Audeze launches new high-end LCD Collection headphones

From what we’ve seen so far of Audeze’s over-ear LCD Collection (the near-flagship LCD-3, which we tested at £1725), we are impressed. Audeze is planning to expand the range with two new models, one affordable pair, and one that isn’t so affordable…

Sitting underneath the £3050 LCD-4 flagship headphones, and featuring Audeze’s patented Fluxor magnets, the LCD-MX4 (£2290) are “significantly lighter” than any other LCD model, thanks to an all-new design including magnesium housing with a carbon fibre headband.

Audeze’s more affordable model is a refreshed take on its LCD2 headphones. The LCD2 Classics sit at the bottom of the LCD range, and feature the “slightly warm sound signature” of the original LCD2 driver. They come with a lightweight suspension headband, crystal-infused nylon rings and remodelled audio jacks.

Typically priced $800 (£610), they can be pre-ordered for $600 (£460), with shipping expected to start mid-December.

There is good news for anyone with the LCD-Xs on their Christmas list too. For a limited time, they will be available for $1200 (down from $1700), but without the travel case.

Audeze is also bringing out Collectable versions of the brand’s flagship LCD-4 cans, featuring “the finest woods, extraordinary colours and stunning finishes”.

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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10+ years in the hi-fi industry, she has reviewed all manner of audio gear, from budget amplifiers to high-end speakers, and particularly specialises in headphones and head-fi devices. In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.