The Easy-to-Drive version of the LCD-4

Featuring a new look and greater efficiency, the design and sound of the LCD-4z is sure to thrill! Engineered with a new magnesium housing to produce a light-weight, visually appealing headphone, the LCD-4z maintains the sound signature of LCD-4.

Easier to Drive We have taken the award-winning design of our top-of-the-line LCD-4 and engineered it with a special 15 ohm voice-coil making it significantly easier to drive than the original LCD-4. This model does not replace the original 200 ohm LCD-4, but offers a perfect solution for users seeking more head room.

Bold new look The LCD-4z features a dark sleek aesthetic with gold accents. The magnesium rings of the LCD-4z are designed to be strong, lightweight, and non-resonant for a very clean output.


StyleOver-ear, open-back
Transducer typePlanar magnetic
Magnetic structureProprietary magnet array
Phase managementFAZOR
Magnet typeNeodymium N50
Diaphragm typeNano-scale Uniforce™
Transducer size106 mm
Maximum power handling5W RMS
Maximum SPL>130dB
Frequency response5Hz – 20kHz
THD<0.1% @ 100dB
Impedance15 ohms
Sensitivity98 dB/1mW (at Drum Reference Point)
Minimum power requirement>100mW
Recommended power level>250mW

Our Take

The Audeze LCD-4z packs that signature Audeze bass punch and intimate sound, on a lighter, more futuristic frame than the LCD-4, and at 15ohm and 98dB/mW can be driven by a much wider array of equipment.  We still recommend a high-quality headphone amplifier to get the most from your LCD-4z, with either the Gilmore Lite mk2 or Pico Power for portable use being great choices.