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.
Features the new steel and leather suspension headband.
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
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
Oppo Ha-1 and Schiit Amp the sound is out of this world.
the stock cables those come with LCD3 are of very poor quality. LCD3 is heavy, its ear cups doesn't have good ventilation, so, not a good headphone for long listening session.
but thats all the bad about LCD3, remaining are just praise.
LCD3 has unbelievable bass and mids, its so gorgeous that, my senn HD650 sounds dry next to it. Some people complain about the treble roll off and consider it as a dark sounding. IMO, it is not true. treble is precise but not so legendary as bass/mids. Most likely our sensation is stolen by bass/mids and we overlook the treble.
I was torn down between Senn HD800 and LCD3, I'm happy that, i went for LCD3.
Again, thanks Moon Audio for their great service.
The LCD-3 + Silver Dragon just blows the HD 800 away!
I always try to get my phones to the point where nothing in any frequency "stands out" unnaturally, and the Silver Dragons do this perfectly to the LCD3's.
The imaging is now more rounded and there is more of a sense of open space.
Vocals, instruments, percussion, you name it, are full of life, unclouded, but not painful in the least. Piano (something I always concentrate on) is gorgeous and resonant but not sloppy or full of overhang.
I spent several hours testing the new cables with a variety of music with the LCD3s , which formerly could be sometimes a little thumpy or opaque, and now all is well.
Over the last year, I kept thinking, well, the LCD3's are good, but maybe future LCD4's will improve things, but that idea has left my mind with the improvement from the Silver Dragon cable.
I tried some other well known cables and only the Silver Dragon could perform so well.