With a price-tag that will make even the richest of us blush a little and look down, these almost-$2000 headphones are allegedly „the best in the world”. We don’t know about that, but they sure look like they could be. Providing you with the highest resolution music experience Audeze offers, „the LCD-3 has the longest voice coil and the strongest diaphragm driving force yielding the fastest transient response of all the LCD Collection.” And that’s saying a lot. The flow of sound is managed by the patent-pending Fazor elements, improving the clarity and focus of your music. The headphones only work if driven by an external headphone amplifier or integrated amp. 

[adsense300gray]Some of the reviews for these beasts say that if you seek an intimate relationship with music, the detail provided by the LCD-3 is incredible and will make you think you know Beethoven in person and have him whispering sweet lullabies directly in your ear canal. Be it creepy or amazing, what’s certain is that these headphones not only look amazing, they also make the music feel amazing, leaving you slightly bothered by the fact that you have been denied the sweet experience of satin in your brain. Rambling aside, enjoy these pictures of the mighty Audeze LCD-3 headphones. They earned that hardwood box.

Here are some specs, if you’re interested to know more about what we call „an auditory investment.”

Features and Specifications

Style Open circumaural
Transducer type Planar magnetic
Magnetic structure Proprietary self-closing design
Magnet type High-grade Neodymium
Diaphragm area 39.8sq cm (6.17sq in)
Maximum power 15W (for 200 ms)
Optimal power 1-4W
SPL > 130dB with 15W
Frequency response 5Hz – 20kHz extension to 50kHz
THD < 1%
Impedance 110 ohms, purely resistive
Efficiency 93dB / 1mW
Weight 600g
Cable length 2.5m (8.2 ft)