For headphones, however, these disadvantages remain. Here, the flat membrane transducer can fully exploit its strengths.
The fact that there are so few manufacturers of such types of receivers is due to the not inconsiderable know-how required for mass production of long-term stable and nevertheless sufficiently thin foil membranes.
The Californians benefit from their special experience in the field of state-of-the-art measuring technology and stress-free production and assembly of thinnest membrane materials. AUDEZE LCD Headphones are manufactured in-house in the US to have complete control over the quality of the manufacturing process at all times.
The handsets, designed as open or closed magnetostats, have a self-supporting neodymium stator housing and an extremely thin membrane whose surface is made of 80% of trace material. This is controlled in the push-pull principle, so that there is a completely symmetrical driving force.
The extraordinarily large membrane surface ensures that the sound covers even large parts of the auricle, thus ensuring a very natural spatial impression.
From the factory, the transducers are precisely measured and selected in pairs. This results in a maximum left-right deviation of only +/- 0,5 dB.
For example, Tyll Hertsens already said about the first Audeze LCD-2 headphones "the best headphones I've measured, and not by a small margin" and "my new favorite headphones, not for their measurements but for their sound." (Sourcehttp://www.theaudiobeat.com/canjam2010/canjam2010_hp_audeze.htm)
The listeners of AUDEZE are frugal in power consumption and at the same time with 133 dB extremely low. Such high levels are of course not recommended for continuous sound, but say a lot about the low distortion in short-term impulses, as they occur, for example, in a solo piano piece.
On the wearing comfort one paid special attention at AUDEZE. The headphones convince by a very good fit with medium contact pressure. The high-quality upholstered pads also help to ensure that even longer listening sessions do not lead to fatigue. The specially designed housings not only give the models their characteristic appearance, but also provide a particularly low-resonance work environment for the transducers.
The music playback via AUDEZE headphones is characterized by a very accurate drawing of even the finest details. However, there can be no question of an analytic sound here. On the contrary: AUDEZE headphones present even the most complex sound structures with a naturalness that is naturally natural, which never gets annoying even during prolonged listening. The batchless pressure and the blackness in the bass range form the credible foundation for this.
AUDEZE offers innovative solutions for accurate sound acquisition and reproduction. The reproduction systems, which are equipped with the latest innovations in material development, produce a crystal-clear sound and offer an incomparable acoustic performance. The team consists of a mix of different personalities, including entrepreneurs who have already successfully established various startups in the market, and including engineers who have years of experience with digital media in the pro and high-end audio sectors. All products are made in the United States of America. AUDEZE was founded 2009.