1 PercentersCNET contributor and audiophile Steve Guttenberg raved about Audeze's $945 LCD-2 headphones, saying they produce extraordinary clarity, openness, and articulation, but without exaggerated detail or annoyingly overdone treble.
He's even more impressed with the LCD-3 headphones ($1,945).
"Audeze has advanced the state of the art of planar magnetic headphone design yet again with the LCD-3," he said in a blog post earlier this year. "I thought their recently revised LCD-2 was the best-sounding full-size headphone on the planet, but the LCD-3 is even better. It looks a lot like a LCD-2, but the new one uses a completely different driver. The supersoft lambskin leather pads felt great on my ears. The new headphone is 'faster' and sounds clearer and cleaner."