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Audeze LCD-4

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by matias, Sep 28, 2015.
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  1. Rhamnetin
    I think they can distinguish without doubling the price of their previous flagship, but then again that's more or less what everyone else does.  The HE1000 is over twice the cost of the HE-6, the SR-009 is over twice the cost of the SR-007.  Plus, the LCD-3 is twice the cost of the LCD-2.
  2. Claritas
    The price tag is the best thing about it! It segregates the crazy fans from the haters. It's win-win. :beerchug:
    goobicii likes this.
  3. palchiu Contributor
    I need to save another 8K for next flagship.
    Balmoral and Rhamnetin like this.
  4. MrBucket
    Really want to hear them to see what what they think could possibly be $2,300 better than my LCD-X (which are pretty amazing already).
    commtrd likes this.
  5. money4me247 Contributor
    definitely separate product. originally audeze said that the z would be slated underneath the lcd-3 in terms of price point. also the Z is supposed to have super high impedance.
    jodgey4 likes this.
  6. Music Alchemist
    Another possibility is that they simply altered their plans, in a similar way that HIFIMAN did when the HE1000 prototype was originally going to be electrostatic, but was subsequently changed to planar magnetic. (Though I heard rumors that HIFIMAN is still developing a new electrostatic headphone.)
    I contacted Audeze about this issue and will share info if and when I receive it.
  7. miceblue
    $4k seems quite affordable.
  8. Music Path

    True lol 4000$
  9. takato14
    Gonna take a shot in the dark and say they're the same. With such a thin diaphragm, if the traces aren't very wide, the impedance will naturally be enormous.
  10. eric65
    Indeed, let us not forget it on the list, especially for its price (competitive for the given performance; it wants to be at least the equal of the LCD3F see even better; not to mention that it's better (but more expensive ) than the HE-6) (see also the dedicated thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/732814/new-kennerton-odin-planar-magnetic-magister-vali-headphones-cables-amps-from-fischer-at-ifa/180#post_11952244)
  11. LFC_SL
    Jeez so much hysteria. Whilst headphone audio is going through a high price cycle, i will be surprised if this does not sell. The niche high end personal audio market is dominated by American and SE Asian forums, Audeze carry plenty of favour with the former. Look forward to demoing it myself :D
  12. pedalhead Contributor
    Not the first time the "hey guys, what do you think we could charge for these?" approach has been taken with a new high end headphone. Truth is, these top end models will these days be pitched at whatever level the market will bear, nothing to do with the 500 bucks it costs to build one, and the market is full of people happy to forego a few meals to pay the price when chasing the unicorn (myself included!)

    If it's really that good, then fair play to Audeze. Heck, I'm enjoying my HE1000s in spades. It's just a shame that this kind of high-end price inflation also drags up the price of mid range performing cans (mentioning no names).

    I'd really love to see Sennheiser break up the party with a new improved dynamic flagship at HD800 pricing or thereabouts. They have the best build quality in the industry and just need a carefully improved HD800 at the right price to bring balance to the force again (or something like that).

    Anyway, despite all my waffle, I'm really looking forward to hearing an LCD4, because despite the pricing issue, a new top headphone from a major player is exciting when you're a headphone geek :).
    Chikolad, smial1966, RCBinTN and 3 others like this.
  13. Music Alchemist
    Not to get even more derailed here, but in which ways are the Odin superior to the HE6? (Assuming the HE6 is modified and driven from a high-end speaker amp to get the best sound.)
  14. IceUul
    I guess i need to find another hobby, i just got money together for LCD-3 Fazors and now new flagship coming, i need to live really poor or start criminal career to keep up with this kind of equipment.
  15. eric65
    For starters, by its performance: Odin sensitivity of 104 dB / 1 mW (even better than the LCD4 !); and for all users (experimented) French who had the chance to compare the ODIN at the  HE-6 (dub for example : http://www.head-fi.org/t/732814/new-kennerton-odin-planar-magnetic-magister-vali-headphones-cables-amps-from-fischer-at-ifa/105#post_11811568,
    and (in french) http://www.homecinema-fr.com/forum/post178642417.html#p178642417 
    and (in french, also) http://www.homecinema-fr.com/forum/post178643417.html#p178643417 )
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