WHAT: Reference-class, planar magnetic headphones
WHY: These truly speak volumes
When you think of planar magnetic headphones, one of the first companies that will inevitably come to mind is Audeze. The brand takes a lion’s share of credit for the recent popularity of these headphones, thanks to supreme sonics and iconic designs. The recently released LCD-4 ($3,995) is no exception, providing a reference studio headphone of exceptional quality. If you do not mind a heavier set of headphones, the leather-and-carbon-fiber construction and upgraded diaphragms will take you to sonic dimensions you never thought possible. The package includes a professional travel case and Audeze’s high-end removable cables.