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Audeze LCD-4z

High-performance planar magnetic headphones with low impedance

Overview

Our take on the Audeze LCD-4z

It's a real treat to listen to Audeze's crown jewel, the LCD-4 planar-magnetic headphones. But you do need a robust amplifier — and a strong neck — to enjoy them at their best. The LCD-4z headphones are 15% lighter and much more efficient than the LCD-4 model. You can drive them more easily with a portable music player or smaller headphone amp, yet Audeze explains that they'll deliver the same world-class sound as the LCD-4.

Audeze's best — now easier to drive

It's a real treat to listen to Audeze's crown jewel, the LCD-4 planar-magnetic headphones. But you do need a robust amplifier — and a strong neck — to enjoy them at their best. The LCD-4z headphones are 15% lighter and much more efficient than the LCD-4 model. You can drive them more easily with a portable music player or smaller headphone amp, yet Audeze explains that they'll deliver the same world-class sound as the LCD-4.

The LCD-4z 'phones feature magnesium earcup rings and a smaller voice coil, but otherwise used the same state-of-the-art driver system. That includes the super-powerful magnet array and extra-thin, nanometer grade diaphragm. I have a sample pair on the way, so I'll find out for sure if they live up to the reputation of their bigger sibling — but I won't be surprised if they do, given Audeze's stellar track record.

Product Highlights:

  • lighter, easier-to-drive version of Audeze's flagship LCD-4 headphones
    • more efficient due to shorter voice coil
    • 15% lighter than the LCD-4
  • require less powerful amplification than typical planar magnetic headphones
Driver Details:
  • planar magnetic drivers offer low distortion, enhanced dynamics, and detailed sound
  • nanometer grade diaphragm (less than 0.0005mm thick) for wide dynamic range
  • double Fluxor™ magnet array for precise and accurate music reproduction
    • magnetic flux density of 1.5 Teslas
  • Fazor™ driver technology offers improved phase response, three-dimensional imaging, and extended frequency response
Build and Accessories:
  • Large, open-back design offers spacious sound
  • lightweight magnesium earcup rings with gold screens
  • extra-padded leather earpads
  • carbon fiber headband with split-band suspension system for easy fit and comfort
  • premium braided four-conductor cable with a 1/4" plug
    • 1/4"-to-1/8" adapter included
  • professional travel case with an ultra-durable, waterproof polypropylene shell and padded interior
General Info and Specs:
  • driver size: 106mm
  • frequency response: 5-20,000 Hz; usable high-frequency extension to 50,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 98 dB
  • impedance: 15 ohms
  • warranty: 3 years (planar drivers), 1 year (earpads, enclosure, headband, and cable)
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs

General
Earcup Type Open
Earcup Width x Height
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Mic For Taking Calls No
iPhone Control No
Lightning Connector No
Android Control No
Frequency Response 5-20K Hz
Sensitivity 98 dB
Impedance 15 Ohms
Weight NA ounces
Cord Length ---
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Volume Control No
Parts Warranty 1 yr, 3 yrs (drivers)
Labor Warranty 1 yr, 3 yrs (drivers)
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