Audeze planar headphones feature Neodymium magnets and sound great, we should know as we are an Audeze Authorized dealer. The LCD-2 and LCD-3 are fully balanced units, capable of outstanding performance when run with a balanced headphone amplifier and balanced cable. The stock cable can also be upgraded for better, fuller sound. While we are not affiliated with Audeze, we offer silver-Teflon upgraded standard and balanced cables for the Audeze LCD-2 and LCD-3 models. Our cables are made of stranded copper wire, with silver plating on each strand. They also feature Teflon insulation. We use Neutrik "Rean" 4 pin "tiny" XLRs which mate perfectly with the Audeze headphones.
Note- these cables are for the LCD series of headphones, if you have the EL-8, please see this page for the Audeze EL-8 pono player cable.
You may choose Standard or OCC silver-plated-copper wire with Teflon insulation. Standard wire is military/aerospace quality silver plated copper with Teflon insulation, 24 AWG twisted pair. The OCC wire is a specially processed silver plated copper, Teflon insulated wire of high purity, "5N" or better. This high purity wire sounds great, about 28 AWG per conductor. Both types of wire are very flexible, can be bunched, and are durable.
Our silver-plated Teflon wire is far thicker and more conductive than the wire that comes with most headphones. Move up to a silver-Teflon headphone cable for the best listening experience.
Our AZ series cables fit the Audeze models with mini (or "tiny" XLR) connectors, including the LCD-2 and LCD-3 and all other "LCD" series headphones.
Astell & Kern and Onkyo DP-X1
Our AZ-AK/ON cables fit the newer 2.5mm TRRS balanced outputs available on Astell & Kern players, as well as the Onkyo DP-X1, Cayin N5, and other players.
Balanced XLR Connection
The AZ--2B version of this cable is terminated with 4 pin balanced XLR connection.
Pono Player Balanced Connection
The P-AZ is a Pono Player termination which makes full use of the dual output balanced mode available on the Pono Player.
Sony 4.4mm "PENTA" Type Connection
The newer Sony portable players usea new 4.4mm "penta" type connection to output signals fully balaned into your headphones. Order the AZ4.4 Sony version if you have one of these players.
We offer a number of termination options selectable in the drop downs above. If you don't see what you want, just email us for a price estimate.