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Audeze introduces closed-back version of LCD-2 headphones

Audeze has been expanding its LCD open-back headphone range (from which come the five-star LCD-3) of late, and now we have the latest addition. The LCD2 Closed-Back is, you won’t be surprised to hear, a closed-back version of the brand’s £600 LCD-2s.

This could be music to the ears of those after a new pair of high-end headphones for their hi-fi system - those who want to keep their music to themselves without leaking it to others in particular.

Like their siblings, the £700 LCD2 Closed-Back model features planar magnetic technology, a lightweight suspension headband, crystal-infused nylon rings and contoured memory-foam ear pads.

Audeze says the new variants offer the same listening experience as its LCD planar magnetic headphone, but "with increased isolation and greatly reduced ambient noise".

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Becky is Hi-Fi and Audio editor of What Hi-Fi?, and has been part of the team for almost eight years, with her current position preceded by roles as a staff writer and news editor. During that time she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching horror movies and hunting for gluten-free cake.