Audeze LCD4-Z Headphones Unboxing | Moon Audio


LCD-4Z Reference Headphones

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Audeze LCD4-Z Headphones Unboxing | Moon Audio

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Introducing the easy-to-drive younger brother of the Audeze LCD-4. The Audeze LCD-4Z headphone uses a 15 ohm voice coil, making it much easier to drive than the original 200 ohm version. Magnesium rings with gold screens come standard, making it 25% lighter than the original model. The LCD-4 has now been reimagined.

Easier to Drive

We have taken the award-winning design of our top-of-the-line LCD-4 and engineered it with a special 15-ohm voice-coil making it significantly easier to drive than the original LCD-4. This model does not replace the original 200 ohm LCD-4 but offers a perfect solution for users seeking more headroom.

Bold New Look

The LCD-4z features a dark sleek aesthetic with gold accents. The magnesium rings of the LCD-4z are designed to be strong, lightweight, and non-resonant for a very clean output.

Audeze LCD-4Z Headphones

Audeze’s Proprietary Difference

Planar Magnetic Technology

Near weightless nano-scale diaphragm: The LCD-4z features our most advanced diaphragm design; our exclusive nano-scale film actually weighs less than the air it displaces! Benefits include a faster response for better transient/impulse response, imaging, and the flattest, deepest, most accurate bass response of any headphone available.

Audeze nearly doubles the magnetic force: Double Fluxor™ Magnet Arrays bring the magnetic flux to 1.5 Tesla, nearly doubling the power driving the diaphragm for improved transient response and far greater resolution.

Precise Imaging: Patented Fazor Element waveguide reduces diffraction of soundwaves resulting in improved treble response, transparency and imaging.

Near zero distortion: Combining our Fluxor™ magnet arrays, nano-scale diaphragm, Fazors, Uniforce voice coil, and other features, the LCD-4 and LCD-4z give you even lower distortion and greater accuracy - usually 1/10th the distortion of conventional headphones.

Designed, engineered, and handcrafted in a California factory

The LCD-4z headphone is thoroughly engineered and meticulously hand-built using the finest materials combined with cutting-edge planar magnetic technology. We closely match transducers to within +/- 1 dB.

The quality of the entire structure guarantees years of trouble-free listening. Our cutting-edge designs and circuit technologies have created a breathtakingly beautiful sounding headphone.

What’s in the box?

  • LCD4z planar magnetic headphones
  • 1.9m 1/4'' to dual 4-pin mini-XLR Premium LCD cable
  • Professional travel case
  • User guide and warranty card

Press and Reviews

Audeze Headphone Guide

Headphone Guide
by Moon Audio

Digital Trends Review
Digital Trends

by Parker Hall
May 2018

9 To 5 Toys Review
9 To 5 Toys

by Blair Altland
May 2018

Audio Xpress Review
Audio Xpress

by Staff
May 2018

Xataka Home Review
Xataka Home

by Paco Rodriquez
May 2018

AV Magazine Review
AV Magazine

Riccardo Riondino
May 2018

Trusted Reviews Review
Trusted Reviews

by Simon Osborne-Walker
May 2018

Hifi Pig Review
Hifi Pig

by Staff
May 2018

The Absolute Sound Review
Absolute Sound

by Jim Hannon
Feb. 2019

Inner Fidelity Review
Inner Fidelity

by Rafe Arnott
Mar. 2019

Inner Fidelity Headphone Picks
Inner Fidelity

by Rafe Arnott
Mar. 2019

Audiophile Style Review
Audiophile Style

by Sonis
Sep. 2019

Audiophile Style Subjective Review
Audiophile Style

by Computer Audiophile
Sep. 2019

Audiophile Style Objective Review
Audiophile Style

by Mitchco
Sep. 2019

"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.

With the introduction of its power-efficient LCD-4z headphones, Audeze has made that incredible sound portable. With 15-ohm impedance, the LCD-4z can be powered by even a cell phone, providing listeners with fantastic sound without the requirement of a high-output headphone amp.

The sound embodies the very best qualities available from the thin membranes of planar magnetic drivers, carving out every secret, each lonesome detail, and every rushing burst of form and color from your most complex music, stretched across a sprawling soundstage. Unlike many early iterations in the genre, the LCD-4z draw a full pulse of healthy bass, complemented by all the delicacies of the upper frequencies your best recordings can dish out. These are some of the most incredible headphones we’ve ever heard, and they are now even more real-world ready than ever."

Mark Cohen, Digital Trends

Technical Features

Over-ear, open-back
Transducer type
Planar magnetic
Premium Leather for style and durability
Magnetic structure
Proprietary magnet array
Phase management
Magnet type
Neodymium N50
Diaphragm type
Nano-scale Uniforce™
Transducer size
106 mm
Audeze Technology
Flux density 1.5 Tesla
Large ultra-thin nano grade Uniforce diaphragms
Double Fluxor™ magnetic arrays
Fazor elements


Maximum power handling
Maximum SPL
Frequency response
5Hz - 20kHz
<0.1% @ 100dB
15 ohms
98 dB/1mW (at Drum Reference Point)
Voltage sensitivity
107 dB/1V (at Drum Reference Point)
Minimum power requirement
Recommended power level
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.

Note: The tensioned set screws in the sides of the headband's adjustment blocks are pre-set and glued in our factory, and are not adjustable. Do not attempt to adjust these screws, as damage may result that is not covered by warranty.

Listen Responsibly

To avoid damage to your headphones and/or hearing, ensure the volume on your player is turned down before connecting your headphones. After placing headphones on your head, gradually turn up the volume until you reach a comfortable listening level. Exposure to excessive sound levels can cause gradual hearing loss and damage your headphones.

Excessive power levels can damage your headphones. Be sure to stay within the rated power levels of 5W RMS / 15W PEAK to minimize the risk of damage, which is not covered under warranty.