Audeze LCD-3 Fazor Revision Headphones
The LCD-3 by Audeze combines leading-edge planar technology with ongoing design input from Sound Engineers and Audiophiles.
Audeze’s manufacturing process, combined with advanced materials and technology, produce extremely accurate and incredible sounding headphones.
The Audeze LCD-3 provides the highest level of audio quality, unsurpassed bass extension, exceptional treble and the best mid-range you will find in headphones. Through the dedication of their research and development team, they were able to take the best practices of the flagship LCD2 product and make the Audeze LCD3 planar magnetic diaphragm even thinner and control it through an even more efficient magnetic structure.
The ear cups of the LCD-3 are made from precision crafted, hand-selected Zebrano wood with sloped ear pads made premium lambskin leather. The Premium lambskin ear pads have been designed with specially crafted foam to offer the right amount of firmness and acoustical balance. With its intense color variation that ranges from light to dark the Zebra Wood (Zebrano) Complements the LCD-3s and was chosen specifically for its appearance, nothing matches the warmth and sheer luxury of natural wood.
Audeze's flagship headphone has literally been called the greatest headphone in the world. The LCD-3 features the longest voice-coil and the strongest driving force on its diaphragm. At the pinnacle of the LCD Collection, the LCD-3 delivers a dynamic sound and a wide, enveloping soundstage so you're emotionally connected to artist and music. For best performance the LCD-3 should be driven by high-quality external headphone amplifier or integrated amp. Impedance is 110 ohms.
The LCD-3 delivers the highest resolution music experience of all Audeze headphones. The sound is always musical, spacious, ultra-realistic, with powerful bass, a rich and engaging midrange, and a top end that pulls you into the music. For the best results Audeze recommends pairing the LCD-3 with an external headphone amplifier.
When Audeze started designing the LCD-3 professional reference headphones, the goal was very clear, it must be the best. No compromise when it comes to the quality of sound.
The LCD-3 provides the highest level of audio quality, unsurpassed bass extension, exceptional treble and the best mid-range. Innovations Every Day. Audeze aspires to deliver extraordinary products through research.
The LCD-3 is packed with many innovative technologies and new approaches.
Audeze uses a proprietary thin-film diaphragm that is housed between a unique super-efficient push-pull magnetic structure.
The LCD-3 earcups are made of precision-crafted, hand-selected Zebra Wood (Zebrano). The sloped ear pads are made of premium lambskin leather, with specially molded foam to offer the right amount of firmness.
"I tried a Moon Silver Dragon on my LCD3s (formerly using Black Dragons, which I liked a lot also).
1. Major improvement in the bass, which is clearer with more detail and more transparent and well integrated with rest of the spectrum.
2. More detail in the mids without any harshness or abrasion.
3. Highs nice and extended but not piercing; also fuller highs.
A superb cable for the LCD3s, now making them a top phone for me."
- Rick, 11/14/12
"There’s a reason we called Audeze’s LCD-3 the 'voice of god' headphones in our 2013 review. The decadent handcrafted headphones were less a set of headphones than a stationary listening apparatus designed to reproduce otherworldly sound. But with their mammoth size, hefty weight, and greedy power requirements, they weren’t going far from your listening room."
- Mark Cohen, Digital Trends
The Silver Dragon V3 Headphone Cable or the Black Dragon V2 Premium Headphone Cable for Audeze are the best upgrades for the Audeze LCD-3 headphones. For best quality sound, Drew also recommends:
In The Box
- 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.
1.9m 1/4in to dual 4-pin mini-XLR cable
3.5mm to 1/4in stereo adapter
Proprietary push-pull design
|Transducer active diaphragm area||
39.8 cm2 (6.17 in2)
|Maximum power handling||
15W (for 200ms)
|Sound pressure level||
>130dB with 15W
5Hz – 20kHz extended out to 50kHz
|Total harmonic distortion||
<1% through entire frequency range
102dB / 1mW
|Optimal power requirement||
1 – 4W