LCD-3 Headphones


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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 newer steel and leather suspension headband.

Unsurpassed Sound

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 our research and development team we were able to take the best practices of our flagship LCD-2 product and make our Audeze LCD-3 planar magnetic diaphragm even thinner and control it through an even more efficient magnetic structure.

Design and Construction

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 intense color variation that ranges from light to dark, the Zebra Wood (Zebrano) complements the LCD-3 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, our highest resolution headphone, features the longest voice-coil and the strongest driving force on its diaphragm. At the pinnacle of our 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 our 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.

Press and Reviews

Audeze Headphone Guide

Headphone Guide
by Moon Audio

Know Techie Review
Know Techie

by Joe Rice-Jones
May 2021

Hi-Fi Plus Review

by Chris Martens
May 2013

Soundstage Xperience Review

by Staff
Mar. 2014

Inner Fidelity Review
Inner Fidelity

by Tyll Hertsens
May 2014

"I tried a Moon [Audio] Silver Dragon on my LCD3s (formerly using Black Dragons, which I liked a lot also). Findings:

  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

What’s in the box?

  • LCD-3 planar magnetic headphone
  • 4-pin XLR Cable
  • 4-pin XLR to 1/4" TRS adapter cable
  • 1/4" to 3.5mm adapter
  • Standard LCD Travel Case
  • User guide, warranty card and certificate of authenticity

Technical Features

Open circumaural
Transducer type
Planar magnetic
Magnetic structure
Proprietary push-pull design
Magnet type
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
110 ohms
102dB / 1mW
Optimal power requirement
1 – 4W

*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.