Audeze LCD-1
What Hi-Fi|January 2021
The LCD-1s are a detailed and spacious pair of open-backed headphones, but they lack energy

Headphones | ₹34,990

There are certain things we expect to hear when using a pair of open-backed headphones. And if an open, well-balanced and supremely detailed presentation is what you covet from a pair of home audio over-ears, then the Audeze LCD-1s could be the ones for you.

We don’t often see open-back headphones that are designed to be so easily portable, but that’s a nod to Audeze’s intention for the LCD-1s to be used in the studio as well as at home. The company’s decades of experience making products for professional musicians and audio engineers are clearly evident in terms of build as much as sound quality.

So their foldable earcups and lightweight design – they weigh only 250g – come with plenty of padding for extra comfort during long listening or producing sessions.

There’s memory foam in both the earcups and on the headband and, though not everybody’s ears will fit snugly, the LCD-1s are just tight enough to hold on without clamping the sides of your head too firmly.

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