Audeze LCD-i4 Headphones
Audeze LCDi4 Headphones with a magnesium frame and gold plated grill.
Taking the driver technology from Audeze's #1 rated LCD4 to make the absolute best sounding in-ear experience.
- Superior transient response
- Bass response flat from 900Hz down to 5Hz
- Wide and accurate soundstage
- Impedance ~35 ohms (use with a high-quality headphone amp recommended)
The world's most advanced in-ear headphones
The LCDi4 delivers bass response flat from 900Hz down to 5Hz, the widest, most accurate soundstage, and one-tenth the distortion.
Planar Magnetic Technology
The same ultra-thin diaphragm used in the LCD4s has been redesigned to fit the new LCDi4s with all the patented technologies: the Fluxor magnets, Uniforce voice coil technology.
The distortion (THD) is less than 0.1% - even at high volumes
New magnesium top housing and braided cable made of silver-placed OCC copper with Kevlar threads for additional strength.
Engineered and Handcrafted in California
Each unit is hand-crafted in the Audeze factory in California.
Delivers exceptional frequency response and excellent transient behavior.
The thin-film is slowly built using a specialized vacuum deposition process to create the malleable metal layer.
Each unit is individually assembled with care and matched within +/-dB of each other.
Great sound in Small Packages
Audeze worked closely with their strategic partner Designworks, a BMW Group Company to bring the sound of their award-winning LCD Collection. Every part of the LCDi4 is designed to bring their world-renowned sound to a global market in a smaller, lighter package.
Great care and attention goes into the production of every one of the LCDi4 headphones, from utilizing the finest most comfortable materials that minimze reflections, to the precision hand-craftsmanship in their California facility. The result is a headphone that looks, feels and most importantly sounds like no other. You will hear the passion, quality and care in every one of their headphones.
|LCD4 film technology - only 0.5 microns thin|
|Vibration dampening magnesium housing|
|Fluxor magnets and Uniforce voice coil design|
|30mm largest in class planar magnetic driver|
|Custom silver-plated OCC premium cable|
|Semi-open design for widest, most accurate soundstage|
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.
|Style:||In-ear, universal fit|
|Transducer type:||Planar magnetic, semi-open|
|Magnetic structure:||Fluxor™ magnetic array|
|Magnet type:||Neodymium N50|
|Diaphragm type:||Nano-scale Uniforce™|
|Maximum power handling:||3W|
|Frequency response:||5Hz - 50kHz|
|THD:||<0.2%, full spectrum @ 100dB|
|Impedance:||35 Ohms +/-10%|
|Cable:||1.2 OCC silver-plated premium braided cable|
|Cable connectors:||3.5mm stereo plug input, 2-pin plug outputs|
|Weight:||12g (per side)|
When Drew told me about his new Bronze Dragon audio cables I was excited. I've owned a number of in-ear monitors (IEMs) over the years finding some of them hard to wear, position, and sound shrill and brittle after hours of listening.
The Audeze LCD-I4 is full, warm, and wonderful. They provide several "ear wrap" arms - the ear-shaped thing sticking up from the Audeze IEM picture on this page. This simple addition gently placed Audeze's IEM in my ear. The simple ear-shaped arm wraps easily around the back of your ear and perfectly and lightly positions Audeze LCD-I4s.
Yesterday Drew let me listen with his new Bronze Dragon audio cables (see my review on the Bronze Dragon audio cable page). Today, I'm listening to Cat Stevens (at the moment) with Drew's Silver Dragons and, as I've experienced before, the quality of SILENCE with these cables is outstanding.
Wow, I'm listening to Catch Bull At Four and there was just a magical moment at the end of The Boy With A Moon and Star on his Head followed by a sweeping symphony transition into Angelsea.
The subtle strength of Audeze's LCD-I4 matched with Drew's Dragon cables is well defined by that lose nothing, hear everything, stop everything to listen transition on Catch Bull. The crisp, immediate, and clear as a ringing bell sound I've come to identify with Moon's Silver Dragon cables are fully present and accounted for in these alien looking IEMs.
I made a mistake I'll never make again. Several years ago I listened to a pair of Shure IEMs for a year before upgrading to Silver Dragon cables. Once Drew's Silver Dragons replaced the stock cables music I thought I knew came alive and I kicked myself for not asking Drew to upgrade immediately. I wish I could afford every magical aural mystery tours Drew let's me wander. Music is one of the luxuries I allow because life is short and joy hard to discover, find and listen to ...unless you live near Cary, North Carolina and have great friends like Drew and Nichole at Moon Audio. If music is one of the luxuries you allow, I HIGHLY recommend Audeze's intimate, full, and warm (with either Silver or Bronze Dragon cables) LCD-I4s.
I found they had a “burn-in” period where I was not so thrilled with them. Others claim they have none.
I use these in conjunction with my MojoPoly as a Roon Endpoint. I will say that using the Audeze preset DSP setting for these headphones make a HUGE improvement over them without EQ.
They are extremely transparent with a wonderful holographic soundstage. Not quite as an out of your head experience as Sennheiser HD800 or S but not too shabby. I owned Fostex 900 and LCD-X and can say these are much more desireable than either.
Bass is pretty amazing. I’m not a bass head but love the accuracy of a real bass guitar and these reproduce almost as well as my big system.
Extremely enjoyable without any fatigue.