an authorized dealer such as Moon Audio.


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