Audeze LCD-1 - dawn of the planar in a new era
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Audeze LCD-1 brings the planar technology into this new era.
Audeze has been mentioned in some headfi threads, include the Ortho thread and CanJam2009 impressions.

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As already many has reported, the sound quality is stunning. As a modern planar I have Fostex T50RP but the sound quality is completely in the different league. LCD-1 is far superior.
I think overall sound quality is well comparable to high-end cans. I also feel the sound is unique and haunting. That is very fast, much detailed and silky smooth. Bass is plenty and deep, no worry.
First I thought was this is something like Balanced Armature at this big. After some burnt-in, I feel this is something close to STAX as this shows very smooth response over the frequency spectrum. At the same time I think this is fairly musical.
Efficiency is low but no problem with today's good amps. The headphone audio world is much different from the time of YAMAHA HP-1.

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LCD-1 proves the planar technology is not obsoleted. Rather it shines with modern powerful headphone amps and get a benefit from latest materials, magnets.
I can't wait for their next move.
 
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Didn't see any review for this stunning cans. Any update on this?
 
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