Audeze LCD-5 reference headphones are lightweight with a new driver design

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Audeze LCD-5 reference headphones are lightweight with a new driver design

audeze lcd-5 reference studio headphones close up
Words by Sam McNiece

Three times lighter than the LCD-4's!

After pivoting briefly into gaming headsets, Audeze, the Californian based audio technology brand have just announced a new iteration of their high quality reference headphones. The LCD-5 is a complete redesign from their past models, adding a new driver design and sloped earpads in a light-weight magnesium frame.

What you need to know:

  • Audeze have released the LCD-5 reference audio headphones.
  • The new model features a brand new driver design and weighs three times less than the LCD-4’s.
  • LCD-5’s are retailing for US$4,500 and come with an aluminium travel case.

Read all the latest product news here.

Rebuilt from the ground up, the newest design from Audeze, the LCD-5 has been meticulously designed for audio reference monitoring. This new model utilises Parallel Uniforce diaphragms and Fluxor Magnets which provide incredible detail without an increase in impedance.

18 ohms of impedance means these reference headphones can be used on professional and consumer grade outputs (although you’d probably want a dedicated headphone amplifier) and boast 90dBs of sensitivity. Frequency response on the LCD-5 goes from 5Hz to 50kHz, with a maximum SPL of over 130dB, which is very impressive.

Offering transparency and high resolution, the LCD-5’s new optimisations lower distortion and allow for better control over diaphragm movement. You’d think with all this new tech, these would weigh a tonne (as some of their past models have) but at old 420 grams, these are 3 times lighter than their last model, the LCD-4.

As with all Audeze professional reference headphones, these are designed, assembled and handcrafted in California, USA to ensure the utmost quality.

The over ear, open back LCD-5’s are sure to sound incredible with all these new features and are retailing for US$4,500 (AU$6,799).

Check out this video below for an overview of the headphones and an interview with the CEO Sankar Thiagasamudram.

Head to Audeze for more information on these headphones and for local enquiries, get in touch with BusiSoft.