Audeze LCD-1 Open System

Headphones

  • Open-back design
  • Circumaural
  • Foldable
  • Ear-cushions made of genuine lambskin
  • Magnetostatic transducers
  • 90 mm driver
  • Detachable, double-sided cable (just 1.9 m)
  • 3.5 mm Jack plug with gold-plated plug adapter to 6.35 mm
  • Sound pressure level: 99dB SPL / 1mW
  • Maximum level: 120dB SPL / 5W
  • Impedance: 16 ohms
  • THD <0.1% @ 100dB
  • Frequency response: 10 - 50.000Hz
  • Weight without cable: 252 g
  • Includes transport box

Further Information

Design Over-Ear
System Open
Impedance 16 Ohms
Frequency range 10 Hz – 50000 Hz
Adapter Yes
Replacable Cable Yes
Marrone/Argento Black

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I wouldn't recommend to amateurs
Kerveros, 05.10.2020
I bought them for mixing. Its very convenient to have a good reference headphone so I tried to enter the semi-pro market.

I'm not an experienced mixer nor I have experience with High End heaphones of +1K. I'm a songwriter/musician with years of recording experience. The one thing I have to say is that these headphones have to be treated with an EQ (as suggested by many in the reviews) in order to represent the frequencies much more accurately . But even then they lack in the low end. If I have to describe it I would say that the low end is soft with low definition whatsoever.

My conclusion is that if you are an amateur and want to learn how to mix, these headphones can be misleading. You will have to do a lot of guesswork in order to make mixes that translate well in the low end.
If you are a pro things are way easier just because experience can overcome most of the headphone's weaknesses.
This is an expensive headphone for an amateur-home mixing enthusiast that won't return it's value easily.

Build quality is way above average compared to cheaper headphones and they are comfortable as well. Midrange and and high frequencies are really good with lots of definition. The soundstage is not super wide which can be good a good thing.

last but not least, you will have to dial up the volume if you dont have a headphone amp. My UAD Arrow interface volume is just enough. I wouldn't say it needs an amp.
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5 stars because 4 would be too low.
kevnull, 17.06.2020
I bought these because I moved into a house with paper thin walls and floors, and I wanted to be able to mix and jam with electronic instruments without my hulking great next-door neighbour coming round to pull my head off my weedy little body. I also thought I might get a better-balanced sound than I do through monitors in my untreated room. TLDR: I did.

They sound pretty well balanced to my ears. Nothing is exaggerated, perhaps there's a little fall-off in the high mids but barely. More importantly nothing gets hyped, they sound honest. Bass is fast, tight and focused, which I like. Mixes I've prepared using these sound pretty much as I intended when I've listened back with other equipment, with no obvious bias introduced. I read in other reviews that very high frequencies go AWOL but that hasn't been my experience - one accident prepping a patch on an FM synth produced a ton of harsh overtones and I definitely felt that.

They are super comfortable, on my head anyway. I can wear them for hours and forget they're there. I don't have a problem with the plastic used for the construction because it keeps them light and practical.

If I had one complaint about the sound it's that they don't seem to give as wide of a stereo image as I'd expect, on the other hand the overall experience is of the sound almost being inside your head, it's very immediate and close, which I like.

For the price I'm genuinely impressed. I'm spending more time making music since I got these not just because it's more practical (of course I have other headphones I could use) but because everything sounds better.

Highly recommend.
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Underwhelming
DonF, 08.07.2020
I bought these for mobile work. They are one of the few folding headphones with a reputation for sound quality. Unfortunately they feel really cheaply made. The midrange and lows were articulate, but not exceptionally so, and the upper mids into the treble was a bit of a mess. They didn't feel like that much of an upgrade from many other cheaper better built sets. The ear cups are a touch shallow which leads to the tips of my ears touching and hurting after a while (maybe just me). The last thing is the cable. It's detachable and well made, but it has a braided jacket. That seems all premium and whatnot, but to me it just looks like something that will fray after a year or two of life on the road, where a rubber jacket would last tens of years. The included case is nice, but realistically the build of the whole thing seems like it will not endure location work, even with a safe ride to the location. I did use quality DAC and amp, fyi. It's unfortunate because these really seem to fill the niche of reference open back travel headphones. I'm sad to say that, while they are open backed, I don't really find them to be reference level or travel ready. Bummer.
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Audeze-Fan, 21.04.2020
Im Gegensatz zu den anderen Kopfhörern der LCD Serie von Audeze sehr leicht. Angenehm zu tragen mit leichtem Druck auf dem Scheitel. Der Klang ist sehr ausgewogen. Der Bass hat nicht die Durchsetzungskraft der LCD2Closed , LCD3 Hörer (im direkten Vergleich gehört). Höhen und Mitten sind sehr transparent. Der Bass kann über einen Equalizer etwas mehr betont werden. Klang ist für die Preisklasse gut. Die Mechanik ist weitgehend aus Kunststoff. Leider knarzt diese zum Beispiel beim Anspannen der Kiefermuskulatur oder beim Bewegen. Da hilft nur den Kopf ruhig halten und Muskulatur entspannen. Dies ist ein echtes Minus. Die Mechanik von LCD-2 und besser ist hier viel besser. Ich verwende den Hörer meist am Notebook (Kopfhörerausgang). Die Leistung am MacBook Pro ist dabei mehr als ausreichend (Software: Roon). Ein separater Kopfhörerverstärker (getestet mit Corda Jazz) bringt keine Verbesserung. Das Kabel ist robust. Die spezielle Verkabelung erlaubt es die Stecker an den Ohrmuscheln zu tauschen - trotzdem bleibt der Linke Kanal links, der rechte rechts. Eher eine Spielerei - Nachteil: Es gibt zur Zeit keine Kabel von anderen Anbietern, falls zum Beispiel ein kürzeres Kabel gewünscht ist.
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