AUDEZE
LCD Series Headphones

From Hi-Fi to High Touch

Challenge
Create an unparalleled headphone design to match an uncompromising sound quality
Solution
Evolving the LCD design DNA with luxury-inspired materials, and improved ergonomics
Impact
A new LCD headphone that positions Audeze to be a leader in the industry for decades to come
Create an unparalleled headphone design to match an uncompromising sound quality
Evolving the LCD design DNA with luxury-inspired materials, and improved ergonomics
A new LCD headphone that positions Audeze to be a leader in the industry for decades to come

An Unmatched Audio Experience

For more than a decade, Audeze has been a world leader in headphone technology, producing a quality of sound that stands out to the most discerning audiophile, even among a growing list of competitors.

Audeze's state-of-the-art planar magnetic transducer technology, combined with their proprietary Nano-Scale Uniforce diaphragm and Double Fluxor™ magnet array, achieves an unprecedented level of audio detail and immersion that has to be heard to be believed.

The only thing missing from the unmatched sound quality was a design expression that would help evolve the brand’s pedigree. Audeze turned to Boombang to help them take on the challenge.

Industry
Electronics
Consumer Products
Expertise
Consumer Segmentation
Concept Development
Industrial Design
By the Numbers

$25B+

Global Earphone and Headphone Market Size in 2019

20%

CAGR Expectancy
Between 2020 and 2027

The Ask

Listen in Luxury

Specifically, Audeze was looking to update the design of their flagship LCD line of headphones to create a lighter, more comfortable fit and incorporate more luxury stylings, all while maintaining the level of sound quality and engineering acumen they were known for.

Adding to our challenge: Audeze also wanted to make their high-end planar magnetic technology accessible to a wider audience. To accomplish this, we developed a diffusion design strategy that allowed us to create a product for the Audiophile, Pro-sumer, and casual consumer market.

Strategy

Turning Hi-Tech Into Hi-Touch

First, we began by examining what made Audeze's technical and engineering approach so successful over the years and how to harmonize that with new materials and manufacturing techniques.

Then we upgraded the functionality of their existing LCD headphone by improving headband comfort, increasing chassis adjustability, and reducing the overall weight of the unit.

To update the material language, we took cues from luxury automobiles and fashion, integrating rich leather and exotic wood finishes and pairing those with lightweight but durable carbon fiber. 

Now parts pivot and move smoothly and ergonomically to fit the ear better, improve the sound, and enhance the listening experience.

Execution

Advanced Engineering Meets Hyper-Craft

By introducing a mix of modern materials, streamlining the engineering and design processes, and enhancing Audeze’s acoustical systems, Boombang innovated new ways of harnessing their powerful technology to appeal to a variety of different—and potentially new—users.

The new LCD headphones are a unique combination of engineering and luxury-inspired finishes that don't just maintain Audeze's status in the world of high-end audio equipment but position them to be a leader in the industry for decades to come.