Audeze LCD-5 Flagship Planar Magnetic Headphones

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For the past decade, the Audeze LCD series has set the standard for planar magnetic headphone performance. Starting with the LCD-2 that ushered in a new era of planar technology in 2009, Audeze then introduced their LCD-3 in 2011 and the LCD-4 in 2015. With the new-for-2021 LCD-5, everything has been improved – drivers, earpads, frame design - to set a new standard for performance and comfort.

LCD-5 sets a new standard for accuracy. Its drivers are engineered with award-winning Fluxor™ magnets and updated Fazor™ waveguides along with the new Patent-pending Parallel Uniforce™ voice coils, which employ varying width parallel traces to keep the impedance low and provide increased voltage headroom by altering the current density within each trace. The uniform force thus created lowers distortion and provides better control over diaphragm movement, resulting in improved sonic resolution.

Every aspect of the LCD-5 acoustic chamber has been optimised to achieve pinpoint imaging and an extremely clean and clear soundstage. The new sculpted earpads and acoustically transparent mesh are designed to minimize reflections and resonance, while the Parallel Uniforce™ voice coil allows increased space between magnets for improved frequency response and a more open soundstage. LCD-5 also features newly designed low-profile Fazor waveguides to further reduce diffractions and interactions with the ear.

Weighing in at only 420 grams, the LCD-5 offers hours of listening pleasure. Every part has been re-engineered, using materials such as magnesium, aluminium and acetate which offer light weight and high rigidity. When you put on a pair of LCD-5's, your head and ears are cradled in materials of the finest quality. Supple premium leather and carbon-fibre pull all the elements together into a package of the finest craftsmanship, which are hand-assembled in the Audeze California workshop.

All-new sculpted, internally sloped earpad architecture reduces unwanted resonances and interior reflections. The ergonomic design cradles your cranium, and helps naturally place the headphone in the optimal listening position. The pads have less contact surface area than standard designs to reduce fatigue while providing a superior seal for all shapes and sizes.

The LCD-5 cable is specially tuned with directional OCC high-purity copper strands that provide a low capacitance and low resistance path for the signal to travel from your amp to the drivers, maintaining unsurpassed clarity and precision.


  • New planar driver and magnet structure extends frequency response.
  • 1/3 less weight than the LCD-4!
  • New sculpted earpad design improves upper-midrange response.
  • Improved structural design incorporating magnesium, acetate and carbon fibre.
  • Elegant comfortable design.
  • Ultra high purity cable included.


  • Style: Over-Ear, Open-Back
  • Transducer Type: Planar Magnetic
  • Magnetic Structure: Fluxor™ Magnet Array
  • Phase Management: Fazor™
  • Magnet Type: Neodymium N50
  • Diaphragm Type: Nano-Scale Parallel Uniforce™
  • Transducer Size: 90 mm
  • Maximum SPL: >130 dB
  • Frequency Response: 5 Hz - 50 kHz
  • THD: <0.1% @ 100 dB SPL
  • Sensitivity: 90 dB / 1 mW (at Drum Reference Point)
  • Impedance: 14 ohms
  • Max Power Handling: 5 W RMS
  • Min Recommended Power: > 100 mW
  • Recommended Power Level: >500 mW
  • Blazingly Low Weight: 420 g


  • LCD-5 Headphones
  • Premium Braided Cable
  • Aluminium Travel Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Warranty Cards

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Transducer Type:
Planar Magnetic
Ear Cup:
Open Back
Black / Wood
Headphone Type:
  • Planar Magnetic
  • HiFi Headphones
  • Over Ear Headphones
Frequency Range:
5 - 50,000


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